A laptop
Mon, 03/23/2020 - 11:42

New electronic resources made available via the UGR Library website

New electronic resources offered by a wide range of providers and publishers have been made available via the UGR Library website. Access to the resources is unrestricted, although they will be available for a limited period only. This measure aims to enhance the resources available to our library users in these difficult times owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. A VPN connection is needed to access these resources.

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 12:11

A new study reveals that Orce (Granada) was the ‘Silicon Valley’ of Prehistoric Spain

A new study within the ‘ProyectORCE’ research project—headed by Juan Manuel Jiménez Arenas of the Department of Prehistory and Archaeology at the University of Granada (UGR)—has revealed the complexity of the behaviour and the highly-innovative character of the human groups—hominins, the oldest on the European continent—that once inhabited Orce (Granada).

Devices for measuring potassium in water, creatinine in urine, and glucose in blood
Mon, 03/16/2020 - 14:08

Scientists design devices to calculate the concentration of potassium in water

The use of Point-of-Care (POC) devices is increasingly widespread for the quick and simple analysis of clinical samples. As the analysis can be performed in situ, there is no need to transport the sample to the laboratory. In addition, thanks to the characteristics of such devices, the analysis can be performed by whoever needs to monitor the clinical parameter in question—be they specialist personnel or the users themselves.

Covid 19
Sun, 03/15/2020 - 22:19

Communiqué 15 March 2020, issued by the Rectors of the Public Universities of Andalusia

Following the national State of Alert declared by the Spanish Government (Royal Decree 463/2020 of 14 March), and in implementing the measures set out in the Ruling issued by the Andalusian Ministry for Health and Family Affairs of 13 March—governing preventive public health measures across the Autonomous Community of Andalusia in response to the spread of coronavirus COVID-19—the Rectors of the Public Universities of Andalusia have today, 15 March 2020, held an emergency meeting. A series of general, temporary directives were agreed to ensure, as a matter of priority, the safety of university employees, while continuing to provide essential administrative services for the duration of the exceptional circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Covid 19
Sun, 03/15/2020 - 22:27

Remote teaching tools and teleworking methods

As a result of the suspension of all on-site activities at the University of Granada (both teaching and administrative), the Rector’s Office for the Digital University, in liaison with the Monitoring and Coordinating Committee responsible for tracking the current epidemiological situation triggered by COVID-19, has adopted a series of measures to ensure continued operation of services at the University, for the duration of this exceptional period.