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University of Leicester in the Media - June 2009

Monthly summary of stories with web links citing the University of Leicester.

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Broadcast News

  • Dr Richard Whitaker was interviewed about the recent European elections on BBC Radio Leicester's Ben Jackson Show on 8 June. You can listen to the interview on the BBC iPlayer by clicking here .
  • James Treadwell appeared on the BBC's Look North programme on 17 June to talk about the experiences of people released from custody after their convictions are overturned.
  • James Treadwell also appeared on Kerrang radio and some midlands radio stations on June 19, giving interviews about the motorcycle gang members being sentenced that day at Birmingham Crown Court.
  • Heart Radio (Milton Keynes) Breakfast show featured James Treadwell on 26th June 2009, where he commented on a sexual offender who had committed four serious sexual assaults on women walking on Redway footpaths in May and June this year.

30 June 2009

Science Daily - New Fluorescent Silicon Nanoparticles Discovered - ScienceDaily (June 30, 2009) — Researchers in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester have developed a new synthesis method, ...

Eureka! Science News - University of Leicester researchers discover new fluorescent ... - Researchers in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester have developed a new synthesis method, which has led them to the ...

U.S. News & World Report - Study Hints at What and How Dinosaurs Ate - Specifically, paleontologist Mark Purnell of the University of Leicester in England and his colleagues found four sets of striations oriented in different ...

Science Daily - Hunt For The Blood Test To Determine Melanoma Survival Rates - ScienceDaily (June 30, 2009) — Research at the University of Leicester will be breaking new ground in the search for a simple blood test that could tell ...

HealthNewsDigest.com - Determining Melanoma Survival Rates - By University of Leicester (HealthNewsDigest.com) - Research at the University of Leicester will be breaking new ground in the search for a simple blood ...

Scientific American - Duckbilled dinosaurs dined with an unusual bite - ... can work out how and what these huge herbivores were eating,” lead study author from the University of Leicester, Vince Williams, said in a statement. ...

Builder and Engineer - Morgan Ashurst takes Reading Uni - ... only a few weeks after Morgan Ashurst was awarded a £10.5m contract to extend and refurbish the Students' Union building at the University of Leicester.

BBC News - Litter droppers captured on film - But James Treadwell, a lecturer in criminology at the University of Leicester, criticised this form of surveillance and said innocent people could be ...

Astrobiology Magazine - Salty Ocean on Enceladus - ... in Nature in 2008 by Juergen Schmidt of the University of Potsdam, Germany, and Nikolai Brilliantov of the University of Leicester, and colleagues. ...

EurekAlert (press release) - Dino tooth sheds new light on ancient riddle - Now for the first time, a study led by the University of Leicester, has found evidence that the duck-billed dinosaurs- the Hadrosaurs- in fact had a unique ...

Los Angeles Times - Duckbill dinosaur jaws ground and shredded food, unlike animals today - ... they would not have been able to chew in the same way," paleontologist Mark Purnell of the University of Leicester in England said in a statement. ...

29 June 2009

msnbc.com - How dinosaurs chewed - ... and then doing a statistical analysis of the directions of the scratches," University of Leicester paleontologist Mark Purnell, who led the research, ...

LiveScience.com - Study Hints at What and How Dinosaurs Ate - Credit: Vince Williams, University of Leicester. This image shows microscopic scratches on the tooth of Edmontosaurus, a duck-billed dinosaur. ...

Bedford Today - Inventor of DNA fingerprinting awarded honorary degree - One of Luton's most lauded sons, Sir Alec Jeffreys, will collect an honourary degree from The University of Leicester on Tuesday, July 7. ...

IrishDentist.ie - Eating with dinosaurs - The study, led by the University of Leicester and working with researchers from the Natural History Museum, used a new approach to analyse the feeding ...

Horticulture Week - University of Leicester's Harold Martin Botanic Garden opens ... - by Magda Ibrahim The University of Leicester's Harold Martin Botanic Garden has opened its eighth annual outdoor exhibition of sculpture. ...

