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New national robotics facility opens today
22/10/14  BBC news online
A new £4.3m national robotics facility is to be opened at the University of Leeds today.

Radio: Andrew Edwards
22/10/14  BBC Radio Leeds
A new £4.3m national robotics facility is to be opened at the University of Leeds today.

Launch of the EPSRC National Centre for Innovative Robotic Systems
22/10/14  BBC Look North
The launch of the EPSRC National Facility in Innovative Robotic Systems continues to attract coverage. Dr Jordan Boyle (School of Mechanical Engineering) and Graham Brown, facility manager, were interviewed as part a feature on the new facility by Look North’s business correspondent Danni Hewson. The feature explores the capabilities of the centre and its importance for innovation in robotics in the North.

Stockbroker Numis heads North in search of IPOs
22/10/14  Yorkshire Post
Dr Iain Clacher (Leeds University Business School) comments on Numis’ decision to open up a Northern office in Manchester.

New national robotics facility opens today
22/10/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
A new £4.3m national robotics facility is to be opened at the University of Leeds today.

New national robotics facility opens today
22/10/14  Yorkshire Post
A new £4.3m national robotics facility is to be opened at the University of Leeds today.

New lecture capture system rolled out at Leeds
21/10/14  University Business
The new lecture capture system which will record around 50,000 hours of material every year has been successfully rolled out at the University.

New exhibition showcases the work of book illustrators
21/10/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
A display of major works by post-war book illustrators such as Edward Bawden and Edward Ardizzone will be open next month to the public at the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery.

Radio: Today
21/10/14  BBC Radio 4
Professor Tim Benton (School of Biology) discusses the balance between environmental protection and food production.

Radio: Georgey Spanswick
21/10/14  BBC Radio York
Professor Mark Harris (School of Molecular and Cellular Biology) explains what Ebola is, how it’s spread and the effectiveness of Army medical staff training healthcare professionals in Africa.

TV: News at Six
21/10/14  BBC One
Dr Kate Vigurs (French) talks about the role of land army women workers in the Second World War effort.

Radio: Woman’s Hour
21/10/14  BBC Radio 4
Alumnus Professor V Craig Jordan speaks to Woman’s Hour about his research into the breast cancer drug Tamoxifen.

New First World War Mooc starts next week
21/10/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
A new Mooc which has been developed by the University of Leeds in partnership with the BBC will begin on October 27th.

Materials research in Yorkshire is leading the way
21/10/14  Yorkshire Post
Materials innovation has become an important focus of research in Yorkshire. Research at the University of Leeds into advanced materials is referenced in this article; in the past five years alone, five spin-outs have been launched.

Europe’s companies look to China for investment
21/10/14  New York Times
Professor Jeremy Clegg (Leeds University Business School) is quoted in the article, he says Europe is “welcoming Chinese investment”.

University spin-out in deals with US firms
21/10/14  Yorkshire Post
University of Leeds spin-out Xeros has signed two deals with utility firms in the US to promote their environmentally friendly washing machines.

TV: Inside Out
20/10/14  BBC Inside Out
Professor David Allen (Leeds University Business School) discusses the replacement of West Yorkshire Police notebooks and pens with digital devices for crime recording, a world first.

British Composer Awards shortlist announced
20/10/14  Gramophone
A string trio written by Professor Martin Iddon (School of Music) has been shortlisted by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors in its chamber music category. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at Goldsmiths’ Hall on 2 December.

Region working with industry in energy research
20/10/14  Yorkshire Post
Julian White, the Chief Executive of the White Rose University Consortium, which the University is a part of, talks about research into energy storage. He explains how research from the University of Leeds’ Energy Hub is supporting industry.

Radio: Analysis
20/10/14  BBC Radio 4
Dr Salman Sayyid (School of Sociology and Social Policy) discusses how the idea of an Islamic caliphate has evolved through history.

New lecture capture system rolled out at Leeds
20/10/14  Yorkshire Post
The new lecture capture system which will record around 50,000 hours of material every year has been successfully rolled out at the University.

Ebola crisis
20/10/14  New Statesman
Professor Wandi Brine de Bruin (Leeds University Business School), a professor of behavioural decision making, discusses public fears about Ebola and why we are failing to assess the risk to the UK sensibly.

