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This Week at Loughborough | 17 June

14 June 2024

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Preparing for a world of “AI Everywhere”

17 June 2024, 3pm-4pm, EHB110A (Edward Herbert Building)

We are delighted to welcome Eric Grimson, Chancellor for Academic Advancement at MIT, Professor of Computer Science, and the Bernard M. Gordon Professor of Medical Engineering. He will talk about how MIT is embedding AI and computation throughout the Institute – within the curriculum, in new degree programs, and as a central research element in almost every department.

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IAS PGR Workshop – Dr Rudabeh Shahid “Bridging Disciplines and Methods”

19 June 2024, 9.30am-11.30am, International House

IAS Residential Fellow Dr Rudabeh Shahid delivers a Postgraduate Research (PGR) workshop on their research, titled “Bridging Disciplines and Methods: Enhancing Political Science through Interdisciplinary Teaching and Dynamic Simulations”

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IAS Seminar: “Break free, grow tall, reach far” – a systems approach for stunting reduction

19 June 2024, 12pm-1pm, International House/Zoom

Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) Visiting Fellow Dr Lisanne Du Plessis will deliver a seminar on their research. The nutritional status of young children in South Africa is of great concern. Stunting in a quarter of children under five is particularly alarming since it poses significant costs to health, cognitive development, schooling, and economic performance in the future.

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Policy Unit GE2024 Series: Mapping the Manifestos to Loughborough’s Expertise

19 June 2024, 12pm-12.45pm, MS Teams

A big moment in every General Election campaign is when the parties unveil their manifestos to tell us in writing what they would do if they were to enter government. In this GE24 session, Paddy Smith will be going through the manifestos and zooming in on the areas in which Loughborough University has research strengths and expertise.

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Summer Showcase 2024

19 June 2024, 9am-3pm, James France Building/Online

The Doctoral College and Enhanced Academic Practice (Organisational Development) are delighted to announce this year’s Summer Showcase for Doctoral Researchers. The Summer Showcase is a fun event that brings doctoral researchers together from across the University to share their work via engaging, accessible and creative formats, and network in a vibrant and supportive environment.

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Pride Month Zine Workshop

19 June 2024, 3pm-4pm, Pilkington Library (Seminar Room 1)

In honor of Pride Month, the Library is hosting an exciting workshop where you can unleash your creativity and contribute to a dynamic LGBTQ+ zine. Whether you’re an experienced writer, an aspiring artist, or simply someone with a story to share, this is your chance to make your voice heard and celebrate the diversity of our community.

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Architecture End of Year Show 2024

19 June 2024, 2pm-6.30pm, Keith Green Building/Sir David Davies Building

Loughborough University’s annual Architecture End of Year Show is a free exhibition displaying a culmination of over 70 students’ academic journeys, showcasing their architectural works and accomplishments. The show offers a platform for emerging talents to showcase their skills, ideas, and architectural visions and for industry partners and sponsors to learn and explore new opportunities for effective collaboration. The work featured in the exhibition will revolve around the theme of circularity.

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IAS Seminar – Graphic heritage: Politics, power & placemaking

20 June 2024, 12pm-1pm, International House/Zoom

Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) Residential Fellow Dr Alison Barnes will deliver a seminar on their research. This seminar will primarily focus on two very different shopping areas within Walthamstow in London, one of which has, in part, been the recipient of a planned National Lottery funded Townscape Heritage Regeneration scheme.

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Laughter Club

20 June 2024, 12.15pm-1pm, EHB217 (Chaplaincy Innerspace)

Try something new and join the University Chaplaincy for their monthly Laughter Club. Combining playfulness, laughter, and breathing for pleasure and health, laughter yoga provides a serotonin boost to help you feel good for the rest of the day.

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Returners Coffee Club Launch

20 June 2024, 3pm-4pm, 1.01 Rutland

Have you recently returned to work after family leave? If so, come along to the first meeting of the Returners Coffee Club! This is an informal meet-up over coffee and pastries to support anyone returning from family leave in the last six months (or so). It will be a great chance for you to meet new people, share encouragement and experiences with other colleagues in the same boat, and get peer support with your transition back into work at the University.

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Celebrating Physiology in Loughborough

20 June 2024, 1.30pm-5pm, Clyde Williams Building/CC011 (James France)

The School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences (SSEHS) is to be awarded a plaque by the Physiological Society to recognise the School as a centre of excellence for physiology in sport, exercise and health science.

The Physiological Society’s Excellence in Physiology Award honours institutions that are centres of excellence for physiology in either discovery or leadership. This award is presented by the Board of Trustees following recommendation from the Nominations Committee.

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African/Caribbean Event

21 June 2024, 4pm-10pm, Village Bar Restaurant

Loughborough University’s REACH Staff Network warmly invites students, staff, family, friends, and the wider community to help celebrate the second African/Caribbean event to be held on campus. During the event, you will be treated to delicious and authentic African and Caribbean food, drink and entertainment.

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Exhibition: The Art Schools of the Midlands

16 May-28 June 2024, 12pm-2pm, Martin Hall Exhibition Space

Martin Hall Gallery presents ‘The Art Schools of the Midlands’, the latest iteration of John Beck and Matthew Cornford’s ambitious Art School Project exploring the history and legacies of the nation’s art schools. The project combines original photography, textual and archival materials to examine the vital role art schools have played, and continue to play, in the cultural and economic life of our towns and cities.

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