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University of Leicester in the Media - May 2011

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 .


  • Professor Panicos Demetriades from the Department of Economics was interviewed by Greek radio station Vima Fm on 21 May. It followed his comments on stablising the Eurozone in the Financial Times.

31 May 2011

Eureka! Science News - People with mental illness have higher mortality after heart ...‎ - Lead researcher Alex J. Mitchell, of the University of Leicester, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and Leicestershire Partnership Trust, ...

Media Newswire - Betting on the Most Distant Gamma Ray Burst Ever Seen‎ - The research team, led by former Penn State University graduate student Antonino ... University of Warwick, UK ), and Nial Tanvir ( University of Leicester, ...

Loughborough News - Towering figures at this years Sculpture in the Garden‎ - ... among the highlights of this year's annual summer exhibition of sculpture in the idyllic surroundings of the University of Leicester's Botanic Garden. ...

Marco Island Sun Times - Marco Island Center for the Arts hires new executive director - Holley grew up in Ithaca, New York; she attended Cornell University and Empire State College. She has a BS in Communications and an MA in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester, England, where she graduated with Distinction in 2008.

Focus.de - Deutschland muss raus aus dem Euro ...

24dash - Towering figures at this year's Sculpture in the Garden - Photo: Steve Russell Two sculptures by one of the major iconic figures of 20th-century British sculpture are among the highlights of this year's annual summer exhibition of sculpture in the idyllic surroundings of the University of Leicester's Botanic ...

GeoConnexion - Researchers response to environmental problems

Telegraph.co.uk - Mendeley: If you liked that research paper, try this one - Dr Alun Salt, a University of Leicester archaeologist, says he likes it, but there are “very few archaeologists on Mendeley, so the social side is limited”. Physiologist Dr James Moffatt, of the University of London, says: “It's just unnecessary. ...

Blockshopper - Moving co. owner sell Queens condo - He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Leicester in England. Ms. Abiola is a senior IT recruiter at Genesis10, a business and technology firm. She previously was an IT recruiter at Andiamo Partners. She attended Cornell University, ...

30 May 2011

Daily Star - A FOOTIE FAN-ATIC - Sam, 25, who works in Ethiopia, was determined to watch his hometown team Reading in the Championship play-off final against Swansea City. He is in Africa as part of his medical degree at Leicester University. He said: “I had to come back. ...

29 May 2011

Nigeria Daily Independent - Tripartite pact to effective regulation of alcohol advertising - These are the findings of a team of University of Leicester experts who have been investigating the effect of alcohol advertising on young people, which also indicate that advertising seems to be most effective in the case of alcopops and cider. ...

27 May 2011

PhysOrg.com - NASA's Swift finds most distant gamma-ray burst yet - ... is being operated in collaboration with Penn State University, University Park, Pa., the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, and General Dynamics of Gilbert, Ariz., in the US International collaborators include the University of Leicester ...

InsideHalton.com - Ian Oliver inducted into Sheridan Business Hall of Fame - Armed with education and training relevant for the media industry and specific to newspaper sales, Oliver who went on to earn an MBA from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom (UK) when he was in his forties, said he gained, at Sheridan, ...

Space Ref - Betting on the Most Distant Gamma Ray Burst Ever Seen - Authors include Antonino Cucchiara (Penn State University/UC Berkeley), Derek Fox (Penn State University), Andrew Levan (University of Warwick, UK), and Nial Tanvir (University of Leicester, UK) and 31 astronomers from around the world. ...

Bromsgrove Advertiser - New course celebrates history of Bromsgrove - Among the speakers will be Jeremy Bourne, former Bromsgrove School master speaking on the life and works of AE Housman, editor of the Bromsgrove Rousler Jennie McGregor-Smith, and Chris Dyer, local history professor at Leicester University. ...

26 May 2011

24dash - Leicester Students to Experience weightlessness in gravity-defying experiment - Four students from the University of Leicester who were 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! ...

Civil Society Media - University of Leicester launches civil society degree - A new postgraduate degree in civil society has been launched by the sociology department at the University of Leicester. The course is designed for people considering a career in the non-profit sector and aims to give students an understanding of how ...

London Press Service - How materials research will drive the “Innovation Age”

24dash - University of Leicester astronomers in discovery of 'most distant object ever ... - An international team of UK and US astronomers, including scientists from the University of Leicester's Department of Physics and Astronomy, have spotted the most distant explosion, and possibly the most distant object, ever seen in the Universe. ...

www.teamaroundthechild.com - Interactive show by learning disabled theatre company

South Yorkshire Times - Rogers Rants - Another Phinn mess you got yourself into Gervase - Now Gervase was President of the School Library Association for 2006-2009, a consultant for the Open University, Honorary Fellow of York St John University, Doctor of Letters of the University of Leicester and Fellow and Visiting Professor of Education ...

25 May 2011

Daily Mail - Exploding star that's the oldest and most distant thing we've ever seen - Professor Nial Tanvir, from the University of Leicester, part of the Hubble Space Telescope team that made follow-up observations of GRB 090429B, said: 'This GRB shows us that there is a lot of action going on in the universe which we can't currently ...

