Neuroscience, pharmacies and the future of the English language: Reading in the news – Mon 21 Nov
Release Date 21 November 2016
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.
- 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.
- 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.