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STAFF RECOGNITION

IGFS researcher lands top award

11/03/2019 - An IGFS researcher who investigates the link between nutrition and cancer has received a prestigious award from a leading cancer charity.

QUEEN'S WOMEN

In pictures: International Women's Day celebrated with Queen's Gender Initiative networking lunch

8/03/2019 - Queen's Gender Initiative brought female staff together for a networking lunch on Wednesday 6 March to celebrate International Women's Day 2019.

Sustainability

Winners of the Big Christmas Switch Off 2018 announced

25/02/2019 - Colleagues from the People and Culture Directorate and the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work have won the latest Big Switch Off competition at Queen's.

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UNIVERSITY NEWS

Science Shop celebrates 30 Years at Queen's University Belfast and Ulster University

20/02/2019 - A joint collaboration between Queen's University Belfast and the Ulster University, the Science Shop, which supports hundreds of community groups across Northern Ireland, today (Wednesday 20 February) celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Health

Four academics named among UK's 25 most influential researchers studying diabetes complications

19/02/2019 - Four Queen's University Belfast academics have been named among the UK's most influential researchers who study diabetes complications.

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Culture

Chinese New Year Celebrations at Queen's

19/02/2019 - Queen's celebrated the Year of the Pig with a series of cultural events and talks hosted by the Language Centre between 1 – 15 February, with Chinese New Year's Day commencing on Tuesday 5 February 2019.

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Health

Queen's Professor appointed to prestigious National Institute for Health Research role

13/02/2019 - Professor Danny McAuley has been appointed as the new Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme Director at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Science and Technology

Queen’s astrophysics expert honoured with a Royal Irish Academy Gold Medal

13/02/2019 - Queen’s University Belfast astrophysics expert, Professor Stephen Smartt, has been awarded a Gold Medal by the Royal Irish Academy.

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SOCIETY

Queen's University awarded £1m to boost social and economic research impact

12/02/2019 - Queen's University Belfast has been awarded more than £1m to support academics using social science-based research to tackle major societal challenges across the world over the next four years.

Society

Academics visit University of Virginia in Charlottesville to explore contested uses of the past

12/02/2019 - Two academics from Queen's School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics recently visited the University of Virginia in Charlottesville to explore contested uses of the past.

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Student Wellbeing

Queen's Students' Union launches OMNI student Mental Health campaign

7/02/2019 - Queen's Students' Union has launched an ambitious new campaign to tackle mental health issues facing students.

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Celebrating Our People

In pictures: Staff Excellence Awards 2018

6/02/2019 - Winners in the Staff Excellence Awards 2018 were announced at a gala ceremony on Friday 1 February in the Whitla Hall, hosted by comedian and actor Tim McGarry.

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Celebrating our People

QUEEN’S STAFF CELEBRATED IN 3RD ANNUAL STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARDS

- Congratulations to all the winners in the Staff Excellence Awards 2018. The winners were announced at a gala ceremony on Friday 1 February in the Whitla Hall, hosted by comedian and actor Tim McGarry.

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Recognition

Dr Lezley-Anne Hanna awarded Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

1/02/2019 - Dr Lezley-Anne Hanna, a Senior Lecturer (Education) from the School of Pharmacy, has just been awarded Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA, now part of Advance HE).

Diversity

Queen's University Belfast celebrates Gender Diversity Charter Mark Award

26/01/2019 - Queen's University Belfast has received a Women in Business Gender Diversity Charter Mark Bronze Award.

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Appointments

Professor Emma Flynn appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise

25/01/2019 - Queen's University Belfast is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Emma Flynn as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise.

Recognition

CSIT Shortlisted for Research Laboratory Team of the Year

24/01/2019 - The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) has been shortlisted for Research Laboratory Team of the Year in the Irish Laboratory Awards 2019.

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Recognition

Queen's research receives significant 'success project' recognition by the European Commission

23/01/2019 - A research project in Queen's Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine has been recognised by the European Commission as a 'success project', the only EU-funded project in the Faculty of MHLS to have recently received this recognition.

Reputation

Queen's University named world's top online university brand for 2017–18

22/01/2019 - Queen's University Belfast has recently been judged by an independent panel to be the 'Top Overall Online Brand' among 100 top ranked universities in the world.

People and Culture

Human Resources becomes 'People and Culture' Directorate

22/01/2019 - Queen's University Belfast's Human Resources Directorate has been renamed the People and Culture Directorate.

Diversity and Inclusion

University shortlisted for three National Diversity Awards

22/01/2019 - Queen's University Belfast has been shortlisted in three categories in the 2019 Legal Island Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Gala & Awards 2019.

