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University of Leicester in the Media - April 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

  • Dr Dickson Cunningham of the Department of Geology was interviewed on 14 April by the BBC World News Channel concerning earthquakes and associated hazards in Central Asia.
  • Dr André Ng was interviewed about his pioneering use of a robotic arm in surgery by BBC Radio 4's Today programme, broadcast at 7.20 am on 29 April.

30 April 2010

Bloomberg - Predicting Your Health: It's in the Genome - ...cardiovascular sciences at the University of Leicester. He was not connected to the genome research. "We need to think carefully about whether we need laws to prevent genetic information from getting into the wrong hands."

Healthfinder.gov - Genome Scan Gives Man Insight Into Future Health Risks - ...cardiovascular sciences at the University of Leicester, told the AP. "We need to think carefully about whether we need laws to prevent genetic information from getting into the wrong hands."

Town Hall - Doctors use gene sequence to predict health risks - ...cardiovascular sciences at the University of Leicester. He was not connected to the genome research.

Science Daily - World first remote heart operation carried out in UK using robotic arm

Space Daily - Survivor Black Holes May Be Mid-Sized - ...Survey Science Centre at Leicester University, UK, processes and correlates all XMM-Newton observations with existing sky data held elsewhere in the world.

The Post Chronicle - In First, Heart Surgery Performed By Robot - ...Ng of the nearby University of Leicester carried out the procedure using the $540,000 Catheter Robotics Remote Catheter Manipulation System, the officials said.

CBC.ca - Heart healed with remote-controlled robot - Lead surgeon Dr. André Ng, a senior lecturer in cardiovascular sciences at the University of Leicester and consultant cardiologist, was the first in the ...

Mirror.co.uk - Man has 1st DNA chart - But in another article heart scientist Prof Nilesh Samani, of Leicester University, wrote of ethical issues - "who should have their genome sequenced, ...

Oxford Mail - Dig find could help date Wallingford - University of Leicester experts say tiny pottery fragments uncovered in the town's Anglo Saxon ramparts could prove Wallingford was first fortified during ...

TheHeart.Org - Clinicians use robot to perform EP diagnostics and ablate atrial flutter University of Leicester. World first remote heart operation to be carried out in Leicester using robotic arm [press release]. April 28, 2010. ...

29 April 2010

The Orange County Register - Doctors use gene sequence to predict health risks

Newcastle Evening Chronicle - Stalking victims get new helpline - ...landmark study by the University of Leicester Study found that a third of victims said they'd lost their job or relationship or had been forced to move because of the stalking.

Independent - Helpline launched to support stalking victims

Stafford Post - Stalking victims get new helpline

AOL UK - Stalking victims get new helpline

The Advertiser Group - Stalking victims get new helpline

Liverpool Daily Post - Stalking victims get new helpline

thisislondon.co.uk - Stalking victims get new helpline

Solihull News - UK News: Stalking victims get new helpline

Walsall Observer - Stalking victims get new helpline

Sunday Mercury - World & UK News: Stalking victims get new helpline

Daily Post - Stalking victims get new helpline

IC Lichfield - Stalking victims get new helpline

The Huddersfield Examiner - National News: Stalking victims get new helpline

Tamworth Times - Stalking victims get new helpline

Evening Gazette - Stalking victims get new helpline

UPI.com - In first, heart surgery performed by robot - ...Ng of the nearby University of Leicester carried out the procedure using the $540,000 Catheter Robotics Remote Catheter Manipulation System, the officials said.

The Guardian - Healthy genome used to predict disease risk in later life - ...of cardiology at the University of Leicester, warned of significant ethical issues surrounding progress in genetic testing.

Associated Press - Doctors use gene sequence to predict health risks - ...cardiovascular sciences at the University of Leicester. He was not connected to the genome research.

Ashbourne News Telegraph - Stalking victims get new helpline - ...landmark study by the University of Leicester Study found that a third of victims said they'd lost their job or relationship or had been forced to move because of the stalking.

Chichester Observer - Stalking victims get new helpline - ...landmark study by the University of Leicester Study found that a third of victims said they'd lost their job or relationship or had been forced to move because of the stalking.

Sleaford Standard - Stalking victims get new helpline - ...landmark study by the University of Leicester Study found that a third of victims said they'd lost their job or relationship or had been forced to move because of the stalking.

