University of Leicester in the Media, April 2012

Summary of online news stories featuring the University of Leicester, with links.

30 April 2012

2012 Olympics: Leicester university pollution... - bbc.co.uk - An advanced pollution monitoring system invented at the University of Leicester will get a trial at the 2012 Olympics. By placing the CityScan technology at ...

29 April 2012

London 2012 Olympics: New technology will be used to... - eurekalert.org - University of Leicester researchers are set to use new technology they have developed to monitor the impact of increased traffic on pollution levels in ...

Tales from the Coffeeshop: the shanghaiing of Kyproulla -... - Cyprus Mail - The job, as we had predicted some time ago, has gone to the left-leaning Professor of Economics at Leicester University, Panicos Demetriades, ...

Bearing The Torch | The Sunday Leader - Sunday Leader - He is also one of just three students who were nominated from his university, the University of Leicester. His fellow torchbearers include 20 year old third ...

28 April 2012

University launches tribute to well-loved Leicester academic... - Leicester Mercury - The University of Leicester is launching a memorial lecture series in honour of a city academic who played a leading role in developing medical education ...

Cyprus president appoints new Central Bank chief - BusinessW... - BusinessWeek - Spokesman Stefanos Stefanou said Saturday that President Dimitris Christofias wishes Leicester University's Panicos Demetriades every success in his ...

Henry finds his 'tache for cash is a hit | This is Leicester... - Leicester Mercury - Henry Simms, 21, a third year physics with astrophysics student at the University of Leicester, decided to take up the facial hair challenge after his mum ...

Profiles of our United Kingdom community - Winnipeg Free... - Winnipeg Free Press - She was born in England and received her undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester. Wanting to go as far from England as she could for further ...

Academic appointed to head Cyprus C.Bank | Reuters - Reuters - Demetriades, a professor of financial economics at the University of Leicester in Britain, will oversee the recapitalisation efforts of Cyprus's two largest ...

27 April 2012

Head of Politics at University of Leicester receives...- 24dash - The national Academy of Social Sciences has conferred the award of Academician to a distinguished scholar from the University of Leicester. ...

Leicester historian asks 'Why are some societies more... - Loughborough News - Professor King, of the University of Leicester's School of Historical Studies, will chart the prevalence of murder in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, ...

Picture books featuring Picasso, pop-up London landscapes... -24dash - A University of Leicester-based learned society and subject teaching association will announce the winners of its contest to find the year's best children's ...

Free handbook helps journalists use data to improve the news -Loughborough News - In the Data Journalism Handbook, Dr Farida Vis from the Media and Communication Department at the University of Leicester has written a section on how The ...

… , rothley,psychology degree, University of Leicester |... - Leicester Mercury - Despite this, Lando is studying for a psychology degree at the University of Leicester and hopes to become a health psychologist or researcher. ...

Teresa Wakim Makes Handel and Haydn Society Solo Debut in...- Broadway World - In October 2008, Christophers was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music from the University of Leicester. Most recently, he was elected an Honorary ...

26 April 2012

University of Leicester launches lecture series in memory... - 24dash - The University of Leicester is to honour the memory of a leading Leicester-born medical academic who played a pivotal role in developing medical education ...

Businesses and organisations from Leicesteshire partner...- Loughborough News -Businesses and services from Leicester and Oadby are helping international students to improve service delivery. The project at the University of Leicester ...

Director killed herself over debts, inquest hears (From... - This is Local London -Miss Riikonen, who had a degree in Politics from the University of Leicester and an MBA, enjoyed a successful career working in finance. ...

25 April 2012

Zypern ernennt neuen Zentralbankgouverneur - Kreise |...- GodmodeTrader.de Finanznachrichten - Demetriades, der an der University of Leicester unterrichtet, wird damit Nachfolger von Athanasios Orphanides, dessen Amtszeit ausläuft. ...

Meeting at World Congress of Cardiology spotlights cholester... - AME - ... Research Biomedical Research Unit in Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, UK. ...

24 April 2012

ONLINE - International News Network - Online - International News Network - The research by a team at the Leicester University in the UK was inspired by the observation that while many people experience traumatic events, ...

23 April 2012

Documents available to historians - This is Leicestershire ... with an interest in industrial change in 20th century Britain are to be given a helping hand with the expertise of the University of Leicester.

What's on in Leicestershire - This is Leicestershire The event takes place tomorrow at the University of Leicester. Dr Warren Cross, from the Department of Chemistry, said: "The Salters' Festival is a great ...

