The Open University News General archive - 2009


December

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Open University partners with leading charity to offer professional training for foster carers  17 Dec 2009
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The NHS climate change challenge  10 Dec 2009
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Scientists aim to develop “early warning system” for bowel cancer  10 Dec 2009
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French COP15 analysis tool developed with Open University expertise  09 Dec 2009
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Can Gerry Robinson Fix Dementia Care Homes?  07 Dec 2009
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International award recognises OU's outstanding work in linguistics and second-language learning  02 Dec 2009
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Award-winning chemistry professor begins UK tour at The Open University  02 Dec 2009

November

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The Climate Connection: journeys into the heart of the climate change debate  26 Nov 2009
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OU and The Welding Institute launch work-based foundation degree  26 Nov 2009
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Hope in a Changing Climate: changing the course of history for millions  20 Nov 2009
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Open University participates in international Darwin celebrations  20 Nov 2009
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The Open University wins Queen's Anniversary Prize for Teacher Education Programme in Africa  19 Nov 2009
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Open University on iTunes U hits 10 million downloads  18 Nov 2009
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Most ‘drop outs’ do not seek support from university staff, survey finds  12 Nov 2009

October

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New research highlights South Asian doctors’ contribution to old age care  26 Oct 2009
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Above the law? Thinking Allowed investigates white collar crime  23 Oct 2009
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New series to reveal unexpected histories of Christianity  23 Oct 2009
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OU Vice-Chancellor addresses CBI Higher Education Summit  20 Oct 2009
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Berlin: Matt Frei explores a city of contrasts and controversy  20 Oct 2009
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The word’s your oyster – OU Week on online dictionary Wordia.com  19 Oct 2009
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Open University's iSpot website identifies moth never seen before in UK  14 Oct 2009
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The recession has not lifted for Britain's small firms but they seem more concerned about regulations and taxation  12 Oct 2009
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Bored with reading the instructions? Watch and listen instead!  05 Oct 2009
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National Skills Academy endorses OU Foundation Degree in Financial Services  05 Oct 2009
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Global business leader is The Open University’s new Vice-Chancellor  01 Oct 2009
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The OU, YouTube EDU’s largest UK university channel, welcomes its European launch  01 Oct 2009

September

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OU awarded funding for research into older people and technology  18 Sep 2009
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Dan Cruickshank makes a personal journey to explore the art of dying  17 Sep 2009
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Open University in pioneering electric car project  17 Sep 2009
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Open University to develop Certificate in Nuclear Professionalism  10 Sep 2009
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£140,000 Leverhulme grant awarded to explore South African theatre  08 Sep 2009

August

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The Open University and the BBC take a unique look behind the scenes of the 2008 financial crash in The Love of Money  25 Aug 2009
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Open University sees surge in younger students  19 Aug 2009
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The Great British Bobby  13 Aug 2009
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The Open University stays at the top for student satisfaction  06 Aug 2009

July

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Study reviews research on potential health risks associated with waste collection  30 Jul 2009
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Teachers get £5.6 million technology training programme  20 Jul 2009
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The Open University and BBC ONE throw open the doors of Silverville  17 Jul 2009
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Top South African Judge speaks at Centre for Law  16 Jul 2009
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Finance, innovation and growth - €1.49M for new research on Europe’s financial sector led by the OU  14 Jul 2009
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BBC One Goes Bang in live, three-minute science experiment  14 Jul 2009
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New research suggests the recession has levelled out for small businesses  13 Jul 2009
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Open University receives first ever 'Outstanding Contribution' European Award for languages  07 Jul 2009
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Mobile learning research brings OU’s online repository to 10,000 items  06 Jul 2009
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Medical Choices - whose decision is it anyway?  02 Jul 2009
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iSpot – a new website for everyone to identify wildlife  01 Jul 2009

June

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Two Open University Academics honoured with National Teaching Fellowships  25 Jun 2009
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£7.8 million grant for shared solutions to common problems in the higher education sector  25 Jun 2009
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Coast and beyond: series four sails back onto the BBC  16 Jun 2009
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Peter Syme and Professor Gerard Hastings awarded OBEs in birthday honours  15 Jun 2009
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Further funding for Crime and the British Military in the 20th Century  10 Jun 2009
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The Open University Business School announces its 20,000th MBA graduate  04 Jun 2009
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New series, Bang Goes The Theory, puts popular science at the heart of the BBC One summer schedule  03 Jun 2009
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Award for Africa's leading teacher education initiative  02 Jun 2009
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The Open University Business School celebrates EQUIS re-accreditation  01 Jun 2009

May

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Coming to terms with our heritage  20 May 2009
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Inaugural lecture will call for more respect for social workers  15 May 2009
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Open University to research religious conflict  14 May 2009
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Scotland's unscrupulous international money men ...of the 18th century  07 May 2009
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Conference to assess state of crime  07 May 2009
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Eye tracking technology to revolutionise the design process  06 May 2009
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Open University Lecturer wins British Sociological Association prize  05 May 2009

April

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The Open University celebrates 40 years of educational revolution  23 Apr 2009
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New research to explore emotional state when making financial decisions  17 Apr 2009
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Follow in Darwin’s footsteps with special events at the Home of Charles Darwin, Down House  08 Apr 2009
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How moneywise are you?  08 Apr 2009

March

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Stephen Fry's 'tweet' sparks rush to devolve  31 Mar 2009
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See evolution at work...at a snail’s pace: Public science project launches  30 Mar 2009
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Open University Business School hosts academic debate for London G20 Summit  23 Mar 2009
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OU largest and fastest growing Cisco Academy in UK  12 Mar 2009
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Best of the best: OU Vice-Chancellor UK’s most inspiring woman  05 Mar 2009
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Darwin’s Five Bridges: The Open University Annual Lecture  04 Mar 2009
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Climate change film takes prize in international competition  03 Mar 2009

February

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Leading figures in politics, art and geography convene for the Doreen Massey Annual Lecture  24 Feb 2009
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Small firms in London hardest hit by economic downturn  17 Feb 2009
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Free speech broadens the mind  17 Feb 2009
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BBC FOUR fires up a time machine to find out what technology has done to us  13 Feb 2009
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Open University helps to feed growing appetite for business news  13 Feb 2009
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Four seasons in one day  11 Feb 2009
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Open University graduate employment rate defies national trend  11 Feb 2009
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National Skills Academy for Nuclear welcomes The Open University as their first Higher Education Associate Member.  11 Feb 2009

January

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How should ethics be built into our strategies for business, for government—and for life?  30 Jan 2009
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The genius of evolution: The Open University Darwin celebrations begin  28 Jan 2009
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The Open University brings the Moon to Milton Keynes for key conference  23 Jan 2009
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The Open University and e2v announce the opening of the  22 Jan 2009
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New partnership will improve workforce skills and employer competitiveness  22 Jan 2009
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Darwin's Sacred Cause: Race, Slavery and the quest for human origins  21 Jan 2009
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‘Outstanding Academic Title’ award for publication by Open University Academic  21 Jan 2009
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Open University Academic honoured in America  19 Jan 2009
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Open University Engineering Degrees gain further official recognition  15 Jan 2009
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The Open University launches initiative for workers to outsmart the recession  12 Jan 2009
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The Money Programme presents: The Real Sir Alan  09 Jan 2009


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