The Open University News General archive - 2010


December

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YouTube backs Open University appeal for Africa  17 Dec 2010
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OU/BBC special explores search for alien life  14 Dec 2010

November

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Open University and UNISON win award for widening participation  26 Nov 2010
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Open University programme for BBC FOUR wins ‘best documentary’ at Mind awards  26 Nov 2010
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Chasing late payments proves the most effective recession strategy  22 Nov 2010
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The Foods That Make Billions a new BBC Open University co-production  19 Nov 2010
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The Open University embraces the Linked Open Data Movement  18 Nov 2010
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OpenLearn wins award for best use of social media for learning  12 Nov 2010
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Open University premieres its first feature film documentary in the UK at Amnesty International  12 Nov 2010
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New research could predict catastrophic droughts in the Central Andes  10 Nov 2010
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OU-led research team make breakthrough discovery of warped galaxies  04 Nov 2010
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Open University programme wins the Japan Award for the second year in a row  04 Nov 2010
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Businesses look to third sector to improve staff performance  03 Nov 2010
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Open University develops new learning opportunities for healthcare assistants  02 Nov 2010
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Open University awarded funding to train teachers in Malawi  01 Nov 2010

October

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OU one of the first universities to make free, interactive eBooks available on iTunes U  29 Oct 2010
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The Open University’s iSpot nature website wins new media ‘OSCAR’  14 Oct 2010
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OU-BBC’s Life wins Jury’s Special Award at wildlife ‘OSCARs’  14 Oct 2010
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OU response to the Browne Review – a landmark day for part-time education in England  12 Oct 2010

September

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Open University academics add police lives to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography  23 Sep 2010
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Bang Goes The Theory demonstrates Einstein's Theory of Relativity  08 Sep 2010
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How you can help protect our hedgerow havens  08 Sep 2010
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Businesses rush to embrace smartphone technology to boost growth  06 Sep 2010

August

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The Open University maintains high ratings for student satisfaction  18 Aug 2010
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New generation of part-time learners focus on career progression: 1 in 4 of new OU students is under 25 - 55% work full-time  11 Aug 2010
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New Open University Director in Ireland, John D’Arcy  10 Aug 2010
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Open University to play a role in next stage of Mars exploration  04 Aug 2010
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Damned in Hell in the Frescoes of Venetian-dominated Crete (13th- 17th centuries)  02 Aug 2010

July

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Virtual world conference will address core issues in contemporary society  29 Jul 2010
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Paranoid parents, media hysteria and the myth of childhood in crisis  28 Jul 2010
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Wanted: Cyber Experts to Defend UK Online  26 Jul 2010
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In Their Own Words: British Novelists  26 Jul 2010

June

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The Open University is the first university worldwide to reach 20 million downloads on iTunes U  29 Jun 2010
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What is Black British Jazz?  24 Jun 2010
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The Open University Business School honours outstanding student achievement  21 Jun 2010
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OpenLearn wins Times Higher Award  18 Jun 2010
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How sweeping your hedge can help scientists protect important wildlife havens  17 Jun 2010
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Research suggests an active Icelandic volcano is likely to erupt  10 Jun 2010
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Lava flows could have altered Earth's climate  04 Jun 2010
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OU technology research explores theatre experience of visually impaired  04 Jun 2010

May

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OU team finds planet being devoured by its star  28 May 2010
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Grant awarded for new method of soil strength testing  28 May 2010
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The Big Personality Test: A Child of Our Time Special  26 May 2010
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Six UK universities awarded major grant for nuclear materials research  24 May 2010
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The World Cup, Eurovision and toaster accidents – More or Less is back!  20 May 2010
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The OU and Birkbeck call for level playing field for part-time students  18 May 2010
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Referencing made easy  17 May 2010
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Professor Martin Rees, President of the Royal Society, to give BBC Radio 4 Reith Lecture at the OU  12 May 2010
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OU interactive tabletop computer helps tourists explore Cambridge  12 May 2010
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Sectioned  07 May 2010
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Mental: A History of the Madhouse  07 May 2010

April

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Four Learning on Screen awards for Open University/BBC productions  30 Apr 2010
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Martin Bean, Open University Vice-Chancellor opens new HQ in Belfast  30 Apr 2010
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Universities point the way to a collaborative solution to skills shortages in the biopharma industry  27 Apr 2010
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Foster carers to access Open University training  22 Apr 2010
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Theo’s Adventure Capitalists  20 Apr 2010
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Landmark OU/BBC series highlights the challenges, successes and failures of conservation around the world  19 Apr 2010
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New Open University Director in Scotland, Dr James Miller  19 Apr 2010
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OU presents European Citizenship research findings to Brussels policy makers  19 Apr 2010
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The Virtual Revolution scoops Digital Emmy award  13 Apr 2010
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OU academic honoured by Academy of Social Sciences  09 Apr 2010
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71% of small businesses in Britain are not planning for post-recession recovery  09 Apr 2010
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Eyewitness: Could you recall the face of a murderer? Ground breaking new series explores human memory  08 Apr 2010

March

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Toads’ earthquake exodus  31 Mar 2010
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Follow Britains Olympic hopefuls in the third instalment of Olympic Dreams  24 Mar 2010
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Open University awarded funding to train doctors in Ethiopia  22 Mar 2010
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€2 million for research project to rethink and redefine European citizenship  22 Mar 2010
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25 million Bangladeshis to benefit from new OU/DFID English Language programme  16 Mar 2010
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OU highest ranked University in Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list  15 Mar 2010
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Strong leadership crucial for successful language learning at Key Stage 2  15 Mar 2010
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OU aids a Fashion Revolution with Considerate Design  12 Mar 2010
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Asteroid killed off the dinosaurs, says international scientific panel  04 Mar 2010
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Open University renews partnership with UNISON  04 Mar 2010
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Social networking threat to language learning  01 Mar 2010

February

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OU academic to referee Monty Python- style Philosophers’ Football match  26 Feb 2010
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OU helps bring electric car charging infrastructure to Milton Keynes  26 Feb 2010
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Research suggests that autism and intellectual disability have largely independent causes  26 Feb 2010
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Open University online research repository gets one million visitors  22 Feb 2010
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Open University academics are new Review Editors of Ageing & Society  22 Feb 2010

January

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The Virtual Revolution - 20 years of the world wide web  28 Jan 2010
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Birkbeck and the OU make joint submission to HE Review  27 Jan 2010
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100th Survey of Small Business finds 7 out of 10 firms seeking face to face advice  25 Jan 2010
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Seven Ages of Britain  20 Jan 2010
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10M visits to OU’s OpenLearn site: free university course materials for everyone  19 Jan 2010
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UNICEF provides $4million for the OU and partners to train community health workers in Ethiopia  12 Jan 2010


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