TV: Sunday Morning Live
19/10/14  Sunday Morning Live
Philip Rees, Professor Emeritus in the School of Geography, was interviewed on Sunday Morning Live about the contribution that overseas postgraduates make to the UK and their own countries.

New lecture capture system rolled out at Leeds
19/10/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
The new lecture capture system which will record around 50,000 hours of material every year has been successfully rolled out at the University.

This week
19/10/14  Sunday Telegraph
The Anthems for Doomed Youth concert which is going to be held after the rededication of the Brotherton War Memorial on Wednesday is listed as an event in The Sunday Telegraph.

Sir Andrew’s words and music at concert
18/10/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
Tomorrow’s concert featuring poet Sir Andrew Motion and pianist Ian Buckle is featured.

University spin-out set to roll out washing machines for domestic use
18/10/14  Guardian
University of Leeds spin-out Xeros is hoping to produce a domestic washing machine for the US market by 2016.

Hint of proper funding for cycling, but we must fight for it – with evidence
17/10/14  The Conversation
Robin Lovelace (School of Geography) argues that greater investment in cycling is needed to drive up participation levels.

New lecture capture system rolled out at Leeds
17/10/14  Reuters
The new lecture capture system which will record around 50,000 hours of material every year has been successfully rolled out at the University.

Radio: Plants: from roots to riches
17/10/14  BBC Radio 4
Professor Gregory Radick (Philosophy, Religion and the History of Science) discusses the impact of Mendel, Bateson and Biffen on plant genetics in this botanical history series.

Remembering those who helped to shape our world
17/10/14  Yorkshire Post
The latest edition of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography now includes the addition of former University of Leeds lecturer Margaret Hannah and Bradford textile inventor Geoffrey Ambler. Dr Emily Winterburn (School of PRHS) researched and wrote both entries for the Biography.

New artwork at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
17/10/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
Students from the School of Mechanical Engineering helped sculptor Fiona Banner create her piece “Chinook” for the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Footballer Raheem Sterling could be showing early signs of ‘burn out’ according to academic
16/10/14  Telegraph.co.uk
Dr Andrew Hill, former academic at Leeds, has said that Raheem Sterling’s complaint of tiredness could be linked to stress as a result of playing for his country and his club Liverpool.

Importance of design at St Mark’s Residences
16/10/14  University Business
Ian Robertson, Head of Accommodation at the University of Leeds, explains the design of St Mark’s Residences which won the CUBO’s Best Student Housing Award 2014.

Andy Kershaw revisits union for one-man show
16/10/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
Andy Kershaw, TV and Radio personality, will be coming back to the Leeds University Union for a one-man show The Adventures of Andy Kershaw in November.

Performing lost Jewish music and theatre
16/10/14  Times Higher Education
University of Leeds musicologist heads a team in receipt of a £1.5 million grant to recover pre-war artworks.

The benefits of cycling
16/10/14  The Times
A project by Robin Lovelace (School of Geography), done in collaboration with colleagues at Cambridge University, suggests boosting cycle use in England could be worth as much as £6bn annually by 2025 rising to £25bn annually by 2050 in health benefits alone.

Scientists find temperate bat in the hot tropics of the Western Ghats
15/10/14  Mongabay
The environmental science and conservation news site features research by Claire Wordley in the Faculty of Biological Sciences into the bat calls in tropical India.

Guardian Student Media Awards
15/10/14  Guardian
Student James Hanson has been nominated for Student Broadcast Journalist of the Year.

Poet to read at centenary commemorations
15/10/14  Centenary News
Sir Andrew Motion’s visit to the University next Wednesday for the Brotherton War Memorial rededication service and International Concert Series performance is covered.

New Chapter for cancer treatment
15/10/14  Yorkshire Post
Interview with Charles Rowett, chief executive of Yorkshire Cancer Research, which references funding Professor V Craig Jordan’s work in the discovery that tamoxifen - a failed contraceptive drug - was effective in treating breast cancer. Professor Jordan’s work, which began at the University of Leeds, has been credited with saving thousands of lives.

New project celebrates contemporary Chinese fiction
15/10/14  China Daily
Chen Ziwo, the outspoken novelist and activist, is the first Chinese writer to become part of the Writing Chinese project at the University, showcasing Chinese literary voices in the UK.

Kim Jong-un returns
14/10/14  The Conversation
Dr Adam Cathcart (School of History) writes about Kim Jong-un’s return, after a month’s absence from public life, fuelling idle speculation about a possible coup.

