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Highlights of the media coverage for the University from February 23-27, 2015

The University has had some great TV coverage this week – national BBC news reported research into police officers wearing body-worn video cameras, local news reported on our new Forensic Innovation Centre which allows for police and students to work side by side and there was an interesting interview on BBC 2 featuring one of our biochemist’s views on saviour siblings.

Coverage on the new research that has identified the extreme strength of limpet teeth is also still going strong.

Media coverage highlights:

BBC National News (at Six and Ten)
BBC News 24
BBC South Today
BBC Radio Solent
Reports on the research by UoP, led by Tom Ellis, which shows that police body-worn video cameras reduce public order and assault crimes, and assaults on police officers. (ICJS)

BBC 2 TV, Matters of Life and Death
Biochemist Dr Simon Kolstoe interviewed at length about saviour siblings. (Biological Sciences)
To watch again: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04mm0n5/matters-of-life-and-death (27:30 in)

ITV Meridian http://tinyurl.com/kgq2589
Report on the new Forensic Innovation Centre includes interviews with senior lecturer Paul Smith and two criminology students. (ICJS) 

The Times
Senior lecturer Tom Webb mentioned in article about football refereeing. (Sports Sci)

The Independent Link
Students’ Union President Grant Clarke quoted in student news round-up article.

Financial Times
Reader in Accounting, Tony Hines, has co-written letter about the chair of the International Accounting Standards Board. (PBS)

The Daily Telegraph
Director of IS, Andrew Minter, quoted in article about how much technology in universities has changed over the years.

National Geographic http://adventureblog.nationalgeographic.com/2015/02/23/extreme-swimmer-looks-to-last-chance-to-break-record-for-most-southern-swim/
Professor Mike Tipton is quoted in an article about open water swimming (Sports Sci)

Le Monde (French newspaper)
CBC (Canada) http://tinyurl.com/kvdwu3l
National Geographic http://tinyurl.com/n2867kk
Scicasts.com http://tinyurl.com/lz6hdbx
Northern Voices online http://nvonews.com/limpet-teeth-stronger-spider-silk/
Composites World
Smile-on News Link
Design Engineering http://www.design-engineering.com/general/engineers-discover-strongest-natural-material-134035/
CAD Agency http://www.cadagency.co.uk/maybe-the-strongest-natural-material-found/
The Weekly Telegraph
Reports on research by Professor Asa Barber which has shown limpet teeth might be stronger than spider silk, making them nature’s strongest biological material (Engineering)

BBC World Service
BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio Solent
BBC Sussex
And over 10 other regional BBC radio stations
Interviews with the University’s Director of Music Colin Jagger about the first full British orchestral staging by the University of Portsmouth Dramatic and Musical Society of a long-forgotten Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, Allegro.

BBC Radio Solent (Drivetime)
Listen again at 33 mins – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02hp3q4
Dr Paul Flenley is interviewed at length about the West’s relationship with Russia, the situation in Ukraine, Russian jets flying close to UK airspace, and how Putin’s displays of strength are helping raise the morale of Russians and being misunderstood by the West (SSHLS)

NBC News http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/oscars/how-mexicans-became-hollywoods-best-directors-n310746
Global Post http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/150220/mexican-movie-director-oscars-inarritu
Business Insider http://www.businessinsider.com/how-mexicans-became-hollywoods-best-directors-2015-2?IR=T
Dr Deborah Shaw’s book, The Three Amigos, is cited in articles about Birdman winning best film at the Oscars (Media & Performing Arts)

The Wine Merchant
Article on wine fraud quotes Jim Gee from UoP’s Centre for Counter Fraud Studies. (ICJS) 

Astronomy Now
Report on the Hampshire Astronomical Group unveiling a new telescope mentions it was officially opened by VC Graham Galbraith.

BBC Local Radio (Mark Forrest show)
BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester
Professor Mark Button interviewed about a local online fraud. (ICJS) 

Installer online Link
Mention of UoP research on smiling in article about how to increase customer loyalty.

Western Morning News
The News Link
Reports on the potential plans to turn Europa House at The Hard into a halls of residence.

Professional Security
Report on UK businesses losing £98bn a year to fraud according to research from UoP’s Centre for Counter Fraud Studies and accountancy firm PKF Littlejohn. (ICJS)

Business Magazine Link
Gary Jeffries, MBA graduate and guest speaker at the last Business School open evening, quoted in article about the biggest threat to the region’s economic survival.

Local Government Executive
Mention of Professor Ashraf Labib’s research on how councils could save as much as £168m a year by undertaking a thorough audit of software licenses. (PBS) 

Pan European Networks Link
SpaceDaily http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Via_laser_into_the_past_of_the_oceans_999.html
Phys.org http://phys.org/news/2015-02-laser-oceans.html
Dr Federica Ragazzola quoted in articles about research to reconstruct the pH values of the northern Pacific Ocean. (Biological Sciences) 

Insider Media http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/south-east/134198-plans-unveiled-luxury-student-flats/
Report on the potential plans to turn Europa House at The Hard into a halls of residence.

BBC Radio Solent
Dental surgeon Latha Davda took part in a two-hour “ask the expert” phone-in session and a newspaper review live on Sunday morning (Dental Academy)

Marie Claire
Article on hormones mentions research by psychologists at UoP.

Business Edge (Sussex)
Articles about two MBA students, Paul Vine and Katie Ilincariu, who are juggling their careers with their studies. (PBS)

Article on the Elliott report on food fraud mentions research by UoP. (PBS and ICJS)

About My Area
-Article on Musical Director Colin Jagger securing a new partnership with Portsmouth Cultural Trust to launch a World Music Series. Link

-Report on a talk organised by the University’s Centre for Studies in Literature. Link

-Article on Social Startup Portsmouth, a collaborative partnership led by the University’s Student Enterprise Team, which aims to inspire and support people to develop and launch a social enterprise. Link

The News
-Report on student and graduate enterprise manager Dr Philip Ely being named as one of Britain’s top 50 business advisers. http://tinyurl.com/q32m3dh

-Article on South Parade Pier mentions architecture students have been talking to local people about what they’d like to see on the pier.

-Report on Dr Marina Davila-Ross winning a grant from the Royal Society to study ape emotion and communication. (Psychology)

-Report on journalism student Sophie Merritt winning a top national award.

-Article on Fairtrade fortnight mentions UoP will be showing the film Fairtrade Matters in the Hub, Dennis Sciama Building.

-Article on Pro VC Professor Pal Ahluwalia receiving an eminent scholar award in the US last week.

-Report on the university students celebrating Good Deed Day this week as part of student volunteering week. Link

-Article on students supporting a project to support the city’s veterans.

-Article on the forthcoming public lecture by Gaynor Arnold who has written a novel based on the relationship between Lewis Carroll and the little girl who inspired Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

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