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University of Leicester in the Media - May 2009

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

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  • Lecturer in Criminology, James Treadwell, appeared on BBC East Midlands Today and the Shane O'Connor Show on BBC Radio Derby on 27 May. He also appeared on the Charles Dagnall Show on BBC Radio Leicester on 28 May. In both interviews, James discussed the topic of youth crime and you can read more of his comments by clicking here .

30 May 2009

Loughborough News - Record art funding for University - Three departments in the College of Arts, Humanities and Law at the University of Leicester have between them won five highly competitive Arts and ...

29 May 2009

Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies - Andy @ Social Media - This one day seminar, organized by PhD students at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Leicester, aims to capture some of what is ...

Mississauga - Baby boomers tapped for online survey - Paul Damaso is conducting research on baby boomer as part of his thesis at University of Leicester, in England. May 29, 2009 12:49 PM - Canada's 9.8 million ...

totallymotor.co.uk - Champions League final fans warned not to tune in while driving - A driving simulator was used by scientists at the University of Leicester, with the report being purposely released on the day of the Manchester versus ...

28 May 2009

Wheels24.co.za - Soccer on the radio a crash risk? - The study, commissioned by esure car insurance and carried out by scientists from the University of Leicester using a driving simulator, has been released ...

Sky News - Radio Can Send Football Fans Car Crazy - Put together by academics from the University of Leicester, it warns that listening to live football matches on the radio whilst driving can be a dangerous ...

Loughborough News - A UNIQUe distinction – University of Leicester wins accreditation ... The University of Leicester has been awarded the UNIQUe e-learning quality label accreditation for 2009-2012 by the European Foundation for Quality in ...

Money News - OFT: Beware of car-matching scams which cost £3m annually - ... football team while on the move, as a new study by the University of Leicester found that they are more likely to drive erratically should they tune in.

Greenbang - Cleantech ticker: 28 May 2009 - A futuristic view of air travel will be provided by a University of Leicester [rofessor in an inaugural lecture held at the campus. ...

Leicester Mercury - Drivers warned over listening to live matches - Prof Pont, of the University of Leicester, said: "It is widely accepted that the distraction of talking on a hand-held mobile phone may lead to accidents ...

San Diego Union Tribune - Vote early and often so Manny can go to St. Louis - That's the conclusion of a study at England's University of Leicester, which found that goals, penalties and red cards caused fans to lose concentration and ...

Times Higher Education - Teaching and research split in 'perfect' system The ideas are presented by Gianni De Fraja, William Tyler professor of economics at the University of Leicester, and Paola Valbonesi, associate professor in

Admiral - Football on the radio 'distracts drivers' - The Football Focus report compiled by scientists at the University of Leicester found that some drivers responded to the tempo of the game, with incidents ...

27 May 2009

guardian.co.uk - Listening to football at the wheel is "dangerous" - The study by scientists at Britain's University of Leicester found that goals, penalties and red cards caused fans to lose concentration and drive more ...

EurekAlert - Lesson from the past for surviving climate change - Research led by the University of Leicester suggests people today and in future generations should look to the past in order to mitigate the worst effects ... See all stories on this topic

Leicester Mercury - Young people on dole doubles in a year - Students finishing their courses at the University of Leicester this year will benefit from a package of paid placements to provide a talent pool, ...

Telegraph.co.uk - Listening to football on the radio while driving is dangerous, say ... - During the study, carried out by scientists at the University of Leicester for esure insurance, football fans and non-football followers were asked to drive ...

ScienceDaily - Lessons From The Past: Research Examines How Past Communities ... Research led by the University of Leicester suggests people today and in future generations should look to the past in order ...

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

BBC Sport - Champions League final as it happened

Daily Mail - Listening to the football while driving 'could make you crash' Professor Michael J Pont, of the University of Leicester, said: 'It is widely accepted the distraction of talking on a mobile phone may lead to accidents, ...

Science Daily - How Does The Human Brain Work? New Ways To Better Understand How ... An article by University of Leicester bioengineer Professor Rodrigo Quian Quiroga appeared recently in Nature Reviews Neuroscience. In the article, Prof. ...

26 May 2009

UK Fundraising - More than a million good reasons

Irish Times - Coroner may call in expert witnesses The family, through their solicitor Damien Tansey, also consulted a forensic pathologist of eminence at the University of Leicester, Prof GN Rutty.

25 May 2009

American Journal of Hemotology and Oncology - Addition of Chloroquine May Improve Effectiveness of Imatinib Research teams led by Dr Calabretta and Dr Paolo Salomoni, of the Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit at the University of Leicester in the United ...

