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University of Leicester in the Media - January 2011

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

  • Dr David Unwin was interviewed by a number of outlets about the discovery of a fossilised pterosaur that he was involved in. They included: BBC Radio 4's Today programme (21 January, 6:50 am), Good Morning Wales (21 January), The World Today (World Service, 21 January), BBC Radio Leicester (21 January) and Quirks & Quarks on CBC Radio (22 January).
  • Geri Ferguson from the University of Leicester Feminists student society was interviewed on BBC Radio Leicester on 25 January at 8.35am, about their support for two campaigners protesting against a local adult entertainment venue.
  • James Treadwell from the Department of Criminology was interviewed on BBC Radio Leicester's Breakfast programme about police cuts on 31 January.

29 January 2011

Leicester Mercury - Patrols increased to catch burglars in Clarendon Park, Leicester - The University of Leicester has said previously it frequently reminds students to take basic home security measures when they move into the private rented ...

Leicester Mercury - Patrols increased to catch burglars in Clarendon Park, Leicester - The University of Leicester has said previously it frequently reminds students to take basic home security measures when they move into the private rented ...

Theos - Are religious and national identities irreconcilable? - ... female Muslim Cabinet member – opened a proverbial can of worms in a speech on Islam and national identity at the University of Leicester last week. ...

28 January 2011

isleofman.com - Volunteers wanted for study into Viking ancestry - Representatives from the University of Leicester will visit the Manx Museum, Douglas, on Saturday, February 19 to carry out the study

27 January 2011

Daily Mail Online - 2,000 years of loyalty: Iron age dog unearthed guarding ancient treasure

Leicester Mercury - A much better understanding of faith is needed - Behind the headlines created by Baroness Warsi's talk at the University of Leicester recently was a basic concern which many, religious or not, ...

Barchester Healthcare - Research 'uncovers possible Huntington's disease treatments' - The team, which was led by the University of Leicester, utilised yeast to better understand features of Huntington's disease. ...

26 January 2011

eMaxHealth - Heart Failure Risk Higher Among the Poor, South Asians - At the University of Leicester, Dr. Hanna Blackledge, in the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, examined heart failure in different socioeconomic and ...

Advocate Weekly - Sunday, Jan. 30 - Clark Art Institute, David Ekserdjian, professor of art history, University of Leicester, England, will explore the tradition of portraiture in conjunction ...

eMaxHealth - Heart Failure Risk Higher Among the Poor, South Asians - At the University of Leicester, Dr. Hanna Blackledge, in the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, examined heart failure in different socioeconomic and ...

Advocate Weekly - Sunday, Jan. 30 - Clark Art Institute, David Ekserdjian, professor of art history, University of Leicester, England, will explore the tradition of portraiture in conjunction ...

Venues.org.uk - Leicester Conferences nominated for a national industry award - Leicester Conferences at the University of Leicester has been nominated as a finalist at the 2011 Meetings and Incentive Travel (M&IT) Industry Awards. ...

The Guardian - Islamophobia needs to be redefined - ... but according to Sayeeda Warsi's speech at Leicester University last Thursday, Islamophobia has now passed the "dinner-table test." Is she right? ...

Leicester Mercury - Leicester City Council plans to close three museums and a historic building ... - A spokesman for the University of Leicester said: "The university has not taken a view on the proposals and will consider them in due course."

Cordis News - Genetic research offers hope of improved treatment for Huntington's disease - Research led by the University of Leicester in the UK has raised hopes about possible new treatments for devastating neurodegenerative disorders such

24dash - Maps from space that boost business - The University of Leicester is using data from space to help regional businesses gain a competitive edge. The University's Business Assistance Group, ...