The UK isn't green enough
14/10/14  Engineering & Technology
Professor Andy Gouldson (School of Earth and Environment) comments on a report from the Centre for Low Carbon Futures, looking at the development of smart energy for smart cities and touches on the reasons why the UK's investments into renewable energy developments haven't yet been at the level they should.

Bone cancer diagnoses
14/10/14  Yorkshire Post
Profile of Leeds-based Bone Cancer Research Trust, aiming to make GPs more aware of the symptoms of the illness. The charity also funds research into Ewing’s sarcoma, with supporters seeing the team at work in the Children’s Cancer Research Lab at the Leeds Institute of Cancer and Pathology.

Kim Jong-Un
14/10/14  China Post
Dr Adam Cathcart (School of History) comments on the North Korean leader’s behaviour over the past weeks.

Sustainable transport projects of the future
14/10/14  The Guardian
Professor Greg Marsden (Institute for Transport Studies) comments on what the government and the transport sector can do to improve public health and tackle climate change - devolve more power to local authorities.

Careers fairs
14/10/14  The Guardian
A profile of the University of Leeds careers fair, where 3,700 students talked to retailers like Tesco and Aldi, consultants Accenture and Deloitte, and engineers GSK.

The Commonwealth business value shouldn’t be overlooked
14/10/14  Yorkshire Post
Dr Surender Munjal (Leeds University Business School) discusses the business potential of the Commonwealth.

Footballer Raheem Sterling could be showing early signs of ‘burn out’ according to academic
13/10/14  ITV News online
Dr Andrew Hill, former academic at Leeds, has said that Raheem Sterling’s complaints of tiredness could be linked to stress as a result of playing for his country and his club Liverpool.

What considered to be ‘good’ drinking and ‘bad’ drinking?
13/10/14  The Conversation
Dr Henry Yeomans (School of Law) discusses the new drug nalmefene and how it raises the issue of what people consider ‘good’ drinking and ‘bad’ drinking.

Kim Jong Un not seen for 37 days
13/10/14  Los Angeles Times
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has not be seen for 37 days even missing from ceremonies marking a national holiday. Dr Adam Cathcart (School of History) comments in the article.

Nobel for microscopy methods
13/10/14  Science
Professor Michelle Peckham (School of Molecular and Cellular Biology) comments on the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

The deadly disease that killed more people than the First World War
13/10/14  BBC News magazine
The University’s new free online course – Changing Faces of Heroism – is mentioned in this article about the Spanish Influenza epidemic that took hold at the end of the First World War.

RBS to help businesses save money by paying suppliers early
12/10/14  Financial Times
The largest source of credit in the economy, according to a study from earlier this year, is the amount suppliers lend to UK businesses in the form of late payments. According to Professor Nick Wilson (Leeds University Business School) this comes to around £327bn.

Has Kim Jong Un’s sister taken power?
10/10/14  Guardian
Speculation grows about the whereabouts of Kim Jong Un, now some are suggesting that his sister has stepped in to help with the leadership. Dr Adam Cathcart (School of History) is quoted in the article.

Art project in Leeds put homeless centre stage
10/10/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
Academics from the University of Leeds will be working with a theatre group called Urban Sprawl, which is made up of homeless people, on a reworking of Spartacus.

Project to use terahertz technology in nuclear fusion
10/10/14  Phys.org
The University is involved in a project to use terahertz radiation to monitor nuclear fusion reactions.

Pubs such as Emmerdale’s Woolpack are a real depiction of life in rural areas of England
10/10/14  Yorkshire Post
A study led by Dr Ignazio Cabras of the University of York and Northumbria University which also involved work by Dr Matthew Mount, now a lecturer at Leeds University Business School, has found that pubs depicted in soaps such as Emmerdale are actually a reality of living in rural areas of England.

The naked truth
10/10/14  China Daily
The launch of the University’s new Writing Chinese project is mentioned in this profile of author Chen Xiwo, who was its first featured author yesterday. Dr Frances Weightman (East Asian Studies) is quoted in the print version.

Radio: Liz Green
10/10/14  BBC Radio Leeds
Dr Victoria Honeyman (School of Politics and International Studies) talks to BBC Radio Leeds about UKIP candidate Douglas Carswell winning the Clacton by-election.