28 June 2009

27 June 2009

Space Ref - Space Giant Moves to New Home - The largest space telescope ever constructed in Britain is to be taken out of storage at the University of Leicester's Space Research Centre to go on ...

26 June 2009

UKMedix Health News - Brain Viagra Remedy Possible - More research done with the all important nitric oxide compound at the University of Leicester shows that it is not just essential for men to enable them to ...

Loughborough News - Schools invited to celebrate British sculpture with the University ... - Local schools have the chance to take an active part in the University of Leicesters annual outdoor sculpture show in the scenic Harold Martin Botanic ...

Leicester Mercury - Why politicians will Twitter - A conference at the University of Leicester today was investigating how people could get the most out of this form of communication. ...

Science Daily - Fish Protein Link To Controlling High Blood Pressure - Medical scientists at the University of Leicester are investigating how a species of fish from the Pacific Ocean could help ...

25 June 2009

PsychCentral.com - Men Blame Rape Victims More Than Women - The second, separate study was presented at the same conference by Sophia Shaw and colleagues from the University of Leicester. In the second study, ...

ElectronicsWeekly.com - Detrimental voids discovered in Pb-free solder joints - Detrimental voids have been discovered in Pb-free solder joints, according to a University of Leicester researcher. ...

BBC News - Brain hope for erection molecule - The University of Leicester team believe nitric oxide may change the way we think and hear. They hope studying it could potentially lead to new treatments ...

The Press Association - Arousal molecule benefits probed - A team from the University of Leicester announced that they are studying how "signalling" molecules, which control blood pressure and penile erection, ...

24 June 2009

Science Daily - Emotional Cost Of Nursing - She will be presenting her research at the Festival of Postgraduate Research which is taking place on the 25th June at the University of Leicester...

Loughborough News - Academics at University of Leicester to tweet during 'paper-free' seminar - Organised by doctoral students from the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Leicester, the event will connect in real time to outside ...

Loughborough News - UN human rights council appoints University of Leicester Professor - The UN Human Rights Council has appointed a University of Leicester Professor to a key international role. Professor Mads Andenas, a Professor of Law in the ...

Science Daily - Salty Ocean In The Depths Of Saturn's Moon Enceladus - The work has been supported by DLR and DFG. Adapted from materials provided by University of Leicester, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS...

Red Orbit - Scientists Debate Presence Of Underground Ocean On Enceladus - In 2008, Juergen Schmidt of the University of Potsdam, Germany, and Nikolai Brilliantov of the University of Leicester, and colleagues first detailed how ...

Minnesota Daily - Instantly Rejoiceful Voters - BY Thomas Q. Johnson Here's one from Professor Andrew Coleman of the University of Leicester , “A diner looks at the menu which he understands he has a ...

Loughborough News - Children's University graduation to be held at University of Leicester - Amanda Swift, Widening Participation & Outreach Co-ordinator at the University of Leicester said: We are very pleased to host this event. ...

Healthcare Republic - Experts investigate emotional impact of nursing chronically ill - Researchers at the University of Leicester say nurses that empathise with patients are more likely to experience distress, leading to flashbacks, ...

23 June 2009

Science Daily - Engineers Investigate Lead-Free Soldering - Research carried out by a University of Leicester engineer aims to improve reliability of lead-free soldering alloys that are ...

24dash - Researchers to measure Leicester's carbon footprint - The Loughborough University-led project will calculate the environmental impact of Leicester by measuring the carbon released by traffic and the burning of ...

Science Daily - Geneticists Unearth The Roots Of Human Genetic Variation A new study at the University of Leicester is using advanced single molecule methods to explore processes that lie at the ...

Pharmacy Europe - Protein linked to blood pressure - Medical scientists at the University of Leicester have found the Goby fish, which lives in the Pacific Ocean, could be used to locate a protein called ...

Science Daily - The 'virtual Watercooler' Email Cliques? - New research at the University of Leicester is examining the impact of 'email cliques' – the equivalent of people who gather ...

