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University of Leicester in the Media - March 2010

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

  • James Treadwell of the Department of Criminology was interviewed by BBC Wales, BBC West Midlands and BBC Radio Five Live on the subject of Jon Venables' recall into custody.
  • James Treadwell also appeared on BBC Radio Leicester with John Florance on 21 March, discussing the latest criminology thinking on the concept of ‘evil’. The programme is available via the BBC iPlayer by clicking here .
  • Four students from Physics and Astronomy (Fergus Wilson, David Gray, Laura Evans and Charly Feldman) appeared on the BBC Radio Leicester breakfast show on 12 March. They talked about the parabolic flight that they are scheduled to take part in and the experiment they will be conducting while there.
  • Dr André Ng, Senior Lecturer in Cardiology, was interviewed by several radio stations about a new drug called Dronaderone which was launched on 30 March. The interviews were: 31 March, 15.10 - Westside Radio, London; 31 March, 17.15 - BBC Radio Leicester; 5 April, 11.15 - Colourful Radio, London.
  • An exhibition by Iraqi artist Dr Ala Bashir at Embrace Arts at the RA Centre was featured on the Today programme on 24 March. Click here to listen to the programme online.

31 March 2010

Guardian - Education - It's time for all parties to take politics out of running schools - ...University, Emeritus Professor Bernard Barker, Leicester University

This is Business East Midlands - Cash helps graduates get firms off ground - ...Grosseteste University College, the University of Leicester and the University of Nottingham. Vicky Addison, incubation and centre manager at Enterprise@ Lincoln, is responsible for delivering the scheme from the Brayford Campus

24Dash.com - New web technologies facility to be unveiled at University of Leicester - ...to be unveiled at University of Leicester. Leicester South MP and University of Leicester graduate to attend opening The University of Leicester is investing in new dedicated facilities to ensure its staff enhances skills and knowledge of the newest developments in web technologies and e-learning.. Leicester South MP and University of Leicester graduate to attend opening The University of Leicester...

Leadership Foundation for Higher Education - Successful Project Awards Announced - ...for effective performance review (University of Leicester) should support help develop leaders’ effectiveness in these typically complex areas. Organisation development projects include a comparison of approaches to the promotion of continuous improvement (Manchester Metropolitan University), leading change through people and developing closer partnerships across the HR functions (University of Aberystwyth...

24Dash.com - Free Opportunity to Sample Popular Culture - ...Vaughan College, part of University of Leicester, Thursday 20th May at 6.30pm Are you a fan of Coronation Street or The Wire, Beyonce or U2, Denzil Washington or Meryl Streep? Would you like to understand more about your wa. Adult Learners’ Week event at Vaughan College, part of University of Leicester, Thursday 20th May at 6.30pm Are you a fan of Coronation Street or The Wire, Beyonce or U2, Denzil...

The Door - Newsletter 31 March 2010 - ...4.30pm at the University of Leicester. Details ... MORE ... Religious Broadcasts for 3 - 9 April Details of vacancies within the diocese here.... Community Places Project Worker wanted. Prayers - The monthly prayer diary for the Diocese of Oxford is available here ...

Harborough Mail - Huge Martin Johnson statue planned for town roof - ...honorary degree from the University of Leicester. The positioning of the statue on a business roof means the project can circumvent normal planning rules under the Local Government Art Installations Act Part Three (1971).

30 March 2010

PublicTechnology.net - Tender: UK-Leicester: inspection of ventilation system - ...Tel. E-mail: Fax University of Leicester, Purchasing Office, Fielding Johnson Building, University Road, Anthony Midgley, LE1 7RHLeicester

29 March 2010

Times Online - Ala Bashir: the dictator’s doctor and favourite artist

24Dash.com - Unique course provides maths students with a new angle - ...Maths students from the University of Leicester are the first in the country to write a blog as part of their degree coursework.

24Dash.com - Narrative space - the changing face of museums and galleries - ...Museum Studies at the University of Leicester is to hold a major international conference on the theme of ‘narrative space’ on 20th-22nd April, attracting delegates from the worlds of film, drama...

Climate Ark - New epoch to usher in cataclysmic extinction - ...Jan Zalasiewicz, of the University of Leicester. The new time or epoch is named Anthropocene – meaning new man – because it would be the first space of geological time shaped by the action of a single species.

Reg Developer - MS coughs to Hotmail block - ...systems architect at the University of Leicester. "It's affecting staff as well as students - I've heard of more complaints from staff (the students are probably all chatting via Facebook!)," he told The Register.

The Herald (Glasgow) - DNA set to give police identikit of suspects - ...DNA fingerprinting in his Leicester University lab in 1984 when he viewed an X-ray image showing both similarities and differences in the DNA of ­different members of his technician’s family.

This is Leicestershire - Leicester scientist hopes to find life on Mars - ...space specialist at the University of Leicester believes we could be on the verge of finding out for sure.

This is Leicestershire - Leicester scientist's research could help save soldiers in conflict - ...a researcher at the University of Leicester, is being developed to help track down bomb-makers targeting British, American and other coalition forces.

UPI.com - Boomers won't have retirement like parents - ...John Benyon of the University of Leicester says as pensions increasingly become obsolete, 65- year-olds of the future will be expected to continue working past the traditional retirement age.

Toronto Star - New epoch to usher in cataclysmic extinction - ... the five previous great losses of species and organisms in Earth's geological past," said co-author Dr. Jan Zalasiewicz, of the University of Leicester. ...

28 March 2010

UPI.com - Humans said to be creating new Earth epoch - ...Jan Zalasiewicz, of the University of Leicester, added: "It is suggested that we are in the train of producing a catastrophic mass extinction to rival the five previous great losses of species and organisms in Earth's geological past."

Science Centric - The dawn of a new epoch? - ...epoch?. Geologists from the University of Leicester are among four scientists- including a Nobel prize-winner - who suggest that the Earth has entered a new age of geological time.... Geologists from the University of Leicester are among four scientists- including a Nobel prize-winner - who suggest that the Earth has entered a new age of geological time.

27 March 2010

IndyPosted - Has the Earth Entered a New Geologic Age, the Anthropocene? - Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams from the University of Leicester; Will Steffen, Director of the Australian National University's Climate Change Institute; ...

This is Leicestershire - Leicester University geologist hails the discovery of insect - Leicester University geologist hails the discovery of insect. A geologist and his colleagues have uncovered a water flea-like creature that lived 425 million years ago. The creature is the third.... Leicester University geologist hails the discovery of insect

BBC Health - Cheeky warning - ...of oncology at the University of Leicester, said the figures were causing concern. He said an increase in the consumption of high-fat foods and decrease in the amount of exercise people take played a large part in the rise of bowel cancer.

Red Orbit - Scientists: Earth Has Entered A New Epoch - ...changed Geologists from the University of Leicester are among four scientists- including a Nobel prize-winner – who suggest that the Earth has entered a new age of geological time.The Age of Aquarius? Not quite - It's the An. Scientists: Earth Has Entered A New Epoch

Daily Telegraph - Earth 'entering new age of geological time' - ...Jan Zalasiewicz, of the University of Leicester, co-author of the paper, added: “It is suggested that we are in the train of producing a catastrophic mass extinction to rival the five previous great losses of species and organisms in Earth’s geological past.”

This is Leicestershire - Josh's mission is out of this world - ...working, in connection with Leicester University, on optical equipment destined for the European Space Agency BepiColombo mission to Mercury in 2014.

News Blaze - Beauty is in The Eye of The Beholder? - ...of Bioengineering at the University of Leicester is working with renowned Argentinean artist Mariano Molina to assess the connections between art and visual perception- and the way the brain processes these images.

Sonic State - Is Music Replacing Religion? - ...with your thoughts! Link: University of Leicester

26 March 2010

Oneindia - Music - Philosophical Connection - Dr Clive Marsh, of the University of Leicester who have been studying the relationship between religion and popular culture for 15 years, has noticed that ...

FirstScience - Beauty is in the eye of the beholder? - ...project spearheaded by the University of Leicester and part-funded by The Leverhulme Trust aims to shed new light on the way people perceive art.

24Dash.com - The Dawn of a new epoch? - ...epoch?. Geologists from the University of Leicester are among four scientists- including a Nobel prize-winner – who suggest that the Earth has entered a new age of geological time. The Age of Aquarius? Not quite - It’s the Anthropocene Epoch, say the scientists.

24Dash.com - Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder? - ...project spearheaded by the University of Leicester and part-funded by The Leverhulme Trust aims to shed new light on the way people perceive art..

e! Science News - The dawn of a new epoch? - Geologists from the University of Leicester are among four scientists- including a Nobel prizewinner – who suggest that the Earth has entered a new age of geological time. The Age of Aquarius? Not quite - It's the Anthropocene Epoch, say the scientists writing in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. (web issue March 29; print issue April...

Culture 24 (Graves Art Gallery) - Scientists win massive £6.5 million boost from Arts and Humanities Research Council bid - ...Renaissance monuments at the University of Leicester, £365,000 study into the preservation of iron at Cardiff University and the intriguingly-titled "Heritage Smells" at the University of Strathclyde are among the diverse plethora of winners, taking in climate change, spectroscopic imaging and skeletal hard tissues along the way.

Science Codex - The dawn of a new epoch? - ...epoch?. Geologists from the University of Leicester are among four scientists- including a Nobel prize-winner – who suggest that the Earth has entered a new age of geological time.

Science Daily - Dawn of the Anthropocene Epoch? Earth has entered new age of geological time, experts say - ...2010) ? Geologists from the University of Leicester are among four scientists- including a Nobel prize-winner -- who suggest that Earth has entered a new age of geological time.

Londonderry Sentinel - Modern archaeological survey launched in Londonderry - ...Historical Archaeology at the University of Leicester. Mr Brannon was formerly a senior archaeologist with the Northern Ireland DoE and is currently President of the (UK] Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology.

25 March 2010

EurekAlert - Beauty is in the eye of the beholder? - A novel research project spearheaded by the University of Leicester and part-funded by The Leverhulme Trust aims to shed new light on the way people ...

+Plastic Electronics - Organic electronic memory chip to be demonstrated in the UK - Researchers at the Emerging Technologies Research Centre (EmTeRC) at De Montfort University in Leicester have developer nanomaterials for organic ...

Inspire Magazine - Survey asks whether pop music is replacing the role of religion - Students and staff at the University of Leicester are being asked to reveal their music listening habits and iPod playlists in an original new survey. ...

This is Swansea - Fundraising PC killed in bike crash - ...and Rosie, went to Leicester University before joining the police. His late father Mieczyslaw was a scientist at Swansea's Morganite factory while his teacher mum Dorothy now lives in Devon.

Process and Control Today - THE UK’S MOST OUTSTANDING WOMEN IN SET ANNOUNCED - ...Research Group at the University of Leicester, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineering

Times Higher Education - My Eureka Moment: Listening for the quiet voices - ...and history) and the University of Leicester (the School of Archaeology and Ancient History). The questions I have been asking throughout my career demand the skills of archaeology, history and much more.

This is Leicestershire - Rugby: University of Leicester land double over De Montfort - Rugby: University of Leicester land double over De Montfort. University of Leicester recorded a Varsity double over De Montfort University in front of a student crowd of more than 4,000 at Welford Road last.... Bath &

Guardian (The) - British Airways strike letter: 'Macho Walsh wants to break the union' - ...French, Keele University, Jo Grady, University of Leicester

The Post Chronicle - Rare Ancient Fossil Found In England - ...David Siveter of the University of Leicester worked with Professor Derek Siveter at Oxford University's Museum of Natural History, U.S. Professor Derek Briggs of Yale University and Mark Sutton at Imperial College London on the discovery.

