10 things for February 2019
This month's essential news, events and opportunities for alumni.
1. Creative and Cultural Careers Festival
Recent graduates, from any subject, who are interested in finding out more about working in the Creative Industries, Media or Cultural institutions are welcome to take part in the CCCF. Through the events running 11 - 15 March, you can learn about many different sectors, industries, professions and crafts.
2. Investigating the role of genes in anxiety and depression
Researchers at the University's Department of Psychiatry are inviting people to take part in a study investigating the role of genes in anxiety and depression. The research – known as The Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (GLAD) Study – aims to better understand depression and anxiety in order to improve the lives of people with mental health issues.
Depression's origins focus of huge gene study
3. International Women's Day Lecture 2019
Professor Dame Anne Glover, FRS, PRSE, Molecular Biologist and President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh will give the International Women's Day Lecture on Friday 8 March 2019.
4. Share your words for Edit magazine
Introduce us to a word in your language (other than English) and help us showcase the linguistic diversity of our alumni. It could even appear in the next Edit magazine.
5. Alumni gatherings in the United States
Join the University of Edinburgh Alumni Club of Washington DC for a talk by Professor Charlie Jeffery, Senior Vice-Principal and Professor of Politics, in Washington DC on Tuesday 26 March 2019. Hear about recent achievements and exciting developments at the University at the informal alumni gathering in Chicago on Wednesday 27 March. Or watch Dr Lori Watson, lecturer in Scottish Ethnography give a talk and performance on Thursday 4 April in New York, as part of a wider Scotland Week event.
6. Art exhibition ventures beyond borders
The political and cultural impact of borders is explored in a powerful new show at the University’s Talbot Rice Gallery. 'Borderlines' is free and runs from 23 February until 4 May 2019.
7. Edinburgh joins European universities group
The University has reinforced its commitment to European engagement by joining UNA Europa – a group of seven leading universities that is seeking to redesign the sector in Europe. Mobility is a key principle of the group, with students from UNA Europa universities able to combine studies in seven EU countries – Spain, Italy, France, Belgium, Poland, Germany and the UK.
8. Your views on gene-edited meat
People are being invited to share their views on the use of gene-editing technologies in animals through an online survey. The responses will be used to inform research at the University’s Roslin Institute, which has already used the technology to produce pigs that are resistant to a devastating disease.
Gene-edited meat survey to seek public views
9. Postgraduate Virtual Open Week
Interested in further study at the University? Join our Postgraduate Virtual Open Week, 11-15 March. Find out more about postgraduate studies through subject talks, student panels and much more, from wherever you are in the world.
10. Blogging about social responsibility and sustainability
The popular 'Visions' blog from the University's Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability is a great place to find out what the University community is doing to improve planetary health. Recent entries include opinions from Edinburgh academics supporting the Youth Strikes for Climate, ethical social enterprises set up by students, and how to live plastic free in Edinburgh.
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