Art Daily - University of Leicester to Hold 8th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Show - LEICESTER.- For the eighth year of its highly successful annual outdoor sculpture show, the University of Leicester is celebrating British sculpture in its ...

22 June 2009

News-Medical.net - Goby fish may bring new drugs for high blood pressure - Medical scientists at the University of Leicester are investigating how a species of fish from the Pacific Ocean could help provide answers to tackling ...

Science Centric - Do viruses make bacteria more deadly? - Research at the University of Leicester is focussing on a major killer in UK hospitals. In England and Wales, the national health statistics in 2007 showed ...

21 June 2009

Newspost Online - Ancient Ice Age lasted for 30 million years - The research, by geologists at the University of Leicester, UK, suggests that during this ancient Ice Age, global warming was curbed through the burial of ...

Newspost Online - Cannabis smoke alters human DNA: Study - Cannabis smoke damages DNA in ways that could potentially increase the risk of cancer development in humans, says a new study by University of Leicester ...

20 June 2009

Leicester Mercury - Will £15m music venue lure big bands back? - There was a rare moment of good news for Leicester's beleaguered music fans this week. The University of Leicester announced grand plans for a £15m, ...

19 June 2009

Forbes - Chemicals in Marijuana Smoke May Harm DNA - In laboratory tests, Rajinder Singh from the University of Leicester and colleagues found certain carcinogens in cannabis smoke in amounts 50 percent ...

PRLog.Org - Association for Learning Technology announces sponsors for 2009 ... - ... the University of Leicester, UK, and Professor Tom Boyle, Director of the Learning Technology Research Institute at London Metropolitan University, UK. ...

Times of the Internet - 'Brief' ice age actually lasted 30M years - University of Leicester geologists said their findings suggest that during the ancient ice age, global warming was curbed through the burial of organic ...

18 June 2009

Culture24 - Leicester's role in Russian satellite programme revealed as UK's largest telescope goes to Science Museum

Director of Finance online - Banking: Looking to Islam - With this a background the University of Leicester has announced a conference that will ask whether Islamic banking systems could provide guidance to ...

Loughborough News - Widening participation event for would-be medical students - Medical students at the University of Leicester are running an event on Saturday 20th June, as part of a Widening Participation initiative, aimed at school ...

United Press International - Study: Marijuana may alter human DNA - University of Leicester researchers used a newly developed, highly sensitive, liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method and found clear ...

ChattahBox - Study Suggests Cannabis Smoke May Lead To Cancer - UK (ChattahBox) – A study conducted by the University of Leicester has found that the smoke from marijuana may lead to cancer. The study has studied the ...

Irish Health - Cannabis damages human DNA - ... lower combustibility it contains 50% more carcinogenic chemicals than tobacco smoke, the researchers from the University of Leicester in the UK found. ...

17 June 2009

Spiked - The philistines in the ivory tower

FOXNews - Marijuana Not Only Gets You High, It Damages Your DNA - Researchers at the University of Leicester in England have found "convincing evidence" that pot smoke damages DNA in ways that could potentially increase ...

Loughborough News - Space giant moves to new home - A new X-ray telescope, based on JET-X designs, was built by a team from the University of Leicester, Pennsylvania State University and the Osservatoria di ...

Loughborough News - Crime, Discovery and All Change at the Percy Gee! - Homecoming, the University of Leicesters annual reunion for graduates and friends of the University, offers a chance to catch up on some of the most ...

Examiner.com - Marijuana linked to DNA damage - In a recent study published by the University of Leicester, researchers focused on the toxicity of acetaldehyde, which is contained in both marijuana and ...

Contract Journal - Morgan Ashurst wins £10.5m deal to refurb Student's Union - By Neil Gerrard Morgan Ashurst has won a £10.5m contract to extend and refurbish the Students' Union building at the University of Leicester. ...

16 June 2009

KOAT.com - Pot Alters DNA, Doctors Say - Researchers at the University of Leicester based their finding on studies done in labs, not in pot smokers. Study author Raj Singh said that previous ...

