Costing the earth - environmental economics

09 August 2002

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, a Fellow of St John's College, is joint winner of the 2002 Volvo Environmental Prize. His co-winner is Karl-Goran Maler, Professor of Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics.

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New officers at Students' Union

09 August 2002
Over recent weeks the new team of sabbatical officers at the University of Cambridge have been settling into their new roles and planning for the busy year ahead.
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Barton on performance and text

07 August 2002

John Barton, playwright and distinguished director with the Royal Shakespeare Company, is returning to Cambridge for the University's Alumni Weekend, to give the English Faculty's session on 'Text and Performance'.

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Nicholson at Kettle's Yard

05 August 2002
Works by Ben Nicholson, one of Britain's most distinguished pioneers of abstract art and the man who inspired Jim Ede to create Kettle's Yard, are being exhibited at the gallery this summer.
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Sea creatures' shells grow thinner as CO2 levels rise

02 August 2002
The first results from a new study funded by the Cambridge-MIT Institute (CMI) shows that the shells of simple, plankton-like creatures called foraminifera have halved in weight (from 22 micro-grams to 10 micro-grams) as levels of carbon dioxide have risen since the last ice age.
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Pufferfish genome unveiled

29 July 2002
An international team of scientists based in Cambridge, Singapore and California last Friday (26 July 2002) announced the publication in Science of their work describing the sequencing and preliminary analysis of the genome of the Japanese pufferfish, Fugu rubripes.
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Access all areas

29 July 2002
The University’s commitment to encouraging the best students to apply to Cambridge has received a boost with the appointment of Janet Graham and Sharon Warren.
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Inflammatory material

26 July 2002

A new scanning technique developed at the University of Cambridge could revolutionise the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease and stroke, by letting doctors see damaged arteries in more detail.

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Fitzwilliam trials new visitor guides

24 July 2002
The latest technology will be on show at The Fitzwilliam Museum this summer in a three-week trial of visitor information systems. The Museum is offering information about its collections through two different systems: state-of-the-art digital audio guides and pioneering wireless computing technology. Visitors will be encouraged to try out both systems and pass comment on their respective merits.
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Gene hunters track the horse

22 July 2002
Scientists have shed new light on the origins of the domestic horse. After analysing DNA samples from both ancient and modern horses, researchers have concluded that contemporary horses do not have a single ancestry, but were probably domesticated from several distinct ancestral populations.
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