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Geo-engineering: Climate fixes could be harmful
27/11/14  New Scientist
New findings from the UK’s first publicly funded studies have suggested that large-scale intervention in the Earth’s climate system is not a “quick fix” for global warming.

Lottery money will help mark Hartlepool bombardment
26/11/14  Northern Echo
A history group in Hartlepool is working the University’s Legacies of War project to examine the German shelling of the town in December 1914.

Busking fundraiser looks to help homelessness charity
26/11/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
A competition for buskers, which was set up by University of Leeds student Nicola Reed, will aim to raise money for Simon on the Streets, an independent homelessness charity.

Missing gene linked to autism
26/11/14  Daily Mail online
Research by Dr Steven Clapcote and Dr James Dachtler has shed light on a gene mutation linked to autistic traits.

Radio: Terror Through Time
26/11/14  BBC Radio 4
Dr Lars Berger (School of Politics and International Studies) discusses how Afghanistan became a hotbed for terrorism.

Letter: Counter Culture
26/11/14  Scotsman
Dr Gordon Clubb (School of Politics and International Studies) discussed proposed powers to ban “extremist” speakers from Universities.

Geo-engineering: Climate fixes could be harmful
26/11/14  Daily Mail online
Professor Piers Forster (School of Earth and Environment) said billions of people could be affected by the side effects of interventions to correct climate change.

Geo-engineering: Climate fixes could be harmful
26/11/14  The Telegraph
Professor Piers Forster (School of Earth and Environment) said billions of people could be affected by the side effects of interventions to correct climate change.

Geo-engineering: Climate fixes could be harmful
26/11/14  BBC news online
Professor Piers Forster (School of Earth and Environment) said billions of people could be affected by the side effects of interventions to correct climate change.

Turing, Artificial Intelligence and the future of computing
25/11/14  Yahoo! News India
Professor S Barry Cooper (School of Mathematics) discusses Alan Turing’s influence on the development of computing.

Vote-buying grows in youth league
25/11/14  Business Day
Dr Alexander Beresford (School of Politics and International Studies) is quoted by South Africa’s leading business newspaper on the use of patronage in leadership races within South Africa’s ANC.

Missing gene linked to autism
25/11/14  Yorkshire Post
Research by Dr Steven Clapcote and Dr James Dachtler have shed light on a gene mutation linked to autistic traits.

Robotics in healthcare
25/11/14  The Sun
This article profiles several different robots developed to aid healthcare including the University of Leeds’ iPAM. Professor Martin Levesley (School of Mechanical Engineering) is quoted in the article.

TV: Dancing Cheek to Cheek – An Intimate History of Dance
24/11/14  BBC Four
Professor Derek Scott (School of Music) is filmed at the 1820s piano at Haworth Parsonage talking about styles of dance music from 1810-1870.

ANC looks to learn from China’s Communist Party
24/11/14  TIME
Dr Alex Beresford (School of Politics and International Studies) is quoted in this piece on how South Africa’s ruling ANC party is looking to model itself on the Chinese Communist Party.

Economic growth and the cycle of financial crisis
24/11/14  Guardian
Research by Dr Dan O’Neill (School of Earth and Environment) is referenced in this article about the cycle of economic crisis.

New initiative launched today to stamp out sexual harassment in clubs and bars in Leeds
24/11/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
Leeds University Union’s We’ve Got Your Back campaign looks to tackle sexual harassment around Leeds’ bars and clubs.

Counter-terrorism chiefs urge farmers to be on the lookout for suspicious activity
24/11/14  Yorkshire Post
Anti-terror officials are advising people in rural communities across Yorkshire to be watchful to any suspicious activity. Dr Gordon Clubb (School of Politics and International Studies) is quoted in the article.

Radio: Michelle Dawes
24/11/14  BBC WM
Dr Simon Warner (School of Music) talks about Band Aid 30 in the context of criticism from British-Ghanaian rapper Fuse ODG.

Radio: Art School, Smart School
24/11/14  BBC Radio 4
Professor Griselda Pollock (School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies) contributes to this programme about the history of fine art education. First year Fine Art students are recorded and produced some of the sounds for the programme’s soundtrack.

Masters in Music
23/11/14  Independent on Sunday
Leeds masters student Dafydd Williams talks about why he chose to study a postgraduate Music course.

TV: BBC Breakfast
23/11/14  BBC One
Professor Mark Wilcox (School of Medicine) talks about research he led which 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.