Science Daily - Ancient Ice Age, Once Regarded As Brief 'Blip' Found To Have ... - ScienceDaily (June 16, 2009) — Geologists at the University of Leicester have shown that an ancient Ice Age, once regarded as a brief 'blip', in fact lasted ...

Eastern Construction Now - MORGAN ASHURST SCOOPS £10.5M UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER CONTRACT

Loughborough News - Bestseller science author addresses University of Leicester ... - At the University of Leicester. Simon will share his experience of producing television documentaries focused on the communication of science at the ...

PhysOrg.com - Geologists demonstrate extent of ancient ice age - Geologists at the University of Leicester have shown that an ancient Ice Age, once regarded as a brief 'blip', in fact lasted for 30 million years. ...

Builder and Engineer - Morgan Ashurst takes Leicester Uni gig - Morgan Ashurst has been awarded a £10.5m contract to extend and refurbish the Students' Union building at the University of Leicester. ...

Indian Express - Cannabis alters human DNA, increases cancer risk: Study - Indian-origin researchers at the University of Leicester have found "convincing evidence" that cannabis smoke damages DNA in ways that could potentially ...

Telegraph.co.uk - University stays: the easy way to get into Oxbridge - As well as the Oxbridge colleges, two more of which are about to join, the scheme includes Newcastle, Leicester, Nottingham, Canterbury and Durham ...

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation - NHIA gets new boss - ... Banking of the Intercontinental Bank. He also lectures at the Central University Business School and holds an MBA from the University of Leicester, UK.

PhysOrg.com - Cannabis alters human DNA - A new study published by University of Leicester researchers has found "convincing evidence" that cannabis smoke damages DNA in ways that could potentially ...

Leicester Mercury - A venue fit for the biggest music acts - The redevelopment of the University of Leicester's students' union building will include a 1700-capacity live music hall. It will rival Nottingham's Rock ...

MedIndia - Scientist Creates 'Designer Proteins' To Treat Heart Disease, Cancer - An Indian-origin scientist at the University of Leicester has developed a new way to create "designer proteins" that could be used for drugs with potential ...

Softpedia - Marijuana May Cause Cancer and DNA Damage The conclusion belongs ... - In the latest study of the “series,” University of Leicester experts have determined that smoking the plant could alter human DNA and trigger cancer cell ...

15 June 2009

Loughborough News - 'Platforms in Space' to help businesses - Space researchers and enterprise experts from the University of Leicester have teamed up to offer a new business facing service that harnesses space ...

Ghana News - Sylvester Mensah heads National Insurance Authority - He also lectures at the Central University Business School and holds an MBA from the University of Leicester, UK. The 17-Member National Health Insurance ...

spectroscopyNOW.com - Cannabis blow back - ... Rajinder Singh of the University of Leicester, UK, and colleagues describe the development of an MS technique that provides a clear indication that ...

Leicester Mercury - Leicester City tipped to take Burnley blueprint for success in the ... - Williams, a sports sociologist at Leicester University who has carried out years of research into football and its fans, believes City can take inspiration ...

14 June 2009

Independent - Beat writers to get the Hollywood treatment - Martin Halliwell, professor of American studies at the University of Leicester and author of American Culture in the 1950s, agreed. ...

13 June 2009

LiveScience.com - Marijuana Damages DNA and May Cause Cancer - Using a highly sensitive new method called modified mass spectrometry, Rajinder Singh at the University of Leicester and colleagues found the data they ...

Science Daily - 'Designer Molecules' Being Developed To Fight Disease - ScienceDaily (June 11, 2009) — Researchers in the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Leicester are developing a new way to make ...

Loughborough News - Loughborough to undertake breast cancer research - ... between Dr Feresidis, Professor Alastair Gale from the Applied Vision Research Centre, University Hospitals Leicester and the University of Leicester. ...

12 June 2009

Loughborough News - Local history in Britain - The widely acclaimed Centre for English Local History at the University of Leicester, in collaboration with the British Association for Local History, ...

