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University of Leicester in the Media - September 2011

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

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19 September 2011

New Scientist - Ashes from massacred planets hide black holes - But they might have trouble holding onto them, says a team led by Sergei Nayakshin at the University of Leicester, UK. That is because the stars are crowded ...

24dash - 'Faith and Politics' - by Ann Widdecombe - Former Employment and Home Office Minster Ann Widdecombe is to discuss Faith and Politics at a free public lecture at the University of Leicester on 26 ...

24dash - Leicester Conference on Genocidal Intent - An international conference on Genocidal Intent will be hosted by the University of Leicester on 21 – 23 September 2011. Genocidal intent – the intent to ...

18 September 2011

Space Ref - Rocky Planets Could Have Been Born as Gas Giants - But last summer, Sergei Nayakshin of the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom proposed a new theory for planetary formation. ...

The Guardian - Another view on the new Feist album Metals - That's how you get erosion. • Daniel Smith is a geology lecturer at the University of Leicester. Metals is out on 3 October. Feist.

io9 - Why Earth might have started out as a gas giant - But now Seung-Hoon Cha and Sergei Nayakshin of the UK's University of Leicester have come up with a rather intriguing complication for the longstanding core ...

17 September 2011

Calgary Herald - Faith calendar - ... sponsored by the Chair of Christian Thought, University of Calgary, will be presenting professor Gordon Campbell, Leicester University (UK), on Sept. ...

Azom.com - University of Leicester Researches on Effects of Volcanic Ash on ... - A new study at the University of Leicester is utilizing a new technology to research the effects of volcanic ash on airplanes that fly ...

Calgary Herald - King James Bible and its language subject of lectures - Gordon Campbell, a professor of Renaissance studies at the University of Leicester, is here as part of the Bentall Lectures in Christian Theology with the ...

16 September 2011

Science AAAS - Earth's Ultimate Destruction—And Possible Reincarnation - According to astrophysicist Boris Gänsicke of the University of Warwick in Coventry in ... Jay Farihi of the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. ...

Daily Mail - England riots: Children took part because they 'feel pressured to ... - According to the report by Dr Jane Pilcher of the University of Leicester, labels that were targeted by rioters in the recent unrest may now be 'tainted. ...

Wavestore - Linking POS and video surveillance reduces retail shrinkage by 35 ... - Back in 1999 research conducted by the Scarman Centre for the Study of Public Order at the University of Leicester showed that within six months of the ...

Times of India - What drives kids to celebrity culture - Dr Jane Pilcher, a sociologist at the University of Leicester, has based her study on the influence of fashion on youngsters between the ages of five and ...

Loughborough News - Comprehensive School Education - Policy Mistake, Lost Ideal or ... - A debate on the legacy and future of comprehensive school education is to be held in London by the University of Leicester. Comprehensive School Education ...

PhysOrg.com - Rocky planets could have been born as gas giants - But last summer, Sergei Nayakshin of the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom proposed a new theory for planetary formation. ...

Bizcommunity.com - Retailers need to sense a brand revolution - Researchers at the University of Leicester concluded that customers were three to four times more likely to select a bottle of wine that they associated ...

Leicester Mercury - Meadows could be used to showcase sculptures - "Leicester University's Botanic Garden already features outdoor sculptures from summer through to mid-autumn each year and is fantastic. ...

The Guardian - Engaging graduates in alumni: the role of alumni in employability - Photograph: Jochen Sand/Getty Images Recently I was at the Mandarin Hotel for the University of Leicester's summer evening reception for alumni in London. ...

15 September 2011

24dash - Childhood and the driving force of fashion - Not necessarily, according to Dr Jane Pilcher, a sociologist at the University of Leicester, whose research findings on children and fashion were recently ...

Loughborough News - When eco-friendly means eco-bling - Dr Jenny Pickerill, of the Department of Geography, University of Leicester, said: “We are obsessed with using solar panels and wind turbines to make our ...

Loughborough News - Digital view into Leicesters rich industrial heritage - A glimpse into Leicester's rich industrial heritage using digital sources will be provided at a University of Leicester conference on Saturday 17 September. ...

Loughborough News - Captivated by critters researchers find humans are wired to ... - In fact, researchers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), UCLA and University of Leicester report that neurons throughout the amygdala—a ...

14 September 2011

24dash - Volcanic ash and aircraft safety - Research at the University of Leicester is using pioneering technology to study volcanic ash so that better advice will be available to the aircraft ...

Zawya - Prime International Investments Group Limited ("Prime" or the ... - He holds a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from Liverpool University and a Masters in Business Administration (International Marketing) from Leicester ...

San Diego Metropolitan - Lyceum Theatre Gallery hosts Art of Photography Show - ... degree in the history of art from the University of Glasgow and her master's degree in museum studies from the University of Leicester, England. ...