The Press Association - Stalking victims get new helpline - A landmark study by the University of Leicester Study found that a third of victims said they'd lost their job or relationship or had been forced to move ...

Public Service - Robotic heart surgery a success - Heart surgery using a remote-controlled robot has been carried out for the first time by surgeons at the University of Leicester. ...

Morning Star Online - Stalking helpline launches - A survey by the University of Leicester, the biggest of its kind in Europe, found that three-quarters of victims waited until there had been at least 100 ...

28 April 2010

Daily Telegraph - Robot used in heart surgery - ...Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Leicester and Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, Glenfield Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester was the first person to carry out the procedure using the Catheter Robotics Remote Catheter Manipulation System.

Science Codex - World first remote heart operation to be carried out in Leicester using robotic arm - ...to expertise at the University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester. Dr André Ng, Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Sciences at the.

Minco PLC - Pallas Green Drilling - ...Mining Geology from the University of Leicester. He has 40 years of exploration experience in Ireland and internationally.

Red Orbit - New Edition Of XMM-Newton Cosmic Catalogue Released - ...SSC) based at the University of Leicester. The SSC team is responsible for the compilation of the 2XMM catalogue. In the decade since XMM-Newton took to the skies, previous catalogues have been sifted and have yielded several landmark discoveries. "With a serendipitous catalogue surprises are always possible," explains XMM-Newton Project Scientist Norbert Schartel.

Engineering and Technology Board (ETB) - Surgery by robot - Surgery by robot. University of Leicester pioneers first robotic arm cardiac operation.. Commenting on the development, Dr Ng said: “The new Robotic procedure is an important step forward because, while some procedures are straightforward, others can take several hours. Because Xrays are used to allow the doctor to monitor what is going on inside the patient, it means that doctors standing close to...

Building - DBK appointed to £400m university network - ...and project management on University of Leicester expansion scheme. DBK appointed to £400m university network

Nature - Genetic loci influencing kidney function and chronic kidney disease - ...Finland. Aimo Ruokonen Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, UK. Nilesh J Samani

MoneyAM - Minco PLC Pallas Green Drilling - ...Mining Geology from the University of Leicester. He has 40 years of exploration experience in Ireland and internationally.

The Construction Index - UK-Leicester: construction work - Works Execution Main site or location of works Leicester. NUTS code UKF21 Leicester The University of Leicester seeks a contractor to construct the ...

27 April 2010

Daily Mail - Bowel cancer: Doctors told Vicky she had IBS - in fact it was a tumour the size of an orange - ...of Oncology at the University of Leicester and Chair of Beating Bowel Cancer's Medical Board.

24Dash.com - Uncovering the truth about Viking Men - ...a researcher from the University of Leicester who delivered his paper at a Viking conference. Vikings are associated with weapons and warfare, machismo and mayhem.

This is Business East Midlands - Research income boost bid - The University of Leicester is looking to boost the amount of money it makes from cutting-edge research.

This is Business East Midlands - Dragon Doug Richard to help hundreds of county firms - ...event is at the University of Leicester on Monday, May 10. The great thing about business is it's teachable, people forget that," said Mr Richard.

26 April 2010

Science & Religion Today - Can Listening to Pop Music Be a Spiritual Experience? Clive Marsh Answers - ... the arts, and popular culture, and is the director of learning and teaching at the Institute of Lifelong Learning at the University of Leicester.

Cushman and Wakefield - C&W expands its UK valuation team with four new appointments - ...a graduate of The University of Leicester and London South Bank

The Guardian - Students show their political colours - ...globalisation and communications at Leicester University, puts it: "I've never previously voted because there's never seemed to be any point. But this time I definitely will be. The TV debates mean my friends and I have been talking about politics a lot.

24Dash.com - Leicester seeks to enhance research and enterprise mission - ...and enterprise mission. The University of Leicester has announced the appointment of a top academician to its Senior Management Team in order to spearhead the University’s research and enterprise mission.

25 April 2010

The Guardian - Save our Anglo-Saxon stone! - ...a lecturer at the University of Leicester, are in the process of recording Northamptonshire – hence a visit the Evereds recently received from a geologist in Cramp's team. St Pega's cross, says Story, is a typical piece from the important Peterborough school of Anglo-Saxon art, and one of very few sculptures that can be linked to a place whose significance in Anglo-Saxon times is known. Graham Jones...

