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University of Leicester in the Media - December 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 Janet Marstine of the School of Museum Studies was interviewed on BBC Radio Leicester on 7 December at 7 am, on the importance of an art gallery for the city of Leicester.

31 December 2010

BLDGBLOG - Books Received

30 December 2010

29 December 2010

Geotripper - Scientists Don't Believe Anything, But I Believe I Liked This Book: The Planet in a Pebble

Vanguard - UK don gives Nigerian students kudos - A lecturer at the University of Leicester School of Management(ULSM), Leicester, United Kingdom, Dr. William Green, has given a thumb-up to Nigerian

28 December 2010

Daily Mail - Is garden mould behind your asthma attacks? - Now, a new study led by University of Leicester scientists at Glenfield Hospital has shown that mould might play another, significant role

27 December 2010

26 December 2010

25 December 2010

24 December 2010

23 December 2010

BBC Online (Stephanomics) - Is it the 30s - or the 70s?

24dash - GENIE wins International Award for Science Communication - GENIE, the University of Leicester's Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Genetics, is part of a team that has won the Grand Jury Award at

22 December 2010

Insidermedicine - H1N1 Adjuvanted Vaccine Versus Whole Virus Vaccine (video) - Researchers from the University of Leicester randomly assigned nearly 350 adults to receive two doses of either the split-virus H1N1 vaccine formulated with ...

Loughborough News - New discoveries emerge from 2000 year old Hallaton Helmet - The Hallaton Helmet was excavated by University of Leicester Archaeological Services and members of the Hallaton Fieldwork Group along with over 5000 Iron ...

24dash - Learning from leftovers: a history drawn from turkey bones - A PhD student at the University of Leicester will have a very different view of Christmas dinner from most people, because Brooklynne Fothergill is ...

TwoCircles.net - Dr. Musahid Ahmed: A scientist from Assam bagging honors in US - He completed his post doctoral degree from University of Leicester and Manchester in UK and Max Planck Institute in Gottingen, Germany. ...

21 December 2010

Peace FM Online - Bola Ray Beyond Just A Showman! - To reach his goal in life, he decided to add value to himself, signing up for an online MBA program with the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom

24dash - Emotions and memories - A University of Leicester psychologist has been involved in new research with Cornell University professors which has shown that emotions,

Inside Higher Ed - 'The Global Auction' - ... and David Ashton, honorary professor at the Cardiff University School of Social Sciences and emeritus professor at the University of Leicester

20 December 2010

Doctors Lounge - Adjuvanted H1N1 Vaccine May Beat Whole-Virion Vaccine - In an observer-blind, parallel-group, controlled trial, Karl G. Nicholson, of the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, and colleagues randomized

Monsters and Critics.com - Lost Images of 'Human Exhibits' in Britain discovered at University of Leicester - By April MacIntyre Dec 17, 2010, 3:46 GMT A University of Leicester researcher has made a remarkable discovery, and uncovered rare photographic images,

19 December 2010

18 December 2010

Geology in Motion: Book Review: The Planet in a Pebble

17 December 2010

MedPage Today - Boosted Vaccine Tops in H1N1 Trial - ... was faster and more robust for the adjuvanted vaccine, according to Karl Nicholson, FRCP, of the University of Leicester in England, and colleagues. ...

Irish Central - Roger Casement human rights abuse photographs found - ... were presumed lost forever, were unearthed in Cambridge University by Lesley Wylie, a lecturer in Latin American Studies at the University of Leicester.

16 December 2010

Maitri's Vatulblog - The Planet in a Pebble

TopNews United States - Asthmatics Beware of Allergens - Recent studies by a group of British scientists at the University of Leicester have discovered the effect of a garden mold on asthmatics. ...

Businessandleadership.com - WIT centre wins life sciences award - ... Department of Genetics, University of Leicester; and Dr Karen Moss, CELS, Centre for Effective Learning in Science, Nottingham Trent University. ...

