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BBKNewsItemUber’s Chief Scientist delivers 2018 Booth Memorial Lecture at Birkbeck
Professor Zoubin Ghahramani FRS discussed the theoretical foundations and future directions of machine learning and artificial intelligence.
BBKNewsItemWorld’s largest autism grant will transform research landscape
Birkbeck will receive €2.8 million, of a total grant of €115 million, to lead on research relating to infants in trials which will increase understanding of autism and help develop new therapies.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck Academic at Commons Committee
Professor Ted Melhuish of the Department of Psychological Sciences presented evidence to MPs on the Education Committee.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck to launch major entrepreneurship programme with support from Santander
A £100,000 award from Santander will fund two significant projects to promote, develop and understand entrepreneurship.
BBKNewsItemScience Week 2018
Running from 18-21 June, Birkbeck Science Week will explore the research taking place at the College.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck student awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours
Anne-Marie Canning, who studies Public Policy and Management at Birkbeck, was recognised in the Honours for services to higher education.
BBKNewsItem application/x-makerArt exhibition uses animation to illuminate the medieval book
The exhibition, entitled Capsule: Inside the Medieval Book, uses modern animation to understand medieval objects. It will run from 26 June - 28 July 2018 in the Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck School of Arts.
BBKNewsItemInternational strength recognised in world rankings for Birkbeck
The College’s research publications and international focus have seen Birkbeck ranked in the global top 30% chosen to be in the 2019 QS World University Rankings.
BBKNewsItem‘Left cradling bias’ linked to better social cognitive abilities in children
A study of 98 typically developing children showed that those who cradle dolls on the left side show higher social cognitive abilities than those who do not, indicating the importance of the left cradling bias in children’s social development.
BBKNewsItemThe first AIDS Histories And Cultures Festival will come to London in July 2018
Convened by the Raphael Samuel History Centre at Birkbeck and Queen Mary University of London, along with Ash Kotak, the festival will explore the histories and cultures of HIV/AIDS from the 1980s to the present day.
BBKNewsItemYale honour for Birkbeck academic
Influential film theorist Professor Laura Mulvey was awarded an honorary degree by the leading US university.
BBKNewsItem D source codeThree Minute heroes selected
Birkbeck doctoral students competed in annual contest with Keith Jarrett taking the overall £500 prize.
BBKNewsItemAcclaim for Embroidered Minds as medals are awarded
Birkbeck's Professor Marjorie Lorch had an important role in creating the RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden which has landed a Silver Gilt medal.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck rises to legal challenge
The College's Law School is through to the national final of mooting contest.
BBKNewsItem Octet StreamThe Ronald Tress Memorial Lecture: What are the Challenges of Big Data?
Professor Sir Adrian Smith FRS discussed the impact of digital transformation and data science on the world today.
BBKNewsItemHuman evolution, climate change and sampling bias
New research from Birkbeck questions the influence of climate change on human evolution.
BBKNewsItem Octet StreamBirkbeck Scores at Chelsea
Professor Marjorie Lorch has had an important role in creating a garden at this month's RHS Chelsea Flower Show and will discuss her work with thousands of visitors.
BBKNewsItem Pascal source codeBirkbeck's Square journals are shaping up
Final year Birkbeck BA Creative Writing students begin work on annual 44 Square and 45 Square publications to showcase new work.
BBKNewsItemResearch could spell new approach to preventing progression of Huntington’s disease
The findings suggest that the harmful aggregates associated with Huntington’s disease emerge from a form which could be reversible. This could have major implications for slowing or preventing disease progression in the future.
BBKNewsItem application/x-troff-meBirkbeck partners with the British Council on Venice Fellowships programme
The Fellowships will enable two Birkbeck students to spend a month in Venice conducting independent research.