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  • People’s history exhibition opens summer 2015

    People’s history exhibition opens summer 2015

    A brand new exhibition takes a close look at the representation of Irishwomen through the lens of women’s magazines in 1960s Ireland, a decade of transformation.

    25 June 2015

  • University academics scoop two British Library research awards

    University academics scoop two British Library research awards

    Two academics from the University of Hertfordshire have won the prestigious British Library Labs 2015 competition.

    16 June 2015

  • Research awards for Hertfordshire couple

    Research awards for Hertfordshire couple

    A husband and wife from the University of Hertfordshire are among 14 university researchers to be awarded a place on a ‘summer studentship’ programme, a scheme which allows students to extend their studies by gaining practical laboratory experience.

    1 June 2015

  • New book on Kierkegaard, Narrative and Selfhood

    New book on Kierkegaard, Narrative and Selfhood

    A new book of essays arising from an EU-funded grant held by Professor John Lippitt and Dr Patrick Stokes has just been published.

    26 May 2015

  • Wittgenstein and Pragmatism

    Wittgenstein and Pragmatism

    Dr Daniele Moyal-Sharrock is an invited plenary speaker at a conference on Wittgenstein and Pragmatism at Helsinki University on 16-17 May 2016.

    19 May 2015

  • Lucy and Steve:  Shanghai-ed!

    Lucy and Steve: Shanghai-ed!

    Lucy Brown (MA Film and TV Programme Leader) and Steve Hunt (BA Animation Programme Leader) at the University of Hertfordshire were invited to the birthplace of Chinese Cinema, Shanghai, to lead a series of hands-on masterclasses in film and TV and animation at the Shanghai Institute of Visual Art (SIVA).

    18 May 2015

  • Winners Announced in the SSAHRI Research Grants Competition 2015/16

    Winners Announced in the SSAHRI Research Grants Competition 2015/16

    This year's competition attracted nine applications from across the Hertfordshire Business School, School of Creative Arts, School of Education, School of Humanities, and the School of Law, of which four have been awarded SSAHRI funding.

    18 May 2015

  • Women in management who wear provocative clothing are seen as less competent

    Women in management who wear provocative clothing are seen as less competent

    Females who wear provocative clothing at work are more likely to be seen as incompetent than those that dress more conservatively by other females, finds research from the University of Hertfordshire.

    21 April 2015

  • Robot football team gears up for the Championship season

    Robot football team gears up for the Championship season

    The Bold Hearts, the RoboCup humanoid robot team from the University of Hertfordshire, last year's runners up in the World Championships in Brazil and currently the top-ranked robot football team in the UK, will be competing at the German Open Robot Football Competition this month.

    21 April 2015

  • Aphrodisiac for fish and frogs discovered

    Aphrodisiac for fish and frogs discovered

    A supplement simply added to water has been shown to boost reproduction in nematodes (roundworms), molluscs, fish and frogs – and researchers believe it could work for humans too.

    16 April 2015

  • Successful application to the British Academy

    Successful application to the British Academy

    University of Hertfordshire law lecturer, Dr David Gibbs, has recently been successful in his application to the British Academy for funding as part of their Quantitative Skills Award.

    14 April 2015

  • University develops new cloud-based connected car system

    University develops new cloud-based connected car system

    The University of Hertfordshire has recently launched a new cloud-based connected car system which will use satellite positioning to track a car’s location and assess data collected for potential dangers.

    13 April 2015

  • Ketamine found to alleviate depression

    Ketamine found to alleviate depression

    Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire have found that Ketamine, which has a reputation as an illicit ‘recreational’ drug, has an extremely large depression reducing effect. Although Ketamine has been in medical use for 50 years as an anaesthetic, the past few years has seen it being trialled as a treatment for major and bipolar depression.

    9 April 2015

  • What are your children eating beyond the school gate?

    What are your children eating beyond the school gate?

    More than three quarters of young people buy food or drink beyond the school gate at least twice a week, according to a new report by a University of Hertfordshire research team, on behalf of Food Standards Agency in Scotland (FSA).

    2 April 2015

  • Draughts playing robots at the University of Hertfordshire

    Draughts playing robots at the University of Hertfordshire

    A pair of ‘Baxter’ robots have joined the School of Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire. The two robots are able to interact with people and have now ‘learnt’ to play a game of draughts. One robot is used for undergraduate teaching and the other for post-graduate research.

    25 March 2015

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