Warwick University - The Urban Experience in Bath since the Reformation - ...Sweet (Head of History, University of Leicester) and Prof. Peter Borsay (Aberystwyth University) Bath is a city in need of historical reappraisal. Much historiography focuses on the city as a spa resort and the personalities involved in its development, but little has been written on the residential population and links between them and the visitors. Bath attracted entrepreneurs and young people...

PublicTechnology.net - Tender: UK-Leicester: telecommunications-infrastructure maintenance services - ...Tel. E-mail: Fax University of Leicester, Purchasing Office, Fielding Johnson Building, University Road, Anthony Midgley, LE1 7RHLeicester

This is South Wales - Fundraising PC killed in bike crash - ...and Rosie, went to Leicester University before joining the police. His late father Mieczyslaw was a scientist at Swansea's Morganite factory while his teacher mum Dorothy now lives in Devon.

24 March 2010

The Actuary - Profession research: Questions and answers - ... Jeremy Levesley of the University of Leicester said: ?Inspired by intellectual challenge, some of the existing staff have moved their research interests towards actuarial subjects with the MSc degrees, nourished by constant interaction with financial institutions and actuarial companies. The intrinsic link ?teaching-research- industry? is the formula for success.? The same strong link between academic...

Medical News Today - Government Has Failed To Invest In Lifelong Learning For An Ageing Society - ...Lifelong Learning at the University of Leicester, reports that the educational needs of people aged 50 and over in the UK are not being met in recent years over 1.4 million enrolments in adult community education have been lost and the participation rates of older adults in learning have declined considerably since 2000. 'The present government does not seem to appreciate the considerable benefits...

UPI.com - Rare ancient fossil found in England - ...David Siveter of the University of Leicester worked with Professor Derek Siveter at Oxford University's Museum of Natural History, U.S. Professor Derek Briggs of Yale University and Mark Sutton at Imperial College London on the discovery. The researchers said the specimen that was, found in rocks near Hereford represents a new species of ostracod and has been named Nasunaris flata. They said the find...

1994 Group - Good universities should have nothing to hide? - 1994 Group Executive Director calls for more transparent, accurate and accessible information for university applicants - ...of London, Lancaster University, University of Leicester, Loughborough University, Queen Mary University of London, University of Reading, University of St Andrews, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of Surrey, University of Sussex, University of York.

1994 Group - 1994 Group welcomes support for universities in budget - ...of London, Lancaster University, University of Leicester, Loughborough University, Queen Mary University of London, University of Reading, University of St Andrews, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of Surrey, University of Sussex, University of York.

BBC - From Civvy St to scrapheap - ...Market Studies at the University of Leicester, says there is a problem in that very few employers nowadays have any idea what it means to be a warrant officer, gunner or sapper. Getting sized up for civilian wear - a WWII soldier leaving the Army in 1946

Daily Telegraph - Music 'is replacing religion' says academic - ...Dr Clive Marsh of the University of Leicester. internet fan sites are used as a form of worship, while people use music to explore the philosophical and ethical issues of the modern world, he said. Dr Marsh, who has studied the relationship between religion and popular culture for 15 years, is conducting a study of the importance music in people’s lives. “You see lots of people listening to...

1994 Group - 1994 Group welcomes Commons Science and Technology Committee report on science cuts - ...of London, Lancaster University, University of Leicester, Loughborough University, Queen Mary University of London, University of Reading, University of St Andrews, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of Surrey, University of Sussex, University of York.

1994 Group - 1994 Group welcomes HEPI report showing the strengths of the UK's research base - ...of London, Lancaster University, University of Leicester, Loughborough University, Queen Mary University of London, University of Reading, University of St Andrews, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of Surrey, University of Sussex, University of York.

Arts & Humanities Research Council - UK Heritage Science Research Receives £6.5m Boost - ...of Art and Film, University of Leicester Representing Re-Formation: Reconstructing Renaissance Monuments Dr M StrlicThe Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London "Collections Demography" On Dynamic Evolution of Populations of Objects Mr DE Watkinson School of History and Archaeology, Cardiff University...

Science Centric - The longevity revolution - ...Lifelong Learning at the University of Leicester, argues that it is an opportunity, 'Lifelong learning can play a pivotal role in helping ageing people and their loved ones to live independent and fulfilling lives. The mindset that getting older is the end of the enjoyment of life is now passe.' In the present day, future retirees need to plan for their retirement more carefully, and companies are...

British Medical Journal (BMJ) - NICE guidance - ...Department of Child Health, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 6TP Correspondence to: P Barry pwb1@leicester.ac.uk The first 150 words of the full text of this article appear below. Neuropathic pain is often difficult to treat as it is resistant to many medications and effective medications often have adverse effects. Its estimated prevalence is between 1% and 2% in the United Kingdom.1 Treatment...

e! Science News - The longevity revolution - ...Lifelong Learning at the University of Leicester, argues that it is an opportunity, "Lifelong learning can play a pivotal role in helping aging people and their loved ones to live independent and fulfilling lives. The mindset that getting older is the end of the enjoyment of life is now passé." In the present day, future retirees need to plan for their retirement more carefully, and companies are...

23 March 2010

Gaea Times - 425-mln-yr-old creature is only third ever to be found in ancient rocks - Professor David Siveter, of the Department of Geology at the University of Leicester worked with Professor Derek Siveter at the Oxford University Museum of ...

