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Research may have identified Jack the Ripper

Crucial DNA testing of a Victorian shawl, undertaken by a University of Leeds expert, may have helped solve the enduring riddle of the identity of Victorian serial killer Jack the Ripper.

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The University of Leeds hosts Universities UK annual conference

The University of Leeds hosts the Universities UK members’ annual conference this week, welcoming more than a hundred vice-chancellors to campus.

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University of Leeds to host Q-Step Centre as part of £19.5 million funding programme

The University of Leeds is delivering a step-change in its social science teaching as part of an ambitious intervention to address the critical shortage of quantitatively skilled social scientists.

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Research at the Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering aims to improve the lives of patients everywhere. Frank the cycling skeleton helps to test the strength of new hip and knee replacements. Read about this research

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Soldiers named added to war memorial at university

The names of 25 soldiers who fought in the First World War were uncovered by historian David Stowe and added to the University’s war memorial last week.

BBC news online
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Murder of British hostage David Haines condemned by the Prime Minister

Dr Lars Berger (POLIS) comments on the situation in the Middle East and Islamic State, following the Prime Minister vowing to do everything in his power to find those responsible

BBC Breakfast
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Saracens use data to raise the tactical game

A feature on rugby union highlights Saracens’ partnership with Professor Bill Gerrard (LUBS) and Deloitte, which uses data analysis to maximise effective play and player performance

The Times
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