Insects feel the heat: scientists reveal rise in temperature affects ability to reproduce

10 January 2017: With 2016 reportedly the warmest year on record, scientists have discovered insects are already feeling the effects of climate change, as a rise in temperature is shown to damage their ability to reproduce.

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Professor Brendan Stone from the University of Sheffield's School of English

Professor of English honoured for transforming mental health services

21 December 2016: A professor of English who is helping to lead in the transformation of mental health services in Sheffield has been honoured by the NHS.

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Sheffield academic receives funding to create first zero energy cooled school in the Middle East

15 December 2016: An academic from the University of Sheffield has been awarded £400k from Innovate UK and the Zayed Energy Prize to expand his research into naturally cooling buildings, which could substantially save the cost and energy used in air conditioning.

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A cooling system on the roof of a building

Comment: Universities are in need of reform - but further commercialisation is not the answer

Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Keith Burnett, discusses the Higher Education bill, the public value of universities and the need for a different funding model.

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Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield