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Robot trousers and Rome model - Reading in the news Thu 20 Sep

Release Date 20 September 2018

Professor Matthew Nicholls' model of ancient Rome helped earn him a place on the Times Higher Awards shortlilst

Mosquito microplastics: A study by Prof Amanda Callaghan (Biological Sciences) published yesterday, showing how plastic pollution could be entering the food chain via mosquitos, is reported widely in global media, including BBC News, around 40 regional BBC radio stations, Daily Mail, Irish Independent, USA Today (and around 60 US affiliates), Scientific American, The Nation (Pakistan), Quotidiano (Italy), Technology Networks, Yahoo News (UK), Yahoo News (China), and news agencies UPI and AFP.  Read our news story here.

Teaching award: Professor Matthew Nicholls (Classics) is interviewed by BBC Radio Berkshire (2:42 in) about his nomination for a Times Higher Education Award, and his role in creating Digital Rome. Read our story here.

Smarty pants: A blog first written by Dr Ionnis Zoulias (Biomedical Engineering) for The Conversation, about new high-tech trousers that could help people with spinal injuries to walk, is re-published by The Independent.

Art in Reading: The latest season of events in the Reading International arts programme is announced in Arts & Education. Find out more from the Reading International website.

Other coverage

  • The Financial Times publishes the winning article from their annual essay writing competition, part-sponsored and judged by Henley Business School.
  • Medical Brief (South Africa) features a story highlighting work by Prof Ian Givens (Institute of Food, Nutrition & Health) on links between dairy consumption and reduced mortality.
  • A study co-authored by Professor Tom Oliver (Biological Sciences), gets further coverage in Press Release Point. Read our news story here.
  • Prof Brian Scott-Quinn (ICMA Centre) comments on a Bloomberg article about changes to the bond trading market.
  • The bar in Park House has been listed as one of the best pubs in Reading, and has been included in the national Good Beer Guide 2019, reports Get Reading.

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