Loughborough News - Award-winning speaker to be honoured at public lecture at ... - A prize-winning researcher is to be honoured when she delivers her inaugural doctoral lecture at the University of Leicester. Dr Zoi Pipirou was recently ...

Guardian Weekly - Get a group thing going - Dr Diane Davies is a lecturer on the University of Leicester's distance MA in Tesol and Applied Linguistics, a course that is seeking to make the shared ...

11 June 2009

Connecticut Plus - Two new trustees elected to Westport Country Playhouse Board of ... - Ms. Flaster graduated from Elmira College with a degree in mathematics and history, spending her junior year studying at the University of Leicester in ...

Examiner.com - Teen Corner- Is my teen too obsessed with Edward Cullen, and what ... - ... the School of Health and Social Sciences at Coventry University in the UK, and John Maltby from the School of Psychology at the University of Leicester, ...

Times of India - Indian-origin student working on 'designer proteins' in UK - 12 Jun 2009, 0804 hrs IST, PTI LONDON: An Indian-origin doctoral student at the University of Leicester is at an advanced stage of developing a new way to ...

InTheNews.co.uk - 'Designer proteins' will help fight disease - Scientists at the University of Leicester have developed a new way to make protein-based drugs that could have applications in stroke, vascular inflammation ...

Football Fans Census - 27 May 2009Football supporters should avoid listening to the radio ... - A study commissioned by esure car insurance and carried out by scientists at TTE Systems Ltd at the University of Leicester found that over a quarter of ...

10 June 2009

BBC News - Allotment reveals its Roman past

Loughborough News - Greed and Wealth in the 18th Century Art World - The extraordinary trade in Italian art and antiquities during the 18th century will be the subject of a study day run by the University of Leicester's ...

PhysOrg.com - 'Anti-aging' technique for computer software systems - A University of Leicester researcher has investigated creating an optimum 'anti-aging cream' for computer software systems. The doctoral study in the ...

Leicester Mercury - Two Roman skeletons unearthed in a garden - Experts from the city council and the University of Leicester have inspected the grave's contents and believe it could be part of a cemetery, ...

Loughborough News - Radical, Innovative Solutions Will See Britain Prosper Again - "It's terrific to see such an entrepreneurial spirit coming from MBA students at the University of Leicester. agreed Tim Wright, Head of KM and Head of ICT, ...

09 June 2009

Euro Graduate - Making it happen

Compute Scotland - Anti-aging refractoring technique for software systems

SMEweb - Calling the end of 'bling' - New research at the University of Leicester reveals that the recession will bring with it a new 'economic ethic' which will curtail the display of ...

AllAfrica.com - Africa: Developing World Beckons UK Learned Societies - In the last two years Neumann has taught at the university; mentored postgraduate students; hosted students at Leicester; provided textbooks; ...

Loughborough News - High level support for project to foster Europeaness in Turkey - It has included student exchanges between the University of Leicester School of Education and partner universities in Turkey. The symposium, which received ...

Medical News Today - HESA Performance Indicators Show That 1994 Group Universities Are ... - Professor Bob Burgess, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester, and a member of the 1994 Group Chair's Advisory Group, commented that the results ...

08 June 2009

PhysOrg.com - Keck Study Sheds New Light on "Dark" Gamma-ray Bursts - International collaborators include the University of Leicester and Mullard Space Sciences Laboratory in the United Kingdom, Brera Observatory and the ...

HE Academy - Islamic Perspectives on Management and Finance

Black Mental Health UK - People with mental health diagnosis more likely to receive ... - By Staff writer 8/06/09 Scientists from the University of Leicester Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine, warn that medical care delivered ...

07 June 2009

Pakistan Daily - Muslim woman is University of Leicester's MBA Student of the Year 2009 - In 1999, her husband's new job meant a move to Leicester, where Munira found more success as a Sales and Marketing Assistant. As with her previous job, ...

06 June 2009

United Press International - Those with mental problems get worse care - Dr. Alex Mitchell of the University of Leicester in England, Darren Malone of Lakes District Health Board in New Zealand and Caroline Carney Doebbeling of ...

