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Neuroscience, pharmacies and the future of the English language: Reading in the news – Mon 21 Nov – University of Reading

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Neuroscience, pharmacies and the future of the English language: Reading in the news – Mon 21 Nov

Release Date 21 November 2016

Media coverage

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

Neuroscience: Dr Kou Murayama (Psychology) was presented with the 2016 Transforming Education Through Neuroscience Award at the Learning & the Brain educational conference in Boston (USA), reports Bio Portfolio.

Salmonella: Dr Kimon-Karatzas (Food and Nutritional Sciences) comments on a study suggesting that bags of prepared salad sold in supermarkets can breed salmonella. His comments appear at The Sun and further regional titles.

Climate change:

  • In the International Business Times, Dr Chuks Okereke (Geography & Environmental Science) discusses the similarities in climate diplomacy during the 1970s and the modern day.
  • A climate change graphic by Dr Ed Hawkins (Meteorology) is included in WOW’s ‘six graphics to show your climate-denying uncle this Thanksgiving’.

Visa controls: References to the intake of foreign students at Henley Business School are made in the Financial Times, in a story on visa controls affecting business schools.  

Trump appointments: Dr Ted Malloch, Professor of Strategic Leadership and Governance at Henley Business School, is interviewed by Brexit Central on his mooted appointment to Donald Trump’s administration.  

English language: Prof Jane Setter (English Languages and Applied Linguistics) spoke to Audible Range about the future of the English language.

Pharmacies: BBC Berkshire speaks to Caroline Parkhurst (Pharmacy Practice) on pharmacies being the first port of call for minor medical issues over the festive period.

Refugees learning English: The Cambridge Network covers Dr Tony Captsick’s (English Language and Applied Linguistics) recent discussion on the ‘Language for resilience’ report which touches on how technology can help refugees learn English.

Other topics

  • Weeds: Farming UK says that agriculture experts at Reading are developing cutting edge herbicide ejectors to fight weed growth in row crops.
  • Medicine: Helen Gordon, Chair of the Alumni Relationship and Development Advisory Board at Henley Business School, has been appointed Chief Executive of The Royal Society of Medicine, reports Public Now.
  • Robots: Visiting Professor Kevin Warwick’s adventures in robotics are referenced in material around a new Queensland University of Technology online course about robots. Coverage appears on the FutureLearn blog.
  • Oman Day: Reading FC goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi was joined by compatriots at the University in celebrating Oman Day, reports The Reading Chronicle.
  • Dementia: Reading research on champagne boosting the fight against the onset of dementia is mentioned at Belfast Live.
  • Calendars: The Sun includes the University’s quidditch team ‘nude’ charity calendar in their ‘seven strangest 2017 naked calendars’ list. 




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