24 dash - Government has Failed to Invest in Lifelong Learning for an Ageing Society - Learning at the University of Leicester, reports that the educational needs of people aged 50 and over in the UK are not being met – in recent years over 1.4 million enrolments in adult community education have been lost – and the participation rates of older adults in learning have declined considerably since 2000. ‘The present government does not seem to appreciate the considerable benefits...

North West Evening Mail - Guests enjoy opening of town’s geological attraction - ...help was sought from Leicester University to draw up a geodiversity plan which would allow the unique features of the Millom site to be shown and explained to the public without the potential dangers of having visitors in a working quarry. A year later Jack Procter, of the Hill, joined the team and funding was sought for a bigger site with a viewpoint overlooking the quarry workings...

24 dash - Rare body parts find provides vital clue to identity of ancient fossil - A geologist from the University of Leicester is part of a team that has uncovered an ancient water flea-like creature from 425 million years ago – only the third of its kind ever to be discovered in ancient rocks. Professor David Siveter, of the Department of Geology at the University of Leicester worked with Professor Derek Siveter at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Professor...

Science Centric - Rare body parts find provides vital clues to identity of ancient fossil - ...A geologist from the University of Leicester is part of a team that has uncovered an ancient water flea-like creature from 425 million years ago - only the third of its kind ever to be discovered in ancient rocks.... A geologist from the University of Leicester is part of a team that has uncovered an ancient water flea-like creature from 425 million years ago - only the third of its kind ever to be...

Leicester Mercury - Hockey: Leicester complete unbeaten league campaign - Leicester thirds kept up their promotion chase in Leicestershire Premier with a 3-0 win over Leicester University, courtesy of goals from Katie Gutteridge, Nic Just and Nicky Ginn. The side faces a tough challenge tomorrow against nearest rivals Ashby, whose 4-0 win against Leicester fourths saw them take all three points.

New Electronics - UK executive space agency launched - ...in collaboration with the University of Leicester, and intended to form part of the Aurora Exomars mission. The LMC instrument is the only one designed to detect signs of extant or extinct life on Mars. Josh Thompson (pictured) was the first Apprentice to be appointed and will be working on projects such as MIXS Optics designed for use on the Bepi Colombo mission to the planet Mercury due for launch...

22 March 2010

EurekAlert - Rare body parts find provides vital clues to identity of ancient fossil - A geologist from the University of Leicester is part of a team that has uncovered an ancient water flea-like creature from 425 million years ago – only the ...

Jamaica Observer - Francine Staple: Shattering the glass ceiling and moving up the ladder - Thanks to the support of her employers and by sheer determination, this goal is almost a reality as she is currently enrolled at the University of Leicester ...

Leicester Mercury - Leicester diabetes expert voted one of UK's best GPs - ...Melanie Davies from the University of Leicester, helped secure £2m worth of funding for the city to become a local diabetes research network. He was also key in developing the Desmond programme – diabetes education and selfmanagement. The self-education programme helps patients diagnosed with type-two diabetes control their condition and is now widely used across the country. Prof Khunti, has also...

Leicester Mercury - US police plea to Leicester fingerprint expert - ...a researcher at the University of Leicester, has developed a technique which analyses metal corrosion caused by fingerprint sweat. Now investigators John Benas and Ernie Garay, from California, have contacted Dr Bond after hearing about his work and intend to meet him in San Diego, next month. They want help in an investigation into the murder of 22-year-old warehouse worker Hugo Alvarez Vazquez...

24 dash - Creative Cities - Comparing European cities with Leicester - ...public lecture at the University of Leicester is set to compare European cities with Leicester Professor Franco Bianchini will deliver the lecture called ‘Creative Cities’ at 5.30pm on Wednesday 24 March. Professor Bianchini is the author of a nu. A free public lecture at the University of Leicester is set to compare European cities with Leicester...

e! Science News - Rare body parts find provides vital clues to identity of ancient fossil - A geologist from the University of Leicester is part of a team that has uncovered an ancient water flea-like creature from 425 million years ago – only the third of its kind ever to be discovered in ancient rocks. Professor David Siveter, of the Department of Geology at the University of Leicester worked with Professor Derek Siveter at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Professor...

Red Orbit - Scientists Discover 425-million-year-old Creature - A geologist from the University of Leicester is part of a team that has uncovered an ancient water flea-like creature from 425 million years ago – only the third of its kind ever to be discovered in ancient rocks. Professor David Siveter, of the Department of Geology at the University of Leicester worked with Professor Derek Siveter at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Professor...

Science Codex - Rare body parts find provides vital clues to identity of ancient fossil - ...A geologist from the University of Leicester is part of a team that has uncovered an ancient water flea-like creature from 425 million years ago – only the third of its kind ever to be discovered in ancient rocks. Professor David Siveter, of the Department. A geologist from the University of Leicester is part of a team that has uncovered an ancient water flea-like creature from 425 million years ago...

24 dash - Business leaders see record numbers of students enrol on management skills-enhancing course - ...enhancing course. Programmes at University of Leicester equip students with business and management skills Some of the country’s top graduate employers are investing in an innovative programme at the University of Leicester to train students for the business world. The bus. Programmes at University of Leicester equip students with business and management skills...

Leicestershire Constabulary - Lock swap for students at Leicester University - ...swap for students at Leicester University. Students at the University of Leicester were invited to swap their old bicycle locks for new D locks as part of an initiative to reduce cycle thefts on the campus. Neighbourhood officer PC Harvey Watson teamed up with the University Security and Students’. Lock swap for students at Leicester University...

21 March 2010

20 March 2010

Daily Mirror - British scientists making "pregnancy kit" to look for life on Mars - ...Professor Mark Sims, of Leicester University. Speaking at the Royal Society, he said: "It looks for organic molecules and signs of past or present life. Essentially it is a pregnancy test." Professor Sims added the iPhone-size device would be looking for carbon and water-based life - in other words life as we know it. Mars is the most similar planet to Earth in our solar system and may once have...