Did North Korea admit to its horrific forced labour camps?
09/10/14  The Washington Post
Dr Adam Cathcart (School of History) is quoted in a this blog about a North Korean official’s tacit admission that his country operates a system of labour camps.

New musical The Shoemaker And The King
09/10/14  The York Press
Professor Philip Wilby (School of Music) has worked alongside Ian McMillan to put together a musical based on the discovery of King Richard III in Leicester.

Radio: Elly Fiorentini
09/10/14  BBC Radio York
Professor Mark Harris (School of Molecular and Cellular Biology) talks about how Ebola is spread.

Police and University security team forge closer ties
09/10/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
The Uni Watch scheme will give the University’s security unit a direct radio link-up with neighbourhood police officers.

Export and manufacturing growth falls, new figures show
09/10/14  Yorkshire Post
New figures from the (Leeds University Business School) says that “some economic news of late” paints “a mixed picture of recovery”.

An NHS for education may remedy UK ills
09/10/14  Times Higher Education
Dr Alan Grainger (School of Geography) writes in the Times Higher about a new “National Education Service” where the mass provision of education in schools could be supplemented by separate local education centres.

“Endless possibilities” for bio-nanotechnology
08/10/14  Phys.org
Coverage of a study published in Nano Letters demonstrating how stable “lipid membranes”, the thin skin that surrounds all biological cells, can be applied to synthetic surfaces. Co-author Professor Steve Evans (School of Physics and Astronomy) is quoted, as is PhD student George Heath.

Radio: Andrew Edwards
08/10/14  BBC Radio Leeds
Professor Mark Harris (School of Molecular and Cellular Biology) talks about how Ebola is spread.

Imitation Game
08/10/14  The Conversation
Professor S Barry Cooper (School of Mathematics) writes in The Conversation about the Imitation Game, which brings to life the real Alan Turing, pioneer of the computer age.

Growing Trust
08/10/14  BQ magazine
Article about Linda Pollard (Former Pro Chancellor/Chairman of the University of Leeds) and the challenges of the healthcare sector.

Girls Night In at Marks and Spencer Archive
08/10/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
The Marks and Spencer company archive, which is located on the University campus, is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a Girls' Night In event tomorrow.

Dentistry family open day
08/10/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
The School of Dentistry will be opening its doors to the public on Saturday for a day packed full of activities for families to enjoy.

The Crowd Doctor
08/10/14  Discovery Channel magazine
Dr Clifford Stott (School of Law) is profiled in this piece.

The Living Crowd
08/10/14  Discovery Channel magazine
Dr Clifford Stott (School of Law) is quoted in this piece which suggests that crowds, if managed properly, can be enjoyable places to be.

Where is Kim Jong-Un?
07/10/14  The Atlantic
Dr Adam Cathcart (School of History) writes a guide to what is known – and not known – about the North Korean leader’s disappearance.

TV: Break-in-Britain
07/10/14  BBC Two
PC Matt Guy works alongside students to help speak to others about keeping their houses secure.

Hajj 2014 and the Muslim Pilgrimage
07/10/14  International Business Times
An article examines the impact of the 1.3 million Muslims who travel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj, the annual pilgrimage that occurs during the 12th month of the Islamic lunar calendar. The article references research by Dr Sean McLoughlin (Theology and Religious Studies/Leeds Humanities Research Institute) on the cultural and political economy of Hajj.

The Northerner Blog
07/10/14  Guardian
As the Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game premieres around the world, mathematician and Turing author Professor S Barry Cooper (Maths) looks at how art and science can come together to change modern perspectives of a true genius.

Robots taking over the world
07/10/14  The Telegraph
An article looks at five ways in which robots have already taken over the world and includes archaeology robots, with a focus on the work of Shaun Whitehead and Dr Robert Richardson (Mechanical Engineering) and the Djedi project, which explored the inside of tiny shafts within the great pyramid of Giza.

Applying for medicine
07/10/14  Guardian
Dr Gail Nicholls, Director of Admissions at the School of Medicine, gives prospective students advice on interviews.

Heather burning has negative impact on wider environment
06/10/14  The Big Issue in the North
Further coverage of the EMBER study at the University of Leeds on moorland burning, a practise that is done predominantly to support red grouse populations for gun sports. The researchers found that moorland burning has numerous negative effects on the environment, providing much needed scientific evidence to inform policy.

New tests will be studied by experts
06/10/14  Yorkshire Post
A new project, which will involve the University of Leeds and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, will look at earlier testing to diagnose patients with acute kidney injury.

