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US under pressure over Afghanistan - Reading in the news Thu 1 Feb

Release Date 01 February 2018

Dr Dina Rezk appeared on Russia Today to talk about the US presence in Afghanistan

Here’s today’s round-up of media coverage.


US and Aghanistan: Dr Dina Rezk (History) spoke live on Russia Today about the reports the US is not disclosing how much of Afghanistan is under Taliban control. A transcript of the interview also features in an article on

Interview hacks: Metro quotes Graham Philpott (Henley Business School) in a feature on interview tips.

Alzheimer’s blood test: Dr Mark Dallas (Pharmacy) was quoted in an article on Mail Online, Reuters, Today Online and Times of India on a new blood test that researchers claim can signal whether someone will develop Alzheimer’s disease.

Other coverage


  • iNews features a public event on violence and women's suffrage, taking place at the National Army Museum this month and involving Dr Jacqui Turner (History), in a round-up of events taking place to mark the centenary of women's suffrage.
  • Get Reading features the university’s International Cocoa Quarantine Centre in a ‘10 facts about Reading’ feature
  • Reading Chronicle reports on Reading’s triple nomination in the Current Archaeology Awards 2018. Read our news story.
  • Emeritus Professor Brian Scott-Quinn (Henley Business School) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire (1 hr 26 mins 50 secs) about lessons that can be learnt from the recent collapse of construction services company Carillion.
  • Computer World UK features a FutureLearn course – Managing People: Engaging Your Workforce – run by the University of Reading in its summary of Best Online Management Courses 2018
  • Packaging industry website AIPIA reports on the partnership between Coca-Cola and the University of Reading to cut down on plastic bottle waste by introducing refillable bottles and drinks dispensing machines. Read our story.
  • Research carried out at Reading that suggests drinking champagne could improve memory features on Penobscot Bay Pilot in the US



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