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University of Leicester in the Media - January 2008

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

  • Radio 5 Live featured Professor Barrie Gunter in a discussion about media violence on the Simon Mayo show.
  • Professor Martin Gill of PRCI appeared on Danish channel TV2 on the topic of CCTV.
  • Professor Martin Gill was also interviewed by Heart 106 about his research into SmartWater.
  • BBC 4 Radio Show 'The Material World' on 17th January will feature Professor Martin Turner speaking on the topic of XEUS.
  • Professor Gordon Campbell will appear on Radio 4's 'Sunday' programme on 20th January, discussing Milton.
  • Professor Martin Turner also appeared on the BBC News East Midlands Today segment 'Sixty Seconds of Science' to talk about the XEUS telescope.
  • Several academics at the University of Leicester have had their work profiled on BBC News East Midlands Today, during their 'Sixty Seconds of Science' segment. To view the full list of features, please click here.

Online News

31 January 2008

This is Leicestershire - We welcome Curve as an exciting addition to the Leicester arts scene. - We welcome Curve as an exciting addition to the Leicester arts scene. Readers who had suggested the Attenborough Theatre in recognition of one of the city's famous people may not be aware that an arts venue named after Lord Attenborough already exists in Leicester. As the University of Leicester's arts centre, it offers opportunities to

NME - The Young Knives to recruit local bands for tour - (March 3) Truro Tuck Shop @ L2 (4) Plymouth University (5) Gloucester Guildhall (6) Hartlepool Escobar (14) Stirling Fu Bar (15) Aberdeen Moshulu (16) Dundee Fat Sams (18) Derby The Venue (20) Tamworth Palace (21) Swansea Sin City (22) Dublin Whelan's (23) Belfast Spring & Airbrake (24) Wrexham Central Station (26) Leicester University (27)

Times Online - Professor Geoffrey Martin obituary - of edited charters. After research at the University of Manchester in 1952, Martin joined the University College of Leicester (by then Leicester University) as a lecturer in economic history. He remained at Leicester for 30 years, as Reader in History, 1966-73, Public Orator, 1971-74, and Professor of History, 1973-82. He was also for a term head

vnunet.com - UK engineers boost embedded system safety - 30 Jan 2008 ADVERTISEMENT Engineers at the University of Leicester have patented a technology designed to make safety a "sure thing" in devices that contain embedded processors, including aircraft, cars and robots. The technology has led to the development of a new product brand dubbed RapidiTTy. TTE Systems, a company spun out from the

Kazi Inform - Space Weather Science Rues Cuts

Innovations Report - The Technology Transformers

Medical News Today - UK Technology Focuses On Safety

Nursing in Practice - Personal GP-patient relationships "under threat" - Researchers at the University of Leicester are calling on the government not to jeopardise patient-GP relationships in their reforms to primary care ...

Kansas City Star - Qatar seeks African soccer talent

Sun Herald - Qatar seeks African soccer talent

Island Packet - Qatar seeks African soccer talent

Boston Herald - Qatar seeks African soccer talent

OregonLive.com - Qatar seeks African soccer talent - the Centre for the Sociology of Sport at the University of Leicester. But he asks: "What happens to those who fail? ... Educational and other support backup is crucial here." Either way, Qatar's massive recruitment of young Africans, backed by the country's oil and gas riches, is certain to raise concerns, not just across a Mideast increasingly

Los Banos Enterprise - Qatar seeks African soccer talent

The Hannibal Courier-Post - Young Africans carry soccer dreams from impoverished fields to ultra-rich Qatar

Enquirer-Herald - Qatar seeks African soccer talent

Albuquerque Tribune - Soccer: Qatar looks to Africa to recruit talent

CNN.com International - Qatar targets African soccer youth

SLAM! Sports - Young Africans carry soccer dreams from impoverished fields to rich Qatar

Daily American Online - Young Africans carry soccer dreams from impoverished fields to ultra-rich Qatar

30 January 2008

Nature.com - Genome studies: Genetics by numbers - Nilesh Samani, chair of cardiology at the University of Leicester, UK, and one of two lead investigators responsible for coronary heart disease with the ...

QS Week - DBK brings in Uni man - DBK Group has signed up expertise from the University of Leicester, to head up its public sector team. A QS and PM, Grant Charman has left his role as ...

VNUNet.com - UK engineers boost embedded system safety - Engineers at the University of Leicester have patented a technology designed to make safety a "sure thing" in devices that contain embedded processors, ...

The Washington Post - Qatar Seeks African Soccer Talent - the Centre for the Sociology of Sport at the University of Leicester. But he asks: "What happens to those who fail? ... Educational and other support backup is crucial here." Either way, Qatar's massive recruitment of young Africans, backed by the country's oil and gas riches, is certain to raise concerns, not just across a Mideast increasingly

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer - Qatar seeks African soccer talent - the Centre for the Sociology of Sport at the University of Leicester. But he asks: "What happens to those who fail? ... Educational and other support backup is crucial here." Either way, Qatar's massive recruitment of young Africans, backed by the country's oil and gas riches, is certain to raise concerns, not just across a Mideast increasinngly

Raleigh News Observer - Qatar seeks African soccer talent

Newsday.com - Qatar Seeks African Soccer Talent

Yahoo! News - Qatar seeks African soccer talent - the Centre for the Sociology of Sport at the University of Leicester. But he asks: "What happens to those who fail? ... Educational and other support backup is crucial here." Either way, Qatar's massive recruitment of young Africans, backed by the country's oil and gas riches, is certain to raise concerns, not just across a Mideast increasingly

Tuscaloosa News - Qatar Seeks African Soccer Talent

MSNBC.com - Young Africans carry soccer dreams from impoverished fields to ultra-rich Qatar

The Denver Post - Qatar seeks African soccer talent

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Qatar Seeks African Soccer Talent

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San Diego Union Tribune - Young Africans carry soccer dreams from impoverished fields to ultra-rich Qatar

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medinews.com - Critical Care/Military Radar Techniques Could Help Stroke Victims - reports to a new study. A researcher at the University of Leicester (United Kingdom) investigated new methods of processing an ultrasound signal so as to obtain additional information. This involved developing new signal-processing algorithms for Doppler ultrasound devices by improving the axial resolution obtainable from transcranial Doppler

CounterCurrents.org - India In Outer Space - Emerging Concerns By Rizwana Abbasi - disaster. The writer is a PhD student at University of Leicester, UK rizwanaabbasi@yahoo.com Leave A Comment & Share Your Insights Comment Policy Digg it! And spread the word! Here is a unique chance to help this article to be read by thousands of people more. You just Digg it, and it will appear in the home page of Digg.com and thousands

PhysOrg.com - The Technology Transformers - new technology developed by engineers at the University of Leicester after over 12 years research promises to make safety a sure thing in equipment as diverse as cars, aircraft and medical equipment. The new patented technology invented by the researchers has led to the development of a new product family called ¿RapidiTTy¿. A company ¿ TTE

I-Newswire - Veggie Valentines: Instruments of Seduction - on the 9th of February in the smart Lounge of Leicester University. If you don¿t mind online dating, your may also meet your other half in the virtual reality of www.veggiematchmakers.com or www.veggieconnection.com .

