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More places for trainee lawyers might not ease shortage of training contracts
23/12/14  Channel News Asia
Law student Daryl Bryan Chee’s comments are included in an article about how lawyers in Singapore, who have more than 12 years experience, could take on 4 trainees at one time.

New project looks to take IT beyond the electronic age
23/12/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
A new project, announced by the EPSRC and which will be led by the University of Leeds; will see a multi-university research programme and facility that will develop the materials needed for the new class of “photonic integrated circuits”.

Complex sex life of gold swift moth
22/12/14  Science Newsline
Professor John Turner, Emeritus Professor in the School of Biology, has found that the gold swift moth has one of the most complex sex lives in the insect world.

Christmas truce 1914
22/12/14  Yorkshire Post
Chris Bond talks to University of Leeds senior librarian Richard High about the 1914 Christmas truce and looks at letters and newspapers from the period that are held in the University’s Liddle Collection.

For North Korea, The Interview is latest episode in perceived US conspiracies
21/12/14  Wall Street Journal
Dr Adam Cathcart (School of History) comments on the latest developments in the war of words between Washington and Pyongyang.

Radio: Paul Hudson’s Weather Show
20/12/14  BBC Radio Humberside
Dr Tracy Aze (School of Earth and Environment) speaks to Andrew Barton about how our atmosphere was oxygenated.

Kim Jong-Un’s leadership
20/12/14  South China Morning Post
Dr Adam Cathcart (School of History) contributes to an article about Kim Jong-Un after the North Korean leader finishes his first 3 years in power.

Scientists see Earth grow new layer under Icelandic volcano
20/12/14  Times of India
New research from the University into an Icelandic eruption has shed light on how the Earth's crust forms, according to a paper published in Nature. Professor Andy Hooper (School of Earth and Environment) is quoted.

Radio: Science Friday
19/12/14  Science Friday
Professor Andy Shepherd (School of Earth and Environment) discusses research into the effects on climate change of supraglacial lakes in Greenland.

New project looks to take IT beyond the electronic age
19/12/14  Phys.org
A new project, announced by the EPSRC and which will be led by the University of Leeds; will see a multi-university research programme and facility that will develop the materials needed for the new class of “photonic integrated circuits”.

For North Korea, The Interview is latest episode in perceived US conspiracies
19/12/14  Washington Post
Dr Adam Cathcart (School of History) comments on the latest developments in the war of words between Washington and Pyongyang.

Tuesday 23 December’s best TV
19/12/14  The Guardian
Praise for the contribution of Professor Derek Scott (School of Music) to Len Goodman’s BBC 4 programme about big band music.

North Korea ups propaganda
19/12/14  The Conversation
Dr Adam Cathcart (School of History) writes about North Korea’s use of propaganda.

Ships creating smaller bubbles can help counteract climate change, study finds
19/12/14  BBC news online
Making ships produce smaller bubbles at sea could help with climate change a new study by researchers at the University of Leeds has found.

Radio: Good Evening Wales
19/12/14  BBC Radio Wales
Dr Simon Warner (School of Music) talks about the lack of true Christmas singles these days.

Killing off Kim is no joke in North Korea
19/12/14  Financial Times
Dr Adam Cathcart, lecturer in Chinese History, explains why North Korea reacted to strongly to Sony’s film about the assassination of Kim Jong-Un.

Will Cuba be ready for a new revolution?
19/12/14  Daily Telegraph
Dr Manuel Barcia Paz (Spanish and Portuguese) is interviewed about the recent announcement that America and Cuba are rebuilding diplomatic ties. He says that although hopes about a reconciliation have been built up and broken in the past, this time “my feelings is that they are really opening the door”.

Radio: WNPR News
18/12/14  WNPR News
Professor Barry Cooper (School of Mathematics) discusses the British mathematician and code-breaker Alan Turing in light of the new biopic film about Turing’s life, The Imitation Game.

TV: Look North
18/12/14  BBC 1 Look North
Dr Victoria Honeyman (School of Politics and International Studies) discusses local government budget cuts.

