Reading in the news - Thu 23 Jun
23 June 2022
Skin mites: Further 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 BBC Online, The Independent, The Guardian, Huffington Post, The Sun, The Daily Star, The Daily Record, LADBible, New York Post, The Science Times, Indy100, MSN, HealthDay News and regional outlets across the US, KTLA News, TalkTV, TalkRadio, Yahoo News, Times Live, ArabNews24, TechRegister, IndiaTimes, SciTech Daily and others. Dr Alejandra Perotti (Biological Sciences), who co-led the research, spoke to BBC Radio 5Live, BBC South, BBC Oxford and BBC Radio Berkshire, BBC Radio Foyle and BBC Ulster. Read our news story.
- That’s TV Thames Valley spoke to Tim Kilpatrick, Commercial Director at Reading Football Club, about the club’s new partnership with the University to help it take steps to improve its sustainability.
Read our news story rounding up coverage from the day.
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- Professor Hannah Cloke (Meteorology / Geography) is quoted in The Express and Star (print) and the Shropshire Star (print) on the UK’s recent hot weather.
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) was interviewed by LBC Radio and BBC Radio Berkshire on the news that polio virus has been detected in London sewage samples.
- Professor James Reade (Economics) spoke to Heart Berkshire about rising inflation.
- Professor Andrew Urquhart (Henley Business School) co-wrote an article for The Conversation on the volatile markets of cryptocurrency. The article is republished on Qrius.
- An article on Stuff.nz features University research on why dying plants in your house aren’t good for you. Read our news story.
- BeerToday reports that Siren craft brew is hosting a beer festival at the University on 30 July.
- A blog post on Farrer & Co looks at the pros and cons of a four-day working week, citing research from the University on how people used their additional day off.
- The SCI Horticultural Group has awarded a travel bursary to Reading student Sophie Read, to travel to the International Horticulture Congress 2022 in France, reports SCI.
- School House Magazine mentions that Professor Patricia Riddell (Psychology) attended a conference on Creativity and Innovation in Education held at Queen Anne’s School in Caversham.
- Henley Business School visiting professor Yetunde Hofmann has been appointed as a non-executive director of leading food producer Cranswick, report The Business Desk and Investegate.
- Business Review Romania reports that Henley Business School MBA holder Colin King has joined property company Bright Spaces.
- Reading graduate Majella Galvin has become the only female chartered estate agent in West Cork. The news is covered by Echo Live.
- A former Masters student, James Cosgrove, has written a piece for Insurance Journal on what factors could drive northern hemisphere tropical cyclone risk this year.