New Kerala - Earth enters a new epoch due to man-made changes - marked the start of a new. Geologists from the University of Leicester said the Holocene epoch on the planet has ended and we have entered a new new epoch - the Anthropocene. The geologists identified certain phenomenon such as transformed patterns of sediment erosion and deposition worldwide, disturbances to the carbon cycle and global

This is Leicestershire - Fuse Digital has boosted its client services team on the back of continued growth with four new appointments.The digital media agency, in London Road, Leicester has brought in Tracy Robinson... - appointed two graduates to work within their Leicester audit team. Pritesh Chandarana and John Steptoe join the team as student chartered accountants. Pritesh recently graduated with first class honours in accounting and financial management from Loughborough University. John joins Cooper Parry after graduating from Leicester University with a 2:1

TMCnet.com - UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER: The Technology Transformers; Revolutionary technology developed at the University of Leicester aims to 'make safety a sure thing' - 2002 with GBP3 million from the Government's University Challenge Seed Fund Scheme, and an additional GBP1 million from the five university partners (De Montfort University, University of Leicester, Loughborough University, University of Nottingham, and The Nottingham Trent University). In 2004 the Fund received a GBP3m contribution from East

29 January 2008

Healthcare Republic - Continuity of care 'under threat' from DoH reform - Lead researcher Dr Carolyn Tarrant, from the department of health sciences at Leicester University, who carried out the research for her PhD, ...

Space Fellowship - Taking ULTRA molecular fingerprints - ... the ULTRA project are University of Nottingham, University of Cambridge, Medical Research Council, University of Manchester, University of Leicester and ...

BBC News - Space weather science rues cuts - The field of science dedicated to understanding "space weather" - which can pose hazards to satellites and aircraft - may be wiped out in the UK.

CN plus - DBK appoints public sector head - Mr Charman join's the Birmingham-based firm from the University or Leicester where he was deputy director of estates. He will head up DBK's public sector ...

Scenta.co.uk - Transforming techniques - A University of Leicester spin-out company – TTE Systems Ltd – aims to transform engineering practices in designing systems that contain ‘embedded ... See all stories on this topic

Compute Scotland - Time triggered reliability for embedded processors

Discovery News : Discovery Channel - Earth Entering New Geologic Epoch? - terms," said geologist Jan Zalasiewicz of the University of Leicester. Put another way, they have asked whether the present-day activities of humans will be reflected as a globally significant force in the kinds of sediments that are collected today and will be preserved in Earth's geologic record. Next »21 « Previous Video: Arctic Ice

Business 24/7 - Scientists want rewrite of Earth's time line - Led by geologist Jan Zalasiewicz, of the University of Leicester, the rabble-rousers argue that changes wrought since the Industrial Revolution 200 years ago are so profound they are now visible in the physical and living fabric of the planet. As a result, they have called for the creation of a new Epoch in the official geological time scale, one

The Australian - Scientists argue for redraw of Earth's time line

Yahoo! News - Humans Force Earth into New Geologic Epoch

Yahoo! Finance - This State of the Art Volume Reviews Both Past Work and Current Research into Geochemical Sediments and Landscapes - is Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography at the University of Leicester. Her research expertise is in terrestrial geochemical sediments (particularly aeolianites and calcretes), reconstructing palaeoenvironments in dry lands, and geoarchaeology. Sue has worked extensively in northern and southern Africa, the Middle East, Mexico and the Caribbean,

EurekAlert (press release) - The technology transformers - A revolutionary new technology developed by engineers at the University of Leicester after over 12 years research promises to make safety a sure thing in ...

Environmental Graffiti - Human Environmental Problems Could Mean New Geological Age - Several geologists at the University of Leicester and the Geological Society of London, however, want to change the name of this epoch to the Anthropocene ...

BBC News - Flu vaccine for 'needle-phobic' - ...than traditional approaches for vaccinating against both seasonal and pandemic flu". But Professor Karl Nicholson, professor of infectious diseases at the University of Leicester...

Guardian Unlimited - Vetting gets a mixed reception - We won't talk about fees yet." "We'll need to know by September," says Suzanne Alexander of Leicester University's international office.

28 January 2008

New York Times Blogs - Earth is Us? - ... geologists at the University of Leicester in England, along with colleagues at the Stratigraphy Commission of the Geological Society of London. ...

Mother Jones - Us to Earth: We Will Rock You -A team of researchers from the University of Leicester and the Geological Society of London is the latest group to make the case that the Holocene era is ...

Business Wire - This State of the Art Volume Reviews Both Past Work and Current ... - Sue J. McLaren is Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography at the University of Leicester. Her research expertise is in terrestrial geochemical sediments ...

InTheNews.co.uk - Human activities force Earth into new scientific era - Geologists from the University of Leicester and Duke University say the Halocene era has ended and our current era should now be known as the Anthropocene ...

Topix - Man-made changes bring about new epoch in Earth's history - by Cash 8 hrs ago | Geologists from the University of Leicester propose that humankind has so altered the Earth that it has brought about an end to one epoch of Earth's history and marked the start of a new epoch. Read All 9 Comments More about: Man-made changes bring about new epoch in Earth's history Full Story: www.sciencecodex.com

This is Leicestershire - Doctors could soon be able to give early warning to people at risk of heart disease. - at risk of heart disease. Researchers from the University of Leicester have a new machine which they hope will help them more accurately pinpoint those most likely to develop heart problems. The 25,000 machine will be able to analyse DNA with more accuracy than ever before. Researchers said if they could identify reasons why some people are more

27 January 2008

LiveScience.com - Humans Force Earth into New Geologic Epoch - ... a publication of the Geological Society of America, Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams of the University of Leicester and colleagues at the Geological ... See all stories on this topic

Kazi Inform - Geologists say Earth may be in new epoch - 13:51 Geologists say Earth may be in new epoch LEICESTER, England. January 26. KAZINFORM. British geologists said humans have changed the planet so much that it has brought an end to one epoch of the Earth's history. Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams at the University of Leicester and colleagues on the Stratigraphy Commission of the Geological

Web India - Geologists say Earth may be in new epoch

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Political Gateway - Geologists say Earth may be in new epoch - British geologists said humans have changed the planet so mu...

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The Mail on Sunday - How new DNA techniques are cracking some of Britain's worst unsolved crimes

ScienceDaily - Man-made Changes Bring About New Epoch In Earth's History

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26 January 2008

This is Leicestershire - I read that the engineering department building at Leicester University is to be the subject of a review. - that the engineering department building at Leicester University is to be the subject of a review. Love it or hate it, this iconic building, designed by architects Stirling and Gowan and completed in the early 1960s, was instantly recognised by architects as a world class building. Of course, the university has to be realistic about how to

Independent - Climate change causes new 'epoch' - Climate Change, Environment - of the new term," said Jan Zalasiewicz, of the University of Leicester and chairman of the Stratigraphy Commission of the Geological Society of London. "The surface environmental processes of the Earth are sufficiently different from pre-industrial times that the Earth's geology has in fact changed." The geologists believe that human activity over

The Daily Mail - How new DNA techniques are cracking some of Britain's worst unsolved crimes - Alec Jeffreys, a brilliant young geneticist at Leicester University. He had recently devised the first system of identifying individuals and their family members from unique patterns in their DNA, and quickly saw that this could be invaluable in discovering the identity of criminals, who invariably leave traces of cellular material, such as

This is Leicestershire - A cyclist who travelled on two wheels through 28 countries on three continents over three years is to give a talk about one of his adventures. - a cycling trip to Siberia during a lecture at Leicester University this spring. Rob set off in September 2004, by flying with his bicycle to the far eastern seaboard of Siberia, with the intention of cycling back to England. Instead, he ended up travelling 30,000 miles on an epic journey home. The talk takes place at Uppingham School, at 7pm, on

Canada.com - Some assert planet in new geological era thanks to humans - some way of recognizing that," Mark Williams, a University of Leicester paleobiologist and co-author of the article, told Canweest News Service on Tuesday. He said the Anthropocene could be pegged as beginning with the Industrial Revolution some 200 years ago, "when human industrial processes started to transform the planet on a colossal scale."

