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Sue Crockford (1943-2019)

Sue Crockford (English and Fine Art) has passed away. Sue was an eminent gilm director and producer who documented the women’s liberation movement in Britain.

Early education setback for summer premature births

Children born as little as three weeks premature, who consequently fall into an earlier school year are at increased risk of experiencing setbacks in their education after their first year of school, according to new research from Leeds.

Dr David Waring (1944-2019)

Dr David Waring (PhD Colour Chemistry 1969) has passed away. He was 74

Scientists create the world's thinnest gold

Scientists at the University of Leeds have created a new form of gold which is just two atoms thick – the thinnest unsupported gold ever created.

Ear 'tickling' therapy could help ageing

Tickling the ear with a small electric current could rebalance the nervous system in over-55s and help them age more healthily, new research from Leeds suggests.

The words on the street: new public art

A new work of public art has been unveiled on campus. Converse Column, by British-American artist Liliane Lijn, has been installed outside the University’s new Nexus innovation centre on Discovery Way. The nine metre-high revolving “poem machine” features two separate poems turning in opposing directions.

Building up an appetite for a new kind of grub

Edible insects could be a key ingredient to avoiding a global food crisis, according to a new report from Leeds, but there are significant barriers to overcome before they are part of the mainstream.

Digital success

Carrie Rose (Digital Media 2015) has launched a new digital agency, Rise at Seven. Since graduating, Carrie has worked with international brands and delivered award-winning work in the digital marketing industry. Carrie was also shortlisted this year for Young Digital Marketer of the Year.

Comedy award for producer

Producer Ish Kalia (International Studies 1996) has won a BAFTA in the category of Best Comedy Entertainment show for "A League of Their Own".

Celebrating satellites’ contribution to polar science

Seven areas of fast-flowing ice on the Antarctic Peninsula have been formally named after Earth observation satellites, following a request by a University of Leeds scientist.

Alumnus to chair APSCo Yorkshire Business Forum

LUBS alumnus Jonathan Sanderson (2014), Managing Director at Corecom Consulting, has been selected to Chair the Association of Professional Staffing Companies’ (APSCo), Yorkshire Business Forum from 27 June.

New Executive Dean for Engineering & Physical Sciences

Professor Nora de Leeuw has been announced as the inaugural Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences.

Using the past to unravel the future for Arctic wetlands

A new study from Leeds has used partially fossilised plants and single-celled organisms to investigate the effects of climate change on the Canadian High Arctic wetlands and help predict their future.

Leeds Professor of Poetry is the UK’s next Poet Laureate

University of Leeds Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage has been appointed the UK’s new Poet Laureate. He succeeds Dame Carol Ann Duffy in the 351-year-old role, becoming the 21st Poet Laureate for a fixed term of ten years.

Oxygen linked with early animal evolution

New research from Leeds and UCL reveals clues to a crucial period of rapid evolution in complex animals that began roughly 540 million years ago. The research indicates that fluctuations in atmospheric oxygen levels corresponded with evolutionary surges and extinctions in animal biodiversity.

High levels of pharmaceuticals in the Humber estuary

Analysis of water samples from the UK’s Humber estuary by Leeds scientists has revealed high levels of pharmaceuticals, with ibuprofen found at some of the highest concentrations ever reported across the globe.

Leeds Digital Festival returns

Leeds Digital Festival runs from April 23 - May 3. Supported by the University, the 10 day event will see a packed programme of talks and workshops across the city

Fashion buying

Catriona Macleod (International Business 2014) is the accessories buying admin assistant at luxury retailer Browns. Here she explains her roundabout route into fashion buying and her experiences of the industry

Leeds in top 40 most international universities

Leeds has been recognised as one of the world's most international universities. The Times Higher Education ranking shows that Leeds has risen for a second consecutive year, and is now in the top 40 in the world.  

Obituary: Brian MacArthur (1961)

Brian MacArthur (English 1961) has passed away. He was 79. Brian was of the longest serving journalists in Fleet Street, and founder editor of former national newspaper Today and the Times Higher Education Supplement.

Obituary: Josefin Ekermann (2014)

Josefin Ekermann (Chinese 2014) sadly lost her life in the recent plane crash in Eithiopia. Josefin worked to human rights defenders and was on her way to Nairobi to meet East African partner organisations.

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