Leicester Mercury - Scientists in Leicester build camera to look deep into space - It will be a key part of Nasa's James Webb Space Telescope, the replacement for the ageing Hubble. The telescope will be sent a million miles from the Earth – three times further than Hubble – to beam back clearer pictures of more distant regions of space. Because of the time light takes to travel through space, the more distant a galaxy appears, the...

Reuters - Will a fresh look at pain overcome drug barriers? - ... but also for society as a whole," said Beverly Collett, a consultant in pain medicine at the University Hospital of Leicester in central England. ...

Leicester Mercury - Scientists in Leicester build camera to look deep into space - Nasa teams are now testing two models of the MidInfrared Instrument (MIRI) scope from the University of Leicester. It will be a key part of Nasa's James ...

19 March 2010

Hinckley Times - Hinckely students predict devastating earthquakes - As part of their geology course, the Year 11 pupils have been using a seisometer, given to them by the University of Leicester, to find out more about ...

Space Daily - James Webb Space Telescope One Step Closer To Completion - ...modules built by the University of Leicester, CEA in France, CSL in Belgium, JPL in the USA, Nova-Astron in the Netherlands, STFC's UK ATC, and the Danish Space Research Centre, with system engineering, product assurance and management provided by Astrium Ltd.

24 dash - Modernity and mess - Psychologists explore paradoxical relationship between our clutter and innovation - ...23 March at the University of Leicester Professor Mark Lansdale, Head of. What can messiness and untidiness tell researchers about how to create innovative designs of tomorrow? This is one of the paradoxes that will be explored at a free public lecture on 23 March at the University of Leicester.

Science Centric - Lost into Space - ...Space physicists from the University of Leicester are part of an international team that has identified the impact of the Sun on Mars' atmosphere....

The Bookseller - Publishers need to learn via libraries - - ...for students at the University of Leicester (UoL), urged publishers to make use of 'all kinds of mechanisms'; to make contact with libraries to help improve understanding of what kind of books the student population wanted and make "better-informed decisions" about what to produce or sell into a certain institution.

24 dash - University of Leicester student to embark on Mongolian adventure - University of Leicester student to embark on Mongolian adventure. A fourth year Chemistry undergraduate from the University of Leicester is set to undergo a gruelling 10,000 mile trek to raise money for charity by taking part in the 2010 Mongolia Charity Rally. Starting in London on July 10 at the Mongolian Naadam Fest. A fourth year Chemistry undergraduate from the University of Leicester is set...

Leicester Mercury - Funding cuts and fewer places worry at Leicestershire's universities - The University of Leicester received a 1.3% funding increase, compared with a national average of 0.4%, although this is a real-terms cut with inflation at about 2%. James Hunt, finance director at the University of Leicester, said: "This is more or less what we were expecting and we've tried to grow income in other ways...

18 March 2010

Wellcome Trust - New and renewed Senior Fellows - ...of Genetics at the University of Leicester and a former Research Career Development Fellow, has had his Senior Research Fellowship in Basic Biomedical Science renewed for a second time.

Nottingham Evening Post - Bridgford in seventh heaven against Mansfield - North Notts gained revenge for their 2-0 defeat at Lady Bay in November by beating Boots 4-2 at Mansfield Woodhouse. Newark lost 6-0 at Leicester University.

24 dash - Professor Helen Atkinson announced as one of the UK's outstanding women - ...Helen Atkinson of the University of Leicester's Department of Engineering. Professor Helen Atkinson has been named as one of the UKRC’s Women of Outstanding Achievement 2010, for her Leadership and Inspiration within Science, Engineering and Technology (SET).

PhysOrg.com - Hubble's successor one step closer to completion - It was assembled at the Science and Technology Facilities Council's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) from modules built by the University of Leicester, ...

17 March 2010

Leicester Mercury - Badminton: Title in sight for Loughborough Students - In Division Three, Leicester University upset leaders Loughborough Town 5-4 in one of the highest-scoring matches of the season. In Division Two of the men's league, Leicester University consolidated their mid-table position by edging Melton 5-4...

BBC Leicester - Students experience zero gravity - Students from the University of Leicester take part in an exciting space science experiment after beating teams across Europe.. By Dr Daniel Brandt Space Research Centre, University of Leicester.

Chemical Research in Toxicology - Recommendations for Standardized Description of and Nomenclature Concerning Oxidatively Damaged Nucleobases in DNA - ...Kilpatrick Clinical Sciences Building, University of Leicester, Leicester, LE2 7LX, U.K., Department of Public Health, Section of Environmental Health, Faculty of Health Science, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, Karlowicza 24, 85-092 Bydgoszcz, Poland, Dpartement de Mdecine Nuclaire et...

National Non-Food Crop Centre - The Biofuture: Renewable Chemicals, Biotechnologies and Biofuels workshop - The NNFCC is working in collaboration with By Design Group, the CIKTN and the FROPTOP biochemical special interest group to run a workshop entitled 'The Bio-future' as part of the annual East Midlands iFestival. Confirmed speakers include: Andrew Abbot, University of Leicester.

Softpedia - New X-Ray Telescope for Dark Energy Hunt in the Works - ... the Russian Federal Space Agency (RosCosmos), the Max Planck Institute, and the University of Leicester Space Research Center, in the UK. ...

16 March 2010

BusinessDay - Nigeria's development is dependent on a competitive educational system- Experts - This is the view of Steve Brown, a professor in Organisational and Social Psychology, University of Leicester, UK. Brown, who spoke to BusinessDay recently ...

NewsBlaze - India Honours Leicester's Pioneer of Emergency Medicine - A pioneer of emergency medical care who taught at the University of Leicester has been honoured at an international ceremony for his distinguished services ...