Science Daily - Cosmic Explosion Is New Candidate for Most Distant Object in the Universe - Working with coauthors Andrew Levan of the University of Warwick, Nial Tanvir of the University of Leicester, and thesis supervisor Derek Fox of Penn State, Cucchiara found that, while the afterglow was visible in infrared observations, ...

AddPR.com - Stafford Associates Offering University of Leicester M.Sc. in Management - University of Leicester M.Sc. in Management is a programme which aims to enhance both knowledge as well as practice. In today's scenario, successful management requires a combination of required skill set and proper understanding of various ...

Telegraph.co.uk - Nationwide chief exceutive Graham Beale: profile - Beale himself met his wife “practically in the first week” of his university career at Leicester, and married her on graduating. They now have two children. Friends describe Beale as “a very sincere man”. He himself says he likes “all the ordinary ...

24dash - Leicester engineer gains national recognition - A leading University of Leicester Professor and Head of Engineering has achieved the distinction of being awarded a Fellowship of the Institute of Physics. Professor John Fothergill, a former Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University, was elected to ...

Online PR News - Stafford Associates Offering Full-Time Professionals Guidelines For Securing ... - The organisation has over 2000 graduated professionals around the world who hold internationally recognised bachelors or masters degree from universities such as Nottingham Trent University, University of Leicester, University of Wales and University ...

24 May 2011

GroundReport - Dr. Talat Ahmad taking over as new VC of Kashmir University - University of Leicester, UK, under the Government of India Fellowship; University of Cambridge under NERC Fellowship and the Nagoya University, Japan. Dr. Ahmad began his career as a Jr. Geologist with the Geological Survey of India (GSI) and, ...

The Asian Today - Sikh Community pumps funding into Heart Research

24dash - Sikh community pumps funding into heart research - A University of Leicester appeal to build a vital heart research unit at Glenfield Hospital has received support from local members of the Sikh community. Construction has already started on the £12.6m state-of-the-art facility which will effectively ...

23 May 2011

italoeuropeo - Sound of Space Waves / Controversies of Depleted Uranium

Loughborough News - Social Science road show comes to Leicester - “It seems that the answer to these questions is 'No',” suggests John Benyon, Professor of Political Studies at the University of Leicester, based in the Institute of Lifelong Learning, who is also Chair of the College of Learned Societies of the ...

GhanaWeb - Ghanaian Actress Ebi Bright & Eddie Watson Caught Together - Ebi, on other hand is a consultant and a General Management graduate of Leicester University in the UK. She started flirting with Ghana's movie industry less than two years ago when director Frank Rajah introduced her into it. ...

Randstad CPE News - University of Leicester announce £14m conference facility - Plans for a £14m conference facility at the University of Leicester could facilitate construction recruitment in the East Midlands. The University wants to transform a five acre site at College Hall, Knighton, into a 117 en suite bedroom conference ...

Telegraph.co.uk - Jonathan Liew: time for sports broadcasters to let women do the talking and ... - According to John Williams at the Centre for the Sociology of Sport at Leicester University, such complaints are often rooted in a deeper prejudice. “Men are supposed to have the voice of authority about sport,” he says. “There is something that ...

Stockhouse - Serabi Mining plc ("Serabi" or "the Company") 2011 Airborne Geophysical Survey ... - He holds a BSc (Hons) Geology, University of London, a MSc Mining Geology, University of Leicester and is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and a Chartered Engineer of the Engineering Council of UK, recognizing him as both a ...

22 May 2011

Online PR News - Stafford Associates Offering The Online University of Leicester Library - Stafford Associates, a distance learning services provider, is offering the online University of Leicester Library. This online library is an ideal platform for students who cannot access the physical library owing to their location or busy lifestyle. ...

21 May 2011

CIT Magazine - University of Leicester plans £14m hotel and conference facility - The University of Leicester is set to transform a Grade II listed building into a £14m conference centre and hotel. The University is planning to transform the five-acre former College Hall site in Knighton, which has not been used since 2005, ...

20 May 2011

The Engineer - Project seeks better treatment for breathing disorders - A Leicester University researcher is leading an international team in the development of a tool to help tailor the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Prof Chris Brightling, Wellcome Senior Research Fellow at Leicester ...

Cordis News - EU project to develop tool to fight asthma and pulmonary disease - 'Current treatments for COPD and asthma adopt a "one size fits all" approach,' explains Professor Chris Brightling, a senior research fellow at the University of Leicester in the UK, which is coordinating the AIRPROM project. ...

Loughborough News - University of Leicester physicist receives highest UK science accolade - Professor Stanley WH Cowley, Professor of Solar-Planetary Physics and Head of the Radio & Space Plasma Physics Group at the University of Leicester, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, the highest honour UK science can bestow. ...

Practice Business - Choice of GP affects emergency hospital admissions - Funded by the NHS and published in the Emergency Medical Journal, the research, led by the University of Leicester, showed a correlation between patients seeing their choice of GP with emergency hospital admissions. Hospital admission data was used as ...