LabnewsOnline - Keeping blood sugar under control - The study – led by Professor Andrew Tobin from the University of Leicester – looked at the mechanisms the body uses to control the level of sugar in

25 January 2011

The Guardian - Research uses space-age technology on 16th-century history

PhysOrg.com - The truth behind Tudor tombs is out there - Credit: University of Leicester (PhysOrg.com) -- An Oxford historian is working with space scientists and art historians to analyse Renaissance

24dash - Heart failure risk FOUR times higher if you are poorer – new study - ... higher in the most economically disadvantaged communities and twice as high among South Asians a new study at the University of Leicester has found. ...

Loughborough News - 2000 year old dog returns to guard treasure! - Until recently the remains were held at University of Leicester where they were studied and pieced back together by specialists at the University of ...

24 January 2011

24dash - A new Norse saga! DNA detectives in the Viking North West - ... by Wirral-raised Professor Steve Harding from The University of Nottingham and Professor Mark Jobling and Dr Turi King from the University of Leicester

Insider Media - University to honour architect and engineer - The University of Leicester will award honorary degrees to an optical engineer and architect from the city. Ray Fairband, who has worked with the ...

The Lincolnite - Lincoln researcher helps shed light on ancient flying reptile's sex life - Dr David Unwin, a Pterosaur expert at the University of Leicester, also worked on the specimen and said: “Gender is one of the most fundamental of ...

23 January 2011

Press TV - Fossil pterosaur found with egg - ... are incredibly rare," David Unwin, a palaeobiologist in the Department of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester told the state-funded BBC

Loughborough News - Analysing the data you havent got - Alex Sutton obtained a BSc in Statistics from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and an MSc in Medical Statistics from the University of Leicester

The Guardian - Sayeeda Warsi: A matter of pride and prejudice - In her much-publicised speech at Leicester University last week, she claimed that "Islamophobia has now passed the dinner-table test", meaning that it's

21 January 2011

24dash - Architect and Engineer to be honoured by University of Leicester - The University of Leicester is to award honorary degrees to an optical engineer who has worked closely with the University's world-renowned Space Research ...

Fars News Agency - Scientists Discover New Mechanism for Controlling Blood Sugar Level - Medical scientists at the University of Leicester have discovered the part played by a particular protein in helping to maintain correct blood sugar levels. ...

New York Times - A 160-Million-Year-Old Pterosaur and Its Egg Are Discovered - “In almost none of the previous collections can we tell what the gender of the fossil is,” said David Unwin, a paleobiologist at the University of Leicester ...

MyHealthNewsDaily - Depression Among Cancer Patients May Be Overestimated - The new review by Alex Mitchell, of the University of Leicester in England, and his colleagues also found that the rate of depression was no higher among ...

PhysOrg.com - DNA detectives in the Viking North West - ... Harding from the University of Nottingham, Professor Mark Jobling and Dr. Turi King from the University of Leicester, and many other collaborators. ...

Indian Express - Cameron keeps off Islamophobia comments - Pakistan-origin Warsi made the comments in a speech at the University of Leicester yesterday. Warsi sparked controversy when she declared that prejudice

BBC News - Fossil reptile preserved with egg - David Unwin, a palaeobiologist in the Department of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, was part of the research team. ...

Voice of America - Scientists Discover Rare Fossil of Female Flying Reptile - Dave Unwin, a paleontologist at University of Leicester in England, says Mrs. T. belongs to a group of pterosaurs known as Darwinopterus.

20 January 2011

Culture24 - Dinosaur discovery in North-East China gives University of Leicester research ... - Peers from the University of Lincoln and the Geological Institute in Beijing joined the Leicester team in concluding the hypothesis, which is published ...

Leicester Mercury - Baroness Sayeeda Warsi - Campaign group Youth Fight for Jobs and Education is planning a protest outside the University of Leicester today. The protest by the Leicester group has ...

Washington Post - It's a girl! ... pterodactyl, that is - David Unwin, a paleobiologist at the University of Leicester who studied the spectacularly preserved fossil, calls it a "once-in-10 lifetimes' discovery.

Aljazeera.net - Islamophobia 'acceptable' in UK - Sayeeda Warsi, the first British Muslim woman to join the country's cabinet, is to say in a speech at the University of Leicester on Thursday that Britain ...