Times Higher Education - Post-1992 campuses 'to be hit hardest by fees rise' - The study at the University of Leicester indicates that higher fees produce a "flight to quality" that will put particular pressure on post-1992 ...

Leicester Mercury - Drivers flout one-way restriction - The road is expected to get even busier in the next few weeks when thousands of students start the new term at the University of Leicester. ...

Rutland and Stamford Mercury - New head at the helm of Stamford School - Following a MBA at Leicester University, Mr Phelan went on to Abingdon School in Oxfordshire for three years, where he became head of sixth form. ...

13 September 2011

Zenopa - Novo Nordisk study highlights benefits of Victoza - Professor Melanie Davies, professor of diabetes medicine at the University of Leicester, said: "Patient satisfaction is becoming an increasingly more ...

AZoCleantech - Symposium on the Industrial Legacy of Leicester - Centre for Urban History and David Wilson Library at the University of Leicester have announced the arranging of a one-day symposium titled, ...

DeHavilland - MPs debate Careers Service (Young People) - For a growing number, university is quite simply no longer seen as a ..... Will he agree to look at some of the good work that Leicester Connexions has done ...

TheHeart.Org - New gene studies "huge step forward" in understanding hypertension - Dr Martin Tobin (University of Leicester, UK) who was involved in both studies, told heartwire: "These are by far the largest studies of their kind ever ...

CoolAvenues - Studying Abroad? Have fun while your learn! - Edinburgh, Cardiff, Glasgow, Belfast, Birmingham, Leicester, Liverpool, Oxford, ... On top of this, every university has hundreds of clubs and societies ...

PharmiWeb.com - New Data Demonstrates an Improvement in Overall Patient ... - Commenting on the results, Professor Melanie Davies, Professor of Diabetes Medicine, University of Leicester, said: “Patient satisfaction is becoming an ...

12 September 2011

Loughborough News - £10000 cash injection for heart appeal - A cheque for £10501 has been presented to the University of Leicester in support of an appeal for a state-of-the-art heart research centre at Glenfield ...

Loughborough News - A win-win partnership for museum training & research - The School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester is about to add another strand to its unique partnership with the Collections Trust, ...

Loughborough News - Leading philosophers to debate marriage, justice and blame - Leading philosophers from across Europe are converging on the University of Leicester to debate marriage, justice and blame. The Analytic Legal & Political ...

Loughborough News - The next 50 years of space research - The University of Leicester is continuing its celebration of 50 years of internationally renowned Space research with a symposium looking ahead to the next ...

Loughborough News - Discovery of blood pressure genes could help prevent ... - Researchers from the University of Leicester have co-led international research that represents a major advance in our understanding the causes of high ...

Loughborough News - New research tackles food poisoning - Scientists from the University of Leicester and University of Nottingham are to investigate the health risk posed by undercooked chickens with a view to ...

Loughborough News - European education experts at University of Leicester to develop ... - The University of Leicester is hosting a major European workshop on innovative approaches to cross curricular mathematics and science teaching. ...

Imperial College London - Discovery of blood pressure genes could help prevent heart disease - The new study published in Nature Genetics, led by scientists from Imperial College London, the University of Leicester and Erasmus University Medical ...

Ceylon Daily News - Maintain high standards - New AG - 'Eva' to her dear and near ones, the New Attorney General has a Master's Degree in Law from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom.

Medical News Today - 16 New Gene Regions That Impact On Blood Pressure Discovered - Louise Wain and Martin Tobin from the University of Leicester, and Paul Elliott from Imperial College London, wrote about gene regions identified which ...

Colombo Page - Sri Lanka's first female Attorney General takes oaths - Wanasundara, a graduate of University of Leicester Law School, was also reportedly the first woman Senior State Counsel, first woman Deputy Solicitor ...

Walrus Magazine - Guess Who's for Dinner - An instructor at the University of Leicester in England, with a master's degree in medical anthropology and a doctorate in creative writing, Whitehead has ...

Coventry Telegraph - Warwick University tops Midlands league table - The Sunday Times puts Loughborough second in the Midlands, Nottingham third, Birmingham fourth and Leicester fifth. Aston University is top in the Midlands ...

CisionWire - James' great race to beat breast cancer - James, who has just graduated from the University of Leicester, is aiming to raise £400 or more for Campaign and is already well on his way to reaching his ...

The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka - Eva Sri Lanka's First Woman Attorney-General - ... Additional Solicitor General and the first woman Solicitor General. She is a master degree holder of Law of the University of Leicester United Kingdom.

11 September 2011

The Morton Report - This Day in Music, September 11: Jack and Diane - 2006: A study from the University of Leicester found that more than a quarter of classical music fans had tried cannabis. Researchers were trying to find ...

