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Highlights of the media coverage for the University from April 13 – April 17, 2015

BBC The Big Questions http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05rj3d1/the-big-questions-series-8-episode-13
Dr Peter Lee appeared on the topical debate show talking about whether it’s morally right to deploy armed drones. (PBS) 

The Telegraph
The Guardian Link
Article about Margaret Rule, an archaeologist who received an honorary fellowship from the University, who has died aged 86.

Daily Mirror http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/other-sports/athletics/london-marathon-2015-university-portsmouth-5518602
The Metro http://metro.co.uk/2015/04/14/a-giant-pair-of-hairy-testicles-are-going-to-run-in-the-london-marathon-5150571/
Reports on student Jack Woodward who is running the London Marathon as a giant pair of testicles to raise money for Male Cancer Awareness.

Times Higher Education http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/people/obituaries/guy-judge-1949-2015/2019613.article
Article on the former deputy head of Economics, Guy Judge, who died last month.

Irish National Radio
Professor Asa Barber interviewed about his research on the extreme strength of limpet teeth. (Engineering) 

BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire
Paleontologist Dr Mark Witton interviewed about the ‘terror bird’ skeleton found on an Argentinian beach.

Yachting World
Article about an ex army trooper who will be taking on a survival challenge in Portland Harbour in May mentions that Professor Mike Tipton will be monitoring his progress. (Sports Science)

Sussex Business Times
Article on MSc Risk, Crisis and Resilience Management student Marie Corner.

Kit Plus
Article by third year Television and Broadcasting student Dylan Ellcome about his time at university.

Science Newsline Link
Symmetry Magazine http://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/april-2015/des-releases-dark-matter-map

Market Business News http://marketbusinessnews.com/dark-matter-maps-will-help-explain-their-role-in-the-universe/56581
Article on Dark Energy Survey scientists releasing the first in a series of dark matter maps of the cosmos mentions UoP is one of the institutions involved. (ICG) 

About My Area http://www.aboutmyarea.co.uk/Hampshire/Portsmouth/PO6/News/Local-News/286532-Back-to-the-Future-Event-Raises-Funds-for-Michael-J-Fox-Foundation
Article on the Back to the Future fundraising event at Portsmouth Museum mentions it was organised by a group which includes UoP student Matthew Harrison.

Hampshire Chronicle
Basingstoke Gazette
Article on the new design of a cyclists’ cafe in Winchester mentions UoP students are involved.

Medical News Today http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/292299.php
Article about the new study by the Universities of Portsmouth and Bournemouth which challenges the widespread belief among scientists that people are more interested in other people than they are in objects. (Psychology) 

Eureka Magazine
Article on wireless and digital development hubs which are located in the University’s Innovation Space.

RSC
Article on Professor Asa Barber’s research which found that limpet teeth are the strongest biological material ever tested. (Engineering)

About My Area http://tinyurl.com/kcbohfb
Team Locals http://tinyurl.com/mljhrme
The News http://tinyurl.com/mar37y8
Articles on the two civil engineering students whose design for a robotic machine that can ‘print’ walls has been shortlisted The Telegraph 2015 STEM Awards. (SCES)

Team Locals http://tinyurl.com/llunlag
The News http://tinyurl.com/klcnzuz
About My Area http://tinyurl.com/k5a6m3c
Reports on the three Business School students who are raising money to fund a trip to Kenya which will help local entrepreneurs set up their own businesses.

That’s Solent
Professor June Purvis was an invited guest on Talk Solent, the news discussion programme. (SSHLS)

Express FM
Andy Mew from Research and Innovation Services was interviewed about Innovation Space.

In The News:
Short report on the conference for start-up business owners being hosted at UoP.

Article about ‘This Is The Week That Is’, a week of political satire events being held at the University. (Art and Design) http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/what-s-on/theatre/portsmouth-university-hosts-week-of-satire-1-6681795

Article about Ben Ainslie Racing mentions that CEO Martin Whitmarsh studied engineering at UoP.

Report on student Jack Woodward who is running the London Marathon to raise money for Male Cancer Awareness.

 

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