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BBKNewsItemCould the planet recover from climate change?
Research from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences’ Dr Philip Pogge von Strandmann found the Earth’s ‘natural thermostat’ could enable recovery from climate change – but this would take hundreds of thousands of years.
BBKNewsItemSchool of Law student awarded prestigious comparative law prize
Daniele D’Alvia received the commendation for his paper on Special Purpose Acquisition Companies.
BBKNewsItemIntroducing Janeway – the new open source publishing software from Birkbeck
The Birkbeck Centre for Technology and Publishing has released a new scholarly communications platform, Janeway, as an open-source download.
BBKNewsItemUnderstanding the inner world of babies
Research from the Department of Psychological Sciences' Dr Lara Maister found that babies as young as five months are sensitive to their own heartbeats, which could herald better understanding of psychological conditions.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck achieves second highest score in London for overall satisfaction in National Student Survey
The Survey, and the College’s recent TEF Silver award, confirms that Birkbeck’s teaching is among the best in the country.
BBKNewsItem£2.34million Wellcome grant for cryo-electron microscopy
Equipment will enable scientists to learn more about the structures and mechanisms of molecules
BBKNewsItemBuilding Bridges to Birkbeck
Students from Tottenham celebrated the completion of the Higher Education Introductory Studies, at an event held at Tottenham Town Hall. Of the 13 students on the programme, none had a formal qualification prior to the course, but all had the desire and ambition to try something new and challenging in order to improve their life prospects.
BBKNewsItemDr Halden and Dr Gutierrez-Santos win BETA awards 2017
The Birkbeck Excellence in Teaching Awards aim not only to reflect the highest pedagogical standards in teaching, but also to encourage staff to experiment and explore new ways of engaging with students and enhancing their learning.
BBKNewsItemSix new bursaries available for carers, care leavers and people with disabilities
The bursaries, each worth £3000, will enable students from groups under-represented in higher education to enrol on a foundation year programme at Birkbeck.
BBKNewsItemProfessor Jennifer Hornsby elected to British Academy
Fellows of the British Academy represent the very best of humanities and social sciences research, in the UK and internationally. Hornsby has been a Professor at Birkbeck since 1995, and her research is primarily concerned with the philosophies of mind, action, language and feminist philosophy.
BBKNewsItem Troff documentPrejudice and Pride – new book brings LGBTQ histories to light
New National Trust guide book, co-authored by Professor Cook, explores places that have been shaped by the sexuality of their inhabitants, workers, owners and guests
BBKNewsItem D source codeBirkbeck sees increase in undergraduate applications – in contrast to national trend
Birkbeck undergraduate applications for 2017 have increased 19% compared to last year, while UCAS has reported a 4% decrease nationally
BBKNewsItem Octet StreamNew MA programmes to focus on digital media
The Department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies are launching three new MA programmes in the area of Digital Media, with the first intake of students joining this autumn.
BBKNewsItemCelebrating the generosity of donors and volunteers
Donors, volunteers, students and staff of Birkbeck gathered at ‘An Evening of Thanks’ to celebrate contributions to college life, made possible by the generosity of benefactors.
BBKNewsItemDirector of Fair Access praises Birkbeck’s widening access initiatives
Professor Les Ebdon met with students and staff from Birkbeck’s widening access team on a visit to the College.
BBKNewsItem Troff documentBirkbeck to investigate the peer review process in new research project
A $99,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will fund a project to analyse the role of peer review in the research cycle and develop new methods to improve published academic work.
BBKNewsItemAlec Rodger Memorial Lecture sheds light on work-life balance
Professor Ellen Ernst Kossek delivered the lecture, held in honour of Birkbeck’s first Professor of Organizational Psychology, discussing the positive impact of a healthy work-life balance for both employees and organizations.
BBKNewsItem text/texmacsBirkbeck Professor elected to Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Professor Renata Salecl from the School of Law received this honour at a ceremony in Ljubliana, in recognition of her scholarly achievements.
BBKNewsItemDoctoral students compete in Birkbeck’s first Three Minute Thesis competition
The winner and recipient of a £500 prize was John Siblon from the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, whose research focuses on war memory and representations of black colonial servicemen in the aftermath of the First World War.
BBKNewsItemThe Lord Marshall Memorial 2017: Authenticity in Business
Lord Browne discussed his life and work as one of the world’s most prominent businessmen, in conversation with Joanna Bourke, Professor of History at Birkbeck.