Inside Yorkshire’s least visited attraction
22/11/14  Yorkshire Post
Masters alumna Pat Colling (School of English) talks about Victorian novelist George Gissing in this article about the Gissing Centre in Wakefield, revealed recently as one of the country’s least visited museums.

University accommodation wins top prize
22/11/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
The University of Leeds’ Storm Jameson Court- East and West has won the top award for Best Campus Accommodation at the Green Tourism Awards. Ian Robertson, head of residential accommodation at the University, is quoted in the article.

Three arrested in Leeds following raids on hackers
22/11/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
Dr Subhajit Basu (School of Law) says that the public remain vulnerable to hacking due to a lack of understanding of how technology works.

Post-war illustrations on show
21/11/14  Yorkshire Post
A new exhibition called Nostalgia and Progress: Illustration after the Second World War is on show at the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery. The exhibition showcases the works of post-war illustrators such as Edward Bawden and Edward Ardizzone. Layla Bloom curator is quoted in the article.

Young stars shine bright at ceremony
21/11/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
The Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards in Leeds last night saw an Achievement in Education Award go to alumna Charlotte Newman (Law), who overcame a diagnosis of Ewing’s sarcoma to achieve a first class degree.

Mistrust runs deep between North Korea and Russia
21/11/14  Wall Street Journal
Aidan Foster-Carter (School of Sociology and Social Policy) asks what is behind the latest attempts by North Korea to cozy up to Russia.

TV: On Closer Inspection
20/11/14  Made In Leeds
Dr Victoria Honeyman (School of Politics and International Studies) talks about the possibility of Yorkshire devolution on this new panel show.

Radio: Liz Green, General Election Special
20/11/14  BBC Radio Leeds
Dr Victoria Honeyman (School of Politics and International Studies) discusses the positioning of the major political parties ahead of next year’s general election.

Volcanic eruption in Iceland: travel chaos ahead?
20/11/14  CNN.com
Professor Andy Hooper (School of Earth and Environment) writes about the possibility of further disruption caused by Icelandic volcano Bardarbunga.

Germs ‘splatter’ hand dryer users, scientists warn
20/11/14  Daily Mail online
Research led by Professor Mark Wilcox (School of Medicine) shows that the concentration of bacteria in the air is 27 times higher around ‘jet-powered’ hand dryers than the air around paper towel dispensers.

Germs ‘splatter’ hand dryer users, scientists warn
20/11/14  The Telegraph
Research led by Professor Mark Wilcox (School of Medicine) shows that the concentration of bacteria in the air is 27 times higher around ‘jet-powered’ hand dryers than the air around paper towel dispensers.

The hunt to find the ‘secret’ of sexuality is not over
20/11/14  The Conversation
Dr Richard Cleminson (Languages, Cultures and Societies) talks about the Wellcome Trust’s most recent exhibition The Institute of Sexology.

Free event’s focus on life in world wars
20/11/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
An event organised by the Legacies of War project and held at the Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre today looks at the experiences of people from the former British Empire during the two world wars.

University academic welcomes unpaid work GDP figures
20/11/14  Yorkshire Post
Professor David Spencer (Leeds University Business School) has welcomed new plans for the ONS to evaluate the economic contribution of unpaid domestic work. He says “This data is important in that it brings out all this valuable activity that is occurring in the economy.”

The Imitation Game to give mathematician and WWII code-breaker fame he deserves
19/11/14  The Conversation
Professor Barry Cooper (School of Mathematics) says the new film The Imitation Game will “finally be making Turing the household name he should be.”

Radio: Julia George
19/11/14  BBC Radio Kent
Dr Simon Warner (School of Music) discusses the merits of Band Aid 30 compared to the 1984 version.

Interior designer feature
18/11/14  Northern Echo
Interior designer Lucy Thompson, who studied textile management at the University, is profiled.

Warm air hand dryers contaminate air in washrooms, says study
18/11/14  Cleanroom Technology
A study led by Professor Mark Wilcox (School of Medicine) which suggests hand dryers spread bacteria is featured.

How Benedict Cumberbatch has brought Turing to life in new film
18/11/14  Dazed Digital
Alan Turing expert Professor Barry Cooper (School of Mathematics) discusses the new film The Imitation Game.

Researchers make synthetic anti-cancer molecule
18/11/14  Medical News Today
Leeds researchers have created a new molecule that targets two key mechanisms in the spread of malignant tumours in the body. Dr Vas Ponnambalam (School of Molecular and Cellular Biology) is quoted.