Medical Laboratory World - European gene project offers improved access to information - scientist Professor Anthony Brookes, of the University of Leicester's world-renowned Department of Genetics, said: "Technologies for the exploration of genetic variation in 'common' disorders such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and autoimmune states, have only been devised the last few years, with widespread deployment only now happening. An

World Science - A new geologic epoch-started by us - called the Ice Age. The researchers at the University of Leicester, U.K. and the Geological Society of London said human impact on the Earth is making itself felt in many ways: changed patterns of erosion; major disturbances to the carbon cycle and global temperature, through global warming; wholesale changes to the world's plants and animals;

EurekAlert - Man-made changes bring about new epoch in Earth's history - epoch in Earth's history Geologists from the University of Leicester propose that humankind has so altered the Earth that it has brought about an end to one epoch of Earth's history and marked the start of a new epoch. Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams at the University of Leicester and their colleagues on the Stratigraphy Commission of the

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ContactMusic.Com - Young Knives, Up All Night Video - 26th Mar Central Station, Wrexham 27th Mar University, Leicester 28th Mar M Club, Crewe 29th Mar Tap n Tin, Chatham 30th Mar Chinnereys, Southend Click Here for all you need to know about: Young Knives Young Knives - Up All Night Video Track /Title Watch/Listen Watch/Listen Watch/Listen Download Real Player Windows Media Quicktime Up All

This is Leicestershire - A drug being tested in Leicester has helped more than 1,000 people quit smoking. - 24 January 2008 A drug being tested in Leicester has helped more than 1,000 people quit smoking. The treatment, Champix, is showing a higher success rate than other ways which are available on the NHS of helping people give up cigarettes. Experts at the University of Leicester have been studying the effects of the pill. Latest figures showed

United Press International - Geologists say Earth may be in new epoch - Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams at the University of Leicester and colleagues on the Stratigraphy Commission of the Geological Society of London suggest ...

25 January 2008

NewsBlaze - New Study Highlights History of Attacks and Thefts From Grave ... - Research by a University of Leicester historian reveals that vandalism and thefts from graveyards is not a depressing new fact of modern life - it has been ...

Science Magazine - Human-Driven Planet: Time to Make It Official? - In the February issue of GSA Today, which is published by the Geological Society of America, geologist Jan Zalasiewicz of the University of Leicester in the ...

innovations report - Man-Made Changes Bring About New Epoch in Earth's History - Geologists from the University of Leicester propose that humankind has so altered the Earth that it has brought about an end to one epoch of Earth’s history ...

Newsblaze - University of Leicester honorary degrees on Friday January 25 -11am and 3pm

Web India - Earth begins new epoch because of humans - Earth begins new epoch because of humans Leicester, England | January 24, 2008 12:01:13 AM IST British geologists suggest humans have so changed the Earth that the planet has ended its Holocene era and has entered a new epoch -- the Anthropocene. Jan Zalasiewicz and colleagues at the University of Leicester said Nobel Prize-winning chemist

Earth Times - UPI NewsTrack Health and Science News - 23 Earth begins new epoch because of humans LEICESTER, England, Jan. 23 British geologists suggest humans have so changed the Earth that the planet has ended its Holocene era and has entered a new epoch -- the Anthropocene. Jan Zalasiewicz and colleagues at the University of Leicester said Nobel Prize-winning chemist Paul Crutzen, in 2002,

PRNN - New 'Vocalix Direct' Affiliate Program Speaking Volumes on Web Audio Growth - doctor with a degree in medicine from the University of Leicester. Contact: Dr. Steve Leung Steve@Vocalix.com 866-558-4179 New ¿Vocalix Direct¿ Affiliate Program Speaking Volumes on Web Audio Growth Note This page is an Archieve of Publicly released information either through our company or another Press Release organization. We do not

24 January 2008

HealthNewsDigest.com - Obesity in Young British People - By University of Leicester (HealthNewsDigest.com) - Research into childhood obesity in Leicestershire secondary schools and the factors that deter young ...

Interest! ALERT - Influence of Peer Pressure, Cost of Healthy Foods, Taste and Hunger Satisfaction - hunger satisfaction and image highlighted in University of Leicester led study Research into childhood obesity in Leicestershire secondary schools and the factors that deter young people from adopting healthy lifestyles concluded that the influence of peer pressure, cost of healthy foods, taste and hunger satisfaction and image proved to be a

Web India - Earth begins new epoch because of humans - Earth begins new epoch because of humans Leicester, England | January 23, 2008 12:01:13 AM IST British geologists suggest humans have so changed the Earth that the planet has ended its Holocene era and has entered a new epoch -- the Anthropocene. Jan Zalasiewicz and colleagues at the University of Leicester said Nobel Prize-winning chemist

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Cape Times - tv revenue boosts clubs' bank balance - of the Centre for the Sociology of Sport at the University of Leicester, stated that the continually rising revenue from television coverage was the main factor affecting the record spending. "Consistently since 1992, pundits have speculated that the next television deal must be lower," he said. "And every year since 1992, the television deal has

This is Leicestershire - Budding female scientists and engineers are being invited to attend a free event. - 6, from 10am, at the Percy Gee Building, University of Leicester. Have your say... Use these boxes to tell us what you think. Your comment will be published here within the next 10 minutes and possibly printed in the Mercury as well. If you want your comment published in the Leicester Mercury please include your full name and location.

St. Albans Observer - Bishop Announces Retirement - January 25, with the award of a doctorate from Leicester University for his thesis, English Easter Sepulchres: The History of an Idea. The coming months, will, if anything, be fuller and busier as he carries out many duties for the last time and makes his final contributions to debate in the House of Lords. He said: "I have always counted it a

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Ottawa Citizen - Human activity defines new epoch: scientists - some way of recognizing that," Mark Williams, a University of Leicester paleobiologist and co-author of the article, said yesterday. He said the Anthropocene could be pegged as beginning with the Industrial Revolution about 200 years ago, "when human industrial processes started to transform the planet on a colossal scale." He said distinctive

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - Planet in new geological era thanks to humans: scientists

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Times Colonist - Human footprint sparks formal call for new epoch

News-Medical.Net - Military radar could help stroke patients - Printer Friendly Email to a Friend University of Leicester researchers are pioneering use of military radar signal processing methods to help victims of stroke - the third most common cause of death in the UK. The Leicester study has discovered that techniques used in radar systems can be modified and have the potential to improve early

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The New Zealand Herald - Soccer: English clubs set transfer record - of the Centre for the Sociology of Sport at the University of Leicester, said the continually rising revenue from television coverage was the main factor affecting the record spending. "Consistently since 1992, pundits have speculated that the next television deal must be lower," Williams said. "And every year since 1992 the television deal has

23 January 2008

Tribal Football - Premier League clubs smash January spending record - of the Centre for the Sociology of Sport at the University of Leicester, told Reuters that the record levels of spending was generated by continually rising TV revenues. "Consistently since 1992, pundits have speculated that the next TV deal must be lower," Williams said. "And every year since 1992 the television deal has actually been higher."

