The Open University News Archive - 2006


December

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Can Gerry Robinson fix the NHS?  22 Dec 2006
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Technopole plans are backed by The Open University  21 Dec 2006
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Timewatch, the longest running TV history series in the world, returns to BBC Two  21 Dec 2006
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Experiment with your writing in Ian McMillan’s Writing Lab  20 Dec 2006
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Research partnerships boost The Open University's international portfolio  20 Dec 2006
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New year, new you resolutions made simple with The Open University  19 Dec 2006
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Discovering Tchaikovsky with The Open University and BBC Four in 2007  18 Dec 2006
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First research into stardust is published  14 Dec 2006
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GlobalArgument.net dissects the Iraq Study Group Report  14 Dec 2006
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The OU announces key support for inaugural Milton Keynes Science Festival  14 Dec 2006
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New Dean for The Open University's Faculty of Health and Social Care  14 Dec 2006
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End of a cultural era - but OU on TV evolution continues  11 Dec 2006
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Students need improved progression routes - for skills agenda to be met  06 Dec 2006
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Open University online game takes honours at national award ceremony  01 Dec 2006

November

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OU researcher earns honour at worldwide technology conference  30 Nov 2006
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The Open University responds to IT skills crisis by launching courses for critical skills development  28 Nov 2006
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International profile expands as MBA students in eastern Europe graduate  20 Nov 2006
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Nobody’s Normal reveals the reality of life for carers and families  15 Nov 2006
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Latest OU Business School MBA graduates in Russia celebrate success  13 Nov 2006
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The OU backs national space science conference  09 Nov 2006
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Waking up to a surveillance society  08 Nov 2006
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Open University research shows how ethnicity, class and education affect how we watch television and film  06 Nov 2006
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AKARI satellite nears completion of first all sky survey  01 Nov 2006
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Free public screening of Yorkshire-themed Nation on Film episodes  01 Nov 2006

October

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OU space scientists open talks with Chinese space agency  31 Oct 2006
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Arts faculty in top 100 in the world  27 Oct 2006
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Nation on Film returns to BBC Four  26 Oct 2006
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The Open University launches OpenLearn  25 Oct 2006
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INNOGEN research centre at OU gets £5 million for five more years  23 Oct 2006
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Researchers make molecules pose for photograph  20 Oct 2006
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Open University science has an audience with the Queen  18 Oct 2006
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Using a slice of history to make the past come alive for schools  17 Oct 2006
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The North’s Hidden Slave Trail is revealed by The Open University  17 Oct 2006
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Trade unions open the door to Open University learning  11 Oct 2006
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Is the World Really Shrinking? - The OU Radio Lecture  07 Oct 2006
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The Open University and BBC Two revisit Coast  05 Oct 2006
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The Lord Puttnam is appointed Chancellor of The Open University  03 Oct 2006
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The Open University offers a free "tune-up" for music teachers  03 Oct 2006
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The Open University's first diplomats of nursing all go straight into employment  02 Oct 2006

September

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Are dogs really a human's best friend?  29 Sep 2006
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The Open University shares global award for space exploration  29 Sep 2006
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OU expertise helps find two new planets  26 Sep 2006
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OU Staff achieve national recognition  21 Sep 2006
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Battle of the Geeks  20 Sep 2006
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You and Your Money: new OU course puts personal finance in spotlight  11 Sep 2006
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Eastern Europe's energy to be focus of conference agenda  08 Sep 2006

August

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AKARI unveils the birth and death of stars  30 Aug 2006
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Meteorite research has new science questions for NASA  25 Aug 2006
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The Open University retains number one ranking for student satisfaction  24 Aug 2006
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United Kingdom – Divided Culture?  21 Aug 2006
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The Open University prepares to welcome A-level student enquiries  17 Aug 2006
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Lenny Henry needs your jokes as the Joke Booth comes to town  10 Aug 2006
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OU student George becomes a master - at 81  10 Aug 2006
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The Mark Steel Lectures returns to BBC Two  10 Aug 2006
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OU-backed EduContact enquiry service is launched  09 Aug 2006
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OU Business School invites £500 voluntary sector scholarship applications  02 Aug 2006
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OU Business School helps to launch new programme for managers in transport  01 Aug 2006

