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In this issue: Photos of Cardiff in Autumn, invite to Cardiff in London, New Alzheimer's risk genes discovered in record study, Hadyn Ellis Building launch, internship opportunities, alumni noticeboard and find-a-friend - and more.

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Thank you: A huge thank you to the alumni volunteers who made our latest event in China such a success! (Pictured above): read more 

Got a cold? Stay warm and have a curry! An article on how to avoid getting ill this winter refers to research from the University’s Common Cold Centre which found that volunteers who soaked their feet in ice water did catch more colds than those who did not, Dayton Daily News p.10. Meanwhile, Professor Ron Eccles, director of the University’s Common Cold Centre recommends a hot spicy curry to reduce coughing and sore throat symptoms, Mail on Sunday.  See top tips from the Cardiff Common Cold Centre.

Scared of spiders? Dr Rhys Jones, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, School of Biosciences, comments on reports that venomous false widow spiders have spread to Wales. Dr Jones said that the risk of getting bitten by the spider was “minimal” and would in most cases be less painful than a bee sting, Wales Online.

Aged 18-35?  Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) is seeking participants for multiple studies at exploring the brain mechanisms underlying human attention and cognition. "Some studies involve magnetic stimulation and recording of brain activity as participants perform simple behavioural tasks. We are seeking to recruit healthy individuals with normal or corrected-to-normal vision, aged between 18 and 35 years. Participants will be reimbursed £6-10 per hour, depending on the study, and most experiments involve a total of approximately 2-15 hours participation."  Email Sinead Morrison for more info.

Congratulations to Cardiff School of Engineering alumnus Andrew Jolly as he joins the board of Pacific Green Technologies Inc, US Fed News. 

More from Cardiff alumna Vanessa Platt who the Literature category in the 2013 Undergraduate Awards and says; "Professor Radhika Mohanram was a great help and encouragement, sending me away to improve my title when I came to her with a first draft, and generally running a fantastic module at a fantastic University. It has been a joy to study at Cardiff, from beginning to end." European Union News.

A 107-year-old diary has been unearthed in a store cupboard in a Cardiff primary school, thought to be penned by Jennie Edwards, who lived from 1907-1908 at the Aberdare Hall – located on the University’s main campus, Western Mail. 

Researchers from the School of Medicine have published a study which concludes that there’s been a real and substantial increase in adolescent emotional problems in England over recent decades, especially among girls. The proportion of girls with five or more psychological symptoms doubled, Huffington Post.

"Cardiff University English literature grad and male model Matthew Hitt is not only making a sizeable impression on the world's catwalks but his New York-based band Drowners are taking giant strides in the US. The four-piece fronted by Rhondda-born Hitt have recently finished a whistlestop tour as guests of Arctic Monkeys in Toronto, Boston and New York." Press alert from The Western Mail, see Drowners Tumblr page for more. 

Vanessa Platt (School of English, Communication and Philosophy graduate) has been recognised as one of the best and brightest students in the world by an international academic awards programme.

Ed Green (Welsh School of Architecture graduate and part-time lecturer), has won a top the top prize in a UK competition organised by the National Self Build Association for having designed a sustainable house on a shoestring budget, South Wales Echo, p.6

David Grenfell, graduate from Cardiff Business School, has just shared this rather poignant but lovely photo of the 'Girl' sculpture from the Gorsedd Gardens in the snow, via @DavidGrenfell.

Girl - Photo belongs to David Grenfell

Former Miss Wales and Cardiff Business School undergraduate Sophie Moulds prepares for fresh shot at top beauty title - while studying for her degree. WalesOnline

Cardiff is the best UK city for young adults because of its low cost of living, good job opportunities and decent wages, a new poll suggests, BBC News

Dr Ian LewisCardiff University alumnus and associate director of research for Tenovus, discusses the charity’s Sing With Us choir research project, undertaken in joint-partnership with Cardiff University. Western Mail p.23, see Tenovus website

Gordon Hall (Cardiff Law School), has published a book recounting humorous tales of his experiences from more than 30 years as a dentist. 

John Rogers Prosser (Law, 1974), has just published his first e-novel on Amazon, 'The Cool, Coal and Black Lightning' set in South East Wales where he grew up. 

Lorenzo Simonelli (Cardiff Business School), has been appointed head of General Electric Co’s oil and gas division. Wall St. Cheat Sheet asks if he will one day run the company.

Christian Farrow (Cardiff Law School), of Acuity Legal has won the Young Dealmaker of the Year.  Christian has acted as lead legal adviser on many deals over the past year, heads Acuity's energy team and was made a partner in 2012.

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Nostalgia and memories

Old photos from Cardiff: We're beginning to go through the archives and will share our favourite photos, like this one, of students in front of Main Building in the 1920s. 01-10-2013

Favourite Lecturer: It was wonderful to hear from over 400 alumni about their favourite Cardiff Staff members. There's still time to nominate yours! 28-09-2013

Advising students and more

Alumni Guide: Thank you to everyone who helped with this first-ever Alumni Guide to Cardiff University. You can see the Guide here and take part in next year's online too. 28-09-2013

Cardiff Movie Lines: In honour of the epic journey our freshers are beginning to make as they arrive on campus, you've been coming up with some epic Cardiff Movie Lines. Choose your favourite quote and get Cardiff in there - the best #CardiffMovieLines will win a £20 cinema ticket. 28-09-2013

Travelling the world from Cardiff: We often say that Cardiff is a wonderful place to live, partly because it's close to London and continental Europe. Is it true? 28-09-2013


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