Swansea University is to award an Honorary Degree today to Welsh singer/songwriter Cerys Matthews.
The award is part of the University's annual Summer congregations, held in the city's Brangwyn Hall.
Cerys Matthews was born in Cardiff and raised in Swansea. She first came to public attention as the lead singer for rock band Catatonia. She is also an accomplished author, especially of children's literature and verse.
Since 2008 she has programmed and hosted her own show on BBC Radio 6 Music, and in June this year she was recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, receiving an MBE for her services to music.
Wales rugby star Alun Wyn Jones will receive an honorary degree from Swansea University today.
He was born in Swansea and graduated from the university in July 2010, after completing his law degree part-time while playing rugby at the top level.
The 29 year old second row is now being recognised for his outstanding achievements as a rugby player with the Ospreys, Wales and the British and Irish Lions.
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Scientists say a ground breaking study, by a team of academics led by Swansea University, could have far-reaching implications for the control of mosquito larvae across the world.
They say the study, into the mechanisms by which the insect fungus Metarhizium anisopliae kills mosquito larvae, has been published by the PLOS One research journal.
Professor Tariq Butt:
'The results from the study show that by simply casting the fungus spores on water we should be able to help to defeat troublesome life threatening colonies of mosquitoes which have been gradually moving north into Europe as the climate warms up.'
'Trials are currently taking place in Africa and the findings would have important consequences for tackling malaria and other mosquito transmitted diseases.'
A new study could pave the way for a £5m investment that could change the lives of children in care in Wales.
Experts from Cardiff and Swansea University, along with the charity Children in Wales, are looking at how to help those children flourish.
Swansea University has conferred an Honorary Degrees on Skewen-born singer and songwriter Bonnie Tyler and Welsh rugby legend, Gareth Edwards.
At the ceremony Bonnie said, “To be made an Honorary Fellow by my “home” University is a tremendous honour. I am so delighted to be here today to accept this award.”
Gareth who signed for Swansea Town at the age of 16 before committing to rugby said, "Swansea had a huge impact on my early life, as I was growing up in Gwaun Cae Gurwen not far from the city."
Bonnie Tyler will receive at DLitt Honorary Degree this afternoon from Swansea University at a ceremony in the Brangwyn Hall. The university is handing out about 3,000 degrees in graduation ceremonies this week.
Among them will be a handful of people chosen to receive honorary degrees to mark what they have achieved in public life.
Earlier this year Bonnie Tyler represented the UK at the annual Eurovision Song Contest which was held in Malmo in Sweden.
Welsh rugby legend Gareth Edwards CBE will also receive an Honorary LLD degree. Between 1967 and 1978 Edwards won 53 caps for Wales, including 13 as captain.
He also played ten times for the British and Irish Lions, including playing for the legendary 1971 team and the unbeaten 1974 side in South Africa.
A £20m investment is set to give Swansea University one of the most up to date engineering departments in the world.
The money from the European Regional Development Fund was announced at the beginning of the construction phase for the new Science and Innovation Campus, which is expected to create thousands of jobs in the city.
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First Minister Carwyn Jones will visit the site of Swansea University's new Science and Innovation Campus later, marking the start of work on the construction stage of the multi-million pound development announced last year.
Project leaders say they're aiming to create a centre which will focus on research and development facilities, initially concentrating on expanding research into high-tech areas of industry.
The first students are due on site by September 2015.
The first phase of development is said to be worth £250m, with an estimated 4,000 direct and 6,000 indirect jobs created during the construction phase.
New research by Swansea University is helping to understand the importance of sensitive coastal habitats, in Wales and the UK, for supporting fisheries.
The research has been assessing the fish communities and their age ranges in different habitats around Wales.
Studies were conducted around the coast of Pembrokeshire and the Llyn Penninsula and were co-funded by the Welsh Government Ecosystem Resilience and Diversity Fund and the ERDF funded SEACAMS project.