Reading in the news - Mon 14 Mar
14 March 2022
- Professor John Hammond's (Agriculture, Policy, and Development) article on The Conversation on the global food crisis, which the war between Russia and Ukraine contributes to, is reposted by Foreign Affairs, NOQ Report, Big News Network, and Beijing Bulletin.
COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic
- Dr Alexander Edwards (Pharmacy) is quoted by the Daily Mail, Mail+, The Mail On Sunday (in print), The Florida Post, Today UK News, and others on the accuracy of PCR tests.
- Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted by the Daily Mail, UK Time News, Express Digest, and others on the spread of the 'Deltacron' variant.
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) is quoted by The Florida Post, The News Amed, Today UK News, and others on waning public immunity and rising case numbers and hospital admissions in the UK, and he answered LBC Radio's questions on the current state of the pandemic.
#PlanetPartners: working with global partners to protect the environment
- Med India, The California Sun and India Education Diary report on a Reading study that predicts an increase in the number of temperature-related deaths in the UK due to global warming, quoting Professor Andrew Charlton-Perez (Meteorology). Read our news story.
- Mirage and Eurasia Review report on a Reading study that revealed natural variations in North Atlantic ocean currents, which influence Europe's weather and climate, quoting Dr Jon Robson (Meteorology). Read our story.
- Visiting Professor Chuks Okereke (Geography and Environmental Science) is quoted by Climate Change News and Carbon Pulse on the effects of gas flaring on Nigeria's climate goals, and by Eur Web on Africa's vulnerability to climate change.
- Professor Richard Allan (Meteorology) is quoted by Egypt Independent on reports the Amazon is approaching a tipping point of irreversible decline and damage, and by Impact Nottingham on the predicted frequency of storms in the future.
- Visiting Professor Amir Kassam (Agriculture) is quoted by Agriland and The Farming Forum on a book he edited on Conservation Agriculture.
- Dr Brian Pickles (Biological Sciences) is quoted by Treescape (no link) in a forthcoming article about the University's two-year project mapping the soundscape of UK woodland.
- BBC Radio Kent mentions Reading's call for volunteers to help with research on the impact of early blooming on pollinators. Read our news story.
- Wokingham Today reports on the Queen's Honorary Award that Reading recently received for its work on climate change. Read our news story.
- Hortibiz Daily mentions the University's part in a project named Robot Highways' which aims to ensure industry sustainability by addressing labour shortages, the need for global food production, and reduce the environmental impact of the farming sector.
- UKRI report on Reading's part in a collaborative research project with the University of Nottingham on extracting valuable products and developing pre-biotics from plant-based food waste.
- BBC Portuguese quotes Visiting Professor Maria Helena Machado (History) in an article telling the story of a 19th century slave owner tried for the murder of a young boy.
- Professor Rosa Freedman (Law) is mentioned by the Telegraph (and in print) and Yahoo! on the debate around freedom of speech.
- A Henley Business School study on the benefits of a four-day working week is mentioned by iNews (and in print) and World Journal.
- The Express and Suara report on a Reading study on the effect of milk consumption on cholesterol levels, quoting Professor Vimal Karani (Food).
- Professor Matthew Nicholls's (formerly Classics) article on a recently uncovered Roman mosaic is published by Apollo Classics.
- An article by PhD researcher Nina Jane Patel on the metaverse is published by Medium.
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire's question on the validity of the 'five-second rule'.
- The Scottish Farmer mentions the findings of Reading's report on the fertility and health traits in UK dairy herds.
- ICSTD mentions the University's regulators responsible for charity work.
- TTVN mentions Reading scholarships.
- A presenter on BBC Radio 3 mentions singing in a choir at the University.
- Market Screener, Euro 2 Day, Reporter, Banking News, and Capital.gr report on a Henley Business School graduate's appointment as JUMBO S.A's new Executive Director.
- P2P Finance News reports on a Henley Business School graduate's appointment as a credit analyst for Capital Rise.
- Gloucestershire Live reports that Nick Candy, one of the UK's most successful developers, is a Reading graduate.
- Kent Live reports on a Reading graduate who helps children displaced by war.
- The Portugal News reports on a Reading graduate's role as Head of Sustainability Consulting at Lawler Sustainability.
- Peru 21 quotes a Reading graduate on their concerns about the mining sector.
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