24 April 2010

This is Leicestershire - Pedal power aid for health centre - ...projects and visits from University of Leicester students and staff, as well as staff from the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

23 April 2010

Pharmacy Europe - New data published by the Lancet - ... Professor Melanie Davies, Professor of Diabetes Medicine, University of Leicester and Honorary Consultant, University Hospitals of Leicester. ...

Benedix - Students and prospective graduates help each other gain skills - ...gain skills. Students at Leicester University planning on getting roles in finance-related jobs when they graduate have organised a conference to showcase their skills.

News Remedy - Polluted Old Stars Suggest Earth-like Worlds May Be Common - ...Jay Farihi of the University of Leicester who studied the white dwarf contamination.

Morning Star - Advocating the socialist project - ...and community work from Leicester University and an MA from the University of Warwick.

Culture 24 - Education Director Wins National Inspiration Award - ...is partnered with the University of Leicester, the University of Nottingham, the Regional Science Learning Centre for the East Midlands and STEMNET.

Swansea University - O'Donnell Public Lecture 2010 - ...and MA graduate of Leicester University and gained his PhD from Southampton University. He is an Academician of the Social Sciences.

24dash - Don't dismiss the general election - understand it! - A new part-time Certificate of Higher Education in Political Studies is being launched by the University of Leicester Institute of Lifelong Learning which ...

This is Leicestershire - Pair planned to make killing look like a fall, court is told - ...forensic pathology at the University of Leicester, told jurors: "The pattern of injuries to the body does not support a tumble down the stairs."

22 April 2010

Leicester Mercury - Our huge debt to 'Mr Archaeology' - ...ancient history at the University of Leicester, died on April 14, aged 73. He was in Leicester Royal Infirmary after being diagnosed with cancer. Dr McWhirr, from Stoneygate, Leicester, was one of the country's leading authorities on Roman Britain and earned a reputation as the city and county's 'Mr Archaeology'.

Times Higher Education - Shaped by the fees fight: new leader sets agenda after landslide victory - ...sabbatical officer at the University of Leicester Students' Union and edited the university's student newspaper, The Ripple, while studying English literature.

Melton Times - Tension mounts in - ...Political Studies at the University of Leicester said: "We have seen in a huge variety of areas, urban, rural, affluent and so on, the strength of anger about bankers and politicians is really quite extraordinary.

21 April 2010

Nature - Crucial data on REACH not disclosed - A 2001 study by researchers at the Institute for Environment and Health at the University of Leicester, UK, and another by toxicologists at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment in Berlin (BfR), in 2004, found that the legislation would require between 7.5 million and 10 million animals.

Wired - Investigation: Does the UK Space Agency have a future? - Ken Pound is Professor of space physics at the University of Leicester and believes that humans will be heading back to the Moon in the next 15 to 20 years -- probably as a stopover for missions further afield. While he welcomes the formation of the UK Space Agency and says it is 'long overdue', he questions whether it will have any real power until it has the funding Drayson admits won't initially be forthcoming.

20 April 2010

The Guardian - Students look to extra-curricular activities to give them employability - At Leicester University, MBA students decided to organise an international conference hosting entrepreneurs and business leaders so they could show off their management skills and build a healthy crop of contacts before graduation.

e! Science News - NASA's Swift catches 500th gamma-ray's burst ...Other partners include the University of Leicester and Mullard Space Science Laboratory in the United Kingdom, Brera Observatory and the Italian Space Agency in Italy, with additional collaborators in Germany and Japan.

Red Orbit - Swift Catches 500th Gamma-ray Burst ...Other partners include the University of Leicester and Mullard Space Science Laboratory in the United Kingdom, Brera Observatory and the Italian Space Agency in Italy, with additional collaborators in Germany and Japan.

Space Daily - Swift Catches Its 500th Gamma Ray Burst ...Other partners include the University of Leicester and Mullard Space Science Laboratory in the United Kingdom, Brera Observatory and the Italian Space Agency in Italy, with additional collaborators in Germany and Japan.

24Dash - Heart, head and hands - ...Botanic Garden, the University of Leicester is now planning a ninth international exhibition. ‘The Heart Head and Hands’, featuring 64 major w. Terence Coventry, 'Couple I'. Following the growing success of the highly popular summer exhibition of sculpture in its exquisitely landscaped Botanic Garden, the University of Leicester is now planning a ninth international exhibition.

