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News archive 2009

Aging Bull

Monday 28 December 2009

Conservation work completed on founding document

Top ten tips for a green Christmas

Monday 21 December 2009

Sustainability Institute calls on every household to help cut waste this Christmas

Santa Baby

Friday 18 December 2009

The secrets to Santa's Sexiness.

John Burnside wins prestigious European award

Friday 11 December 2009

French prize awarded for memoir.

'Volume dial' neurone may aid spinal disease

Friday 11 December 2009

Discovery by St Andrews researchers could improve impaired movement.

Monkey see, monkey do

Friday 04 December 2009

Social conformity is not a uniquely human character trait.

Council and University to join in school partnership

Thursday 03 December 2009

A joint investment in Madras College announced.

Vive Le Cinéma Français!

Wednesday 02 December 2009

First ever French Film Festival comes to St Andrews.

'The Bard' named Scottish Book of the Year

Tuesday 01 December 2009

Professor Robert Crawford has won a major award for his biography of Robert Burns.

Honorary degrees November 2009

Tuesday 01 December 2009

Professors Douglas Dunn and Anthony Leggett are made honorary graduates of the University.

Closing Graduation address

Tuesday 01 December 2009

Professor Christopher Hawkesworth's closing address in full.

Fall of the wall

Monday 30 November 2009

A unique exhibition celebrating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

St Andrew's Day Graduation 2009 - opening address

Monday 30 November 2009

The Principal delivers the opening Graduation address.

The rebranding of Nessie

Friday 27 November 2009

Academic studies the changing cinematic face of the Loch Ness Monster.

The New Psychology underlying the G20 Policing Report

Friday 27 November 2009

`Respect crowds more, fear crowds less' say leading experts.

MUSA celebrates its first birthday

Thursday 26 November 2009

Special events and a 4 star VisitScotland award.

St Andrew's Day graduation

Tuesday 24 November 2009

Honorary degree recipients announced.

Why can't time run backwards?

Tuesday 24 November 2009

Nobel Prize-winner to deliver public lecture.

Student golf success

Friday 20 November 2009

Top student golfers win the Smurfit Cup.

The worm that turned evolutionary key

Friday 20 November 2009

Keelworm provides genetic link with man's ancient ancestor

Africa in Motion

Thursday 19 November 2009

Film festival celebrating African cinema launches this weekend.

£200,000 Alzheimer's research boost

Wednesday 18 November 2009

Cutting edge research project to investigate early stages of Alzheimer's

High profile award for classicist

Monday 16 November 2009

Professor awarded prize for study of Greek laughter.

A golden glow improves your looks

Monday 16 November 2009

Skin tones give clues to health.

Perfect pitch

Wednesday 11 November 2009

Forbesfest celebrates the life and music of viola player Watson Forbes.

Remembering in the 21st century

Tuesday 10 November 2009

Importance of 'digital memorials' highlighted by researcher.

SUPA researchers to benefit from £48 million investment

Tuesday 10 November 2009

St Andrews one of eight universities to receive share of SFC grant.

Alumni award for University Principal

Tuesday 10 November 2009

Dr Louise Richardson honoured by alma mater.

Reader meet author

Friday 06 November 2009

New Morrissey book launched in Manchester this weekend.

St Andrews leads new sea science alliance

Thursday 05 November 2009

Scotland will become a global leader in marine science within a decade.

Pioneering award for researcher

Wednesday 04 November 2009

St Andrews scientist awarded £2,000 for 'distinguished' research.

Global economy under the spotlight

Friday 30 October 2009

Cause and effect of the financial crisis to be examined.

God, Science and the new Atheism

Wednesday 28 October 2009

Leading cleric, philosopher and theologian to deliver public lecture.

Weight matters

Wednesday 28 October 2009

'Normal' sized girls are judged to be more attractive by young men.

T S Eliot's Daughter

Monday 26 October 2009

Scots poets gather for the prestigious British Academy Warton Lecture.

University scientist honoured

Friday 23 October 2009

St Andrews' scientist elected to prestigious organisation.

Capturing quasiparticles

Friday 23 October 2009

World first for St Andrews physicists.

Launching Project Zambia 2010

Tuesday 20 October 2009

The project continues after summer success.

Forward thinking poetry

Thursday 15 October 2009

Don Paterson wins the Forward poetry prize.

