University of Leicester in the News: 21 March to 27 March

Posted by pt91 at Mar 30, 2011 05:35 PM |
A regular review of coverage of the University in the media

A sea creature fossilised for over 500 million years made a splash in the media this week as its discovery was announced by University of Leicester geologists and their colleagues in China and Oxford. International newspapers the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (24 March), the Hindustan Times (25 March) and Asian News International (25 March) covered the story as well as websites Environmental Graffiti (25 March), Sify (25 March), Science Daily (28 March) Science Centric (28 March) and the US news agency UPI (25 March).

The previous week’s story on funding for a new technology to detect counterfeit beverages continued to appear in a variety of trade and international media. Check the archive of online coverage for a full list.

Professor Malcolm Shaw was in great demand this week for several media reports on the situation in Libya. The Professor in International Law commented on the legitimate action allowed by UN resolution 1973 in the Guardian (22 March), the BBC World Service, Sky News (28 March) and the Today programme (28 March).

James Treadwell from the Department of Criminology commented on the murder of Jia Ashton for BBC East Midlands Today (18 March). And Leicestershire Life magazine (March) also ran a double-page feature on fundraising cyclist Ian Reeds.

  • Online media coverage, March 2011

  • Print media coverage, 21 - 27 March (PDF)

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