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Smart Grass, should Russia be readmitted to the G group, and why the Shakespeare Rose Theatre has the wrong name: Reading in the News - 11 June

Release Date 11 June 2018

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Smart Grass: BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today visited the University of Reading CEDAR farm to talk about the DiverseForages project, to find the best quality forage for cows that reduces the need for fertilisers. Dr Anna Thomson and Prof Chris Reynolds spoke about the work there.

Trump: Dr Mark Shanahan spoke to RT News following a tumultuous G7 summit in which the US President called for Russia to be readmitted into the group.                                                             

Rose Theatre: An article in the Telegraph about a new playhouse in York, Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, quotes Professor Grace Ioppolo (English) on the inaccuracy of naming the Rose Theatre after the Bard.


Other coverage

  • Reading Chronicle report on the latest QS World Rankings which saw UoR rank in the top 200 for the fourth time in succession. Read our news story here.
  • The second Wolfenden Lecture given by Peter Tatchell, and the celebration of the Marvellous Mums project appear in the Reading Chronicle’s print edition.
  • Kate Clanchy (English Lit) has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, reports GetReading. Read our news story here.
  • Times Educational Supplement (subscriber only) spoke to the Programme Lead of Creative Multilingualism, a project including academics from UoR responding to ‘the Modern Foreign Languages crisis.’
  • BBC Berkshire (approx. 1hr 56mins in) spoke to Prof Jane Setter (English) about feeling English – and how accents may affect how we understand our Englishness.
  • An article for looks at the creation of a communications agency by Henley Africa MBA student Monalisa Zwambila.
  • Further coverage of research carried out by scientists at the University of Reading and NIAB EMR into how trees and crops are affected by disease, in SeedQuest.
  • World WNG report on a case heard in the European Courts of Justice between gay rights activist Adrian Coman and Romania. Dr Alina Tryfonidou’s (Law) piece for the Conversation is quoted.
  • A series for Star24 on gluten – looking at non-coeliac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) – notes research at UoR looking at whether genetic variation has resulted in an increase in NCGS. Also in the Straits Times.
  • Dr Nafis Alam (Henley Business School Malaysia) spoke to Sputnik Radio about oil production by Saudi Arabia.
  • The Wire India reproduce an article by Dr David Miller (PCLS) from The Conversation on swearing and bilingualism.
  • Dr Tara Pirie (SBS) is quoted in an article for GetReading about a reported sighting of a Puma on a building site in Shinfield.
  • The National Herald report on a new book by an MA Diplomacy graduate, Dr Athanasios Grammenos on relations between the US and Greece.
  • Typography graduate and typeface designer Tanya George spoke to The Hindu about signage around Mumbai.
  • EdTechReview looks at products and programmes “shaping” the UK’s Education technology sector, including MOOC platform FutureLearn which the article notes that UoR has used for a variety of courses.

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