Reading in the news - Fri 18 Sep18 September 2020
#WeAreTogether: Reading’s work to tackle the coronavirus crisis. Read our round-up.
- Yahoo News mentions the recent Reading study showing female leaders saw fewer Covid-19 deaths in their countries, in an article on praise for Angela Merkel’s approach to the crisis. Read our news story.
- Professor Parveen Yaqoob, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, spoke to BBC South news on BBC Breakfast on BBC One this morning about a new testing site the University is in discussions about opening on campus. BBC Radio Berkshire visited campus to speak to Dr Paddy Bullard, Director of Student Services, about the work that has taken place over the summer to prepare for students returning to campus. They also interviewed some students about their roles during Welcome Week and their feelings about their own studies.
COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) is quoted by New Scientist on the rising infection rate; Daily Mail, Express Informer and Amed Post on whether we’re seeing a second wave; Huffington Post on the most and least risky activities for spreading the infection; and One News Page on face mask hygiene. He was interviewed by talkRADIO and BBC Hereford and Worcestershire.
- Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted by the Daily Mail and Daily Star Post on the stoppage in the Oxford vaccine trials.
- Bargain Hunt on BBC One Professor Arlene Astell (Psychology) about the memories that are triggered in people with dementia by everyday objects.
- Farming Life reports on the successful EIT ‘Focus on Farmers’ Virtual Walk event, where Professor Martin Lukac and David Humphries (Agriculture) were speakers.
- Sloan Review publishes an article co-written by Professor Ben Laker (Henley Business School), about improving engagement and job satisfaction among employees.
- Smart Energy reports on the Thames Valley Live Lab involving Reading academics (Built Environment), which aims to bring about a smarter approach to energy use and air quality monitoring.
- Business Telegraph quotes Dr Nikoloas Antypas (Henley Business School) on what economic inflation and deflation means for people financially.
- News Medical reports on an upcoming online course about the human microbiome, co-developed by the University of Reading.
- University Business reports that Matthew White, Director of Campus Commerce, has stepped down as chairman of The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO).
- National Archives reports that Reading is among the latest recipients of grant funding for archive services projects, and will explore how catalogue data can be presented more effectively for users.
- Edge Prop reports on the township development in the Medini Iskandar suburb of Johor in Malaysia, mentioning that the area also boasts the EduCity complex where University of Reading Malaysia is based.
- The Gremlin reports on a Henley Business School graduate being appointed WesBank Motor Chief Information Officer.