Leeds named in top 5 for most impressive Law School buildings
06/10/14  Yahoo! Finance
An article launched by Best Choice Schools named the School of Law’s Liberty Building in the top 50 most impressive Law School buildings.

The world’s open dumps are growing
06/10/14  Guardian
Dr Costas Velis (School of Civil Engineering) discusses resource efficiency and the new Waste Atlas report.

How much influence do the papers still have on political opinion?
06/10/14  Independent
Professor Stephen Coleman (School of Media and Communication) comments in an article about whether the media still has an influence in politics.

More talks for Seoul after visit from North
06/10/14  Wall Street Journal
Dr Adam Cathcart (School of History) comments on the role of sport in breaking diplomatic deadlock between North and South Korea.

LinkedIn university rankings show Leeds as top for media professionals
06/10/14  i
LinkedIn released its university rankings last week; the University of Leeds came top for producing the most media professionals.

Project to boost brainpower of bobbies
06/10/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
Professor Adam Crawford (School of Law) is quoted in this piece on a new knowledge exchange project between the University, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Police.

Breakthrough allows researchers to watch molecules 'wiggle'
05/10/14  Phys.org
A new crystallographic technique developed at the University will allow researchers to see changes within molecules using X-ray crystallography. The story is also covered in specialist and German language publications.

First kind of kindle?
05/10/14  Daily Mail online
University Librarian Stella Butler is photographed with the Jacobean travelling library from Special Collections, in connection with a £1.4 million Heritage Lottery Fund grant for the Treasures of the Brotherton galleries in the Parkinson Building.

White Rose University consortium receives £11m to boost training of biological scientists
04/10/14  Yorkshire Post
The University of Leeds is part of a group of universities that have been given £11million to help fund 164 PhD research projects over the next five years.

New sculpture unveiled at University
04/10/14  Yorkshire Post
The University of Leeds is part of a group of universities that have been given £11million to help fund 164 PhD research projects over the next five years.

New sculpture unveiled at University
04/10/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
A sculpture by Yorkshire-based artist Keith Wilson was unveiled at Beech Grove Plaza on Friday. The Sign for Art was inspired by Keith’s work with deaf-blind people.

Xi's National Day remarks
03/10/14  China Daily
Article about Chinese President Xi Jinping's remarks marking China's National Day on 1st October. Dr Vannarith Chheang (East Asian Studies), hailed Xi's remarks as "strong commitment and efforts of the Communist Party of China in building a prosperous society for the Chinese people".

Yorkshire Sculpture Park installations
03/10/14  Yorkshire Post
Work by students in the School of Mechanical Engineering is mentioned in this piece, about new installations at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Participants wanted for ‘pancake’ health study
03/10/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
A pilot study being run by the University’s School of Food Science and Nutrition, looking at metabolic syndrome, will see participants being asked to eat two pancakes containing naturally occurring compounds each day for four weeks.

New artwork at University
03/10/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
This piece tells how Tate Britain Director Penelope Curtis will reveal a new artwork, Sign for Art (Staelae* 2014) in Beech Grove Plaza today.

China Studies Centre at Oxford University
02/10/14  China Daily
The China Studies Centre at Oxford University, the largest such centre in Europe, has officially been opened. The article includes comment from Dr Hinrich Voss (Leeds University Business School), deputy director of the Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds, as well as a researcher in the White Rose East Asia Centre

TV: Blenheim Palace – Great War House
02/10/14  ITV
In this programme from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, Professor Alison Fell (French) discusses Lady Sarah Wilson (the first female war correspondent), who left Blenheim and went to France to open a hospital during the First World War.

Raiders of lost arts get £1.5m grant
02/10/14  Jewish Chronicle
A team of researchers from the University of Leeds has been awarded a £1.5 million grant to unearth lost treasures from the Jewish cultural past. Dr Stephen Muir (School of Music) is leading the project.

Guardian letter
02/10/14  Guardian
Maurice King says that knockabout politics is impossible in the German Bundestag compared with the House of Commons where the small chamber allows “expressed opinion, many interventions, repartee and banter”.

Keep active to help with osteoarthritis
02/10/14  Daily Mirror
Professor Philip Conaghan (School of Medicine) gives advice to osteoarthritis patients on how they can improve the strength of their leg muscles in order to help with their condition.

