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University of Leicester in the Media - July 2009

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

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  • The Vice-Chancellor Professor Robert Burgess was interviewed by BBC Radio Gloucestershire on 28 July regarding the appointment of the new Chief Executive for UCAS.

31 July 2009

Times Online - Italian archaeologists find lost Roman city-

... looked like without the imposition of modern infrastructure,” said Dr Neil Christie, a specialist in the Roman empire at the University of Leicester. ... See all stories on this topic

30 July 2009

BBC News - Inside the world of dog-fighting

Rutland Times - Sculpture show at university Rutland Times- BRITISH sculpture is being celebrated in the landscaped Harold Martin Botanic Garden at the University of Leicester. This is the eighth year than an outdoor ...

PhysOrg.com - Errors in diagnosis of depression lead to over and under diagnosis in primary care- ... written by Dr Alex Mitchell of University of Leicester together with Dr Amol Vaze, and Dr Sanajay Rao of Leicester Partnership Trust. ...

Leicester Mercury - Pledge to help poorer students in Leicester- University of Leicester registrar Dave Hall said the rise in student numbers had to be paid for – but safeguards should be in place so that less well-off ...

This Is Cheshire - Longbarn Primary set pupils on the path to success - ... aged 23, did a physics degree with masters honours at the University of Manchester and now works as a research physisist at the University of Leicester. ...

Science Daily - First Ever Use In Europe Of An Insect To Fight Invasive Plant Species - ScienceDaily (July 30, 2009) — Researchers at the University of Leicester have paved the way for the first ever use in Europe of an insect (biocontrol) to ...

29 July 2009

East Midlands Innovation - University of Leicester: Metal processing breakthrough could benefit transport sector businesses in the region

The Daily Advertiser - Names get single neurons fired up- ... as in Andy Warhol's famous portraits," lead researcher Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, head of bioengineering at the University of Leicester in England, said. ...

Craegmoor News - Depression 'being commonly misdiagnosed'- The study, which features in the Lancet, was carried out at the University of Leicester where researchers examined a total of 41 trials, and found GPs were ...

Leicester Mercury - Universities prepare plans for flu outbreak- Course leaders at the University of Leicester are considering ideas for alternatives to lectures and seminars, including the possibility of recording ...

28 July 2009

Times Online - GPs 'failing to diagnose depression in half of patients'- Researchers at the University of Leicester said that they did not want to criticise all doctors for failing to identify depression, but those operating in ...

Scotsman - Doctors struggle to diagnose depression- The researchers, from the University of Leicester, said that better accuracy could be achieved by reassessing patients with suspected depression. ...

BBC news - GPs 'poor at spotting depression'- The University of Leicester study, featured in the Lancet, suggests closer patient assessment is essential. If the diagnosis of depression cannot be agreed ...

27 July 2009

WMBF News - Famous Names Get Single Neurons Fired Up- ... famous portraits," lead researcher Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, head of bioengineering at the University of Leicester in England, said in a news release. ...

25 July 2009

Loughborough News - Regional space applications come under EU scrutiny- A leading EU enterprise and industry representative is to visit the University of Leicester to learn about regional engagement with space research. ...

Hartford Courant - Pictures of Oprah and Marilyn Monroe Provide Insight to How the Brain Works- However, both the picture and words fire the same neuron, say researchers at the University of Leicester, UCLA and Caltech. ...

EurekAlert - Oprah, Luke Skywalker and Maradona -- new study investigates how our brains respond to them- The team, including Professor Rodrigo Quian Quiroga at the Department of Engineering of the University of Leicester in the UK, Professor Itzhak Fried at the ...

24 July 2009

NewsLite - Oprah Winfrey holds the key to your brain - neuroscientists at the University of Leicester have even dubbed a part of the brain the "Oprah neurons" ... what's wrong, wasn't the TV show, ...

Harborough Mail - Charity runner is inspired by mum - to Jo Wood, assistant registrar, vice-chancellor's office, University of Leicester, Fielding Johnson Building, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH. ...

Loughborough News - Industry focus for university visit- Anna Cummins Head of Regional Implementation, DBIS (Department of Business, Innovation and Skills) visited the University of Leicester as part of her Week ...

Loughborough News - Research highlights impact of migration on Irish workplace- A new study at the University of Leicester is investigating the impact of migrants on workplaces in Ireland. The study by Mary Prendergast in the Centre for ...

Loughborough News - Man charged in connection with incident in Spinney Hill Park- Head of Regional Implementation, Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, visits the University of Leicester... 24 Jul 2009 Industry focus for ...