10 September 2011

Calgary Herald - Faith calendar - ... sponsored by the Chair of Christian Thought, University of Calgary, will be presenting professor Gordon Campbell, Leicester University (UK) on Sept, ...

Saffron Walden Reporter - Student embarks on charity trek...to Aberdeen - Mike, a second year geology student at Leicester University, will then spend a week on his own, before meeting up with other friends for the final leg of ...

09 September 2011

EurekAlert - Captivated by critters: Caltech and UCLA researchers find humans ... - Rodrigo Quian Quiroga and Matias Ison from the University of Leicester also contributed to the study. The research was supported by the European Commission, ...

istockAnalyst.com - PRIME INVESTMENTS INTERNATIONAL GROUP LIMITED - Appointment of New ... - He holds a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from Liverpool University and a Masters in Business Administration (International Marketing) from Leicester ...

Times Educational Supplement - What's the big idea? - ... independent schools and two local universities, Loughborough and Leicester. ... “This could include lectures at university delivered by our teachers. ...

Attractions Management - Museum research scholarship to launch - A scholarship to support doctoral study into digital heritage and collections management is to be launched by the University of Leicester ...

HealthCanal.com - Tackling the most common food poisoning - The University of Nottingham will also work with the University of Leicester to aid the development of effective vaccines to protect both animals and humans ...

SmartPlanet.com - Noninvasive Diagnostics: Space science makes Star Trek's Sickbay a ... - The University of Leicester in the UK has developed a hi tech £1 million (about $1.6m) medical suite to ...

Mashable - 8 Star Trek Gadgets That Are No Longer Fiction - Dr. McCoy's medical diagnostic bed inspired a team of scientists at the University of Leicester to create a sickbay that observes patients for early signs ...

08 September 2011

Leicester Mercury - Senior League cricket: Bharat land Loros Cup t20 tournament - University of Leicester Staff beat Leicester Caribbeans by four wickets in the other semi-final. Taral Naik (68) and Yakub Master (32) guided University ...

Culture24 - Sir David Attenborough launches Dinosaur Gallery at Leicester's ... - According to Dr Mark Purnell, the University of Leicester Palaeontologist, these “bizarre” fossils were either early relatives of existing animals or ...

Tucson Weekly - The United Federation of Planets is Near! - ... debuting at the Leicester Royal Infirmary's accident and emergency department. ... says professor Mark Sims, a University of Leicester space scientist. ...

07 September 2011

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The Independent - Politics and International Studies - Oxford, Cambridge and Sheffield, the Complete University Guide 2012 says. Students were most satisfied with their courses at St. Andrews, Leicester and ...

Evening Standard - City Spy: Bankers are clapped and cheered - shock! - Well - not that they were desperate to sign up just anybody - they are all professors of Economics at the University of Leicester. Does anyone in Leicester ...

Accountancy Age - Economists attack 50p tax rate - ... professor of economics at City University London, and professors from Cardiff, Leicester, Warwick and Glasgow universities among others. ...

06 September 2011

Asian Correspondent - Study UK roundtable - How do you go about marketing your university to international students? .... Swansea is engaging with Southampton, Leicester and Brunel Universities in ...

Leicester Mercury - Leicester secures £8.3m European cash to boost businesses - He said: "The University of Leicester and De Montfort University have been looking at ways of supporting businesses in the future and, if we feel that's ...

ElectronicsWeekly.com - £0.5m to develop UK space instruments - The CEOI is led by Astrium, in partnership with the University of Leicester, Science and Technology Facilities Council / Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and ...

05 September 2011

This is Somerset - Bright future ahead - Rosie, 18, was awarded two A* and a B to read biochemistry at Leicester University. She said: "It took lots of revision but my teachers are amazing. ...

defpro - DSEi 2011 focuses on meeting the humanitarian challenge - Developed in collaboration with the University of Leicester, Exolab enables repeatable, rapid, low cost preparation of solid or liquid samples for complex ...

04 September 2011

IBTimes - Materials for energy efficient vehicles to be developed‎ - The Engineering Materials Integration Centre has been introduced by the University of Leicester in a hope to address technology and material related ...

Sunday Observer - Shanthi Eva Wanasundera scales great heights‎ - She holds a Masters degree in Law of the University of Leicester, United Kingdom. She mastered Trade Law for her LLM degree. Being a professional and senior ...

03 September 2011

TopNews Arab Emirates - Latest Technology: Diagnose Without Tests‎ - As told by Professor Mark Sims, a scientist at Leicester University space who helped Tim Coats during the project: “What we are doing is a high-tech version ...

Norfolk Eastern Daily Press - New study to shed light on Norfolk's marsh harriers‎ - Data from the resulting film is being analysed by students at Leicester University but little is known about the birds' movements once they leave the nest. ...