Irish Times - Taking a shine to solving problems in the community - Having studied estate management at Leicester University, McNamara hit the job market in 1991. Ironically, it wasn't in houses but in homelessness that McNamara got her first gig. Setting up the north of England equivalent of the Big Issue magazine in ...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Should the Milwaukee Art Museum protest Ai Weiwei's detention?

19 May 2011

Talous Sanomat - Professori: D-markka takaisin – Saksa pois eurosta

Melton Today - Fond tributes to the 'gentleman artist' - His paintings would often fetch thousands of pounds, he had nine books published and received an honorary degree from the University of Leicester, but despite his celebrated status he enjoyed nothing more than opening up his home and studio every ...

Irish Health - Seeing GP of choice cuts emergency admissions - ... shorter distance from hospital, and patient characteristics such as a higher proportion of older people, increasing deprivation and female gender, were associated with higher admission rates," the researchers from the University of Leicester said. ...

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News-Medical.net - Experts to develop pioneering tool for personalised asthma and COPD therapy - A team of international experts, led by a University of Leicester researcher based at Glenfield Hospital, is set to develop a pioneering tool to help tailor the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as part of a new EU ...

24dash - Leicester research offers hope for developing new medicines - In his free lecture on Tuesday 24 May Professor Nick Brindle, from the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Leicester, will discuss some of his work into how cells function and how this knowledge benefits the health care industry. ...

Insider Media - University launches £14m conference centre plans - The University of Leicester has unveiled a £14m project to develop a Grade II-listed building into a residential conference venue. It is the third multimillion-pound venture that the university has announced its involvement in during the last two ...

Lutterworth Today - Hannah hoping concert is a hit - ... has already made a name for herself by supporting James Morrison at a concert at the Leicester Tigers' stadium last year, and she is now hoping for a big response when she performs at the O2 Academy, which is at the University of Leicester, ...

18 May 2011

GoStudyUK - Patients who see ‘preferred GP’ in doctor’s surgery less likely to go for emergency hospital admission

GoStudyUK - Reading Arabic ‘different’ for the brain – new study

The Independent - Choice of GP cuts emergency admissions - The study, led by the University of Leicester, found seeing your "preferred GP" helped reduce emergency hospital admissions. Led by Dr John Bankart, a research fellow in medical statistics at the University, the study was funded by the NHS and is ...

Zenopa - Hormone discovery linked to stroke recovery benefits - Last month, the University of Leicester conducted research showing that neutralising a certain enzyme in the body can also help to minimise damage following ischaemic events such as heart attacks and strokes

24dash - University of Leicester announces plans for £14 million residential conference ... - The University of Leicester has announced a £14m project to transform a Grade II Listed building into a leading residential conference venue. The University is planning to transform the five-acre former College Hall site in Knighton, which has not been ...

OnMedica - Choice of GP cuts emergency admissions - Emergency hospital admissions are reduced when patients are able to see a GP of their choice at the surgery, say researchers from the University of Leicester . Their study, published this week in Emergency Medicine Journal, also showed that admission ...

24dash - Reading Arabic 'different' for the brain –new study - This doctoral research at the University of Leicester is analysing the reading differences of individuals as well as across languages - and has shown dissimilarities in how Arabic readers recognise words. Conducted by Abubaker Almabruk from the School ...

The Lawyer - Cambridge Uni law faculty tops rankings - The law faculty at the University of Cambridge has topped the Guardian newspaper's 2012 ... with Leicester, Sussex and Essex universities achieving 15th, ...

Leicester Mercury - £14m centre planned on empty building site - By peter warzynski The University of Leicester is planning a multi-million pound conversion of a former halls of residence to turn it into a conference centre. College Hall, a grade II listed building, in Knighton Road, Leicester, has stood empty for ...

Leicester Mercury - A cyclist's attempt to ride around the world has failed after he became ... - Ian Reeds took redundancy from his job as an archaeologist at the University of Leicester to fund the 180-day charity trip across four continents. After cycling from Leicester to Paris and then to the Ukraine, he has had to come home because of a ...

Times of India - Soon, a pill to keep stress at bay! - A breakthrough by researchers at Leicester University may lead to the development of a pill that will beat stress. Scientists have worked out the brain chemistry that turns a healthy dose of fear into overwhelming anxiety or depression. ...

openPR - Stafford Associates Offering The Online University of Leicester Library - Their programmes and courses will allow you to earn an internationally recognised qualification from universities such as the University of Leicester, University of Wales, University of Nottingham and so on. Stafford is licensed by the UAE's Ministry ...

Mediplacements - Seeing first choice of doctor 'cuts hospital emergency admission' - A study carried out at the University of Leicester found that hospital emergency admission rates were reduced when patients were able to see their first choice of physician in the doctor's surgery, according to the study published in Emergency Medical ...

17 May 2011

Leicester Mercury - £14m centre planned on empty building site - By peter warzynski The University of Leicester is planning a multi-million pound conversion of a former halls of residence to turn it into a conference centre. College Hall, a grade II listed building, in Knighton Road, Leicester, has stood empty for ...

WDSU New Orleans - Study: Marital Problems Related To Babies' Sleep - The study, which was funded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, was conducted by researchers at UNO, the Oregon Social Learning Center, University of Leicester, Cardiff University, University of Pittsburgh, University of ...