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This is Leicestershire - Teams from Leicestershire are set to play a key role in a multi-million pound mission to the smallest planet in the solar system. - will be building on our relationship with the University of Leicester, which I'm really enjoying." It is hoped that involving a small, relatively flexible company in the project will set a precedent for small, dedicated teams to work on future UK space science projects. Scientists from the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, University of Lancaster,

Astronomy Magazine - Europe's Mercury mission swings into action - by its magnetic field. George Fraser of the University of Leicester Space Research Centre is leading a research team from five countries to build the Mercury Imaging X-ray Spectrometer (MIXS) which will fly on the MPO craft. He said "MIXS will look at the x-rays coming from the planet Mercury to study the composition of the surface, helping us to

This is Leicestershire - Big ideas of the past 25 years have come to fruition - now it is time to look to the future, according to a historian. - of East Midlands Oral History Archive at the University of Leicester, said people should be thinking about what they want for Leicester in the long-term. The city council has asked the public for its views on how they want the city to develop. Mr Hyde said: "I think the past 25 years have been positive. "There have been many good things that have

International Herald Tribune - Premier League clubs break transfer record

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rediff.com - EPL clubs break transfer record - of the Centre for the Sociology of Sport at the University of Leicester, said the continually rising revenue from television coverage is the main factor affecting the record spending. "Consistently since 1992, pundits have speculated that the next television deal must be lower," Williams said. "And every year since 1992 the television deal has

22 January 2008

BBC News - University to aid genetic study - People from Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire are being urged to volunteer to help scientists draw up a genetic map of the UK.

Leicester Mercury - DNA MAP POINTS TO CURES - Dr Turi King, a geneticist at the University of Leicester, is leading the project in the East Midlands. She said: "These days, many people are asking ...

Sportbusiness.com - Transfer record smashed by Premier League clubs - John Williams director of the Centre for the Sociology of Sport at the University of Leicester, told Reuters that the record levels of spending was ...

BBC Sport - January transfers breaks record - John Williams, director of the Centre of Sociology of Sport at the University of Leicester, believes the record spending can be attributed to the continual ...

Yahoo! Asia - Premier League clubs break transfer record - of the Centre for the Sociology of Sport at the University of Leicester, told Reuters the continually rising revenue from television coverage was the main factor affecting the record spending. "Consistently since 1992, pundits have speculated that the next television deal must be lower," Williams said. "And every year since 1992 the television

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Financial Times - FT.com / Weekend Columnists / Matthew Engel - The new face of Sweden - in God," said one woman after hearing a Leicester imam speak. â¿¿I suppose I never thought about it. "Leading the women was Asaf Hussain, an interfaith leader and scholar at the University of Leicester. He calls his tours â¿¿safarisâ¿¿ in recognition of the exotic sights to be seen by mostly white, middle-class audiences. For Hussain, the

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Yahoo! Finance - 'Detecting Lies and Deceit' Provides the Most Comprehensive Review of Deception to Date - Professor Graham Davies and Professor Ray Bull, University of Leicester, UK. This new edition of a bestseller will provide an updated and detailed review of current literature along with guidelines for best practice in detecting deception. Chapters from the first edition are revised and updated, taking into account new research in the field. In

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SpaceRef.com - Europe's Mercury mission swings into action | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference - field. Professor George Fraser of the University of Leicester Space Research Centre is leading a research team from five countries to build the Mercury Imaging X-ray Spectrometer (MIXS) which will fly on the MPO craft. He said MIXS will look at the x-rays coming from the planet Mercury to study the composition of the surface, helping us to test

Bury Times (UK) - Radcliffe Probus Club - supply fabrics to the halls of residence at Leicester University, somewhere in the region of 1,400 units. The fabrics they manufacture are certainly too numerous to list. Park Mill was built in 1893, originally an old textile weaving mill. Peter stated that on one occasion one of their buyers was in Afghanistan buying towels for his company, when

21 January 2008

PublicNet - CRIMINALS HAVE THEIR SAY ON CRIME DETERRANTS - Research commissioned by Leicester University gave criminals the opportunity to express their views on crime deterrents. The majority admitted that a ...

24dash - Discovering a region - Northumbria History and Identity 547-2000 is edited by University of Leicester Professor of English History, Robert Colls, with contributions from other ...

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20 January 2008

New Kerala - ESA's 2013 Mercury mission to unlock secrets of the planet - According to Professor George Fraser of the University of Leicester Space Research Centre, "MIXS will look at the x-rays coming from the planet Mercury to study the composition of the surface, helping us to test models of the planet's formation." The second spacecraft, JAXA's Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (MMO), will carry five instruments to

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The Washington Post - Philip Conisbee; National Gallery Curator - to be known as "Mr.") He taught at the University of Reading, the University of London and, for 12 years, at the University of Leicester in England. From 1978 to 1986, he presented an annual seminar on 18th- and 19th-century French art at the University of Cambridge. He came to the United States in 1986 as an associate curator of French paintings

The Innovations Report - Military Technique Could Aid Stroke Victims - Technique Could Aid Stroke Victims 18.01.2008 University of Leicester researchers are pioneering use of military radar signal processing methods to help victims of stroke ¿ the third most common cause of death in the UK. The Leicester study has discovered that techniques used in radar systems can be modified and have the potential to improve

Medical News Today - Military Technique Could Aid Stroke Victims

SamSederShow.com - Cloned Meat? Yes Please! - government. Recently, a research team from the University of Leicester developed a test which has the ability to detect depleted uranium in urine. Tests on Gulf War veterans exposed 20 years ago have discovered trace amounts of DU. This test could help with unresolved health claims. To date, the United States government has yet to officially

Independent - Diana inquest: How The Rock found himself in a hard place - adversarial intellects Mansfield (Keele University, Gray's Inn), Richard Keen QC (University of Edinburgh), Ian Burnett QC (Oxford, Middle Temple), and Ian Croxford QC (Leicester University, Gray's Inn). Burrell, as ever, was smartly turned out, perfectly mannered, and well versed in the etiquette of formal British occasions. But knowing which side

19 January 2008

Guardian Unlimited - Rendered speechless - Five years ago, Dr Rosemary Sage (then at the University of Leicester), conducted research on three- and four-year-olds in the UK. ...

This is Leicestershire - Delegates at a conference about dealing with racism in schools will discuss ways to help young people tackle the problem. - Westcott or visit the website. dawn.westcott@leicester.gov.uk schools.leicester.gov.uk/RI Reader comments Please note the website address should read: http://schools.leicester.gov.uk/RI (there is NO www in the web address) Dawn Westcott, Leicester Comments 1 to 1 of 1 Copyright | Disclaimer | Privacy statement | Contact the Website

This is Leicestershire - One of Britain's most senior police officers is to be honoured at a university. - senior police officers is to be honoured at a university. The University of Leicester is to recognise the work of Tarique Ghaffur, the Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and a former Superintendent of Leicestershire Constabulary, at its Jubilee Degree Congregations. The university is celebrating 50 years since the granting of its

domain-b.com - Pfizer-funded study reports reduction in heart attacks by adding Lipitor early to blood pressure treatment - Bryan Williams, professor of medicine, University Hospitals NHS Trust, Leicester, United Kingdom, and chairman of the British Hypertension Society Guidelines working party. "It is important to note, however, that many people with high blood pressure are also at sufficient risk of cardiovascular disease to benefit from statin therapy," he said.