Leicester Mercury - Booze ban for cancer cash Dean hopes to collect more than £2500 to fund University of Leicester research into CLL therapy, which treats conditions such as his wife's.

24 May 2009

guardian.co.uk - Eureka moment that led to the discovery of DNA fingerprinting

22 May 2009

News-Medical.net - New insights into mental health problems in Pakistan The University of Leicester is leading the way in a mental health study of children in Pakistan. The doctoral research project is being carried out in ...

21 May 2009

Reading Chronicle - Physicist's name for uni building Born in 1918 to a poor family in Leicester, he graduated in physics and maths from University College Leicester in 1939. He gained a PhD in optical design ...

20 May 2009

NewsBlaze - British Astronaut selected for ESA Astronaut Corps This exciting development was anticipated by the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester, which launched a new programme on Human ...

Popular Mechanics - How to Email Text Messages to Any Phone This is double the cost three years ago and, quite literally, astronomical: A space scientist at the University of Leicester in the UK did the math and ...

19 May 2009

Loughborough News - Chance to find out about Hallaton Treasure A day conference at the University of Leicester will give everyone the chance to find out more about this exciting find. The conference, organised by ..

HealthNewsDigest.com - How Does the Human Brain Work? Earlier this year, an article by University of Leicester bioengineer Professor Rodrigo Quian Quiroga not only appeared in Nature Reviews Neuroscience, ...

Northampton Chronicle & Echo Northampton - Rainforest comes to school The project involved a trip to the University of Leicester Botanic Garden and a reptile expert bringing species found in the rainforest to the school. ...

18 May 2009

Silicon.com - Photos: The top five UK supercomputing projects

PhysOrg.com - Research calls for a new formula for trade mark protection ... trade mark owners well -- but to the detriment of the consuming public and other traders and rivals, says a new study from the University of Leicester. ...

Fresh Business Thinking - “It Doesn't Matter If You Have An MBA Or A KFC In This Recession” This is why the MBA programme at the University of Leicester takes a holistic approach to its teaching and encourages its students to do likewise. ...

bollywoodhungama - AR Rahman and Onir nominated for TMG Global Award Nominations "It's a great honour since these awards are run predominantly by Law Graduates from the University of Leicester. Their focus is on honouring key individuals ...

15 May 2009

Discover - Can a Single Neuron Tell Halle Berry From Grandma Esther?

Loughborough News - Beat Bobby of the Year - and the winner is He has been a police officer for 23 years and a beat officer for the Campus Park neighbourhood, which includes the University of Leicester and Victoria Park ...

The Engineer - Microwaved liver cancer a consultant surgeon with University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust and honorary senior lecturer at the University of Leicester, in collaboration with ...

Leicester Mercury - Harvey is best beat bobby Pc Watson was nominated for the award by a number of people including Claire Taylor, head of student welfare at the University of Leicester, who said he had ...

14 May 2009

Independent - Past masters: The PhD students who are giving history a lift As Malcolm Noble and Matt Neale, two first-year history PhD students at Leicester University discovered, long hours in dusty archives and obscure ...

Reliable Plant Magazine - Ceramic sintering could reduce production costs Engineers at the University of Leicester, United Kingdom, are using computer modeling during ceramic manufacturing, which could potentially cut time and ...

EurekAlert - New study urges new thinking over government widening The findings from the University of Leicester Department of Geography comes just ahead of the Government's publication of performance indicators for ...

LoughboroughEcho.net - Karate event in Loughborough in master's honour This fund will go towards an annual scholarship programme to be set up by Vivian's close family and friends at the University of Leicester's Department of ...

13 May 2009

Express from The Washington Post - Baggage Check: Thought Goggles "This seemingly flies in the face of the commonly held notion of 'beer goggles,'" said Dr. Vincent Egan from the University of Leicester. ...

Insciences Organisation - Microwave technology successfully treats liver cancer Mr David M Lloyd, a consultant surgeon with University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust, in collaboration with Professor Nigel Cronin and Dr Peter Clegg at the ...

NewsBlaze - Worldwide Success in Treatment of Liver Tumours Mr David M Lloyd, MBBS, MD, FRCS, a consultant surgeon with University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust and of the University of Leicester, is also acclaimed ...

Loughborough News - Warning following cycle thefts around University of Leicester Of those 12 were stolen around the University of Leicester and five in the Clarendon Park area. In all cases the bicycles had been chained up when they were ...

Great Dad - Study: Early reading experience can affect child's learning ability Researchers from the University of Leicester have found that a child's early reading experiences may be critical to the development of their lifelong ...

