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Illustrator inspired by M&S history
30/07/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
Annie Rickard Straus has created 12 pictures that have been inspired by items from the M&S Archive at the University of Leeds.

Student wins hearts at Commonwealth Games
30/07/14  Yorkshire Post
University of Leeds student Sofia Arkhipkina is representing the Falkland Islands in badminton at the Commonwealth Games. She lost to Jamaica’s Geordine Henry in her match yesterday.

Flying ants swarm city
30/07/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
Dr Sophie Evison (School of Biology) says flying ants appear every year for their mating season.

Flying ants swarm city
30/07/14  Yorkshire Post
Dr Sophie Evison (School of Biology) says flying ants appear every year for their mating season.

Libya is a disaster – but it’s too easy to just blame ‘the West’
29/07/14  The Conversation
Dr Adrian Gallagher (School of Politics and International Studies) suggests that it is too east to blame the West for Libya’s plight.

Hidden gems of the UK
29/07/14  Independent
The University’s Sustainable Garden and St George’s Field are listed as two of the UK's hidden gems.

Hidden gems of the UK
29/07/14  Daily Mail online
The University’s Sustainable Garden is listed as number 18 and St George’s Field is listed as 29 in the list of Hidden Gems.

Internet provides key to MMR information
29/07/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
Research from the University shows that a website is the most cost-effective way to give parents information about the MMR vaccine. Dr Sandy Tubeuf (School of Medicine) is quoted in the article.

I was hungry, but went to prison for stealing food
29/07/14  Guardian
Benefit claimant Darren Head writes about sanctions faced by unemployed people. A research project lead by Ruth Patrick (School of Sociology and Social Policy) is mentioned in the article.

Funding to help cut the cost of carbon capture
29/07/14  Yorkshire Post
The University will be working with the University of Hull and two other institutions on finding a more efficient system to capture carbon dioxide.

Data is becoming more important for businesses
29/07/14  Yorkshire Post
Professor Bill Gerrard (Leeds University Business School) discusses the importance of data analytics for businesses.

How many have died in Gaza tragedy
28/07/14  Yorkshire Post
Professor Alistair Hay (School of Medicine) discusses the lives that have been lost in Gaza.

University graduate finished fourth in Commonwealth weightlifting
28/07/14  Yorkshire Post
University of Leeds graduate Jack Oliver came fourth in the 77kg category at the Commonwealth Games last night.

University researcher will represent Scotland in Commonwealth marathon
28/07/14  Yorkshire Post
Susan Partridge (School of Mechanical Engineering) will represent Scotland at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

University team wins green award
28/07/14  Yorkshire Post
The University’s residential services team has won a Green Impact Award for Community Action.

University partnership will boost biomedical industry in the North
28/07/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
The University has teamed up with Bionow to help boost life sciences business in the North.

Lights Out campaign will mark 100 years since the First World War
26/07/14  Yorkshire Post
On August 4th, people across the country will light a candle to mark the centenary of the First World War. Andrea Hetherington, a historian who has worked on the Legacies of War project, is quoted in the article.

Survey will study journeys made to watch the Grand Depart
26/07/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
The University of Leeds will be working with local transport authorities to look at how people travelled to watch the Tour de France.

World-leading biophysicist takes up role at Leeds
26/07/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
Professor John Ladbury, a molecular biophysicist, has been appointed as the new Dean of the Faculty of Biological Sciences.

New survey finds economy is looking like it will have a slower and more sustainable recovery
26/07/14  Yorkshire Post
Dr Iain Clacher (Leeds University Business School) comments on a new survey by YouGov that has found that consumer confidence has paused.

Brain or Brawn?
25/07/14  The Conversation
Prompted by the new Hollywood blockbuster Hercules, Dr Emma Stafford (Classics) examines reworkings of the Greek myth down the ages.

Week-long First World War conference in Leeds
25/07/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
Dr Peter Liddle, who established the Liddle Collection in the Brotherton Library, talks about an upcoming conference on the First World War, taking place at Weetwood Hall from today until August 1.