TheMedGuru - Garden mould may grow in asthmatics' lungs--study - This was found by researchers at the Institute for Lung Health at the University of Leicester and Glenfield Hospital when they were examining the impact of

24dash - Lost images of 'human exhibits' in Britain discovered - Photograph courtesy of Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge. A University of Leicester researcher has discovered two photographic

Daily Mail - Discovered after a century, the lost pictures of Amazonian tribesmen shipped ... - Dr Lesley Wylie, a lecturer in Latin American Studies at the University of Leicester, believes the images are those of a man and a boy shipped to London by

15 December 2010

Metro - 'Living curiosities' photos found hinting of days gone by - The images, by travel photographer John Thomson, were found in a Cambridge museum by University of Leicester researcher Lesley Wylie

Fox News - Scientists: Asthma Sufferers Often Have Garden Mold Growing on Lungs - Researchers at the University of Leicester said Tuesday they made the discovery during research into the impact on asthmatics of the mold, ...

Sify - Have asthma? Allergens could be growing in your lungs - A University of Leicester study looking at the allergic reactions that asthmatics suffer towards a common mould have found that many people with asthma ...

Discover Magazine - The Squabble Resumes: Does More Wealth Make a Nation Happier? - Commenting on the new results, Alexander Gorban, a mathematician at the University of Leicester, said it was difficult to quantify happiness because of the

14 December 2010

The Geoscientist - Urine, year out

The Press Association - Asthma mould 'discovered in lungs' - The research, led University of Leicester scientists at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, has been published in the December issue of the American Journal of ...

24dash - New asthma research breaks the mould - The research led by University of Leicester scientists at Glenfield Hospital has been published in the December 2010 issue of the American Journal of ...

ABC Science Online - New thinking on asteroid belt - Writing on the pre-press website arXiv.org Sergei Nayakshin from the University of Leicester claims his new hypothesis neatly shows why the asteroid belt

13 December 2010

12 December 2010

Malta Independent Online - It pays to be in HR - ... who graduated in one of the Human Resource academic courses offered in Malta by the Centre for Labour Market Studies of the University of Leicester in ...

Independent - University of Leicester School of Management - History: Built on a Greenfield site as part of the University of Leicester in 1989 the school has since expanded to become one of Europe's largest providers ...

11 December 2010

Loughborough News - Major new awards for University of Leicester Library - ... promotes excellence in library services in higher education and national libraries, conferred the University of Leicester with the Library Design Award. ...

Loughborough News - Portraits to honour University of Leicester benefactors - Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester Professor Sir Bob Burgess said: This is a special occasion for the University of Leicester as Frank and ...

10 December 2010

MIT Technology Review - Elegant New Theory Explains Origin Of Asteroid Belt - Today, Sergei Nayakshin at the University of Leicester in the UK gives a neat account of this new thinking. The new approach turns the conventional model on ...

Leicester Mercury - Leicester University student Gaurav Gupta - Steve Pumfrey talks to fencer Gaurav Gupta, who wants to carry India's hopes at the 2012 Games in London Leicester University student Gaurav Gupta is now ...

Balkans.com Business News - Scientists find genetic markers to identify potential heart attack victims - Professors Alison Goodall from the University of Leicester and Willem Ouwehand from the University of Cambridge and the National Health Service Blood and ...

The Guardian - We must get off the learn-to-earn treadmill - ... Jonathan Perraton University of Sheffield Jo Brewis University of Leicester Stephen Dunne University of Leicester Jo Grady University of Leicester Dr ...

09 December 2010

24dash - University of Leicester researcher achieves national recognition - A talented medical scientist at the University of Leicester has been acclaimed for his innovative research. Dr Kieran E Brack, Research Associate at the

Leicester Mercury - Staff at De Montfort University are being asked to consider voluntary ... - A Leicester University spokesman said the institution was in a "strong position" to cope with cuts and the rise in fees would help "bridge the gap. ...

Leicester Mercury - Students in Leicester protest against education cuts and fee rises - Campaigns officer at the University of Leicester Owen Jones, 24, said: “It was a successful protest. I think we got our message across. ...

New York Times - Corrections - (She is now a lecturer and program director at the University of Leicester.) (Go to Article) An article on Nov. 17 about the growth of alternative Catholic ...

08 December 2010

24dash - Will Kaufman sings Woody Guthrie at Leicester's New History Lab - The highly popular New History Lab at the University of Leicester clocks up another triumph with singer and historian Will Kaufman, fresh from this summer's ...

24dash - Portraits to honour University of Leicester benefactors - Portraits of a Leicester couple who have been benefactors to the University of Leicester for decades are to be unveiled on Wednesday 8th December 2010 at ...

24dash - Major new awards for University of Leicester Library - “Libraries form an important part of a university's offer and can be the difference between high and low levels of student satisfaction. Leicester's ...

