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University of Leicester in the Media - November 2009

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

You can access details of previous months' media as well as press coverage here


Broadcast News

  • Professor Martin Gill appeared on BBC Radio 4's 'Thinking Allowed' programme, discussing white collar crime. You can listen to the programme online by clicking here .
  • Professor Gill was also featured in a live phone-in on Radio 5 Live at 11.45pm on 10 November.
  • Dr Neil Chakraborti appeared on Radio 4's 'The Report' programme which was broadcast on 26 November at 8pm. The purpose of the programme was to investigate the truth behind hate crime statistics and the practical implications of the hate crime label for perpetrators, victims and their broader communities.
  • On 21st November, Dr J Simon Rofe of the Department of Politics and IR, appeared on Newsweek Scotland with Derek Bateman to discuss the 20th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and US-UN relations of recent times.

30 November 2009

29 November 2009

Fenway News - ANNOUNCEMENT - HANDEL AND HAYDN SOCIETY PRESENTS THE 156TH ANNUAL PERFORMANCES ... - Christophers was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music from the University of Leicester and Honorary Fellowships from the Royal Welsh Academy for ...

28 November 2009

27 November 2009

News-Medical.net - Study examines fundamental aspects of fertility in yeast - Research at the University of Leicester analyzing common Baking and Brewers yeast is providing new insights into aspects of human health and fertility. ...

Daily News & Analysis - Sicilian temples facing the rising Sun sheds new light on ancient Greeks - Washington: A new research at the University of Leicester, UK, has identified scores of Sicilian temples built to face the rising Sun, shedding light on the ...

PlanningResource - Research urges academic engagment - The 18-month study, carried out by Nottingham Trent University, Loughborough University and the University of Leicester, concludes: "Academics should be ...

26 November 2009

NewsBlaze - Life in The Small English Village Of 'Allswell' - The notion of the 'rural idyll' will be brought into focus at an event being held at the University of Leicester today (Thursday November 26). ...

BBC News - How real is the hate crime rise? - Dr Neil Chakraborti, a criminologist at Leicester University said this is often the case. "I think it is a fine line between anti-social behaviour and a ...

25 November 2009

Keystone - November 2009: University of Leicester gets off the ground

TheHeart.Org - Key trials on carotid artery interventions in limbo - ... and antiplatelet drugs—that the stroke rate has been reduced by 30% to 40% in the Western world, noted Sir Peter Bell (University of Leicester, UK). ...

EurekAlert - Houses of the rising sun - New research at the University of Leicester has identified scores of Sicilian temples built to face the rising Sun, shedding light on the practices of the ...

24 November 2009

Cay Compass - A new education option for Cayman - ... Master's and Doctorate degrees offered by the University of Leicester and by Ashworth College, a US–based accredited online education provider. ...

23 November 2009

Healthcare Republic - New breed of 'Uber-GP' to lead primary care - The Leicestershire GP, who is visiting professor at the University of Leicester Medical School, was speaking at the annual general meeting of the RCGP in ...

University World News - UK: Twittering the student experience - Dr Alan Cann, of the department of biology at the University of Leicester who led the study, said: "The academic departments involved were so impressed with ...

News-Medical.net - Online tool launched to improve the assessment of sick children - Paediatricians at the University of Leicester and the University Hospitals, Leicester have recently launched a unique online tool to improve the assessment ...

22 November 2009

iTWire - Twitter finally gains academic approval - The University of Leicester reports that online blogging via Twitter plays an effective role in academia and acts as an exceptional communication tool. ...

21 November 2009

Daily Mirror - So why doesn't anyone get sent to jail any more?

Loughborough News - An audience with Apollo 16 Astronaut Charlie Duke - Former NASA astronaut, Charlie Duke Jnr will be delivering a public lecture at the University of Leicester on Friday 20 November in a filled-to-capacity ...

20 November 2009

NewsBlaze - 'Fear of Food' sociology of Food Pioneer - Concerns about the food we eat will be given a historical context at a public lecture being held at the University of Leicester. ...

Loughborough News - The Carbon Benefits Project - Dr Milnes seminar will take place at 4pm on Thursday 19 November in Seminar Room F75a, 1st Floor Bennett Building at the University of Leicester.