19 April 2010

News-Medical.net - Valedictory Symposium to celebrate Professor David Taylor's contribution to ... - Medical experts from across the UK are gathering at the University of Leicester on Friday 23 rd April in a Valedictory Symposium to celebrate the work of ...

Leicester Mercury - Planes still grounded as ash cloud spreads - senior lecturer in volcanology at the University of Leicester, said: 'Although we can't see the cloud from the ground, any plane attempting to fly through it could get into severe difficulties.'

Space Daily - Russian sun probe lost: official - Scientists from the University of Leicester have used observations from NASA's STEREO and ACE satellites to come up with more accurate predictions of when blasts of solar wind will reach Earth, Venus and Mars. Anthony Williams presented the results at the RAS National Astronomy Meeting in Glasgow.

24Dash - International Autism Conference- World renowned experts from Australia, the UK and the Ukraine are to speak at an international conference on autism, hosted at the University of Leicester by the organization jelibean.com.

24Dash - Public policy and learning opportunities for older people - ...Lifelong Learning, Older People and Society, run by the University of Leicester’s Institute of Lifelong Learning, three nationally acclaimed experts will explore the role of lifelong learning in different areas of public policy.

Science Codex.com - NASA's Swift catches 500th gamma-ray burst...Other partners include the University of Leicester and Mullard Space Science Laboratory in the United Kingdom, Brera Observatory and the Italian Space Agency in Italy, with additional collaborators in Germany and Japan.

News-Medical.net - Experts to speak at international conference on autism - World renowned experts from Australia, the UK and the Ukraine are to speak at an international conference on autism, hosted at the University of Leicester ...

18 April 2010

The Independent - National stalking hotline will have just one operator a 2005 study by the University of Leicester found that 18 per cent of stalking victims said they had been sexually assaulted, 19 per cent said their homes had been broken into, and 12 per cent said their children had been threatened with violence.

17 April 2010

The Independent - My Week: Aaron Porter - ...I'm 25 and I've been involved in student politics since doing my degree in English Literature at the University of Leicester..

16 April 2010

The Oldham Chronicle - DNA and probability - ...Alex Jeffreys at the University of Leicester in 1984. To facilitate the use of DNA profiling, the National DNA Database (NDNAD) was set up in 1995 since when it has grown to contain, as of March 31, 2009, the DNA profiles of 4,859,934 individuals. DNA profiles obtained in criminal investigations can then be rapidly compared with this database and a match of a DNA profile associated with a crime...

Space Daily - Building A Space Weather Forecasting System Using STEREO And ACE - Scientists from the University of Leicester have used observations from NASA's STEREO and ACE satellites to come up with more accurate predictions of when blasts of solar wind will reach Earth, Venus and Mars. Anthony Williams presented the results at the RAS National Astronomy Meeting in Glasgow.

24Dash.com - Learn how to create podcasts from your iPhone - A book co-written by four University of Leicester staff members has been transformed into one of the first iPhone applications with a direct University of Leicester origin.

15 April 2010

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Space Daily - Wet Rocky Planets A Dime A Dozen In The Milky Way - ...commonplace in our Galaxy. Leicester University scientist and lead researcher Dr. Jay Farihi surveyed white dwarfs, the compact remnants of stars that were once like our Sun, and found that many show signs of contamination by heavier elements and possibly even water, improving the prospects for extraterrestrial life.

14 April 2010

Space Daily - Building A Space Weather Forecasting System Using STEREO And ACE - by Staff Writers Scientists from the University of Leicester have used observations from NASA's STEREO and ACE satellites to come up with more accurate ...

The Guardian - NUS elects new president who opposes fees hike - Porter, a graduate of Leicester University, has held the post of vice-president (higher education) of the union for two years. Speaking to the Guardian at the NUS annual conference in Gateshead, he said he 'fundamentally opposed any rise in tuition fees' and would campaign for better access to universities for the poorest and most under-privileged.

TMCnet - Rutland Telecom and Zhone Close ‘Digital Divide' With UK's Fastest Rural Broadband - ...PhD in entomology from Leicester University, David began a teaching career at Nottingham High School where he coached the U13 National Schools Tennis Champions.