05 June 2009

NewsBlaze - When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get An Education - Some great examples of these can be found studying for an MBA at the University of Leicester. One example is Thomas Lynch, an modestly unassuming 27 year ...

HealthNewsDigest.com - Jellyfish Shed Fluorescent Light on How the Brain Works - Scientists at the University of Leicester are developing new ways of studying how brain cells work ...

Times Online - Achieving a family first at university - Prash Amar, 21, has just completed his final exam at the University of Leicester. He is the first person from his family to take a degree. ...

More Than The Games - Paralympian Brown heads to World University Games - Brown, who took a year out from her Law degree at the University of Leicester in 2008, to prepare for the Paralympics in Beijing, brought home gold in the ...

04 June 2009

BBC News - State school participation rate

BBC News - Low participation neighbourhoods

Environment Times - Leicester scientists claim their greener safer solvent will revolutionise industry

Science Centric - Africa - carbon source or sink? - New research in the Department of Geography at the University of Leicester aims at reducing uncertainties in the prediction of the African ecosystem. ...

Independent - Recession blame game: Philip Delves Broughton answers his critics - Enterprising students at the University of Leicester's School of Management will fight the notion that the MBA was responsible for the global financial ...

Times Higher Education - 'New wave' blurs divide between elite and others - The claim was made by Bob Burgess, vice-chancellor of the University of Leicester, before this week's publication of performance indicators for widening ...

Independent - All change in Wales as the big five universities break away - ... at Cardiff University, it should be seen in the same light as the maturing process that institutions such as Exeter University and Leicester University ...

03 June 2009

Science Daily - New Radar Improves Defense Of Earth's Technologies Against Threat ... - ScienceDaily (June 3, 2009) — University of Leicester researchers have taken a step forward in helping to create a defence for earth's technologies – from ...

Media Newswire - Grand re-opening of Harborough Museum - This one day conference at the University of Leicester is open to all. Tickets £10, including a light buffet. Contact Frank Hargrave on 01885 821085 for ...

02 June 2009

News-Medical.net - Study shows people with mental health problems receive inadequate ... - New research led by the University of Leicester and published this week in the British Journal of Psychiatry reveals that people with mental health problems ...

Science Daily - People With Mental Health Problems Receive Inadequate Medical Care ... - ScienceDaily (June 2, 2009) — New research led by the University of Leicester and published this week in the British Journal of Psychiatry reveals that ...

The Engineer - Ionic liquids - The plant will be officially opened tomorrow by the University of Leicester 's vice-chancellor Prof Robert Burgess.

Hydrocarbon Online - Ancient Mudstones Could Provide Alternative Source Of Energy - A new study carried out at the University of Leicester reveals that an alternative to oil could be found in ancient sea deposits dating 300 million years ...

SatNews Publishers - Forestry Forecasts To Be Aided By DMCii's Sats - DMCii leads a team comprising the University of Leicester and the World Resources Institute (WRI) to demonstrate the integration of EO products with non-EO ...

Science Centric - Launch of new technology for safer solvents - The University of Leicester has established a multi-application pilot plant facility at University offering a range of small-scale process demonstrations in ...

01 June 2009

Venues.org.uk - The Academic Venue Show – a great success for Leicester Conferences - The recent Academic Venue show in May 2009 held at the Emirates Stadium, London proved to be a great success for Leicester Conferences at the University of ...

Northern Voices Online - British Universities invites Prof. AR Kidwai - Professor Kidwai is a Visiting Professor at the Department of English, University of Leicester, UK. He has to his credit several books and papers in the ...

Venues.org.uk - Leicester Conferences event helps scientists prepare to literally ... - A recent event hosted by Leicester Conferences at the University of Leicester saw scientists gather to discuss a monumental new space telescope scheduled ...

Aligarh Muslim University - Book "Companion to Literary Orientalizm" - ... representation and cross-cultural interaction. Professor AR Kidwai is also a Visiting Professor at the Department of English, University of Leicester, UK.

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