Daily Nation - Report 'clears' flower farms over lake's woes - An independent study conducted by a British university gave a catalogue of other factors contributing to pollution and over exploitation of the country's second largest fresh water lake. Scientists from the University of Leicester said that the lake ...

EmpowHer - Resveratrol Fights Colon Cancer - To answer this question, a group of researchers led by Dr. Ketan R. Patel of the University of Leicester, UK, studied a group of 20 patients diagnosed with colon cancer, based on tissue biopsy. These patients consumed resveratrol at a dose of 0.5 g or ...

Medical News Today - Patients Who See 'Preferred GP' In Doctor's Surgery Less Likely To Go For Emergency Hospital Admission, UK

Medical News Today - Medical Scientists Tackle Poor Eating Habits In Teenagers, UK

News-Medical.net - Scientists tackle teenage dietary problems through education programme - Medical scientists at the University of Leicester are urgently tackling a rising tide of teenage dietary problems through an education programme for over 800 secondary school students. MPs, health and education professionals, sports and fitness experts ...

24dash - Patients who see 'preferred GP' in doctor's surgery less likely to go for ... - A new study led by the University of Leicester has concluded that being able to see the GP of your choice in a doctor's surgery helps to reduce emergency hospital admissions. The findings by researchers in the Department of Health Sciences at the ...

Harborough Mail - Historian tells 'story of England' - The lecture takes place at The University of Leicester in the Ken Edwards Building from 7.30pm. Wood is to receive an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from the university in July. Tickets are £10 and include a wine reception and parking. ...

Times of India - UK team cures 10 of cardiac defect in Bandra hospital - In the West, such a child would have been identified right at birth and operated on at the earliest," said Dr Sanjiv Nichani, a paediatric intensivist (intensive-care specialist) from the University of Leicester, who has been visiting Mumbai for the ...

16 May 2011

AboutMyArea - Tom Wheatcroft Grant Awarded To University Of Leicester Team - Donington Park's nominated charity - The Hope Foundation for Cancer Research - has awarded the Tom Wheatcroft Grant to a medical research team based at the University of Leicester. A fundraising dinner in memory of late Donington Park owner Tom ...

PR Newswire - Long-term Safety and Effectiveness of Bronchial Thermoplasty Demonstrated in ... - Results were presented at the annual meeting of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) in Denver by Ian Pavord, MD, Professor of Medicine at the University of Leicester, UK and RISA Trial Principal Investigator. "With the addition of this new long-term ...

Baystreet.ca - Musgrove Minerals Corp. Announces Advisory Committee and Board appointment - Mr. Tunningley obtained an applied geology degree (MGEOL) from the University of Leicester in 2003. Mr. Tunningley is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a member of the Society of Economic Geologists. ...

The Independent - Thousands may have undiagnosed autism - Lead researcher Professor Traolach Brugha, from the University of Leicester, said: "It is very concerning that none of the cases we confirmed using rigorous diagnostic assessment methods in the community knew that they had the condition or had an ...

24dash - Social Science road show comes to Leicester - The University of Leicester is to host a regional road show on Thursday 19th May that will raise key issues surrounding the significance of the social sciences in higher education, as part of a national Campaign for Social Science (CfSS) launched at ...

24dash - One giant leap for SMEs - G-STEP (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security – Space Technology Exchange Partnership) was set up in 2009 to ensure that the benefits of University of Leicester's world-class Space Research, specifically Earth Observation, could be brought to ...

24dash - University of Leicester helps students get a head start - For the first time, the University of Leicester has joined up with Headstart to run not one, but two educational and exciting four day residential courses this summer. Headstart, run by the education charity, EDT is a well-established education ...

24dash - Accolades for Leicester at Model UN conference - The University of Leicester United Nations Society (LUUNS) sent two delegates to represent the University at the third edition of the Mostar International Model UN Conference in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Leicester claimed a 'Best Delegate Award' in the UN ...

The Guardian - Science Weekly podcast: The human era, and war without tears - Plus, the uses of neuroscience in war Geologist Jan Zalasiewicz from the University of Leicester explains his idea that humans may have changed the planet so much since the industrial revolution we've started a whole new geological era. ...

15 May 2011

AFP - Extreme makeover: are humans reshaping Earth? - For now, the man in the hot seat is University of Leicester professor Jan Zalasiewicz, who heads the group of geologists tasked with recommending whether the Anthropocene should be added to the 150-odd eons, eras, periods, epochs and ages into which ...

Canton Repository - Around Town — Preservation Society awards scholarship - Weeks will be doing advance studies in historical archaeology at the University of Leicester in England. The meeting is open to the public. There will be a social hour and tours of the museum from 4:30 to 6:30 pm Thursday, followed by a short business ...

14 May 2011

Leicester Mercury - Detectives reviewing the case of missing Madeleine McCann have a hugely ... - Criminologist James Treadwell, of the University of Leicester, said that while there was a chance a fresh pair of eyes could unearth a new lead, there would be a number of considerable barriers facing the review team. He said: "They will have a small ...