Policing the 'global neighbourhood'

Thursday 15 October 2009

Scottish and Dutch specialists join together to combat community unrest.

Bringing Dante to the people

Friday 09 October 2009

600 year old Italian tradition to be upheld at the University of St Andrews.

Physicists of the future

Wednesday 07 October 2009

New doctoral training centre opens.

International author to visit St Andrews

Tuesday 06 October 2009

Mohsin Hamid to give a public lecture.

Understanding population change

Tuesday 06 October 2009

New UK-wide centre launched today.

St Andrews blows its own trumpet

Tuesday 29 September 2009

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra begin a new residency at the University.

Invisible hand in invisible matter

Monday 28 September 2009

'Dark matter' could revolutionise our understanding of gravity.

Train your sports brain

Friday 18 September 2009

Leading sports psychologist improves 'mental game'.

Area-based government policies failing

Thursday 17 September 2009

Government housing schemes are not tackling unemployment.

Teenage kicks

Monday 14 September 2009

Perceptions about who and what is attractive change during our teenage years.

St Andrews named one of UK's top universities

Sunday 13 September 2009

University ranked in top five of latest guide.

Seals like it hot

Thursday 10 September 2009

Thermal imaging is used to study unseen aspects of the life of seals.

Setting sail with Greenpeace

Monday 07 September 2009

Combating climate change in the Arctic circle.

Sneak preview for fans of best-selling novelist

Wednesday 02 September 2009

A public reading of David Mitchell's new novel is the highlight of an academic conference.

Lecture proves levitation isn't just science fiction

Wednesday 02 September 2009

Levitation explained and demonstrated by Prof Ludwig Schultz

Reversèd Thunder

Friday 28 August 2009

University to host international conference on the Psalms.

You're hired!

Friday 28 August 2009

University hires its first female apprentice.

Familiarity breeds attraction

Friday 28 August 2009

'Visual' diet affects attraction to opposite sex.

Found: The planet that shouldn't exist

Wednesday 26 August 2009

'Bizarre' find by UK planet-hunting astronomers.

Quartet of awards for researchers

Friday 21 August 2009

Four prestigious prizes for St Andrews' chemists.

'Invisibility' two years away

Thursday 20 August 2009

Physicist at St Andrews aims to turn sci-fi into reality.

Mirror mirror

Friday 14 August 2009

Women are most attracted to men who look like them.

Seaside science

Thursday 13 August 2009

Science comes to the beach in exciting new family project.

Scots aid discovery of new planet

Thursday 13 August 2009

St Andrews' research behind the discovery of biggest planet ever found.

Student takes epic trip to Scotland

Thursday 13 August 2009

University student makes his way back to Fife on a kayak.

Scientist awarded Royal Medal

Wednesday 12 August 2009

Distinguished St Andrews' physicist honoured by Royal Society of Edinburgh

St Andrews Medical School secures top green rating

Wednesday 12 August 2009

New building awarded "Excellent" sustainability rating.

St Andrews top again

Thursday 06 August 2009

Students name St Andrews top mainstream University in UK.

University museums recognised by national body

Tuesday 04 August 2009

All three University museums officially accredited.

University musician makes final of talent contest

Friday 31 July 2009

Young guitarist to compete in final of Fife's Got Talent.

Rugby giants in St Andrews

Friday 31 July 2009

Gloucester rugby squad touch down in St Andrews for some pre-season training.

Academic goes Pop

Friday 31 July 2009

St Andrews' lecturer quoted by Iggy Pop.

Student residence taken over by Film Crew

Monday 27 July 2009

Distinctive St Andrews accommodation chosen as film location starring Keira Knightley.

Summer success for schools projects

Monday 20 July 2009

The University welcomes 400 teachers and pupils for summer programmes.

Fife Park plans move ahead

Friday 17 July 2009

Development will provide 500 additional bed spaces.

New team at the Students' Association

Thursday 16 July 2009

A new student team begin their sabbatical year.

Genesis since Charles Darwin

Wednesday 15 July 2009

Keynote lecture to be delivered as part of major conference.

Major research grant to solve practical problems

Wednesday 08 July 2009

Major funding will develop a 'Constraint Solver Synthesiser'.

Bugs under the Victorian microscope

Tuesday 07 July 2009

'Bugs and the Victorians' explores the history of an age.