Higher accolades - This is Leicestershire The University of Leicester's library staff, the finance office and G-STEP, the University's Earth observation science project, have all made the finals of ...

Novelist Adele Parks to be guest speaker at Holistic Cancer Care ... - Gazette Live Adele, who was born in Teesside in 1969, and grew up there before leaving Eaglescliffe for Leicester University, is looking forward to coming home for the ...

University of Derby teams are vying for top honours in national awards - Derby Telegraph The learning enhancement and innovation library team, meanwhile, is hoping to triumph over Imperial College, London, and the University of Leicester in the ...

Leicester University win the boat race for a second year - This is Leicestershire Torrential rain didn't stop hundreds of spectators who turned out to watch Leicester University and De Montfort University boat race.

20 April 2012

Dancing daffodils in delightful corner of garden - This is Leicestershire The rather well-kept secret is part of the University of Leicester's land holdings, situated just outside the city boundary at the bottom of Oadby Hill, ...

Chances to tour gardens of university - This is Leicestershire The friends of the University of Leicester's botanic garden will guide groups around the Oadby site on Saturday and Sunday, at 11am and 3pm.

Student Stephanie to perform in Shakespeare marathon - Rutland and Stamford Mercury ... all 39 of Shakespeare's plays and recite some of his poems in a four-day non-stop Shakespeare festival at the University of Leicester on June 18 to 21.

Continuity of care in doctor's surgery reduces non-emergency ... - News-Medical.net A University of Leicester study has provided clear evidence that allowing a patient to see a particular doctor in the GP surgery has an important impact on ...

Choosing GP lowers hospital admissions - Healthcare Today Researchers from the University of Leicester's Department of Health Sciences have published findings from a study which suggest that allowing patients to ...

Hospital admissions less when patients see chosen GP - OnMedica This is the finding from a study from the University of Leicester's Department of Health Sciences published in the Journal of Public Health.

Allowing patient access to chosen GP would reduce costs for the NHS - Medical Xpress A University of Leicester study has provided clear evidence that allowing a patient to see a particular doctor in the GP surgery has an important impact on ...

Allowing patient access to chosen GP would reduce costs for the NHS - Science Codex A University of Leicester study has provided clear evidence that allowing a patient to see a particular doctor in the GP surgery has an important impact on ...

Allowing patient access to chosen GP would reduce costs for the NHS - EurekAlert A University of Leicester study has provided clear evidence that allowing a patient to see a particular doctor in the GP surgery has an important impact on ...

Online dating scams break hearts - Times of India Professor Monica Whitty, of the University of Leicester, also revealed that online dating scammers groom their victims by developing 'hyper-personal' ...

Online dating scams break hearts, empty wallets: expert - Indian Express Professor Monica Whitty, of the University of Leicester, also revealed that online dating scammers groom their victims by developing 'hyper-personal' ...

19 April 2012

Victims of Online Dating Scams Feel Doubly Traumatised - Insciences Organisation This is one of the findings of a study by Professor Monica Whitty, of the University of Leicester, who presents her research at the British Psychological ...

Online dating scams break hearts, empty wallets - Newstrack India Professor Monica Whitty, of the University of Leicester, also revealed that online dating scammers groom their victims by developing 'hyper-personal' ...

Victims of online dating scams feel doubly traumatized - Science Codex This is one of the findings of a study by Professor Monica Whitty, of the University of Leicester, who presents her research at the British Psychological ...

Victims of online dating scams feel doubly traumatized - EurekAlert This is one of the findings of a study by Professor Monica Whitty, of the University of Leicester, who presents her research at the British Psychological ...

Victims of online dating scams feel doubly traumatized - Medical Xpress This is one of the findings of a study by Professor Monica Whitty, of the University of Leicester, who presents her research at the British Psychological ...

MP to host nuclear event - The Visitor At the event, representatives from the National Nuclear Laboratory at Sellafield and Leicester University will demonstrate how nuclear waste (Americium 241) ...

Leicester from space: Stunning image of city taken 217 miles up in ... - This is Leicestershire Fellow scientist Dr Nigel Bannister, senior lecturer at the University of Leicester's Department of Physics and Astronomy, said: "It's an incredible image ...

Genetic similarity promotes cooperation -- new study - Eureka! Science News In a dog-eat-dog world of ruthless competition and 'survival of the fittest,' new research from theUniversity of Leicester reveals that individuals are ...