Akron Beacon Journal - Akron woman finalist in yard contest - The Kent State University graduate will study historical archaeology at the University of Leicester in England. The annual meeting starts at 4:30 pm at the Canton Classic Car Museum, 123 Sixth St. SW. Cost is $25. For reservations, call 330-452-9341. ...

24dash - University of Leicester launches 'competition' to find 10 future world class ... - The University of Leicester plans to establish up to ten new professorial research chairs in a multi-million pound investment by the University in its research future. Successful applicants for the posts, starting from January next year, ...

13 May 2011

news.careerstructure.com - University of Leicester plans new construction work - The University of Leicester is set to acquire a site to develop a new medical teaching facility on, in a move that could facilitate construction recruitment in the city. It has entered an agreement with Regent College to obtain part of its estate, ...

Pulse - Access to 'preferred GP' linked with reduced emergency admissions - Lead author Dr John Bankart, research fellow in medical statistics the Department of Health sciences at the University of Leicester concluded: 'The rate of emergency admissions to hospital is associated not only with patient age, ethnicity, deprivation ...

12 May 2011

MadeForMums - Parents arguing affects baby and toddler sleep patterns - Disrupted sleep can affect brain development and result in early temperament problems, leading on to a cascade of social, behavioral and academic problems,” Professor Gordon Harold, from the University of Leicester, said. “This study suggests that ...

Candis - Relationship problems 'affect entire family life' - Professor Gordon Harold, from the University of Leicester, was involved with the investigation. He told the BBC how regulated sleep was "essential" during early years for healthy growth. "Disrupted sleep can affect brain development and result in early ...

24dash - New publication examines museum ethics - Programme Director of Art Museum and Gallery Studies at the internationally acclaimed University of Leicester School of Museum Studies Dr Janet Marstine is the editor of a new book taking a radical new approach to museum ethics. ...

Lutterworth Today - Top guns set the pace - An unbeaten 103 from Ross Blockley led Broughton Astley 1sts to a comprehensive six-wicket victory over University of Leicester Staff on Saturday. Chasing 210 to win, Broughton raced to their target with more than 15 overs remaining. ...

24dash - Researchers widen response to the world's environmental problems - A new centre, Adapting to Changing Environments, at the University of Leicester will form the nucleus for academics in a range of subjects to develop practical technologies and policy initiatives that aim to make a real impact on people's lives. ...

Leicester Mercury - Fond tributes as artist David dies - David, who received a honorary degree from the University of Leicester, had been confined to bed for most of the time and relied on oxygen to help him breathe. His wife, Mary, 75, is in remission from cancer. A family spokesperson said: "David passed ...

24dash - University of Leicester launches 'competition' to find 10 future world class ... - The University of Leicester plans to establish up to ten new professorial research chairs in a multi-million pound investment by the University in its research future. Successful applicants for the posts, starting from January next year, ...

The Independent - Brush up your soft skills for a hard job market - We help postgraduates students develop a career plan and think about where they want to be at the end of their academic career,” says Martin Coffey, careers management skills developer at the University of Leicester. Broadly, the sort of skills ...

Leicester Mercury - Tributes have been paid to a former University of Leicester lecturer who has ... - His wife, Marion, was also critically injured and was last night in a stable condition at Leicester Royal Infirmary. Neighbours said the couple, from Evington, Leicester, were heading to Italy on holiday with their caravan when the collision happened ...

The Engineer - Graduate interns benefit Guttridge - The trio, Anushka Devaser, Edozie Nnoruka and Alex Jen Ken, were all from the Leicester University Graduate Internship Program. They started at the Lincolnshire company in November 2010, having recently graduated in subjects directly relevant to the ...

11 May 2011

U.S. News & World Report - Parents' Fighting Can Even Affect Infants: Study - Disrupted sleep patterns early in life have serious implications for children's long-term development," study co-author Gordon Harold, chair in behavioral genetics and developmental psychopathology at the University of Leicester, UK, ...

BBC News - Parental strife 'affects babies' - Professor Gordon Harold, from the University of Leicester, and part of the international research group, said: "Regulated sleep is essential during infancy for healthy brain and physical development. "Disrupted sleep can affect brain development and ...

The Voice - Leicester honours Tutu - ONE OF the world's best-known and best-loved campaigners for peace and justice is to be honoured by the University of Leicester in July. Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his struggle against apartheid, ...

New Scientist - The human cost of Soviet nuclear tests - Yuri Dubrova, a geneticist at Leicester University, has a freezer full of blood from all of these generations from Semipalatinsk, down the line. It's just sitting there waiting to be defrosted and analyzed when the time is right - and when the funding ...

24dash - Work of Leicester ecologists presented before Kenyan Prime Minister - University of Leicester PhD student Ed Morrison demonstrates briquette-making to the Kenyan Prime Minister in a practical fair of processes which help to save water and carbon. This process, which he is championing around Naivasha, makes fuel from ... See all stories on this topic »

24dash - Leicester talk by historian and television presenter - On Friday 20 May 2011 at the University of Leicester, historian and television presenter Michael Wood, who is to receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from the University in July, will be talking about filming his acclaimed series The Story ...

