Reading in the news - Thu 30 Jun
30 June 2022
COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic
- Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted by RTL Today, via Associated Foreign Press Malaysia, on a false claim on social media about Covid-19 vaccines causing deaths of babies.
Vice-Chancellor column: Professor Robert Van de Noort’s monthly column for Wokingham Today and Reading Today focuses on the University’s museums and its projects with the British Museum and the Natural History Museum.
- Professor Patricia Riddell (Psychology) has written an article for The Conversation on how people can stop themselves thinking the worst when they are stressed. The article also appears on The Big Issue, Science Alert, Foreign Affairs NZ, News Lanes and BigNewsNetwork.
- FE News, BerkshireLive, WalesOnline, BelfastLive and other local media outlets around the country report on the University being ranked top in a new mental health support rankings. Read our news story on the support available to students at Reading.
- Continued coverage of research led by Dr Alejandra Perotti (Biological Sciences) on the DNA of mites that live in our pores, including Geo.tv and other international news sites.
- Professor Mathew Owens (Meteorology) provides comment for MEAWW on a potential solar eruption heading towards earth.
- Dr Rebecca Berkley (Institute of Education) has written a column for Music Teacher (print) on why student music teachers working with their peers is important for their learning.
- Caterer, Licensee and Hotelier News (print) features an article on the increase in side hustles, mentioning research by Henley Business School.
- The Henley Standard reports that the University lost to the Leander Club at the first day of Henley Royal Regatta.
- Dr Hannah Vickery (Psychology) is listed as a speaker in the Women in Dairy 'Motivation for Change' Conference in a piece by Farming Online.
- An article in Education Journal (print) on the Higher Education Bill mentions some comment by Vice-Chancellor Professor Robert Van de Noort on freedom of speech.
- A post on the Microsoft Research Blog introducing the Microsoft Climate Research Initiative includes a project involving Professor Ted Shepherd (Meteorology) which looks at food security in Africa.
- The Star in Malaysia features an article on the University of Reading Malaysia.
- A piece for The Alderney Journal (print) on the excavation of a nunnery in the area mentions a ground penetrating radar survey at the site led by Dr Rob Fry (Geography).
- Portuguese lifestyle site Lifestyle Ao Minuto reports on Reading research showing that attractive plants are best for well-being benefits in homes and offices. Read our news story.
- Amateur Gardening (print) mentions that Christopher Brickell, the first director general of the Royal Horticultural Society, studied at the University.
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