Reading in the news - Wed 22 Jun
22 June 2022
The University’s global community, scientists and members of the public united behind climate science yesterday by sharing the climate stripes infographic created by Professor Ed Hawkins (Meteorology). A news story rounding up the day will appear here later today.
- Reading.co.uk and Business Magazine report on the sustainability partnership announced between Reading Football Club and the University. BBC Radio Berkshire interviewed Reading FC Commercial Director Tim Kilpatrick. Read our news story and Reading FC’s message to fans.
- AccuWeather, The Weather Network, Yahoo News, MSN News and MagNews24 tells the story of how a baby blanket inspired the climate stripes in their recognisable form.
- Yahoo News publishes the Canadian stripes and encourages readers to download other versions at showyourstripes.info.
- US TV and radio channels share stripes for their respective states in reports on recent hot weather and #ShowYourStripes Day, including WUSA-Washington DC (TV), CBS Minnesota (video), CBS News, NBC, NBC Connecticut (video), Newsbreak, Coyote Gulch, News Channel 8, We Are Iowa, KCRA3 and Florida radio station wuwf88.1.
Skin mites: Extensive worldwide coverage of new Reading research revealing the bizarre evolution and mating habits of tiny skin mites that live in the pores of our faces, including by Sky News, Daily Mail, The Times (in print), the Telegraph (and in print), Metro, IFL Science, Discover Magazine, Heromag, Earth.com, Yahoo News, MSN News, Business Telegraph, Euronews, Science Alert, Science Focus, Newslanes, Simple News, Newscabal, Knowledia, News Dubai, Express Informer, Gizmodo, True Viral News, I Know All News and national and regional radio stations including Original 106FM and Jack FM and regional news sites including Wales Online. Read our news story.
#PlanetPartners: working to protect the environment
- Professor Hannah Cloke comments on ongoing European heatwaves in New Scientist, and syndicated in Germanic and others.
- Florida Star reports on research about the links between past climate change and the origins of Islam.
- Akshay Deoras (Meteorology) comments on the current Indian monsoon in Times of India.
COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) spoke to Times Radio about new variants and rising cases.
#UniForReading:engaging with the local community
- Wokingham Today highlights the first Community Cup football competition, to be held this Saturday at Whiteknights as part of Refugee Week.
- BBC News highlights an exhibition at a Leicestershire museum featuring materials from the University’s Ladybird Books Archive.
- Mail Online quotes Professor Gunter Kuhnle (Food and Nutritional Sciences) on the sugar content of ice cream. Also published in Newsbreak and others.
- GQ Italy and OmniaGate highlight racial slurs in music, featuring comments from Dr Fererico Faloppa (Languages).
- Viikonloppu in Finland features the discovery by The MERL of the doodles of 18th century diarist Richard Beale, creator of the ‘chicken in trousers’.
- An award ceremony for South East start-up businesses was held at RUSU, reports Today UK News.
- Garden News (in print) and Better Homes and Gardens features research by PhD researcher Jenny Berger and Dr Tijuana Blanusa (Biological Sciences) on healthy houseplants.
- A SOCI blog on strawberry smells highlights research from the University’s soft fruit technology group.
- RCTI in Indonesia highlights archaeological research from Silchester about Iron Age trade and diet.
- Dr Zoe Davies, who completed her PhD in pig welfare at Reading, has been appointed East Anglia regional director of the National Farmer’s Union, report British Farmer & Grower (in print).
- Fred Murphy, a real estate graduate, has been appointed to a role at Howard Group, reports Cambridge Network.
- Medium interviews Reading psychology graduate Briana Severine, a US-based therapist.