Voucher scheme feeds homeless
18/12/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
A scheme, designed by University of Leeds student Hannah Tisdale, which allows homeless people to exchange vouchers for meals is featured. The scheme is a partnership between the University, West Yorkshire Police and Leeds City Council.

Voucher scheme feeds homeless
18/12/14  Halifax Courier
A scheme, designed by University of Leeds student Hannah Tisdale, which allows homeless people to exchange vouchers for meals is featured. The scheme is a partnership between the University, West Yorkshire Police and Leeds City Council.

Boot camp helps enterprise shape up
18/12/14  Yorkshire Post
The University has put 25 of its most enterprising students through a business ‘boot camp’. The Spark training programme welcomed students from across the university.

Radio: Marketplace
17/12/14  American Public Radio
Amid fears over press freedom in Russia, Dr Vlad Strukov (School of Languages, Cultures and Societies) comments on the departure of a number of journalists to set up a media organisation free from Kremlin interference, across the border in Latvia.

Earth grows new layer under Icelandic volcano
17/12/14  Space Daily
New research from the University into an Icelandic eruption has shed light on how the Earth's crust forms, according to a paper published in Nature. Professor Andy Hooper (School of Earth and Environment) is quoted.

Carbon monoxide may protect from Alzheimer’s, study says
17/12/14  The Carer
A study conducted by researchers who used to be based at the University is mentioned. Co-author Mark Dallas, now based at Reading, is quoted.

Continual Napa slip tracked by Sentinel
17/12/14  BBC news online
Professor Tim Wright (School of Earth and Environment) is quoted in this piece on the creeping movement of the ground across California's Napa Valley following an earthquake on August 24 being observed from space.

Greenland ice melting faster than previously thought
17/12/14  Inhabitat blog
Research by Amber Leeson (School of Earth and Environment) into supraglacial lakes is featured. She is quoted in the article.

You’re not alone in facing anxiety at University
17/12/14  Telegraph blog
This piece by Ella Griffiths, a student at the University, focuses on anxiety disorders.

Carbon monoxide could help against Alzheimer’s disease damage
17/12/14  yahoo news
A study from the University of Leeds funded by Alzheimer’s Society has found that small amounts of carbon monoxide may help protect the brain against the damage caused by Alzheimer’s disease.

Carbon monoxide could help against Alzheimer’s disease damage
17/12/14  Yorkshire Post
A study from the University of Leeds funded by Alzheimer’s Society has found that small amounts of carbon monoxide may help protect the brain against the damage caused by Alzheimer’s disease.

In the fast lane
17/12/14  Professional Engineering
Hagar Niblett, a Mechanical Engineering undergraduate, is featured in Engineering Opportunities, a supplement of iMechE’s Professional Engineering magazine aimed at potential students.

Yorkshire in space
17/12/14  Yorkshire Post
The University’s skills in tetrahertz lasers and in studying the earth from space are mentioned in this piece by Julian White, the CEO of the White Rose Consortium.

Radio: Good Morning Scotland
17/12/14  BBC Radio Scotland
Aidan Foster-Carter (School of Sociology and Social Policy) comments on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s first three years in power and the end of the official period of mourning for his father.

Medieval Christmas food
16/12/14  The Conversation
Dr Iona McCleery (School of History) writes about the types of food that were consumed during the Christmas period in medieval times.

Capital standards is not the only way to enhance bank safety
16/12/14  American Banker
Dr Peter Hughes (Leeds University Business School) contributes to this article about maintaining bank safety.

Icelandic volcano’s magma flow tracked
16/12/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
Research by the Centre for Observation and Modelling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonics (COMET) sheds new light on how the earth’s crust is formed.

National accolade for M&S archive
16/12/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
The Marks & Spencer archive won the Sandford Award for education programmes.

The Times letter
16/12/14  The Times
Dr Kersten Hall (School of Philosophy, Religion and the History of Science) responds to an earlier letter about Nobel laureate James Watson and explains Johann Friedrich Miescher’s role in the discovery of DNA.

Radio: Martin Kelner
16/12/14  BBC Radio Leeds
Professor John Maule (Leeds University Business School) speaks about risk and human decision making after 90% of Darwin Awards were 'won' by males.