Loughborough News - University of Leicester scientists deploy space-age technologies ...‎ - University of Leicester researchers from space research, emergency medicine and Chemistry, worked with colleagues in Cardiovascular Sciences, Infection, ...

02 September 2011

IBTimes Canada - AD Classics: Florey Building / James Stirling‎ - ... of “The Red Trilogy” (the Leicester Engineering Faculty building and the ... All three of Stirling's university buildings were designed in the decade ...

Associated Content - British Researchers Develop 'Star Trek'-Style Diagnostic Bed‎ - The diagnostic bed is the result of work by Professor Mark Sims, a Leicester University space scientist and Tim Coats, a professor of emergency medicine. ...

Independent Online - The space-age sickbay‎ - Professor Mark Sims, the Leicester University space scientist who led the project alongside Tim Coats, a professor of emergency medicine, said: “In the old ...

Wausau Daily Herald - Food allergies isolate kids‎ - ... is really a very difficult set of experiences," said senior study author Mary Dixon-Woods, a professor of medical sociology at University of Leicester. ...

CrazyEngineers VoiCE - Holographic Microscope Detects Bacteria‎ - Dr Karl Ryder of Leicester University's Advanced Microscopy Centre explained, ”Transmission mode is great for looking at optically transparent things like ...

01 September 2011

Eureka - Star Trek inspired detection unit offers test free diagnosis‎ - "Diagnosis in emergency care is putting together a jigsaw of information to create a picture that gives you the diagnosis," said University of Leicester ...

RedOrbit - Portable Microscope Detects Bacteria Using Holograms‎ - Dr. Karl Ryder of Leicester University's Advanced Microscopy Center told BBC News, “Transmission mode is great for looking at optically transparent things ...

NewsPoint Africa - Star Trek Technology Now a Reality‎ - This technology located by the researchers of Leicester University will be operated by the Accident and Emergency department of new Leicester Diagnostics ...

The Engineer - Hospital installs tricorder-like health-analysis facility‎ - The equipment, developed by researchers from Leicester University, uses an array of advanced technology that draws from space and pollution research to ...

TG Daily - 'Star-Trek' sick bay detects diseases‎ - ... debuting at the Leicester Royal Infirmary's accident and emergency department. ... says professor Mark Sims, a University of Leicester space scientist. ...

BioScholar News - Now, space-age sickbay to detect diseases without any tests!‎ - ... Professor Mark Sims, the Leicester University space scientist who led the project alongside Tim Coats, a professor of emergency medicine, as saying. ...

Spectator.co.uk - Right to reply: The impact of immigration on the labour market‎ - And generally what it finds is some version of this: This chart (taken from my own research, with Sara Lemos at the University of Leicester) shows that ...

Newstoday.co.uk - Leicester Hospital NASA bed detects cancer‎ - Professor Mark Sims, a space scientist from the University of Leicester who led the project, said: “Ultimately in the longer term we would aim to work ...

TIME - A Laser Microscope that Detects E. Coli and Creates Holograms?‎ - Then you use one of these beams to illuminate your sample," Dr. Karl Ryder of Leicester University's Advanced Microscopy Center told BBC News. ...

BBC News - Leicester Royal Infirmary to open £1m 'Star Trek sick bay'‎ - Leicester University has developed a £1m "Star Trek-style" medical suite to diagnose hospital patients. Leicester Royal Infirmary hopes to use the "sick ...

Huffington Post UK - Leicester University Students Unveil Futuristic Star-Trek Style ...‎ - Students at Leicester University teamed up with researchers from emergency medicine, physics and astronomy, engineering, IT services - among others - to ...

Coventry Telegraph - Star Trek technology used to detect disease, could lead to real-life tricorders - A new hi-tech disease detection facility, created by the University of Leicester, uses technology that could eventually create devices akin to Star Trek's ... Coventry Telegraph (blog)

ITV Orihuela RFC training starts this week‎ Rundtownnews.co.uk - 3 days ago ... shirts from Leicester Tigers and London Irish from this season's squad. ... at the Miguel Hernandez University starting Tuesday 30th August with the ...

BBC News - Hologram microscope spots E.coli‎ - "Transmission mode is great for looking at optically transparent things like cells or very thin slices," explained Dr Karl Ryder of Leicester University's ...

SKNVibes.com - Talibah Byron responds to the Call‎ - Talibah Byron is a product of the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College, St. Kitts, University of Leicester, UK, and the Norman Manley Law School, Jamaica. ...

LabnewsOnline - The science of violence‎ - However, a team from the University of Leicester has developed a way of measuring how much force is used during a stabbing with a broken bottle, ...

Emirates 24/7 - Space-age sickbay's test-free diagnoses‎ - The University of Leicester researchers have surrounded a normal hospital bed ... Professor Mark Sims, the Leicester University space scientist who led the ...

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