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December 2014

Kingston University Chancellor Bonnie Greer awards prize in new short story competition

Kingston University Chancellor Bonnie Greer awards prize in new short story competition

A teacher from Morden has taken the honours in the inaugural Bonnie Greer Stories to Read Aloud competition.

Kingston University research hits new high as results come in for the Research Excellence Framework 2014

Kingston University research hits new high as results come in for the Research Excellence Framework 2014

Kingston University has doubled the amount of research that is world-leading and of internationally excellent quality, according to the latest Government evaluation of higher education research.

Kingston University secures Heritage Lottery Fund support for major project marking 140 years of Kingston School of Art

Kingston University secures Heritage Lottery Fund support for major project marking 140 years of Kingston School of Art

Art and design experts from Kingston University have set to work on a project celebrating the heritage and culture of the art school that has been an integral part of the borough's education system for the past 140 years.

November 2014

From the web: Hard Evidence: are we facing another financial crisis?

From the web: Hard Evidence: are we facing another financial crisis?

Professor Steve Keen, head of the School of Economics, Politics and History and author of the bestselling 'Debunking Economics', analyses the likelihood of another global financial crisis for The Conversation.

Professor Andy Kent appointed as new leader for Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, a partnership between  Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Professor Andy Kent appointed as new leader for Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, a partnership between Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Professor Andy Kent, the new Dean of the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Kingston University and St George's, University of London, is an expert in perinatal mental health who has long-standing links with the two institutions.

From the web: From London to New York: cross-continental perspectives of Matisse cut-outs exhibition

From the web: From London to New York: cross-continental perspectives of Matisse cut-outs exhibition

Professor Fran Lloyd compares responses to the Matisse cut-outs exhibition, which has recently moved from the Tate Modern in London to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

Kingston University's Centre for the Historical Record helps reveal stories behind Red Cross volunteering during First World War in new digital archive

Kingston University's Centre for the Historical Record helps reveal stories behind Red Cross volunteering during First World War in new digital archive

Three hundred volunteers have been recruited by Kingston University's Centre for the Historical Record to upload nearly a quarter of a million records on to new online resource open to researchers and the general public.

October 2014

Kingston University design expert unveils new guide highlighting ways sensory rooms can improve dementia care

Kingston University design expert unveils new guide highlighting ways sensory rooms can improve dementia care

Academic experts from Kingston University and the University of Southampton have joined forces to produce a new guide packed with advice about the ways rooms designed to stimulate people's senses can be used to boost dementia care.

Professor Mark Fielder's reddit AMA - Questions on Ebola, antibiotic resistance and how to pursue a career in microbiology

Professor Mark Fielder's reddit AMA - Questions on Ebola, antibiotic resistance and how to pursue a career in microbiology

Medical microbiologist Mark Fielder took to reddit to answer questions on the spread of infectious diseases, antibiotic resistance and Ebola. The AMA session garnered a huge response from the reddit science community.

Applications open for AHRC doctoral studentships 2014/15

Applications open for AHRC doctoral studentships 2014/15

Full and part-time Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding available for postgraduate research degrees. Application deadline 7 February 2015.

From the web: UK Ebola cases 'probably' inevitable, expert warns

From the web: UK Ebola cases 'probably' inevitable, expert warns

Professor of medical microbiology, Mark Fielder, talks to ITV news about the spread and potential threat of Ebola.

From the web: Press irresponsibility and political bullying damage child protection

From the web: Press irresponsibility and political bullying damage child protection

Professor of social work, Ray Jones, writes for the Guardian on the press' treatment of Joyce Thacker, head of Rotherham's children's services.

September 2014

From the web: Couvade syndrome: why some men suffer morning sickness and develop signs of pregnancy

From the web: Couvade syndrome: why some men suffer morning sickness and develop signs of pregnancy

Dr Arthur Brennan from the joint faculty of health, social care and educations writes for The Independent on couvade syndrome, where fathers develop symptoms associated with pregnancy.

Kingston art historian publishes book to acccompany exhibition of wartime painter and printmaker Nevinson

Kingston art historian publishes book to acccompany exhibition of wartime painter and printmaker Nevinson

Kingston University Art historian Dr Jonathan Black explores the work of one of the 20th century's finest British printmakers in a new book and exhibition.

From the web: Apple launches smart watch, new iPhones and mobile payment system

From the web: Apple launches smart watch, new iPhones and mobile payment system

Tech expert associate professor Barry Avery writes for The Conversation on the launch of the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch.

New Kingston energy initiative launched at World Renewable Energy Congress

New Kingston energy initiative launched at World Renewable Energy Congress

Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey launches Kingston Energy at the World Renewable Energy Congress.

August 2014

Kingston University professor's comic superheroine makes jump from screen to magazine

Kingston University professor's comic superheroine makes jump from screen to magazine

A Kingston University academic, who also writes superhero comic books, says he is glad his collaborators are too busy to work with him as their feminist strip My So Called Secret Identity gets ready to make the move from computer screen to print.

July 2014

From the web: How emotion-sensing movie technology could save lives of elite rescue workers

From the web: How emotion-sensing movie technology could save lives of elite rescue workers

Dr Ian Greatbatch writes for The Conversation on how technological breakthroughs are changing search and rescue.

From the web: Will a female Thor bring comic relief or will she be hammered?

From the web: Will a female Thor bring comic relief or will she be hammered?

Professor of film and cultural studies Will Brooker talks to BBC news about Marvel Comics' Thor going from male to female.

Kingston University's new digital archive provides open access to historic collections

Kingston University's new digital archive provides open access to historic collections

Photos from the University's past are amongst the first to be shared with the public in the new online resource.

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