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    Maria Rosa Buxarrais, professor of Moral Education at the UB.

    Maria Rosa Buxarrais, professor of Moral Education at the UB.

    Maria Rosa Buxarrais talks about conciliation: “A change in conciliation will not happen until there is a forceful social demand”

    Entrevistes

    26/01/2015

    Tomorrow, Tuesday 27 January, the book La conciliación familiar, laboral, social y personal: una cuestión ética is presented at the bookshop Documenta, in Barcelona, (144, Carrer Pau Claris), at 7 p.m. The editors and co-authors of the book—Maria Rosa Buxarrais, professor of Moral Education at...

    The photograph

    A moment during the concert.

    A moment during the concert.

    Benefit concert to raise funds for the Obra Social de Sant Joan de Déu

    Cultura

    27/02/2015

    To raise funds for the Barcelona Magic Line (BML) was the main objective of the concert given by lecturers of the University of Barcelona entitled “De la música tradicional al jazz”, which took place yesterday in the Paranymph of the Historic Building. The concert was part of the 28th Musical Season at the University, organised by the Office of the Vice-Rector for Institutional...

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    • The system also assesses speaker’s degree of agitation by analysing arm movement and voice intensity.- The UB develops an artificial intelligence system to analyse non-verbal communication quality 02/03/2015
      The UB develops an artificial intelligence system to analyse non-verbal communication quality

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      In academic presentations, to keep eye-contact with the panel while exposing and gesticulating matches with high marks. This is one of the conclusions of a study in which researchers at the University of Barcelona (UB) have created a new system of artificial intelligence to evaluate the quality of non-verbal...

    • A beam of protons enters the LHCb detector on the left, creating a B0s particle, which decays into two muons (purple tracks crossing the whole detector). Image: CERN- The UB participates in second period of operation of the Large Hadron Collider 25/02/2015
      The UB participates in second period of operation of the Large Hadron Collider

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      After a two-year shutdown, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), located at the headquarters of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), in Geneva (Switzerland), is scheduled to restart early in 2015. The collision energy at restart will be 13 teraelectron volts (TeV), a significant increase...

    • On 19 February, <i>The New England Journal of Medicine</i> publishes the results of a study that demonstrates the effectiveness of the strategy proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to eradicate yaws by 2020.- One step closer to yaws eradication 19/02/2015
      One step closer to yaws eradication

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      On 19 February, The New England Journal of Medicine publishes the results of a study that demonstrates the effectiveness of the strategy proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to eradicate yaws by 2020. The study is led by researchers at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal);...

    • The main objective of NanoDivulga is to bring citizens closer to nanoscience and nanotechnology. - The UB sets up the project NanoDivulga 19/02/2015
      The UB sets up the project NanoDivulga

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      La UB divulga has a new challenge: to bring citizens closer to nanotechnology and nanoscience and to highlight the unique properties of nanomaterials and nanotechnologies. In order to achieve this aim, the Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit (UCC+i), together with the Science and Technology Centres...

    • From left to right: Florenci Serras, Marina Ruiz-Romero and Montserrat Corominas.- Genetic mechanism discovery key to controlling cell growth in the vinegar fly 18/02/2015
      Genetic mechanism discovery key to controlling cell growth in the vinegar fly

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      A group of researchers of the University of Barcelona (UB) have described a key interaction to understanding growth control in the vinegar fly (Drosophila melanogaster). According to the study, published in the journal of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), EMBO Reports, the interaction...

    • The European Parliament has published the results of the study Wage dispersion in the EU, elaborated by the AQR-Lab of the UB.- Inequality increased in two thirds of EU member states between 2006 and 2011 17/02/2015
      Inequality increased in two thirds of EU member states between 2006 and 2011

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      The European Parliament has published the results of the study Wage dispersion in the EU, elaborated by the Laboratory of Knowledge Transfer on Applied Economics (AQR-Lab) of the University of Barcelona. The study analyses the role of labour market institutions in the evolution of wage inequality across...

    • The second edition of the Workshop on Water Archaeology is coordinated by Dr Miquel Salgot and Dr Rocio Da Riva.- New insights into archaeology at the UB 16/02/2015
      New insights into archaeology at the UB

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      Two seminars focused on the new trends in archaeology research given by lecturers of the University of Barcelona (UB) take place on 18 February. The Research Group on Public Archaeology and Heritage (GAPP) of the UB organises the "Seminari entorn als valors del patrimoni i la interacció amb el...

    • Professor Maria Casado and the judge Juan José López Ortega are the coordinators of the book. - Stolen babies, disappeared people and international law on the seminar &ldquo;ADN i desaparicions forçoses&rdquo; 12/02/2015
      Stolen babies, disappeared people and international law on the seminar “ADN i desaparicions forçoses”

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      Forensic genetics, bioethics and human rights, stolen babies and the use of DNA to find disappeared people are some of the contents included on the programme of the seminar "ADN i desaparicions forçoses", organised by the Bioethics and Law Observatory (OBD) and the Unesco Chair in Bioethics...

    • The app Calafell Open Air Museum uses augmented reality technologies.- Pioneering app makes a 3D reconstruction of the history of the Iberian citadel of Calafell 11/02/2015
      Pioneering app makes a 3D reconstruction of the history of the Iberian citadel of Calafell

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      Researchers from the University of Barcelona have created an app that makes a 3D reconstruction of the Iberian citadel of Calafell (Tarragona), dated at 2,500 years ago. The app Calafell Open Air Museum uses augmented reality technologies and takes profit of virtual reality to show how this settlement...

    • In blue, small fractures between cells that close within minutes. Image: IBEC- Fracking found in living tissues 10/02/2015
      Fracking found in living tissues

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      Generally, the word hydraulic fracturing or fracking refers to the controversial technique used to extract gas and petroleum from shale rock layers. Now, Xavier Trepat, researcher in the Department of Physiological Sciences I of the University of Barcelona and ICREA research professor at the Institute...

    • Detail of a mouse brain. In red, molecules attached to the shuttle which have managed to cross the barrier and reach the brain. Image: Benjamí Oller, IRB- An &ldquo;ambulance&rdquo; for the brain 09/02/2015
      An “ambulance” for the brain

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      The brain is protected by a barrier of cells that tightly regulates the transport of substances into this organ in order to prevent infection. The essential protective function of this barrier is also a red light for 98% of drug candidates for the treatment of the central nervous system. Now, a study...

    • The opening ceremony featured presentations by the Spanish minister for Industry, Energy and Tourism, José Manuel Soria, and the president of Funseam and Enagás, Antonio Llardén. - The international energy sector gathers at the PCB to address market competitiveness and the key to sustainability 09/02/2015
      The international energy sector gathers at the PCB to address market competitiveness and the key to sustainability

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      On 2 and 3 February, executives of the leading companies in the energy market, representatives of international regulatory agencies and recognized international experts from academia and business fields around the world met at the Barcelona Science Park (PCB) on the 3rd International Symposium Funseam....

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