RedOrbit - Mercury Mission Swings Into Action - magnetic field. Professor George Fraser of the University of Leicester Space Research Centre is leading a research team from five countries to build the Mercury Imaging X-ray Spectrometer (MIXS) whiich will fly on the MPO craft . He said "MIXS will look at the x-rays coming from the planet Mercury to study the composition of the surface, helping

Interest! ALERT - Research highlights the unique values of GP-patient relationships - of Findings on 6 February, At 5.30pm, University of Leicester Reforms to the delivery of primary care should ensure that patients are able to maintain an ongoing relationship with a GP, a new study from the University of Leicester suggests. Continuing relationships provide a setting in which trust, cooperation, and quality of care can flourish.

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New Electronics Online - Doppler radar to help stroke victims - New Electronics news article - radar to help stroke victims 18/01/2008 University of Leicester researchers believe military radar signal processing methods may help stroke victims â¿¿ the third most common cause of death in the UK. The study has discovered that, by modifying techniques used in radar systems, they have the potential to improve early diagnosis and effective

Adding Lipitor Early to Effective Blood Pressure Treatment Provided a Significant Reduction in Heart Attacks or Deaths from Heart Attacks over Five Years - Bryan Williams, professor of medicine, University Hospitals NHS Trust, Leicester, United Kingdom, and chairman of the British Hypertension Society Guidelines working party. "It is important to note, however, that many people with high blood pressure are also at sufficient risk of cardiovascular disease to benefit from statin therapy," he

Medical News Today - Adding Lipitor Early To Effective Blood Pressure Treatment Provided A Significant Reduction In Heart Attacks Or Deaths From Heart Attacks Over 5 Years

PhysOrg.com - Watermark Leaves Criminals High and Dry - crime deterrents are announced today by the University of Leicester following research by the University's spin-out company Perpetuity Research and Consultancy International. The study led by Martin Gill, a Professor of Criminology at the University, identified SmartWater as being more effective in deterring experienced criminals than security

Malaysia Sun - NASA's first image from Mercury probe reveals unusual dark-rimmed craters - director of the Space Research Centre at Leicester University in the UK. The report states that this is the first time that the whole structure of Caloris has been seen, as back in the mid-1970s, NASA's Mariner 10 only managed to glimpse its eastern half, with the Sun low on Mercury's horizon. Messenger captured many more images and data during the

18 January 2008

24dash - Leicester uni plays key role in creating genetic map of the UK - The University of Leicester is playing a key role in a national project to create a genetic map of the UK. The map will shed light on the history of Ancient ...

Science Centric - Military technique could aid stroke victims - - University of Leicester researchers are pioneering use of military radar signal processing methods to help victims of stroke — the third most common cause ...

InTheNews.co.uk - Military radars target stroke - Scientists at the University of Leicester argue that techniques used in radar systems can be modified to help target stroke, the UK's third most common ...

PhysOrg.com - Europe's Mercury mission swings into action - Professor George Fraser of the University of Leicester Space Research Centre is leading a research team from five countries to build the Mercury Imaging ...

Kerala Next - NASA's first image from Mercury probe reveals unusual dark-rimmed craters... - director of the Space Research Centre at Leicester University in the UK. The report states that this is the first time that the whole structure of Caloris has been seen, as back in the mid-1970s, NASA's Mariner 10 only managed to glimpse its eastern half, with the Sun low on Mercury's horizon. Messenger captured many more images and data during

Leicester Mercury - Universities Set For Cuts - Education Funding Council, which distributes university funding, reveal Leicester University will lose 1,733,616 a year while De Montfort University will have 1,721,882 cut. A spokesman for Leicester University said: "The university has significant reservations about this policy and has communicated this to the Higher Education Funding Council

Asian Image Lancashire - Council Organises Racism Conference - Services can attend the day-long event at the University of Leicester, on Thursday, March 6. Richard Wale, Head of the City Council's Multicultural Service, said: "Research that has focused on young people shows schools do not pick up on every incident that actually happens. "It's important for young people that we know about all incidents and

CNW Telbec - Adding Lipitor early to effective blood pressure treatment provided a significant reduction in heart attacks or deaths from heart attacks over five years - Bryan Williams, professor of medicine, University Hospitals NHS Trust, Leicester, United Kingdom, and chairman of the British Hypertension Society Guidelines working party. "It is important to note, however, that many people with high blood pressure are also at sufficient risk of cardiovascular disease to benefit from statin therapy," he

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New Kerala - NASA's first image from Mercury probe reveals unusual dark-rimmed craters - director of the Space Research Centre at Leicester University in the UK. The reporrt states that this is the first time that the whole structure of Caloris has been seen, as back in the mid-1970s, NASA's Mariner 10 only managed to glimpse its eastern half, with the Sun low on Mercury's horizon. Messenger captured many more images and data during

This is Money - Bowker lets off steam over Network Rail - McKinsey route. He studied economics at Leicester University, then spent a year playing piano as a session musician with some of the pop world's biggest stars, including Cliff Richard. His musical talent would later prove an invaluable networking tool - he famously accompanied former Prime Minister Tony Blair, who played guitar, at a birthday

This is Leicestershire - The horrors of the Holocaust will be remembered in a memorial event later this month. - Memorial Day event is set to take place at Leicester University's Fraser Noble Hall, in University Road. City council leader Ross Willmott said: "It is very important to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, in order to learn lessons from history and keep alive the memories and stories of survivors." The event will start at 7.30pm on Sunday,

News-Medical.Net - Real concerns over the ethics of a DNA database - Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, of the University of Leicester, has voiced his concerns over the ethics of a DNA database. Professor Jeffreys -known as the father of DNA fingerprinting-spoke out over the 'significant ethical and social issues' as the government launched an inquiry into the way the national DNA database is used.The UK database, with

Uruknet.info - New Test Finds Depleted Uranium 20 Years After Exposure - 235 and 236 characteristic of DU. Recently a University of Leicester geologist, Professor Randall R. Parrish, and his research team, developed a highly sensitive means of detecting DU in urine using mass spectrometry. These results enabled Parrish to reassess data on DU exposure. He notes that findings of DU in the urine of 1991 Gulf War vets is

17 January 2008

24dash - Tackling racism in schools - ... volunteers and professionals working in Children and Young Peoples Services can attend the day-long event at the University of Leicester, on Thursday, ...

