Why Mexico isn't as dangerous as it looks, and Happy Birthday spiral graph - Reading in the news Fri 12 May
Release Date 12 May 2017
Here is today's round-up of media coverage featuring the University of Reading.
Mexico crime rates: Dr Tom Long (Politics and International Relations) spoke to the Guardian about a report by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) that stated Mexico was the second deadliest country after Syria, according to death toll in 2016. Dr Long’s comments also appear in articles in Global Times, Business Insider and Times Union.
Chomsky visit: The Guardian has run its interview with Noam Chomsky, arranged during his visit to the University of Reading on Wednesday about the future of the Labour party. Find out how to follow Chomsky’s final lecture at the University today in our news story.
Spiral graph birthday: Renew Economy and Climate Central run stories on the fact it is one year since Dr Ed Hawkins’ (Meteorology) global temperature spiral graph hit the headlines as it was used in the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games in 2016. Dr Hawkins has updated the graph to show data for 2017, which is getting attention on social media.
Controversial drama: Comments by Professor Kate Williams (History) on how seriously we should take the themes explored in this week’s BBC Two drama King Charles III are featured in a Long Room article.
Labour manifesto leak: Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics and International Relations) gave his thoughts to BBC Radio Berkshire (37 mins 18 secs) on the leak of the Labour party manifesto ahead of June’s General Election.
- Two eco-friendly food products created by University of Reading students (Food and Nutritional Sciences) have been shortlisted in the Ecotrophelia UK competition, reports Ingredients Network.
- Tradeline reports the University’s plans for its new £50m Health and Life Sciences Building. Read our news story.
- International coverage of a study led by University of Reading (Food and Nutritional Sciences) showing dairy products do not increase heart disease risk continues in Tech Times, MSN and Kashmir Monitor. Read our news story here.
- Worldwide coverage of a rare example of printing by William Caxton being found in the University’s Special Collections archive continues with an article on MentalFloss.com. Read our news story here.
- Research by Dr Paul Williams (Meteorology) showing severe aircraft turbulence will increase due to climate change is covered by the Curacao Chronicle. Read our news story here.
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