Genetic similarity promotes cooperation -- new study - Science Codex In a dog-eat-dog world of ruthless competition and 'survival of the fittest,' new research from theUniversity of Leicester reveals that individuals are ...

Genetic similarity promotes cooperation -- new study - EurekAlert In a dog-eat-dog world of ruthless competition and 'survival of the fittest,' new research from theUniversity of Leicester reveals that individuals are ...

18 April 2012

City to stage its boat race - This is Leicestershire The race between De Montfort Rowing Club and University of Leicester Boat Club will be the highlight of the Leicester Rowing Club Regatta on Sunday.

Engineering professor predicts 2 million more engineers from green ... - Plant Engineer ... jobs through 'green growth', she said at yesterday's (17 April 2012) Engineering Professors' Council's annual congress at the University of Leicester.

17 April 2012

Talks on cultivating green jobs - This is Leicestershire The Engineering Professors' Council is holding its annual congress at the University of Leicester, with the keynote speech coming from Professor Julia King, ...

16 April 2012

European Court's ruling on sibling incest under scrutiny - Legalbrief... ruling against sibling incest, but some questions remain unanswered,' writes Paul Behrens, law lecturer at the University of Leicester, in The Guardian.

Connecting with young people ensures equality - This is Leicestershire Last year, the University of Leicester was the only institution amongst the Times top 20 universities to meet these benchmarks. The latest figures show we ...

Cafe to speak our language - This is Leicestershire The University of Leicester's Student Welfare Service is launching a language café on Wednesday, to give foreign students a chance to speak English together ...

University of Leicester students aim to use DNA to create ... - Loughborough News University of Leicester students are set to try their hand at genetic engineering - and hope to create a new organism which could rid us of decades of ...

Two University of Leicester students in the running for national ... - Loughborough News Two talented University of Leicester students are in the running to be named the best Management undergraduate student in the country.

Food and Drink iNet sponsors egg shells to plastics R&D - Biofuels Digest In the United Kingdom, Food and Drink iNet are funding a research project at the University of Leicester to discover ways to turn egg shells into plastics ...

15 April 2012

Students to tackle eco puzzle - This is Leicestershire Students at the University of Leicester are creating an organism they hope will solve an environmental headache. The 10 second-year biology undergraduates ...

Eggshell project could change face of plastics - Rutland and Stamford Mercury Dr William Wise, 27, of Rees Close, Uppingham, is working on a project at the University of Leicester chemistry department to mix crushed eggshells with ...

14 April 2012

Talking point - This is Leicestershire It will take place on April 24 at the School of Management at the University of Leicester. And if they win they will have the opportunity to take part in ...

13 April 2012

How to get the most out of university open days - Telegraph.co.uk  “Open days are much more important to universities now,” says Richard Taylor, director of corporate affairs at the University of Leicester.

University students set to learn their fate in awards - This is Leicestershire Two University of Leicester students will today find out if they have been named the best management undergraduates in the country.

12 April 2012

University of Leicester students aim to use DNA to create ... - 24dash University of Leicester students are set to try their hand at genetic engineering - and hope to create a new organism which could rid us of decades of ...

Uppingham boy William's cracking idea - Rutland Times Dr William Wise, 27, of Rees Close, Uppingham, who studied A-levels at The Rutland College is working on a project at the University of Leicester chemistry ...

11 April 2012

Corporate recycling, sunny side-up - Environmental Expert Scientists out of the University of Leicester in England are currently investigating the use of disposed eggshells, which currently either end up in ...

Eggshells to have second life as packaging - Foodprocessing Researchers at the University of Leicester, together with the Food and Drink iNet, are exploring ways to recycle eggshells, potentially creating an ...

Provocative Views Seen in the Wings - New York Times The economist, Panicos Demetriades, a professor of economics at the University of Leicester in Britain, argues that the strong German economy drives up the ...

Europe-Wide Impact Likely From Cyprus Bank Leadership - New York Times The economist, Panicos Demetriades, a professor of economics at the University of Leicester in Britain, argues that the strong German economy drives up the ...

10 April 2012

Egg Shell Recycling Idea Gets Food and Drink iNet Support - ThePoultrySite.com As Easter approached, The Food and Drink iNet revealed that it's plans to fund a research project at the University of Leicester which is looking at eggs ...

9 April 2012

Science team to monitor Olympics pollution levels - This is Leicestershire The team from the University of Leicester will be setting up monitors high above the streets of the capital during July and August.