Did life on earth start in a ‘volcano’?
25/07/14  Daily Mail online
A study by Dr Terry Kee (School of Chemistry) which suggests that life on Earth could have started in volcanic vents on the sealfloor is mentioned in this piece.

The art of risk
25/07/14  Arts Professional
Arts Engaged Fellow Dr Matthew Boswell (School of English) discusses a successful symposium organised with Opera North last month looking at the issues surrounding risk taking in the arts.

TV: Sky News
25/07/14  Sky News
Professor Malcolm Sawyer (Leeds University Business School) speaks about the slow growth of the UK economy.

Student nurse gets award
24/07/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
Cassandra Mosley, a student at Leeds, has been given an Inspirational Student Nurse award for her work. She has set up a support group to help students with mental health problems, led a student campaign and ran a welfare group representing 33,000 students and their mental health needs.

University teams up with BBC to run WWI MOOC
24/07/14  Times Higher Education
The University of Leeds has worked with the BBC on a new MOOC called Changing Faces of Heroism.

Radio: Shane O’Connor’s Breakfast Show
24/07/14  BBC Coventry and Warwichshire
Dr Frank Lai (Institute for Transport Studies) is interviewed about tailgating after a new report showed that the M42 near Solihull is one of the worst areas in the country affected by it.

EU must get real on reducing demand for energy
23/07/14  The Conversation
Professor John Barrett (School of Earth and Environment) contributes to a piece in The Conversation about the EU Commission’s 30% energy demand reduction target.

Psoriatic arthritis
23/07/14  Medpage Today
Dr Philip Helliwell (School of Medicine) was part of an international panel of experts who have called for a number of actions to address the problem of psoriatic arthritis. He is mentioned in this article.

Figures show British cities are shutting out the elderly
23/07/14  The Telegraph
Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that the UK has tha bigger age divide of people living in cities and suburbs than the rest of Europe. A recent study led by Dr Kishore Budha (School of Design) is referenced in the article.

BBC Blog
23/07/14  BBC Blog
Tim Plyming talks about how BBC Learning is working with four UK universities to deliver a set of free online courses. The BBC is working with the University of Leeds to provide a free online course about the First World War called Changing Faces of Heroism.

Radio: Andrew Edwards
23/07/14  BBC Radio Leeds
Professor Alison Fell (French) discusses a MOOC on heroism and the First World War, being launched in partnership with the BBC.

What London’s bike hire scheme can learn from other cities
23/07/14  The Conversation
PhD student Stephen Parkes (Institute for Transport Studies) discusses how London’s bike hire scheme could be improved as it looks for a new sponsor.

Shared parental leave is a nice idea – but will it work?
23/07/14  The Conversation
Dr Jana Javornik (School of Sociology and Social Policy) discusses whether shared parental leave, which comes into force later this year, is a good idea in practice.

Campaign to mark outbreak of WWI with candle commemoration
23/07/14  Yorkshire Post
Professor Alison Fell (French) explained the significance of the conflict in modern history.

Triple zero fashions push “anorexia chic”
23/07/14  Yorkshire Post
Professor Andrew Hill (Institute of Psychological Sciences) says images of underweight celebrities are dangerous.

Online resource engages students with plant science
23/07/14  SeedQuest
An online platform developed at the University called Plant Science TREE is helping to tackle a decline in the number of undergraduate students studying plant science.

Energy security critical to regional disputes
23/07/14  Sina.com
Professor Christopher Dent (East Asian Studies) said energy security is a core issue for China and other countries in the South China Sea.

Blackfriar: Tissue Regenix share price rises
22/07/14  Yorkshire Post
The University spin-out was Yorkshire’s biggest share price gainer last week.

Teachers come to Leeds for training
22/07/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
Over 2,600 teachers have come to Leeds to take part in Teach First’s teacher training event which is being hosted by the University of Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan University.

Bus cuts threaten economy
22/07/14  Financial Times
Data compiled by the Institute for Transport Studies is mentioned in this report on cuts to bus funding.

Donations to JustGiving page soar in memory of Richard
22/07/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
Donations on Richard Mayne’s JustGiving page have risen to more than £4,800. His page was set up to support the Kidasha charity that helps disadvantaged children in Nepal.

