hunt for an acne vaccination, featured in Reporter
471, was covered by the regional and national press. The
Yorkshire Post explained their theory that
the "response of the body’s immune system to proteins
in skin based bacteria could be a key cause of spots."
Professor Eileen Ingham told the Daily Express
"Acne is usually treated with antibiotics, but this
isn’t always effective." Talking to the Yorkshire
Evening Post, Dr Mark Farrar was cautious about
the work: "This research is in the very early stages
and it could be a long while before we say any product
we can create will prevent acne."
student Oliver Monfredi was in New York at the time of
the World Trade Center attacks. He described his experiences
of work in a US mortuary to the Yorkshire Post
and the Mirror. In the Independent
Oliver recalls identifying victims from family photos
‘was as low as it got’.
of constitutional and human rights law Colin Harvey, and
the University, have played what the Yorkshire Evening
Post described as a ‘key organisational role’
in organising a conference, Constitutionalism and Governance
in Transition, to debate the future of Northern Ireland.
Professor Harvey’s book Seeking Asylum was singled
out by Independent columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
as a ‘lucid, dispassionate book’ in her article about
government asylum policy.
Alastair Hay was interviewed by Krishnan Guru-Murthy for
Channel 4 News’ special report on anthrax.
When asked if he was concerned about large-scale anthrax
attacks Professor Hay said: "I’m less concerned because
we are aware of its existence now. Once there has been
preparation in defence, these weapons are less effective."
Mike Hoyland appeared in BBC TV’s What
the Victorians did for us… to demonstrate the limelight
used in Victorian theatres as part of the episode Pleasure
of Soundalert and biomedical sciences professor Deborah
Withington was profiled in the Financial Times.
She is described as one of the rare ‘serial entrepreneurs’
from university spin-off companies. She advised other
entrepreneurs to find a ‘project champion’ and use university
networks: "Universities increasingly have databases
of local non-execs. There are business angel networks,
a university’s own innovation centre and, of course, a
growing band of academics who have had similar experiences."
newspaper, Leeds Student won best student
campaign in the National Student Journalism Awards, sponsored
by the Independent. Marion Schnelle was
voted best student arts journalist. The paper was runner-up
in the Guardian-sponsored Student Media
award for best campaign and Clare Rudebeck a finalist
for the diversity award.
students Lyndon Easterbrook, Rebecca Ault, Dan Bye and
Will Howells have fought their way to the second round
of University Challenge. Qualifying as highest-scoring
losers following a first round game against St Hugh’s
College, Oxford, they now face Downing College, Cambridge.