Loughborough News - Labour rights: constitutional promises vs global realities - ... of events organized by the Centre for European Law and Integration (CELI) and taking place for a fourth consecutive year at the University of Leicester. ...

Gov Monitor - British Chemistry Master Class For Teachers Get A Visit From Lord Drayson - The Minister will discover how a programme offered by the Science Learning Centre East Midlands at the University of Leicester helps teachers to learn new ...

19 November 2009

Chicago Tribune - Carrier harrier - Nigel Bannister, a space scientist at the University of Leicester in Britain...has concluded that sending a mundane, ubiquitous text message costs at least ...

24dash - Interactive event to challenge views on museum culture - Conceptions of what museum and gallery collections can tell us will be challenged at an event to be held in the University of Leicester School of Museum ...

News-Medical.net - Workshop to address cultural diversity and ethnicity in healthcare - International academics are to gather at the University of Leicester to discuss 'Civil Society and the Governance of Health Care' in a one-day workshop ...

TimePlan - To tweet or not to tweet? - The report cites a study by the University of Leicester which found students are engaging with Twitter in many ways. "Searches show a growing volume of ...

Times Online - Ancient Greek worshippers showed inclination towards the Sun - The findings, by Alun Salt, of the University of Leicester, suggest that Ancient Greek religion may have included ritual elements inspired by astronomy, ...

BBC News - Award for drink-violence project - In conjunction with the universities of Leicester and Bradford, they are part of a study into the role of drink in hate crimes, as well as extrapolating ...

Times Higher Education - 'Constipated' pitches about being 14th best fail to hit the mark - That was the argument set out by Richard Taylor, director of communications and marketing at the University of Leicester, at a conference on "Effective ...

Times Higher Education - Shared space - good for collaboration or too noisy? - Researchers from Loughborough University, Nottingham Trent University and the University of Leicester have recently concluded an 18-month study of the ...

18 November 2009

Harborough Mail - Teachers learn the skills behind caring - Lenthall House, in Lenthall Square, hosted the University of Leicester PGCE students, who learned about staff roles and the skills and qualities key to ...

17 November 2009

Loughborough News - Eminent archaeologist to lecture on work at world famous site - One of Britains most influential archaeologists is to give a free public lecture at the University of Leicester on his work at a world-famous site in ...

guardian.co.uk - Pioneer of personalised genetic tests files for bankruptcy - Sir Alec Jeffreys, the University of Leicester scientist who invented DNA fingerprinting, said decode had an impressive record for tracking down disease ...

The Daily Evergreen - Researcher talks about the power of volcanic eruptions - Ellis earned a master's degree in environmental science from Lancaster University and a doctorate in geology from the University of Leicester. ...

24dash - New research offers a leg up! - New University of Leicester research is investigating how energy is delivered to the leg muscles during exercise. This research will play a vital role is ...

Canada.com - Slow walkers more likely to die of heart disease - In an accompanying editorial, Dr. Rowan H. Harwood of Queen's Medical Center in Nottingham, England, and Dr. Simon P. Conroy of the University of Leicester, ...

16 November 2009

PhysOrg.com - Study Pits Man v Machine in Piecing Together 425-Million Years Old Jigsaw - University of Leicester researcher Dr Mark Purnell said: “Being a palaeontologist can be fun, but sometimes it isn't easy. Take vertebrates, the group to ...

Science Daily (press release) - Twittering the Student Experience - An experiment into the use of social media at the University of Leicester has shown that Twitter, an online blogging service, ...

Science Daily (press release) - Ancient Weapons Dug Up by Archaeologists in England - Staff at the University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) have been excited by the results from a recently excavated major Prehistoric ...

14 November 2009

Leicester Mercury - Take a stroll in Roman Leicester 210AD as university experts create virtual world - The Virtual Roman project was created by a team from De Montfort University and the University of Leicester and will be officially unveiled at the £21m ...

Irish Times - Natalie Saleh and Eoin Gillen - Natalie graduated from both the University of Leicester and the University of Paris, having read law and French law. She is fluent in English, ...

