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University of Leicester in the Media - October 2010

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

  • University College Leicester was featured on a documentary programme about Sir David Attenborough, Attenborough's Journey, broadcast on BBC 2 on 24 October.
  • BBC Radio 4’s The Westminster Hour interviewed Dr Richard Whitaker of the Department of Politics and International Relations for a package on the UK Independence Party’s leadership election, broadcast on 31 October.
  • Geologist Jan Zalasiewicz also appeared on the Today programme on 22 October, about his new book The Planet in a Pebble.

31 October 2010

Popularscience.co.uk - Review - The Planet in a Pebble

ChristianToday - Literary Leicester Festival to explore 400 years of King James Bible - Gordon Campbell, Professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of Leicester, and David Crystal, Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of ...

30 October 2010

Leicester Mercury - Hundreds of people attended a memorial service yesterday at Leicester ... - Mr Corah raised money for the National Forest, the Samworth Academy and the University of Leicester's David Wilson Library. He also served on the boards of ...

29 October 2010

Bioscience Technology - Parents' effort key to child's educational performance - The research by Professor Gianni De Fraja and Tania Oliveira of the Economics Department at the University of Leicester and Luisa Zanchi of Leeds University ...

Daily Mail - How pushy parents DO improve schools: Commitment by families 'drives up standards' - The study from Leicester University and Leeds University Business School suggests head teachers should deter pushy parents at their peril

28 October 2010

Barnes and Noble Review - The Planet in a Pebble

Telegraph.co.uk - Teachers work harder for the children of pushy parents, study finds - Professor Gianni De Fraja, head of economics at the University of Leicester, said the level of interest parents take in their children's education is six ...

Thaindian.com - Two people can learn to cooperate with each other intuitively: Study - The members of University of Leicester's School of Psychology and Department of Economics undertook the study to explain how two people learn to cooperate ...

Independent Catholic News - Banking crisis: Archbishop Nichols calls for rediscovery of virtue - Delivering the 2010 Provost Derek Hole Annual Public Lecture at the University of Leicester today, the Very Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of

24dash - Embrace Arts programme to brighten dark November days - As the days gets colder and the nights draw in, Embrace Arts, the University of Leicester's arts centre, has a lively programme of events to cheer up the ...

24dash - University of Leicester set to make BIG Green Statement - The University of Leicester is staging a BIG photographic opportunity on Friday, 29 October at 12 noon. The University is spelling out an environmental ...

The Low Carbon Economy - Carbon Cube highlights need to cut emissions - A house-sized Carbon Cube has been erected on the University of Leicester's campus to highlight the impact emissions have on the atmosphere. ...

Public Servant - Public service spending cuts – the consequences

Softpedia - Intuition Only Works Between Two People - A team of researchers from the University of Leicester's School of Psychology and Department of Economics, wanted to explain how people learn to cooperate, ...

24dash - Four hundred years of the King James Bible - A discussion on the history and language of the King James Bible at the Literary Leicester Festival at the University of Leicester on Friday 12 November at ...

PhysOrg.com - Research shows that two people can learn to cooperate intuitively, but larger ... - A study by members of the University of Leicester's School of Psychology and Department of Economics set out to explain how two people learn to cooperate ...

27 October 2010

Plant Engineer - UK first at Leicester puts carbon reduction in a box - The University of Leicester is displaying physical representation of a tonne of carbon, with a so-called a 'Carbon Cube' in the centre of its main campus. ...

PRLog.Org - Triple Success for Science Warehouse - The company is pleased to welcome the University of Leicester, the University of Manchester and St George's University London as new customers. ...

BBC News - Robot helping search for life on Mars visits Leicester - Scientists from the University of Leicester have been heavily involved in developing the €1bn ExoMars project. At 300kg, Bridget is three times heavier than ...

Click Green - Carbon cube built to show life-size depiction of a tonne of CO2 - Published Tue 26 Oct 2010 16:53 The University of Leicester has constructed a ‘Carbon Cube’ in the centre of its main campus to show the space that a

26 October 2010

BBC Leicester - Cube highlights carbon footprint at Leicester university

Derby Evening Telegraph - THE University of Derby's newly-formed rugby league team have got their season ... - The students have won their first two BUCS Midlands Two Rugby League fixtures, beating University of Leicester 21-6 and University of Birmingham A 44-18. ...

Reuters - Gifts From the Sea: Whale Turbines, Mussel Glue, Lobster Vision - The Lobster-ISS telescope at the University of Leicester Space Research Center also uses this method for low light collection. Color Imaging: Cephalapods ...

25 October 2010

BBC News - Scientists study rotten fish to create image of ancestors - By Dr Sarah Gabbott I am one of the scientists at the University of Leicester who has been studying the way primitive fish decompose to gain an impression ...