Supraglacial lakes could trigger future ice loss in Greenland
16/12/14  Independent
According to new research from the University of Leeds, the predicted ice loss levels from Greenland and its impact on rising sea levels may have been greatly underestimated. The new study which has been published in Nature Climate Change has simulated the distribution of lakes that form on the ice sheet surface from melted snow and ice – called supraglacial lakes –for the first time. The new study has shown that the supraglacial lakes will migrate farther inland over the next half century, potentially altering the ice sheet flow in dramatic ways.

Black humour emerged amid trench terror
15/12/14  Yorkshire Post
Dr Jessica Meyer (School of History) explains why humour played an important role for soldiers during the First World War.

Radio: The Paul Franks Show
15/12/14  BBC WM
Dr Simon Warner (School of Music) speak to BBC WM talking about Glen Miller’s disappearance 70 years on.

Radio: Sunny and Shay
15/12/14  BBC WM
Dr Simon Warner (School of Music) makes two appearances, talking about a campaign to stop an X Factor single becoming Christmas number one by encouraging people to download Fairytale of New York.

Peatlands in Amazon ‘most dense eco-system’
15/12/14  BBC news online
Research from Freddie Draper (School of Geography) into the densest store of carbon in Amazonia not being above ground in trees, but rather, below ground in peatlands, is featured. Mr Draper is quoted.

Supraglacial lakes could trigger future ice loss in Greenland
15/12/14  Daily Mail online
According to new research from the University of Leeds, the predicted ice loss levels from Greenland and its impact on rising sea levels may have been greatly underestimated. The new study which has been published in Nature Climate Change has simulated the distribution of lakes that form on the ice sheet surface from melted snow and ice – called supraglacial lakes –for the first time. The new study has shown that the supraglacial lakes will migrate farther inland over the next half century, potentially altering the ice sheet flow in dramatic ways.

Supraglacial lakes could trigger future ice loss in Greenland
15/12/14  The Washington Post
According to new research from the University of Leeds, the predicted ice loss levels from Greenland and its impact on rising sea levels may have been greatly underestimated. The new study which has been published in Nature Climate Change has simulated the distribution of lakes that form on the ice sheet surface from melted snow and ice – called supraglacial lakes –for the first time. The new study has shown that the supraglacial lakes will migrate farther inland over the next half century, potentially altering the ice sheet flow in dramatic ways.

Arctic sea ice resilient this year
15/12/14  BBC news online
Arctic sea ice, observed by Cyrosat, is only slightly down on its volume from 2013. In this article Professor Andrew Shepherd (Earth and Environment) speaks to the BBC about how Cyrosat can help with the operational functions of Arctic nations.

Why so few black football managers?
14/12/14  The Observer
Brian Deane, former Sheffield United striker, is profiled. He was formerly director of football at the University.

Call for participants in new diabetes study
13/12/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
Relatives of patients who have Type 2 diabetes are being asked to join in with a new study. The team at the University of Leeds are looking to investigate circadian rhythms, the physiological processes that the body goes through in a 24 hour period.

The Sun’s breast cancer campaign praised by expert
13/12/14  The Sun
Professor Chris Twelves has praised The Sun’s breast cancer campaign ‘Check’em Tuesday’.

Charities join together to fund new research into treatment of brain tumours
13/12/14  Yorkshire Post
Yorkshire Cancer Research, Brain Tumour Research and Support Across Yorkshire and Ellie’s Fund- Brain Tumour Trust are joining up to fund new research at the University of Leeds into new treatments for brain tumours.

Radio: Today
13/12/14  BBC Radio 4
As calls are made to abandon the singing of Welsh rugby anthem Delilah at matches because of its violent lyrics, Dr Simon Warner (School of Music) discusses other examples of criminality celebrated in song.

Geoengineering: into the great wide open
13/12/14  The Economist
Dr Alan Gadian (School of Earth and Environment) is referenced in this piece about the use of techniques such as cloud brightening to combat global warming.

Radio: Dave Monk
12/12/14  BBC Radio Essex
Dr Elizabeth Bruton (latterly of the School of Philosophy, Religion and the History of Science) discusses the legacy of Marconi and the status of Chelmsford as the birthplace of radio.

