April 2008 News Archive

Diary Marker: Music Academy Launched

April 1, 2008

To launch the UK’s first University based Music Academy in partnership with Roland UK, the University of Glamorgan is holding a two day event which will see a personal visit by Ikutaro Kakehashi, founder of the Roland Corporation who will receive an honorary Professorship, followed by a Battle of the Bands competition open to young Welsh talent.

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Directors Partner with University for Success

April 2, 2008

Miles Templeton, Director General of the Institute of Directors visited the University of Glamorgan in March to explore how the two organisations can work more closely together to encourage enterprise in the South Wales region.

Tagged: business

Brecon Jazz Secondment for Marketing Lecturer

April 2, 2008

A marketing specialist from the University of Glamorgan is to provide support to this year’s Brecon Jazz Festival as it celebrates its 25th year.

Tagged: bus business

Roland Founder Makes ATRiuM Visit

April 3, 2008

The founder of the Roland Corporation, Ikutaro Kakehashi made a personal visit to the University of Glamorgan’s ATRiuM building in the capital today, 4th April, to launch the UK’s first university-based Music Academy in partnership with the corporation.

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Cardiff City Stars Call in at Sports Camp

April 7, 2008

School children taking part in the Easter Sports Camps at the University of Glamorgan got a visit from two Cardiff City football players last week.

Tagged: sport

Battle of the Bands 2008 Winner Announced

April 7, 2008

The Chloe Cooke Band scooped the top prize at the Battle of the Bands competition held at the ATRiuM this weekend.

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BAFTA nomination for Media Lecturer

April 8, 2008

Ieuan Morris, a lecturer in media and communication at the Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries is celebrating this week as his short film, ‘Watch Me!’ is nominated for Best Short Film at BAFTA Wales 2008.

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Cardiff Hosts 25th Menuhin Competition

April 10, 2008

The world’s leading international competition for young violinists has chosen Cardiff to hold its 25th anniversary and begins in Cardiff this week.

Tagged: cci

Visual Science Show Comes to Capital

April 10, 2008

A visual theatre production which brings science to life, has been entertaining audiences in Cardiff this month as part of a project run by the University of Glamorgan.

Tagged: cell

Business Challenge Ignites Entrepreneurship Spark

April 15, 2008

University students from across South Wales were challenged with making a profit from £50 this month as they took part in a one-day ‘Apprentice’ style challenge.

Tagged: business

Delayed Transfers of Care need a Radical New Approach

April 15, 2008

The number of people stuck in hospital beds that don’t need to be there remains a major problem in Welsh hospitals, despite massive efforts to improve the situation. A radical new approach is now needed to tackle this stubborn problem.

Tagged: hesas research

National Recognition for Interior Design Students

April 15, 2008

Final year interior design student Ruth Blizzard has won the top prize at this year’s Satelliet-Browns Design Challenge, a national design competition where students must submit a design concept for a modern cocktail bar.

Tagged: cci

Project Management Wales looks set to continue

April 15, 2008

The Project Management sector in Wales requires an active and participatory forum to ensure the spread of best practice and innovative thinking. This was the over-riding feedback that came out of the Project Management Wales Conference, run by the University’s commericial services department which took place on 9th April at The Vale Hotel, Golf & Spa Resort.

Tagged: corporate

Myfanwy Theatre Opens in Merthyr

April 16, 2008

Following a £750,000 refurbishment, Merthyr Tydfil College’s theatre is being opened tonight, 16th April, with a celebration of musical theatre.

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Genetics and Merthyr Youth Project Off to a Flying Start

April 16, 2008

Young people in Merthyr got to grips with genetics and family history when they met for the first time as participants last week in a new genetics project being run by the University of Glamorgan.

Tagged: hesas

Doctoral Programme First of its Kind

April 21, 2008

The first ever doctorate qualification in the world to address the specific policy issues of a national government is being launched at the University of Glamorgan.

Tagged: business postgraduate

Menuhin Winners Announced

April 21, 2008

The world’s leading international competition for young violinists reached its climax this weekend with the names of the Junior, Senior and Composer’s Prize Winners being announced.

Tagged: cci

Visiting Researcher Award for Glamorgan Professor

April 22, 2008

Julien Baker, Professor of Exercise Physiology from the University of Glamorgan, has been awarded with the International Investigator Award for 2008 by the American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP).

Tagged: hesas

A Beginners Guide to Language and Gender

April 25, 2008

A new book that explores the issue of language and gender has been published by University of Glamorgan academic, Dr Allyson Jule.

Tagged: academic hass publications

Civil Engineering Students Make Unique Beijing Trip

April 28, 2008

As part of the collaborative programme between the University of Glamorgan and the Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (BUCEA), 17 civil engineering students visited BUCEA in March for a 10-day fieldcourse on urban development and sustainability.

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Criminal Investigations to Benefit from Mobile Phone Research

April 28, 2008

High tech research being done at the University of Glamorgan could change the way mobile phones are used in criminal investigations across the world.

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