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Highlights of the media coverage for the University from January 24 – 30, 2015

Two research stories have received particularly high levels of media attention this week, including Dr Liz Twigg’s smoking map of Great Britain, Dr Petros Sekeris’s research on the close relationship between oil and decisions taken to interfere in civil wars.

The natural world has inspired interest, too, especially on how humans cope with cold and earthquakes close to home
 
Huffington Post http://tinyurl.com/qdd2lsf
Ripon Today 
Wakefield Express
Hartlepool Mail 
Metro 
BBC http://tinyurl.com/kw78aru
Guernsey Press
Southern Daily Echo http://tinyurl.com/lvqn3ff
Plymouth Herald http://tinyurl.com/n7lqdzq
The Northern Echo http://tinyurl.com/kd7l4y4
Health Canal http://tinyurl.com/kdr3ycq
The News
News Extra Eastleigh
BBC Radio Solent
Practice Business Link
***And nearly 40 other regional newspapers***
Articles/interviews on an interactive map modelled by the Universities of Portsmouth and Southampton, which estimate smoking rates among young people in local areas for the first time. (Geography)

 

The Independent http://tinyurl.com/kqpnb2r
The Times
BT.com http://tinyurl.com/mmfz2k3
Phys.org http://tinyurl.com/nbvngp5
Science Codex http://tinyurl.com/p73dsph
The Conversation http://tinyurl.com/m624ms2
International Business Times http://tinyurl.com/qapsq3x
Science Newsline http://tinyurl.com/kewwlkb
My Science http://tinyurl.com/qdd2lsf
The Wire (Australian national radio) thewire.org.au
Energy Voice Link
Articles/interviews on new research by Petros Sekeris which provides strong evidence for what conspiracy theorists have long thought – oil is often the reason for interfering in another country’s war. (PBS) 

 

Frank Ledwidge, based in PBS’s RAF Cranwell team, has amassed a host of recent media appearances including on conflict, CIA and torture, and ethics and war, including:
BBC 2, ‘Lions Last Roar’, a major documentary on Afghanistan:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04nzglz/afghanistan-the-lions-last-roar-episode-2
BBC TV News Channel - interview on situation in Afghanistan and future of intervention
BBC Radio 4 - commentator on documentary ‘Afghanistan; the lessons of war’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02c9mdn
BBC Radio 4 PM - interview/debate with Paddy O’Connell and General Tim Cross on army reforms: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0501k2k
LBC Radio - interview on Al Skeini case
and many more radio interviews across BBC platforms
(all PBS)

 

Medical News Today http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/288570.php
Muscular Dystrophy News http://tinyurl.com/nj67azj
Science Daily http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150126083808.htm
Scicasts http://scicasts.com/disease-processes/8904-scientists-identify-new-disease-treatment-path/
Phenominica http://www.phenomenica.com/scientists-identify-new-disease-treatment-path/
Kansas City Post http://www.kansascitypost.com/index.php/sid/229704729
Articles on the new research by Darek Gorecki which could have far reaching effects for the understanding and treatment of diseases. (Biomedical Sciences) 

 

The Times
Letter in response to the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill signed by over 20 Vice-Chancellors including Graham Galbraith.

Time magazine http://time.com/3685138/cold-all-the-time/
Report reacting to record-breaking cold weather in the US on why we feel cold includes interview with Professor Mike Tipton (DSES)

BBC Future http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150128-how-to-survive-a-disaster
Article on how to survive a disaster quotes military survival instructor John Leach who researches behaviour in extreme environments. (Sports Science) 

BBC Radio Solent
Dr Derek Rust interviewed about the recent earthquake in Winchester. (SEES) 
To listen again: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02gtk1w (1.50.30 in)

The News
West Sussex County Times
Article on tributes paid to UoP student Bethany Jupp who tragically died this month.

The News 
Report on the University hosting the fifth LGBT film festival.

The News
Mention of Hampshire Constabulary’s work with the University in article about a £10m fund aimed at boosting work between police and academics. (ICJS)

NHS Choices http://tinyurl.com/prtv45d
Article on how a well-fitted sports bra can reduce breast pain quotes UoP experts from the Research Group in Breast Health. (Sports Science)

The News
Feature length article on Dr Ian Hendy who works as a marine biologist at UoP and runs a bodybuilding gym.

The News 
Short report on the award-winning film about disability by four television and broadcasting students. (Creative Tech) 

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