University of Leicester in the Media - September 2011

Monthly summary of stories with web links citing the University of Leicester

You can access details of previous months' media as well as press coverage here .

Broadcast News

Research by Professor Monica Whitty into the impact of online dating scams attracted a host of broadcast coverage from 28 Septemer. Some of the outlets that covered it were:

BBC London 94.9, BBC Radio5 (Morning Reports), BBC Radio Tees, BBC 1 (Breakfast), BBC Radio4 (Today), BBC Radio5 (5 Live Breakfast), BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, LBC 97.3, BBC Radio Tees, BBC Radio Leicester, BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Radio Norfolk, BBC Radio Somerset, BBC Radio Nottingham, BBC Radio Nottingham, BBC Radio Shropshire, ITV 1 (ITV News and Weather), BBC Radio Northampton, BBC Radio Kent, BBC Asian Network, BBC Radio Sussex, Sky News and ITV's Daybreak programme.

September 30th 2011

Electoral savvy needed in US - Edmond Sun Further discussion on the University of Leicester's findings regarding online dating scams.

Euromoney Country Risk September 2011 Results: Emerging sovereigns ... - Andrew Mortimer for Euromony Magazine Panicos Demetriades, professor of economics at the University of Leicester, concurs: “It's as if the US and Europe have to behave worse than everyone else...

Independent bookshops in Central England - The Guardian The shop, which is a branch of the University of Leicester Bookshop, holds launch events for De Montfort University lecturers' latest publications and...

Security roundup: Crazy Microsoft botnet takedown; hot biometrics ... - Ellen Messmer for PC Advisor The research from the UK's University of Leicester found that 52% of people surveyed online had heard of the online romance scam when it was explained to... [also covered in Computerworld New Zealand, Australian Techworld, ARNnet, Computerworld Australia, and IDG News Service]

September 29th 2011

Romance Scams Pick on Divorced, Lovelorn - Michael Cooney for PCWorld The online research was conducted by the UK's University of Leicester found that 52% of people surveyed online had heard of the online romance scam when it... [also covered in msnbc.com, Ripley Today, ITWorld Canada, Computerworld New Zealand, Computerworld Australia, PC Advisor, Australian Techworld, CIO, CIO magazine, ARNnet, CIO Australia, IDG News Service, Network World, Belper News, Epworth Bells, and Techworld.com]

Many are Unaware About Important Updates on Diet and Cancer - MedIndia Experts at the University of Leicester and Leicester's Hospitals carried out the research to assess patients' beliefs about the causes of cancer...

Novel research assesses reading in older people - Loughborough News A University of Leicester psychologist has won a prestigious national career fellowship to pursue novel research into reading. Dr Kevin Paterson...

What exactly is 'un-American'? - Chris Arnot for Gulf Times The director of American studies at Leicester University has embarked on what he believes to be the first sustained historical analysis of the term ...

Monaco mud flat inspires scientist - Erica Filshie for Nelson Mail The former Nayland College student has just been awarded a sought-after fellowship to help with his research at Leicester University, in England. ...

Spoken Word event gets close to the life of a woman who died in a ... - Loughborough News 'Writing in Afghanistan' will be held at Embrace Arts, the University of Leicester's arts centre on Lancaster Road, Leicester, at 7:30pm on Sunday 9th ...

Olympics garden designer to speak at University of Leicester - Loughborough News One of the principal horticultural designers of the 2012 London Olympic Park is to give the 2011 Botanic Garden Lecture at the University of Leicester on ...

Something for the weekend - Insider Media Proof, if it were needed, that nowadays there's a conference for everything has again been supplied by SFTW regulars Leicester University...

September 28th 2011

Lonely hearts easy pickings for fraudsters - Tamara Cohen & Lynn Davidson for Independent Online ‎The research at Leicester University - the first to measure the scale of this relatively new crime - found that in a YouGov poll of more than 2000 British ...

Hidden pain of 200000 lonely hearts scam victims - Nick Sommerlad for Mirror.co.uk blog Researchers from the University of Leicester surveyed over 2000 people through an online YouGov survey and found that 52% of people surveyed online had ...

DATE CON HITS 200000 BRITS - Emily Hall for Daily Star Researchers at Leicester University are the first to measure the scale of romance fraud, and a YouGov poll of more than 2000 British adults found that one ...

More than 200000 suffer dating site fraud, new report shows - Leicester Mercury University of Leicester psychologist Professor Monica Whitty said: “Our data suggests that the numbers of British victims of this relatively new crime is ...

