The next Faculty Forum will be held on Wednesday 21 May at 4:00pm in the Conference Centre. All Faculty staff are encouraged to attend. Items on the agenda will will include:
28 and 29 May 2014, Lancaster University Conference Centre
The launch of the first phase of the centre will take place over two days with key note speakers from the EPSRC and industry from 4-7.30pm Wednesday 28th May. This is followed by a conference on Thursday May 29th featuring a series of short talks from academia, industry and the public sector, alongside an exhibition of our research expertise.
Please email Becky Gordon to suggest a poster.
The British Council has launched a call for workshop grant proposals under the Researcher Links initiative to encourage international research collaboration between early career researchers within the UK and 18 partner countries. All subject areas are covered including the natural sciences.
The list of countries for 2014-2015 is: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam. More information
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has launched its 2015 call for research fellowship grants and international conferences on the theme of biological resources in agriculture. The closing date for applications is 10 September 2014. More information.
Coming up in the next two weeks:
Professor Helen Gleeson OBE, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester
Wednesday 07 May 2014, 1400-1500 - Cavendish Colloquium Room
Chemistry at Lancaster is delighted to announce our fourth seminar as part of our Chemistry Colloquium Series, to be given by Professor Helen Gleeson OBE, from the University of Manchester.
Fran Bagenal, Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado
Tuesday 13 May 2014, 1830-1930 - The Storey Institute, Lancaster
Dr Fran Bagenal, Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado and alumna of Lancaster University will share her experience as Co-investigator and Team Leader on NASA's New Horizons Mission to Pluto.
Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, FRS, President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester
Friday 16 May 2014, 1400-1500 - Lecture Theatre 3, Management School Building
Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, FRS, President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester, will deliver Lancaster's first Athena SWAN lecture as part of the University's commitment to promote and advance women's careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.
Recent stories from Science and Technology:
Lancaster University's Department of Physics has been awarded an Athena SWAN Silver award, recognising its commitment to encouraging women in science and technology careers.
An international team of researchers, led by Lancaster University in the UK and the State University of Campinas in Brazil, has embarked on a £3.6 million research project in Brazil to predict how tropical forests will look in the coming decades.
Members of Lancaster University's School of Computing and Communications will this week present 11 papers at ACM CHI, the biggest and most prestigious conference for the publication of work in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). This presence strengthens Lancaster's position as a world leader in HCI research. The work spans a wide range of topics and includes a Best Paper award for MixFab and an Honourable Mention for SensaBubble.
The Lancaster Environment Centre will host the British Water Conference "2006 USA Sustainable Drainage Systems Mission - Have we learned anything?" on Wednesday 21st May 2014, 9-5pm.
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