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Honorary degree for one of world’s most famous musicians

Lang Lang, the globally-renowned Chinese pianist, educator and philanthropist, has received an honorary degree from Leeds. The degree was conferred during the final event of the Leeds International Piano Competition, for which Lang Lang is the Global Ambassador, on Saturday 15 September at Leeds Town Hall.



Networks of underground faults may pre-determine earthquakes

The timing and size of three deadly earthquakes that struck Italy in 2016 may have been pre-determined, according to new research from Leeds that could improve earthquake forecasting.



Joining the Arctic research ship

A research ship carrying 600 international scientists, including researchers from the University of Leeds, is en route to the North Pole to study its climate system. The ship will be deliberately wedged into Arctic sea ice as it floats past the Pole.



University plays biggest role yet in Ilkley Literature Festival

The north of England’s longest running literature festival is back this autumn – with more events on campus or featuring staff from the University than ever before. The Ilkley Literature Festival has announced its stellar line-up for this year’s event, which runs from 28 September until 14 October and comprises 240 events across 15 venues.



Improving air quality could prevent thousands of deaths in India

New research led by scientists from the School of Earth and Environment shows how implementing stricter emissions standards in India could save hundreds of thousands of lives each year.



Leeds one of best in UK for student satisfaction

Your university is one of the top in the UK for student satisfaction and joint first in the Russell Group of universities, according to the results from the National Student Survey 2018.



Women more at risk of dying after a heart attack

Women are at a greater risk of dying after a heart attack than men because their condition is being misdiagnosed, according to Chris Gale, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Leeds.



Growing a dinosaur’s dinner

Leeds scientists have measured the nutritional value of herbivore dinosaurs’ diet by growing their food in atmospheric conditions similar to those found roughly 150 million years ago.



Japanese knotweed - not such a knotty problem?

Leeds ecologists can find no evidence that Japanese knotweed causes significant structural damage. Their research shows that the custom of automatically refusing mortgages on properties where Japanese knotweed is found is out of proportion to the risk posed by the species.



Dance can help young people's health

The impact of dance on the health, well-being and sense of empowerment of young people is the focus of a new report by scientists at the University and partners at Yorkshire Dance.



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