Reading in the news - Mon 6 Jul06 July 2020
COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus pandemic
<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Dr Al Edwards (Pharmacy) spoke to the Daily Mail about antibody tests bought by the UK government
<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) quoted in Yahoo News and MSN News on the risks from re-opened pubs.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Prof Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) quoted in Newsweek on coronavirus mutations and implications for a vaccine.
#WeAreTogether: Reading’s work to help tackle the coronavirus crisis
<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->The Evening Standard (in print) runs a UK government-sponsored article featuring NHS Test & Trace and the work of caseworker Gurinder Singh (Pharmacy) – also interviewed in the Daily Star and Daily Mirror
Elephant deaths: Dr Vicky Boult (Meteorology) wrote a Conversation article on the mysterious deaths of hundreds of elephants in Botswana. The article is republished in several international media titles, including in Go South (South Africa), New Zealand Herald.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Dr James Reade (Economics) tells Al Jazeera English why the spending power of sponsors and fans could influence the Washington Redskins to change its name.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Professor Sir Geoff Palmer describes encountering racism at an interview in Reading in 1964, in an interview with RT News.
- Wonkhe mentions Reading to illustrate the lack of evidence behind the UK government’s ‘low-value courses’ claim
- EuroNews (Spain) quotes Colin McKinnon (Institute for Environmental Analytics) in a Copernicus Climate Change Service article on data analytics for renewable energy.
- Hindustan Times and the Times of India quotes Akshay Deoras (Meteorology) on heavy rainfall in Mumbai
- Estates Gazette features Henley Business School’s Pathways to Property scheme in a feature on increasing diversity among estate agents.
- Florida Post quotes Prof Len Shaffrey (Meteorology) on increased US heatwaves
- FE Weeks highlights Henley Business School achieved a ‘reasonable progress’ rating from Ofsted’s inspection of its apprenticeship scheme
Alumni in the news:
- Gulf News features a biography of Dr Abdullah Mohammad Bel Haif Al Nuaimi, the UAE’s new minister for Climate Change and Environment, a Reading PhD alumnus.
- Al Shahid (Jordan) features Henley MBA Ramzi Murad as vice president of pharmaceutical company Merck
- Economic (Bulgaria) features an interview with Computer Science and Maths alumnus Dimitris Lioupis, Chief Commercial Officer for Vivacom, Bulgaria
- Daily Telegraph runs an obituary of David Bowerman, a farmer who established a concert hall in Sussex
- Reading grad Toby Mullins has launched a drive-in cinema in Swindon, reports the Swindon Advertiser (and others)