13 November 2009

NewsBlaze - Who is Your Sporting Hero? - University of Leicester's School of Psychology study investigates the connection between sports participation and celebrity role models. ...

12 November 2009

Times LIVE - Brits in a spot over pot - James Treadwell, a criminologist at the University of Leicester in central England who opposed the tightened restrictions on marijuana, said there was not ...

NewsBlaze - Study Challenges Common Understanding of Asthma - A University of Leicester medic will present his research findings on severe adult asthma at a free public lecture. Dr Salman Siddiqui from the University ...

11 November 2009

EUROPA - Research sparks bright new future for welding - Funded under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and coordinated by the University of Leicester in the UK, the 4-year project involves 11 partners from 7 ...

Culture24 - Archaeologists discover Stone Age weapons factory in Leicestershire - By Ed Sexton | 11 November 2009 University of Leicester archaeologists have discovered a Mesolithic Stone Age weapons factory on a building site near Melton ...

MedPage Today - Walking Speed Predicts CV Death in Seniors - ... by Rowan H. Harwood, MSc, MD, of Nottingham University Hospitals in Nottingham, and Simon P. Conroy, MBChB, of the University of Leicester, England. ... See all stories on this topic

DeHavilland - University of West England - UWE awards honorary degree to Carolyn Hassan - In 1984 she completed an MA in Social Work and a Certificate of Qualified Social Work at the University of Leicester and this was followed by six years ...

ABC Science Online - 1 in 4 breast cancers 'not threatening' - ... not the way to live," says Thornton, who was given an honorary doctorate by the University of Leicester for her services to medicine and patient care. ...

10 November 2009

Softpedia - New, Flying Dinosaur Preyed on Other Flying Reptiles - Scientists from the University of Leicester, in the UK, and the Geological Institute, in Beijing, China, contributed to the study, ScienceDaily reports. ...

Leicester Mercury - Leicestershire students in call to end mass pub crawls - The University of Leicester Students' Union (ULSU) and Loughborough Students' Union said they did not want any further controversial Carnage UK events in ...

TG Daily - Pterosaur discovery points to modular evolution - A group of researchers from the University of Leicester and the Geological Institute of Beijing examined more than 20 fossil skeletons of Darwinopterus, ...

guardian.co.uk - Any student, any subject, anywhere - Gilly Salmon, professor of e-learning and learning technologies at the University of Leicester, says many academics used to be highly protective of what ...

09 November 2009

Archives of Internal Medicine - Fifty Years of Thiazide Diuretic Therapy for Hypertension - Additional Contributions: Bryan Williams, MD, University of Leicester, Leicester, England, provided invaluable inspiration, critical comments, and review of ...

08 November 2009

University World News - GLOBAL: Challenges and threats to top institutions - "I am in a department [at the University of Leicester] rooted in intellectual curiosity and academic freedom and I took to this place like a duck to water. ...

07 November 2009

Leicester Mercury - Leicestershire police sniffer dog retires - Pc Watson, beat officer for city police's campus, covering the University of Leicester, Victoria Park and Regent and Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I ...

06 November 2009

05 November 2009

Police Life - America's Most Wanted To Feature Pioneering Forensic Research

04 November 2009

03 November 2009

Telegraph.co.uk - Fingerprinting scientist to appear on America's Most Wanted - Dr Bond, Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Leicester Forensic Research Centre, and his colleagues developed a method allowing scientists to ...

Northampton Chronicle & Echo - US murder case helped by police Dr Bond, who worked with colleagues at the University of Leicester to develop the method, said: "We are very pleased that this new technique to enhance ...

02 November 2009

AFP - Mega-star explosion most distant object ever seen - ... the last blank space on our map of the Universe," said Nial Tanvir, a professor at the University of Leicester and lead author of one of the studies. ...

DirectionsMag.com (press release) - Bluesky's James Eddy to Chair Earth Observation Steering Group - G-STEP draws on the substantial expertise and knowledge base established within the University of Leicester's wide ranging scientific programme in Earth ...

Christian Science Monitor - How astronomers fill in uncharted areas of the universe - In an announcement from Britain's University of Leicester, Nial Tanvir, who led one team, said, “This observation allows us to begin exploring the last ...

01 November 2009

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