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Media Relations

Media coverage highlights

A selection of December's media coverage highlights are outlined below, categorised according to the University's strategic aims.

RESEARCH

*Babies to help reveal more about autism

It is hoped research led by Dr Vincent Reid, Psychology, will give clues about how autism develops in babies.

Media coverage includes: Telegraph, Daily Mirror, PA, Guardian, BBC online, Scotsman, BBC Look North, BBC Newcastle, Northern Echo, Journal, Evening Gazette, Evening Chronicle, Yorkshire Post,

 

*View from the Pews

Sermons are still popular but are not doing enough to motivate congregations who listen to them, according to research carried out by a team from CODEC, the research centre at St.John’s College.

Media coverage includes: Guardian, Times, Telegraph, Sunderland Echo, Northern Echo

 

*UK recovery from recession “still in doubt”, says Durham economics expert

The UK’s recovery from recession is still in doubt despite figures showing a slight growth in the country’s economy, says expert Tony Cleaver.

Media coverage includes: Sunderland Echo, BBC Radio Tees, Northern Echo

 

STUDENT EXPERIENCE

*Durham scientists in running for entrepreneurship prize

A team of bioscientists from Durham University has made it through regional heats to take part in the final of a national competition that rewards exceptional entrepreneurial skills.

Media coverage includes: Northern Echo, Sunderland Echo

 

INTERNATIONALISATION

*Quake expert comments on Haiti

Following the earthquake that hit Haiti, expert Prof Roger Searle, Earth Sciences, explains more about the quake.

Media coverage includes: Independent, Today Programme, Observer, Daily Sport, Herald, BBC Scotland, BBC Wales, Agence France Presse, CNN, Press TV (Iran), KBC (Kenya), Malaysian Sun, Zimbabwe Star, Manila Bulletin

 

REGIONAL IMPACT

*University brings international sports facilities to Stockton

Work has begun on a new £5.2m sports hall at Queen’s Campus, bringing international standard facilities to Stockton.

Media coverage includes: Northern Echo, The Journal

 

*MP to see energy solutions in action at Durham Energy Institute

David Kidney (Parliamentary under Secretary of State and Department of Energy and Climate Change) will visit the new Durham Energy Institute. 

SUSTAINABILITY

*Durham scientists beat Disney

A 3D movie, Cosmic Origins, produced by scientists led by Dr Nick Holliman and Prof Carlos Frenk has overcome competition from entertainment giants Disney to secure an international award.

Media coverage includes: ITV Tyne Tees, Sunderland Echo, Northern Echo, Evening Chronicle, BBC Newcastle