Politics.co.uk - Warsi vows Islamophobia battle - She will tell an audience at the University of Leicester that the division between "moderate" and "extremist" Muslims is making matters worse, not better, ...

Leicester Mercury - A scientist linked to the University of Leicester may be the last hope in ... - Now, they hope Dr Bond, an honorary researcher at the University of Leicester, will uncover invisible clues to lead them to the killer. ...

Daily Mail - Muslim baroness warns the 'bigots': Dinner party Islamophobia is rife, says Warsi - In a speech at the University of Leicester, she will pledge to use her position to wage an 'ongoing battle against bigotry'. Lady Warsi will say: 'It's not ...

19 January 2011

ecancermedicalscience - Depression in cancer patients less common than previously thought - To provide more evidence, an international team led by Alex Mitchell from University of Leicester and Leicestershire Partnership Trust, Leicester, UK,

18 January 2011

GoStudyUK.com - New hope in fight against Huntington’s disease

Daily Mail - What that nasty cough REALLY means - Yet a recent study by the University of Leicester found that although coughs are one of the most common complaints seen by GPs, only 60 per cent of people ...

New Vision - 'Education is Nababi Sebuliba inheritance' - She has a masters' degree in child and family mental health from the University of Leicester, UK. Her first job was with the department of psychiatry at the ...

Big Green Smile - Ancient game teaches green home principles - Now the game has been reinterpreted by academics at the University of Leicester, introducing issues faced in creating a green home into the gameplay. ...

Daily Mail - What that nasty cough REALLY means Yet a recent study by the University of Leicester found that although coughs are one of the most common complaints seen by GPs, only 60 per cent of people ...

New Vision - 'Education is Nababi Sebuliba inheritance' - She has a masters' degree in child and family mental health from the University of Leicester, UK. Her first job was with the department of psychiatry at the ...

Insider Media - Wastecycle wins university contracts - In a joint agreement, Wastecycle has been awarded a three-year deal with the University of Leicester and Loughborough University. ...

17 January 2010

24dash - Helping schoolchildren learn the “Sustainability Game” - Credit: University of Leicester An African field trip has inspired students and academics from the University of Leicester to develop a unique game for ...

14 January 2010

Barchester Healthcare - Genetic approach could lead to Huntington's disease treatment - A transatlantic team of researchers led by the University of Leicester is using an innovative genetic approach to treating neurodegenerative disorders

Cordis News - EU-funded study sets sights on high-tech environmental researchers - The University of Leicester in the UK is leading a team of experts who will launch a research centre that will train a new breed of hi-tech environmental

Insider Media - Loughborough University to set up Centre for Enterprise Education - Laing said that Loughborough wasn't looking to compete in the same arenas as Leicester or the two Nottingham universities. “The success the university has

13 January 2010

BBC News - University of Leicester opens new space research centre - The University of Leicester has launched into a new era of space science with the opening of its million pound research centre

24dash - Dull, dusty and boring? Not any more! - The speaker at the next University of Leicester Haldane Society meeting, will reveal the transformation that has taken place in the world of museums and ...

24dash - New research centre at University of Leicester to boost expertise in translation - The University of Leicester is to launch a new Research Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies on 9 February 2011, which will strengthen the

New Electronics - New breed of Hi tech researchers to emerge from Leicester? - The University of Leicester is to launch a new €3.5million (£2.92m) research centre that will train a new breed of hi tech environmental researchers for the

Scicasts.com - Research Uncovers Potential New Approaches For Tackling Huntington's Disease - Image by University of Leicester. Leicester, UK (Scicasts) - A trans-Atlantic team of researchers has uncovered possible new ways of treating devastating ...

12 January 2010

24dash - New breed of Hi-Tech environmental researchers to emerge from Leicester - University of Leicester is hub of new €3.5m research centre using satellite technologies to tackle environmental issues. The University of Leicester is to ...