Loughborough News - Appeal to mums in new research into premature births- Organisations involved in the study include University Hospitals of Leicester and Nottingham University Hospitals. www.le.ac.uk/timms and click on the LAMBS ...

23 July 2009

Times Higher Education - Original features When the University of Leicester's library was refurbished and extended recently, the architects had to take account both of changing student needs and of ...

Telegraph.co.uk - Indian moon mission eclipsed by Apollo 11 anniversary The University of Leicester's Space Research Centre produces photographic technology for the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) programme. ...

ABC News - Do You Have Brain Cells Devoted to Oprah? ... concept," said Roderigo Quian Quiroga, professor of bioengineering at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom and lead author of the study. ...

The Birmingham Post - Evidence of Stone Age man found in Digbeth A time team from the University of Leicester carried out the dig and found the artefacts preserved in a hollow beneath the ground. ...

USA Today - If Oprah has real estate in our brains, does God? Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, a neuroscientist at the University of Leicester, UK, is now looking deeper into how memories are stored in the mind to enable ...

22 July 2009

Leicester Mercury - Hoteliers are winners as games come to city Researchers from the University of Leicester and De Montfort University will be working together to report on the "legacy" of the games. ...

21 July 2009

TeleText - Stink could aid mothers-to-be The same chemical found in stink bombs and flatulence could aid mothers-to-be, Leicester scientists have revealed. University of Leicester research has ...

Ethiopian Review - Black holes do join together ... PhD studies at the Campus of the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy and now works at the University of Leicester, UK. ...

Wall Street Journal - Health Journal ... a forensic psychologist at the University of Leicester, UK Several of the researchers I contacted expressed frustration with the way their work had been ...

Examiner.com - The Happiest Places on Earth First created in 2006 by Adrian White of the uk's University of Leicester, the map used responses from 80000 people worldwide to map out world happiness, ...

20 July 2009

Police Life - CSI-Style Course Developed At University of Leicester

Washington Times - Embassy Row ... Hameeda Bano and Ghulam Rasool Malik of the University of Kashmir; Rizwana Abbasi of England's University of Leicester; GM Mir, founding chairman of the ...

The Eleutheran - EFA Bahamas – More Bahamians Enrolling In Distance Education Academic partners include the University of Leicester, a top UK university, recently awarded the 2008/9 University of the Year at The Times Higher Education ...

Info4Security - CSI-style forensics course developed at University of Leicester The summer school is part of the activity of the University of Leicester's Forensic Research Centre, and is spearheaded by Honorary Research Fellow Dr John ...

PhysOrg.com - Study calls for new approach to teaching English as a lingua franca A study at the University of Leicester highlights the need for a new approach to the teaching of English pronunciation given that English is now a lingua ...

Science Daily - Study Calls For New Approach To Teaching English As A Lingua Franca A study at the University of Leicester highlights the need for a new approach to the teaching of English pronunciation given ...

EurekAlert - Stuff of stink bombs investigated for role in pregnancy Scientists at the University of Leicester are investigating how the stuff of stink bombs and flatulence could play a critical role in the human reproductive ...

Reuters - Drugs expose many premature babies to chemicals "Many liquid medications contain additives," co-author Dr. Hitesh C. Pandya, of the University of Leicester, UK told Reuters Health. ...

18 July 2009

Malaysia Star - Up close and personal with Dr K. Harikrishna - He went to the University of Leicester to obtain a PhD in plant molecular and developmental biology. Next, he and Jennifer (currently, an associate ...

Leicester Mercury - University details campus plan - A university's plans to increase student numbers and develop its campus have been presented to a group of MPs. Vice-chancellor of Leicester University ...

Leicester Mercury - Why children of today still reach for the stars - Martin Barstow, head of science and engineering at the University of Leicester, said: "The anniversary of Apollo has raised the profile of space once again. ...

Times Online - Whitehall sharpens the knife for university cuts - At Leicester, the number from outside the EU will go up by 26% this autumn, while at Lancaster the figure is 18% and at Bristol 17%. ...

17 July 09

Loughborough News - CSI-style course developed at University of Leicester - The University of Leicester has thus organised this summer school for students who wish to study forensic science, but are unable to do so at their own ...

16 July 09

Medical News Today - Radiotherapy Link To Breast Cancer And Heart Disease Found - Dr Paul Symonds, of the University of Leicester's Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine, studied 149 patients who had undergone radiotherapy ...

Hindu - UK police awards Indian-origin student for community work - London (PTI): An Indian-origin law student at the University of Leicester has been awarded by the British police for looking after the interests of her ...

