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  • Can aspirin kill cancer?

    Aspirin is one of the oldest medicinal drugs available today. It is used to treat mild head­aches, common colds and even help prevent heart attacks and strokes. However, scientists are currently researching aspirin’s anti-cancer effects after...

  • January examinations

    The Christmas holidays are usually characterised by a number of assignments and the looming January exams. How productive have you managed to be? As much as possible I tried to get my assignments done while at the same time keeping up with the...

  • Call for applications for postgraduate scholarships

    Applications are being accepted for a Rotary scholarship worth $30,000 (€21,800) for international, postgraduate studies during academic year 2014-2015. The studies may be in any of the following subjects: peace and conflict prevention/resolution;...

  • Awarded title of visiting external professor

    Dr Joseph De Giovanni was recently awarded the title of visiting external professor of the University during a ceremony held at the Medical School auditorium at Mater Dei Hospital. Prof. Godfrey LaFerla, dean of the Faculty of Medicine and...

  • Schools hold Christmas carol service at Vittoriosa

    The school choirs of De La Salle College, Cottonera, and St Joseph Mater Boni Consilii School, Paola, joined forces over the festive season to perform in a Christmas carol service at Vittoriosa parish church. Boys and girls from both schools sang...

  • St Theresa College charity fun run raises €9,620

    A total of €9,620 in donations was raised during the 24th edition of the annual charity fun run of St Theresa College Girls’ Secondary School, Mrieħel. The event, which was held recently by the school development group of teachers, also included a...

  • An app to help pupils enjoy learning Maltese

    A group of first-year Sixth Form students from St Martin’s College, Swatar, who formed a company called Platinum to take part in the Junior Achievement Young Enterprise 2013 programme, have developed a web-app called MaltEasy, designed to help...

  • School celebrates its talent

    The students council at Our Lady Immacualte School, Ħamrun, recently organised a talent show for the third year running to enable students to display their various talents. This year’s show included dance, singing and performances using various...

  • The festive season

    What have you come to expect of the festive season? I pleasantly await the Christmas festivities for the delicious family dinner and relaxed parties with friends, drinking home-made mul­led wine, exchanging gifts and wat­ching a film or two. James...

  • Counselling research

    The Department of Counselling at the University’s Faculty for Social Wellbeing, in collaboration with the Malta Association for the Counselling Profession, is holding its first research conference on February 15 at the Dolmen Resort Hotel Qawra.

  • Performing arts in 20th century

    The Performing Arts in 20th-century Malta: Heritage, Transmission, Relevance is the title of a conference to be held by the University’s School of Performing Arts on March 28 and 29. The conference will present and document practices, trends,...

  • Combating plagiarism at University

    Awareness of plagiarism has increased in the past few years due to a number of infamous international cases making the headlines. But its practice still seems to be a problem among students, although it is not always committed intentionally. The...

  • Firm invests in young financial services talent

    Two third-year students of the University’s Bachelor of Commerce course who took part in a Global Capital-sponsored team assignment on international banking law were recently awarded a cheque for €100 by the insurance specialist. Giulia Maria...

  • Youths on The Zone this week

    Video interviews of youths talking about their careers, talents, social life and fashion are being featured on The Zone at www.timesofmalta.com /thezone. Tomorrow, several new interviews will be uploaded with youths involved in various professions...

  • Christmas concerts at St Cecilia’s Kindergartens

    Every child attending St Cecilia’s Kindergartens in Attard and Tarxien recently took part in their annual Christmas concerts. Parents and relatives watched their little children performing and enjoying themselves on stage, many oozing confidence,...

  • The hunting referendum

    Is the right to hunt a minority issue that deserves legal recognition and protection? I do not believe barbaric pastimes involving the destruction of innocent wildlife should be considered a right or legal issue. It does not deserve legal...

  • 741 Mcast students graduate

    The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology last week held three graduation ceremonies of 258 students who successfully completed their Bachelor degrees, and 483 who completed Higher National Diploma (HND) or other Malta Qualifications...

  • Think magazine published

    Imagine popping a pill, it scans the inside of your body and automatically tells your doctor which parts suffers from disease. This is not science fiction but reality stemming from research coming out of the University of Malta. Researchers are...

  • Gozo schools in anti-xenophobia project

    Gozo College’s Sannat primary school and special unit, and another school in Qala are taking part in a project entitled ‘Anti-xenophobia for children in all European schools’, together with schools from the Netherlands, Ireland and Austria. The...

  • Sixth Formers visit Strasbourg, Paris

    A group of 17 International Baccalaureate (IB) Sixth Formers from St Edward’s College, Cottonera, recently visited Strasbourg, France, to take part in Euroscola, in which students from 24 EU member states were given the chance to acquire...

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