Reading in the news - Mon 9 May
09 May 2022
COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) was quoted by Biospace about the Omicron subvariant XE; and a clip from a previous interview was played by BBC World Service / BBC Radio 4 explaining why our bodies produce different antibodies after a vaccine compared to Covid-19 infection.
#PlanetPartners: working with global partners to protect the environment
- Digital Journal further reports on recent University research that suggests the ozone has an overwhelming impact on the ocean's ability to absorb excess heat from the atmosphere.
- Further coverage of an article on The Conversation by Dr Yuan Pan (Agriculture) about studio Ghibli films and environmental themes in Inverse.
- Agriland reports on research looking at potential improvements to beef farming sustainability, and quotes Professor Chris Reynolds (Agriculture).
- Reading research about the economic benefits of pollinators is mentioned in a China Daily article on the importance of bees.
- Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about the results of the local elections, with clips subsequently played in the hourly bulletins.
- A parody UK election results-style piece in Research Professional News on the forthcoming publication of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) mentions Reading. The REF results are due to be published on Thursday 12 May.
- Creative Pool reports on the forthcoming purchase of Twitter by Elon Musk, quoting Professor George Alexandridis (Henley Business School).
- Further coverage of comments by Professor Gunter Kuhnle (Food) about research into vegan diets and weight loss, in MedScape, Today Headline.
- Daily Maverick republishes an article on The Conversation by PhD researcher Tai Ibitoye (Food) about avocados and heart disease.
- An article in Reading Chronicle (in print) reports on a recent protest against animal research at the University of Reading.
- Professor Nada Kakabadse (Henley Business School) is quoted in the Trumpet about technological surveillance.
- An article for Archynewsy mentions early research into the benefits of Nitric oxide in the body conducted at the University of Reading.
- BBC Radio Somerset interviewed Dr Hannah Bloomfield, now at the University of Bristol, about her career, including pursuing a PhD at Reading on climate impacts, focusing on renewable energy generation.
- Die Welt mentions research about maternal attachment and later aggression in children by former Reading psychologist Professor Richard Pasco Fearon.
- Financial Times (and in print) interviewed artist Cornelia Parker about her work, and mentions she studied for a Masters in Fine Art at Reading. Pedfire republished the article.
- An interview in The Times with Nick Roberts, CEO of building merchants Travis Perkins notes that Roberts a Reading geology graduate.
- Telegraph and Yahoo! Finance cover comments by Vodafone UK boss and Henley MBA graduate Ahmed Essam about the telecoms industry calls for consolidation
- Martechvibe highlights leaders in Middle East-based customer experience specialists including Henley MBA graduate Adele Trombetta.
- Agriculture graduate Tom Holliday is mentioned in Driffield and Wolds (in print) as joining a local management firm for farming.
- Law graduate Anushree Yewale has been promoted by TMT Law Practices, Bar and Bench reports.
- Mail Online reports on Reading graduate the Duke of Northumberland Lord Ralph Percy who faces opposition to building plans.
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