Sheffield Alumni Bulletin - Issue 8

Photo: Jessop West Building

Welcome to latest issue of our quarterly e-newsletter for alumni of the University of Sheffield.

The Alumni Relations team will be bringing you the latest alumni news and events to ensure you are kept up to date with your University. Remember to let us know if your email has changed so that you can continue to receive future Sheffield Alumni Bulletins.

In this issue:

Sheffield´s £21.2 million investment in Arts and Humanities

A striking new building, which represents a multi-million pound investment in Arts and Humanities by the University of Sheffield, was completed at the beginning of this year.

Sheffield’s £21.2 million investment in Arts and Humanities

Alumni Reunions and Events 2009

Upcoming events for alumni and friends in 2009.

Alumni Reunions and Events 2009

Queen Honours Sheffield Alumni

Fourteen University of Sheffield alumni were named on the Queen´s 2009 New Years Honours List.

Queen Honours Sheffield Alumni

University Receives 6000th Donation

Since it was established in 2002, the University´s Development and Alumni Relations Office has received over £5 million in donations. In December the University received its 6,000th donation.

University Receives 6000th Donation

Sheffield among Top 10 for research power

The University of Sheffield is among the top ten in the Russell Group, the association of leading UK research-intensive universities, according to the results of the independent 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).

Sheffield among Top 10 for research power

Alumnus Receives Oscar Nomination

University of Sheffield graduate Stephen Daldry received an Academy Award nomination for his direction of The Reader.

Alumnus Receives Oscar Nomination

Halifax Hall enters a new era

After over 80 years as a Hall of Residence, the main building of Halifax has been refurbished.

Halifax Hall enters a new era

Sheffield scientists research rice yield potential

Researchers from the University of Sheffield are involved in an ambitious project led by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines, looking into a new, higher-yielding rice plant that could ease the threat of hunger for the poor.

Sheffield scientists research rice yield potential

Zoology graduate studies zebra migration in Botswana

James Bradley completed a Masters in Zoology at the University of Sheffield in 2006 and is now using the knowledge and skills obtained whilst studying to conduct research on the world´s second largest zebra migration.

Zoology graduate studies zebra migration in Botswana

British scientist warns we must protect vulnerable people from robots

Top robotics expert Professor Noel Sharkey, of the University of Sheffield, has called for international guidelines to be set for the ethical and safe application of robots before it is too late.

British scientist warns we must protect vulnerable people from robots

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