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21.11.2017
Opinion: Charles Manson: death of America's 1960s bogeyman
Opinion: Charles Manson: death of America’s 1960s bogeyman
Charles Manson, one of America's most notorious criminals and cult leaders, has died. In an article written for The Conversation , James Riley from Cambridge's Faculty of English discusses Manson and the nature of celebrity.† So, Charles Manson has died, aged 83 , of "natural causes".
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
20.11.2017
Young people have more varied sex lives than their parents
Young people have more varied sex lives than their parents
Young people today are taking part in a wider range of sexual practices with opposite-sex partners compared to 20 years ago, according to new analysis by UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Vaginal intercourse and oral sex remained the most common combination of sexual practices experienced in the past year by heterosexual couples, according to the study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
16.11.2017
Researchers to drive improvements in social care sector
Cardiff University has been chosen as the research partner in a £4.85m initiative to help improve the lives of children who are at risk of abuse or neglect.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Social Sciences
14.11.2017
Exploring the environmental impact of conflict
Exploring the environmental impact of conflict
A multi-disciplinary team of academics, led by the University of Bristol, is investigating the long-term environmental and social impact of conflict in dryland environments.
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
06.11.2017
Politeness, compassion and a sense of humour prompt NHS feedback
Politeness, compassion and a sense of humour prompt NHS feedback
The largest study ever conducted into feedback from NHS service users has found that people skills such as politeness, compassion and a sense of humour are cited most often in people's feedback about their experience with the NHS, even more so than standards of service. The research by Paul Baker and Gavin Brookes at Lancaster University was based on an analysis of more than 200,000 comments posted on the NHS Choices website.
Social Sciences - History/Archeology
31.10.2017
Pre-Inka elites and the social life of fragments
Pre-Inka elites and the social life of fragments
Objects unearthed in the Andes tell new stories of societies lacking hierarchical leadership in the time before the Inka Empire. Distinctive clay urns with painted motifs showing serpents, frogs and birds, as well as human facial features, were found to contain the skeletal remains of young infants. The town of†Borgatta†was built in the Argentinean Andes sometime in the tenth century.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
30.10.2017
The social enterprise greenhouse that helps businesses bloom
The social enterprise greenhouse that helps businesses bloom
When it comes to starting social enterprises, Paul Tracey and Neil Stott would love "to see a thousand flowers bloom".†But doing good for society isn't as straightforward as it sounds and even the best ideas can fail.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
30.10.2017
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
26.10.2017
Mental wellbeing of Generation X directly linked to childhood 
Mental wellbeing of Generation X directly linked to childhood 
Childhood disadvantage is strongly associated with poorer adult mental wellbeing for Generation X, according to a UCL study. This remained the case even if they were able to overcome their childhood circumstances to climb the social ladder by early middle age. In contrast, Baby Boomers' childhood background was not linked to their wellbeing in adulthood.
Social Sciences - Politics
26.10.2017
Deep divisions persisting on Brexit
New research published by the University's Wales Governance Centre reveals that deep divisions still exist between Remain and Leave voters in the June 2016 Brexit referendum, and that no consensus is emerging among Welsh people on the Brexit process.
Social Sciences - Earth Sciences
25.10.2017
Campaign and Cardiff launch tool-kit to link evidence and policymaking
The University and the Campaign for Social Science have worked together to develop a new online tool-kit designed to help new researchers improve their political impact.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
25.10.2017
University seeks time travellers to take part in experiments
University seeks time travellers to take part in experiments
Time travel to 2051 and explore the future of mobility with researchers at Lancaster University who are appealing for local people to help with 12 ‘experiments' ahead of an international conference.
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
23.10.2017
Opinion: UK research in troubled political times
Opinion: UK research in troubled political times
As Brexit negotiations appear to stall, Professor Dame Athene Donald considers the effect of the UK's withdrawal from EU research schemes.
Social Sciences - History/Archeology
19.10.2017
Exhibition highlights the untold story of Nazi victims in the Channel Islands
Exhibition highlights the untold story of Nazi victims in the Channel Islands
The untold stories of slave labourers, political prisoners and Jews who were persecuted during the German occupation of the Channel Islands during the Second World War will be revealed from today at a new exhibition co-curated by Cambridge's Dr Gilly Carr.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
19.10.2017
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
19.10.2017
Fathers with learning disabilities 'left out of support', study finds
Fathers with learning disabilities ’left out of support’, study finds
Fathers with learning disabilities are often let down by statutory services, which neglect to support them around parenting or focus only on mothers, a study has found. The research , undertaken by the University of Bristol's School for Policy Studies , drew on interviews with both fathers and adult social care practitioners.