Guardian Unlimited - Case closed | Special reports - Sir Alec Jeffreys, professor of genetics at the University of Leicester. It has revolutionised forensic science, but the revolution has come in stages, and today it is possible to get a profile from a tiny sample of DNA that would in the past have been insufficient for scientists to break down. So Elmhirst is looking again at 15,000 cases where

Hansard - House of Commons Hansard Debates for 15 Jan 2008 - concerned about the one in my constituency, the university of Leicester, which has an enormous international reputation for its work on physics and astronomy. Very exciting programmes being undertaken there are under threat as a result of the funding cuts. I hope that what are, no doubt, unplanned and unintended cuts in the work of that institution

This is Leicestershire - Experts on Ancient Greece are set to run a series of talks as part of a major exhibition. - professor of Greek history at Cambridge University, will present Ancient Greeks R Us - Or Not? on Tuesday, January 29 at 2pm. Historian and television broadcaster Bettany Hughes will present a talk called The Age of Heroes and the Most Beautiful Woman in the World on Tuesday, February 5, at 2pm. Leicester University's professor of Greek archaeology

Innovations Report - Watermark Leaves Criminals High And Dry

reportonbusiness.com: Cheap shot? Consider where it comes from - below the U.S. average. A study led by the University of Leicester criminologist Adrian Beck, and Colin Peacock, a director at Procter & Gamble Co. found that companies such as Target, Best Buy and Gap reduced theft by making their own store employees and managers responsible for "shrink prevention," by talking freely about their larger goals, and

16 January 2008

New Scientist - Probe returns first image of Mercury's unseen side - George Fraser, director of the Space Research Centre at Leicester University in the UK agrees. "The material forming these rings must have been excavated ...

24dash - Guaranteed University opportunities for vocational learners - The final signing, by Professor Robert Burgess, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester, will take place on the 23 January as part of a commitment to ...

PharmaLive.com - Trust Me - I’ma doctor - Research Highlights the Unique Values of ... - These are the findings of doctoral research by Carolyn Tarrant for the School of Psychology at the University of Leicester. Dr Tarrant is now a Wellcome ...

This is Bristol - The scientist who invented DNA fingerprinting, pioneered by Avon and Somerset police to help crack crimes, is concerned over the way information is being used. - who made the scientific breakthrough in 1984 at Leicester University, says it was only ever intended to be a database of criminals. The National DNA database is now much more than that, and includes details of hundreds of thousands of people not guilty of committing any crime. Anyone who is arrested and questioned has to provide a DNA sample to

Johns Hopkins Gazette - Astronomers Find Record-Old Cosmic Explosion - is operated in collaboration with Penn State University, the Los Alamos National Laboratory and General Dynamics in the United States; the University of Leicester and Mullard Space Sciences Laboratory in the United Kingdom; Brera Observatory and the Italian Space Agency in Italy; and partners in Germany and Japan. GO TO JANUARY 14, 2008 TABLE OF

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The Post Online - Looking Beyond Development Associations - British researchers; Ben Page, lecturer at University College London, Claire Mercer and Martins Evans all at University of Leicester, have pitched camp in Cameroon and Tanzania to see how some of development associations operate in collaboration with Britain. Page, who settled for Cameroon, is interested in the international dimension of some of

News Target - New Test Finds Depleted Uranium 20 Years After Exposure - 235 and 236 characteristic of DU. Recently a University of Leicester geologist, Professor Randall R. Parrish, and his research team, developed a highly sensitive means of detecting DU in urine using mass spectrometry. These results enabled Parrish to reassess data on DU exposure. He notes that findings of DU in the urine of 1991 Gulf War vets is

This is Leicestershire - A university has appointed a lecturer in economics. - ECONOMICS JOB 10:30 - 15 January 2008 A university has appointed a lecturer in economics. Dr Maria Gil-Molto will join the University of Leicester from Loughborough. Her research interests are in the fields of microeconomics and industrial organization. She is especially interested in the economics of technology and competition policy. Dr

15 January 2008

NewsBlaze - Watermark Leaves Criminals High and Dry - Findings from a study into crime deterrents are announced today by the University of Leicester following research by the University's spin-out company ...

AllAfrica.com - Cameroon: Looking Beyond Development Associations - Three British researchers; Ben Page, lecturer at University College London, Claire Mercer and Martins Evans all at University of Leicester, have pitched ...

Telegraph.co.uk - 'this is scientific vandalism' - Prof Stan Cowley of the University of Leicester "I cannot reconcile the rhetoric of the Labour government about a knowledge-based society and importance of ...

NewsBlaze - Leicester Honours Achievement - The University of Leicester is honouring three major personalities - two people who have a long and distinguished history of support for the University and ...

Interest! ALERT - Leicester Honours Achievement - OBE, holds a unique place in the history of the University of Leicester. Not only has she taken an active role in University affairs for many years, but in 1958 she was the first ever graduate to receive a University of Leicester Degree. Dr Hickling (née Baldwin) first came to Leicester as a student of English, at what was then the University

Canada.com - Extraterrestrial money an issue of 'QUID' pro quo - of different reasons," said George Fraser, a University of Leicester professor who helped Travelex invent the currency. "Anything with sharp edges, like coins, would be a risk to astronauts, while the chips and magnetic strips used in our cards on Earth would be damaged beyond repair by cosmic radiation." How serious Travelex is about the QUID is

Resident Advisor - Hot Chip release Made in the Dark. Music News - York Feb 4 El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles Feb 14 Leicester University, Leicester Feb 15 Leeds University Union, Leeds Feb 16 Manchester University, Manchester Feb 18 Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth Feb 19 Oxford Academy, Oxford Feb 20 Norwich U.E.A., Norwich Feb 22 Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton Feb 23 53 Degrees, Preston Feb 24 Carling Academy, Bristol

BBC Online - Leicester - Students - Following in Kalpana's Footsteps - By Matt Keighley, Guest Contributor A University of Leicester student won the chance to visit the Indian Space Research Organization through the Kalpana Chawla Foundation. The foundation aims to celebrate diversity in space travel. On the 26 October 2007 Sarah Jones, a final year Physics student at the University of Leicester, took her first

Science Business - The next frontier in inward investment: corporate R&D - After studying biochemistry at the National University of Ireland, Galway, he completed a PhD in enzymology at Leicester University in the UK and did a ...

14 January 2008

ScienceDaily - Concerns Over Potential Future Use Of DNA Of Innocents On National Database - Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, of the University of Leicester, has voiced his concerns over the ethics of a DNA database. See also: Mind & Brain Psychology Social Psychology Gender Difference Matter & Energy Forensic Research Biometric Organic Chemistry Reference Forensics Fingerprint Denaturation (biochemistry) Macromolecule Professor Jeffreys

The New Straits Times - CCTV: The UK experience - found that CCTVs did little to cut crime. The University of Leicester studied 14 systems across the UK on behalf of the British Home Office and found that only one area recorded a drop in the number of incidents. In terms of types of crime, the CCTV was found effective in reducing vehicle crimee in car parks, burglary in some residential areas and

New Brunswick Home News Tribune - Collectibles craze may stem from our primitive urge to hunt and gather - Susan Pearce, a professor of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester who has written seven books about the process of collecting as a major social and ...

Laboratory Talk - Early registration deadline for IHC meeting - Speakers include James Pringle (University of Leicester, UK), Jeremy Skepper (technical director Multi-Imaging Centre, Physiology Development and ...

13 January 2008

Albany Times Union - Hyde selects new director - He received his BA with Honors in Art History from Leicester University, England, in 1979. "I am honored and excited to lead The Hyde Collection," Setford ...