SMEs receive boost from Goldman Sachs programme
18/11/14  Yorkshire Post
Some 250 Yorkshire SMEs that received advice about growth strategies as part of an education programme supported by Goldman Sachs are still benefitting, with 90% of them still growing their headcounts and turnover according to a progress report compiled by Leeds University Business School, among other academic institutions that are partners in the 10,000 Small Businesses UK scheme.

From Leeds to outer space
18/11/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
A feature on the role of the Braggs’ development of x-ray spectrometry in modern science and the Philae lander.

Yorkshire leads the way in science revolution
18/11/14  Yorkshire Post
Dr Julian White, CEO of the White Rose Consortium, discusses the contribution of member universities to synthetic biology research, one of the Government’s “Great 8” technologies.

Hooligan alert for police
18/11/14  The Herald
In this piece, Dr Clifford Stott (School of Law) says England-Scotland will not be policed any differently to any other Scottish derby match.

Radio: Jason Mohammad
18/11/14  BBC Radio Wales
Dr Simon Warner (School of Music) talks about the new Band Aid 30 charity single

Radio: Georgey Spanswick
18/11/14  BBC Radio York
Dr Ben Walmsley (Performance and Cultural Industries) talks to Georgey Spankswick about Scarborough’s open air theatre which is facing a funding shortfall of £55,000.

Climate change not to blame for end of Bronze Age
18/11/14  The Times
The Bronze Age did not end because of climate change, according to scientists. Dr Graeme Swindles (School of Geography) is a co-lead on the study.

The budding media professional
17/11/14  The Voice
Alumnus Isi Abebe (Chemical Engineering), a founder and station manager of new local television station Made In Leeds, is profiled.

Cops’ theory on hooliganism questioned
17/11/14  Glasgow Evening Times
Dr Clifford Stott (School of Law) says police should do more to welcome fans ahead of tonight’s England-Scotland football match.

TV: Scotland 2014
17/11/14  BBC 2 Scotland
Dr Clifford Stott (School of Law) also discussed policing of the England-Scotland football match on this show.

Radio: Newsdrive
17/11/14  BBC Radio Scotland
Dr Clifford Stott (School of Law) suggests the police should not have made their strategy for dealing with football hooligans at the England-Scotland football match public.

Climate change not to blame for end of Bronze Age
17/11/14  Daily Mail online
The Bronze Age did not end because of climate change, according to scientists. Dr Graeme Swindles (School of Geography) is a co-lead on the study.

Small soldiers that helped to bring the enemy down to size
17/11/14  Yorkshire Post
Professor Edward Spiers (School of History) talks about the bantam battalions, volunteers who were initially rejected for being too small by the British Army.

Researchers make synthetic anti-cancer molecule
17/11/14  Yorkshire Post
Leeds researchers have created a new molecule that targets two key mechanisms in the spread of malignant tumours in the body. Dr Vas Ponnambalam (School of Molecular and Cellular Biology) is quoted.

Radio: 5 Live Investigates
16/11/14  BBC Radio 5 Live
Research by Katie Adolphus (School of Psychology) into the positive effects for pupils of eating breakfast is cited by a teacher as part of the programme’s investigation into UK children going hungry through poverty.

How to get your children to eat their vegetables
15/11/14  Yorkshire Post
A study led by Professor Marion Hetherington (School of Psychology) has found that by adding vegetable puree to milk and rice during weaning makes children more likely to eat vegetables.

Radio: News Talk 4BC 1116
15/11/14  News Talk 4BC 1116
Dr Clifford Stott (School of Law) talks about the policing of the G20 summit on this Australian radio station.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
14/11/14  The Conversation
Dr Alex Ford (School of Medicine) explains what Irritable Bowel Syndrome is and what the symptoms are.

How to get your children to eat their vegetables
14/11/14  the Scotsman
A study led by Professor Marion Hetherington (School of Psychology) has found that by adding vegetable puree to milk and rice during weaning makes children more likely to eat vegetables.

Radio: Interfaith Voices
13/11/14  Interfaith Radio
Professor Duncan McCargo (School of Politics and International Studies) discusses corruption in Thailand’s monasteries, which have been shaken by scandal.

Researchers make synthetic anti-cancer molecule
13/11/14  News Medical
Leeds researchers have created a new molecule that targets two key mechanisms in the spread of malignant tumours in the body. Dr Vas Ponnambalam (School of Molecular and Cellular Biology) is quoted.