Beef has big impact on environment
21/07/14  Guardian
Professor Tim Benton (School of Biology) comments on new research which has looked at the impact of meat production on the environment. Professor Benton says eating less red meat could be better for the environment than not using cars.

TV: Drivers Who Kill
21/07/14  Panorama
Dr Hamish Jamson (Institute for Transport Studies) puts reporter Raphael Rowe through his paces using the University’s driving simulator.

New boathouse nearly ready to be opened
21/07/14  Yorkshire Post
A new boathouse, which has been funded by the University, British Rowing, Sport England, WREN and Leeds Rowing Club is due to be opened on September 17th.

My town
19/07/14  Yorkshire Post magazine
Professor Peter Jimack, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, discusses what he likes about Leeds.

The vision thing
19/07/14  The Economist
Professor Surya Subedi (School of Law) is mentioned in his capacity as UN Special Rapporteur for Cambodia, in which he is advising the country’s opposition party, the Cambodian National Rescue Party, to return to parliament following a boycott.

G4S loses custody suites contract in Wales
19/07/14  Financial Times
Dr Stuart Lister (School of Law) discusses the news that G4S has lost the contract to provide custody suites in Wales.

Radio: Liz Green
18/07/14  BBC Radio Leeds
Dr Stephen Wright (Process and Environmental Engineering) speaks to Liz Green about the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash.

Are US video games misrepresenting history?
18/07/14  The Conversation
Dr Nick Robinson (School of Politics and International Studies) discusses Manuel Noriega’s upset with the game Call of Duty: Black Ops II where he was included in the narrative.

Heat waves
18/07/14  Metro
Professor Wandi Bruine de Bruin (Leeds University Business School) tells the Metro that “heat warnings are not always effective”.

Honorary degrees
18/07/14  Yorkshire Post
Film star Sir Patrick Stewart was among those who received an honorary degree from the University of Leeds yesterday.

The university experience if you don’t drink
17/07/14  Huffington Post
Hinna Sheikh, a student studying Arabic and International Relations at Leeds, talks about socialising and studying, saying the Islamic Society (iSoc) plays such a pivotal role in university life and that her first year experience has been a good experience.

Honorary degrees
17/07/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
Film star Sir Patrick Stewart was among those who received an honorary degree from the University of Leeds.

BHF award Professor funding to research heart condition
17/07/14  Yorkshire Post
Professor John Trinick (School of Molecular and Cellular Biology) has been awarded £220,000 by the British Heart Foundation to investigate an inherited heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Line-up for crime writing festival
17/07/14  Yorkshire Post
Interview with University alumnus Steve Mosby about his crime writing, that took off after visiting the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival.

University spin-outs work with M&S for grape waste skin products
17/07/14  Yorkshire Post
Researchers from Keracol, a University of Leeds spin-out, have teamed up with Marks and Spencer to produce a natural skin care range using the waste products of grapes. Dr Richard Blackburn (School of Design) is quoted in the article.

Radio: Beyond Black
16/07/14  Takeaway
Professor Stephen Westland (School of Design) talks to Takeaway, an American radio station which feeds 220 radio channels across USA, about Surrey Nanosystems’ discovery, a British technology company which has invented a new material considered to be the darkest material known to man.

Global Warming Policy Foundation forced to rebrand
16/07/14  Huffington Post
Professor Piers Forster’s (School of Earth and Environment) comments frthat he made to the BBC about the Global Warming Policy Foundation are quoted in this article.

TV: Operation Cloud Lab
16/07/14  BBC Two
Dr Jim McQuaid (School of Earth and Environment) takes part in a new two-part BBC Two documentary called Operation Cloud Lab.

Radio: BBC Radio London 94.9
16/07/14  BBC Radio London
Ahead of the broadcast of episode 1 of Operation Cloud Lab, Dr Jim McQuaid (School of Earth and Environment) was interviewed about the show, in which he discussed the airship laboratory, weighing clouds and how atmospheric pollution has suppressed hurricane activity.