No festive cheer as influence scandal shakes Blue House
12/12/14  Wall Street Journal Korea RealTime Blog
Aidan Foster-Carter (School of Sociology and Social Policy) comments on difficulties faced by South Korean President Park Geun-hye.

Radio: Iain Dale at Drive
12/12/14  LBC Radio
Dr Lars Berger (School of Politics and International Studies) discusses his research into why terrorist attacks on the US are supported in some Muslim countries.

Brooch made from thigh bone goes on display at new First World War exhibition
12/12/14  Daily Mail online
A brooch made out of a thigh bone from a soldier who fought during the First World War is one of the items in a new exhibition being held at the University’s Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery.

Turtle doves
12/12/14  Daily Express
The University of Leeds and the RSPB told the British and French Ecological Societies that turtle doves could be saved by giving farmers grants to grow early seeding arable plants.

Brooch made from thigh bone goes on display at new First World War exhibition
12/12/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
A brooch made out of a thigh bone from a soldier who fought during the First World War is one of the items in a new exhibition being held at the University’s Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery.

Brooch made from thigh bone goes on display at new First World War exhibition
12/12/14  ITV Calendar website
A brooch made out of a thigh bone from a soldier who fought during the First World War is one of the items in a new exhibition being held at the University’s Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery.

Radio: Jason Mohammad
11/12/14  BBC Radio Wales
Emeritus Professor Clive Upton (School of English) discusses whether or not the Welsh accent has sex appeal.

Man City’s new academy
11/12/14  The Times
In this article about Manchester City’s new academy facilities, University of Leeds research into young footballers who show signs of burnout is referenced.

New ways to teach students
11/12/14  Times Higher Education
Dr James Pickering (Medicine), named 2014’s most innovative teacher at the Times Higher Education Awards, discusses making content accessible.

New website to help improve English skills
10/12/14  ITV News online
A new website called Learning English in Leeds which will help learners improve their English language skills has been launched. Some University of Leeds learners attended the launch.

A big noise about the new Laidlaw Library
10/12/14  Yorkshire Post
Interviews with university librarian, Stella Butler, and head of estates, Steve Gilley, outline the plans for the new Laidlaw library.

A big noise about the new Laidlaw Library
10/12/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
Interviews with university librarian, Stella Butler, and head of estates, Steve Gilley, outline the plans for the new Laidlaw library.

Where was theatre invented?
09/12/14  Channel 4 News website
Dame Janet Suzman sparked controversy this week by suggesting that theatre is a white invention. Dr Sameh Hanna (Arabic Literature and Translation) spoke to Channel 4 News about the origin of theatre, he said that the "commonly agreed definition [of theatre] started in Greece” and although there were theatrical elements in Egyptian worship, this did not fit with the common definition of theatre.

Yorkshire’s rising boxing star
09/12/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
Interview with dentistry graduate Josh Warrington a rising star in boxing.

Yorkshire entrepreneur
09/12/14  Business Quarter
Dan Rajkumar is leading the way in the crowdfunding revolution through his thriving empire Rebuilding Society. Rebuilding Society is 34-year-old Dan’s second success as an entrepreneur. The first, launched in 2003 out of days studying computer science at the University of Leeds, is Web Translations

New caveman diet restaurant opens in UK
09/12/14  Daily Mail online
Alongside this feature on restaurant Pure Taste in Westbourne Grove, is an explanation by Dr Caroline Orfila (School of Food Science and Nutrition) about the activation of nuts and seeds.

TV: Wild Weather with Richard Hammond
08/12/14  BBC 1
Dr Jim McQuaid (School of Earth and Environment) builds an indoor cloud on Wild Weather with Richard Hammond.

US manufacturers to make own washing machine models with Xeros bead technology
08/12/14  Yorkshire Post
University of Leeds spin-out Xeros has decided that it will licence its bead technology used in its washing machines to US manufacturers so that they can make their own models.

Round two nominees for the LV= Breakthrough Player Award
08/12/14  The Telegraph
University of Leeds economics graduate Alex Lozowski has been nominated for the LV= Breakthrough Player Award this year.