Importance of energy storage
02/10/14  Yorkshire Post
University of Leeds research from the Energy Hub is supporting and helping the government and industry with energy storage.

Over 50 events will light up Leeds at this year’s Light Night
01/10/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
The University of Leeds is going to host two events at this year’s Light Night, a sound and light installation called ‘Chorus’ and ghost stories in the Brotherton Library.

Radio: Georgey Spanswick
01/10/14  BBC Radio York
Dr Sheila Palmer (School of Geography) is interviewed about a new Leeds study which has found that moor burning has a negative impact on the wider environment.

Radio: Newsdrive
01/10/14  BBC Radio Scotland
Professor Joseph Holden (School of Geography) is interviewed about a new Leeds study which has found that moor burning has a negative impact on the wider environment.

Heather burning has negative impact on wider environment
01/10/14  Independent
A new study from the University of Leeds has found that burning heather on moors, which is done predominantly to support grouse populations for gun sports, has widespread environmental impacts. Dr Lee Brown and Professor Joseph Holden, two of the authors of the study, are quoted in the article, along with expert comment from TV naturalist Chris Packham.

How can academics support students wellbeing
01/10/14  Guardian
Emma Nelson, Student Experience Manager in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, says that academics shouldn’t be afraid of students crying and should be able to give up a little of their time if a student needs their support.

LinkedIn university rankings show Leeds top for media professionals
01/10/14  Telegraph.co.uk
LinkedIn released its university rankings yesterday; the University of Leeds came top for producing the most media professionals.

Expert says Trolleybus case is “weak” and “flawed”
01/10/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
Visiting Transport Professor Peter Bonsall has told the public inquiry of the Leeds Trolleybus case that the scheme is “weak, flawed and misleading”.

Hidden gems to go on display at University thanks to new grant
01/10/14  Yorkshire Post
Treasures from the University’s Special Collections will go on display for the public thanks to a £1.3m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Sir Alan Langlands is quoted in the article.

Hidden gems to go on display at University thanks to new grant
01/10/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
Treasures from the University’s Special Collections will go on display for the public thanks to a £1.3m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Sir Alan Langlands is quoted in the article.

Radio: Farming Today
01/10/14  BBC Radio 4
Dr Lee Brown (School of Geography) is interviewed about a new Leeds study which has found that moor burning has a negative impact on the wider environment.

TV: BBC Look North (Cumbria and North East)
01/10/14  BBC Look North
Dr Lee Brown (School of Geography) is interviewed about a new Leeds study which has found that moor burning has a negative impact on the wider environment.

Heather burning has negative impact on wider environment
01/10/14  Scotsman.com
A new study from the University of Leeds has found that burning heather on grouse moors has a negative effect on the environment. It found that burning lowered the water table which led to peat bogs drying out and releasing pollutants into rivers and letting carbon into the atmosphere. Professor Joe Holden (School of Geography), a co-author of the paper, is quoted in the article.

Heather burning has negative impact on wider environment
01/10/14  Herald
A new study from the University of Leeds has found that burning heather on grouse moors has a negative effect on the environment. It found that burning lowered the water table which led to peat bogs drying out and releasing pollutants into rivers and letting carbon into the atmosphere. Professor Joe Holden (School of Geography), a co-author of the paper, is quoted in the article

Heather burning has negative impact on wider environment
01/10/14  Times
A new study from the University of Leeds has found that burning heather on grouse moors has a negative effect on the environment. It found that burning lowered the water table which led to peat bogs drying out and releasing pollutants into rivers and letting carbon into the atmosphere. Professor Joe Holden (School of Geography), a co-author of the paper, is quoted in the article.

Leeds investing in ‘Great minds’ scheme
01/10/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
The University of Leeds has today launched its “250 Great Minds” scheme, a recruitment drive of 250 early career academic fellows. This is the biggest ever recruitment drive for the University which has seen £100m invested into the new scheme.

Leeds investing in ‘Great minds’ scheme
01/10/14  Yorkshire Post
The University of Leeds has today launched its “250 Great Minds” scheme, a recruitment drive of 250 early career academic fellows. This is the biggest ever recruitment drive for the University which has seen £100m invested into the new scheme.

Leeds investing in ‘Great minds’ scheme
01/10/14  Times Higher Education
The University of Leeds has today launched its “250 Great Minds” scheme, a recruitment drive of 250 early career academic fellows. This is the biggest ever recruitment drive for the University which has seen £100m invested into the new scheme.