University links up with M&S for grape waste skin products
16/07/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
Researchers from Keracol, a University of Leeds spin-out, have teamed up with Marks and Spencer to produce a natural skin care range using the waste products of grapes. Dr Richard Blackburn (School of Design) is quoted in the article.

Avacta sets sights on Japan
16/07/14  Yorkshire Post
Diagnostics specialist Avacta Group, a university spin-out, is to distribute its latest invention in Japan. Affimers is a high-tech alternative to animal antibodies.

Radio: Today
16/07/14  BBC Radio 4
Professor Piers Forster (School of Earth and Environment) discusses the anti-climate change group the Global Warming Policy Foundation, and talks about why the GWPF has been forced to restructure by the Charity Commission.

Does the disappearance of wild honey bees matter?
15/07/14  BBC Nature
This article examines research by Dr Catherine Thompson (Biology) that looked at England and Wales’ wild honey bees’ persistence, genetic diversity and their disease burden. Her research is due to be published in PLoS One.

TV: News at Ten
15/07/14  BBC News at Ten
Dr Kate Vigurs, Legacies of War project officer, is interviewed about the social and economic advances made by women during the First World War.

Data law changes are 'serious expansion of surveillance'
15/07/14  Guardian
The UK government's plans to fast track changes to data retention law on Tuesday are "a serious expansion of the British surveillance state", a group of senior UK academics has said. Dr Subhajit Basu (School of Law) is a signatory on the letter.

Leeds graduate picks up permanent place on BBC Breakfast
14/07/14  Express
University of Leeds alumna Naga Munchetty has been given a permanent place on the BBC Breakfast main line-up.

Radio: 5 live Breakfast
14/07/14  BBC Radio 5 Live
University of Leeds student Hayley Daniels, who is studying New Media, talks about perceptions of outdoor work and the dominance of academia.

Rail college in Doncaster will boost northern economy
14/07/14  Yorkshire Post
Roger Marsh, chairman of the Leeds City Region LEP, points to the Engineering Research and Innovation Service (ERIS) as an example of universities’ strong links with industry.

New black material developed that has set new record for darkness
14/07/14  Daily Mail online
A company based in Newhaven has developed a new material that is so dark it can absorb everything apart from 0.035 % of visual light. Professor Stephen Westland (School of Design) is quoted in the article.

Radio: BBC Radio Leeds
13/07/14  BBC Radio Leeds
Georgia Testa discusses the ethics of organ donation as part of a feature on low organ donation rates in ethnic minority communities.

PizzaExpress to be bought by Chinese firm
13/07/14  Yorkshire Post
In this article about the takeover of PizzaExpress, Dr Hinrich Voss comments on the set-up of a clearing bank for renminbi currency in London, he says it’s “a fantastic development” for relations with China.

New black material developed that has set new record for darkness
13/07/14  Independent on Sunday
A company based in Newhaven has developed a new material that is so dark it can absorb everything apart from 0.035 % of visual light. Professor Stephen Westland (School of Design) is quoted in the article.

Keeping our land above water?
13/07/14  The Japan Times on Sunday
Professor Andy Shepherd (School of Earth and Environment) warns that a recent study by the University of Washington about the melting of the Thwaites Glacier adds “concrete evidence that dramatic changes are underway in this part of our planet”, and says the Glacier is the “biggest threat to future sea-level rise”.

Yorkshire company takes part in scheme to make US greener
12/07/14  Yorkshire Post
University spin-out Xeros is taking part in a scheme to promote being green to US companies and customers.

Big data technique improves monitoring of kidney transplant patients
11/07/14  Ehealthnews
Research by Dr Sergei Krivov (School of Molecular and Cellular Biology) radically improves monitoring of kidney patients and could lead to profound changes in the way we understand our health.

TV: ITV Calendar
11/07/14  ITV Calendar
The University of Leeds has entered a team into the Formula Student Event which will see engineering students from across the world competing to build a high speed car.

How open innovation can unlock success for companies
11/07/14  Yorkshire Post
Professor Krsto Pandza (Leeds University Business School) talks about the benefits of using open innovation, which is when companies utilise knowledge and expertise from outside of their organisation.