TV: On Closer Inspection
13/11/14  Made In Leeds
Dr Sara Gonzalez (School of Geography) discusses retail geography on this current affairs show.

Rosetta lander touches down on comet
13/11/14  Belfast Telegraph
Professor John Plane (School of Chemistry) says that if the comet lander finds left-handed amino acids “then clearly these comets will be seeding other planets as well.”

Radio: Jason Mohammad
13/11/14  BBC Radio Wales
Professor Barry Cooper (School of Mathematics) discusses the mathematician Alan Turing ahead of the release of The Imitation Game.

Radio: Woman’s Hour
12/11/14  BBC Radio 4
Professor Alison Fell (French) took part in a discussion about the changing faces of heroines during the First World War.

TV: Calendar
12/11/14  ITV Calendar
Dr Ann Henry (School of Medicine) is interviewed in this piece about the 3000th patient to undergo a brachytherapy procedure at St James’s Hospital. Brachytherapy is a targeted form of internal radiotherapy and an effective, minimally invasive treatment for prostate cancer.

Where next for Catalonia after its unofficial referendum
12/11/14  The Conversation
Dr Angel Smith (School of Languages Cultures & Societies) writes about the referendum, held on November 9, and Catalonia’s right to decide whether it should be independent.

Leeds student gives back to caring charity that once helped her
12/11/14  Yorkshire Post
University of Leeds masters student Charlotte Prince has become an ambassador for the Emma Maltby Memorial Fund after they helped her finish her degree when she was suffering from cancer.

New plaque marks partnership to fight breast cancer
12/11/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
A plaque to mark a historic partnership between Breast Cancer Campaign and the University of Leeds was unveiled at the Wellcome Trust Brenner Building at St James's Hospital.

Rosetta mission with probe fails to respond initially
12/11/14  The Telegraph
Professor John Plane (School of Chemistry) is quoted about whether Earth-like life could exist on other planets. If the probe is successfully brought down on the surface of comet, it will test samples for amino acids, which could show that similar comets “seeded” Earth with the chemicals needed for life.

TV: Teenage Tommies
11/11/14  BBC Two
Dr Jessica Meyer (School of History) is interviewed in this film about underage soldiers who served in the First World War, talking about the case of Leeds teenager Horace Iles. The programme, presented by Fergal Keane, has been widely previewed across the media in recent days.

Radio: Newshour
11/11/14  BBC World Service
Professor Christopher Dent (East Asian Studies) talks about the new free trade zone discussed by Asia-Pacific leaders meeting in Beijing.

Radio: Working-class VC winners
11/11/14  BBC Radio Leeds
Dr Jessica Meyer (History) advises on a piece about working-class VC winners as part of a World War One at Home story

How to be a successful boss
11/11/14  Guardian
Professor Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe is taking part in a live Q&A on the Guardian network about how to be a successful manager (12.30-2.30pm). Prof Alimo-Metcalfe established a Leeds university spin-off company, Real World Group, which undertakes research into leadership projects across the public and private sector in the UK and internationally.

Plastic containers could be damaging your health
11/11/14  Huffington Post blog
Professor Alastair Hay (School of Medicine) discusses what risks are posed by ‘endocrine disrupting chemicals’, which are present in everyday products.

Bats in the Western Ghats
10/11/14  Phys.org.
A team including Claire Wordley (Faculty of Biological Sciences) found a bat species thought to be restricted to temperate forests living thousands of miles from its known range in the sweltering heat of the southern Indian rainforest.

Bombardment of Hartlepool commemorated with Memorial Day
10/11/14  Hartlepool Mail
Dr Elizabeth Pender (Classics) is co-leading the Hartlepool Remembered: Legacies of the Bombardment 1914 project which will involve a one day event in December remembering Hartlepool’s involvement in the bombardment.

Is microwaving food in plastic containers dangerous?
10/11/14  Daily Mail online
Professor Alastair Hay (School of Medicine) discusses what risks are posed by ‘endocrine disrupting chemicals’, which are present in everyday products.

Radio: Sunny and Shay Grewal
10/11/14  BBC WM
Dr Simon Warner (School of Music) talks about the re-release of ‘Do they know it’s Christmas’.

Radio: Tim Wedgwood
10/11/14  BBC Radio Stoke
Dr Jessica Meyer (School of History) discusses mental health treatments for soldiers in World War I in Staffordshire.