200000 suffer dating site fraud - VIDEO - Gainsborough Standard University of Leicester psychologist Professor Monica Whitty said: “Our data suggests that the numbers of British victims of this relatively new crime is ... [Also covered by Dinnington Today, Selby Times, Goole Today, Retford Today, Derbyshire Times, Hucknall Today, The Star, Doncaster Today, Ilkeston Today, Matlock Today, Buxton Advertiser, Thorne Gazette, Worksop Today, Eastwood Advertiser, South Yorkshire Times, Bakewell Today, Consumer Affairs, Info4Security, Birmingham Mail, Moneywise Magazine, Fallen Scoop, LiveScience.com, gulfnews.com, SecurityNewsDaily, TNT Magazine, and Network World]

Cancer Myths Persist, Survey Shows - Fox News "It is clear that there is a continual need for education into the causes of cancer," study researcher Paul Symonds, of the University of Leicester's ...

Patients 'unaware of what causes cancer' - Edward Bartel for Spire Healthcare Researchers at the University of Leicester and the city's hospitals carried out a poll to determine the public perception of cancer causes and found that ...

Many individuals may be unaware of cancer risk factors - Private MD A team of researchers from the University of Leicester surveyed 279 cancer patients to find out what they knew about how lifestyle factors impacted their...

Olympics garden designer to speak at University of Leicester - 24dash One of the principal horticultural designers of the 2012 London Olympic Park is to give the 2011 Botanic Garden Lecture at the University of Leicester on...

The week in higher education - Times Higher Education The website illustrated Glastonbury's magnificence with a picture of a £32 million library - that belongs to the University of Leicester ...

September 27th 2011

Researcher tries to get to grips with what it means to be 'un-American' - The Guardian The director of American studies at Leicester University has embarked on what he believes to be the first sustained historical analysis of the term ...

'Bad romance' hurts thousands of net singles - BBC News Among those surveyed by researchers at the University of Leicester, ... The Leicester University team found that more than half (52%) of the 2000 people...

Online dating websites: Fraudsters target 'lonely hearts' in scams - Tamara Cohen & Lynn Davidson for Daily Mail The research at Leicester University – the first to measure the scale of this relatively new crime – found that in a YouGov poll of more than 2000 British...

Online Dating Fraud Claims '200000' Victims, Research Suggests - Huffington Post University of Leicester psychologist Professor Monica Whitty said: "Our data suggests that the numbers of British victims of this relatively new crime is...

Over 200000 are victims of online dating scams - Channel 4 News Professor Monica Whitty Professor Monica Whitty from the University of Leicester said: "Our data suggests that the numbers of British victims of this ...

Online dating scams dupe 200000 study finds - The Guardian Monica Whitty, a psychologist and professor of contemporary media at Leicester University, said that the pool of those targeted was likely to be greater ...

The rom-con men: Fraudsters target 'lonely hearts' on dating websites - Tamara Cohen & Lynn Davidson for Daily Mail The research at Leicester University – the first to measure the scale of this relatively new crime – found that in a YouGov poll of more than 2000 British ...

