Archives: 2008

All posts listed below (newest first).

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Sponsorship effectiveness in motor sports

Sponsorship income is vital to most sports and motor sport in particular. Sponsors invest sponsorship finance in the expectation of a return which is frequently expressed as brand awareness achieved… »

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Special Issue on Performative Social Science

The online journal Forum: Qualitative Social Research (FQS) published a Special Issue on Performative Social Science highlighting experimental pieces that use different kinds of digital and written contributions which move… »

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BU Celebrates World Class Research

BU academics are celebrating after achieving their best ever results in the national Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). Bournemouth is placed 65th amongst UK universities according to the Research Research league… »

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BU’s largest grant to boost digital media

BU’s world renowned Media School will receive half of close to £6 million awarded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to establish a new Industrial Doctorate Centre… »

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Report exposes Asian wildlife trade

Professor Adrian Newton, from our School of Conservation Sciences, has helped to tackle Asia’s illegal wildlife trade, by contributing to a global report entitled ‘What’s Driving the Wildlife Trade?’. More… »

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Food safety fears in student fridges

With nearly 40,000 new students starting at university later this month, many moving away from home for the first time, BU food safety experts are warning freshers of the potential… »

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Hidden history of TV and Radio at BU

The Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) archive formerly stored at Ofcom, the communications regulator, has now become part of the growing and prominent archive collection within our Centre for Broadcasting History… »

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BU launches new research centre

The new international Centre for Wellbeing & Quality of Life, which will carry out vital research into improving health and wellbeing, has now been officially launched. The cross-University Centre, based… »

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BU hosts international research conference

Experts from across the globe will be speaking at an international research conference hosted by BU’s Centre for Qualitative Research, exploring innovative methods to help understand various aspects of people’s… »

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BU gears up for 2012

Planning is underway for the 2012 Olympic sailing events in Dorset with BU researchers playing their part in the build-up. As the region gets ready to host the sailing events… »

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Results from Stonehenge dig revealed

Professor Timothy Darvill, from BU, and Professor Geoffrey Wainwright, President of the Society of Antiquaries of London have revealed the results of their Stonehenge excavation – the first archaeological dig… »

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BU research to aid skin sufferers

Experts from our School of Health & Social care are conducting a study into how the 3% of the UK’s population living with the skin disorder psoriasis self-manage the condition… »

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BU finds lowest ever cancer death rate

A new research study has revealed that deaths caused by cancer in England and Wales are at their lowest ever, despite substantial rises in the incidence of malignancy cases. The… »

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Innovative partnership to tackle trauma

BU’s unique Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (CEMP) will link with one of the UK’s leading consultancies in well-being, CiC, to develop new e-learning packages. A Knowledge Transfer Partnership… »

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Shipworm points to global warming

Marine archaeology experts from the School of Conservation Sciences believe that Britain’s coast is under threat from a warm water shipworm. Paola Palma and Dave Parham have detected a highly… »

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It’s email, but at a snail’s pace…

BU Research Fellows Vicki Isley and Paul Smith are using live snails to send emails as part of a ‘slow art’ project aimed at encouraging people to explore notions of… »

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BU academic helps promote surgical safety

Senior BU Academic Jane Reid has joined a team of international health care experts to launch a new initiative to ensure safe surgery in hospitals throughout the world. The initiative… »

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Sony studio set for celebration

ITV news anchor man and former Bournemouth resident Mark Austin will officially open our ground-breaking High Definition Television Studio this Friday 25 April. Austin started his reporting career at the… »

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Economics expert joins BU

Professor Adam Blake, a world expert who has contributed to many high-level research studies, has joined BU as Professor of Economics. Professor Blake has addressed issues such as the economic… »

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BU experts complete Stonehenge excavation

BU’s historic excavation of Stonehenge is complete. Now it’s time for the University’s archaeological experts and partners to study the many items found beneath the ancient monument. They hope to… »

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