Irish Times - Rowing parents 'harm' children's sleep - Professor Gordon Harold, from the University of Leicester's school of psychology, who worked on the study, said: “Regulated sleep is essential during infancy for healthy brain and physical development. Disrupted sleep patterns early in life have ...

Loughborough News - Stories from Guantanamo - The event is free and will be hosted by DMU Amnesty International Society and Leicester University Amnesty International @ De Montfort University, Room 3.03, Clephan Building, City Campus, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH. ...

Randstad CPE News - £30m medical centre mulled over by Leicester Uni - Leicester University are pondering the idea of replacing their old medical training centre with a new £30m complex, reports constructionenquirer.com. ...

Medical News Today - Bickering Couples Disrupt Infants' Sleep Patterns And Affect Child Development ... - The study was conducted by researchers at the Oregon Social Learning Center, University of Leicester, Cardiff University, University of Pittsburgh, University of California at Davis, The Pennsylvania State University, University of New Orleans, ...

BBC News - Human age - Dr Jan Zalasiewicz of the University of Leicester is one of the leading proponents of the Anthropocene theory. He told BBC News: "Simply put, our planet no longer functions in the way that it once did. Atmosphere, climate, oceans, ecosystems… they're ...

10 May 2011

The Guardian - David Willetts on back foot over extra university places for higher fees - Richard Taylor, director of corporate affairs at Leicester University, said that allowing wealthy British students to pay high fees for off-quota places threatened to create a two-tier system. "How you make an admissions process needs-blind is ...

Economic Times - Three Indian origin doctors in UK top 50 - Khunti, 49, who graduated from the University of Dundee in 1984, is a leading diabetes expert. He was a GP in Leicester for over 20 years, and is currently a professor of diabetes and cardiovascular medicine at the University of Leicester . ...

Daily News & Analysis - Animals tend to wander about randomly when searching for food: Study - However, scientists at Royal Holloway, University of London and the University of Leicester have been analysing video records of aphids, small sap-sucking insects to find out how they move and have discovered that they wander about randomly, ...

Loughborough News - Be beside the seaside at Wigston Library - Dr Lucy Faire of Leicester University will give a fascinating talk on local experiences of this national pastime on Thursday 19th May at Wigston Library. The talk, which takes place as part of Adult Learners Week, begins at 7pm and is free to attend, ...

Loughborough News - Servants and surfers at Charnwood Libraries - You can travel back to the days of pre-historic Britain with Leicester University lecturer Nick Cooper on Tuesday 17th May, as he gives a taster of the archaeology course he teaches. This takes place between 12 noon and 2pm and is free to attend, ...

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24dash - Annual lecture re-examines gender and intelligence - A highly controversial and scientific topic that has fascinated, excited and enraged people since the 19th century comes under discussion at the University of Leicester's annual Sluckin Lecture on Thursday 19th May. Professor Nicholas Mackintosh ...

Insider Media - University plans £30m doctor school - The University of Leicester has unveiled plans for a £30m training facility for doctors being taught in the city. The Medical Teaching Building will comprise teaching rooms and computer laboratories, and will become one of the most energy efficient ...

Builder and Engineer - Leicester Uni plans £30m medical teaching facility

Government Opportunities - Leicester plans for £30m medical centre

Public Sector Consutrction - Leicester Uni to build £30m medical teaching facility

09 May 2011

Leicester Mercury - A £30 million medical school could be built in Leicester to help the city ... - Dr Kevin Harris, medical director at Leicester's hospitals, said: "This can only be good news for us and our patients. "The University of Leicester's medical school is already one of the biggest and most prestigious in the country, attracting a high ...

PhysOrg.com - Variety is the spice of life for animal movement - Scientists at Royal Holloway, University of London and the University of Leicester have discovered animals searching for food do not stick to a complicated pattern of movement as previously thought but tend to wander about randomly. ...

Construction Enquirer - Leicester Uni unveils £30m medical school plan - Leicester University is planning to replace its older medical training centre with a £30m building. Plans for the project, which will be paid for by loans, ...

Medscape - Autism Prevalence Rates Higher Than Previously Thought -"To our knowledge, there is no published information on the epidemiology of autism spectrum disorder in adults," Traolach S. Brugha, MD, from the University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom, and colleagues write. In the current study, ...

BusinessDay - 'Nigerian executives will need to glob... - ... Institute of Directors East Midlands UK, Ernst& Young, Leicestershire Chambers of Commerce, Google, University of Cambridge, Microsoft, Manpower Inc, Cambridge University Press, University of Leicester, Deloitte, Policy Review TV, CSRWire USA, ... See all stories on this topic »

Dallas Art News - McKinney Avenue Contemporary Announces New Director, Lisa Hees - In addition to her studies at UT Arlington she studied for a semester at the University of Leicester in Leicester, England. Established in 1994, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for ...

Loughborough News - University of Leicester announces 30 million medical teaching facility - New doctors being trained in Leicester will learn in the latest state-of-the-art facilities being proposed by the University of Leicester. The £30 million Medical Teaching Building will house teaching rooms and computer laboratories in one of the most ...

www.e-architect.co.uk - Medical Teaching Facility : NMT Building Leicester

Building Design - Leicester University unveils medical building plans - The University of Leicester has unveiled plans for a new £30 million medical teaching building designed by Associated Architects. The facility will house teaching rooms and computer laboratories in what is intended to be one of the most ...

