Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Higher Education Group Meeting - Physics and Social Complexity

Institute of Physics
Higher Education Group Meeting
Physics and Social Complexity

Wednesday December 1 2010

Institute of Physics,
76 Portland Place, London

The programme brings together academics from Sociology and from Physics to describe their research programmes with policy advisors who will discuss applications. The meeting will end with a discussion of the potential role of social physics in undergraduate progammes. The meeting will be of interest to those responsible for designing research-led curricula in physics.

There is a charge of £25 for this meeting payable on the day.

Advanced booking is essential:
please contact Daxa Patel at the Department of Physics in Leicester
(dp204 -at- le.ac.uk) to reserve a place.

Monday, 22 November 2010

ResearcherID: your e-publication list

Use EndNote and EndNote Web to manage your personal publication list in ResearcherID, a free author community where you can create your own profile to eliminate author misidentification. Search ResearcherID to find collaborators and more. New features include:

Connect to EndNote Web from any ResearcherID page to manage your publication list, perform online searches and edit records in one click.

Compare your publication list with Web of Science to add Times Cited details automatically.

The best part is you can use the same login/password for ResearcherID and EndNote Web as for personal area of Web of Knowledge.

For databases:

My EndNote Web:

Register with your university email address.

Thursday, 18 November 2010


UseMyAbility website results from a Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) project on employability and disability.

Sections for students, university staff and employers at:


Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Presentations available WoK - Bibliometric Course.

Following the recent Web of knowledge Bibliometric course, the three presentations are available:

1. Researcher Evaluation.
2. The Metrics.
3. Using Bibliometrics.

See the Mimas Web of Knowledge Service for UK Education web site at: http://wok.mimas.ac.uk/support/documentation/#presentations

In addition, there is the Thomson Reuters White Paper.

Using Bibliometrics: A Guide to Evaluating Research Performance with Citation Data which can be viewed at:

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

IADIS: International Conference Mobile Learning 2011

10 to 12 March 2011
Avila, Spain.

Call for paper deadline for submissions (1st call extension): 29 November 2010

The conference seeks to provide a forum for the discussion and presentation of mobile learning research.


Friday, 5 November 2010

JISC Online Conference Innovating e-Learning

Online conference
23-26 November 2010


JISC Legal 10 Year Anniversary: Top Ten Tips

Designed to assist navigating the advantages ICT brings.


More effective lectures and tutorials

The HE Academy's UK Physical Sciences Centre has organised a series of workshops around the theme of doing things more effectively.

i) More Effective Lectures,
Wednesday 15th December 2010,
University of Edinburgh

More information

ii) More Effective Tutorials/Workshops,
12th January 2011,
Loughborough University

More information

Global Horizons festival

The events run from 13-20 November.

Many events are FREE and staff, students and the general public are welcome.

A full programme and booking details are online at:

Among the highlights are international music and dance concert – Rhythmic World - which includes African drumming, flamenco, Brazillian Capoeira, Punjabi dance, Italian song, Georgian singing, Egyptian belly dancing, and Middle Eastern music.

The Global Horizons programme also includes:
- a 5 a-side mini world cup tournament (we hope staff will join in);
- a Bhangra Dance Workshop and a Georgian Singing workshop
- A Mexican Fiesta! Celebrating 200 years of Mexican independence
- a photography and film competition
- information for students about studying/working abroad, and about working in the UK for international students

RSE Beltane Prize for Public Engagement

Nominees are invited from all disciplines, and all organisations, across Scotland for this new prize to reward and celebrate public engagement with research, jointly founded by Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Beltane for Public Engagement.

Two Prizes will be made:

i) The RSE Beltane Senior Prize for Public Engagement, awarded to an individual with long standing experience of this field.
ii) The RSE Beltane Innovators Award, for an emerging talent.

The closing date is 31st January 2011.