15 July 09

guardian.co.uk - Telegraph apologises for stating women who drink are more likely ... - He tracked down the report's author Sophia Shaw, an MSc student at the University of Leicester, who carried out the research as part of her dissertation ...

TheMedGuru - Weight loss drug shows promise in trails - Terry Herbert, who researches the role of GLP-1 in diabetes at the University of Leicester in the UK says, “This is potentially very exciting. ...

hellomagazine.com - Honorary hat-trick for Gary Lineker as he scores third degree - Forty-eight-year-old Gary already has two similar accolades from nearby Loughborough Uni and the University of Leicester . "I feel privileged and honoured," ...

msnbc.com - How politeness evolved - ... to pursue their individual self-interests," University of Leicester psychologist Andrew Colman said last week in a news release about the research. ...

14 July 09

Loughborough News - A chance to see new finds from the past at Donington le Heath - Along with the displays there will be staff from University of Leicester Archaeological Services who excavated the sites to answer questions. ...

13 July 09

Examiner.com - Lifting fingerprints from bullets - Using a carbon powder and an electrical charge, lead author John Bond, a physicist at University of Leicester in the UK, was able to find the ridges and ...

Inland Empire News - World's happiest countries, US 23rd - Researchers at Britain's University of Leicester reckon you might just be in the wrong country. According to Adrian White, an analytic social psychologist ...

Payvand - New insight into Iran's past: Landlord Villages of the Tehran Plain - A University of Leicester archaeologist has just returned from a period of fieldwork in Iran, working on the first archaeological project in the country to ...

Times of India - Scientist 'sees' fingerprints on fired bullets - Alex Goddard of University of Leicester has developed a technique that involves studying the chemical and physical interactions occurring between the metal ...

guardian.co.uk - My exam nightmare: views from academia - I eventually managed to get a place at Leicester University.Fortunately it turned out to have a very good English department." "I'm a big fan of exams. ...

PhysOrg.com - New Advance in Revolutionary 'Bullet Fingerprinting' Technique - Dr John Bond, from Northamptonshire Police Scientific Support Unit and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Leicester's Forensic Research Centre ...

12 July 09

The Herald - New fingerprinting technique 'visualises' prints on metal - Developed by Dr John Bond of Northamptonshire Police Scientific Support Unit in collaboration with scientists from the University of Leicester, ...

Loughborough News - Research shows that invisible hand guides evolution of cooperative ... - Its not just good manners to wait your turn its actually down to evolution, according to new research by University of Leicester psychologists. ...

11 July 09

10 July 09

Telegraph.co.uk - Taking it in turns 'is down to evolution' - Taking turns may not just be good manners but part of evolution, new research from the University of Leicester shows. It is not just humans who take turns ...

Science Daily - New Insights Into Iran's Past: Landlord Villages Of The Tehran Plain - ScienceDaily (July 10, 2009) — A University of Leicester archaeologist has just returned from a period of fieldwork in Iran, working on the first ...

London SE1 - Warning from history over plans for inhabited London Bridge - A new study at the University of Leicester has uncovered a tale of corruption, mismanagement, financial crisis and a property crash that resulted in the ...

Scotsman - Genes are all you need for good manners say researchers - ... take turns after being taught to be considerate, but a range of other animals do as well, a study by psychologists at the University of Leicester found. ...

Leicester Mercury - 10000 extra students apply to universities - At the University of Leicester there are more than 20000 applications for 2900 places this year. It warned that students who narrowly miss expected grades ...

TeleText - Animals have 'good manners' - A study in Leicester has found that taking turns may not just be good manners but part of evolution. Psychologists from the University of Leicester found ...

09 July 09

Times Higher Education - Ker-pow! French passion for comics crosses the Channel

Brantford Expositor - Dinosaur teeth solve riddle - A study led by the University of Leicester has found evidence that the duck-billed dinosaurs -- the Hadrosaurs -- had a unique way of eating, ...

Times of India - Habit of taking turns in your genes - According to University of Leicester psychologists, there is an "invisible hand" that guides our actions in this respect. "In human groups, turn-taking is ...

Science Daily - 'Invisible Hand' Guides Evolution Of Cooperative Turn-taking - Andrew Colman is a Professor of Psychology and Lindsay Browning is a former student and Honorary Visiting Fellow of the University of Leicester. ...

Sky News - After You - Can Taking Turns Be Instinctive? - ... take turns after being taught to be considerate, but so do a range of other animals, a study by psychologists at the University of Leicester has found. ...

08 July 2009

Times Online - Stay-at-home student Riaz Docrat says 'I didn't miss out on a thing' - Riaz Docrat, 21, has just graduated after three years living at home while studying at the University of Leicester. He is about to embark on a five-year ...