History/Archeology - Social Sciences
18.10.2017
Trump presidency won't increase white supremacists but will embolden them to be more daring
Trump presidency won’t increase white supremacists but will embolden them to be more daring
Trump presidency won't increase white supremacists but will embolden them to be more daring Donald Trump's presidency will not lead to a huge increase in white supremacist numbers but will embolden t
History/Archeology - Social Sciences
18.10.2017
Living in a material world: why 'things' matter
Living in a material world: why ’things’ matter
Things structure our lives. They enrich us, embellish us and express our hopes and fears.
Social Sciences - Academic Rankings
12.10.2017
History/Archeology - Social Sciences
12.10.2017
Two million years of human stories
Two million years of human stories
Every object in the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology tells not just one but many stories. The Museum's collections chronicle two million years of human history, revealing the diversity of human life over millennia and the ongoing dynamism of world cultures in the present.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
06.10.2017
Domestic violence education inadequate across UK medical schools, finds new study
Domestic violence education inadequate across UK medical schools, finds new study
Teaching on domestic violence and abuse (DVA) should be mandatory in medical education according to a new University of Bristol study that highlights current levels as inadequate. DVA is a major violation of human rights that damages the health of women, men and their children. Thirty-five per cent of women worldwide have suffered abuse from their husband or partner.
Academic Rankings - Social Sciences
04.10.2017
Social Sciences - Careers/Employment
02.10.2017
Social capital: the new frontier in widening participation at universities
Social capital: the new frontier in widening participation at universities
In an article for the Guardian's Higher Education Network , former Principal Professor Simon Gaskell and Vice-Principal for Student Experience, Teaching and Learning, Professor Rebecca Lingwood argue
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
02.10.2017
UK voters want soft Brexit
UK voters want soft Brexit
The Citizens' Assembly on Brexit, a representative body of UK citizens brought together to discuss Brexit and led by the UCL Constitution Unit, has sent politicians a clear message in favour of a "soft Brexit.
Social Sciences
29.09.2017
Hands on with the ‘crank machine' in Brighton
Hands on with the ‘crank machine’ in Brighton
A hand-cranked postcard viewing machine, capturing the magic of Edwardian ‘social media', took pride of place on Wednesday at Brighton Digital Festival.
Media - Social Sciences
28.09.2017
’Junk news’ concentrated in key US swing states before 2016 election
Voters in key swing states were exposed to larger amounts of 'junk news' in the run-up to the US presidential election last year. Voters in key swing states were exposed to larger amounts of 'junk news' in the run-up to the US presidential election last year, new research has shown.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
26.09.2017
Call for greater impact from social sciences and humanities research
A consortium of international experts gathered in Cardiff to sign a statement calling for greater support for impact from the social sciences and humanities.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Social Sciences
25.09.2017
Urban Studies Scholars in Global Premier League
Two University of Glasgow staff have been named in the top 50 cited authors in the field of Urban Studies. Professor Ade Kearns was 7th and Professor Ya Ping Wang was 49th in the top 50 scholars in this world rankings. There were among only eight scholars in the top 50 who were UK-based. This news backs up the University of Glasgow's Research Excellence Framework performance as the top rated research unit in the subject in the UK.
Social Sciences
25.09.2017
Researchers release largest ever public collection of British conversations
Researchers release largest ever public collection of British conversations
Language experts at Lancaster University and Cambridge University Press have today published the largest ever public collection of transcribed British conversations, totalling 11.5 million words of spontaneous British English collected between 2012 and 2016.