Buses can fuel economic growth
11/07/14  Times
A new report by the University of Leeds’ Institute for Transport Studies, commissioned by Greener journeys in partnership with the Department of Transport has looked at the impact of transport on economic expansion. It found that around 50,000 could be created if bus journey times in Britain were cut by 10 per cent.

Decline in Indian students studying in UK is a real blow
11/07/14  Guardian
Chancellor, Lord Melyn Bragg, writes to the Guardian about the drop in the number of Indian students coming to the UK.

PM calls for more surveillance powers
11/07/14  Yorkshire Post
Dr Subhajit Basu (School of Law) discusses the emergency surveillance legislation that was proposed yesterday.

Emergency surveillance legislation: politics live blog
10/07/14  Guardian
Dr Subhajit Basu (School of Law) discusses the finer points of upcoming emergency surveillance legislation in this live blog.

Radio: Liz Green
10/07/14  BBC Radio Leeds
Professor Mark Stuart (Leeds University Buiness School) speaks about the strike action taken by public sector workers.

Radio: Andrew Edwards
10/07/14  BBC Radio Leeds
Dr Kate Vigurs (French), historical performer and member of the Legacies of War team, discusses the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry from the BBC World War One at Home stand at the Great Yorkshire Show.

Students win awards
10/07/14  Yorkshire Post
Zoe Connor, who has focussed on animal sciences in her degree at the University of Leeds, has been given a medal at the Great Yorkshire show for her achievements.

New supercomputer facility in city
10/07/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
A new supercomputer which will be deployed for healthcare and available to the N8 universities, is to be hosted at Leeds. Professor David Hogg’s comments are included in the article.

Treating new-borns with hypothermia can reduce risk of brain damage
10/07/14  Yorkshire Post
Cooling babies that are struggling to breathe at birth significantly reduces their chances of brain damage, a new study from the universities of Leeds, Oxford and Imperial College London.

Campus close-up: University of Leeds
10/07/14  Times Higher Education
The University is profiled in this piece. Includes quotes from Vice-Chancellor, Sir Alan Langlands.

Robotic Arctic adventurers
09/07/14  New Scientist
In a feature about robotic exploration of the Arctic, Professor Andy Shepherd explains how snowfall on the surface of sea ice hinders our ability to measure its volume by using satellite observations.

TV: BBC Look North
09/07/14  BBC Look North
Dr Kate Vigurs (French), a member of the Legacies of War team and specialist on the use of horses in the war, appears in this item from the Great Yorkshire Show on side saddles.

Radio: Wes Butters
09/07/14  BBC Radio Leeds
Dr Jessica Meyer (School of History) is interviewed on the BBC’s First World War at Home stand at the Great Yorkshire Show about the centenary and about her research into developments in medical treatment during the war.

BBC Indonesia
09/07/14  BBC Indonesia
Dr Adam Tyson (School of Politics and International Studies) takes part in a Google Hangout discussion about this week's election.

Radio: Andrew Edwards
09/07/14  BBC Radio Leeds
Professor Alastair Hay (Medicine and Health) comments on the news that British chemicals and components supplied to Syria were used to make sarin.

Radio: Good Morning Wales
09/07/14  BBC Radio Wales
Professor Alastair Hay (Medicine and Health) comments on the news that British chemicals and components supplied to Syria were used to make sarin.

Kick-starting the wider carbon capture and storage industry
09/07/14  Yorkshire Post
The White Rose Project, centred on the Drax power station near Selby, will receive Euros 300 million from the EU to build a new power plant, putting Yorkshire at the forefront of developing carbon capture and storage.

History lovers are given a medieval menu to remember
09/07/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
A banquet, created by the University of Leeds team, which included items such as cheese stuffed eggs, was made up for the 21st annual International Medieval Congress.

Growth must be Tour legacy
09/07/14  Yorkshire Post
University of Leeds graduate Sir Peter Hendy says Yorkshire’s organisation of the Tour was all the more praiseworthy because of the lack of structures bringing local government together in the region.

North Korea’s green agenda
09/07/14  National Geographic Newswatch
Research by Dr Robert Winstanley-Chesters’ (School of Geography) on engagement by North Korea in climate change diplomacy is discussed.

