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University of Leicester in the Media - August 2009

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

  • Football Nation, a publication by Andrew Ward and University of Leicester sociologist John Williams, was featured on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on 14th August. The programme can be heard online by clicking here .
  • Professor David Field of the Department of Health Sciences appeared on the BBC Radio 4 programme ‘A Moment Too Soon’ on 17 August at 8pm. Click here to listen to this programme online.
  • Professor Martin Gill, of University of Leicester spin-out company Perpetuity Research & Consultancy International, was interviewed on Radio 5 Live on 29 August on the effectiveness of CCTV.

31 August 2009

Telegraph.co.uk - Women and older people less likely to receive heart attack drugs - Women and older people are less likely to receive all four drugs, the study by University of Leicester has found. Only 29 per cent of people leaving ...

McKnight's Long Term Care News - New research highlights problems with beta-blockers for ... - New research from the University of Leicester sheds light on some reasons why. The drugs treat hypertension by lowering the heart rate and reducing the ...

30 August 2009

MedPage Today - ESC: Prevention Strategy Relies on Lifestyle, Genetics - Genetics play a role in prevention as well, said Nilesh Samani, MD, of the University of Leicester in England, though physicians need to be more cautious ...

Independent - From sci-fi movies to ancient rocks - See some of the best of British sculptures at the Harold Martin Botanic Garden at the University of Leicester (le.ac.uk/botanicgarden). ... See all stories on this topic

29 August 2009

The Daily Telegraph - Bobbies on beat and window bars better prevention than CCTV, say criminals

28 August 2009

HealthJockey.com - Beta-blockers less successful in preventing strokes in older people? - A research which was conducted at the University of Leicester claimed that it may have exposed the cause why beta-blockers are apparently less effective at ...

27 August 2009

Science Daily (press release) - Beta-blockers And Stroke: New Insights Into Their Use For Older People - 27, 2009) — A University of Leicester-led study may have uncovered the reason why Beta-blockers are less effective at preventing stroke in older people with ...

Loughborough News - Bookings open for creative year - Bookings have just opened for a new programme of Creative Learning at The Richard Attenborough Centre, University of Leicester, offering courses and ...

Manchester Evening News - Pals fashion A-grade success - Amy and Emma, of Blenheim Close, Hadfield both plan to go to de Montfort University in Leicester, with Amy studying fashion and fabrics and Emma art fashion ...

26 August 2009

Daily Mail - Rampage of the cyberthugs: How veteran hooligans used the internet ... - Eric Dunning, Emeritus Professor at the University of Leicester, said: 'The fans have grown with the times and they are aware that CCTV can trap them. ...

BBC News - Hooliganism rears its ugly head - Mr Williams, of the University of Leicester, says the danger is that rivalries like this - which erupted into violence in the 1970s - can be reignited. ...

Fibre2fashion.com - Nigerian DaSilva-Ajayi to debut at Couture Fashion Week - ... DaSilva-Ajayi After studying Business Administration at Coventry University and earning her Master's Degree in Finance from the University of Leicester, ...

Leicester Mercury - £300k to cut mercury pollution at Leicester funerals - Leicester City Council runs four cemeteries, Gilroes, Saffron Hill Cemetery, near Saffron Lane, Welford Road Cemetery near the University of Leicester, ...

SamayLive - Two day seminar on Biotechnology - "Eminent scientists from University of Abertay Dundee, University of Exeter, University of Leicester and University of Nottingham, along with Indian ...

25 August 2009

Telegraph.co.uk - Countdown to Discovery blast-off - Dr Tim Stevenson, chief engineer at the University of Leicester's Space Research Centre, said that the timing of these events was carefully calculated. ...

24 August 2009

Loughborough News - University trains experts to combat climate change impacts of fire ... - A training course hosted by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the University of Leicester and the EU project CARBOAFRICA is to ...

23 August 2009

22 August 2009

Guernsey Press and Star - Moody brushes aside 'Bloodgate' - ... formalities of 'nice to meet you' concluded, as we went to our seats I explain that I am a Tigers fan from my time at the University of Leicester. ...

21 August 2009

BBC News

Loughborough News - International experts on feminism and religion to speak at university - Feminism is to come under the spotlight at a public lecture and a one-day conference at the University of Leicester, when two internationally acclaimed ...