Creating sustainable transport systems in the UK
30/09/14  Guardian
A preview for a live webchat on the subject with Professor Greg Marsden (Institute for Transport) on its expert panel that is scheduled for Friday 10 October from noon-2pm. The event is hosted by Guardian Professional’s Public Leaders Network.

Radio: Lithuanian Public Radio News Service
30/09/14  Lithuanian Public Radio News Service
Dr Lars Berger (School of Politics and International Studies) is interviewed about European fighters who have joined Isis in Iraq and Syria.

Radio: Liz Green
30/09/14  BBC Radio Leeds
Dr Sophie Evison (School of Biology) discusses arachnophobia.

Johnson urges Conservative unity
30/09/14  Voice of Russia (Web)
Dr Richard Hayton (School of Politics and International Studies) discusses the increasing influence of Nigel Farage in this piece.

TV: BBC Breakfast
30/09/14  BBC Breakfast
Stephen Fayle (Dentistry) talks about dental problems in pre-school children, following the publication of a Public Health England report which suggests the problem is on the rise.

New report finds more children admitted to intensive care units but staffing ratios are lower
30/09/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
A new report published by PICANet (Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network), an organisation which is jointly run by the Universities of Leeds and Leicester, has found that there has been an increase in the number of children being admitted to intensive care units in England and Wales but there are fewer staff per bed to support the increase.

Advice on Ucas applications
30/09/14  Guardian
Dr Gail Nicholls, Director of Admissions at the School of Medicine, says during the interviews staff are looking for “social awareness and responsibility” as well “academic potential”.

Habit that proved a lifesaver for soldier
29/09/14  Yorkshire Post
A report about school and University students learning about the First World War through objects held by Leeds Museums and Galleries features Museum Studies MA alumna Steph Webb (School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies), who is helping to coordinate the project.

Researcher says that countries need to work together to prevent organ trafficking
29/09/14  Medical News Today
Dr Ana Manzano (School of Sociology and Social Policy) has written a paper for the journal Transplantation in which she describes why it is hard to pinpoint the extent of organ trafficking.

Why UK should follow Nordics’ lead on universal childcare
29/09/14  The Conversation
Dr Jana Javornik (School of Sociology and Social Policy) discusses why childcare is likely to be a key battleground for the 2015 general election.

Soldiers named added to war memorial at university
29/09/14  BBC news online
The names of 25 soldiers who fought in the First World War were uncovered by historian David Stowe and added to the University’s war memorial last week.

Radio: Ajmal Hussain
28/09/14  BBC Radio Stoke
Dr Sean McLoughlin (School of Philosophy, Religion and the History of Science) is interviewed about Hajj tourism ahead of the 2014 Hajj.

Radio: Jona Kotnis
28/09/14  BBC Radio Northampton
Dr Sean McLoughlin (School of Philosophy, Religion and the History of Science) is interviewed about Hajj tourism ahead of the 2014 Hajj.

Radio: Eastern Air
28/09/14  BBC Radio Sheffield
Dr Sean McLoughlin (School of Philosophy, Religion and the History of Science) is interviewed about Hajj tourism ahead of the 2014 Hajj.

Radio: Jonny I’Anson
28/09/14  BBC Radio Leeds
Dr Sean McLoughlin (School of Philosophy, Religion and the History of Science) is interviewed about Hajj tourism ahead of the 2014 Hajj.

UKIP still on the defensive over racism issue
28/09/14  Channel News Asia
Professor Jocelyn Evans (School of Politics and International Studies) comments on why the spotlight is on UKIP after a string of race-related gaffes.

Radio: The Paul Hudson Weather Show
28/09/14  BBC Radio York
Dr Jim McQuaid and Dr Anja Schmidt (School of Earth and Environment) discuss the impact of volcanic eruptions on international air travel.

Interview with Leeds alumna about new theatre roles
27/09/14  Yorkshire Post
University of Leeds alumna Kate Phillips is to play Abigail Proctor in the upcoming production of The Crucible at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and will also star in a new BBC production of Wolf Hall.

Cancel developing countries' debt in exchange for action on climate change
26/09/14  Guardian
Adrian Fenton, a visiting researcher at the International Centre for Climate Change and Development and a PhD researcher at the University, suggests debt relief could prompt action on climate change in some countries.