Red Orbit - ACE And STEREO: Space Weather Forecasting System - Scientists from the University of Leicester have used observations from NASA’s STEREO and ACE satellites...Image 2: Modeled traces for an event overlaid onto the respective J-map with the relevant ACE traces for density and velocity shown below. Credit: AO Williams/University of Leicester/STEREO/NASA

Leicestershire Constabulary - Police and residents join forces for clean up in Clarendon Park - ...seven volunteers from the University of Leicester. Helena Taylor, Volunteering Events Coordinator for the University, said: “We have quite a lot of interest from students in one-off projects, especially painting projects, which benefit the community.

24Dash.com - Japanese adventure awaits physics post grad -...postgraduate student from the University of Leicester’s Physics and Astronomy Department has been awarded one of six places on a cultural exchange programme supporting closer links between Britain and Japan.

13 April 2010

London Press Service - How Lead-Free Solder Could Clean Up Electronics

Colorado State University News - Study Abroad: Study in Britain next year! - CSU Study Abroad also offers similar opportunities at Keele University and University of Leicester in central England. Keele University is located on a ...

National Post - Turning the light on in the middle of the night may cause cancer: study - Researchers at the University of Leicester experimented on mice, exposing them to light for an hour after keeping them in the dark. ...

Space.com - Polluted Old Stars Suggest Earth-like Worlds May Be Common - ... up bits of the interstellar medium as they went around, explained Jay Farihi of the University of Leicester who studied the white dwarf contamination. ...

The Guardian - Admissions tutors face squeeze on university places - ...and Jenny Dnes of Leicester University are under pressure to avoid fines for recruiting too many students. University admissions is always a juggling act, but never more so than this year. Admissions tutors appear to be squeezed between several rocks and a very hard place: a 20% average increase in applicants this year for 10,000 fewer places, the ethical no-no of raising...

New Scientist - Stellar 'pollution' may be remains of watery planets - ...Jay Farihi of the University of Leicester, UK. "But I suspected it was bunk." Another possibility is that asteroids were torn apart after straying too close. Farihi and his team looked at 146 white dwarfs detected by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey that show the spectral signature of calcium pollution. For tens of millions of years, most have been out in the emptier regions of space where...

Engineering and Technology Board (ETB) - Social learning - ...biology students at the University of Leicester. Through this service, course-related information can be delivered as well as it providing a discussion and feedback forum for the students. The trial is being led by Dr Alan Cann, Senior Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences. He said: “Since we introduced FriendFeed at the beginning of the month, the response has been incredible. Students are...

Leicester Mercury - Leicester students' food leftovers collected for Red Cross - ...tins and toiletries from Leicester University student accommodation in Oadby, which would otherwise be thrown away, and donated it to the Red Cross. They managed to fill a minibus and a jeep full of food, which was given to asylum seekers and rough sleepers in Leicester.

Leicester Mercury - South net title with hat-trick - ...5; South Leicestershire 8 Leicester University 1; Div 4A: Quorn 6 Glen Magna 3; Div 4B: Wyggeston 5 Leicester University II 4; Div 5A: Countesthorpe Croakers 6 Hermitage Lakeside 3. Mixed Div 2: Melton OG 6 Loughborough II 3; Div 3A: Longslade Stoneygate III 3 South Leicestershire III 6; Div 3B: Ashby 9 South Leicestershire IV 0; Div 4A: Wanlip 9 Hermitage Lakeside II 0

UPI.com - 'Lights out' may help fight cancer - ...Charalambos Kyriacou of the University of Leicester in England said just one 'pulse' of artificial light during night hours was enough to disrupt the body's circadian 'clock' and affect how the body's cells divided. "Damage to cell division is characteristic of cancer, and is therefore important to understand the causes of this damage" Ben-Shlomo said in a statement.

12 April 2010

Mirror.co.uk - Pill-free ways to beat the blues - A University of Leicester study found that people with type 2 diabetes are more likely to suffer with depression, which they believe could be due to ...

Times Online - For love or for money - The analysis is to be completed by the University of Leicester. "In the UK, you do experiments," explains REStARTS Coordinator Patricia Corieri, ...

Science Codex - Artificial light at night disrupts circadian cell division - ...P. Kyriacou of the University of Leicester. "Damage to cell division is characteristic of cancer, and it is therefore important to understand the causes of this damage," notes Dr. Ben-Shlomo. The study has been published in the journal Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics.

