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Christmas Conference Next Week

Tuesday 18 December 2012, 0915-1700 - Management School Building

2012's Christmas Conference has talks from all Science and Technology departments, plus invited speakers. On top of this, there's the Graduate School Poster Competition. 60 research students and early career researchers chosen from all Science and Technology departments will present their work - make sure you come along and vote!

Conference highlights include:


Chemistry at Lancaster - A vision for the future

Chemistry at Lancaster - A vision for the future

Tuesday 18 December 2012, 1100-1200 - Management School Building

The renaissance of Chemistry at Lancaster presents exciting new opportunities to construct a department that has at its core the ability to lead and innovate as well as collaborate and generate impact in new fields of application.

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Science in public: finding a Higgs boson in the media spotlight

Science in public: finding a Higgs boson in the media spotlight

Tuesday 18 December 2012, 1330-1430 - Management School Building

Science, the media and the public have a complicated relationship, often fraught with misunderstanding. Particle physics is in an odd position since public interest is very high, but unlike many frequently-discussed scientific fields the results do not directly make money, cure diseases or affect the environment.

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For full details go to www.lancs.ac.uk/sci-tech/christmas_conference


Business Partnerships and Enterprise

Academic Video Profiles for BBC North's University Challenge

Ten Science and Technology academics have been filmed for BBC North's University Challenge, an initiative that aims to expand the pool of academics the BBC can call on for expert opinion, as well as generate ideas for new features and programmes.

Thank you to all those that took part, films are all available on Science and Technology's new YouTube account.

Meanwhile, LEC postdoc Hannah Newton has entered a competition to take part in a BBC Academy Female Experts Training Day. To enter the competition she had to produce a short video clip about herself and her work at Lancaster

Contact your department's Business Partnerships and Enterprise Representative if you are interested in showcasing your research and developing new partnerships.

ICT: Praise for Student and Graduate Impact on Businesses

Vice-Chancellor Professor Mark Smith has praised the impact that students and graduates in InfoLab21 are having on local and regional businesses. During a special celebration on November 20th to recognise the achievements of the InfoLab21 Graduate and Student Academies (IGA and ISA) and the summer placement scheme, he spoke about the importance of industrial experience to students entering the job market:

"I am delighted to see such valuable work coming out of these schemes. 94% of our graduates go in to work or further study within six months of graduating and they are highly regarded by employers around the world. These academies and the support of the businesses are giving our students invaluable experience which will help their career prospects. They are also an example of the close relationship that the University and its local business community have built."

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Science and Technology Business Partnerships Marketing Materials

A suite of marketing materials that promote Science and Technology Business Partnerships focussing on the five ways of working in partnership with business and enterprise across seven interdisciplinary themes are now available to download centrally in the information for staff section on the Business Partnerships and Enterprise Faculty pages.

The suite includes 13 banner stands, 8 posters, 20 flyers and 3 promotional folders. Hard copies are also available from Business Partnerships and Enterprise Marketing Manager Amanda Ross.

If you have a business partnerships promotional opportunity please get in touch. Banner stands can be loaned out and promotional packs provided.

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News

Recent stories from Science and Technology:


Science and Technology spin-out company Isis Forensics wins significant investment

Science and Technology spin-out company Isis Forensics wins significant investment

Science and Technology spin-out company Isis Forensics has secured significant investment from The North West Fund for Venture Capital and Lancashire County Council's Rosebud Fund. Isis Forensics was founded by CEO Dr James Walkerdine in 2007 and is based in InfoLab21.

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Best Paper Award for Lancaster Computer Scientists

Best Paper Award for Lancaster Computer Scientists

Two Lancaster Computer Scientists have won a best paper award at MUM2012, a leading international multimedia conference.

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700k Project to Boost Clinical Assessment Rates for Cognitive Decline

700k Project to Boost Clinical Assessment Rates for Cognitive Decline

Currently, only 50% of people with dementia ever receive a diagnosis that could lead to them receiving medical care and support. So urgent is this problem that novel ways to persuade people to present themselves for clinical assessment are being sought. Lancaster University is leading a project to see if computer interaction can offer new opportunities for self-referral.

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Hatching order influences birds' behaviour

Hatching order influences birds' behaviour

The hatching order of birds influences how they behave in adult life according to research from the Lancaster Environment Centre.

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