University of Leicester in the News: 18-24 July 2011

Posted by pt91 at Jul 27, 2011 03:30 PM |
A regular review from the Press Office of coverage of the University in the media

Research by PhD student in the Department of Engineering Gary Nolan into classifying the force used in bottle stabbings attracted substantial coverage this week, including in The Engineer (21 July), HealthCanal.com (22 July), Wired.co.uk (22 July) and CrazyEngineers VoiCE‎ (21 July).

An international study that involved geneticist Dr Edward Hollox into the effect of a protein on male fertility achieved worldwide media coverage. In the UK, it was covered by BBC Online (21 July), NHS Choices‎ (22 July) and UK Government News (22 July), while internationally it was run by msnbc.com (20 July) Zee News (21 July) and Times of India, among others.

University of Leicester research into uses for the seeds of the moringa tree appeared in a report by Nourishing the Planet (19 July) hosted by variety of media, such as GroundReport (20 July) and the Huffington Post (21 July).

The Times Higher Education (21 July) ran a prominent feature on research by Professor Jo Brewis of our School of Management into gay ‘class tourism.’

The Department of Chemistry's Professor Paul Monks contributed an article for the Summer edition of Science in Parliament, on the importance of Earth Observation Science.

The Daily Mirror (24 July) carried a photograph and spoke to archaeology PhD student Ruth Humphreys about how she managed her finances during her studies.

The University has also been approached by the BBC's Culture Show for a special on Art Therapy and by CNN on methods of monitoring pollution. A BBC documentary will also feature CGI material generated by Dr Hongbiao Dong's team in the Department of Engineering.