Monday, 18 July 2011

Academic Earth

Academic Earth is an organization founded with the goal of giving everyone on earth access to a world-class education. Includes many free online lectures covering a variety of subject areas.
http://academicearth.org/

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

New Book Drop Service Outside the Library

Have you seen the new bookdrop facility at the entrance to the Library building? This great new service enables you to return your library material outside of our opening hours – late at night, early in the mornings and on Sundays. Simply drop library material into the blue bin and we will return them on your account when we next open. If you have any queries relating to this new service please ask any member of staff.

Europe lines up hefty science-funding hike

Like many governing bodies, the European Union (EU) has entered an era of austerity, with one striking exception: scientific research. Under a proposal released on 29 June by the European Commission, the executive body of the EU, spending on research and innovation would rise by about 45%, from €55 billion (US$80 billion) over the current 2007–13 period to €80 billion in 2014–20.
http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110706/full/475014a.html

Nielsen Releases Women of Tomorrow Report

Women’s control over spending decisions coupled with their gains across the working world and politics, point to women of tomorrow being in a position to exert more influence than ever.  Nielsen, a leading provider of insights into what consumers watch and buy, today released findings from a study that identified spending and media habits of women across continents. According to the study, which spanned 21 developed[1] and emerging[2] countries, while women across the globe are stressed, women in emerging markets are more stressed than those in developed countries.  And, while women across countries surveyed believe they have greater opportunities than their mothers, women in developed markets believe their daughters have the same level of opportunity.

http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/press-room/2011/women-of-tomorrow.html