24dash - University of Leicester announces £30 million medical teaching facility - New doctors being trained in Leicester will learn in the latest state-of-the-art facilities being proposed by the University of Leicester. The £30 million Medical Teaching Building will house teaching rooms and computer laboratories in one of the most ...

24dash - How space technology started from child's play - In his free inaugural lecture on Tuesday, 17 May, Professor Michael Pont from the University of Leicester's Department of Engineering will describe how his theoretical University work has resulted in practical 'real-world' applications. ...

EconomyWatch.com - World Corruption Special Report - Dr Jon Moran, a reader in security in Leicester University's Department of Politics and International Relations, said we should not be surprised that war-torn states dominate the list. The recent histories of both Iraq and Afghanistan demonstrate the ...

MadeForMums - Autism epidemic dismissed by UK researchers - Nearly 1% of Britons older than 16 have autism, which means the adult rate is no higher than that seen among children in the UK, according to researchers from the University of Leicester. "It was surprising to all of us. If this study is correct, ...

08 May 2011

BBC News - University student spending fears rejected - It said 4.5% of the city's economic activity came from students, compared to 3.2% in Derby and 3.6% in Leicester. But the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce said quality universities would still be attractive. ...

Melton Today - Learn about the past at Melton Library - The university theme continues on Wednesday, May 18 when an archaeology lecturer from Leicester University will drop in to Melton Library to give a talk on Roman Leicester. Excavations expert Nick Cooper will be giving his free fascinating talk on our ...

06 May 2011

Zee News - Soon, a pill to keep stress at bay! - "Studies in mice revealed that upon feeling stressed, they stayed away from zones in a maze where they felt unsafe," said Robert Pawlak, from the University of Leicester who led the UK team. "These were open and illuminated spaces they avoid when they ...

24dash - Museums as Learning Environments/Gender Identity in Literature - The University of Leicester Graduate School celebrates the excellent work of PhD students with two free public lectures on Wednesday, 11 May. The Doctoral Inaugural Lectures showcase the work of PhD graduates who are both outstanding academically and ...

Cordis News - Scientists piece together stress puzzle - Led by the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, researchers shed new light on a long-standing mystery: why a minority of people experiencing traumatic events develop anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorder affects around 2 out of 10 people at ...

05 May 2011

Insider Media - Investment vital for business, says Templeman - "Nottingham Trent, Leicester and De Monfort are all forward-looking universities, there's no doubt. They are looking outwards in ways that universities have not done before." The director general also said he expected the next year to be a tough one .

MadeForMums - Autism epidemic dismissed by UK researchers - Nearly 1% of Britons older than 16 have autism, which means the adult rate is no higher than that seen among children in the UK, according to researchers from the University of Leicester. "It was surprising to all of us. If this study is correct, ...

Cordis News - Autism: more adults going undiagnosed - ... none of the cases we confirmed using rigorous diagnostic assessment methods in the community knew that they had the condition or had an official diagnosis,' explains Dr Traolach Brugha, lead author of the study from the University of Leicester. ...

GulfNews - Buildings that shock and awe - Next came the commission that put the pair on the map, Leicester University's Engineering Building. Then the History Faculty Building at Cambridge, over which James Gowan parted from Stirling — the first of many troubles to overwhelm that project. ...

The Independent - Thousands may have undiagnosed autism - Lead researcher Professor Traolach Brugha, from the University of Leicester, said: "It is very concerning that none of the cases we confirmed using rigorous diagnostic assessment methods in the community knew that they had the condition or had an ...

Bracknell News - Bowden eyes winning finish to debut London Irish season - The match against Leicester will be the last in Irish colours for Seilala Mapusua, who is leaving for Japan, Elvis Seveali'i, George Stowers (Ospreys), Ryan Lamb (Northampton), Chris Malone (Sydney University), Dan Murphy (Gloucester), Jamie Lennard, ...

MSN News UK - Space cutbacks could prove costly - This equipment is being built by the University of Leicester and would be a key component in the hunt for life on Mars. If ESA and NASA send a joint mission this instrument would remain part of the package, however this joining would mean streamlining ...

Times of India - Most adults don't know they suffer from autism - Researchers led by the University of Leicester conducted a community survey in England and made the discovery. According to Dr Traolach Brugha, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Leicester, "the research has already revealed that autism was ...

24dash - The Portrayal of Crime in Media - A free public lecture at the University of Leicester will analyse the representation of crime in the media and the impact it has on public's perception of crime issues. In his lecture on Wednesday, 11 May, Professor Peter King from the University's ...

This Is The Westcountry - Election 2011: South Somerset District Council candidates for Chard, Combe Ward - She was educated at Ilminster Girls' Grammar School and Wadham, before graduating from Leicester University, majoring in history. A passion for history was influential in Sara helping to set up Chard Museum in 1970, specifically with cataloguing and ...

