10 things for November 2018
This month's essential news, events and opportunities for alumni.
1. We won a sustainability award
The University of Edinburgh has received the Sustainability Institution of the Year Award at the UK’s prestigious Green Gown Awards. The judges praised the University’s continuous work to adopt a unified approach across campus and boost social responsiblity and sustainability.
2. Join our carol service
The University's popular Carol Service will take place on Sunday 9 December in McEwan Hall, and alumni are welcome.
3. Read 'Edinburgh Friends'
The 2018 edition of 'Edinburgh Friends' is out, and available to read online. Find out how the University is making real changes in a challenging world.
4. Women's struggles in art show
Two politically-charged shows - Tremble Tremble / At the Gates - are running at the University's Talbot Rice Gallery until 26 January 2019.
5. £15m AI centre launched
A new hub – called the Industrial Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research in Digital Diagnostics, or iCAIRD – brings together a Scottish collaboration of 15 partners from academia, the NHS, and industry.
6. Chinese President learns about LiFi
The President of China has been given a presentation of LiFi – the high-speed wireless data transmission technology created by Edinburgh's Professor Harald Haas.
7. First Minister opens innovation hub
Nicola Sturgeon has formally opened the Roslin Innovation Centre at the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.
8. Fish lend clues to spinal repair
This month's new research pick offers fresh insights into how zebrafish repair their damaged nerve connections could aid the development of therapies for people with spinal cord injuries.
9. Help shape our website
The Alumni website is evolving and we'd like your help. This short survey will help us shape a website that meets the needs of all our alumni - please take part and have your say.
10. A London shindig
The University of Edinburgh London Alumni Network is considering putting on a ceilidh on 22 February 2019 with a nod to Robert Burns but without the speeches. Taking place at the Waterpoet in Shoreditch, the evening would include dancing to the fabulous Hooley Band Trio, delicious food and a welcome drink. Tickets will be £40. To register your interest please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 15th December 2018 as spaces will be limited.
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