International prize for physicist

Thursday 02 July 2009

Research Professor wins a major award for his work on superconductors.

University lands Green Gown Award

Tuesday 30 June 2009

Prestigious environmental award for Sustainable Development programme.

Here's one I made earlier: Chimps learn from watching videos

Tuesday 30 June 2009

Researchers find that chimpanzees are capable of social learning.

The art of invisibility and the perfect cat's eye

Tuesday 30 June 2009

Scientists have developed the perfect cat's eye using transformation optics.

Heraldry expert appointed to prestigious position

Monday 29 June 2009

Mark Dennis joins the Court of the Lord Lyon.

Graduation 2009 - closing address

Monday 29 June 2009

The Principal and Vice-Chancellor delivers the closing graduation address.

Honorary degrees 26 June 2009

Friday 26 June 2009

2Sir Chris Hoy and Dr Vartan Gregorian made honorary Doctors.

Honorary degrees 25 June 2009

Thursday 25 June 2009

Stephen Donaldson, the Rt Rev Dr Thomas Wright and Professor David Pines are conferred honorary doctorates.

University honours 24 June 2009

Wednesday 24 June 2009

Dr Jacqui Wood and Dr William Stevenson are honoured by the University.

Alumni weekend 2009

Wednesday 24 June 2009

300 graduates gather in St Andrews.

Election success for sports staff

Wednesday 24 June 2009

Staff join top committees at the Scottish Universities Sport conference.

Honorary degrees 23 June 2009

Tuesday 23 June 2009

Margaret Marshall OBE and Taufa Vakatale are awarded honorary degrees.

Graduation 2009 - opening address

Tuesday 23 June 2009

Principal delivers opening Graduation address.

Young astronauts take off

Tuesday 23 June 2009

60 pupils graduate from 'Space School' this week.

A night with NASA

Tuesday 23 June 2009

University to host a night of space exploration.

Students launch Legacy '09

Tuesday 23 June 2009

A new student-run 'Graduating Class Gift' initiative launches this week.

Keep well and stay healthy

Friday 19 June 2009

Researchers are looking for volunteers to take part in a new study on keeping fit and healthy later in life.

Honorary degrees June 2009

Wednesday 17 June 2009

Full list of honorands released.

Common stickleback the 'genius of the fish world'

Wednesday 17 June 2009

Scientists find common fish species has human ability to learn.

Band Aid academics launch fundraising campaign live on radio

Monday 15 June 2009

University song to be played on national radio

MBE and OBE for St Andrews' professors

Friday 12 June 2009

St Andrews' Professors named in Queen's Birthday Honours.

From quantum matter to global science engagement

Friday 12 June 2009

Renowned physicist to deliver public lecture.

Band Aid for students

Thursday 04 June 2009

University of St Andrews' academics write a song to fundraise for student hardship.

Prestigious library lecture series launched

Wednesday 03 June 2009

The King James Library Lectures mark a significant historical milestone.

University of St Andrews fourth best in UK

Wednesday 03 June 2009

The University has achieved its highest ever ranking in the Times Good University Guide 2010.

University honours cancer campaigner

Tuesday 02 June 2009

Major local fundraiser for cancer charities to receive an honorary degree.

St Andrews' Booker Prize project

Monday 01 June 2009

The University of St Andrews launches a unique reading initiative with The Booker Prize Foundation.

Chariots of Fife

Thursday 28 May 2009

University of St Andrews' academics to run the Edinburgh marathon for charity.

Olympic champion to be honoured by alma mater

Tuesday 26 May 2009

The University of St Andrews will pay tribute to former student and Olympic Champion Sir Chris Hoy next month.

Morrissey 'Greatest Living Oddity'

Friday 22 May 2009

Iconic singer should be valued for his awkwardness, according to St Andrews' academic.

Project Zambia sprinting ahead

Wednesday 20 May 2009

University initiative benefits from local support.

Prestigious award for St Andrews' Professor

Wednesday 13 May 2009

A scientist has been recognised as a world leader in his field by the Royal Astronomical Society.

University named third best in UK

Tuesday 12 May 2009

St Andrews achieves highest ever league table ranking.

Innovative sustainable development course launched

Tuesday 12 May 2009

Academics hope to increase understanding of the importance of sustainable development.