24dash - Fighting fatigue in pilots – too close to home? - A University of Leicester sociologist is to bring a new dimension to improving airline safety by conducting the first in-depth study of pilots' home lives. ...

pharmabiz.com - Dr Satya Dash appointed as ABLE COO - ... UK), Molecular Genetics (University of Leicester, UK) & Lifesciences (Sambalpur University, Orissa, India). Earlier, Dr Dash was at the University of ...

24dash - UK first at Leicester: putting carbon reduction in a box - The University of Leicester is building a 'Carbon Cube' in the centre of its main campus to show the space that a tonne of carbon dioxide takes up at ...

24 October 2010

23 October 2010

Science 2.0 - Germaine Greer: Feminism Fun - ... come across as bitter to outsiders but Professor Germaine Greer is giving a talk at the Literary Leicester Festival at the University of Leicester and

Loughborough News - Great Explosions - In his inaugural lecture, Professor Willingale, of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, at the University of Leicester, will describe his encounters

22 October 2010

BBC (Tom Feilden's blog) - The planet in a pebble

24dash - Comfort and convenience in the country house - On 9th November Marilyn Palmer, Emeritus Professor in the internationally acclaimed School of Archaeology at the University of Leicester, and her colleague ...

BBC News - Entrepreneur age 21 aims for boost to household name - The former University of Leicester student said he sympathises with the difficulties graduates face when confronted with tuition fee debts and a battle for ...

Loughborough News - Falkland islands radar study impacts climate research - Physicists and engineers at the University of Leicester and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have installed a radar system on the Falkland Islands to ...

Times of Malta - Fingerprint technique crosses into industrial use - Dr Bond is scientific support manager at Northamptonshire Police and honorary research fellow at the University of Leicester's Forensic Research Centre. ...

Lamron - Who's Who in the Arts? - ... and with the trifold responsibilities of being Geneseo's director of galleries, an artist and a doctoral candidate at the University of Leicester, ...

21 October 2010

Loughborough News - Head of the Catholic Church in England to speak at Leicester - The Very Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, is to give the 2010 Provost Derek Hole Annual Public Lecture at the University of Leicester on ...

24dash - Best-selling author to speak at Leicester - The writer Joanne Harris is to speak at the Literary Leicester festival at the University of Leicester on Friday 12 th November at 8pm. ...

24dash - University of Leicester provides perspectives on architectural history - The University of Leicester's Department of History of Art and Film has organised a series of public lectures, to be given by scholars specialising in the ...

The South African - Embrace Arts, Embrace Freedom

Independent - The price of knowledge: What will the impact of the Browne report be? - A study carried out by the University of Leicester last month showed that increasing tuition fees to as much as £10000 a year would not significantly reduce ...

20 October 2010

24dash - New industrial application for revolutionary forensic metal fingerprinting ... - Groundbreaking research into fingerprint detection developed at the University of Leicester now has an industrial application, thanks to a new invention by

19 October 2010

Loughborough News - University of Leicester ceremony for early graduates - The University of Leicester is to present 240 of its earliest graduates with degree certificates fifty years after they received their degrees. ...

Loughborough News - Whats in a name - David Ekserdjian, Professor of Art History, and Head of the Department of History of Art and Film, at the University of Leicester, will discuss these issues ...

18 October 2010

24dash - Forty years of feminism and fun - ... and acclaimed academic, Professor Germaine Greer, will be one of the highlights of the Literary Leicester Festival at the University of Leicester. ...

17 October 2010

Telegraph.co.uk - Philip Larkin: Letters to Monica ed by Anthony Thwaite: review - By Jonathan Bate I have a friend who began his career as a lecturer in the English department at Leicester University. Every now and then he would get a

7thSpace Interactive - Scientists are using an unusual resource to investigate ancient climates ... - With Dr Chase, Drs Andrew Carr and Arnoud Boom from the University of Leicester's Department of Geography are engaged in exploring novel records of past ...

16 October 2010

15 October 2010

24dash - Movers at Embrace Arts - To commemorate this highly successful collaboration which began in 2007, a plaque was unveiled at Embrace Arts, the University of Leicester's arts centre, ...

Discovery News - Rotting Fish Help Paint Our Family Portrait - But a team of researchers at the University of Leicester, England have been using foul and funky fish to reconstruct our ancient ancestors. ...

24dash - University of Leicester hosts world famous photographic exhibition - ... viewed at the University of Leicester's main campus and there is an opportunity to come to the presentation given by the acclaimed photographer himself. ...

14 October 2010

Parcel2Go.com - Twitter celebs to be examined in study - ... businesses looking to make the most of their social media marketing may want to pay close attention to a new study from the University of Leicester. ...

