Protocol for Covid-19 Issues during Final Exams in Ordinary Assessment Sessions and Resits in the First Semester of the 2020-2021 Academic Year
Full title: Instructions on the organisation and planning of final exams in ordinary assessment sessions and resits in the first semester of the 2020-2021 academic year at UGR faculties and schools
In view of the evolution of the health situation and the new extension of the measures adopted in accordance with Royal Decree 926/2020 of 25 October, declaring a state of alarm to contain the spread of infections caused by SARS-CoV-2, and the Order of 23 November 2020, amending the Order of 8 November 2020, which modulated alert levels 3 and 4 as a result of the critical Covid-19 epidemiological situation in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia and, moreover, with the aim of providing certainty to the university community and organising and planning teaching activities, the Rectorate of the University of Granada has decided, in agreement with the Rectors of the Andalusian public universities, to extend the measures currently in force, at least until the end of the teaching period of the first semester, under the following terms.
Dear members of the university community, While we are still awaiting the official publication of the extension of the Covid-19 measures adopted by the regional Andalusian authorities, we wish to inform that the measures adopted by the UGR on 9 November will be extended until the end of the first semester, as anticipated in the session of the University Senate held last Friday.
An international team of scientists, led by the Andalusian Earth Sciences Institute (CSIC-UGR), shows that Australian stingless bees produce their honeycombs by following complex patterns, yet they have no prior plan, nor do they coordinate with the other worker bees.
Scientists determine, for the first time, the gender and age of the authors of prehistoric paintings
An international team of scientists, led by the University of Granada, has, for the first time, applied the study of palaeodermatoglyphs (ancient fingerprints) to the cave paintings found in the Los Machos rock-shelter (on the eastern slope of the Cerro de Jabalcón in Zújar, Granada).
A team of scientists from the University of Granada has analysed the pollen records of the Cedrus (the cedar), a forest species that disappeared from the Iberian Peninsula due to natural—mainly climatic—causes at some point in the Pleistocene, to study why this species is also now disappearing in the Middle Atlas and the Rif Mountains of Morocco.
With regard to “Presidential Decree 9/2020 of 8 November establishing measures in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia in accordance with Royal Decree 926/2020 of 25 October, which declares a state of alarm in order to contain the spread of infections caused by SARS-CoV-2” (Official Gazette of the Regional Government of Andalusia [BOJA] No 77 of 8 November), the University wishes to inform of the following information:
This work is part of a strand of research being undertaken by the Department of Optics of the University of Granada (UGR) in Spain to analyse the effectiveness of various aids marketed as ostensibly ‘improving’ colour vision among colour-blind people. In 2018 and 2019, the research team demonstrated the ineffectiveness of two such products: EnChroma’s Cx-65 glasses and VINO’s 02 Amp Oxy-Iso glasses. Neither was found to improve the colour vision of colour-blind people.
Scientists discover that a plant produces different flowers in Spring than in Summer because of heat
A multidisciplinary team of researchers, coordinated by the University of Granada, describes this curious phenomenon in a particular species for the first time, which is due to ‘phenotypic plasticity’ (the ability of a genotype to produce different phenotypes in response to changes in the environment).