Leicester Mercury - Police target bad parking on key roads - A University of Leicester spokesman said they welcomed moves by the police to cut congestion around the entrances to its campus on University Road. ...

Online Recruitment - Extra marks for employability skills good news for both graduates and employers - The University of Leicester, UCL, and Durham University are among the universities who have recently proposed the incorporation of employability skills into ...

11 January 2011

PCB007 - ASPIS: Developing New Nickel-Gold Solderable Finish Processes - Two UK-based research providers are involved, namely ITRI Ltd. and the University of Leicester, along with TNO from Holland and the Center for Physical ...

Insider Media - University banks on £20m funding facility - The University of Leicester has secured a £20m support package from Barclays Corporate. The funding aims to help the university proceed with two major ...

10 January 2011

The Biochemist - New hope in fight against Huntington's disease

Jamaica Observer - Scientific passions - Dr Rupika Delgoda and team make life-changing discoveries - ... to the island after marrying her husband, a Jamaican Rhodes Scholar she met while doing her postdoctoral work at the University of Leicester in England. ...

24dash - New hope in fight against Huntington's Disease - Led by the University of Leicester, scientists from the University of Lisbon (led by Dr Tiago Outeiro) and University of California at San Francisco (led by ...

24dash - Remembering Britain's disappearing wildlife through oral history - A distance learning student at the University of Leicester has been inspired by her studies to address the crisis of the British ecosystem with the ...

07 January 2011

Institute of Leadership & Management - REC: Uni skills drive is a step forward - University College London and the University of Leicester are among the educational institutions which are considering such plans. ...

TARGETjobs - Universities seek to record graduates' job strengths - The University of Leicester is looking at ways to embed the development of workplace skills in all its undergraduate courses, for example by accrediting ...

Loughborough News - New team to lead maternal and newborn health programme - Professor David Field of the Infant Mortality and Morbidity Studies (TIMMS) group at the University of Leicester said, We are delighted to be partners in

06 January 2011

PhysOrg.com - Genes of an 18th century 'giant' could change the lives of 21st century patients - ... scientists at the University of Exeter, University College London, Royal Victoria Hospital and Queen's University, Belfast, University of Leicester, ...

Times Higher Education - For discontented Lib Dems, Tories offer the right home - Research by Alun Wyburn-Powell, a lecturer in the School of Historical Studies at the University of Leicester, found that the Liberal and Liberal Democrat ...

Times Higher Education - Headless maybe, but not mindless - ... for a company called Headless Ltd registered in the Bahamas, features Angus Cameron, a lecturer in the University of Leicester's geography department. ...

New Scientist - UK forensics cuts: International justice will suffer - Though he developed this "genetic fingerprinting" technique at the University of Leicester, UK, much of its success is due to research done at the UK's

05 January 2011

BBC News - Leicester astronomer captures partial solar eclipse - ... Rhaana Starling and Kim Page) I went to the conveniently high Senior Common Room at the University of Leicester (where I work), and looked East. ...

04 January 2011

BBC News - Fifty innovative modern buildings in Leicestershire - Stirling and Gowan's Engineering Building at the University of Leicester is described by RIBA as one of the enduring masterpieces of post-war architecture

Materials Recycling Week - Wastecycle wins Uni waste contracts - Waste management firm Wastecycle has been awarded a three-year joint contract by the University of Leicester and Loughborough University.

People Management Magazine Online - Work experience skills to count towards university degree - University of Leicester students could earn credits for managing a workshop or giving a presentation, while University College London's career unit is ...

03 January 2011

Telegraph.co.uk - University students could use "corporate skills" to gain extra marks - ... or running a workshop could be enough to earn additional credits on all undergraduate courses under proposals drawn up at the University of Leicester. ...

02 January 2011

The Guardian - Students could boost marks by showing 'corporate skills' - Paul Jackson, director of student support and development at the University of Leicester, said his institution was "looking closely at how to embed ..

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