The Open University News Archive - 2008


December

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$3m grant to further open education  22 Dec 2008
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Open University celebrates world-class research performance  19 Dec 2008
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Open University lecturer wins prestigious French literature prize  18 Dec 2008
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New OU course cuts through educational technology hype  16 Dec 2008
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There’s still time to give the gift of lifelong learning  15 Dec 2008
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Downturn not bad news for all universities  04 Dec 2008
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UK researchers help form the global debate around climate change  04 Dec 2008
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Uncover more from the Fossil Detectives with DVD and Fossil kit  02 Dec 2008

November

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Global Business Leader appointed to Open University top job  20 Nov 2008
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University students get welcome economic news – student inflation is down  19 Nov 2008
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Open University researcher receives prestigious prize for putting Renaissance Rome on art history map.  18 Nov 2008
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Baby-boomers forced to delay retirement  17 Nov 2008
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Evolution revolution: monkey around with new OU Darwin website  11 Nov 2008
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Open University and College of Law extend their partnership  10 Nov 2008
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Learning Project with OU’s FlashMeeting wins MICROSOFT 1st  07 Nov 2008
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Evolve your knowledge with new Darwin course  04 Nov 2008
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Lessons from the past: Modern religious history explored  04 Nov 2008

October

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Fantastic new Fossil Collection launched to accompany Fossil Detectives this autumn!  27 Oct 2008
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Educated shoppers best in market  24 Oct 2008
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Open University appoints BBC leader  23 Oct 2008
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India Moon mission carries OU science  22 Oct 2008
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100% recruitment success for inaugural OU nursing graduates on Jersey  22 Oct 2008
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Ground-breaking legal documentary – the BBC and The Open University present The Barristers  21 Oct 2008
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99% Ape: How evolution adds up  21 Oct 2008
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Last orders at the pub, bargain supermarkets, rent or buy? The Money Programme has got it all covered  21 Oct 2008
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Fossil Detectives headline OU involvement in MK Science Festival  20 Oct 2008
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Discover Fossil Detectives on BBC TWO this Autumn  16 Oct 2008
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Live mobile teaching aid wins prestigious award  14 Oct 2008
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Open University passes 1 million downloads on iTunes U  13 Oct 2008
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Live mobile teaching aid shortlisted for prestigious award  06 Oct 2008
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Open University scientists help make sense of The Material World on BBC Radio 4  02 Oct 2008

September

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The Open University’s Dr Joe Smith sets sail for the North Pole with Jarvis Cocker  25 Sep 2008
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A real court drama – The Open University and the BBC present The Barristers  24 Sep 2008
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ReLIVE08: Virtual Dreams in Milton Keynes  23 Sep 2008
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What else would you be doing at 1.30am on Monday mornings?  18 Sep 2008
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The Open University tells The Story of Maths on BBC FOUR  17 Sep 2008
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Advice for small businesses to beat downturn  12 Sep 2008
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The Open University highly rated for student satisfaction  11 Sep 2008
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Head Back to the Future with The Open University and James May’s Big Ideas on BBC TWO  09 Sep 2008
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The End of World War One, a very British Tsunami and Stonehenge as a hospital? – Timewatch returns to BBC TWO with The Open University  05 Sep 2008
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The Open University and local libraries are Bridging the Digital Divide  01 Sep 2008

August

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Open University Engineering Degrees gain official accreditation  19 Aug 2008
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Student Price Index – Higher education students in England face an inflation rate nearing 7%  18 Aug 2008
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Have a BLAST! with the Slapton Sands Coastal Walk Podcast  12 Aug 2008
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Imagine The City, The Countryside and The Suburbs - Radio 4 and The Open University join forces for three special editions of Thinking Allowed on BBC Radio 4  06 Aug 2008
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The Open University launches OUView on YouTube  01 Aug 2008
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Chinese acid rain may combat greenhouse gas emissions from rice paddies, new Open University research shows  01 Aug 2008

July

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Watching the weather: a new course from The Open University  31 Jul 2008
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The Open University wants your views on The Price of Old Age  25 Jul 2008
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The OU Launches World’s First ‘Free University Course’ iGoogle Gadget  22 Jul 2008
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OpenLearn wins Excellence in Distance Education award  21 Jul 2008
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Advertising sells women short  17 Jul 2008
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OU Space Scientist helps to plot Earth’s big Mars mission  16 Jul 2008
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The Fossil Detectives break new ground on BBC FOUR this Summer  16 Jul 2008
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UK Teams Preparing for Robot World Cup in China  15 Jul 2008
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The Open University joins the BBC in marking 200 years of Charles Darwin’s legacy  04 Jul 2008
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Modern Motherhood - changes and challenges  03 Jul 2008