Social Sciences
22.09.2017
Politics - Social Sciences
20.09.2017
To me, golliwogs are racist - but a tearoom tangle and a new poll shows Britain disagrees
To me, golliwogs are racist - but a tearoom tangle and a new poll shows Britain disagrees
Professor Tim Bale writes for The Conversation on a study that reveals the majority of British people don't really have a problem with golliwogs.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
18.09.2017
Links between deprivation and risk of violence-related injury
Adolescent girls from deprived areas are at greater risk of interpersonal violence than girls from more affluent areas because they feel distrusted by their parents, suggests a study by Cardiff University. Lead author of the study and Director of the Violence Research Group at Cardiff University, Professor Jonathan Shepherd, said: “We discovered that deprivation makes adolescent girls six times more likely to suffer violence-related injury than girls in affluent areas.
Social Sciences - Law/Forensics
18.09.2017
Bringing the shocking issue of witchcraft under the UN spotlight
Bringing the shocking issue of witchcraft under the UN spotlight
Trade in albino body parts is big business in certain countries with the ‘going rate' around £75,000. Witchcraft-related beliefs and practices have resulted in serious violations of human rights including beatings, banishment, cutting of body parts, and amputation of limbs, torture and murder.
Social Sciences
15.09.2017
Rohingya crisis: this is what genocide looks like
Rohingya crisis: this is what genocide looks like
Alicia de la Cour Venning writes for The Conversation on the humanitarian catastrophe on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border and the historical isolation of Rohingya Muslims.
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
15.09.2017
What is the Wind in Europe‘s Sails'
What is the Wind in Europe‘s Sails’
This week European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker claimed that the 'wind is back in Europe's sails'.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
14.09.2017
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
14.09.2017
Disorder Contained heads to Shoreditch’s Rich Mix theatre for World Mental Health Day
Monday 9 October and Tuesday 10 October - Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road Disorder Contained brings together research by the University of Warwick and University College Dublin with Talking Birds to explore solitary confinement in prisons and its devastating effect on mental health.
Social Sciences
08.09.2017
Poorer pupils get less help than better-off classmates with homework
New research from UCL finds that poorer pupils in England get less help with their homework than their better-off classmates. Dr John Jerrim (UCL Institute of Education) carried out analysis of the OECD's PISA survey, which has been published by the Sutton Trust today. The research found that just half (50%) of the most disadvantaged 15-year olds said their parents regularly helped with their homework, compared to 68% of their better-off classmates.
Social Sciences - Psychology
08.09.2017
Self-harm intervention vital part of suicide prevention
Self-harm intervention is a vital part of suicide prevention for young people in care according to recent research from experts at the University of Nottingham.
Social Sciences
07.09.2017
Visiting mothers in prison
A scheme helping Welsh children to visit their mothers in prison is easing anxiety in female prisoners and increasing contact with their families.
Psychology - Social Sciences
05.09.2017
From postcode rivals to riot partners: the psychology of the 2011 rioters explained
From postcode rivals to riot partners: the psychology of the 2011 rioters explained
From postcode rivals to riot partners: the psychology of the 2011 rioters explained A new study on the psychology of rioting has explained for the first time how postcode rivalries dissipated and rioters formed new allegiances as a shared sense of community emerged during the 2011 riots that spread across England.
Social Sciences
04.09.2017
Communications policing is the new community policing
Collaborative research between Cardiff University academics and the police has found that current UK policing approaches to social media analytics are fragmented and struggling to keep up with technological advances and their disruptive social impacts.
Social Sciences - Life Sciences
21.08.2017
Help (and beer) needed for UK wasp survey
Wasps are widely hated but are useful predators, controlling garden pests and pollinating flowers. Now their abundance and diversity in the UK is being investigated by a team from UCL and the University of Gloucestershire.
Social Sciences
17.08.2017
Wider action needed on extreme Twitter accounts - Sussex research
Wider action needed on extreme Twitter accounts - Sussex research
Wider action needed on extreme Twitter accounts - Sussex research Academics at the University of Sussex, Dublin City University, and VoxPol have found that Twitter is effectively engaging in “substantial and aggressive” disruption of pro-Islamic State (IS) accounts. The social media platform is now far less effective than it used to be for the terrorist network.
Careers/Employment - Social Sciences
16.08.2017
'Precarious scheduling' at work affects over four million people in UK - far more than just zero-hours | University of Cambridge
’Precarious scheduling’ at work affects over four million people in UK - far more than just zero-hours | University of Cambridge
Analysis of EU survey data suggests millions in UK may suffer anxiety as a result of unpredictable management-imposed flexible working hours.
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