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Highlights of the media coverage for the University from November 17 – 21

The Scotsman
Times of Malta http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20141115/world/Crustaceans-can-retain-maleness-.544092
Articles on research by Dr Alex Ford, which found that male crustaceans can defend themselves against feminising pollutants (Marine Sciences)

The Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/inconvenient-truths-dont-believe-the-greenwash-1635867.html?action=gallery&ino=6
A photo-feature on green living mentions research by Professor Andy Thorpe which showed 200 cows emit the annual equivalent methane to a family car driven 111,850 miles (Economics)

Article about the importance of sustainable design includes quotes from Huw Heywood, principal lecturer in the School of Architecture. (Architecture)

New Scientist http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429960.200-violence-ahead-as-tragedies-of-the-commons-spread.html?full=true&print=true
Op-Ed by Dr Petros Sekeris discussing possible reasons for people racing to use up natural resources, based on his recently published research examining ‘Tragedy of the Commons’ (Economics)

Guardian http://tinyurl.com/kc8ex5v
A live chat on how to beat interview nerves included input from Jacqui Adams, careers adviser at Purple Door.

BBC South Today (news bulletins at 6.30pm and 10.30pm)
Report on former pro Vice-chancellor Professor Pickering’s campaign to receive an apology from the University for actions taken 20 years ago.

BBC Radio Solent
Mention of the exhibition in the Portsmouth Guildhall by photography alumnus Tyran Hawthorn.

Executive Sales (blog)
Beth Rogers,a renowned sales expert, is quoted in a discussion about sales and the outsourcing of it (Marketing & Sales management)

The Business Magazine 
Article on astronomer Karen Masters winning the Women of the Future Science award. (ICG)

Civil Service World
Article on civil service recruitment quotes principal lecturer Dr Sylvia Horton. (SECS)

Physicsworld.com http://tinyurl.com/lrx4jlu
Report on research by Professor Wands and Dr Bruni, along with colleagues from Rome, which suggest that dark matter might be being slowly erased by dark energy (ICG)

The Business Magazine
Article on the formal partnership between the Business School and the Crowdfunding Centre.

The Business Magazine
Report on Global Entrepreneurship Week quotes strategic director at the Innovation Space, Peter Hooley.

SC Magazine UK
Senior lecturer in Computing, Gareth Owen, quoted in article about the Tor Project.

Fortean Times
Report on the media buzz in September when a photo of an alleged UFO was published in the Portsmouth News mentions a UoP cosmologist claimed it wasn’t anything astronomical. (ICG)

Finance Moves
Article about Professor Jim Gee, visiting professor at UoP, who has joined accountancy firm PKF Littlejohn as part of a new counter fraud team. (ICJS)

Financial Times
Article about fraud refers to research by University of Portsmouth that has estimated that 98.5 per cent of fraud cases go unreported to police.

Times Higher Education http://tinyurl.com/pqs238u
Professor June Purvis, professor of women’s and gender history, is featured in the ‘What are you reading?’ section. (SHLSS)

Guardian http://tinyurl.com/ohs533a
Letter from students’ union presidents calling for the abolition of tuition fees is co-signed by Grant Clarke.

Transportation Professional
Article about Sheila Holden, who spoke at the University in September about her role in transport planning for the Olympic Games.

News 4 Security
Article about the South East Business Crime Conference mentions that University of Portsmouth has attended in the past.

In The News…


Report on a social media session for local people run by Peter Hooley (RIS)


Report on former pro Vice-chancellor Professor Pickering’s campaign to receive an apology from the University for actions taken 20 years ago.

Report on the public lecture this week about independent publishing.

Article about the Business Awards mentions that University of Portsmouth is one of the sponsors.

Article about local GP practices being evaluated mentions that the University Practice didn’t score very highly.

Article about Joanna Bennington, youth theatre co-ordinator at King’s Theatre, mentions she fell in love with the city on a University of Portsmouth open day.


Article about Wymering Manor, which is being restored with help from student volunteers, including some from UoP.

Article about a group of University students who have run an event to raise awareness and money for the Royal National Institute of Blind People. (PBS)

Report on the architecture students who visited China as part of the British Council’s Sino-UK collaborative programme.

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