China, South Korea press North Korea on nuclear program
09/07/14  Australian Associated Press
Aidan Foster-Carter (Sociology and Social Policy) discusses a shift in Chinese diplomacy in dealings with the North.

Why politics is a game best played by the young and the restless
08/07/14  The Conversation
Dr Victoria Honeyman (School of Politics and International Studies) discusses the cult of youth in politics.

Bus services key for job seekers
08/07/14  Press association
Thousands more people could find work if bus journeys were improved, according to report by Professor Peter Mackie and Daniel Johnson (Institute for Transport Studies).

Key sarin ingredients sold by UK firms
08/07/14  BBC news online
Professor Alastair Hay (School of Medicine) comments on the news that British chemicals and components supplied to Syria were used to make sarin.

Remembering the York Minster fire
08/07/14  Yorkshire Post
University of Leeds experts helped identify lightning as a likely cause of the conflagration.

Interview with Chantelle Houghton about her weight gain
08/07/14  The Sun
Professor Andrew Hill (Psychiatry & Behavioural Sciences) comments on Chantelle’s body mass index in this article for The Sun.

Packed lunches
08/07/14  Daily Express
A study by the University of Leeds that looked at the nutritional standards of packed lunches is referenced in this article.

Do we need healthier role models?
07/07/14  Belfast Telegraph
Professor Andrew Hill (Psychiatry & Behavioural Sciences) is quoted in this article about thin celebrities and the image they project to the public.

Review of Home Office inquiry
07/07/14  Daily Mail online
Alumnus Peter Wanless who is the chief executive of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children will be undertaking a review of the inquiry into how the Home Office dealt with historical allegations of child sex abuse.

LUU Green Exchange
07/07/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
The project has helped community schemes across the city access £60,000, with students applying for funding to develop local sustainable initiatives. The Green Exchange is part of a £250,000 award from the NUS Green Fund.

European triathlon champion
07/07/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
University of Leeds student, George Benson, has become the under-23 European triathlon champion

Artwork to mark LeTour
07/07/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
In the village of Addingham, school children have created artwork on their school playing field to honour the village being featured in both stage one and stage two of the Tour. The project has been overseen by Dr Abigail Harrison Moore (School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies) and alumna Nicola Bayntun.

Yorkshire’s Grand Depart
07/07/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
London’s transport commissioner and University of Leeds graduate, Sir Peter Hendy, says this weekend’s race was even more impressive than seven years ago because there was no structure in place to host an event of this magnitude, compared to London seven years ago.

Ritual of barbecues
06/07/14  The Telegraph
Dr Andrew Warnes (School of English), an expert on the mythology of barbecues, is quoted in a feature about the ritual of barbecues and how it can be seen as a backlash against the idea of the New Man.

Artwork to mark LeTour
05/07/14  Yorkshire Post
In the village of Addingham, school children have created artwork on their school playing field to honour the village being featured in both stage one and stage two of the Tour. The project has been overseen by Dr Abigail Harrison Moore (School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies) and alumna Nicola Bayntun.

China is using Hollywood to take on the world
04/07/14  The Conversation
Dr Chris Homewood (Modern Languages and Cultures) writes about how Hollywood blockbusters are incorporating more Chinese elements in their most lucrative films, to garner favour with China Film Group (CFG), the state monopoly that runs cinemas, produces, finances and distributes films, and controls the import of foreign titles.

Britain's food production
04/07/14  The Telegraph
Professor Tim Benton (School of Biology) comments in an article about Britain's production of its own food dropping nearly 20 per cent in the past two decades and how demand is projected to double.

Radio: The Star-Spangled Banner
04/07/14  BBC Radio 2
Professor Derek Scott (School of Music) is interviewed for BBC Radio 2 on "The Star-Spangled Banner” to explain (singing examples at the piano) why it was so difficult to sing.

Radio: Martin Kelner
04/07/14  BBC Radio Leeds
Dr Claire Lozier (French) is interviewed about all things French, and references the Arts Educational Engagement’s Linguastars event for sixth formers.

