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University of Leicester in the Media - December 2009

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

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  • Sandra Dudley, Academic Director in Museum Studies, sat on an expert panel for the Guardian discussing careers in the museums sector.

31 December 2009

Times Higher Education - New Year Honours 2010 - Vice-chancellor, University of Leicester. For services to local and national higher education. John Burn. Professor of clinical genetics, ...

The Guardian - Services to education prominent in New Year honours list - Professor Robert Burgess, vice-chancellor of the University of Leicester, has been honoured. Photograph: Frank Baron A vice-chancellor, a beauty school ...

The Guardian - New Year honours list: Knights - Professor Robert George Burgess, Vice-Chancellor, University of Leicester. For serv lcl and national Higher Education. Professor John Burn, Professor of ...

The Guardian - New Year honours list: MBEs - Mrs Jennifer Lesley Foxon, Senior Technician, Department of Genetics, University of Leicester. For serv Science. David Victor Freeborn, For serv the ...

Leicester Mercury - Crimefighting Leicestershire milkman awarded an MBE - Also on the list is Professor Robert Burgess, vice-chancellor of the University of Leicester, who gets a knighthood for services to education. ...

Radio 1 - Leicester University vice-chancellor knighted - The vice-chancellor of the University of Leicester has received a knighthood in the New Year Honours. Professor Robert Burgess has been honoured for his ...

Directgov - New Year Honours List 2010 - in detail - Professor Robert Burgess, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Leicester, receives a knighthood. Under his leadership, the University has taken its place ...

30 December 2009

PhysOrg.com - New Video Reveals Secrets of Webb Telescope's MIRI - Credit: University of Leicester, European Consortium Institutes and JPL (PhysOrg.com) -- It's going to take infrared eyes to see farther back in time than ...

Halifax Evening Courier - Award for local historian John - "I was in Cambridge at the time but then they organised for it to be presented to me personally while I was at the University of Leicester so that was ...

29 December 2009

ModernMedicine - More Preterm Births in Lower Socioeconomic Areas - Lucy K. Smith, Ph.D., and colleagues at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom analyzed data from a UK region accounting for about a twelfth of ...

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22 December 2009

Melton Today - Technophobes to get help with gadgets - Jonny, a history and politics graduate from the University of Leicester, visits clients homes to help them out. He covers most of Leicestershire and hopes ...

news Stories - High-resolution CT reveals bronchial wall changes in asthma - Dr. Brightling, of the University of Leicester, and his colleagues reviewed data on 463 patients with difficult asthma, 185 of whom had HRCT scans for ...

Loughborough News - Sell-out comedian Sarah Millican at University arts centre - The Richard Attenborough Centre at the University of Leicester will be raising the roof in February when it plays host to one of the UKs hottest female ...

21 December 2009

News-Medical.net - Leicester doctor becomes President of International Federation for Emergency Medicine - Dr Gautam Bodiwala, CBE, JP, DL, an honorary graduate, former member of Council, clinical teacher and examiner at the University of Leicester, ...

BBC News - Scientist urges caution over DNA - Eleanor Graham, from the East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit at the University of Leicester, believes DNA should not be relied upon as the only form of ...

Examiner.com - New fingerprint technique could solve cold cases - Dr. John Bond, a research fellow at the University of Leicester Forensic Research Centre, using the new test was able to retrieve a print from the casings ...

Loughborough News - Celebrate a Roman Christmas at Harborough Museum - ... produced by several stages of archaeological work undertaken by local community archaeologists and University of Leicester Archaeological Services. ...

20 December 2009

Jamaica Observer - Rowe throws in the towel in West Portland - A descendant of the Maroons, Rowe is pursuing a thesis "Influence and importance of small enterprises in rural development" from the University of Leicester ...

19 December 2009

18 December 2009

Science Magazine - Pass the Sorghum, Caveman - Huw Barton, an archeologist at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, is skeptical as well. He points out that Mercader found sorghum residue on ...

17 December 2009

16 December 2009

MedPage Today - One Dose of H1N1 Vaccine Still Works for Healthy Adults - Final results were reported in NEJM by Iain Stephenson, MD, of University Hospitals Leicester in England, and colleagues.

15 December 2009

Guardian.co.uk - And for Lord Bingham, a €250k reward

Express Buzz - Cycling to heal the world - Daxa Patel, an employee of University of Leicester and a few others, will fly in to Bangalore to begin a fund-raising cycle tour of Karnataka. ...

14 December 2009

Times of India - New genes for lung disease discovered

Daily News & Analysis - Body clock disturbances linked to heart disease - Also, Professor Bryan Williams, an expert in hypertension at the University of Leicester, feels the study is "fascinating". "We know that there is a strong ...

Leicester Mercury - Lung disease study by University of Leicester expert brings new findings - Pioneering medical research spearheaded by the University of Leicester has shed new light on the cause of lung disease. Academics hope their findings will ...

BBC Sport - Paralympic archer Danielle Brown aims to go full time - The University of Leicester law student will compete her studies in the summer and take up the bow full time as she bids to retain her title in London. ...

Five Gene Variants May Be Linked to Lung Disease - U.S. News & World Report - The findings of the study, which was led by Martin Tobin from the University of Leicester and Ian Hall from the University of Nottingham, were published ...

Archaeologist Discovers Traces of Social Networking in Ancient Greece's ... - Balkan Travellers - ... but to adhere to Greek conventions and forge a stronger bond with Greece, Alun Salt, an archaeo-astronomer with the University of Leicester, ...

13 December 2009

BBC News - Body clock link to heart disease - Professor Bryan Williams, an expert in hypertension at the University of Leicester, described the study as "fascinating". He said: "We know that there is a ...

