News at Stirling

Malaysian Minister of Youth and Sport visits Stirling campus

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Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Gerry McCormac welcomed the Malaysian Minister of Youth and Sport, YB Encik Khairy Jamaluddin, to the University of Stirling to learn about its international reputation and expertise in delivering sport management and related programmes.
23 Jul 2014

How history might look back on the Scottish independence referendum

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Writers, broadcasters and academics are getting together to imagine how future citizens and historians might look back on Scotland’s independence referendum – and what could happen after the 18 September poll. The “If Scotland” conference at the University of Stirling on 23 and 24 August will explore aspects of the current debate likely to intrigue, baffle and amuse future generations.
15 Jul 2014

How plants may be evolving to the lack of bees

Mario Vallejo-Marín

Plants which used to have two types of male reproductive organs – to increase their chances for fertilisation – are reverting back to one type. And in some cases, they are becoming self-fertilising. This “reverse evolution” could provide new hope for people worried about declining numbers of pollinators, such as bees.
11 Jul 2014

All’s well that ends well: praise for Shakespeare conference

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Friends, Romans, countrymen … lend me your ears . . . I have good news to tell . . . A conference on Shakespeare has been hailed as a hit. More than 160 delegates from 30 countries descended on the University of Stirling earlier this month (July) to take part in the Sixth Biennial British Shakespeare Association Conference. The four day event saw the presentation of academic papers, panel discussions, workshops, screenings and performances.
10 Jul 2014

New exhibition celebrates Scotland's links with the Commonwealth Games

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A new exhibition showcasing Scotland's relationship with the Commonwealth Games has gone on display at the University of Stirling. Hosts and Champions - featuring photographs, clothing, flags, medals and other memorabilia - charts the participation and achievements of Scotland in the international sporting event, which launched as the British Empire Games in 1930. It also highlights Scotland's role as Games hosts in 1970 and 1986.
3 Jul 2014

New innovation centre to be based at Stirling

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A new innovation centre which aims to create jobs and support the growth, sustainability and profitability of the aquaculture industry in Scotland is to be based at Stirling University Innovation Park.
24 Jun 2014

Management School sponsors green business awards

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The University of Stirling Management School has sponsored the 15th annual Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland (VIBES) Awards. These are Scotland’s leading environmental awards scheme, recognising businesses that contribute to Scotland’s sustainable development through improving processes or developing new products and services.
18 Jun 2014

How pollution may be changing the ratio of girls to boys

More girls than boys are being born in some parts of central Scotland and in some years – and industrial pollution could be the cause. Researchers from the University of Stirling have been looking at the issue of “skewed birth” ratios in the central belt.
18 Jun 2014

Men-only groups and humour could help tackle male obesity

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Fewer men join weight loss programmes but are more likely than women to stick with them, according to new research. Men also prefer the use of simple ‘business-like’ language, welcome humour used sensitively, and benefit from the moral support of other men in strategies to tackle obesity.
13 Jun 2014

Stirling Professor named top nursing leader by magazine

June Andrews

A leading figure at the University of Stirling has been named as one of the most influential figures in nursing. Professor June Andrews, the Director of the University’s Dementia Services Development Centre, has been named in a “leaders’ list” produced by the Nursing Times magazine.
12 Jun 2014

Figures from sport, film, architecture and journalism honoured

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Figures from the world of sport, film, architecture and journalism are to receive honorary degrees from the University of Stirling. Sir Craig Reedie – a former Stirling High School pupil who went on to become a vice-president of the International Olympic Committee – will become a “Doctor of the University” as will film director and former Edinburgh Film Festival boss Mark Cousins. Also receiving honorary degrees will be Dr Charles Jencks, the landscape architect behind “Northumberlandia”, the award-winning landform in the north of England; and the respected Scottish journalist Melanie Reid.
30 May 2014

Pupils in the spotlight at new University exhibition

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Youngsters from primary schools across Clackmannanshire have contributed to a new exhibition at the University of Stirling. Drawings, posters and written work from six Hillfoots schools - Alva, Menstrie, Tillicoultry, Coalsnaughton, Strathdevon and Muckhart – are on show at the University’s Pathfoot Building as part of a display on “Industrial Devon”.
30 May 2014

Bookies may be best bet to predict Referendum

David Bell

If you want to guess the outcome of the Scottish Independence Referendum, it might be better to consult the bookies than rely on opinion polls. That’s the conclusion of a leading academic who has been looking at the best way to forecast the outcome of the 18 September poll.
27 May 2014

Stirling study questions if UEFA is on the ball with financial fair play regulations

European football's governing body has introduced new regulations designed to force football clubs to live within their means. However, a study for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) by University of Stirling sports finance academic Stephen Morrow asks if UEFA's Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations are a match for the challenges clubs face in balancing the books.
22 May 2014

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