Artwork to mark LeTour
04/07/14  Ilkley Gazette
In the village of Addingham, school children have created artwork on their school playing field to honour the village being featured in both stage one and stage two of the Tour. The project has been overseen by Dr Abigail Harrison Moore (School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies) and alumna Nicola Bayntun.

Research finds aerobic and weight training could help manage diabetes
04/07/14  Daily Express
An article about managing diabetes through exercise also includes a section on how obesity can impact on osteoarthritis. Professor Philip Conaghan (School of Medicine) is quoted.

Radio: Toby Foster
03/07/14  BBC Radio Sheffield
Dr Ben Walmsley (School of Performance and Cultural Industries) is interviewed about the importance of public funding for the arts in the wake of Arts Council England’s shake-up of how cash for the arts is distributed. Opera North is referenced.

China and South Korea look to strengthen ties as Japan decidess to ease sanctions on North Korea
03/07/14  Wall Street Journal
Aidan Foster-Carter (School of Sociology and Social Policy) comments on president Xi Jinping’s visit to South Korea.

South Korea and China ask for denuclearisation of Korean peninsula
03/07/14  Sky News online Australia
Aidan Foster-Carter (School of Sociology and Social Policy) comments on president Xi Jinping’s visit to South Korea.

Attackers and defenders are both holding up at the World Cup 2014
03/07/14  The Conversation
Professor Bill Gerrard (Leeds University Business School) compares the amount of goals scored in this World Cup with those of previous years.

University of Leeds terahertz researches win 2014 Faraday Award
03/07/14  Laser Focus
Professor Giles Davies and Professor Edmund Linfield (School of Engineering) have won the 2014 Faraday Medal.

Does China's snub of North Korea matter?
03/07/14  Guardian
Dr Adam Cathcart (School of History) discusses why, for the first time, a Chinese communist leader has visited South Korea without first visiting Pyongyang.

Does China's snub of North Korea matter?
03/07/14  International Business Times
Dr Adam Cathcart (School of History) discusses why, for the first time, a Chinese communist leader has visited South Korea without first visiting Pyongyang.

City gears up for the Tour de France
03/07/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
Cyclists from 22 teams will be hitting the roads of Yorkshire this weekend for the Tour de France. In build up to the big event, riders cycled down from the University of Leeds to the Leeds area for the opening ceremony tonight.

City gears up for the Tour de France
03/07/14  BBC news online
Cyclists from 22 teams will be hitting the roads of Yorkshire this weekend for the Tour de France. In the build up to the big event, the riders cycled down from the University of Leeds to the Leeds area for the opening ceremony.

Radio: Andrew Edwards
03/07/14  BBC Radio Leeds
Following Rolf Harris’ conviction, Dr Joanne Crawford (Fine Art) discusses whether artistic value can be separated from an artist’s moral character.

Watson and Crick took all the glory, but there’s a forgotten hero of the double helix
03/07/14  The Conversation
Dr Kersten Hall (PRHS) discusses the contribution of William Astbury to molecular biology, a subject covered in his recently published book “The Man in the Monkeynut Coat: William Astbury and the Forgotten Road to the Double-Helix” (OUP).

We must be careful when celebrating the Civil Rights Act to not celebrate it out of context
03/07/14  The Conversation
Mark Walmsley, a PhD student at Leeds, says we must be careful not to overshadow or undermine what activists fought for and what they are still pushing for today when celebrating the Civil Rights Act.

New club set up to forge links between city and China
03/07/14  Yorkshire Post
The Business Confucius Institute at the University is a founding member of a new networking group that aims to create trade links between China and Leeds. Professor Peter Buckley is quoted in the article.

Celebrating Leeds’ heritage
03/07/14  Yorkshire Post
Dr Sally Russell (School of Earth and Environment) and Mike Barry, director of sustainable business at M&S took part in discussions at the Leeds City Region Retail Innovation Summit.

City gets ready for the Tour
03/07/14  Daily Mail online
Cyclists from 22 teams will be hitting the roads of Yorkshire this weekend for the Tour de France. In the build up to the big event, the riders will cycle down from the University of Leeds to the Leeds area for the opening ceremony.

