December 2 – 6
Varied coverage this week. Highlights include the always excellent Peter Lee appearing in a five minute video debate on the Guardian website discussing whether the use of unmanned military drones is ethical or criminal. And on a much lighter note – it sounded like Dr Dave Martill had great fun taking part in the award-winning science/comedy chat show ‘Infinite Monkey Cage’ on Radio 4 with Brian Cox and Robin Ince.
BBC Radio 4
Professor of Comparative Developmental Psychology, Kim Bard, talks about the relationship between humans and primates in ‘Archive on 4: Monkey Planet’
BBC Radio 4 Infinite Monkey Cage http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03jz22k
Dr Dave Martill discusses pterosaurs on the popular science programme. (SEES)
The Guardian Link
Five-minute video debate between Guardian columnist Seumas Milne and UoP military expert Peter Lee about the moral and political questions raised by the use of unmanned military drones. (PBS)
Sunday Express Link
Article on a grant win by Dr Tara Woodyer and colleagues at Royal Holloway and Exeter universities to research the role action man-style dolls have on forming people’s opinions on Britain’s armed forces. (Geography)
The Mirror Link
Article about a woman’s copper pyjamas saving her from dying of MRSA says that her friend and UoP student Amber McCleary invented the idea.
Keeping Britain Safe 24/7 (Thursday 5th Dec 8.30pm BBC One)
Professor Mike Tipton talks about immersion and rescue from water. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03l61r0
Times Higher http://tinyurl.com/q5v4aog
Report on gender segregation on HEI campuses includes mention that at UoP the students’ union allows students choice over event organisation and some segregated events have been held
Times Higher http://tinyurl.com/oq5vx6o
In the ‘news in brief’ section, mention of UoP social work graduate reportedly told by Job Centre staff to remove her degree from her CV as told in the Daily Mail
BBC News http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-25156439
UK Wired News Link
Article about plans to make Portsmouth Guildhall a leading music venue mentions that interior design and architecture students have been contributing to initial project designs.
Article about developing ideas to portray innovation in video games in museums quotes lecturer Dan Pinchbeck. (Creative Technologies)
Short article on Sheila Hancock mentions she was Chancellor of the University
Four page article on brands extensively quotes Beth Rogers. (PBS)
-Students Emily Smyth and Ella Darmanin were interviewed on Friday about their concert next Saturday 7 Dec with the UoP Orchestra and Big Band.
-Events Officer Maricar Jagger interviewed this morning about upcoming events at the university.
Report on the universities of Portsmouth and Southampton taking part in a new £3 million scheme to boost the low-carbon economy in the Solent region and create new jobs.
Article on sports bras mentions research by the University’s breast health research team. (Sport and Exercise Science)
Society of Chemical Industry
Article on the lecture about water that Professor Graham Mills delivered at Charterhouse School. (Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences)
Student Times Link
Article about The Student Adventures Adventure Leader Awards mentions that UoP student Richard Francis won the student adventures photo of the year category.
Retail Selling magazine
Article on sales techniques is co-authored by Beth Rogers (Marketing)
About My Area http://tinyurl.com/ow5by38
Article on plans for an arts quarter in Old Portsmouth includes mention that UoP supports the idea as it would provide graduates with affordable spaces to work in
Wave 105, BBC Radio Solent, BBC Radio Surrey and over 30 other regional BBC stations
Interviews with student, Amber McCleary, who invented copper pyjamas, which Amber’s friend believes saved her from dying from MRSA.
Feature article about the dearth of women in sales includes quotes from Beth Rogers, head of marketing in PBS.
Heart Radio online http://tinyurl.com/q8nwedx
Report on the City Council’s planning committee approving plans to turn a part of Old Portsmouth into an arts quarter mentions that UoP has voiced its support.
Comms Business http://tinyurl.com/pwco5wz
Cloud Pro http://tinyurl.com/ou6zv7x
Reports on a company launching a a work placement programme for up to 10 undergraduates who want to work in cloud and virtualisation technologies includes mention that the first of ten places has been given to a Portsmouth undergraduate studying computer digital forensics.
BBC Radio Solent
Dr Karen Masters interviewed about the stargazing event taking place in January at the Historic Dockyard – one of three national live events tied to the BBC Stargazing LIVE programme on BBC Two. (ICG)
Article on the recent auction of a 17m long diplodocus includes quotes from Dr Mark Witton on the risk to museums and science if fossils are sold to private buyers. (SEES)
Institution of Civil Engineers http://tinyurl.com/nuvtjuz
The ICE appoints its 100th fellow, David House, a Portsmouth Polytechnic civil engineering graduate
-Page lead (p26) featuring Rev Andy Marshall, Church of England chaplain at the University, discussing the his role and that of the chaplaincy service
-Short report on the colleges and universities strike taking place today.