Thousands go online to study war
10/11/14  The Times
The University’s current free online course, Changing Faces of Heroism, is mentioned as part of the Remembrance Sunday coverage.

Researchers observe comet flyby effects on Martian atmosphere
10/11/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
Professor John Plane (School of Chemistry) says the chance to observe a comet flying close to Mars gave a unique insight into the effect of such a near miss on a planet’s atmosphere.

Murky motives of North Korea’s captive
10/11/14  WSJ Blogs
Dr Adam Cathcart (School of History) comments on the unexpected release of two remaining US detainees by North Korea.

Tens of thousands sign up to online courses about First World War
10/11/14  Scotsman
Four online courses about the Great War saw tens of thousands of participants sign up to the programmes. Professor Alison Fell (French) lead educator on the University of Leeds’ MOOC World War 1: Changing Faces of Heroism is quoted in the article.

TV: BBC Breakfast
09/11/14  BBC Breakfast
Legacies of War project officer and historical interpreter Dr Kate Vigurs (French), appears in the full replica uniform of a member of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry to talk about the role of FANY in the First World War.

London’s “immersive theatre”
08/11/14  BBC news online
This article looks at new productions of “immersive theatre” that are hitting the capital. David Shearing (Performance and Cultural Industries) discusses a recent production of Macbeth which took place over 12 hours across three floors of a tower block.

Strictly star caught on camera using mobile phone in car
08/11/14  Mirror
EastEnders star Jake Wood has been caught on camera using his mobile whilst driving. Earlier in the month Sunday Mirror reporter Phil Cardy tested his own driving on the University’s driving simulator whilst using a mobile phone as part of the paper’s new road safety campaign.

Yorkshire looks to cash in on new Turner film
08/11/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
The new film Mr Turner shows the painter’s strong links with Yorkshire. Professor David Hill, who has retired from the University, explains Turner’s connection to the region suggesting, apart from London, he visited no other city more than Leeds.

Yorkshire looks to cash in on new Turner film
08/11/14  Yorkshire Post
The new film Mr Turner shows the painter’s strong links with Yorkshire. Professor David Hill, who has retired from the University, explains Turner’s connection to the region suggesting, apart from London, he visited no other city more than Leeds.

TV: Kiev vs Kremlin – a new cold war?
08/11/14  Al Jazeera
Dr Vlad Strukov (Russian and Slavonic Studies) discusses the role of the media and propaganda in the Ukrainian conflict.

Leeds student wins grant to carry out new research
07/11/14  Dewsbury Reporter
University of Leeds student Jack Helliwell has been given a grant to research new treatments for leg ulcers.

TV: Look North
07/11/14  BBC Look North
This piece previews DJ and broadcaster Andy Kershaw’s visit to Leeds University Union.

Radio: Andrew Edwards
07/11/14  BBC Radio Leeds
Dr Victoria Honeyman (Politics and International studies) discusses Ed Miliband’s position as Labour leader.

Tens of thousands sign up to online courses about First World War
07/11/14  Yorkshire Post
Four online courses about the Great War saw tens of thousands of participants sign up to the programmes. Professor Alison Fell (French) lead educator on the University of Leeds’ MOOC World War 1: Changing Faces of Heroism is quoted in the article.

People prefer leaders who look healthy rather than look smart
07/11/14  Huffington Post
A study undertaken by researchers at the universities of Leeds, VU in Amsterdam and Dundee has found that when selecting a leader those who have a healthy glow were preferred to those who looked intelligent.

Geoengineering could limit climate change caused by eruptions
06/11/14  Guardian
Putting large amounts of non-ozone-harming greenhouse gases into the atmosphere could counteract volcanic sulphur clouds causing perpetual winters. Professor Piers Forster (School of Earth and Environment) comments on new research.

Walls still impede Korean reunification
06/11/14  Wall Street Journal
Aidan Foster-Carter (School of Sociology and Social Policy) comments on recent developments on the Korean peninsula.

Victoria’s Secret change advert after petition
06/11/14  The Telegraph
A petition started by students at the University of Leeds has led to lingerie company Victoria’s Secret changing the wording of its new advert.

Andy Kershaw returns to Leeds with show
06/11/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
Alumnus Andy Kershaw speaks to the Yorkshire Evening Post ahead of his return to Leeds where he will perform at the student union.