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Awards

Dr Sinead O'Sullivan awarded AHRC Leadership Fellowship

21/01/2019 - Dr Sinead O'Sullivan, Senior Lecturer, from the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen's has been awarded a prestigious Leadership Fellowship by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Celebrating our staff

Queen's technicians gather for first cross-faculty Technician Commitment Event

11/01/2019 - Queen's University Belfast hosted its first Technician Commitment Event on Wednesday 9 January 2019, celebrating the unique expertise and contribution of its 240 technicians.

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Recognition

Queen's cybersecurity expert Professor Máire O'Neill wins prestigious Blavatnik Award

9/01/2019 - Queen's University Belfast cybersecurity expert Professor Máire O'Neill has been awarded US$30,000 in the second annual Blavatnik Awards in the UK, which honour outstanding young scientists under the age of 42.

Appointments

Joanne Clague appointed as Registrar and Chief Operating Officer

8/01/2019 - Queen’s University Belfast is pleased to announce the appointment of Joanne Clague as the next Registrar and Chief Operating Officer at the University.

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Recognition

Queen's staff recognised in New Year's Honours list 2019

3/01/2019 - The New Year's Honours list 2019, published on Saturday 29 December, recognised the achievements of five members of staff at Queen's.

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Public History

Smithsonian Institute's Dr Deborah Mack delivers the Annual Keith Jeffery Lecture in Public History

21/12/2018 - Dr Deborah Mack, Associate Director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, spoke to a packed lecture theatre in the Ulster Museum on Thursday 13 December when she delivered the annual Keith Jeffery Lecture.

Winners of the Vice-Chancellor's research Prizes 2018 were announced at an awards lunch hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Greer, in Riddel Hall.

Awards

Vice-Chancellor's Research Prizes 2018 – In pictures

14/12/2018 - The winners of the Vice-Chancellor's research Prizes 2018 were announced on Monday 10 December 2018 at an awards lunch hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Greer.

Events

Queen's hosts Human Rights Futures Conference

13/12/2018 - Queen's University recently hosted 'Human Rights Futures: The Agenda for the next 50 years', to mark the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland.

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Awards

Vice-Chancellor's Research Prizes 2018

14/12/2018 - The winners of the Vice-Chancellor's Research Prizes 2018 were announced on Monday 10 December at an awards lunch hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Greer.

Sustainability

Queen's named among NI's top companies for environmental leadership

5/12/2018 - Queen's has achieved Platinum status – the highest scoring level – in this year's Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey.

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IMPACT

Queen's Professor calls for Chief Government Linguist

29/11/2018 - Modern language researchers at some of the UK's leading Universities are calling for the appointment of a 'Chief Government Linguist' to champion the importance and relevance of languages to policy-making.

Reward and Recognition

Queen's academic earns prestigious Pharmaceutical Society Fellowship

16/11/2018 - Professor Carmel Hughes, from Queen's School of Pharmacy, has been appointed as a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI).

Impact

Queen's academics visit Yale University for the Early Childhood Peace Consortium

28/11/2018 - National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Global Health Research Group on Early Childhood Development (ECD) for Peacebuilding network to meet at the Early Childhood Peace Consortium at Yale University on Thursday 29 November.

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Environment and Sustainability

Queen's receives international recognition as a gold standard cycle friendly employer

14/11/2018 - Queen’s is celebrating international recognition, as the first organisation to achieve GOLD standard in Cycling UK’s Cycle Friendly Employer accreditation, which rewards companies in the UK who make their workplaces awe-inspiring through cycling.

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Employee Recognition

Vice-Chancellor's Research Prizes 2018 – Shortlist Announced

15/11/2018 - The shortlist for the Vice-Chancellor's Research Prizes 2018 has been announced, with 12 world-class researchers and three research groups named for the positive impact of their work.

Diversity and Inclusion

Launch of LGBT+ Staff Network an important milestone for inclusive university community

14/11/2018 - The official launch of the University's LGBT+ Staff Network, PRISM, took place on Tuesday 13 November in the Naughton Gallery and was attended by the Vice-Chancellor, senior leaders and staff from across the University.

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Recognition

ECIT Director recognised for outstanding scientific contributions to computing

12/11/2018 - The world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery), has named Professor Dimitrios Nikolopoulos among 49 Distinguished Members recognised for outstanding contributions to the field.

Impact

Queen's Professor elected President of AEA-Europe

9/11/2018 - Professor Jannette Elwood – Dean of Graduate Studies (AHSS) and Professor of Education in the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work – has been elected the next President of the Association of Educational Assessment (AEA) – Europe.

Recognition

Star Queen's employee wins Northern Ireland Cleaning Operative of the Year Award 2018

7/11/2018 - Renee (Sarah) Starbuck, a long-serving employee of the University, recently won 'Cleaning Operative of the Year' in the Education category at the regional awards of The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc), held in Belfast City Hall.