Parkinson tower turned gold to support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
26/09/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
The University’s Parkinson Tower was lit up gold to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

New artwork at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
26/09/14  Telegraph.co.uk
Students from the School of Mechanical Engineering helped sculptor Fiona Banner create her piece “Chinook” for the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Outgoing civil service head predicts 5 more years of austerity cuts
26/09/14  Voice of Russia (Web)
Sir Bob Kerslake, the outgoing head of the civil service, has suggested that there will be 5 more years of public sector jobs spending cuts. Professor Malcolm Sawyer (Leeds University Business School) says that if there is growth in the future there won’t be any need to cut public spending to get rid of the deficit.

What’s happening in North Korea?
26/09/14  The Washington Post
Kim Jong Un hasn’t been visible since September 3, a documentary from North Korea suggested that the leader is suffering from discomfort. Aidan Foster-Carter (School of Sociology and Social Policy) is quoted in the article.

Annual Varsity battle
26/09/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
The University of Leeds will take on Leeds Beckett University in over 25 different sports this Wednesday for the annual Leeds Varsity.

Radio: On The Agenda
26/09/14  BBC Radio Leeds
Dr Victoria Honeyman (School of Politics and International Studies) discusses the political issues of the day with presenter Louise Martin and James Reed, politics reporter at the Yorkshire Post.

MPs look at the case for war
26/09/14  Yorkshire Post
Professor Edward Spiers (School of History) discusses the recall of Parliament to debate the possibility of attacks on IS in Iraq.

One-day WWI event at Leeds City Museum
25/09/14  Metro
Leeds City Council has worked in partnership with the University of Leeds and other partners across the city to host a one-day event at Leeds City Museum as part of this year’s commemorations for the First World War.

One-day WWI event at Leeds City Museum
25/09/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
Leeds City Council has worked in partnership with the University of Leeds and other partners across the city to host a one-day event at Leeds City Museum as part of this year’s commemorations for the First World War.

Dust blown onto the Amazon contains fish fossils, new study finds
25/09/14  BBC news online
Researchers from the Universities of Leeds and Birkbeck have found that dust blown from the Sahara to the Amazon contains fish fossils, a material which is full of nutrients. Dr Caroline Peacock (School of Earth and Environment) who worked on the study is quoted in the article.

Radio: Lizzie and Carl
25/09/14  BBC Radio Humberside
Dr Clifford Stott (School of Law) discusses Grimsby Town’s high number of football banning orders, and what can be done to address the problem.

Radio: Mark Forrest
25/09/14  BBC local radio stations
As part of a programme celebrating BBC Introducing Day for new musicians, Dr Simon Warner (School of Music) discusses how pop bands’ routes to record industry success have been transformed over the last 25 years. A listener recalls seeing Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark before they found fame, in concert at Leeds University Union.

TV: BBC Look North
25/09/14  BBC 1 Look North
Dr Clifford Stott (School of Law) contributes to a report about the fact Grimsby Town Football Club has more fans banned from games than some much larger Premier League clubs.

What will the Arab states receive in return for supporting air strikes on Syria?
24/09/14  The Conversation
Dr Lars Berger (School of Politics and International Studies) discusses the Arab states’ interests and why they have supported the strikes on IS in Syria.

New plans underway for alcohol-free bar
24/09/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
Scott Bell and Marie Price are working with Leeds Co-Producing Health at CIHM in the Leeds University Business School on plans to open a new alcohol- free bar in Leeds.

Letter to Editor
24/09/14  The Times
Dr Gail Nicholls who is the Director of Admissions at the School of Medicine writes a letter in response to The Times’ article on medical schools changing entry requirements after students apply for places. She says that the University of Leeds does not change entry requirements mid-cycle.

How many people break the law without evening knowing they have done so
23/09/14  Telegraph.co.uk
University of Leeds research, which found that the reaction times of drivers who are snacking behind the wheel are up to 44 per cent slower than usual, is referenced in this article about breaking the law whilst driving.

Scientific findings summaries
23/09/14  New York Times
Nicholas Bakalar quotes Professor Andy Challinor (Earth and Environment) in a piece about the impact of climate change on crop yields.

This year’s Freshers to be “one of biggest and best”
23/09/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
Bradley Escorcio, Union Affairs Officer at Leeds University Union talks to the Yorkshire Evening Post about this year’s Freshers Week.