Reading in the news - Tue 4 Aug04 August 2020
#WeAreTogether: Reading’s work to help during the COVID-19 crisis. See our round-up here.
- In Your Area carries a story about Shirley Smith, who is studying for a doctorate at the University, making face masks to raise money for vulnerable people in Madagascar.
- MBA.co.za in South Africa publishes a piece co-written by Dr Caroline Rook (Henley Business School) about spotting the signs of fatigue among employees due to COVID-19 stresses.
- Times Higher Education publishes a letter co-signed by Reading’s Dr Erinma Ochu (GES) calling for the community sector to be included in post-COVID recovery plans for university-business partnerships.
COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus outbreak
- Dr Simon Clarke spoke to the Daily Mail about the ability of different groups to socially distance; Irish Daily Mail about the rise in flu cases in Australia after lockdown eased; and was interviewed by Russia Today.
- Dr Dyan Sellayah (Pharmacy) is quoted by Gulf Today on the link between obesity and COVID-19 vulnerability.
- BBC Radio Berkshire spoke to Dr Simone Varotto (Henley Business School) about a new book he contributed to looking at how businesses will be affected by the pandemic.
Anti-Semitism: An article written for The Conversation by Professor Bryan Cheyette (English Literature), looking at modern-day anti-Semitism following comments by musician Wiley, is republished by the National Interest.
- BBC Radio Berkshire interviewed PhD researcher Simon Lee (Meteorology) about studying at Reading and his lifelong interest in the weather, in the first of a weekly series featuring academics and colleagues around the University.
- PhD student Akshay Deoras (Meteorology) is quoted by the Hindustan Times on severe weather in Mumbai.
- Farming UK reports on a survey on poison-resistant ‘super rats’, quoting Reading research that showed resistance is spreading.
- The Windsor Express and Maidenhead Advertiser report that Friday was the third hottest day in Maidenhead since 1953, quoting Dr Roger Brugge (Meteorology).
- Yahoo News and MSN News report the health benefits of blueberries, quoting Reading research. Read our news story.
- The University of Reading’s University Challenge team is mentioned in the Radio Times ahead of their first round match on BBC Two on Monday evening.
- Wales Farmer reports that a University of Reading student is among the National Farmers Union’s latest Student and Young Farmer Ambassadors.
- The Nation and Daily Times report on a seminar hosted by the Lahore School of Economics in Pakistan, where Dr Stefania Lovo (Economics) was a speaker.
- Legal Cheek ranks universities in England, Scotland and Wales with Law courses by expected graduate earnings, with Reading in 14th place out of 99.
- The Budpaest Business Journal mentions that Reading is among institutions worldwide carrying out experiments using artificial light to grow crops.
- The National features the experience of a Reading Modern Languages lecturer in a piece highlighting flaws in the UK’s visa system.
- A contestant on the gameshow Blockbusters on Challenge TV spoke about her studies and sporting leisure activities at the University.