'200000' suffer dating site fraud - Bourne Local University of Leicester psychologist Professor Monica Whitty said: "Our data suggests that the numbers of British victims of this relatively new crime is ... [Also covered by Evening Standard, The Press Association, Mirror.co.uk, Telegraph.co.uk, Sky News, Huffington Post UK, BioScholar News, Glasgow Evening Times, MSN India, TotallyMoney News, WalletPop UK, THINQ.co.uk, Newstrack India, TruthDive, 24dash, Virgin Media Music, Computer Business Review, The Drum, Yorkshire Evening Post, Kenilworth Today, Fenland Today, Hayling Island Today, West Sussex County Times, Horncastle Today, Bury Free Press, Rye and Battle Today, Northampton Chronicle and Echo, Worthing Today, Biggleswade Today, Bognor Today, Melton Today, Leighton Buzzard Today, Midhurst and Petworth Today, Hastings Observer, Louth Today, Bexhill Observer, Skegness Standard, Belfast Newsletter, Dunstable Today, Eastbourne Today, Milton Keynes Today, Aylesbury Today, Haverhill Echo, Crawley Observer, Rutland and Stamford Mercury, Mid Sussex Times, Petersfield Today, Thame Today, Spalding Today, Market Rasen Today, Peterborough Today, Diss Express, Luton Today, Buckingham Today, Harborough Mail, Rutland Times, Lutterworth Today, Hemel Gazette, Shoreham Today, Lynn News, Bedford Today, Grantham Today, Sleaford Today, Suffolk Free Press, West Sussex Today, Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph, Boston Standard, Chichester Today, Leamington Spa Today, Newmarket Journal, Warwick Courier, Sussex Express, Portsmouth News, Journal Live, ic Liverpool, ic Scotland.co.uk, ic North Wales, ic CheshireOnline, ic Newcastle.co.uk, Holyhead and Anglesey Mail, ChesterChronicle.co.uk, Ellesmere Port Pioneer, Ormskirk & Skelmersdale Advertiser, ChronicleLive, Maghull and Aintree Star, Sunday Sun, Buckinghamshire Advertiser, Wirral News, Coventry Telegraph, Sunday Mercury, Birmingham Mail, North Wales Weekly News, Daily Post North Wales, Liverpool Daily Post, Caernarfon Herald, Fulham Chronicle, Hinckley Times, Runcorn and Widnes Weekly News, Flintshire Chronicle, Formby Times, Uxbridge Gazette, Harrow Observer, Southport Visiter, Huddersfield Examiner, Crosby Herald, Solihulnews.net, Gazette Live, Crewe Chronicle, Liverpool Echo, Wales online, HealthCanal.com, Science Daily, Eagle Radio, 106 Jack FM, Heart, Isle of Wight Radio, KL.FM 96.7, 107.7 the Wolf, Mix 96, Sunderland Echo, Scarborough Today, Shields Gazette, Filey Today, Doncaster Today, News Guardian, Yorkshire Evening Post, Mansfield Chad, Eastwood Advertiser, The Visitor, Lancaster Today, Spenborough Guardian, Lakeland Today, Bridlington Today, Burnley Express, Wetherby Today, Wakefield Express, Lytham Today, Isle of Man Today, Retford Today, Derbyshire Times, Gainsborough Standard, Leigh Today, Dinnington Today, St Helens Today, Beverley Guardian, Pendle Today, Blackpool Gazette, Thorne Gazette, Longridge Today, Eureka! Science News, Pontefract and Castleford Express, Ripley Today, South Yorkshire Times, Yorkshire Post, Whitby Today, Fleetwood Today, Northumberland Gazette, Pocklington Post, Bakewell Today, Dewsbury Reporter, Matlock Today, Selby Times, Ripon Today, Belper News, Chorley Guardian, Peterlee Mail, Halifax Evening Courier, Buxton Advertiser, Driffield Today, Worksop Today, Morpeth Herald, Hartlepool Today, Morley Observer, Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express, Ilkeston Today, Hucknall Today, Lancashire Evening Post, Sheffield Telegraph, Clitheroe Today, Garstang Today, Todmorden Today, Hebdenbridge Today, Berwick Today, Wigan Today, Mirfield Reporter, MK News, Staffordshire Newsletter, Uttoxeter Advertiser, Harlow Star, Hertfordshire Mercury, Bedfordshire News, Burton Mail, Cambridge News, Herts and Essex Observer, Ashbourne News Telegraph, shropshirestar.com, South Wales Guardian, Yorkshire Evening Post, Belfast Telegraph, expressandstar.com, U.TV, and EurekAlert]

Spoken Word event gets close to the life of a woman who died in a ... - 24dash 'Writing in Afghanistan' will be held at Embrace Arts, the University of Leicester's arts centre on Lancaster Road, Leicester, at 7:30pm on Sunday 9th ...

Novel research assesses reading in older people - 24dash A University of Leicester psychologist has won a prestigious national career fellowship to pursue novel research into reading. Dr Kevin Paterson, of the ...

Some think injuries, religion cause cancer: Study - Toronto Sun ... of awareness about the roles diet, obesity and lack of exercise play in the development of the disease," the University of Leicester researchers said. [Also covered in Nutrition Horizon, News-Medical.net, UPI.com, LiveScience.com, MyHealthNewsDaily, London Free Press, Winnipeg Sun, CANOE, and Cherry Creek News]

Labour is wrong to apologise for its record on immigration - Jonathan Portes for The Independent (blog) ...with Sara Lemos at the University of Leicester, found no impacts on native unemployment, either overall, or specifically for the young or low-skilled

Public ignorant about key messages concerning diet and cancer - 24dash Experts at the University of Leicester and Leicester's Hospitals carried out the research to assess patients' beliefs about the causes of cancer... [Also covered in Loughborough News, Science Daily, EurekaAlert, HealthCanal.com, and Eureka! Science News]

Science meets art as the Leicester Lit & Phil meets its new president - Loughborough News This year's President, Professor John Fothergill, Head of Engineering at the University of Leicester, will be speaking on: 'Chaos and Fractals: Science ...

University of Leicester welcomes families of new students - Loughborough News The University of Leicester, named University of the Year for 2008-09 and top university after Oxbridge for student satisfaction in the 2011 National ...

Threats from space - what the weather might have in store - Loughborough News A meeting of space scientists at the University of Leicester is examining the future of space science – and the threat posed to the Earth from space weather ...

NASAs WISE mission captures black holes wildly flaring jet - Loughborough News I‎t was a chance encounter between Poshak and Professor Andrew Blain, of the University of Leicester, that led to the findings. Professor Blain said: “As a ...