This is Nottingham - New hope for lung disease sufferers - The consortium was led by Dr Martin Tobin from the University of Leicester and Professor Ian Hall from the University of Nottingham. ...

12 December 2009

Canada.com - Oilers weather arrives in France - When the University of Leicester looked into it, they found the four happiest countries in the world are Denmark, Switzerland, Austria and Iceland. ...

11 December 2009

FOXNews - Ancient Temples Reveal Greece's Earliest Social Network - ... ago are oriented toward the eastern horizon, according to a new study by Alun Salt, an archaeoastronomer with the University of Leicester, in England. ...

Independent - Virtual Leicester promises Roman holiday for all - ... architectural forensics being carried out by archaeologists from the University of Leicester has revealed the original scale and appearance of the ...

Expatriate Healthcare - Expat medical insurance news: Copenhagen named Europe's greenest city - The claim was made by University of Leicester scientist Adrian White, author of the first ever world map of happiness. More than 80000 people were included ...

The Gazette (Montreal) - Fine reading on famous lives - This excellent biography, written by a University of Leicester professor with Spark's co-operation, acknowledges her wit, but pays particular attention to ...

10 December 2009

Softpedia - Anniversary: XMM-Newton Observatory Turns 10 It is the most powerful X-ray - “After 10 years of operation and over 600 million kilometers on the clock, XMM-Newton is continuing to perform outstandingly well,” University of Leicester ...

Nursing Times - Wellbeing of Women to fund incontinence research - ... the cost of a Wellbeing of Women Entry Level Scholarship, awarded to Dr Evangelia Bakali, an incontinence researcher at the University of Leicester. ...

Times Higher Education - Pedagogy a poor second in promotions - Research by the Higher Education Academy and the University of Leicester's "Genie" Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning examines the promotion ...

09 December 2009

Space Fellowship - Magnetic Power Revealed in Gamma-Ray Burst Jet - International collaborators include the University of Leicester and Mullard Space Sciences Laboratory in the United Kingdom, Brera Observatory and the ...

Nursing Times - Reaching a consensus on research priorities in urinary incontinence - ... is senior lecturer in urogynaecology, University of Leicester, Robert Kilpatrick Clinical Sciences Building, Leicester Royal Infirmary; Adrian Wagg, ...

Telegraph.co.uk - Made in China - millions of years ago - ... that China is haemorrhaging fossils and people are making a lot of money," explains Dr David Unwin, a paleontologist at the University of Leicester. ...

08 December 2009

24dash - XMM-Newton revolutionises the way we view the universe - The development and construction of two of the three science instruments was led by UK groups, including teams at the University of Leicester and the ...

07 December 2009

The Bahama Journal - Greenslade Appointed Acting Commissioner - ... University of Miami and a post graduate certificate in Police Management and Criminal Justice from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. ...

thebahamasweekly.com - Bradley Roberts on appointment Ellison Greenslade as Acting COP - ... administration from the University of Miami and a post graduate certificate in police management and criminal justice from the University of Leicester ...

Spero News - Houses of the Rising Sun - Research at the University of Leicester sheds new light on Ancient Greeks. Relics of Alexander the Great were found at Tel Dor by an international team of ...

06 December 2009

Times of Malta - FHRD awards ceremony - ... award was presented by Johnny Sung, senior research fellow and lecturer from the Centre for Labour Market Studies of the University of Leicester. ...

05 December 2009

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03 December 2009

Times Online - When ministers take an 18 per cent pay cut, then we will be silent, says chairman-elect of the Bar Council

Natural Products Industry Insider - Mitroselect® Benefits Colon Cancer - ... from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom, at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Italian Cancer Society (SIC) in Sesto San Giovanni, Milan, Nov. ...

PCB007 (press release) - EIPC-IONMET Workshop: Ionic Technologies in Development - With the co-operation of the European Institute of Printed Circuits, a technical workshop was conducted at the University of Leicester November 24, ...

NPIcenter (press release) - Positive pharmacological and clinical data for chemoprevention on bilberry extract - ... by Professor Andreas Gescher from the University of Leicester (UK) at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Italian Cancer Society (SIC) in Sesto San Giovanni, ...

OUPblog (blog) - Countdown to Copenhagen: Jan Zalasiewicz - Jan Zalasiewicz is a field geologist, paleontologist and stratigrapher, as well as lecturer of geology and Earth history at the University of Leicester in ...

The Martlet - Copenhagen's long-term forecast - As an added bonus, it was also ranked “the happiest country in the world” by a recent University of Leicester study. Not only will COP15 feature a cutting ...

Thaindian.com - Preterm births higher among women from deprived areas - During the study, University of Leicester researchers set out to assess the socioeconomic inequalities in survival and provision of neonatal care among very ...

02 December 2009

CBC.ca - More pre-term births among poor, UK study finds - In the study, researchers from the University of Leicester tracked 7449 very pre-term infants who were born between 1998 and 2007 in England in the area ...

Mirror.co.uk - Poor 'more chance' of early baby - The Leicester University study tracked 7449 pre-term babies in Stoke on Trent from 1998 to 2007. Working class mums had more chance of birth under 33 weeks. See all stories on this topic

PhysOrg.com - Preterm births higher among deprived mothers, despite equal care - So researchers at the University of Leicester set out to assess the socioeconomic inequalities in survival and provision of neonatal care among very preterm ...

Oregon Daily Emerald - Student receives scholarship to UK - Maciel's first choice university is Cambridge University, with the University of Leicester as second. She's hoping to seal the deal by filling out ...

Palm Beach Post - More Preemies Born Among the Poor - The University of Leicester research team said their findings show the need to learn more about the association between economic status and preterm birth. ...

Healthcare Republic - Preterm births higher among deprived women - The research team, from the University of Leicester, say that the findings highlight an urgent need to better understand the link between deprivation and ...

01 December 2009

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