Reading in the news - Thu 10 Mar
10 March 2022
COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) is quoted by the The Huffington Post, Daily Mirror (and in print), Express (and in print), Yahoo!, Today UK News and News Chant and others on the increasing number of UK cases and hospital admissions, possibly as a result of relaxing Covid restrictions, and by the Daily Mail, The News Amed, The Florida Post and others on an article from the Wuhan Institute of Virology that claimed pandemics can occur as a result of deadly viruses escaping.
- Dr David Rose (Agriculture) is quoted by North Devon Gazette on his research on the impact of Covid on farmers' mental health.
#PlanetPartners: working with global partners to protect the environment
- Asian Voice reports, and In Habitat quotes, Professor Andrew Charlton-Perez (Meteorology) on a study co-authored by the University that predicts an increase in the number of temperature-related deaths in the UK if temperatures continue to rise by 3.6°F. Read our news story.
- Professor Richard Allan (Meteorology) is quoted by The Working Forest on study findings that the Amazon is approaching a tipping point of irreversible decline and damage.
- India Education Diary reposts a University article that quotes Emeritus Professor Peter Gregory (Global Food Security) on the importance of redefining soil to include the activity of plant roots to help tackle climate change. Read our story.
- An article co-authored by Visiting Professor Chukwumerije Okereke (Geography and Environmental Science) for The Conversation on Nigeria's fuel crisis is republished by The East African.
#UniForReading: our role as a civic university
- Bracknell News reports on the University's donations of mattresses to a rescue centre every summer.
- Professor Ciara McCabe (Psychology) is quoted by The Guardian (and in print) and Yahoo! on the value of spending time doing what you enjoy.
- The Times (and in print) and Patient report on findings from a Henley Business School study on the benefits of a four-day work week.
- Lecturer Mike Kane (Archaeology) is quoted by Architects Journal on his sustainable redevelopment plans for a housing estate in south London.
- Professor Eleanor Dickey (Classics) is quoted by The Verge, X Computer and TVN on new software, named Ithica, that can decipher, date, and locate ancient inscriptions.
- UKRI reports, and India Education Diary and Reading.co.uk repost, a University article that quotes Dr Miriam Clegg (Food) and Professor Lisa Methven (Food) on Reading's part in funded research on healthy diets for older people. Read our story.
- Professor Jonathan Passmore's (Henley Business School) article on leverage coaching for an adaptive, resilient workforce is published by Training Industry.
- Mirage News and the University of Toronto report on PhD student, Edwina Apaw's (Henley Business School) collaborative research to help cashew farmers in Ghana draw more money from their exports.
- Education Business mentions Reading's part in developing a digital game that improves the way children learn languages.
- BBC Radio Solent mentioned Reading research on gendered language conducted with an online vocabulary test.
- Who Do You Think You Are? (in print) mentions Reading's extensive archives of Huntley & Palmers Biscuit Factory.
- Institution of Mechanical Engineers listed the University as a previous attendee of their seminars.
- KENH 14 reports on University scholarships.
- D News, Banking News, New Money, Real.gr, Naftemporiki and others report on a Reading graduate's position as managing director and executive board member of the Public Real Estate Management Company.
- Football.co.uk reports that Nick Candy, one of the UK's most successful developers, is a Reading graduate.
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