Reading in the news - Thu 21 Apr
21 April 2022
Climate ambassadors: A new scheme offering crash courses in climate change for teachers; helping schools, colleges and nurseries transition to net zero; and supporting them in making their buildings resilient to extreme weather has been launched by the University of Reading and STEM Learning. Read more about the new scheme at:
#PlanetPartners: working with global partners to protect the environment
- Professor Tom Oliver (Biological Sciences) is quoted by CNN, France 24, Macau Business, Dawn, Foreign Affairs, The Economic Times, RFI, Local News 8, CTV News, ABC 7, ABC 17 News, WRAL, News 7 Boston, News Channel 3, News Channel 21, The Limited Times, Space Daily, and others on the unknown tipping point of insect ecosystems.
- PhD researcher Chris Wyver was interviewed by BBC Radio Somerset on the University's citizen science FruitWatch project, which aims to determine if climate change is causing fruit tree blooming to fall out of sync with pollinator activity. BBC Radio Gloucester and Punk T4 also reported.
- Drapers Online reports on the University's partnership with bespoke womenswear brand, Tammam to deliver Professor EdHawkins's (Meteorology) climate stripe design to a fashion audience.
- Capsule Computers mentions Reading's contribution to the development of a new FarmingSimulator game. Read our news story.
COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic
- Dr Al Edwards (Pharmacy) is quoted by Hersfelder Zeitung and HNA on the development of a universal vaccine that boosts T-cell immunity.
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) is quoted by Six Degrees Network on what living with Covid can mean.
#UniForReading:reaffirming our role as a civic university
- A podcast by Radius discussed a non-profit Henley Business School Initiative, Pathways to Property, which aims to widen access to the real estate profession by raising awareness of the careers available within the industry.
- Insider, Business Insider, Yahoo!, and Women's Weekly mention research conducted by Professor Ciara McCabe (Psychology) on hobbies and their positive effect on mental health.
- Med Gadget and Medical Dialogues report on Reading's leading research on the capability of smartphone tech to be used as accurate at-home testing kits for illnesses including Dengue Fever
- Techpoint Africa and Nairametrics report on Henley Business School Africa's partnership with Semicolon Africa to execute the Nexus Project, funded by the British Council, which aims to train and support entrepreneurs and their business ideas.