Planet Earth - New fossil shows gills and legs - ... because 'they can be used to reconstruct past environments,' says Professor David Siveter, a palaeontologist based at the University of Leicester. ...

Pulse - Occasional high blood pressure 'a risk for stroke' - ...of medicine at the University of Leicester, and chair of the BHS guidelines working party, said: ‘This data provides evidence that we should be moving towards more comprehensive monitoring of blood pressure away from the doctor’s office, with wider use of home monitoring.’

24Dash.com - Celebrated poet and writer visits the University of Leicester - ...and writer visits the University of Leicester. In a Literary Leicester festival special event hosted by the University of Leicester’s School of English, Bernardine Evaristo will read from her work and answer questions from the audience. In a Literary Leicester festival special event hosted by the University of Leicester’s School of...

DW World - E-learning's potential is hampered by misuse, critics say - ...students at Britain's University of Leicester are studying antiquity by using a virtual-world game - Second Life - to reconstruct ancient societies. Online learning is popular among students who also work Colleges and universities seem especially motivated to make use of the new possibilities that modern technology...

BusinessDay - 'Universities are laboratories where visionaries think and experiment' - STEVEN BROWN, a professor in Organisational and Social Psychology, University of Leicester, UK, was in Nigeria a few weeks back for on-the-spot-assessment ...

Discovery News - Martian Air Blown Away by Solar Super Wave - "People have known for some time that Mars loses atmosphere," said Niklas Edberg of the Swedish Institute of Space Physics and the University of Leicester. ...

15 March 2010

This is Business East Midlands - BSP gets on UNi's approved list - ...services required by the University of Leicester.

BBC Leicester - Search for the definition of evil - ...Of Criminology at the University of Leicester. James works with and has met some pretty extreme offenders but only once or twice did he think he was in the presence of someone evil. 'Evil' is often misused in a way that discourages real thought and understanding, and encourages a ghastly self-righteousness.

Brahmand Defence and Aerospace News - Mars atmospheric outbursts due to solar winds - When these CIR pulses pass by Mars, they can drive away particles from Mars's atmosphere, according to a news release by the University of Leicester. ...

14 March 2010

Times of Malta - First David Ashton Award presented to Maltese student - Giovanni Barbaro-Sant was recently awarded the David Ashton Award by the Centre for Labour Market Studies, University of Leicester, for achieving a Master's ...

Softpedia - Why Mars Continuously Loses Atmosphere Influences from the Sun are responsible - The research team, which included astrophysicists from the University of Leicester, in the United Kingdom, believes that the star at the center of our solar ...

Herald Scotland - Aye Write!: Susie Orbach, Martin Stannard, Germaine Greer, Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Science Daily - Mars constantly loses part of its atmosphere to space due to solar wind - ...Space physicists from the University of Leicester are part of an international team that has identified the impact of the Sun on Mars' atmosphere. Writing in the AGU journal Geophysics Research Letters, the scientists report that Mars is constantly losing part of its atmosphere to space. The new study shows that pressure from solar wind pulses is a significant contributor to Mars's atmospheric escape...

13 March 2010

Leicester Mercury - Lord Melvyn Bragg visits Leicester University's New History Lab - Lord Melvyn Bragg visits Leicester University's New History Lab. Students were given an opportunity to chat to an acclaimed historian, broadcaster and novelist when he spoke at a university. Lord Melvyn.... Lord Melvyn Bragg visits Leicester University's New History Lab

12 March 2010

PhysOrg.com - Lost Into Space - Space physicists from the University of Leicester are part of an international team that has identified the impact of the Sun on Mars' ...

BigNews.biz - Study abroad with Manipal's ICAS International Twinning Engineering Program ... - In the UK, ICAS has tied up with City University, Lancaster University, Sheffield Hallam University and University of Leicester. The ones in Australia are ...

New Era - Workplace learning will boost skills - Dereck Walsh, who recently graduated from the University of Leicester's Centre for Labour Market Studies with a doctorate, in his thesis writes that, ...

Planet Earth - Finding Solomon's gold? - Our team, including researchers from the University of Leicester and the British Geological Survey (BGS), didn't set out to find gold though. ...

PlanningResource - DBK secures Leicester contract - ... has been chosen to provide project management, quantity surveying and utility planning services to the University of Leicester for a four-year period. ...

Healthcare Republic - Switch to HbA1c-only diabetes diagnosis is 'almost a done deal' - University of Leicester research presented at the conference suggested that introducing a 6.5 per cent HbA1c cut-off for diabetes diagnosis would double the number of people diagnosed with the condition.

24Dash.com - Lost into space - ...Space physicists from the University of Leicester are part of an international team that has identified the impact of the Sun on Mars’ atmosphere. Writing in the AGU journal Geophysics Research Letters, the scientists report that Mars is constantly losing. Space physicists from the University of Leicester are part of an international team that has identified the impact of the Sun on Mars’ atmosphere...

Healthcare Republic - GPs must reassess diabetes patients - ...vascular medicine at the University of Leicester, presented the guidelines at the conference. The new criteria should be included in the QOF, he said. 'QOF is clearly wrong at the moment, in just having type-1 and type-2 diabetes,' he said.

Red Orbit - The Impact Of Solar Wind On Mars Atmosphere - ...Space physicists from the University of Leicester are part of an international team that has identified the impact of the Sun on Mars' atmosphere. Writing in the AGU journal Geophysics Research Letters, the scientists report that Mars is constantly losing. The Impact Of Solar Wind On Mars Atmosphere.