June

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Deep drilling into the past reveals micro-biology survival  27 Jun 2008
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National Teaching honour for pioneering Business School lecturer  26 Jun 2008
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Follow Britain’s Olympic hopefuls in the second instalment of BBC One’s longitudinal documentary series Olympic Dreams  26 Jun 2008
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Office politics, conflict and resolution: new professional development courses from The Open University  24 Jun 2008
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Bill Gates: How a Geek Changed the World  18 Jun 2008
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Targeting the Moon and beyond  09 Jun 2008
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Open University extends Welsh language opportunities  05 Jun 2008
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The Open University offers free education content on iTunes U in the iTunes Store  03 Jun 2008

May

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Next step to Mars begins at The Open University  30 May 2008
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The Open University brings the Languages of Europe to your laptop  28 May 2008
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Recruitment success for Northern Ireland’s first OU diplomates of nursing  23 May 2008
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East of England’s nurses to benefit from new partnership between OU and RCN  19 May 2008
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Getting rich in a downturn, gold fever and mumtrepreneurs – The Money Programme investigates  19 May 2008
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Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust to fund Chair in Materials Fabrication and Engineering at The Open University  12 May 2008
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Human aging gene found in flies  12 May 2008
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Knowledge Media Institute’s FlashMeeting wins at National eWell-being Awards 2008  02 May 2008

April

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Crimes and punishments of historical London unlocked  28 Apr 2008
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New life for Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn  25 Apr 2008
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Betting on science, The Simpsons and how maths keeps aircraft apart – More or Less returns to BBC Radio 4  23 Apr 2008
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OU floodplain meadows project to protect and preserve  22 Apr 2008
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Pressures of the modern world: BBC/Open University co-production of Child of Our Time returns  17 Apr 2008
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Northern Ireland’s nurses to benefit from new partnership between OU and RCN  10 Apr 2008
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Report shows influence of league tables  08 Apr 2008
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OU Business School offers global opportunities to fellow academics  03 Apr 2008
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The Open University and BBC FOUR go Inside the Medieval Mind  01 Apr 2008
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Open University astronomers help to find 10 new planets  01 Apr 2008

March

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University funding changes: the OU responds to Select Committee report  27 Mar 2008
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The Open University supports the future of Archaeology with a new short course  26 Mar 2008
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More clues into ancient mass extinction theories from The Open University  25 Mar 2008
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Chinese School opens its doors – an Open University and BBC FOUR series  19 Mar 2008
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The Open University and BBC ONE invite you to Meet the Immigrants  19 Mar 2008
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Minister for Higher Education praises results of Open University courses in schools  19 Mar 2008
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Cream of international business unite to drive forward OU Business School  18 Mar 2008
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Open University students trial interactive screen experiments  17 Mar 2008
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Make your medical views heard with the Listen to me I’m a Patient online survey  07 Mar 2008
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You and Your Lifestyle: Britain’s cultural tastes revealed  06 Mar 2008
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Using nature’s toolbox to deliver business change  06 Mar 2008
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Calling all Brothers and Sisters  06 Mar 2008
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Thinking Allowed with The Open University in Marseille  05 Mar 2008

February

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More of the past needed for accurate climate predictions say climate experts  29 Feb 2008
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Jurassic environmental change study will help with future climate prediction  28 Feb 2008
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How and why everyday people are watched: $2.5 million for surveillance research project  27 Feb 2008
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The Open University and the Royal College of Nursing celebrate alliance  22 Feb 2008
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The Open University brings Sacred Music to BBC FOUR this Easter  22 Feb 2008
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Ethics in Real Life: new Open University course focuses on contemporary ethical issues  20 Feb 2008
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Ethics Bites: new Open University podcast series addresses moral issues  13 Feb 2008

January

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University funding changes: funding council report disappoints  28 Jan 2008
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Social enterprise governance needs highlighted in report  28 Jan 2008
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Dirty little secrets, favourite fakes and the rise of older entrepreneurs –The Money Programme is back!  23 Jan 2008
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The Open University asks ‘Heritage, Whose Heritage?’  23 Jan 2008
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Management expertise on offer as The Open University launches business club  22 Jan 2008
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Select Committee hears funding changes evidence from Open University Vice-Chancellor  17 Jan 2008
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Email bullying, online fraud, electronic identity theft: guard against cyber crime with new course  15 Jan 2008
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The Open University gets Under the Skin of Life in Cold Blood on BBC ONE  08 Jan 2008
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The Open University calls for university funding changes to be suspended  08 Jan 2008
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New test for predicting risk of colorectal cancer  02 Jan 2008


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