20 August 2009

Loughborough News - University of Leicester helps to develop research strengths of ... - A phd research collaboration between the University of Leicester and Gondar University in Ethiopia received a boost recently when a party of academics from ...

Daventry Express - Breakthrough to beat lead thieves - Dr John Bond, a forensic science manager for Northamptonshire Police and a fellow of the University of Leicester, has found a way to match recovered stolen ...

io9 - Britain Uses Imported Bugs To Combat Invasive Plant Species For ... - By Stephen Goldmeier , 3:30 PM on Wed Aug 19 2009, 16 views A team at University of Leicester is using nature against itself for the first time in Europe. ...

19 August 2009

Science Magazine - A Pterosaur Comes In for a Landing - Paleontologist David Unwin of the University of Leicester in the UK isn't convinced that Padian's team has found an ancient runway, however. ...

Loughborough News - Detecting bias in the reporting of clinical trials - A study by researchers at the University of Leicester has revealed new ways to spot whether medical research has hidden biases. Writing in the prestigious ...

BBC News - Muriel Spark takes prime place - Prof Stannard, professor of Modern English Literature at the University of Leicester, said: "I don't think it was until she had completed her own ...

Independent - Student finance: Budgeting clinic - After changing degree and university from philosophy and politics at Sussex University to medicine at the University of Leicester, I began my new degree ...

18 August 2009

Loughborough News - University of Leicester staff member releases third rock album - Kenton Hall, who has worked in the Universitys School of Education for the last four years, is the frontman and lyricist for local Leicester band ist, ...

Cool Earth - Rainforest being destroyed for palm oil, say experts - Meanwhile, scientists will meet at the University of Leicester next month to discuss the use of mapping systems and photography to monitor and prevent ...

17 August 2009

Cool Earth - Leicester scientists explore deforestation - Between September 8th and 11th the University of Leicester will host the event on behalf of the UK's Remote Sensing and Photogrammetric Society, ...

AllAfrica.com - Africa: Sharing Money Important, But Not Enough - UN Rapporteur - M. from Harvard University. He has been lecturer in law at the University of Leicester (UK) and has been teaching European Union law, international and ...

Times Online - One in three nurses do not want swine flu vaccine - Two possible vaccines are being tested in trials run by the University of Leicester and the Health Protection Agency to assess immunity levels and identify ...

Nursing Times - DH director of immunisation tells nurses they have a 'duty' to ... - ... multicentre trials – run by the University of Leicester and the Health Protection Agency – to assess immunity levels and identify any side-effects. ...

Loughborough News - Earth observation experts gather in city for conference - The University of Leicester is hosting a major international conference on the latest scientific developments in Earth observation and photogrammetry from ...

Jamaica Gleaner - David Geddes: The messenger - The holder of a master's degree in business administration, from the University of Leicester, this Titchfield and Munro College past student is also a ...

16 August 2009

Times of Malta - First Maltese to receive doctorate from CLMS - He said the foundation worked closely with the University of Leicester and emphasised that its priority was to help more individuals upgrade their ...

Science Daily - Scientists Advance Understanding Of Cell Death - The research, published in the journal Molecular Cell, was carried out by a team of scientists, at the MRC Toxicology Unit at the University of Leicester ...

15 August 2009

Leicester Mercury - Leicester doctor defends the NHS - Dr Kamlesh Khunti, a Leicester GP and expert in diabetes at the University of Leicester, said: "We are the envy of the developed world. ...

14 August 2009

Loughborough News - Sir Terry Wogan returns to 'lost city' of Leicester for third year - Sir Terry will attend a champagne reception and lunch at the University of Leicester on Friday 21st August 2009, joining more than 90 TOGs at their ...

Loughborough News - Exporting ponchos to a land 'where the devil lost his poncho' - We may think of ponchos as quintessentially South American, but new research by a University of Leicester historian reveals that there was a time when a ...

Western Morning News - Gone – the secrets of a 4000-year-old tomb - ... it was built," shrugged Dr Mark Gillings who, as senior lecturer in archaeology at the University of Leicester, is in charge of the dig near Simonsbath. ...