12 May 2009

ABA Journal - The Best Way to Interrogate: Think Columbo Ray Bull, a professor of forensic psychology at the University of Leicester, has reviewed scores of interrogation tapes. He told the Times that British

EurekAlert - Worldwide success in treatment of liver tumors The University of Leicester has awarded him an Honorary Senior Lectureship, and earlier this month he won the title of Honoured Citizen of the Year for the ...

Loughborough News - Students tackle the 'credit crunch' This event already has some considerable presence notably from the University of Leicester alumni holding key positions in companies such as Jaguar

New York Times - Judging Honesty by Words, Not Fidgets ... between this so-called investigative interview and an interrogation, said Ray Bull, a professor of forensic psychology at the University of Leicester. ...

11 May 2009

University of Bristol - Michael Freeman dies record in French Studies, particularly at the University of Leicester where he had lectured since 1968, acquiring a personal chair in 1990. ...

ZDNet UK - Cambridge rents out HPC for the cloud Dr Chris Rudge, facility manager for the UK Astrophysics Fluids Facility at Leicester University, said: "We have just bought five teraflops of processing ...

10 May 2009

BBC News - Hubble fix mission set for launch - Martin Barstow, professor of astrophysics and space science at the University of Leicester, UK, has been closely involved in planning for the mission. ...

09 May 2009

Telegraph.co.uk - Students face chaos with no clearing - Richard Taylor, the director of marketing at Leicester University, where applications have risen by 18 per cent, said the sector was facing a "perfect ...

08 May 2009

07 May 2009

NewsBlaze - The University of Leicester's State-of-The-Art Library - The University of Leicester's state-of-the-art David Wilson Library. was officially opened by, Her Majesty the Queen in December 2008. ...

News-Medical.net - Pioneering new tests and treatments for tackling airways disease ... - The University of Leicester, in partnership with the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, has led the world in new tests for airways diseases and ...

guardian.co.uk - Code cracking: 25 years of DNA detection - ... Alec Jeffreys (below) has a "eureka moment" looking at an x-ray of a sample of deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, in his lab at Leicester University. ...

06 May 2009

Loughborough News - Genetics and disease - A University of Leicester clinical scientist will explain new advances in the study of genetics and disease at the 2009 Frank May Prize Lecture on Wednesday ...

Science Daily - Early Word Recognition Is Key To Lifelong Reading Skills Says New ... - Now research by Dr Tessa Webb in the School of Psychology at the University of Leicester sheds new light on the subject by taking into account the age at ...

News-Medical.net - Children's early reading experience critical to development of ... - Children's early reading experience is critical to the development of their lifelong reading skills a new study from the University of Leicester has ...

05 May 2009

PR Newswire - Lockheed Martin Develops Platform to Improve Precision of Software ... - ATL developed NAOMI in collaboration with University of California at Berkeley , University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign , University of Leicester, ...

Nursing Times - New guidance to help people with chronic back pain return to work - It will be launched at the University of Leicester at 5.30pm today, following a presentation on back pain and its impact on the workplace by Paul Watson, ...

AHN - Astronomers Discover Farthest Cosmic Explosion Ever Seen - Twenty minutes after the burst, the team of Nial Tanvir of the University of Leicester detected an infrared source at the Swift position using the Science ...

04 May 2009

03 May 2009

DAWN.com - Comment: Arches, loops and whorls - Alec Jeffreys, a scientist at the University of Leicester, was studying DNA sequences for genetic markers associated with hereditary diseases when he was ...

BBC News - UK swine flu cases increase to 15 - Dr Iain Stephenson, senior lecturer in infectious diseases at the University of Leicester, said it was important not to over-react, but also be prepared.

02 May 2009

SPIE Newsroom - A video interview with Roger Appleby: passive millimeter-wave imaging - Roger Appleby received his BSc in Chemistry from Leicester University in 1974 and then his PhD titled "Vibrational Spectroscopy Under Pressure" in 1977. ...

01 May 2009

Scientific American - Preventing the swine flu spread: the search for a fast vaccine ... - The University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust predict a six-month time lag before effective strain-specific vaccines can be ...

EurekAlert - New guidance on making work less of a pain in the back - Professor Watson will present his report at the University of Leicester on Tuesday 5 May at 5.30pm. The lecture takes place in the Ken Edwards Building, ...

Portsmouth News - University gives them satisfaction - Only Oxford, Cambridge, St Andrew's, Loughborough, Leicester, East Anglia and Exeter universities rated higher in the satisfaction category. The University ...

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