Murky organ trade
08/12/14  The Big Issue in the North
Dr Ana Manzano-Santaella (School of Sociology and Social Policy) discusses the practice of organ trafficking in this piece.

TV: NHK World
06/12/14  Japan Broadcasting Corporation
The TV company visited the campus on 1 October to interview Professor Andy Challinor (School of Earth and Environment) about the impact of climate change on food security. In addition to the UK broadcast on 6-7 December on NHK World (a subscription channel), the footage is also currently being broadcast in Japan from 8-12 December.

Chinese debt crisis possible but unlikely – economists
06/12/14  Yorkshire Post
Professor Christopher Dent (East Asian Studies) comments on the outlook for the Chinese economy and the implications on the global economic situation for 2015.

Stephen Hawking’s fears start debate on artificial intelligence
06/12/14  AFP
Professor Tony Cohn (School of Computing) says that full artificial intelligence is a long way off.

Transport during Grand Depart kept rolling due to mass co-operation
06/12/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
A survey carried out after the Grand Depart by the University of Leeds and West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) discovered that around 90% of spectators in the region were aware of travel advice.

China is cracking down on missionaries helping North Korean refugees
05/12/14  Public Radio International
Dr Adam Cathcart (School of History) comments on the attitude of Chinese authorities to Christian missionaries trying to help North Korean refugees in China.

Dates for your arts diary
05/12/14  Yorkshire Post
Yorkshire Dance will host two premieres of works commissioned by Respond that involved a collaboration of Yorkshire Dance, the University of Leeds, Breakfast Creatives and Liz Leman.

Leeds academic wins top composing award
05/12/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
Professor Martin Iddon, head of the School of Music at Leeds, has picked up the chamber category award at the British Composer Awards.

New model can improve nuclear power plant safety
05/12/14  Daily Mail online
Researchers from the University of Leeds have created a new model that predicts how stalagmite-like structures form in nuclear-processing plants.

Why do we like to talk about the weather
05/12/14  Metro
Professor Doug Parker (School of Earth and Environment) will be giving a talk on the weather at The Royal Society in London next week.

New model can improve nuclear power plant safety
04/12/14  Phys.org
Researchers from the University of Leeds have created a new model that predicts how stalagmite-like structures form in nuclear-processing plants.

Edward VI: the truth about the Tudor king
04/12/14  BBC History Magazine
A new biography written by Professor Stephen Alford (School of History) looks at the perceptions of Edward VI and reveals that the young Tudor king may be more like his father Henry than was once thought.

Bhopal: how activists and artists keep this ongoing disaster in the public eye
03/12/14  The Conversation
Drs Anthony Carrigan and Clare Barker (School of English) mark the 30th anniversary of the Indian city’s chemical disaster in the context of Reframing Disaster, a current Leeds project that also marks 20 years since the Rwandan genocide and the 10th anniversary of the South Asian tsunami.

Autumn statement is a chance to draw election battle lines but it will likely be spurned
03/12/14  The Conversation
Professor David Spencer (Leeds University Business School) previews the Autumn Statement from Chancellor George Osborne.

University wins £1.5m for new “Treasures Gallery”
03/12/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
The University of Leeds has won £1.5m of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund that will be used to create a new “Treasures Gallery” to host an archive of historic documents and artefacts in the Parkinson Building.

Radio: Richard Stead
03/12/14  BBC Radio Leeds
Dr Victoria Honeyman (School of Politics and International Studies) briefly discusses the contents of Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement.

Chancellor undercuts Labour in Statement in preparation for general election
03/12/14  Bloomberg Business Week
Dr Andrew Crines (School of Politics and International Studies) says that George Osborne’s Autumn Statement “was very driven to position the Conservative Party for the election by heading off Labour attack”.

Autumn Statement is a chance to draw election battle lines, but it will likely be spurned
03/12/14  The Conversation
Professor David Spencer (Leeds University Business School) discusses today’s Autumn Statement and how it positions the Conservatives ahead of next year’s General Election.

Brazil becomes international R&D hub
03/12/14  Financial Times
Richard Moore, chief technology officer of oil company BG Group, holds a PhD in sedimentology from the University of Leeds, and is leading a highly sophisticated international prospecting operation.

