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Aging of societies, bodies and minds. Meeting June 2-3 2015 in Umeå


New publications with a focus on gender from Umeå Group for Premodern Studies

“Laughter, Humor, and the (Un)making of Gender: Historical and Cultural Perspectives” and “Deviant Women: Cultural, Linguistic and Literary Approaches to Narratives of Femininity” are two new publications from the research environment Umeå Group for Premodern Studies (UGPS).

Emmanuelle Charpentier named in Time magazine’s ‘100 most influential people in world' list

Emmanuelle Charpentier, professor at Umeå University, has been selected by Time magazine as one of its 100 most influential people in the world list for 2015.

Major grant to establish new molecular medicine centre at Umeå University

Wallenberg Centre of Molecular Medicine at Umeå University – a new research centre at Umeå University – is part of a national plan on how Sweden will regain its world-leading position in medical research. Behind the centre stands Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation in cooperation with Umeå Universi...

CEO Branding – Theory and Practice by Routledge

Professor Lars G. Hassel contributes with a chapter in a textbook on CEO Branding – Theory and Practice forthcoming on Routledge 2015.

Strokes can double the likelihood of attempted suicide

Stroke patients can be up to twice as likely to commit suicide compared with the rest of the population, and the risk of attempted suicide is highest within the first two years after a stroke. These are the findings of a study from Umeå University published in the journal Neurology.

Call for abstracts: “Beyond the nuclear family: the philosophy of close personal relationships”

The conference will be held at Umeå University September 10-11 and address normative questions concerning close personal relationships and the family. Graduate students and recent PhDs are welcome to submit abstracts, no later than April 19th.

Prominent ALS researcher at Umeå University named Wallenberg Clinical Scholar

Peter Andersen, Professor of Neurology at the Faculty of Medicine and senior clinical neurologist at the University hospital of Umeå, has received SEK 15 million in funding from the Wallenberg Clinical Scholars program to find a treatment that inhibits the deadly course of events in ALS. He is one o...

Post-doctoral position in Statistics

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our new research laboratory Stat4Reg (www.stat4reg.se), where we are devoted at developing novel statistical methods for the analysis of large databases linking health and socio-economic registers.

Tools for resilient communities – Made in Sliperiet

Interaction designer Ambra Trotto, Umeå School of Architecture, Sweden, is the leader of a new project - Community SOS - which aims to create an integrated platform to connect people in need of help and volunteers during a natural disaster. On March 23 the project started a crowdfunding campaign wit...

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