24dash - Healthcare managers on course for succession planning - “We are really excited about working with Leicester”, said Head of HR, Danny Bouckley. “The flexibility and customisation that the University is offering ...

24dash - National Space Centre visitors making a giant leap for University of Leicester ... - University of Leicester social scientists investigate the long-term impact of moon landings on the public consciousness. Visitors to the National Space

PhysOrg.com - Are Aliens Among The Stars?

Daily Telegraph - Mars: return to the red planet

CBS News - Decaying Fish Offer Clues to Early Evolution - Over the course of six months, a team from the University of Leicester stuck it out watching fish rot - all in the course of science, mind you.

13 October 2010

24dash - How celebrities use Twitter - Stephen Fry, Britney Spears and Sarah Brown will figure in a new study by a University of Leicester academic into the uses of social media

BBC News - higher fees may put off students - A report published by the University of Leicester suggests students could be put off, leading to a fall in numbers. In turn, that could trigger a price war ...

Sify - Ancient animal urine offers insight into climate change - Researchers from the University of Leicester are using rock hyrax, a common species in countries such as Namibia and Botswana for the study. ...

Leicester Mercury - Universities have defended controversial plans to allow them to charge what ... - However, students criticised the proposals and said they would put people off university. University of Leicester vice-chancellor Sir Bob Burgess said: "The ...

Softpedia - The Way that Celebrities Twit - ... Stephen Fry or Sarah Brown, so an entire study from the University of Leicester will be dedicated to them and all the social media intense users. ...

Leicester Mercury - Two city music venues are set to open with launch events at the weekend. - They will add to the host of new venues, including the O2 Academies at the University of Leicester, Sub91, in Granby Street, and The Soundhouse, ...

NewsBlaze - University of Leicester: Black History in Football - As part of Black History Month, the University of Leicester's Department of Sociology is holding a discussion on the role of Black History in football. ...

EurekAlert - Rotten experiments help to create picture of our early ancestors - An innovative experiment at the University of Leicester that involved studying rotting fish has helped to create a clearer picture of what our early ...

Bioscience Technology - Rotten experiments help to create picture of our early ancestors - By EurekAlert Tuesday, October 12, 2010 An innovative experiment at the University of Leicester that involved studying rotting fish has helped to create a ...

Science AAAS - Dead Fish Tell Evolutionary Tales - A group of paleontologists at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom spent almost every day for more than 6 months watching fish rot in an ...

The Press Association - Celeb tweeters analysed in study - Ruth Page, from the school of English at the University of Leicester, will also look at tweets from Sarah Brown, Lily Allen and Jamie Oliver as part of her ...

UPI.com - UPI NewsTrack Health and Science News - Other researchers such as David Unwin, a pterosaur researcher at the University of Leicester in England, aren't so sure but he said "we didn't fall on the ...

12 October 2010

NewsBlaze - Higher Tuition Fees Vital to Maintain a World-Class Sector - But Professor Sir Bob Burgess, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester, warned that raising university tuition fees should not mean fewer people from

CBS News - Animal Urine: Key to Unlocking Africa's Prehistoric Climate? - A release from the University of Leicester says the method offers "a potential accuracy of a few decades to centuries." Andrew Carr, a geographer at the

The Ecologist - University of Leicester Big Green Week, 25-31 October - Big Green Week 2010, will focus on asking staff and students at the University of Leicester to commit to a carbon-reduction target of 60 per cent by 2020. ...

EurekAlert - Ancient animal urine provides insight into climate change - Scientists at the University of Leicester are using an unusual resource to investigate ancient climates– prehistoric animal urine. The animal in question is ...

BBC News - Has Browne solved the university funding squeeze? - The University of Leicester, which has the most diverse student population of Britain's top 20 universities, carried out some research on the subject of who ...

L&Si Online - AMG backs Soundcraft's digital platform - ... Vi digital platform, giving the mixing console a roving role in its new three-room O2 Academy Leicester, situated at the University of Leicester. ...

PRLog.Org - University of Leicester - the latest Science Warehouse customer - The University of Leicester is a leading UK university committed to international excellence through the creation of world changing research and high ...

UPI.com - Public health involves personal choices - Elizabeth Murphy, head of the University of Leicester's College of Social Science, said public health issues have previously been amenable to government ...

Boston Globe - Liverpool needs a fresh kick-start - “The whole point of writing the book,'' said Williams, a senior lecturer in the sociology department at the University of Leicester, “is that before [Bill] ...

FinanceAsia - Treasury appointments, October 12 - ... accounting from Abertay Dundee University , a master of business administration from the University of Leicester and a master of professional accounting ...