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Healthcare

Queen's Professor appeals for end to professional hierarchies in clinical practice

7/11/2018 - In a British Medical Journal cover story, Professor David Thompson from Queen's School of Nursing and Midwifery has appealed for the end of the Doctor – Nurse Game.

Equality

Athena SWAN Bronze Award for School of Law

6/11/2018 - Queen's School of Law has achieved Bronze in the latest round of Athena SWAN awards, adding to a growing number of these awards across the University.

Recognition

Queen's wins at Belfast Ambassador Awards

30/10/2018 - Three Queen's staff were recently honoured by Visit Belfast for their work in bringing major international events, worth millions to the local economy, to Belfast in the coming years.

e-Learning

'Think Difference, Act Differently' - Queen's launches new Diversity e-Learning resource for staff

5/11/2018 - Queen's has launched a new Diversity e-Learning resource for staff, called 'Think Difference, Act Differently'.

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Vote now

Vote for Queen's scientist John Stewart Bell to feature on £50 note

2/11/2018 - As we mark John Bell Day on Monday 5 October, staff, students and the Northern Ireland public are asked to vote for famous Belfast quantum physicist John Stewart Bell to feature on the Bank of England's new £50 note.

Engineering

Queen's researcher awarded RAE Industrial Fellowship

17/10/2018 - Dr Zafer Kazancι, from the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been awarded an Industrial Fellowship by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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Recognition

Awards for Queen's collaboration to improve sexual health of male prisoners

26/10/2018 - A collaboration involving researchers in the School of Nursing and Midwifery to improve the sexual health of men in NI's prisons has been recognised at the South Eastern Trust Chairman Awards and 2018 CIPR Northern Ireland PRide Awards.

Performing Arts

Queen's appoints new Ensemble in Residence

24/10/2018 - Queen's has appointed Belfast-based contemporary music group Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble as its new Ensemble in Residence for 2018/19.

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HEALTH

Leading cancer research team win The 2018 European Health Award

3/10/2018 - Researchers from Queen's and the University of Leeds, as part of a pan-European partnership called the European Cancer Concord (ECC)®, have won the prestigious 2018 European Health Award.

Recognition

Two National Teaching Fellowships 2018 Awarded in Queen's

8/10/2018 - Dr Lezley-Anne Hanna from the School of Pharmacy and Professor Gerry Gormley from the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences have each been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2018.

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NEW APPOINTMENT

New Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

28/09/2018 - Professor Stuart Elborn has been appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences and Professor of Medicine.

Recognition

Professor David Jones elected as Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

20/09/2018 - Professor David Jones, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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Impact

Alan Jones elected next RIBA President, 2019-21

19/09/2018 - Alan Jones – architect, Senior Lecturer in the School of Natural and Built Environment at Queen's, and currently the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Vice President for Education – has been elected the next RIBA President.

Arts and Entertainment

Good Vibrations at the Lyric Theatre

24/08/2018 - The Seamus Heaney Centre's Professor Glenn Patterson and Colin Carberry (Finance Directorate) bring their stage musical adaptation of popular biopic 'Good Vibrations' to the Lyric Theatre on Saturday 1 September for its world premiere.

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Diversity

Queen's staff member in Northern Ireland's first legally recognised humanist marriage

29/08/2018 - Paul Malone, from Queen's Accommodation team, was recently wed in Northern Ireland's first legally recognised humanist marriage.

Recognition

Queen's Professor elected to Royal Historical Society Council

21/08/2018 - Professor Chris Marsh, from the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, has been elected to the Royal Historical Society (RHS) Council.

Staff Recognition

Dr Leila Moura awarded RAEng Research Fellowship

9/08/2018 - Dr Leila Moura, from the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, has been awarded a prestigious research fellowship by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Visual Arts

Seamus Heaney Centre lecturer launches debut film in USA

25/07/2018 - Aislinn Clarke, lecturer in scriptwriting at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, launched her debut feature film 'The Devil's Doorway' on Friday 13 July in the USA.

Cultural History

Queen's hosts the British Shakespeare Conference

21/06/2018 - The British Shakespeare Association Conference took place at Queen's from 14–17 June 2018.

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Awards and Recognition

Queen's University Teaching Awards 2018

18/06/2018 - Ten individuals and teams from across the University have received Queen's University Teaching Awards in 2018 in recognition of their excellence in teaching and learning.

Awards and Recognition

Fulbright Scholarship awarded to research the US government's involvement in the NI Peace Process

18/06/2018 - An academic from Queen's has been awarded a UK-US Fulbright Visiting Scholarship to the US to explore the role of Irish-America and the US government in both the Northern Ireland conflict and peace process.