Science Codex - Lost into space- ...Space physicists from the University of Leicester are part of an international team that has identified the impact of the Sun on Mars' atmosphere. Writing in the AGU journal Geophysics Research Letters, the scientists report that Mars is constantly losing. Space physicists from the University of Leicester are part of an international team that has identified the impact of the Sun on Mars' atmosphere...

e! Science News - Lost into space - ...Space physicists from the University of Leicester are part of an international team that has identified the impact of the Sun on Mars' atmosphere. Writing in the AGU journal Geophysics Research Letters, the scientists report that Mars is constantly losing part of its atmosphere to space.

11 March 2010

EurekAlert - MRC scientists announce advance in understanding body's natural defenses - Medical Research Council (MRC) scientists at the University of Leicester have made a new advance in understanding how the body fights certain types of ...

e! Science News - MRC scientists announce advance in understanding body's natural defences - scientists at the University of Leicester have made a new advance in understanding how the body fights certain types of cancer and other disease such as Lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Their findings have been published in the journal Nature Immunology. The work has been carried out by a team at the MRC Toxicology Unit at the University of Leicester.

The Bookseller - Conference concern over campus booksellers Christine Fyfe of University of Leicester's library, suggested that the value of the book was not questioned by students, but told delegates they already feel they have paid for the textbooks in the cost of the course, adding that the UoL was considering providing 'key texts' from fees. 'That may be one way to provide a better service to students,' she said.

24Dash.com - Medieval writings and what they can reveal about our heritage - ...Conference two years ago, the University of Leicester School of English is about to hold a second conference in the series which will take a wider view of book cultures in the Middle Ages and the ideas and research interests they have inspired. Leicester is at the international forefront in this field of study, with a range of Medieval research strengths across a number of related disciplines within...

Science Codex - MRC scientists announce advance in understanding body's natural defenses - scientists at the University of Leicester have made a new advance in understanding how the body fights certain types of cancer and other disease such as Lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Their findings have been published in t. We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect anonymous information when you visit our web site.

24Dash.com - Successful leaders CANNOT transform their schools- new report - school leadership at the University of Leicester, Professor Barker’s book The Pendulum Swings: Transforming School Reform (Trentham Books) criticises the five assumptions that shape Government policy.

Leicester Mercury - Rugby Union: Students gear up for big Varsity games - ...De Montfort University and the University of Leicester meet on Wednesday, March 24.

24Dash.com - MRC scientists announce advance in understanding body's natural defences - scientists at the University of Leicester have made a new advance in understanding how the body fights certain types of cancer and other disease such as Lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Their findings have been published in. Medical Research Council (MRC) scientists at the University of Leicester have made a new advance in understanding how the body fights certain types of cancer and other disease...

The Creation Station - Preschool reading sessions ’could reduce children’s TV watching’ - ...carried out by the University of Leicester and the charity Booktrust, tested the numerical and literacy skills of children in care and found a four-month project which delivered reading materials and maths resources significantly boosted their skills and knowledge.

Astronomy Magazine - Solar wind pulses help blow away martian atmosphere - NJT Edberg, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom, and Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala, Sweden, and other scientists analyzed solar ...

10 March 2010

thinkbroadband.com - ISPs, comedians, free speech campaigners criticise Digital Economy Bill - UK & Ireland, Shooting People independent film makers, as well as academics from the University of Leicester, Queen Mary (University of London) and finally ...

Leicester Mercury - Insect trial to fight Japanese knotweed is backed by Leicester experts - University of Leicester. They carried out a pioneering study which helped pave the way for the first trial in Europe. Dr John Bailey, from the university, has been studying knotweed since the 1980s and has been on field trips to the Nagasaki area of Japan to see the 2mm psyllid Aphalara itadori – a species of jumping louse – in its own environment.

9 March 2010

Oneindia - Solar winds blow away Martian atmosphere - The study was carried out by NJT Edberg from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, UK, along with an international research team...

24dash - Government adviser to deliver prestigious lecture at University of Leicester - One of the Government's Chief Scientific Advisers is to give a free public lecture at the University of Leicester focusing on Research in the NHS...

PR Inside - Top forensic and engineering geologist joins Wardell Armstrong - ...Applied (Mining) Geology from Leicester University, and a PhD in Engineering Geology and Geohazards from Nottingham University. His extensive international experience over 21 years in engineering geology, mining and minerals, geohazards and forensic geology has spanned Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, Australia, Russia and the Former Soviet Union, Middle East and USA.

This is Business East Midlands - Four county building projects vie for regional award - ...Associated Architects at the University of Leicester, is in the sustainability category. The building, completed in 2008, has already won the 2008 RIBA East Midlands Award for Architecture and the 2008 Building of the Year prize at the Property and Construction awards run by ProCon Leicestershire.

8 March 2010

Times Online - Is pain all in the mind? - Last week Gibbs, a parcel-service manager from Hinckley, Leicestershire, completed a two-month pain-management programme at University Hospital Leicester. ...

EurekAlert (press release) - AGU Journal highlights -- March 8, 2010 - ... and SWH Cowley: Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK; M. Fränz: Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, ...

NewsBlaze - Are We in a State of Endless War? - Celebrated author and academic, Professor Mary L. Dudziak, gives Annual American Studies Lecture at the University of Leicester on Monday March 15th. ...

Northants Evening Telegraph - Could you be next? - ...and a fellow at Leicester University, helped carry out the research. The study looked at footprints in 155 burglaries committed in Northamptonshire and found the £59.99 Classics were worn at 52 out of 100 break-ins.

Porterville Recorder - New overseas forensics could help solve local murder - BY JENNA CHANDLER He is not the legendary 007, but Dr. John Bond, an honorary research fellow at England's University of Leicester Forensic Research Centre, ...

7 March 2010

Healthcare Digital (press release) - Scientists discover genetic link to aging - By Militza Richard Researchers from Kings College London and University of Leicester may have discovered why some people appear older than they really are ...

