Reading in the news - Fri 7 Aug07 August 2020
#UniForReading: reaffirming our role as a civic university
- The Vice-Chancellor has been announced as a new patron of local homeless charity Launchpad Reading. The announcement is the first in a series of news stories about ways that the University is working in partnership with local organisations and businesses. Read our round up story here.
- Reading Chronicle reports on t-shirts worn and signed by Reading FC players bearing the #ReadingTogether logo in memorial for three victims of the attack in Forbury Gardens in July 2020. The logo was designed by the University of Reading and made available for use by organisations and businesses to show solidarity following the attack.
COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus outbreak
- Expert commentary on new research about asymptomatic carriers and ‘viral shedding’, with Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) quoted in BBC News online and Prof Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) in Newsweek.
- Dr Simon Clarke is also quoted in Yahoo! News about schools reopening.
National Teaching Fellows: Advance HE have announced new recipients of their National Teaching Fellowships, including Vicki Holmes (CQSD) and former colleague Prof Emma Mayhew. Read our news story here.
- Reading Chronicle cover news that Dr Sakthi Vaiyapuri (Pharmacy) has been awarded a Royal Society Leverhulme Trust senior research fellowship to continue his work on venomous snakebites. Read our news story here.
- The Economist report about the risk that Covid-19 is putting on Universities, and note UoR’s projected impact on our finances and the forthcoming completion of the Health and Life Sciences building. Research Professional News also report on Higher Education finances and mention UoR.
- A blog for Harvard Law School discusses organisations engaging with businesses that they invest in, based on research done by Ioannis Oikonomou (ICMA)
- An article looking at working-class housing for Current Archaeology (in print) includes pictures from the Museum of English Rural Life.
- FE News and BDaily report on a student employer awards competition where a partnership between Henley Business School and Capita is among the shortlist entries.
- A further obituary for former civil servant Clive Ponting OBE who was involved in the Belgrano affair, in the Guardian.
- Big World Tale covers research about the effect of climate change on future heatwaves, and quotes Prof Pete Inness (Met) about last year’s heatwave