Adult Learning Not Increasing With Internet Availability - Overclockers Club Researchers at the University of Leicester though have found that this hope, and the efforts made to support it, may have been misplaced.

Eggshells Reborn as Plastics - Earth911.com Led by scientists at the UK's University of Leicester, the project is developing a way to convert eggshells into bioplastics, to be used in anything from ...

Easter Miracle? Eggshells Reborn As Plastics - Forbes Led by scientists at the UK's University of Leicester, the project is developing a way to convert eggshells into bioplastics, to be used in anything from ...

Plan to turn egg shells into plastics - This is Leicestershire Scientists from Leicester University and food industry experts are hatching a plan to turn egg shells into plastics that could be used to manufacture ...

8 April 2012

Cricket club looks all white for season - Lutterworth Mail Fleckney Village Cricket Club was given help to get the ground spruced up by students from theUniversity of Leicester. The team of students hailed from ...

Animals' teeth reveal what they eat - EarthSky That's according to new research from the Department of Geology at the University of Leicester, published in the Royal Society journal Interface.

SQUASH: Patel secures a double victory - Rutland and Stamford Mercury I'Anson, a long-standing member of the club and winner of many finals in the past, met his nemsis this year losing 3-0 to Leicester University and former ...

6 April 2012

Dinosaur Egg Hunt - Smithsonian (blog) According to a well-timed press release from the University of Leicester, non-avian dinosaurs are the best candidates for some of the candy eggs hidden away ...

Your Easter Egg Might Hatch … a Dinosaur? - LiveScience.com ... this Easter might struggle to come up with a satisfactory response," Mark Purnell, a researcher at the University of Leicester, said in a statement.

Were Easter Eggs Inspired By Dinosaurs? - RedOrbit Building upon that initial study, a team from the University of Leicester in England compared the shapes of various Easter eggs to both actual bird and ...

Where Does the Easter Bunny Get Its Eggs? - The Epoch Times A University of Leicester researcher has taken this one step further and added ... (Mark Purnell/University of Leicester) Easter eggs come from different ...

Easter egg may have come from dinosaur - Zee News And researchers from the University of Leicester have extended the study further by comparing Easter egg shapes to those of birds' and dino eggs.

Hospital job cuts confirmed - This is Leicestershire The University of Leicester Hospitals NHS Trust yesterday endorsed a spending plan that will see it cut £15.5 million from its wage bill this financial year ...

5 April 2012

Boosting GP continuity of care 'could save millions' - Pulse The research from the University of Leicester estimates a 1% increase in continuity of care over a year could save £20000 per GP practice, ...

Dino eggs shape Easter eggs - ScienceBlog.com And researchers from the University of Leicester have extended the study further by comparing Easter egg shapes to those of birds' and dino eggs.

Dino eggs shape Easter eggs, says new study - Science Codex And researchers from the University of Leicester have extended the study further by comparing Easter egg shapes to those of birds' and dino eggs.

Dino eggs shape Easter eggs, says new study - PhysOrg.com And researchers from the University of Leicester have extended the study ... Credit: Mark Purnell, University of Leicester In the scientific analysis, ...

Project using egg shells to make plastic packaging - FoodProductionDaily.com Scientists from the University of Leicester have developed a proprietary process that transforms the shells into a material that can be added to ...

Mark takes the lead in conservation - This is Leicestershire An academic from the University of Leicester has become director of a conservation group in Borneo. Dr Mark Harrison, an honorary visiting fellow in the ...

Scientists unlock key to cancer cell death - Irish Medical Times A group led by the University of Leicester has shown that particular cancer cells are especially sensitive to a protein called p21, which usually forces ...

City expert at inquiry on hacking - This is Leicestershire A University of Leicester academic has given evidence at the Leveson Inquiry about the relationship between the police and media. Criminologist Dr Rob Mawby ...

4 April 2012

ICT recognised for training materials - Imperial College London (blog)  The award winning material was developed by a collaboration of ICT teams led by the University of Leicester which involved Imperial, Cranfield University, ...

Eggshell recycling to benefit industry - FarmersWeekly Chemistry scientists at the University of Leicester are looking at ways to turn eggs shells into plastics, by using them as fillers to bulk up various ...

Botanic Garden tours for National Gardening Week - Loughborough News All around Britain there are special events this week, including some here at the University of Leicester Botanic Garden in Oadby.