Chemistry World - Solvated electron mystery solved - Andrew Ellis, who researches solvation phenomena at the University of Leicester in the UK says, 'previous studies of electrons attached to water clusters in ...

6 March 2010

Aligarh Muslim University - Post Colonialism and Islam - During his stay in UK, Professor Kidwai will also make presentations at the University of Leicester, University College, London and Byron Centre, ...

5 March 2010

EdinburghGuide.com - Inventor of Genetic Fingerprinting Wins Edinburgh Medal - Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys discovered inherited variation and similarities in human DNA in his lab at the University of Leicester in 1984. ...

Healthcare Republic - Diabetes education benefits 'sustained for years' - Professor Kamlesh Khunti, a GP and professor of primary care diabetes and vascular medicine at the University of Leicester, and colleagues studied 513 ...

Government Business - A mark of approval - ...Trevor Miller, Leicester Conferences, University of Leicester, explains: “The industry must continue to focus on offering value for money within packages and deals and ensure that service and quality levels are maintained.”

Evening Gazette - Adele Parks: Writing success is due to Teesside wit - ...and then on to Leicester University to read English. She harboured a secret ambition to write but only told her mum when she got a contract from Penguin for her first book.

24dash - Around the world in 80 hours - Students from the University of Leicester's Raising and Giving (RAG) society have found a novel way to raise money for Sports Relief this year; ...

4 March 2010

Times Higher Education - This is going to hurt: carbon cuts will bring the pain - Emma Fieldhouse, environmental manager at the University of Leicester, said the project will be costly as institutions will have to buy carbon allowances ...

Spiked - Britain’s national insecurity strategy - ...international politics at the University of Leicester. She is author of Critique, Security and Power: The Political Limits to Critical and Emancipatory Approaches to Security, published by Routledge.

Times Higher Education Supplement - Audit overload - ...and secretary of the University of Leicester says: 'One thing that has always struck me when I hear colleagues complain about bureaucracy is that sometimes what they are talking about is democracy. What they are seeing is an institution trying to behave and manage itself in a collegiate way.

BBC Edinburgh - Medal for DNA fingerprint pioneer - ...professor of genetics at Leicester University, said: "I am absolutely delighted to be this year's recipient of the Edinburgh Medal.

24dash - Focus on the Crocus - As March progresses they will come to their peak – weather permitting – as visitors to the University of Leicester Botanic Garden in Glebe Road, ...

24dash - We are not alone? - New research at the University of Leicester is set to explore the presence of aliens and other Life forms outside of the Earth – and will be discussed in a ...

3 March 2010

Engineering and Technology Board (ETB) - Fly your Thesis! - ...four student from the University of Leicester’s Department of Physics and Astronomy are among a small number from five ESA Member States to experience weightless conditions onboard the Novespace Airbus A300 Zero-G plane.

Medical News Today - Lifetime Achievement Award For Distinguished Academic Dedicated To Combating Eating Disorders - ...acclaimed academic from the University of Leicester is to be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at an international event recognising his contribution to the study, treatment, education, and administration in the field of eating disorders.

24Dash.com - Unique partnership gives boost to University music - ...massed forces of the University of Leicester orchestras, bands and choirs are celebrating the launch of a unique collaboration between the University and the world-renowned Philharmonia Orchestra in a concert of world music on Saturday 13th March.

24Dash.com - Leicester Students to Experience weightlessness in gravity-defying experiment - ...Four students from the University of Leicester are the only ones in Britain, and among a small number from across Europe, to be selected for a gravity-defying experiment in the framework of the ESA Education Office “Fly your Thesis!” programme.

Press Trust of India - Saddam Hussein's surgeon to exhibit art in UK - ... most celebrated artist and a surgeon who was once Saddam Hussein's personal physician, are to be exhibited at the University of Leicester from May 14. ...

2 March 2010

24Dash.com - The Art of Survival - ...Paintings by Dr Ala Bashir,Iraq’s most celebrated artist and a world-famous surgeon who was once Saddam Hussein’s personal physician, to be exhibited at Embrace Arts at the RA centre, University of Leicester.

24Dash.com - Challenges facing newcomers to Ireland - public lecture at the University of Leicester on 10 March discusses difficulties facing the growing multicultural workforce in Irish organisations. A free public lecture at the University of Leicester on 10 March discusses difficulties facing the growing multicultural workforce in Irish organisations...

24Dash.com - Lifetime achievement award for distinguished academic dedicated to combating eating disorders - ...acclaimed academic from the University of Leicester is to be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at an international event recognising his contribution to the study, treatment, education, and administration in the field of eating disorders. Professort Bob Palmer, honorary professor of psychiatry in the University's Department of Health Sciences.

Irish Times - HSE helps people in Cork to walk away from diabetes - The Walk Away from Diabetes programme was developed by the University of Leicester to prevent the disease, which affects more than 5 per cent of the Irish ...

1 March 2010

24Dash.com - Re-Presenting Disability - the challenge facing our museums - Academics from the University of Leicester have compiled the first ever comprehensive analysis and exploration of disability-related narratives in museums and galleries. With 28 contributors from across the globe included in the volume, Re-Presenting Disability.

24Dash.com - New laws needed for working parents and carers - School of Law at University of Leicester and Dr Annick Masselot from the University of Leeds. It advocates change in current laws and policies to accommodate the evolving nature of family and working life.

Earthtimes (press release) - Winners Announced in Weed Science Society of America's Annual Awards Program - ... United Kingdom Patrice Carter Ph.D. Student Department of Cardiovascular Research University of Leicester Leicester, England Kate Sharples, Ph.D. Leader ...

SkyandTelescope.com - Mystery Kepler Objects: Planets or White Dwarfs? - NASA, HE Bond and E. Nelan (Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Md.); M. Barstow and M. Burleigh (University of Leicester, UK); and JB Holberg ...

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