Interdisciplinary team awarded major funding

Monday 11 May 2009

Researchers  have secured major funding from the UK EPSRC worth over one million pounds.

Analysing effects of underwater noise on sperm whales

Thursday 07 May 2009

Dr Patrick Miller and colleagues have undertaken deep-sea research.

Pushing the limits of wind power

Wednesday 06 May 2009

Key issues on the future of wind power are addressed in a high-profile seminar.

International oil debate in St Andrews

Monday 04 May 2009

An ambitious student-run conference brings international experts to the University.

Divinity staff take the plunge

Thursday 30 April 2009

Hardy souls from the School of Divinity brave the traditional May Dip.

St Andrews pays tribute to 'Italy's sweetheart'

Thursday 30 April 2009

University to focus on late great actress in special Italian event this weekend.

Darwin's dangerous legacy?

Wednesday 29 April 2009

The conflict between science and religion in the classroom is the subject of the latest James Gregory public lecture.

Understanding the diversity of human mating behaviour

Friday 24 April 2009

St Andrews' scientists examine variation in human sex roles


Academic awarded for green efforts

Friday 24 April 2009

A St Andrews' academic has been named as one of Scotland' s top 'green champions'.

St Andrews link to US constitution celebrated

Thursday 23 April 2009

James Wilson's 250 year link with St Andrews highlighted at event in the US.

St Andrews pioneers 'cloud computing' research

Wednesday 22 April 2009

University invests £½ million in moving Scotland's IT 'into the cloud'.

New role for Vice-Principal

Tuesday 21 April 2009

Professor Christopher Smith has been appointed the next Director of the British School at Rome.

Neverland in St Andrews

Monday 20 April 2009

Major open-air performance of Peter Pan to be performed by local children.

Geoscience decision deferred

Monday 20 April 2009

Decision to close undergraduate course deferred for one year.

Tartan and turbans unite at St Andrews

Friday 17 April 2009

Scottish-Asian fusion to be celebrated at St Andrews student fashion show.

University pays tribute to 'distinguished' former Rector

Thursday 16 April 2009

The University has paid tribute to Sir Clement Freud who has died aged 84.

Green light from silicon

Wednesday 15 April 2009

Researchers have made a surprise development in the material at the heart of the microelectronics industry.

St Andrews' scientist to 'refine' size of Universe

Monday 13 April 2009

Answer to problem is in the stars.

Viruses and vaccines

Tuesday 14 April 2009

Academics have received a major funding boost to assist in their studies of viruses, immunity, vaccines and anti-viral drugs.

Telephone fundraising appeal raises record total

Wednesday 08 April 2009

Fundraisers have beaten the credit crunch by raising over a quarter of a million pounds.

Students 'half cut' for art

Wednesday 08 April 2009

St Andrews students launch nation's biggest student film festival.

How space eruptions happen

Tuesday 07 April 2009

Mathematicians have made a discovery which could lead to a better understanding of why huge eruptions occur in space.

Why do we behave the way we do?

Monday 06 April 2009

Major human behaviour conference in St Andrews.

Wealth, health and culture

Friday 03 April 2009

How can Scottish university research be more valuable to society?

Around the world in 2000 film festivals

Thursday 02 April 2009

Film festivals under the microscope at the University of St Andrews.

Red in the face

Wednesday 01 April 2009

People use the colour of your skin to judge how healthy you are, according to researchers at the University of St Andrews.

Gateway lights the way

Wednesday 01 April 2009

Eco-friendly lighting installed at landmark building.

Violence prevention scheme unveiled

Tuesday 31 March 2009

International project launched today.

Zambian project launched by University

Monday 30 March 2009

Trailblazing initiative launched by staff and students at the University of St Andrews.

University to switch off in aid of Earth Hour

Friday 27 March 2009

Two iconic buildings at the University to join global switch off.

Italian film festival comes to St Andrews

Thursday 26 March 2009

University of St Andrews to host first event dedicated to Italian film.

Closing Installation address

Wednesday 25 March 2009

The final address was delivered by Baroness Williams of Crosby.

Dr Richardson's Installation address

Wednesday 25 March 2009

The installation address "Journey through Continuity and Change" was delivered by Dr Louise Richardson.

