Reading in the news - Tue 21 Jun
21 June 2022
#ShowYourStripes Day 2022
Today, thousands of people around the world – including at our international campuses - are sharing the climate stripes infographic created by Professor Ed Hawkins (Meteorology) to raise awareness of climate change and support climate action. Read our news story and get involved by downloading stripes from showyourstripes.info, joining today’s staff celebration on Whiteknights Campus, and visiting the Queen’s Anniversary Prize exhibition in the Library.
- Reading Football Club announces a partnership with the University to help the club take steps to become more sustainable. Read our news story.
- The New Zealand Herald and Newstalk ZB publish the stripes for New Zealand and explains what they show.
- Green Matters reports on Show Your Stripes Day and encourages people to take part.
- Meteored in Chile uses the Chilean stripes to explore the reality of climate change in the country.
- Mathrubhumi publishes the stripes and encourages people to look up the stripes for their country in its trending science section.
- Bug in Croatia uses the Croatian stripes in a piece about the recent hot weather in Europe.
- The Genetic Literacy Project uses the stripes for Scotland in a report on a new bill on genetic technology and agriculture.
- Wokingham Today tells the story of the climate stripes.
- ECMWF reports on its visualising meteorological data event, where Professor Ed Hawkins (Meteorology) presented on his stripes.
Look out for a story tomorrow rounding up Show Your Stripes Day 2022 highlights.
#PlanetPartners: working globally to protect the environment
- The Times (and in print) refers to Reading and Met Office research suggesting heatwaves should be given names in the same way storms are.
- The Express and regional publications including Teesside Live quote Professor Hannah Cloke (Geography/Meteorology) on forecasts for further hot weather.
- PhD researcher Akshay Deoras (Meteorology) is quoted by Times of India on managing natural disasters after a boy was struck by lightning and a landslide injured two people in Mumbai.
COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) is quoted by The Times on Covid-19 hospitalisations rising in England.
- Better Homes reports on Reading-led research showing attractive houseplants provide the best well-being boost. Read our news story.
- Marta O’Brien, senior technician and part-time PhD student at Reading, spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about her ‘clean air for schools’ project. Read our news story.
- Business Day publishes a piece by Jon Foster-Pedley (Dean and director of Henley Business School) and Professor Rajneesh Narula (Henley Business School) on Africa’s economic prospects.
- Inverse republishes an article on The Conversation by Dr Charlotte Mills (Food) and PhD researcher Ashley Hookings on the complex health benefits of coffee.
- Germanic quotes Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) on the rise in bird flu cases.
- Bug Life refers to Reading research into the role pollinators play in supporting agriculture.
- BBC Radio Berkshire mentioned in its news bulletins that the University raised a flag on its Whiteknights campus on Monday 20 June to commemorate those who lost their lives in the Forbury Gardens attack in June 2020.
- Sloan Review publishes an article by Dr Lebene Soga (Henley Business School) on hierarchical structures in workplaces.
- BBC Radio 4 replayed an interview with Professor Adrian Palmer (Henley Business School) about the importance of customer reviews to people when shopping online.
- A Viral Tab article mentions that new research into the link between drought and the emergence of Islam on the Arabian Peninsula was carried out by Professor Dominik Fleitmann (Environmental Science), previously of Reading.
- A UK Business Angels Association blog describes how venue hire platform Sharesy has received investment from the Henley Business Angels, run by Henley Business School.
- The Royal Economic Society previews the RES Women’s Committee Mentoring Retreat, where Dr Marina Della Giusta
- (Economics) will present.
- The Point in Gambia reports that Agricultural Economics graduate Ebrima Jawara, President of the Gambia Golf Association, has been appointed as Chef de Mission for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
- Opera News in Nigeria lists Flolarin Falana, a rapper with the stage name Falz, as a Reading Law graduate.
- Teknisk Fokus in Denmark reports that Henley graduate Giedre Serritslev has been appointed CEO of Teknos A / S.
- Lincolnshire Live interviews Peter Clery on his research into agricultural history and new book on Lincolnshire farming.
- The Scotsman (in print) reports the unveiling of a new flag installation in Bond Street, London, by artist Mali Morris.