University of Leicester in the News: 14 - 20 February 2011
Media coverage of the views of biologist Dr David Harper that supermarkets should source more eco-friendly Valentine’s roses continued apace. The story was featured in The Guardian (14 February), Leicester Mercury (15 February), Kenyan publication The Standard (14 February) and website OpEdNews (17 February).
The Valentine’s theme continued with the BBC website (14 February) carrying the news and picture of a heart sculpture donated to the University. As it marked the launch of a new appeal for a Cardiovascular Research Centre, UK Fundraising (14 February) also featured the story as did the Leicester Mercury (16 February).
The University also received notable coverage internationally: The Department of Geology’s Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams discussed the proposal of a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, in National Geographic magazine (March); and Professor Panicos Demetriades of the Department of Economics gave an interview to national Cyprus newspaper Haravgi (13 February) on the state of the country’s banking system.