24dash - University of Leicester student involved with emergency response for Pakistan ... - University of Leicester student Mike Penrose played a major role in the emergency response following the floods in Pakistan. As a Director for Emergency ...

07 December 2010

Zee News - Green veggies reduce diabetes risk - A team led by Patrice Carter at the University of Leicester, central England, reviewed six studies involving 220000 people that explored the link between

06 December 2010

OnMedica - Newborn mortality rates higher in deprived areas - A study led by the University of Leicester found that premature delivery and birth defects were major causes of death in newborn babies from deprived ...

Leicester Mercury - Historians, archeologists and scientists are using techniques developed in the ... - Professor Phillip Lindley, of the department of history of art and film at the University of Leicester, is leading an investigation into the tombs of Thomas ...

Nursing Times - Neonatal mortality highest in deprived areas - ... birth defects are major causes of high neonatal death rates in families from deprived areas, according to researchers from the University of Leicester. ...

05 December 2010

New York Times - Museum sells pieces of its past, reviving a debate

University World News - UK-AFRICA: Ancient wind of life and death - ... been preserved for nearly 500000 years in a remote region of Africa has been solved by a team of geologists from the University of Leicester in Britain. ...

04 December 2010

Wired News - Glacial Silt Encased Some of Earth's Best-Preserved Fossils - “This deposit preserved details in fossils you don't normally get,” said Sarah Gabbott, a paleontologist at the University of Leicester. ...

03 December 2010

InTheNews.co.uk - Newborn deaths 'more common in deprived areas' - Researchers at the University of Leicester found that around four-fifths of additional deaths in the most deprived areas of England are caused by premature ...

Science Daily - Snow from Space: Satellite Imagery of Snow-Bound UK - 3, 2010) — Earth observation scientists at the University of Leicester have recorded stunning images of the UK's winter landscape by orbiting satellites. ...

Loughborough News - People with Mental Illness Receive Inadequate Mass Screening for the ... - New research from the University of Leicester and the Leicestershire Partnership Trust (UK) shows that people with mental illness are receiving lower levels ...

24dash - 'Impressive' satellite technology moves to London's Science Museum -Professor David Llewellyn-Jones with the AATSR Engineering Model in the foyer of the Physics and Astronomy Department at the University of Leicester

BBC News - Newborn deaths higher in deprived areas - The main reasons for the difference were premature births and congenital defects, said University of Leicester researchers. The British Medical Journal ...

The Caledonian Mercury - Newborn deaths 'twice as high' in deprived areas - Deaths in newborns are over twice as high in the most deprived areas compared to the least deprived, research from the University of Leicester, ...

02 December 2010

Magma Cum Laude - Book review: The Planet in a Pebble

Geology.com - Incredible Fossil Preservation in the Soom Shale of South Africa

24dash - Yoga could help improve prison environment - new study - New research at the University of Leicester is examining the potential of yoga to benefit prisoners and staff – by helping them get in touch with their ...

24dash - Oil industry challenged by carbon - Public Christmas lecture examining ... - The University of Leicester is hosting a Christmas lecture focussing on climate change with a specialist speaker from the University of Cambridge on Monday, ...

Asian Image - Experts aim to reduce effects of Asthma - ... Research Centre at De Montfort University (DMU) and Dr Monica Lakhanpaul from the University of Leicester and Leicester Community Children's Services ...

Natural News.com - Green leafy vegetables reduce risk of diabetes - ... according to a study conducted by researchers from Leicester University in the United Kingdom, and published in the British Medical Journal. ...

Medscape - Urine Test Early in Pregnancy Can Predict Preeclampsia - The study was supported by an unrestricted grant from Baxter Healthcare and University Hospitals Leicester National Health Service Trust Charitable Funds. ...

01 December 2010

AboutMyArea - Advent calendar launches Christmas alcohol awareness campaign - "The University of Leicester and the Students' Union are committed to supporting students to do well with their exams as they return to University after the ...

EurekAlert - People with mental illness receive inadequate mass screening for prevention of ... - Dr Alex Mitchell, of the Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine at the University of Leicester, led the study which has been published in the ...

FirstScience - Space science and Renaissance tombs - By University of Leicester A group of Renaissance Tomb-Monuments in Suffolk is being analysed with tools developed in Space Science, to unlock their ...

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