June 2011 News Archive

Glamorgan student throws new light on black hole

June 6, 2011

Astronomers based at the University of Glamorgan have joined forces with a first year undergraduate to investigate the odd behaviour of a black hole.

Ex-US Marine Chris O’Morain, a mature student on the new Observational Astronomy degree at Glamorgan, is co-author of a recent Astronomers’ Telegram about a black hole system called GX339-4. These “ATels” are the electronic early-warning system that researchers use to spread information rapidly about exciting new results around the global astronomy community.

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First Minister to open Cyfrwng Media Wales Conference: 16-17 June 2011

June 7, 2011

The First Minister will open the the Cyfrwng Media Wales Conference, one of Europe’s leading conferences for television, new media, film, radio, journalism, performance and visual art, on Thursday 16 June 2011.

Attended by academics, students and media industry professionals, it aims to address some of the key issues facing the media in Wales and other small nations today. This year’s conference is being hosted by the Centre for the Study of Media and Culture in Small Nations from 16-17 June at the University of Glamorgan’s ATRiUM in Cardiff.

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Glamorgan undergraduate secures TV show on Sky

June 8, 2011

The Moore Show will be aired nationally every Friday, 6pm on Showcase, Sky channel 201 and Freesat 403, from 10th June 2011.

It started off as a radio show produced and presented by Kevin Moore , on the University of Glamorgan’s student radio station, Tequila Radio three years ago. Since then, the radio show has gone from strength to strength and the show is now broadcast and has been syndicated by 18 other stations across the UK, including Radio Cardiff, Manchester 106.6 FM, Edinburgh Leith FM and West London Hays FM.

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Glamorgan Business School Commonwealth Scholar wins prestigious marketing prize

June 10, 2011

MSc Marketing student Christopher Agyapong Siaw Christopher Agyapong Siaw, a Commonwealth Scholarship student from Ghana who is undertaking the MSc Marketing at Glamorgan Business School, has won the prestigious Professor Malcolm McDonald Student Essay Prize.

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Director and visiting professor Marc Evans to receive 2011 Cyfrwng Award

June 14, 2011

Wales’s leading contemporary film director, Marc Evans is to be honoured for his work both as an artist and as someone who has given generously of his time to nurture future talent. The Cyfrwng Award looks to honour those who are both leading figures in their own right, but have also sought to bridge the gap between the creative industries and the academic world.

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First Minister addresses Cyfrwng Media Wales Conference

June 16, 2011

Creative industries – helping Wales lead the way in a digital age

First Minister Carwyn Jones today (Thursday June 16, 2011) addressed
Carwyn Jones, First Minister at Cyfrwng Media Wales Conference a major conference at the University of Glamorgan and set out his vision for the creative industries in Wales, outlining the opportunities and challenges ahead.

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Students collaborate on new Sci-Fi film

June 22, 2011

About Day 83

University of Glamorgan students have brought an alien invasion to South Wales as part of a major new collaborative project.

Day 83, a science fiction, was created by final-year students at the university’s Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries. It tells the story of mankind’s last-ditch attempt to fight back against an attack by extraterrestrial forces.

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Comparing the Arab Spring with the fall of the Berlin Wall “is farce”

June 24, 2011

With repressive regimes falling across the Middle East and North Africa, the world is seeing the biggest movement to democracy since the fall of Communism. But is history repeating itself, or is the “Arab Spring” something totally different?

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University of Glamorgan honours contributions to public life, communities, science, literature, and sport

June 28, 2011

Poet Benjamin Zephaniah and human rights campaigner Shami Chakrabarti are among the distinguished recipients of honorary awards from the University of Glamorgan this summer, with Welsh public figures including WRU chief executive Roger Lewis, Sport Wales chair Professor Laura McAllister, and cricket leader Hugh Morris.

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National accolade for Social Work partnership between Glamorgan and Rhondda Cynon Taff council

June 29, 2011

A partnership between Rhondda Cynon Taff council’s Social Services Training division and lecturers at the University of Glamorgan has achieved national recognition for the development of a study programme for social workers.

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Space Ambassador reaches out to Russia in the Space Race

June 29, 2011

Glamorgan’s “Space Ambassador for Wales”, Dr Paul Roche, has been invited to help the British Council build stronger links between space scientists in the UK and Russia.

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University boost for Welsh digital games industry

June 30, 2011

Budding games designers in Wales will have a new edge thanks to a new Knowledge Transfer Centre at the University of Glamorgan, developed in partnership with the Welsh Government and the computer games industry.

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