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Publication of the week: Professor Paul Trayhurn

11 August 2014

Trayhurn, P., “Hypoxia and Adipocyte Physiology – Implications for Adipose Tissue Dysfunction in Obesity”, Annual Review of Nutrition 34 (2014), 207-236 . DOI: 10.1146/annurev-nutr-071812-161156. Hypoxia (oxygen deprivation) develops in white adipose tissue in obese mice, resulting in changes in adipocyte (fat…

University mourns the loss of Sir Alan Peacock

4 August 2014

Following the death of the University’s first Vice-Chancellor, Sir Alan Peacock at the weekend, we would like to offer his family our sincere condolences. Former Vice-Chancellor, Professor Terence Kealey, has written the following tribute: Sir Alan Peacock, who was our…

Publication of the week: Adam Floyd & Hongbo Du

4 August 2014

A. Floyd & H. Du, “Edna: a Software Tool for Verifying Normalisation of Relations during Logical Database Design Process”, 12th HEA STEM Workshop on Teaching, Learning and Assessment of Databases (University of Southampton: Higher Education Academy, July 2014), 51-61 Logical…

Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe delivers the Ray Wijewardene Memorial Lecture to a packed hall in Colombo

31 July 2014

Read a report of the lecture, which was entitled “Extraterrestrial life and the future trajectory of humanity”, in the Sunday Times (Sri Lanka), and find out more on the Ray Wijewardene Trust website.

Buckingham graduate becomes Court of Appeal Judge in Kenya

30 July 2014

Buckingham Law School is immensely proud of the achievement of one of our alumni, Agnes Murgor, who has recently been appointed Court of Appeal Judge in Kenya.  We send her all our best wishes for every success in her new…

Publication of the week: Dr Julian Richards

28 July 2014

Richards, Julian, “Cyber Warfare”, in David Armstrong (ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in International Relations, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014). doi: 10.1093/OBO/9780199743292-0076. This article appears in the International Relations division of Oxford University Press’s Oxford Bibliographies resource, edited currently by the University…

University mourns death of John Blundell

28 July 2014

It is with very great regret that the University has learned of the untimely death of John Blundell. John was a distinguished Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs and was closely associated with the work of the Institute…

Publication of the week: Dr Philip Fine

21 July 2014

Fine, P.A. & Ginsborg, J., “Making myself understood: perceived factors affecting the intelligibility of sung text”, Frontiers in Psychology 5 (2014). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00809. Singing is universal, and understanding sung words is thought to be important for many listeners’ enjoyment of vocal…

Publication of the week: Suleyman Al-Showarah, Naseer Al-Jawad & Harin Sellahewa

14 July 2014

Al-Showarah, S., N. Al-Jawad & H. Sellahewa, “Effects of User Age on Smartphone and Tablet Use, Measured with an Eye-Tracker via Fixation Duration, Scan-Path Duration, and Saccades Proportion”, Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Universal Access to Information and Knowledge (Lecture Notes…

Vice-Chancellor Retires

4 July 2014

An announcement by Dr Robert Vanderplank, Chairman of Council, University of Buckingham. The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Terence Kealey, has informed me of his intention to retire at the end of this term. During his 13 years of outstanding, dynamic leadership Professor…