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Highlights of the media coverage for the University from July 27-31, 2015

The Telegraph Link
ITV News http://www.itv.com/news/2015-07-24/four-legged-snake-fossil-discovered/
The Sun (behind paywall)
Sky News Link
Huffington Post UK Link
The Week Link
The Register Link
Talk Talk Link
Science Focus http://www.sciencefocus.com/news/four-legged-snake-fossil-provides-clues-reptile%E2%80%99s-origins
Wired http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-07/24/four-legged-hugging-snake-fossil
Heart Radio
LBC 97.3
Linfo http://www.linfo.re/magazine/insolite/673718-un-fossile-de-serpent-a-quatre-pattes-intrigue-les-scientifiques
La Republica http://larepublica.es/2015/07/24/la-serpiente-primitiva-tenia-cuatro-patas-y-vivia-en-madrigueras/
Vesti (Russia) http://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=2644954
Noticieros Televisa http://noticieros.televisa.com/mundo/1507/fosil-serpiente-4-patas-intriga-cientificos/
De Redactie http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws/wetenschap/1.2398898
Sveriges Radio http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=406&artikel=6217958
Thanh Nien http://www.thanhnien.com.vn/doi-song/phat-hien-hoa-thach-ran-4-chan-588921.html
Benchmark Reporter http://www.benchmarkreporter.com/tetrapodophis-amplectus-a-four-legged-snake-fossil-found-in-brazil-according-to-latest-study/7242/
CBC News http://www.cbsnews.com/news/fossil-shows-prehistoric-snake-had-four-feet/
New Scientist (print version)
Discover Magazine http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/science-sushi/2015/07/24/four-legged-snake-shakes-up-squamate-family-tree-or-does-it/#.Vbs3GStzRZm
The Scientist http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/43604/title/Four-legged-Snake-Fossil-Found/
Gazeta (Poland) – the story made it on to the front page http://wiadomosci.gazeta.pl/wiadomosci/1,114885,18421025,znaleziono-skamieline-czteronogiego-weza-ale-konczyny-nie-sluzyly.html#Czolka3Img
Planet (France) http://www.planet.fr/international-un-fossile-de-serpent-a-4-pattes-redecouvert-en-allemagne.901217.29335.html
National Geographic (Italy) http://www.planet.fr/international-un-fossile-de-serpent-a-4-pattes-redecouvert-en-allemagne.901217.29335.html
Le Scienze (Italy) http://www.lescienze.it/news/2015/07/27/news/antico_serpente_fossile_quattro_zampe-2706280/
O Povo (Brazil) http://www.opovo.com.br/app/opovo/dom/2015/07/25/noticiasjornaldom,3474732/cobra-com-pernas-levam-os-fosseis-e-ficamos-com-fotografias.shtml
Whizba Link
Daily Echo
Articles on the discovery of a four-legged snake fossil by a team of scientists led by UoP’s Dr Dave Martill. (SEES)

The story has also been reported on over 30 regional radio and newspaper websites and Dr Martill was interviewed by BBC Radio SolentBBC Wales and BBC Radio Scotland.

Yahoo! Link
Article on the contentious force-feeding law in Israel quotes Professor June Purvis’s work on suffragettes using hunger strikes as a political tool. (SSHLS)

Times Higher Education
Business School PhD student Hazel Beadle quoted in article about Twitter.

Times Higher http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/books/what-are-you-reading-30-june-2015
In the book review section, Professor June Purvis discusses Love and Romance in Britain (SSHLS)

Times Higher https://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/books/review-sexuality-in-role-playing-games-ashley-m-l-brown
Also in the book review section, a longer review by Dr Trudy Barber, in media studies and entertainment technology, discusses the ‘exemplary’ Sexuality in Role-Playing Games, by Ashley M. L. Brown (SCAFM)

Food Manufacture
Article on food fraud mentions research by UoP which found that it costs UK food manufacturers £11.2bn a year. (PBS)

That’s Solent
Dr Ivor Ebenezer interviewed on the Solent News Now programme about his new book ‘Neuropsychopharmacology and Therapeutics’. (Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences)

Irish Times
Article on limpets mentions UoP research which found they are the strongest biological material ever tested. (Engineering)

Southern Daily Echo Link
Hampshire Chronicle Link
Basingstoke Gazette Link
Romsey Advertiser Link
Salisbury Journal Link
Andover Advertiser
Articles on the Sparsholt College annual presentation awards ceremony mentions Vice-Chancellor Graham Galbraith was the guest of honour and speaker.

Express FM
Events Officer Maricar Jagger intervieed about the meeting organised by University of Portsmouth Ageing Network this week.

Optician Online http://www.opticianonline.net/independence-key-portsmouth-optometry-course/
Report on the University’s new Master’s in Optometry course being independent, quoting Isobel Ryder (SHSSW)

International Journal of Sales Transformation
Three-page feature on Professor Neil Rackham’s recent visit to Portsmouth Business School to run a two-day series of masterclasses aimed to help fund a bursary for a PBS graduate student (Marketing & Sales Management)

PhamiWeb http://www.pharmiweb.com/pressreleases/pressrel.asp?ROW_ID=123415
Nursing Times http://www.nursingtimes.net/nursing-practice/specialisms/management/new-study-into-impact-of-staffing-levels-on-observation/
Reports on research by Dr Jim Briggs and colleagues at Southampton to examine the relationship between nurse staffing levels, failure to observe patients’ vital signs and the possible consequences (Computing)

Motor Boat & Yachting Link
Article on former paratrooper Wayne Ingram completing a 7-day at sea in a life raft challenge mentions he was studied by UoP sports scientists.

The News
-Article on a local pharmacy being nominated for an award mentions the owner graduated in pharmacy from UoP in 1995.
-Short article on Jacqueline Evans, who graduated this month, on succeeding in her studies despite having much stacked against her
-Three separate graduation stories about recent UoP graduates Claire Lamb, Canol Orakci and Gajan Lingam.


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  1. Hello,

    The link to the Sandi Toksvig story is broken. Please find the the correct link below



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