Sheffield Alumni Bulletin - Issue 8
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
- Alumni Reunions and Events 2009
- Queen Honours Sheffield Alumni
- University Receives 6000th Donation
- Sheffield among Top 10 for research power
- Alumnus Receives Oscar Nomination
- Halifax Hall enters a new era
- Sheffield scientists research rice yield potential
- Zoology graduate studies zebra migration in Botswana
- British scientist warns we must protect vulnerable people from robots
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.
Alumni Reunions and Events 2009
Upcoming events for alumni and friends in 2009.
Queen Honours Sheffield Alumni
Fourteen University of Sheffield alumni were named on the Queen´s 2009 New Years Honours List.
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.
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).
Alumnus Receives Oscar Nomination
University of Sheffield graduate Stephen Daldry received an Academy Award nomination for his direction of The Reader.
Halifax Hall enters a new era
After over 80 years as a Hall of Residence, the main building of Halifax has been refurbished.
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.
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.
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.
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