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First Issue of CSgrad, Our Alumni Newsletter
18-Aug-2008
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Summer 2008 saw the first issue of our alumni newsletter CSgrad. This is being mailed to all our alumni for whom we have contact details, and can also be obtained in electronic form from our website.

Graduation, prizes and pictures
18-Jul-2008
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Last week we said goodbye to our class of 2008. After the degree ceremony the department hosted a celebratory lunch. Prizes were given out, not only to the graduates but to prize winners in all years of our programmes. We were particularly pleased that a number of our industrial sponsors could also attend.

Bristol Academic to Chair Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction
30-Jun-2008
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Mike Fraser, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, will act as program co-chair of the ACM Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction. Dr. Fraser has been invited to chair by Microsoft Research who hosting the event. This conference is the premier venue for international researchers interested in the physical manipulation of digital information.

Bristol Computer Science Excels in National Student Survey
26-Jun-2008
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The National Student Survey in 2008 showed Bristol Computer Science department doing exceptionally well, including 90% student satisfaction.

New 7 million pound supercomputer facility opens
01-May-2008
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A new supercomputer facility, known as 'BlueCrystal', that will revolutionise research in areas such as climate change, drug design and aerospace engineering has been opened at the University of Bristol today [Thursday 1 May] by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eric Thomas.

Scholarships Worth up to Two Thousand Pounds
01-Aug-2008
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The department is delighted to announce the Mike Rogers' Scholarships in honour of our first head of department.

Visiting Fellow to Revolutionise Technology in Data Centres
11-Jul-2008
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A visiting fellow of the Dept of Computer Science, Fred Homewood, has developed with his new company a pioneering technology to radically improve the efficiency of high-performance data centres across the world. The company is based in the University of Bristol's SETsquared Business Acceleration Centre, which supports start-up companies.

P-P-P-P-Pick Up a Penguin
30-Jun-2008
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Ground-breaking technology that will enable biologists to identify and monitor large numbers of endangered animals, from butterflies to whales, without being captured, will be shown to the public for the first time at this year's Royal Society Summer Science exhibition [30 June to 3 July].

ARM in Bristol
09-May-2008
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April 28th saw a guest lecture by Joe Bungo, Senior Applications Engineer at ARM, to a 90 person audience from the COMS12200 Introduction to Computer Architecture unit, and selected staff and students from elsewhere. ARM was impressed by the level of interest generated from the attendants and decided to donate evaluation boards to supplement teaching in the area. More details in the full story.

Calibre of Bristol CS graduates recognised by industry
23-Apr-2008
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The head of Detica Forensics acknowledges the excellent training which Bristol Computer Science department provides in the areas of computer security, programming and the low-level operation of computing and other electronic devices.

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