Universities spearhead business internship initiative - Loughborough News The initiative is being project-managed by the University of Leicester. Richard Mendez, Work-related Learning Manager at the University of Leicester said: ...

New genes identified for coronary artery disease and heart attacks - Loughborough News Co-principal investigator Professor Nilesh Samani, (British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiology University of Leicester, UK) said: “The findings add to ...

Cultural literary heritage profiled for the first time - Loughborough News A new database of transcultural writing by Leicestershire writers has been launched by the University of Leicester. The Grassroutes e-catalogue is based on ...

Ben Okri to speak at the University of Leicester - Loughborough News The School of English at the University of Leicester offers Creative Writing in poetry, prose and screen-writing at undergraduate and postgraduate levels ...

New discoveries in genetics of lung health - Loughborough News The study was led by Professor Martin Tobin from the University of Leicester, and Professor Ian Hall from The University of Nottingham and Dr Stephanie ...

Discovering Mens Sheds Conference - Loughborough News Jim Soulsby, Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Leicester's Institute of Lifelong Learning, said: “It is important for society today that we ...

Patients dissatisfied with nearly one in 10 GPs - Practice Business Patients are dissatisfied with nearly one in 10 GPs, a study by the University of Leicester has revealed. An exploratory study conducted by the University ...

Research discoveries lead to hope for better prevention, treatment ... - Augusta Free Press The pioneeringstudy was led by Professor Martin Tobin from the University of Leicester, Professor Ian Hall from the University of Nottingham, Dr. Stephanie ...

New Genes Identified for Coronary Artery Disease and Heart Attacks - Bioscience Technology Co-principal investigator Professor Nilesh Samani, (British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiology University of Leicester, UK) said: “The findings add to ...

New genetic discoveries in lung health offer hope for better ... - HealthCanal.com The pioneering study was led by Professor Martin Tobin from the University of Leicester, Professor Ian Hall from the University of Nottingham, Dr. Stephanie ...

September 26 2011

New discoveries in genetics of lung health - HealthCanal.com The study was led by Professor Martin Tobin from the University of Leicester, and Professor Ian Hall from The University of Nottingham and Dr Stephanie ...

New discoveries in genetics of lung health - 24dash The study was led by Professor Martin Tobin from the University of Leicester, and Professor Ian Hall from The University of Nottingham and Dr Stephanie ...

Multiple genetic discoveries from major international EU-funded ... - Cordis News One of the study authors, Professor Martin Tobin from the University of Leicester, comments on the study's implications for COPD detection: 'For the first ...

Ben Okri to speak at the University of Leicester - 24dash The School of English at the University of Leicester offers Creative Writing in poetry, prose and screen-writing at undergraduate and postgraduate levels ...

Meteor shower to bring gold to Earth in October - Pravda Researchers from Leicester University built a computer model and concluded that the formation of the precious metals was contributed by the nuclear ...

Revalidation patient survey tool flags up concerns with one in ten GPs - Pulse Researchers at the University of Leicester examined consultation satisfaction questionnaires from 6433 patients, and found that of 171 GPs who were assessed ...

Glastonbury degree scam site taken down - This is Somerset It was feared the website, which promoted a fictitious university, ... building featured on the site is a library belonging to the University of Leicester.

25th September 2011

Scientists identify genetic variants associated with lung health - News-Medical.net The study was led by Professor Martin Tobin from the University of Leicester, and Professor Ian Hall from The University of Nottingham and Dr Stephanie ...

New discoveries in genetics of lung health - Science Daily The study was led by Professor Martin Tobin from the University of Leicester, and Professor Ian Hall from The University of Nottingham and Dr Stephanie ...

Job satisfaction, step aerobics and Educating Essex - what's the ... - Mary Hope for 24dash (blog) According to findings from the University of Leicester, people who are given greater variety and independence in their jobs feel both less stressed and more ...

New discoveries in genetics of lung health - EurekAlert The study was led by Professor Martin Tobin from the University of Leicester, and Professor Ian Hall from The University of Nottingham and Dr Stephanie ...

24th September 2011

Five New Genes Claimed by Researchers as Risk to CAD - Ria Patel for TopNews United States The study was led by co-principal researcher Professor Nilesh Samani, British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiology at the University of Leicester, UK. ...

Leicester and Loughborough universities get ready to welcome students - Leicester Mercury Suzi Burtenshaw, welfare and international officer at the University of Leicester Students' Union, said: "We don't run awareness campaigns as there is no ...

Five new genes could show risk of CAD - Spire Healthcare Led by co-principal researcher Professor Nilesh Samani, British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiology at the University of Leicester, UK, the research ...

Scientists ID More Genes Linked to Heart Disease - Hispanically Speaking News (blog) ... co-principal investigator, Nilesh Samani, British Heart Foundation professor of cardiology at the University of Leicester, UK, said in the news release. ...

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