24 Dash - Social networking utilised by academic to improve student satisfaction - ...receive at university. A University of Leicester researcher is trialling the use of social media to enhance feedback. Social media could provide a solution for dealing with dissatisfaction among students on the levels of academic feedback they receive at university.

11 April 2010

FOX 9 News - Forensic Breakthrough Helps Finger Taliban Bombers - Dr. John Bond, a researcher at the University of Leicester, developed the technique to uncover prints from blast shrapnel and bomb casings. ...

BBC News - Diversity dance group aid police crime campaign - Pc Harvey Watson, beat officer for the University of Leicester, enlisted the group after they performed in the city. The video can be seen on his 'Campus ...

10 April 2010

Leicester Mercury - Badminton: Leicestershire win promotion to Premier A Division - ...South Leicestershire II 6; Leicester University 9 Hermitage Lakeside 0; Hermitage Lakeside 1 Leicester University 8; Leicester University 9 South Leicestershire II 0. Men's Div 1: Regal Arts 6 Loughborough Students 3; Loughborough Leys 2 Regal Arts 7; Div 2: Melton OG 9 Longslade Stoneygate II 0; South Leicestershire II 8 Melton OG II 1; Div 3B: Olympic 2 Loughborough Students III 7; Div 4A: Wanlip...

Harrow Times - Election 2010: Abhijit Pandya, UKIP candidate for Harrow East - The 30-year-old University of Leicester graduate is the founder of the Birkenhead Society, an organisation which counts among its successes helping to overturn the British government ban on controversial Dutch MP Geert Wilders visiting the country. He insists that, irrespective of someone's views, freedom of expression is a basic human right which should be defended.

09 April 2010

New Scientist - UK election: Tories attacked by leading scientists - ...Ken Pounds of the University of Leicester and Colin Pillinger of the Open University. The authors said that, while Labour deserved credit for effectively doubling the spending on scientific and medical research in the past decade (although this merely returned overall research spending to where it was in 1986), neither of the leading parties had made a commitment to maintain funding beyond the election...

National Non-Food Crop Centre (NNFCC) - NNFCC upcoming events April 2010 - ...Council, Andrew Abbot of Leicester University, Andy McLaughlin of Loughborough University, Alistair Reid of AkzoNobel, and Mike Ridler of By Design Group.

E4 Engineering - Red planet returns - ...Prof Mark Sims of Leicester University, who is leading the development of the LifeMarker chip, an instrument that will look for particular molecules associated with life. ’But you always know that with this sort of planetary science, there will be commercial spin-offs. You just can’t always predict what they’re going to be.’

08 April 2010

Independent - From Leicester with love: Distance learning is fast becoming a popular way to ... - The fact the University of Leicester has almost twice as many students on its distance learning management programmes as on its regular courses is ...

Leicestershire Constabulary - 'Diversity' record video crime prevention message - ...beat officer for the University of Leicester, enlisted the help of Britain’s Got Talent winners ‘Diversity’ when the street dance act performed a. 'Diversity' record video crime prevention message.

24Dash - Voices from the past - ...Archive (EMOHA) at the University of Leicester has recently received an unexpected wealth of poetry recordings from the 1960s, including a programme featuring the nationally renowned G S (George) Fraser. The recordings are...

Rapid Electronics - University of Leicester announces new emerging technology centre - The University of Leicester has announced that it has relocated its Media Zoo, which aims to help staff and academics 'get to grips'; with emerging technologies..

Talking Retail - Retail employees' crime stats revealed - ...of Criminology at the University of Leicester, said: "In many respects, staff dishonesty is the 500lb gorilla in the corner of the store – most see it, but few like to discuss it and even fewer are willing to take it on.

The Retail Bulletin - Almost one-in-ten retail employees has committed a crime against their employer in past 12 months - ...of Criminology at the University of Leicester: “In many respects, staff dishonesty is the 500lb gorilla in the corner of the store – most see it, but few like to discuss it and even fewer are willing to take it on. Retail organisations need to focus primarily on the problems which are most controllable within their businesses and internal theft and process failures both fall into this category.

Times Higher Education Supplement - Sunderland takes law study to the final frontier - ...space physics at the University of Leicester, said Sunderland should be "congratulated"; for setting up the course. "Sooner or later, humans will move into space, with a permanent presence on the Moon, and exploratory missions to asteroids, Mars and perhaps the moons of Jupiter or Saturn"; Professor Pounds said.

