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Professor Lucy Carpenter elected a Fellow of the Royal Society

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 09:00
Professor Lucy Carpenter, of York’s Department of Chemistry, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
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Expert Reaction: Notre Dame Cathedral fire

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 12:20
Experts in archaeology, music, history, history of art, and medieval studies at the University of York give their reactions to the Notre Dame Cathedral fire in Paris.
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Book by York professor shortlisted for Wolfson History Prize

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 23:01
The story of Queen Victoria’s relationship with India by a University of York professor has been shortlisted for a prestigious prize celebrating the best new historical non-fiction books in the UK.
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Expert Reaction: Disney+ makes its mark

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 11:51
An expert in film and television production at the University of York comments on Disney’s latest project announcements for its new Disney+ streaming service.
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Researchers call for rethink of external NHS inspections amid questions of effectiveness

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 23:01
Researchers at the University of York have shown that costly external NHS hospital inspections are not associated with improvements in quality of care.
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Go behind the scenes of Poldark at York Festival of Ideas

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 08:51
The BAFTA award winning writer of the BBC’s hit drama, Poldark, will be in conversation with the historical consultant for the series at a York Festival of Ideas event this summer.
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Expert Reaction: Apple TV announce Oprah and Prince Harry TV project

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 13:24
An expert in film and television production at the University of York comments on the latest announcement from Apple TV that Oprah Winfrey and the Duke of Sussex will be working together on a series about mental health.
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New intervention doubles quit rate among smokers with severe mental illness

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 22:50
A dedicated intervention to help people with severe mental illness stop smoking can double quit rates at six months compared to standard care, research by the University of York has revealed.
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Expert Reaction: Parker Solar Probe orbit of the Sun

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 10:25
An expert in astrophysics at the University of York comments on the NASA mission to study the Sun using the Parker Solar Probe. The mission aims to make a close flyby of the Sun, attempting to go faster and closer than before.
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Scientists map out how to protect third of the world’s oceans by 2030

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 23:01
Scientists at the University of York have mapped out how to protect over a third of the world’s oceans by 2030, in order to safeguard wildlife and mitigate the impacts of climate change.
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More policy work needed to reduce use of smokeless tobacco, say researchers

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 15:25
Researchers at the University of York have shown that regulations on smokeless tobacco are still lacking, despite 181 countries agreeing to a common approach to controlling the demand and supply.
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World renowned film director joins York Festival of Ideas

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 23:01
British film director, Mike Leigh, will take part in a live discussion about his most recent film, Peterloo, as part of this year’s York Festival of Ideas.
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Home rehabilitation to help people with heart failure achieve better quality of life

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 14:01
A new rehabilitation programme which significantly improves the quality of life of patients with heart failure from the comfort of their own homes will be rolled out at four NHS centres across the UK.
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Lost in translation – how English and German textbooks differ over Europe

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 12:45
The way Europe is depicted in some English textbooks for secondary schools could be helping to fuel negative attitudes towards the continent, a study has suggested.
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Professor Charlie Jeffery CBE appointed York's next Vice-Chancellor

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 12:15
The University of York has appointed Professor Charlie Jeffery CBE as its next Vice-Chancellor and President. Professor Jeffery will take up his new role on 1 September 2019.
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Expert Reaction: Exhibitions mark 500 years since death of Leonardo Da Vinci

Sun, 03/31/2019 - 23:01
An expert in 15th and 16th Century Italian art at the University of York comments on the nationwide exhibitions of Leonardo Da Vinci’s drawings to mark the world-famous artist’s death, 500 years ago.
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Expert Reaction: Gabapentin and pregabalin become class C drugs

Sun, 03/31/2019 - 23:01
An expert in mental health and addiction at the University of York comments on the Government’s move to make gabapentin and pregabalin a class C drug.
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Feeding red squirrels peanuts may make natural diet a tough nut to crack

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 00:01
New research suggests a population of red squirrels on the Lancashire coast may have developed weaker bites after snacking on peanuts.
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Researchers explore John Ruskin’s ‘Storm Cloud’ in 200 year celebration

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 10:00
Art historians at the University of York have co-curated a major new exhibition and co-edited a book on how John Ruskin’s views on the natural world and environmental change were influenced by the celebrated artist JMW Turner.
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Drones could protect coffee plants from devastating fungal disease

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 06:00
A team of UK scientists, including researchers at the University of York, are researching how to apply drone technology to prevent the spread of a fungal disease which devastates coffee crops.
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