University of Leicester orangutan expert becomes jungle VIP in Borneo - Loughborough News A University of Leicester academic has taken up the reins as a director of a group dedicated to biodiversity research and conservation in Borneo, ...

Diet literally shapes our teeth - Times of India Research led by the Department of Geology at the University of Leicester, reveals that there is a close match between roughness of teeth and diet, ...

3 April 2012

Egg shells into 'plastic' study for Leicester academics - BBC News A study looking at ways of producing a partial replacement for plastic from egg shells is to be carried out by University of Leicester researchers.

Cracking idea for egg shell recycling gets Food and Drink iNet ... - PhysOrg.com Credit: University of Leicester Scientists and food industry experts are hatching a plan this Easter to turn egg shells into plastics that could be used to ...

Scientists hatch plan to recycle eggshells into plastic - CNN International Scientists from the University of Leicester in England are experimenting with a process that extracts the proteins found in eggshells, ...

Scientists hatch plan to recycle eggshells into plastic - CNN Scientists from the University of Leicester in England are experimenting with a process that extracts the proteins found in eggshells, ...

Badminton: Loughborough Students line up haul of titles - This is Leicestershire Leys seconds and Leicester University are the relegated teams. Wyggeston look to have done enough to ensure safety in 3A after edging out South's seconds.

Exciting programme played to high standard - This is Leicestershire A Mendelssohn sandwich and two soloists entertained concert-goers for the University of LeicesterSinfonia's March concert. Beginning the programme was the ...

Basement Jaxx to play Leicester gig at O2 Academy in support of ... - Loughborough News Dance giants Basement Jaxx will play an exclusive DJ set on May 10 at Leicester's O2 Academy to support the University of Leicester's Cardiovascular ...

Tooth surfaces reveal what fish ate - Nature.com Mark Purnell, a palaeobiologist at the University of Leicester, UK, and his colleagues took advantage of advances in a technique called microtextural ...

Team hailed for getting patients pedalling - This is Leicestershire A team of researchers from the University of Leicester, the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and the University of Loughborough have been working ...

Medical team nominated for prize - This is Leicestershire It includes researchers from the University of Leicester, Leicester's hospitals trust and Loughborough University. Dr Alice Smith, the team's senior ...

Leicestershire kidney health researchers shortlisted for British ... - 24dash A team of researchers from the University of Leicester, Leicester's Hospitals and the University of Loughborough are in the running for a prestigious ...

Such a shame that views of residents are ignored - This is Leicestershire Leicester University has recently been a signatory to a manifesto for greater public engagement, the idea of this being to open up higher education to the ...

Booker Prize-winning author Ben Okri appointed as Visiting ... - 24dash The Booker prize-winning author Ben Okri has taken up the mantle of Visiting Professor for the University of Leicester's School of English.

2 April 2012

Comet Wild2: First Evidence of Space Weathering - Space Daily A team led by the University of Leicester has detected the presence of iron in ... Diamond Light Source synchrotron in Oxfordshire and Leicester University.

ScienceOmega - Internet alone cannot boost participation in adult learning

Comet Wild 2: First evidence of space weathering - Astronomy Magazine A team led by the University of Leicester, United Kingdom, has detected the presence of iron in a dust grain, evidence of space weathering that could ...

Two to be given honorary degree - This is Leicestershire A radio presenter and a well-known businessman and philanthropist are to receive honorary degrees from the University of Leicester.

Booker prizewinner is visiting professor - This is Leicestershire Booker Prize-winning author Ben Okri is to be a regular visitor to the University of Leicester. The Nigerian-born writer has taken up the mantle of visiting ...

Members lose right to use gym - This is Leicestershire Customers of Nuffield Health and Fitness Centre, on the University of Leicester's campus, were given six weeks notice that their membership was to be ...

Arts centre's funding bid clears hurdle - This is Leicestershire Embrace Arts, at the University of Leicester's Richard Attenborough Centre, has made it through the first stage of applications for a new Arts Council ...

Adults not using the Internet for learning - UPI.com ... access to the Internet, neither increased nor widened during the first decade of the 21st century, researchers at the University of Leicester reported.

Alcohol Can Change One's Perception, Say Researchers - TopNews United States The findings of the researchers of Bristol University contradict with the findings of Leicester University researchers. The researchers of Leicester ...

1 April 2012

JUST, University of Leicester discuss cooperation - Ammon News The University of Leicester is one of the world's leading universities in education and research fields, which earned the title of the University of the ...

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