Reading in the news - Fri 02 Sep
02 September 2022
Fossilised dinosaur discovery: Dr Brian Pickles (Biological Sciences) is quoted online and in print by The Independent, Daily Mail, Evening Standard, Indy 100, Aol, Yahoo!, Daily Star (in print), The Reading Chronicle, Dundee Courier (in print), Eastern Daily Press (in print), East Anglian Daily Times (in print), Western Telegraph, Lancashire Telegraph, The Northern Echo, Echo News, Swindon Advertiser, Shropshire Star, South Wales Argus, The Standard, Germanic, and many others, and over the radio by Heart Radio Berkshire on the discovery of a fossilised dinosaur skeleton, thought to be complete, during a search he was leading in Canada. Reading volunteer, Teri Kaskie, who discovered the fossil preserved with its skin was interviewed by CBC News, CBC Radio, and CBC Online, and mentioned by Royal Tyrrell Museum, Global News and CISN. Read our news story.
Pakistan flooding reveals crisis:
- Dr Liz Stephens (Meteorology) is quoted by around one hundred outlets in print and online including the Daily Mail, Reuters, Yahoo!, Street Insider, New Scientist (in print), The Gazette, Salt Wire, Liputan 6, Malaysia Journal, Dev Discourse, Nas Daq, Market Screener, Today Online, International Business Times, US News, Investing, Gulf News, and Ary News on the Pakistan monsoon and increasingly severe global flooding.
- Dr Helen Griffith (Geography) is quoted by Mizzima on the cause of Pakistan's flooding.
#PlanetPartners: working with global partners to protect the environment
- Professor PaulWilliams (Meteorology) is quoted by CNN News, ABC 17 News, East Bay Times, The Limited Times, The Mercury News, and KVIA on types of turbulence.
- Dr Jess Neumann was interviewed by Accu Weather and BBC Radio 4 on droughts and flooding.
- Professor Paul Williams (Meteorology) was interviewed by The Weather Channel (no link) on the challenges that the airline industry faces as a result of climate change.
- Dr Alastair Culham (Biological Sciences) is quoted by CGTN on climate change's effect on English trees' ability to determine if it is Autumn.
- Professor Chukwumerije Okereke (Geography and Environmental Science) is quoted by Climate Home News on Nigeria's plans to transition to net-zero emissions.
- Jon Foster-Pedley (Dean and Director of Henley Business School Africa) is quoted by Offshore Technology on the importance of transitioning to renewable energy.
- Professor Jim Dunwell's (Agriculture) upcoming talk on gene editing in horticulture is listed by Horti Daily as taking place during the British Tomato Conference.
- Precise Magazine reports on Reading research showing hay yields will decrease due to climate change. Read our news story.
- PhD student, Chloe Brimicombe collaborated with the UN Climate Change group, on a TikTok about heatwaves.
COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) was interviewed by BBC Radio Berkshire on the upcoming Covid booster jab.
- The Sun (and in print) and News Cabal quote Henley Business School's estimation of the economic worth of side hustles.
- Lead archaeologist Dr Gabor Thomas (Archaeology) was quoted by Maidenhead Advertiser and Slough Express on the University's exploration of an 8th-century monastery, which may have been an important trading hub. Read our news story.
- Dr Elena Kabova (Pharmacy) is quoted by Chemistry World on a new method that allows researchers to determine crystal structures.
- The Business Magazine lists Visiting Professor Neil Ruparelia (Biological Science) as a consultant during the development of a new cardiology clinic.
- Professor Jacopo Torriti (Built Environment) is quoted by Energy Live News on the damage that cancelling direct debit energy payments can inflict.
- Further coverage of research led by Dr David Field (Psychology) on the benefits of Vitamin B6 for mental health by Headlines Mania.
- Byline Times reports on the University's support of its students during the current cost of living crisis.
- MGR Online reports on Brighton College students' A-level results, listing those who have chosen to study at Reading University this year.
- Business South Africa reports on the enrollment of various Sun City employees to a Henley Business School training programme.
- Brink News mentions Henley Business School's research on the benefits of a four-day workweek.
- Student Jess Ashley (Film, Theatre and Television) discussed what to watch on TV and streaming services this week on BBC Radio Berkshire.
- Practical Classics (in print) mentions physicist and inventor, Harold Hopkins who previously worked at the University.
- Residents ‘amazed’ by new film studio at the Thames Valley Science Park, reports BBC Berkshire.
- The Financial Times publishes an interview with reading graduate, writer, and curator Adrian Dannatt.