11 October 2010

10 October 2010

The Metaverse Journal - The Watch – virtual worlds in the news - Birmingham Post (UK) – Daden creates 3D lab for University of Leicester. “A Birmingham firm which specialises in building virtual worlds has won a

09 October 2010

Assured Fire and Security - Leicester students evacuated from flats by fire safety inspectors - The fifty residents of the Conduit Street property – mainly students from the University of Leicester and DeMontford University – were evacuated by the fire

08 October 2010

07 October 2010

24dash - University of Leicester hosts UK premiere for world famous author - The event in Queens Hall at the University of Leicester is supported by Everybody's Reading, Writing East Midlands and the University of Leicester School of ...

Nursing Times - Nurses 'struggle to see depression' - ... are at the front line of caring for people, they are given little training in mental health, according to researchers from the University of Leicester. ...

The Birmingham Post - Daden creates 3D lab for University of Leicester - Birmingham Science Park-based Daden is creating the virtual lab to help students at the University of Leicester as part of a project addressing the ...

Energy Saving Trust - University gets students to think green living - Students and visitors to the University of Leicester are being encouraged to embrace green living and become energy efficient as part of Big Green Week. ...

Foyles - Literary Leicester festival announces line-up - The writers who will participate in the third Literary Leicester festival have been confirmed by the University of Leicester. ...

06 October 2010

Softpedia - Lifestyle and Freedom Limit Public Health Measures - ... said Professor Elizabeth Murphy, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the University of Leicester's College of Social Science, in her inaugural lecture. ...

Leicester Mercury - Students braced for fees news - Students from the University of Leicester and De Montfort University have pledged to join a march through central London on November 10 against cuts to ...

24dash - Third Literary Leicester festival celebrates the power and fun behind the ... - The highly popular Literary Leicester festival will be back at the University of Leicester from 10 th – 13 th November with a range of history, poetry, ...

24dash - Time travel - The artists will wend their way in a series of performances up New Walk, culminating at Embrace Arts, the University of Leicester's arts centre on Lancaster ...

UPI.com - Nurses need help detecting depression - Dr. Alex Mitchell of the University of Leicester in England says his studies indicate nursing staff have "considerable difficulty" detecting depression and

05 October 2010

Leicester Mercury - Princes and Rogues - The band is made up of Craig Saggers, 21, who has been studying English literature at the University of Leicester, and Josef Smadi, 26, of Wigston

EurekAlert - Lifestyle choices and freedoms limit effectiveness of public health interventions - In her inaugural lecture Professor Elizabeth Murphy, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the University of Leicester's College of Social Science will also ...

24dash - University of Leicester campus goes green - Huge festival of environmental ... - The University of Leicester is staging its biggest ever environmental festival with events and initiatives designed to encourage staff, students and ...

Seer Press - Curcumin in Turmeric targets cancer cells and enhances chemotherapy treatment - As explained by one of the leading authors of research at the University of Leicester, Professor Karen Brown, cancer treatment is often not successful, ...

Nursing in Practice - Nurses can miss signs of distress - Dr Alex Mitchell, an honorary lecturer at the University of Leicester and consultant in psycho-oncology at Leicestershire Partnership Trust, said that his ...

24dash - First fully flexible degree launched at University of Leicester - ... work or family reasons, the University of Leicester has launched the world's first fully flexible undergraduate degree course in Archaeology - with a ...

04 October 2010

24dash - What lies beneath: study examines sediment movement during floods in rivers - Flood disasters in many parts of the world have brought into sharp focus new research spearheaded by the University of Leicester on the behaviour of rivers ...

24dash - New studies suggest that depression and distress is not detected in the ... - New research from the University of Leicester reveals that nursing staff have 'considerable difficulty' detecting depression and distress in patients. ...

03 October 2010

Push Hockey - Birmingham University and Leicester maintain winning form - University of Birmingham top the women's England Hockey League on goal difference after the third round of fixtures. Leicester, also with a 100% record, ...

02 October 2010

South Asia Mail - Turmeric helps fight cancer - Researchers at the University of Leicester in Britain have been using curcumin to target chemo-resistant cells. The aim is to use the extract in colorectal ...

Telegraph.co.uk - Philip Larkin's lovers - Larkin met Monica in 1946 when both were working at the University of Leicester, she as a lecturer in English and he in the library. ...

The Construction Index - UK-Leicester: telephone network equipment - NUTS code UKF21 Leicester The University of Leicester is undertaking. A phased replacement of its current telephone system with an IP Telephony and Unified ...

01 October 2010

Loughborough News - Space bound equipment set for shake, rattle and roll - Satellite equipment developed with the help of space engineers and technicians at the University of Leicester is about to receive its first taste of the ...

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