July

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New source of financial support for OU students in Scotland  05 Jul 2006

June

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Small businesses fail to keep pace with technological change  29 Jun 2006
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OU student from Antrim honoured in prestigious Northern Ireland Royal College of Nursing Awards  23 Jun 2006
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Back for more with More or Less  23 Jun 2006
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Beyond the Iraq War 2003: the gap between security policy-makers' perceptions and those of the public  16 Jun 2006
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The Somme - From Defeat to Victory  13 Jun 2006
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Top business school award is presented to high-achieving MBA graduate  12 Jun 2006
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Ambitious for Scotland: The Open University launches its plans for the next five years  12 Jun 2006
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The Open University gears up for its next space mission  12 Jun 2006
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Open University academic to give keynote broadcasting speech  01 Jun 2006

May

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Exceptional OU Business School achievers are honoured  23 May 2006
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First pictures from 'map of the universe' mission delight team's OU members  23 May 2006
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Hard work brings success for OU graduates of all ages  19 May 2006
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The Money Programme reveals the Real Big Brother  18 May 2006
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OU Business School students, graduates and tutors to be honoured  16 May 2006
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Science of the past triggers an idea for science of the future  08 May 2006
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The Open University presents Climate Chaos Night on BBC-4  05 May 2006
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Rough Science Podcast blasts off at Willen Lake!  03 May 2006
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2006 David Wynn-Williams Prize Awarded To Professor Barrie Jones  02 May 2006

April

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Research reveals Britain's rising global dependence  19 Apr 2006
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Open University Connecting with listeners through radio dramas  10 Apr 2006
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Disabled students to benefit from inclusive teaching project  05 Apr 2006

March

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NHS reforms to be studied by the OU Business School  24 Mar 2006
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OU studies bring benefits to managing projects in the Developing World  20 Mar 2006
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Education partners empower refugees to develop workplace skills  20 Mar 2006
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Stardate explores the Mysteries of Venus  14 Mar 2006
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Open University graduates turn TV stars for national campaign  13 Mar 2006
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OU announces £5.6m project to make learning material free on the internet  10 Mar 2006
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Become a Rough Science Rover at the London Science Museum  09 Mar 2006
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OU Business School contributes to developing Russian non-nuclear economy  06 Mar 2006

February

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Manchester and OU sign partnership agreement  28 Feb 2006
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Researchers at the OU help to shape European renewable energy projects  23 Feb 2006
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Business law course boosts largest taught undergraduate law programme  23 Feb 2006
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The Open University's International Mission takes a new direction  23 Feb 2006
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Japan space telescope mission linked to Open University science  21 Feb 2006
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The Open University helps predict climate change  17 Feb 2006
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A chance at learning ways to create lasting peace in the world at The Open University  14 Feb 2006
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Stardust arrives at The Open University  07 Feb 2006
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Small firms embrace broadband technology  03 Feb 2006
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Possible mechanism for the link between red meat and bowel cancer found by OU researchers  01 Feb 2006

January

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Mark Steel, BBC Four's "Comedy Prophet" returns with his award-winning series  30 Jan 2006
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The OU and Monkseaton School celebrate ten years of partnership  27 Jan 2006
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The Open University goes alternative  24 Jan 2006
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The Romantic Revolution unfolds in Open University and BBC Programme  20 Jan 2006
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The Open University grows with Child of Our Time  20 Jan 2006
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The OU goes Google with The Money Programme  18 Jan 2006
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The Open University teams up with Timewatch  18 Jan 2006
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New OU/BBC programme History Mysteries uncovers local mysteries  12 Jan 2006
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Ancient parts of a comet to land in Open University lab  10 Jan 2006
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Open University in Scotland targets refugees, asylum seekers and minorities  10 Jan 2006


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