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Awards and Recognition

Queen's academic receives first US-UK Fulbright Scholarship in Social Work since 1967

18/06/2018 - An academic from Queen's has been awarded the first UK Fulbright Scholarship award in the discipline of Social Work for over 50 years.

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Awards and Recognition

Staff recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours List

12/06/2018 - Two members of Queen's staff have been honoured in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List.

History

Wiles Lecture Series 2018

13/06/2018 - This year's Wiles Lecture Series, organised by the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP), took place from Wednesday 16 – Saturday 19 May.

Awards and Recognition

Queen's wins at Royal College of Physicians Awards

5/06/2018 - Queen's Making Insulin Treatment Safer (MITS) Team has won The Royal College of Physicians 2018 Education Award for Excellence in Patient Care.

History

Queen's academics launch landmark book: The Cambridge History of Ireland

15/05/2018 - Academics from Queen's are part of a team of leading historians from around the world who have contributed to one of the most comprehensive and authoritative compilations of the history of Ireland.

Awards and Recognition

QUEEN’S CHEMIST WINS PRESTIGIOUS ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY AWARD

9/05/2018 - Professor Duncan Burns, currently based in the Institute for Global Food Security, has received the prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Anne Bennett Memorial Award for Distinguished Service.

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Awards and Recognition

Queen's Professor to receive Royal Geographical Society Award

4/05/2018 - Professor Keith Lilley, from the School of Natural and Built Environment, has been announced as the recipient of the Royal Geographical Society's (RGS) Cuthbert Peek Award.

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Events

Global Health Symposium 2018

25/04/2018 - The Global Health Symposium 2018 will take place over the 26–27 April, at Riddel Hall.

Equality and Diversity

National recognition for Queen's Equality and Diversity Champions

24/04/2018 - On Friday 23 March 2018, the winners of the Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Awards were announced at Titanic Belfast and it was a night of celebration for the University which collected two awards for its work in this field.

Awards and Recognition

MAJOR AWARD FOR IGFS ACADEMIC

19/04/2018 - Professor Bob Elwood has won a major award for his pioneering research into the question of whether crustaceans can and do feel pain, and the impact of that research.

Awards and Recognition

Queen's wins two DANI Awards for Clearing Campaign 2017

16/04/2018 - The University has won two prestigious DANI (Digital Advertising Northern Ireland) Awards for 'Best Digital Advertising Campaign' and 'Best Campaign in Education' for the Clearing Campaign 2017.

Culture and Arts

Queen's poet wins prestigious poetry award

28/03/2018 - Queen's poet Dr Leontia Flynn has been awarded the Irish Times Poetry Now Award.

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Events

Queen's to host Europe's largest History Conference

28/03/2018 - Queen's will play host to the European Social Science History Conference from Wednesday 4 – Saturday 7 April 2018.

Research

Queen's researcher awarded Royal Academy of Engineering research fellowship

16/03/2018 - Dr Myra Lydon, from Queen's School of Natural and Built Environment has been awarded a prestigious Research Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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Archaeology

QUEEN’S RESEARCHER AWARDED ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY CHARLEMONT GRANT

14/03/2018 - A Queen's postdoctoral researcher has been awarded a Charlemont Grant by the Royal Irish Academy (RIA).

Children's Rights

Queen's research team produce first-of-its-kind, child-friendly report for the UN

7/03/2018 - A team of researchers from Queen's Centre for Children's Rights have produced a child-friendly version of a report entitled 'Children's Rights and the Environment' for the United Nations (UN).

Health

QUEEN’S COLLABORATIVE PROJECT WINS ASTHMA / COPD PROJECT OF THE YEAR

28/02/2018 - A collaborative research partnership involving Queen's has won the Asthma / COPD Project of the Year at the 19th Northern Ireland Healthcare Awards.

Culture and Arts

Second award in six months for Queen's composer

26/02/2018 - Professor Piers Hellawell, from the School or Arts, English and Languages, is one of eleven UK composers to win the 2018 Composers' Fund awards made by the PRS Foundation for Music in London.

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History

Two Queen’s academics win prestigious wireless industry awards

7/02/2018 - Videos on the work of two Queen’s researchers have been selected as Gold and Silver Prize winners of the 2018 Mobile World Scholar Challenge.

History

Queen's staff and alumni mark the suffragettes centenary

7/02/2018 - Queen's staff and alumni were involved in a number of events to mark the centenary of the enfranchisement of women in Britain and Ireland in 1918.

Diversity and Inclusion

Queen's University shortlisted for national diversity awards

10/01/2018 - The new year brought good news for the University, which has been shortlisted for a number of national diversity awards.

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