The effects of social media on young people and which of our beloved animals are facing extinction? – Reading in the news Thurs 14 June
Release Date 14 June 2018
Young people and social media: VC Sir David Bell spoke at the Girls' Day School Trust conference in London this week. BBC Online reported that Sir David spoke about the positive and negative influence social media can have on young people. The article is reproduced on Education News.
Mammals facing extinction: A new study has found that at least one in five British mammals is at high risk of extinction. Prof Mark Fellowes (Biological Sciences) was interviewed by Sky News on what the study tells us about our lack of knowledge of some of these animals. The interview was also featured on Heart Berkshire news bulletins.
Migrant crisis in Europe: Dr Ruvi Ziegler wrote a blog for The Conversation on how asylum seekers are becoming political pawns in a troubled European Union.
World Cup Fever: To celebrate the first day of the World Cup, BBC Radio Berkshire (approx. 1 hour 55 mins in, and throughout the show) sent a reporter to the University's International Study and Language Institute (ISLI) to see if she could pick up some handy Russian phrases ahead of the tournament. Attached is a picture of Maria Thurston from ISLI, with BBC reporter Bridgitte Tetteh.
- VC Sir David Bell has reviewed Lawrence Freedman's The Future of War: A History for Times Higher Education's ‘What are you reading?' section.
- Women's Health reports on six foods that are endangered because demand for the latest food trends is outstripping supply. The article features comment from Tim Wheeler, former professor of crop science at the University.
- Prof Stuart Green (SBE) wrote an opinion piece for Construction News on how scandal and politics within the industry have hardwired low-cost contracting into the sector, which is not always the best option.
- GetReading reports that a student was taken to hospital after being found unconscious at the RUSU Summer Ball. A statement from the University confirmed that she has now been released from hospital. The National Student also reported on this story.
- The Oxford Mail looks back to 1967 when the University worked with physicists at the Clarendon Laboratory to help satellites provide accurate weather forecasts up to two weeks ahead.
- HortNews features a story on improving resistance to bacterial infections in horticultural crops - the article references research by the University on bacterial canker, a disease caused by the bacteria Pseudomonas syringae.
- Kevin Mortimer, Infrastructure Services Manager at the University, is quoted in an announcement from technology company, Rubrik, on the latest version of its Cloud Data Management platform. The announcement is picked up in Backup Review and several other US websites.
- Prof Rosa Freedman (Law) is quoted in this Albawaba article on United Nations workers sexually exploiting vulnerable people.