04 May 2011

Doctors Lounge - Autism Prevalence in England Similar in Adults and Children - Traolach S. Brugha, MD, of the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, and colleagues weighted data from a national survey of psychiatric morbidity in 7461 adults to take account of study design and nonresponse and establish the epidemiology of ...

24dash - 'Most adults with autism go undiagnosed'- new findings - Not a single person identified with autism or asperger's syndrome during a community survey in England actually knew they had the condition, research led by the University of Leicester reveals. According to Dr Traolach Brugha, Professor of Psychiatry ...

24dash - Government and opposition: the agony and ecstasy - Lord William 'Willy' Bach, Labour Member of the House of Lords, is to speak at the next meeting of the University of Leicester's Haldane Society on Friday 20 th May at 6.30pm. Lord Bach, whose talk is entitled 'Government and Opposition: The Agony and ...

Loughborough News - Conference on Genocidal Intent - The British Academy has agreed to fund a conference on Genocidal Intent which will be hosted by the University of Leicester from 21 to 23 September 2011. The conference is organised by Dr Paul Behrens from the University's School of Law and Dr Olaf ...

Imperial College London - Imperial congratulates global graduates ready to tackle global challenges - Sir Liam began his career as a clinician, earning his doctorate in medicine from the University of Leicester and qualifying as a surgeon. He went on to specialise in public health and served for a decade at the Northern and Yorkshire Regional Health ...

Barchester Healthcare - Ten in 1000 have autism, scientists say - The study, led by scientists at the University of Leicester, found a prevalence of ASD in the general population as 9.8 per 1000. Authors said that it was not obvious as to whether the increased prevalence reflected case-finding changes or new causes. ...

ABC News - 'Autism Epidemic' Challenged by UK Study - "If the rate of autism is actually increasing rapidly, you'd expect rates to be much lower in older adults, but we didn't find that," says Dr. Traolach Brugha, lead author on the study and psychiatrist at the University of Leicester, ...

03 May 2011

Santa Rosa Press Democrat - Peter Amis Sutton-Smith - Born in Wallington, Surrey, England, he served in the British Army and graduated from Leicester University before embarking on a long and distinguished career in social work in England, Quebec and Pennsylvania. He married his wife, Barbara, ...

The Guardian - US debates release of Osama bin Laden pictures to quash doubts over death - As a prioritised task, the DNA analysis could be completed within six hours, said Mark Jobling, a geneticist at Leicester University where DNA fingerprinting was invented. The first step was to extract DNA from a swab of blood or saliva, ...

MedPage Today - Adult Autism Study Casts Doubt on Incidence Rise - However, rates in the new British study did not differ markedly by age, "suggesting that the causes of autism are temporally constant," wrote Traolach S. Brugha, MD, of the University of Leicester in England, and colleagues. ...

24dash - University of Leicester announces honorary degrees recipients - The University of Leicester has announced nine recipients for honorary degrees at its summer degree congregations. In addition to the South African Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, announced earlier, the University is honouring Air Chief ...

Mangalorean.com - Work-related burnout affects good lecturers the most - In the first systematic review of burnout among full-time non-medical teaching staff, University of Leicester researchers found that burnout was partly linked to exposure to large numbers of students, especially post-graduates. ...

Daily Mail - 'Autism epidemic' dismissed by new claim that thousands of adults go undiagnosed - However, today's children are more likely to be diagnosed, according to a study by the University of Leicester. Myth-busting: The number of children diagnosed with autism has risen tenfold in 30 years. But psychiatrists found the same proportion of ...

Insider Media - Leicester entrepreneurs to bag Santander cash - Banking giant Santander is offering students at the University of Leicester cash prizes to develop their entrepreneurial ideas. Santander's Awards for Entrepreneurship scheme will offer a combined total of £44000 to support the university's budding ...

The Guardian - High fees could bring cut in student places, Cable warns - The University of Leicester is the latest to announce £9000 fees. Photograph: Graham Turner/The Guardian The business secretary, Vince Cable, has warned universities against charging high prices, saying institutions that don't offer good value could ...

02 May 2011

Reuters - "Autism epidemic" challenged by UK research - "It was surprising to all of us," said Dr. Traolach Brugha, a psychiatrist at the University of Leicester, who worked on the study. "If this study is correct, it does put a big question mark over the autism epidemic." The new survey, which is published ...

Science Daily - Study Estimates Rate of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Adults in England - Traolach S. Brugha, MD (NUI), FRCPsych, from the University of Leicester in Leicester, England, and colleagues from other English colleges and the country's National Centre for Social Research, devised a multipart study. The first phase involved a ...

Space Fellowship - This Week On The Space Show - He also holds a Masters degree in physics with space sciences and technology obtained from the University of Leicester in 1999. From 1999 to 2002, Richard worked for the United Kingdom government, working on radar polarimetry. ...

Lurgan Today - Blood pressure device performs well - The study was carried out by researchers from the University of Leicester, the National Institute for Health Research, Gleneagles Medical Centre in Singapore and Healthstats International in Singapore. The study was financially supported by the ...

01 May 2011

Daily Mail - Is it payback time for pushy parents? - New research from Leicester and Leeds Universities suggests that, when it comes to academic success, parental involvement is four times more important than effort from the school and six times more important than effort from the child. ...

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