This is Leicestershire - The work of a medical scientist is to be nationally recognised. - recognised. Dr Marcus Cooke, from the University of Leicester, is to be admitted as a member to the Royal College of Pathologists. The admission comes in recognition of his published work deemed to have made a substantial contribution to research. His work includes research into oxidative damage - the way molecules and cells sometimes react - and

This is Leicestershire - Our SERies on areas of the city continues with Knighton. Jenny Ouseby reports - His father was then the vice-chancellor of Leicester University. The leafy character of the area is epitomised by the Wash Brook Allotments - enjoying a boom time with a waiting list for its 100 plots. Phil Wilson, 55, secretary of the allotment society, said: "I know it sounds silly, but we are all one big family, there is a sense that you can

SkyandTelescope.com - NASA and Gemini Probe Mysterious Explosion in the Distant Past - is operated in collaboration with Penn State University, the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and General Dynamics in the U.S.; the University of Leicester and Mullard Space Sciences Laboratory in the U.K.; Brera Observatory and the Italian Space Agency in Italy; plus partners in Germany and Japan. For related images to this story, please visit on

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12 January 2008

Daily Times - 700 Bahria varsity students graduate - Rashid said the university was managing outreaching programmes and that the university had entered into academic collaboration with the Leicester University ...

The Star - Burglaries down as chemical helps in battle against criminals - A study led by Martin Gill, Professor of Criminology at Leicester University, involving more than 100 experienced criminals found SmartWater came top. ...

The Mail on Sunday - First-class degrees double in a decade amid 'dumbing down' claims - A record 1 in 8 university graduates left with first class hounours last year amid 'dumbing down' claims A record one in eight university students is awarded a first- class degree, figures revealed yesterday. Thirteen per cent receive the highest grade possible - nearly twice as many as a decade ago. The boom in

The Innovations Report - Living With Nut Allergy - the impact of living with the condition. A University of Leicester research project is now to look at the views and experiences of children and their families living with nut allergy, which accounts for the majority of severe food-related allergic reactions. Peanut allergy, which currently affects around 1 per cent of children, is the most

BusinessWeek - European Countries Top World's Happiest - capitalism leads to unhappy people," said UK Leicester University social psychologist Adrian White responsible for the report. "However, when people are asked if they are happy with their lives, people in countries with good healthcare, a higher GDP per capita, and access to education were much more likely to report being happy," he explained in a

11 January 2008

WebWire - Authenticity Helps Where Marketing Dollars Fall Short in Tourism - Trained as an applied anthropologist at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Leicester in the UK, Harel left a promising career in ...

PinkNews.co.uk - Website records life and times of Orton - Leicester City Council joined forces with the University of Leicester and Islington Council to create the site, which has the endorsement of the Orton ...

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - DNA pioneer criticises database expansion - Previous Next >> Next >> View Gallery The Leicester scientist who invented DNA fingerprinting has expressed concerns over the way the information is used. Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, who invented DNA fingerprinting in 1984 at the University of Leicester, said: "When the DNA database was initially established, it was to database DNA from

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Daiji World - Father Muller Website Launched, Bulletin Released - Frith Hospital, Leicestershire and professor, University of Leicester, UK and Dr. Harris A Berman, dean of public health and professional degree programmes, Tufts University, Boston, USA. Dr Bindia, while making presentation on Mullerpulse 07 stated that Mullerpulse annual magazine pierces deepest dimensions of heart and soul. Dr

Interest! ALERT - New Study: Living With Nut Allergy - for overall satisfaction) Ranked as a Top 20 university by The Sunday Times University Guide, The Guardian University Guide and the UK Good University Guide One of just 23 UK universities to feature in world's top 200- Shanghai Jiao Tong International Index, 2005-07. Ranked in top 200 world universities by the THES (Times Higher Education

This is London - First-class degrees double in a decade amid 'dumbing down' claims - Add your view Concerns: A record 1 in 8 university graduates left with first class hounours last year amid 'dumbing down' claims A record one in eight university students is awarded a first- class degree, figures revealed yesterday. Thirteen per cent receive the highest grade possible - nearly twice as many as a decade ago. The boom in

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10 January 2008

Medical News Today - Living With Nut Allergy - A University of Leicester research project is now to look at the views and experiences of children and their families living with nut allergy, ...

This is Leicestershire - An academic is celebrating after being admitted to the Royal College of Pathologists.Dr Marcus Cooke, a senior lecturer in the radiation and oxidative stress section of the department of cancer... - of cancer studies and molecular medicine at the University of Leicester, was admitted after submitting a selection of his published work. He said: "I am delighted that the Royal College has determined my publications are of sufficient distinction to warrant admission to the college. "Promotion to fellowship is usually considered after eight

BBC Online - BBC NEWS | UK | Debating ethics of DNA database - people through their DNA by accident at the University of Leicester two decades ago. He said he welcomed an inquiry into public attitudes to the database and how it is developing. "The national DNA database is a very powerful tool in the fight against crime," he said. "But recent developments such as the retention of innocent people's DNA

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ic SurreyOnline.co.uk - Old Cats purr back into action with resounding win - The Leicester University student was the star of the show as Cats destroyed a weak and tame Old Amplefordians side. Waud's second try was the pick of the ...

09 January 2008

Mangalorean.com - 'Mullerpulse-2007' launched at Fr Muller - Dr. Sabyasachi Bhaumik, Consultant Psychiatrist, Royal Firth Hospital, Leicestershire Professor, University of Leicester, UK, released the ...

NewsBlaze - Concerns Over DNA of Innocents on National Database - The inventor of DNA fingerprinting, Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, of the University of Leicester, has voiced his concerns over the ethics of a DNA database. ...

BBC Online - BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | UK push for space station modules - This latter point was emphasised by Leicester University astrophysicist Duncan Law-Green, who believes the UK is well placed to exploit the new private ventures opening up in human spaceflight. He commented: "The UK should be investing in technology which will reduce the high cost of reaching space and working there - such as the new generation

Archaeology Magazine - Archaeology Marketplace - Classifieds - the casual tourist cannot. www.crowcanyon.org University of Leicester - Study whilst you work. The University of Leicester, England, offers for study MA Archaeology and Heritage. You will need to devote between 10-15 hours a week to study over the two-year course. There are four modules and a dissertation. More details on fees and course content on

PR Newswire - NASA and Gemini Probe Mysterious Explosion in the Distant Past - is operated in collaboration with Penn State University, the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and General Dynamics in the U.S.; the University of Leicester and Mullard Space Sciences Laboratory in the U.K.; Brera Observatory and the Italian Space Agency in Italy; plus partners in Germany and Japan. For related images to this story, please

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Market Wire - Underworld Resources Announces Appointment of Vice President of Exploration and CFO - in Mineral Exploration and Mining Geology from Leicester University, UK. Mr. Cunliffe and his team will be evaluating precious and base metal opportunities in South America. Mr. Moodie is a Chartered Accountant and previous to joining Underworld Resources, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for Sierra Geothermal Power Corp. Prior to Sierra

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08 January 2008

Reuters - NASA and Gemini Probe Mysterious Explosion in the Distant Past - ... the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and General Dynamics in the US; the University of Leicester and Mullard Space Sciences Laboratory in the UK; ...

NewsBlaze - Learning With Feeling At University of Leicester - The University of Leicester is hosting a workshop on Teaching with Emotional Intelligence on Wednesday 9 January. The session invites participants to ...