Genetic Engineering News - MRC scientists advance understanding of cell death - ... MRC Toxicology Unit at the University of Leicester and a subsequent patent application has been filed by MRC Technology, the commercial arm of the MRC. ...

13 August 2009

Albany Times Union - ualbany makes list of top education values - Zarzynski eventually went back to school and completed his master's degree in archaeology from the University of Leicester in England. ...

12 August 2009

Space Ref - Huge New Planet Tells of Game of Planetary Billiards - ... includes Keele University, St. Andrews University, Queen's University Belfast, Leicester University, the Open University, and the Isaac Newton Group. ...

H&V News - Leicester City Council seeks district heating contractor - The contract will also contain the option for specific supply contracts for the University of Leicester and HMP Leicester and for future supply contracts, ...

Expatriate Healthcare - British women have 'low life expectancy' - Carol Jagger, professor of epidemiology at the University of Leicester, said that other established countries have healthier lifestyles that include a ...

24 Medica - Doctors are over-diagnosing depression - and issuing drugs people ... - But doctors could also be missing up to half of all cases of clinical depression, says Dr Alex Mitchell and his colleagues from the University of Leicester, ...

11 August 2009

Medscape - Structured Education Incorporating Pedometer Use May Improve ... - ... in high-risk individuals in diverse settings," write Thomas Yates, phd, from the University of Leicester in Leicester, United Kingdom, and colleagues. ...

10 August 2009

Loughborough News - Better understanding of use of checklists in healthcare urged - Writing with social scientists Charles Bosk of University of Pennsylvania and Mary Dixon-Woods of the University of Leicester in the UK, he explains that ...

Loughborough News - Fashion in the spotlight - Fashion theorists Sophie Ward (Nottingham Trent University) and Tim Edwards (University of Leicester) will host a debate on the subject of Is Streetstyle ...

Media Newswire - National Student Survey 2009 has again named St Andrews the top ... - ... the University top marks for the quality of the learning and teaching experience, ahead of Cambridge University and the University of Leicester at 91% . ...

09 August 2009

Times of Malta - Maltese student graduates from Leicester University - After studying for three years at the University of Leicester, Karen Pace has returned with a first class honours degree in History of Arts, placing first ...

08 August 2009

07 August 2009

BBC News - Swine flu vaccine trial under way

Forensic - Training the Next Generation of Forensic Scientists - And they might find the next step on that career path across the pond, at the United Kingdom's University of Leicester, which held its first iteration of a ...

Leicester Mercury - Leicester University rated the best - Some of the happiest students in the country go to the University of Leicester, a national study has shown. Leicester was ranked joint top – on a par with ...

Leicester Mercury - First swine flu vaccine trial is in Leicester - Gemma Clark, a 20-year-old administration officer, at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, was one of the volunteers who responded to an advert ...

06 August 2009

BBC News - Student satisfaction rate 'slips'

Blackpool Gazette - Swimming club scoops glory at Special Olympics - ... the six Fylde coast swimmers raced to victory at the games, held all last week, and returned on Sunday after staying at the University of Leicester. ...

05 August 2009

BBC News - Are we losing the war on bugs? - ... it so far appears to be mild and self-limiting," says Dr Primrose Freestone, lecturer in clinical microbiology at the University of Leicester. ...

Melbourne Community Voice - Affluent gays play chav for kicks - ... is by La Trobe Graduate School of Management academic Professor Gavin Jack and colleague Professor Joanna Brewis, University of Leicester, UK. ...

guardian.co.uk - When a seven-minute diagnosis is not enough - gps have difficulty recognising depression in their patients, according to an overview of more than 40 studies conducted by the University of Leicester. ...

04 August 2009

Craegmoor News - Depression found in kids as young as three - According to new research conducted at the University of Leicester, GPs have difficulty spotting depression among patients. A review of 50000 patients found ...

03 August 2009

Chemical & Engineering News - Cation Courier - ... comments Richard J. Evans, a pharmacologist at the University of Leicester, in England, who studies how P2X channels manipulate blood pressure. ...

02 August 2009

01 August 2009

2TheAdvocate - 215 Southern grads 'ready to run' - Vally, who received his bachelor's degree in business administration, will next attend the University of Leicester in England to work on his master's degree ...

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