Reading in the news - Thu 27 Jan
27 January 2022
COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) was interviewed by BBC South Today and BBC Radio London on what living in a world with Covid means as the UK eases all Covid restrictions; and answered listeners’ questions on BBC Radio Berkshire.
- Professor James Reade (Economics) is quoted by Yahoo!, Tribune, Japan Times, IOL and others on the consequences of Covid on the performance of athletes.
#PlanetPartners: working with global partners to protect the environment
- Professor Anne Verhoef (Geography) is quoted by the BBC on the use of liquid clay treatment to address Dubai's desertification.
- Dr Robbie Girling and Dr James Ryalls (Agriculture) are quoted by The Icon and Smithsonian Magazine on research that revealed the effects of pollution on pollinators' ability to smell crops and wildflowers. Read our news story.
- Professor Andrew Wade (Geography) spoke to Voice of Islam Radio Station (approx. 29 minutes in) about water pollution in the UK’s lakes and rivers.
- Anne-Marie Henderson (Director of Student Success and Engagement) and students from the University were interviewed by ITV News on an exhibition they led on racial equality on campus. Read our news story.
- Professor Ian Givens (IFNH/Agriculture) is quoted by The Telegraph on mineral deficiencies from vegetarian and vegan diets.
- Yahoo!, PR Newswire, 69 News, Finanzen.net and others listed Reading as part of a report on the usefulness of medical microneedle diagnostic devices.
- Dr Gunter Kuhnle (Food) is quoted by Medscape on a study that found a link between the consumption of berries and red wine to lower mortality in Parkinson's disease.
- Reading is mentioned by Research Professional News as among one of the eighteen universities that have yet to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Associations' working definition of antisemitism.
- Clarkslegal report on being re-appointed to Reading's legal panel.
- A Reading graduate is listed by Y Naija as a speaker on the Nigerian equity market.
- Reading graduate and Portsmouth North's MP, Penny Mordaunt, is named by Hampshire Live as the possible next Prime Minister.
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