New Principal outlines future of St Andrews

Wednesday 25 March 2009

Dr Louise Richardson makes her first address as Principal of the University of St Andrews.

New Principal to be installed

Friday 20 March 2009

Dr Louise Richardson to be officially installed as Principal of the University of St Andrews.

Outreach project looks at how brain works

Wednesday 18 March 2009

Scientists in Psychology demonstrate biases in the way in which people perceive faces as part of a Brain Day for Secondary School Students.

The Day After Peace

Wednesday 18 March 2009

Acclaimed filmmaker brings documentary to the University of St Andrews

University band makes waves on national radio

Monday 16 March 2009

St Andrews' academics to sing about the end of the world and the credit crunch.

University goes green

Friday 13 March 2009

Green Week runs from 14th - 21st March, 2009.

Feared by the bad, loved by the good?

Friday 13 March 2009

Dr Julian Luxford from the School of Art History has discovered a previously unknown document on Robin Hood.

Monkeys, minds and man

Wednesday 11 March 2009

Exploring the Origins of Intelligence.

The man who cycled the world

Wednesday 11 March 2009

Scottish cyclist Mark Beaumont tells of his incredible record-breaking journey.


Opening of Scottish Oceans Institute

Tuesday 10 March 2009

New centre launched to promote interdisciplinary marine research.

007 pledges support to student festival

Tuesday 17 March 2009

Sir Sean Connery prefers his martinis 'On the Rocks'.

Discovering science in St Andrews

Friday 06 March 2009

National Science and Engineering Week 2009 is celebrated with an interactive festival in St Andrews from 7th to 14th March.

Loyal Address

Tuesday 03 March 2009

The President of the Students' Representative Council shows his support for Mr Dunion.

The Rectorial address

Tuesday 03 March 2009

Kevin Dunion's speech during his Installation as Rector at The Younger Hall.

Principal welcomes new Rector

Tuesday 03 March 2009

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Dr Louise Richardson delivers the opening address at the Installation of the Rector.

University Court welcomes Rector

Tuesday 03 March 2009

Kevin Dunion's welcome from Kathleen Patrick, Senior Member of the University Court.

Students to compete in top US golf tournament.

Wednesday 25 February 2009

St Andrews' golfers to head to California.

Cancer recurrence fears 'overlooked'

Tuesday 24 February 2009

Specialists examine psychological care during recovery process.

Venomous women of the 19th century

Thursday 19 February 2009

Why the emancipation of women was linked to murderesses, witches and vampires.

Global Warming - is it real and what should we do?

Wednesday 18 February 2009

Sir John Houghton will present the fifth lecture in the James Gregory public lecture series on Science and Religion

The power of suggestion

Wednesday 18 February 2009

Researchers look at why suggestive therapy may prompt false memories.

'Lost treasures' to be unearthed by archivists

Tuesday 10 February 2009

Important literary archive to be catalogued by University of St Andrews.

How gorilla gestures point to evolution of human language

Monday 09 February 2009

Largest scientific study of gorilla gestures discovers repertoire of 102 different signals.

Darwin 200 in St Andrews

Wednesday 04 February 2009

Remarkable connections between the University of St Andrews and Charles Darwin will be made public.

Novel therapies for Parkinson's disease

Tuesday 03 February 2009

Brain stimulation to provide relief for patients.

What are you looking at?

Friday 30 January 2009

Scientists studying human tendency to follow another's gaze find link with distant cat-like relative.

Putting off the perfect putt?

Friday 30 January 2009

Thinking too much can put you off, according to St Andrews researchers.

Ambitious new arts festival announced by students

Tuesday 27 January 2009

Rival to the Edinburgh Fringe to be launched by St Andrews' students.

Women know bonnie babies best

Tuesday 20 January 2009

St Andrews researchers may finally have found the reason why women are more likely to coo over babies than men.

St Andrews launches innovative online course

Tuesday 20 January 2009

The University introduces a new Certificate level course in professional and sustainable food production.

Biblical diet 'unhealthy'

Tuesday 13 January 2009

Theologian studies the diet of the ancient Israelites through Bible.

Fighting flu

Thursday 08 January 2009

St Andrews' scientists have made a breakthrough in the search for potential new treatments for influenza.

Principal takes up post

Tuesday 06 January 2009

Dr Louise Richardson has taken up post as Principal of the University of St Andrews.