07 January 2008

24 Hour Museum - Joe Orton Website Inspired By Ortonesque Exhibition Launched - Knapp, Arts and Museums Marketing Manager at Leicester City Council. "And now for the first time, the content of that exhibition is online for even more people to enjoy." The website has been endorsed by the Orton Estate and has been created in partnership with Leicester City Council, the University of Leicester and Islington Council. "The site

allAfrica.com - Uganda: A Culture of Peace Must Be Cultivated - Rev. Kasibante is the co-ordinating chaplain, University of Leicester, UK Click here to follow fast-breaking Kenya election news and join the discussion on our Kenya page. Share this story on: Facebook Digg Del.icio.us StumbleUpon Copyright (C) 2008 The Monitor. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To

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07 January 2008

HealthNewsDigest.com - Milestone for Teddy Bear Hospital - The University of Leicester Teddy Bear Hospital is all set to celebrate treating its 3000th teddy ...

06 January 2008

The China Post - Finding your happy place in a 'You Decade' - are bone dry. In fact, psychologists at the University of Leicester in Britain recently produced the world's first map of happiness. Using data from the emerging science of happiness, they created a color-coded atlas of bliss, a topography of the human spirit, from Algeria to Zimbabwe. It's not climate or topography or some mysterious "energy"

Boston.com - Nine happy places - add one more: attitudinal. Researchers at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom recently published the first world map of happiness. Using data from the emerging science of happiness, they created a color-coded atlas of bliss, a topography of the human spirit, from Algeria to Zimbabwe. Writer Eric Weiner spent a year exploring the

05 January 2008

This is Leicestershire - One of the inventors of cricket's controversial Duckworth-Lewis method is to give a talk at the University of Leicester - One of the inventors of cricket's controversial Duckworth-Lewis method is to give a talk at the University of Leicester. Statistician Frank Duckworth helped create the system to determine the outcomes of matches affected by the rain. He will be giving a lecture at the Ken Edwards building on the university campus, at 7.30pm on Tuesday. The talk will describe why and how the Duckworth-Lewis

Leicester Mercury - A POPPY RECORD - Last year, students at the University of Leicester sold poppies. Alex Smith, 20, the Student Union's campaigns and involvement officer, ...

Globe and Mail - The ultimate eco-meal? In-vitro vittles - BIOFUEL VERSUS BIOHAZARD THE NEWS New research at England's University of Leicester confirms the devastating side effect of draining peatlands for ...

Taipei Times - Following Bhutan in pursuing happiness - Adrian White, a social psychologist at the University of Leicester, has produced the first-ever "world map of happiness." White based the rankings on the ...

04 January 2008

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Life Support: The big map of happy - are bone dry. In fact, psychologists at the University of Leicester in Britain recently produced the world's first map of happiness. Using data from the emerging science of happiness, they created a color-coded atlas of bliss, a topography of the human spirit, from Algeria to Zimbabwe. It's not climate or topography or some mysterious "energy"

This is Chorley and Chorley Citizen - Obe Honour For Former Teacher - into higher education when he worked at the University of Cambridge, held a Professorship at Reading and became an honorary Professor at the University of Leicester. His current role is deputy chief executive and director of research at NCSL which exists to transform children's achievement and well-being through excellent school leadership and to

Guardian Unlimited - Fit for purpose? - "That's absolutely true of some gyms," says Leicester University's Dr Jennifer Smith Maguire, author of Fit for Consumption: Sociology and the Business of ...

03 January 2008

Los Angeles Times - Finding your happy place - are bone dry. In fact, psychologists at the University of Leicester in Britain recently produced the world's first map of happiness. Using data from the emerging science of happiness, they created a color-coded atlas of bliss, a topography of the human spirit, from Algeria to Zimbabwe. It's not climate or topography or some mysterious "energy"

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Preston Citizen - Obe Honour For Former Teacher - into higher education when he worked at the University of Cambridge, held a Professorship at Reading and became an honorary Professor at the University of Leicester. His current role is deputy chief executive and director of research at NCSL which exists to transform children's achievement and well-being through excellent school leadership and to

The Statesman - Back in the reckoning - Life would have a tough time on Mars. The typical surface temperature of the planet varies from -125° Celsius during winter to 25° Celsius in summer. Dr Mark Sims of the University of Leicester says, "Mars was probably very much like the earth soon after it formed 4.5 billion years ago. For the first 500 million years, there was probably substantial amounts of water on the surface, but it is no longer present." Mars' atmospheric surface pressure will have also been

02 January 2008

Practical Fishkeeping - Sticklebacks use prawns to guide them to food - University of Leicester and the University of Sydney have shown that Three-spined sticklebacks are capable of using common prawns as a ...

Mid-Day Mumbai - Follow his Fundas He is more influential than Isaac Newton - We tell you how to look like your favourite celebs, sans the negative baggage. influential gyaan: The University of Leicester found that historical figures ...

Slashdot - UK commitment to science - For instance, a few months ago, I visited the University of Leicester [utah.edu] and was truly impressed with the focus and quality of the research going on ...

This is Leicestershire - University bosses are drawing up multi-million pound plans to build an on-campus power station - POLITICAL REPORTER 10:30 - 01 January 2008 University bosses are drawing up multi-million pound plans to build an on-campus power station. Leicester University wants to build two combined heat and power plants which could provide electricity for its campus. The system could also export heat to other buildings in the city, such as the prison.

01 January 2008

This is Plymouth - A hi-tech Plymouth company has helped design a 'virtual university' where students can send their internet alter egos to learn for real.TwoFour has teamed up with the University of Leicester... - Plymouth company has helped design a 'virtual university' where students can send their internet alter egos to learn for real. TwoFour has teamed up with the University of Leicester to create the web-based 'island' as part of the worldwide virtual environment Second Life. The university has said that in five years students should find learning

Asian Image Lancashire - Er Star Is Honoured At Leicester University - Akshay Kumar interview ER star is honoured at Leicester University By Asian Image reporter Comment PROUD MOMENT: Parminder Parminder Nagra has received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters from the University of Leicester. Speaking to graduates an at times emotional Parminder said, "A degree is something that I had always wanted but had

CNNfn IndustryWatch - Dear Miriam: Is cancer my fate? - A pill is already being developed by scientists at Leicester University. We already know that resveratrol, found in red wine, curcumin from turmeric, anthocyanins from dark berries and tricin from Thai sticky rice help to reduce cancer risks by as much as 40 per cent. They work by preventing formation of new blood vessels which help a cancer grow and

Times of India Online - Happiness Is A Warm Sun - happiness index. Researchers at Britain's University of Leicester used a battery of statistical data and surveyed 80,000 people worldwide in 2006 to chart the state of happiness in 178 countries. The happiest nations? Denmark and Switzerland, which tied for first place. The most unhappy? Zimbabwe and Burundi. The United States came in 23rd in

British Satellite News - UK University Goes Virtual For Learning - AND ENGLISH SPEECH DURATION: 3.02 SHOT LIST: (University of Leicester) 1. Excerpts from Second Life showing campus of University of Leicester 2. Var lecture halls, students and teachers 3. SOT (English speech) super : Gilly Salmon, professor of E-Learning, University of Leicester Second Life has.. 4. Pan across screen showing Second Life and

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