Tougher government attitudes on climate change key to business action
03/12/14  Guardian
In this joint piece, Dr Rory Sullivan (School of Earth and Environment) and Professor Andrew Gouldson, of the University of Bristol. discuss why governments need to be tougher on climate change to bring about positive action.

Sentinel spots erupting volcano
02/12/14  European Space Agency
Professor Andy Hooper (School of Earth and Environment) is quoted in a new story published by the European Space Agency about ground movements of the recently erupted Fogo volcano that were observed by the Sentinel-1A satellite.

Turner Prize has become middle aged – but that’s no bad thing
02/12/14  The Conversation
Dr Joanne Crawford (Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies) looks at the Turner Prize and says its move into ‘middle-age’ is not to its detriment.

Radio: 5 live Drive
02/12/14  BBC Radio 5 Live
Judith Stamper (School of Media and Communications) talks about political leaders’ Christmas cards.

Profile: Andrew Myers
02/12/14  Yorkshire Post
University of Leeds alumnus Andrew Myers talks to The Yorkshire Post about his former leading role at Everyman Cinemas where he was CEO.

Change it
02/12/14  Daily Mail
Research led by Professor Mark Wilcox (School of Medicine) found that the concentration of bacteria in the air is 27 times higher around ‘jet-powered’ hand dryers than the air around paper towel dispensers.

Radio: Sunny and Shay
01/12/14  BBC WM
Dr Simon Warner (School of Music) makes two appearances, talking about a campaign to stop an X Factor single becoming Christmas number one by encouraging people to download Fairytale of New York.

Why humans need not fear robots
01/12/14  Wall Street Journal
Professor Barry Cooper (School of Mathematics) was interviewed for a feature about Alan Turing and why machines will never replace humans.

Radio: Radio France International
01/12/14  Radio France International
Following a launch event at The Royal Society for the findings of the University’s IAGP project on geoengineering our climate, Dr Lawrence Jackson (School of Earth and Environment) was interviewed by Radio France International.

Muhammad: the truth about the name
01/12/14  Guardian
Dr Seán McLoughlin (Theology and Religious Studies) describes the reasons why Muslims from Pakistan, Bangladesh and India may name their children after the prophet Muhammad.

Cities can help to cut greenhouse gases
01/12/14  Daily Telegraph (Australia)
A new study from the University of Leeds’ ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and the London School of Economics and Political Science has found that cities can play a considerable role in cutting greenhouse gases.

New centre to help young people aim for university
01/12/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
The University of Leeds has backed a new centre in Harehills set up by the charity IntoUniversity which aims to help young children who come from disadvantaged backgrounds enter university.

New centre to help young people aim for university
01/12/14  Yorkshire Post
The University of Leeds has backed a new centre in Harehills set up by the charity IntoUniversity which aims to help young children who come from disadvantaged backgrounds enter university.

Radio: Connections
30/11/14  BBC Radio Leeds
Gordon Clubb (School of Politics and International Studies) talks to Mussy Abassi about radicalisation.

The bear would bore if he didn’t break some rules
28/11/14  The Conversation
Dr Becky Parry (School of Education) writes about the decision by the British Board of Film Classification to give the new Paddington film a PG certificate.

Mechanism that causes damage after stroke discovered
28/11/14  Yahoo! News India
Researchers from the University of Leeds and Zhejiang University China have uncovered a mechanism that is linked to the brain damage which is often suffered by stroke patients.

Could Podemos’ influence spread to the UK?
28/11/14  The Conversation
Dr Jonathan Dean (School of Politics and International Studies) describes the new left-wing political party Left Unity which was founded in November 2013.

Times Higher Education Awards 2014
28/11/14  Times Higher Education
Dr James Pickering (School of Medicine) was named Most Innovative Teacher of the Year at last night’s Times Higher Education Awards.

TV: BBC Breakfast
28/11/14  BBC 1
Dr Kevin Macnish (Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre) appeared on BBC Breakfast to talk about terms and conditions governing what social media companies can do with users’ personal data. He was responding to a report by the Commons Science and Technology Committee, to which he gave evidence during the summer.