Do you know where your new kidney came from?
05/11/14  American Scholar
Research by Dr Ana Manzano (School of Sociology and Social Policy) into organ trafficking is mentioned in this piece.

What’s next for space tourism?
05/11/14  The Conversation
Professor Timothy Devinney (Leeds University Business School) talks about what is next for the space tourism industry after the tragic Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two accident.

Radio: Newshour
05/11/14  BBC World Service
Dr Adam Cathcart (School of History) is interviewed about the reappearance in public life of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

Unexpected rise in atmospheric hydrogen chloride (HCI) which is linked to destruction of ozone layer
05/11/14  International Business Times
An international group of researchers have found that there has been an increase in atmospheric hydrogen chloride (HCl) which is thought to be linked to the destruction of the ozone layer. Professor Martyn Chipperfield (School of Earth and Environment) who led the modelling work for the study is quoted in the article.

Unexpected rise in atmospheric hydrogen chloride (HCI) which is linked to destruction of ozone layer
05/11/14  Globe and Mail
An international group of researchers have found that there has been an increase in atmospheric hydrogen chloride (HCl) which is thought to be linked to the destruction of the ozone layer. Professor Martyn Chipperfield (School of Earth and Environment) who led the modelling work for the study is quoted in the article.

‘Sea sponge’ drug extends life of breast cancer patients
05/11/14  RT
Professor Christopher Twelves (School of Medicine) led development of eribulin, a drug derived from sea sponges that extends the lives of women with advanced forms of breast cancer.

Getech celebrates deal extension
04/11/14  Yorkshire Post
University spin-out announces deal extension with unnamed oil company.

Largest ever study into impact of prostate cancer
04/11/14  Mature Times
Dr Adam Glaser (School of Medicine) is co-leading research into the impact of prostate cancer on men after diagnosis.

New dialysis decision aid can benefit patients
04/11/14  News Medical
Dr Hilary Bekker (School of Medicine) is leading the development of a kidney dialysis decision aid, enabling patients with decreasing kidney function to assess what treatment is right for them.

Carbon dioxide is main culprit for global warming
04/11/14  Scientific American
Professor Piers Forster (School of Earth and Environment) comments on a study that says CO2 outranks soot, methane and hydrofluorocarbons as a cause of global warming.

Police research project
04/11/14  Professional Security
Professor Adam Crawford (School of Law) is leading a research project with West Yorkshire Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire.

LUU new campaign aims to brew up community spirit
04/11/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
A new campaign called the ‘Get to Know Your Neighbour’ initiative will encourage students in Leeds to get in touch with their neighbours.

Reports of ‘vampire’ deer in Afghanistan
04/11/14  NBC Online
This piece tells how University experts have spotted a deer with fang-like teeth in Afghanistan. It is the first time a sighting has been officially recorded since 1948.

Legal sector in Yorkshire returning to solid growth
04/11/14  Yorkshire Post
Dr Iain Clacher (Leeds University Business School) comments on the PwC’s Law Firm Survey that shows that the legal sector in Yorkshire is returning to solid growth.

Largest ever study on impact of prostate cancer to be carried out by Leeds researchers
04/11/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
The University of Leeds has won a £2.2m bid that will enable researchers from the institution and from Queens University Belfast to undertake the biggest ever study into the impact of prostate cancer.

Largest ever study on impact of prostate cancer to be carried out by Leeds researchers
04/11/14  Yorkshire Post
The University of Leeds has won a £2.2m bid that will enable researchers from the institution and from Queens University Belfast to undertake the biggest ever study into the impact of prostate cancer.

Drug developed from sea sponge could extend life of breast cancer patients
03/11/14  The Herald
Researchers from the University of Leeds have studied two clinical trials of more than 1,800 women and found that those with the advanced triple negative form of breast cancer survived five months longer with the drug Halaven. Professor Chris Twelves (School of Medicine), author of the study, is quoted in the article.

Academics working alongside industry to help with water scarcity issues
03/11/14  Guardian
The University of Leeds’ partnership with engineering company Arup is mentioned in this article about how water utility companies are partnering with academic institutions.

Drug developed from sea sponge could extend life of breast cancer patients
03/11/14  The Times
Researchers from the University of Leeds have studied two clinical trials of more than 1,800 women and found that those with the advanced triple negative form of breast cancer survived five months longer with the drug Halaven. Professor Chris Twelves (School of Medicine), author of the study, is quoted in the article.