Radio: Liz Green
03/07/14  BBC Radio Leeds
Dr Stephen Wright (Process and Environment Engineering) talks about concerns that two branches of al-Qaida are working on a bomb which may avoid detection in standard airport screening.

Sir Alan Langlands talks to the Times Higher Education
03/07/14  Times Higher Education
Sir Alan Langlands, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds, responds to comments made by George Osborne, and suggests the Crick Institute, being built in London, should be treated as a “UK asset”, not just a London one.

Radio: Good Evening Wales
02/07/14  BBC Radio Wales
Professor David Spencer (Leeds University Business School) discusses whether a shorter working week is a viable option for businesses.

Chinese president Xi Jinping
02/07/14  The Economic Times
Aidan Foster-Carter (School of Sociology and Social Policy) believes no previous Chinese leader has previously put South Korea before and above the North like this, following the Chinese president snubbing North Korea with summit talks in South Korea

Naming and shaming GPs ‘a wrong diagnosis’
02/07/14  Yorkshire Post
Research by the University into testing reduces the risk of stomach cancer by a third is mentioned in this piece.

Leeds graduate represents 17,000 people
02/07/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
Alice Smart, outgoing LUU education officer and Leeds’ youngest city councillor, talks to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Leeds professors win physics award
02/07/14  Photonics.com
Professor Edmund Linfield and Professor Giles Davies won the Faraday Medal for outstanding contributions to experimental physics.

Leeds professors win physics award
02/07/14  Yorkshire Evening Post
Professor Edmund Linfield and Professor Giles Davies won the Faraday Medal for outstanding contributions to experimental physics.

M&S waged ‘real store war’
02/07/14  The Times
The M&S and the War Effort event at the Archive, on campus, is mentioned in this piece.

GPs urged to ask overweight patients about emotional health
02/07/14  The Times
Professor Andrew Hill (School of Medicine) suggests emotions play a major role in unwanted and uncontrolled eating, in this piece.

Japan censured for skirting peace constitution
01/07/14  China.org.cn
Dr Vannarith Chheang (Asia Pacific Studies) said the majority of Asian countries don’t want Japan not to amend its pacifist constitution.

The Who return to city
01/07/14  Yorkshire Post
The Who will return to Leeds later in the year, 44 years after their legendary ‘Live At Leeds’ album was made at the university refectory.

Radio: Liz Green
01/07/14  BBC Radio Leeds
Katie Entwistle from the M&S Company Archive talks about M&S in wartime, ahead of an event at the Archive tonight – M&S and the War Effort – which forms part of the Lifelong Learning Centre’s Spring Into Summer learning-for-pleasure series of events.

TV: Calendar
01/07/14  ITV Calendar
Researchers in Leeds, led by Professor Susan Short (School of Medicine) will be working on a research project looking to make breakthroughs in the treatment of brain tumours.

Leeds alumna talks about her role at social media company Facebook
01/07/14  London Evening Standard
University of Leeds alumna and Facebook’s vice-president of Europe, Middle East and Asia, Nicola Mendelsohn talks to the London Evening Standard about her role at the company.

The growing popularity of the Cycle to Work scheme
01/07/14  Yorkshire Post
Dr Louise Ellis (Sustainability) is quoted in this article about how the Cycle to Work Scheme is becoming more popular. She says that cycling helps with your immune system and helps to regulate sleeping patterns.

Parents also find students leaving home for the first time tough
01/07/14  Guardian
The Guardian interviews Leeds student Bryony Lovell about her experience of leaving home to study at university.

Yorkshire towns and cities hope the Tour will lead to long-term economic benefits
01/07/14  Yorkshire Post
Dr Iain Clacher (Leeds University Business School) says many people will be visiting the region for the very first time and it’s a real opportunity to showcase what Yorkshire has to offer.

Calls for action on threats to UK food
01/07/14  Yorkshire Post
Professor Tim Benton (School of Biology) says the UK needs more diversity in food production in case of market failure.

Yorkshire can take on the world in big data
01/07/14  Yorkshire Post
The University is playing a leading role with its White Rose Consortium partners in the UK’s “big data” revolution, says Julian White, CEO of the White Rose Consortium.