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Reading in the news - Thursday 7 July – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Thursday 7 July

Release Date 07 July 2016

Making news in the media

Here’s Thursday’s summary of media coverage for the University of Reading.

Graduations: Article on the University of Reading’s graduations taking place this week, including comments from Vice-Chancellor Sir David Bell, in GetReading. See our release here, and stories about honorary graduates Dame Helen Ghosh and Sir David Eastwood.

Bones: Palaeontologist Dr Manabu Sakamoto (Biological Sciences) interviewed by comedian Jon Holmes on his Talk Radio lunchtime show about bone development in children.

Planning: Dr Jim Leary (Archaeology) comments on a housing planning issue in Hampshire, scheduled for development on a archaeological site, on BBC Radio Berks.


Other topics:

· Virtual Reality: Article on how VR is shaping the future of gaming, which mentions an event at the British Museum attended by VR experts from UoR.

· GM Crops: Prof Jim Dunwell (Agriculture) comments on GM crops to South Korean radio, TBS eFM.

· Car autopilot death: Prof William Harwin (Engineering) comments on US car crash believed to have been caused by autopilot technology, in Young Herald, Abruzzo and other titles.

· Ancient Brazilian homes: Story about research into home improvements made by ancient inhabitants of the southern Brazilian highlands, which included UoR academics, in

· European University Games: UoR student Sam Twine has been selected to represent GB in rowing at the forthcoming games held in Zagreb.

· Novel: Interview with Prof Patrick Flanery (English) about his new novel I Am No One, in Books Live.

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