News in Brief - January 2012
31 January 2012
A charity car parking initiative at Main Building has raised almost £1900 for cancer research in Wales.
In the five weeks preceding Christmas the University allowed Cancer Research Wales – the Lord Mayor of Cardiff’s charity - to use the car park to charge shoppers a small fee for all day parking.
£1,845.28 was raised in total. The money will go towards supporting talented scientists in their cancer research to enhance treatment methods and improve recovery rates.
Distinguished Lecture Series
A leading expert in solar energy will be welcomed to the University to give the last distinguished lecture in the current series.
Professor Michael Graetzel is Director of the Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces at the Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne.
He has pioneered research on energy and electron transfer reactions and their application in solar energy conversion systems and discovered a new type of solar cell based on dye sensitized nanocrystalline semiconductor oxide particles.
Professor Graetzel will speak at the University on Thursday 22 March 2012 at 6.30pm. To reserve a place at his lecture email email@example.com
L'Oreal-UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships For Women In Science
Tailoring to the needs of women scientists in the UK and Ireland, The L’Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships For Women In Science are awards offered by a partnership between L’Oréal UK & Ireland, the UK National Commission for UNESCO and the Irish National Commission for UNESCO, with the support of the Royal Society, to promote, celebrate, enhance and encourage, the role and achievements of women pursuing their research careers in the UK or Ireland in the fields of the life or physical sciences.
Four Fellowships are awarded annually to outstanding women scientists in the early stages of their career pursuing postdoctoral research in the UK or Ireland in the life or physical sciences. The Fellowships, each worth £15,000 (equivalent € for candidates in Ireland), are tenable at any UK or Irish university or research institute to support a 12 month period of research.
The award can be spent in innovative ways to enable women scientists to pursue and continue their research careers – such as buying equipment, paying for childcare or funding travel costs to an overseas conference. For further information visit: http://www.womeninscience.co.uk/
Information Services – your opinion!
The Information Services survey for staff and Research Postgraduates is available until Friday 3 February.
The survey will help identify opportunities to develop our services to support the University’s research, learning, teaching and administrative needs.
The survey can be accessed as follows:
In English: https://www.surveys.cardiff.ac.uk/survey2012