News

How fish survive extreme pressures of ocean life

Published
Wednesday 28th September, 2022
Categories
Science
Environment

Scientists have discovered how a chemical in the cells of marine organisms enables them to survive the high pressures found in the deep oceans.

Schools of fish in rays of sunlight

Using Leeds knowledge to save lives

Published
Monday 26th September, 2022
Categories
News

Poison Information Coordinator Sherika Whitelocke-Ballingsingh (MPh Public Health 2016) has received international recognition for her work to prevent lead poisoning in children across Jamaica.

Sherika Whitelocke-Ballingsingh poses for profile photo

Virtual worlds addressing real-life issues

Published
Monday 26th September, 2022
Categories
Working with business
Technology
Global

From space exploration to protecting the world’s rainforests, the benefits of creating virtual models of real-life scenarios are limitless.

Birds-eye view of part of a city. On the left side is the real-life representation, and on the right side a digital representation.

Mary Beard to give 2022 Alice Bacon Lecture 

Published
Monday 26th September, 2022
Categories
Events

Renowned scholar Professor Mary Beard is to give the latest public lecture in a University of Leeds series celebrating strong women. 

Professor Mary Beard sitting on an outdoor staircase and smiling at the camera

Tropical soils 'highly sensitive' to global warming

Published
Wednesday 21st September, 2022
Categories
Science
Environment

Global warming is likely to cause a decline in the number of species of microbes that live in tropical soils - and that could threaten the biodiversity of rainforests and increase carbon emissions.

Rainforest in Panama

Climate models unreliable in predicting damage to coral reefs

Published
Wednesday 21st September, 2022
Categories
Science
Environment

Climate models are unreliable when it comes to predicting the damage that tropical cyclones will do to sensitive coral reefs, according to a new study published in the journal Earth’s Future.

Feather Coral Reef in the Great Barrier Reef

Leeds Digital Festival 2022

Published
Tuesday 20th September, 2022
Categories
Technology
University
Working with our region
Working with business

Leeds Digital Festival has announced the full schedule for its latest instalment of the tech showcase, with over 200 events taking place from Tuesday 20 to Friday 30 September.

LDF 2022 logo

Poet Laureate marks death of Queen Elizabeth II

Published
Thursday 15th September, 2022
Categories
Arts & Culture

Simon Armitage, Professor of Poetry at Leeds' School of English, has written a poem to mark the death of Queen Elizabeth II, in his role as Poet Laureate.

Jadu floral tribute