07 April 2010

Bangor Holyhead and Anglesey Mail - Bethesda runner to take part in London Marathon in memory of family friend - He completed the London Marathon while in his first year as a student in Leicester University.

This is Business East Midlands - Firms urged to enter competition - ...Spectral ID at the University of Leicester. An awards ceremony will take place at Athena in Leicester on Thursday, September 9. The closing date is April 29.

Lutterworth Mail - Huge Martin Johnson statue planned for town roof - ...honorary degree from the University of Leicester.

Daily Mail - Why so many University Challenge champions fail to win in life - In doing so, they are following in the footsteps of the original 1962 winners from Leicester. Geoffrey Ford, who was studying geology, went on to become a ...

06 April 2010

National Non-Food Crop Centre (NNFCC) - The Bio-Future - A FREE workshop taking place 16th April 2010 - ...Council, Andrew Abbot of Leicester University, Andy McLaughlin of Loughborough University, Alistair Reid of AkzoNobel, and Mike Ridler of By Design Group.

Professional Security - Institute diploma - ...Scarman Centre at the University of Leicester, which has since changed name to the Department for Criminology. His intention is to carry on to masters degree level. ‘The Perpetuity Group seemed to be wise choice given Prof Martin Gill’s association,’ Prof Gill being a Leicester University criminologist and founder of the consultancy and trainers Perpetuity. Different at a distance The diploma – like...

Independent - Mankind leaves mark on the planet with the end of the 12,000-year Holocene age - ...Zalasiewicz, a geologist at Leicester University and chairman of the Anthropocene Working Group, said the case for considering the Anthropocene rests on the changes to biodiveristy, caused by habitat loss and the introduction of invasive species, which is amplified by global warming and ocean acidification.

05 April 2010

Telegraph.co.uk - Life on Mars: Britain's role in the future of space exploration - A team of scientists at the University of Leicester is working with the European Space Agency on the ExoMars rover, one of two vehicles that will be sent to ...

This is Leicestershire - Olympic teams invited to use Leicester as a training base - ...Montfort University and the University of Leicester about accommodating squads in student blocks with teams and their entourages. These could vary in size from half a dozen, in the case of Somalia, to up to 100 from India.

This is Leicestershire - Award honour for Leicester researcher - ...research fellow at the University of Leicester has won recognition. .... Dr John Bond's technique of fingerprint visualising has been selected as one of the British innovations most likely to have the biggest impact on the world in the next few years by BBC Focus magazine's science, technology and future awards 2009.

Webindia123.com - Have we stepped into devastating age of geological ... - ...Williams, geologists from the University of Leicester; Will Steffen, director of the Australian National University's Climate Change Institute and Paul Crutzen, Nobel Prize-winning atmospheric chemist of Mainz University come up with evidence for the scale of such unprecedented changes. Currently, the worldwide geological community is formally considering whether the Anthropocene should join the Jurassic...

This is Leicestershire - Indian Army troops could honoured with statue in Leicester park - ... A committee, called the Leicester United Group's War Memorial Committee, was set up last year to decide how the statue would look and where it would be placed. The favourite location is close to the existing war memorial in Peace Walk, Victoria Park. Rushey Mead ward councillor Culdipp Singh Bhatti is on the committee. His father-in-law, Captain Chajja Singh Kler, joined the British Indian Army...

03 April 2010

Wired-Gov - Plan of action to help adults with autism - ...consortium led by the University of Leicester to be published. September 2011 NICE guideline for children and young people to be published NICE June 2012 NICE guideline for adults with autism to be published NICE

Government Business - Enjoy East Midlands - ...accommodation team within the University of Leicester. At the University of Leicester you will have conference facilities for 10-2,000 delegates, with venues set in central locations and within grounds of botanical gardens.

02 April 2010

Manchester Evening News - Marc Ramsbottom (LD) - ...Employment Law from the University of Leicester. Since 2001 he has been a governor at St Patrick's Primary School in Collyhurst and a Director of the social enterprise business Community Security Ltd based in Ancoats, East Manchester. He works as an Employment Tribunal Advocate.

01 April 2010

Times Higher Education Supplement - Soviet Cinema: Politics and Persuasion under Stalin - ...film journalism at the University of Leicester.

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