Reading in the news - Mon 21 Mar
21 March 2022
- Dr Kenton White's (Politics & International Relations) article on The Conversation on what may happen if war spreads to a Nato country is reposted by Berkshire Live, Knowridge Science Report, Deccan & Herald, Foreign Affairs, Big News Network, Money Web, J News, News Hub, Asia Times, Knews, The Economic Times, and others.
- Professor Richard Tiffin (Agriculture, Policy, and Development) spoke to BBC Radio 4 on the impact of the cost of food and other commodities as a result of reduced food supply from Ukraine and Russia.
FruitWatch Project: The Guardian (and in print), Yahoo!, Computer Weekly, Newsbreak, TVN, Blog Likes, Germanic, Business Fast, and Funtitech report on a citizen science FruitWatch project led by PhD Student Chris Wyver which aims to determine if climate change is causing fruit tree blooming to fall out of sync with pollinator activity. BBC Radio Kent interviewed Chris on their weekly gardening programme, and the project was also mentioned on BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire and BBC Radio Devon. Read our news story.
#PlanetPartners: working with global partners to protect the environment
- Professor Ed Hawkins (Meteorology) is quoted by the Financial Times (and in print) and Today UK News on the effect of climate change on extreme weather events, by Nordsip and Pink Bike on his new climate spiral visual representation of the earth's rising temperatures that was shared by NASA this week; and his climate stripes were discussed on BBC Two's Inside Culture.
- Dr Rachel McCloy (Psychology) is quoted by The Independent (and in print) and Yahoo! on the psychology of climate change denial.
- Professor Hannah Cloke (Geography / Meteorology) discussed flooding in Australia in an episode of ABC iview's The Drum. (At around 12 minutes in).
- CNBC and Hindustan Times quote a tweet from PhD researcher Akshay Deoras (Meteorology) on a tropical cyclone expected to develop in the Bay of Bengal.
- A speaker on BBC Radio Berkshire mentioned that the University has the largest concentration of climate experts in the world.
COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) is quoted by The Evening Standard, Sun (and in print), Yahoo!, The Herald, Reading Chronicle, Berkshire Live, Northwich Guardian, Wiltshire Times, South Wales Argus, The Mail, Daily Echo, Telegraph and Argus, Shropshire Star, and over 100 others on the UK's rise in infections and hospitalisations caused by the Covid subvariant BA.2, and by Pedfire on the effectiveness of the fourth dose of the Covid vaccine.
British Science Week: Dr Carol McAnally spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about her role at the University's Knowledge Transfer Centre, connecting scientists at the University with businesses.
- Stella Chan (Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences and Charlie Waller Institute Chair) is quoted by The Daily Mail (and in print), Mogaz News, What's New 2 Day, The Florida Post, Express Digest, Business Fast, and others on a study she co-authored on inducing relaxation by looking at photos of pets.
- Professor John Hammond (Agriculture) is quoted by BBC World Service Radio, BBC Radio 4, and others on conserving nutrients in the soil.
- Dr Claire Ryder (Meteorology) is quoted by the Mirror on the dust storm that hit England last week. Read our expert comment.
- The Times (and in print) lists academics from Henley Business School as part of a judging panel for the NED Awards.
- The BBC and Irish Central report on Professor Ken Dark's (Economics) leading research that has led to a rise in the number of discoveries of royal graves in the UK.
- Forbes reports on findings from Dr Rita Fontinha and Professor James Walker (Henley Business School) that workers are willing to sacrifice earnings to work from home.
- Professor Gunter Kuhnle (Food) is quoted by Eat This, Not That! on the healthiness of vegan food alternatives and switching to a meat-free diet.
- DPA On The Net reports on the University of Birmingham's collaboration with Reading to develop tools that can measure indoor air pollution.
- EIN Press Wire mentions a partnership between Henley Business School and ActiveOps to help improve workforce optimisation.
- LABM Online reports on a company's certificate for their commitment to investing in training, including offering internships at the University.
- My London reports on Reading's previous scores in past University Challenge matches.
- An article written by Reading graduate and landscape artist Bunny Guinness on the planned ban of retail peat use is published by The Telegraph (and in print).
- An obituary for University graduate Agnes Labor, who was Leeds's first black teacher, educationalist and politician, is published by The Guardian (in print).
- The University was mentioned by The Pianist (in print) as being Nils Franke's (an expert in pianist-composers) past place of work.
- What's On Renfrewshire reports on a Reading graduate's exhibition of wallpaper paintings.