Drug developed from sea sponge could extend life of breast cancer patients
03/11/14  The Telegraph
Researchers from the University of Leeds have studied two clinical trials of more than 1,800 women and found that those with the advanced triple negative form of breast cancer survived five months longer with the drug Halaven. Professor Chris Twelves (School of Medicine), author of the study, is quoted in the article.

Warburton looking for Brentford promotion
02/11/14  South China Morning Post
This article looks at head coach Mark Warburton’s aims for Brentford. Professor Bill Gerrard (Leeds University Business School) comments on the struggles he is facing as a coach, he says the biggest barrier for becoming an elite coach is the “cultural one”.

Radio: Connections
02/11/14  BBC Radio Leeds
On the 30th anniversary of her murder, Dr Jasjit Singh (Theology and Religious Studies) was in a studio panel discussing the aftermath and legacies of Indira Gandhi's assassination in 1984.

West Yorkshire police innovation project
01/11/14  Police Life
A project being jointly led by the University into innovation in policing is mentioned. Professor Adam Crawford (School of Law) is quoted.

Journal is one to treasure
01/11/14  The Herald
The paper’s literary editor discusses a new unexpurgated edition of Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Amateur Emigrant, edited by Dr Julia Reid (School of English).

Leeds student sets sights on Rio 2016
01/11/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
University of Leeds medical student Kim Daybell is setting his sights on Rio 2016 where he hopes to make the table tennis Paralympics GB team.

Prominent law professor in Thailand court-martialled
31/10/14  Nikkei
Professor Duncan McCargo discusses the background to the arrest of Thai law professor Worachet Pakeerat who is due to stand trial in late November.

Radio: Nihal
31/10/14  BBC Asian Network
On the 30th anniversary of her murder, Dr Jasjit Singh (Theology and Religious Studies) was in a studio panel discussing the aftermath and legacies of Indira Gandhi's assassination in 1984.

How frequently is ‘antifreeze’ put into our food and drink?
31/10/14  BBC news online
Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey, which has high levels of an antifreeze ingredient in it, has been pulled from shelves across Norway, Sweden and Finland where the acceptable levels of the substance is much lower. Dr Peter Ho (School of Food Science and Nutrition) explains how food regulations in the EU can differ to those in the US.

Cambodian scholars praise China’s position on judicial reform
30/10/14  Global Times
Dr Vannarith Chheang (East Asian Studies) comments on President Xi JinPing’s bold stance on judicial reform in China.

Low levels of oxygen halted life on earth
30/10/14  BBC news online
Professor Simon Poulton (School of Earth and Environment) comments on a new study co-led by Yale University’s Noah Planavsky which looked at the impact of low oxygen levels on the evolution of life on earth.

Radio: Liz Green
30/10/14  BBC Radio Leeds
A short news item which mentions a petition set up by three University of Leeds students which seeks to ban the ‘Perfect Body’ advertising campaign by lingerie firm Victoria’s Secret.

Radio: Andrew Edwards
30/10/14  BBC Radio Leeds
Professor Paul Cooke (Centre for World Cinemas) talks to BBC Radio Leeds about the Trabant car.

New Victoria’s Secret campaign criticised
30/10/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
Leeds students have launched a petition in response to the new Victoria’s Secret campaign. The petition is calling for the company to rethink their new advertising campaign

New Victoria’s Secret campaign criticised
30/10/14  The Sun (Scotland)
Leeds student Frances Black has launched a petition in response to the new Victoria’s Secret campaign. The petition is calling for the company to rethink their new advertising campaign.

Bats in the Western Ghats
29/10/14  Nature Asia
A team including Claire Wordley (Faculty of Biological Sciences) found a bat species thought to be restricted to temperate forests living thousands of miles from its known range in the sweltering heat of the southern Indian rainforest.

Saudi female researcher honoured
29/10/14  Arab News
Nada Abu Arab, who is researching ion channels at the University, has been honoured by the Saudi ambassador to London for her work.

Radio: Today
29/10/14  BBC Radio 4
In this item about the risk of strokes faced by women, a call to action for better long-term stroke care, by Professor Anne Forster (School of Medicine) is mentioned.

TV: BBC Breakfast
29/10/14  BBC Breakfast
Women are being advised to take the risk of having a stroke more seriously and not to dismiss it as a condition that affects only men, to coincide with World Stroke Day. A call to action for better long-term stroke care, by Professor Anne Forster (School of Medicine), is mentioned.