RFPConnect.com - University of Leicester issues RFP for High Performance Computing ... - The University is establishing a new central High Performance Computing facility to replace and expand existing departmental facilities. ...

PhysOrg.com - Why have we never been back to the moon? - A new book by an academic at the University of Leicester explores the cultural implications of the first Apollo moon landing, which has its 40th anniversary ...

07 July 2009

OregonLive.com - Is Greg Oden a traffic hazard? - The study, sponsored by an insurance company and conducted in a driving simulator at the University of Leicester, looked at soccer fans, whose driving speed ...

Loughborough News - Fish on menu for conference tackling evolution - International experts on fish biology are converging on the University of Leicester for a conference on the role of the stickleback in the development of ...

Chipley Florida Online Newspaper - Refueling the Tanks: Learning to Value Time Off - Consider Denmark, the world's happiest country, according to independent studies from the University of Leicester and the University of Michigan. ...

The Press Association - University honour for Sir Alec - Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys will be presented with a Distinguished Honorary Fellowship by the University of Leicester. The gong is the highest accolade ...

io9 - San Francisco - Newly Discovered Black Hole Is Uniquely Average - The black hole, designated HLX-1, was discovered by a team of astronomers led by the University of Leicester's Sean Farrell. They found the black hole while ...

06 July 2009

New York Times - Team May Have Found Intermediate Black Hole -... elaborate scenarios to explain them,” said the lead author of the Nature paper, Sean Farrell, an astronomer at the University of Leicester in England....

Australian FourFourTwo - Lineker Scores Hat-Trick Of Honorary Degrees - The former Tottenham, Leicester and Barcelona forward already has similar educational accolades from the University of Leicester and Loughborough University...

InTheNews.co.uk - Dinosaur teeth 'hold secret to eating' - The study, which was led by the University of Leicester with researchers from the Natural History Museum, looked into the feeding mechanisms of dinosaurs...

Yorkshire Post - Heartbeat star honoured by home university - Lineker will now have a hat-trick of honorary degrees after receiving similar accolades from nearby University of Leicester and Loughborough University...

Lancashire Evening Post - Top clubs chase young French winger - He already has similar educational accolades from the University of Leicester and Loughborough University. Andrea Pirlo insists he is happy at AC Milan and...

05 July 2009

The British Theatre Guide - University Honours Attenborough

The Press Association - Lineker set to get another degree - The former Leicester City and England player will be made an Honorary Doctor of Letters at De Montfort University, Leicester, on Tuesday...

04 July 2009

NPR - USA - Astronomers See A New Class of Black Hole - He is the XMM-Newton catalog scientist in the department of physics and astronomy at the University of Leicester in the UK Welcome to SCIENCE FRIDAY...

Christian Science Monitor - USA Astronomers say they've ID'd missing “middleweight” black hole - He's a University of Leicester astronomer who led the effort. Those x-ray emissions don't really come from the black hole itself, of course...

03 July 2009

Nature.com - An intermediate-mass black hole of over 500 solar masses in the... - Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK. Ultraluminous X-ray sources are...

Leicester Mercury - Gary Lineker to receive his third degree - Gary, who already has honorary degrees from the University of Leicester and Loughborough University, will complete the hat-trick when he is made an Honorary...

02 July 2009

The Biochemist - Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, Kt, FRS

Register - Astronomers sniff intermediate mass black hole - Astronomers from the University of Leicester and the CESR astrophysics lab in Toulouse reckon they've spotted...

01 July 2009

Nature.com - Chomping secrets of the dinosaurs - Mark Purnell of the University of Leicester Department of Geology, UK, has worked it out, and published it in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

United Press International - USA Astronomers find new kind of black hole - The scientists, led by Sean Farrell of the University of Leicester, England, said the newly found black hole weighs more than 500 solar masses and is a...

Controlled Environments Magazine - Amherst,NH,USA Researchers Discover Fluorescent Silicon Nanoparticles - A new synthesis method, discovered by researchers at the University of Leicester, has resulted in the discovery of fluorescent silicon nanoparticles...

Space.com - USA - New Observations Suggest Mid-Size Black Holes Exist - ... for us to say definitively 100 percent this is what it is," said study leader Sean Farrell, an astronomer at the University of Leicester in England....

Softpedia - Bucharest,Romania New Fluorescent Silicon Nanoparticles Discovered Experts at the.... - By Tudor Vieru, Science Editor Researchers at the University of Leicester Department of Physics and Astronomy have recently taken another step in developing...

01 July 2009

Nanotechweb.org - University of Leicester researchers discover new fluorescent silicon nanoparticles

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