Gurvinder Virks intrepid robot, Reporter
484, was featured in the Yorkshire Evening
Post and Yorkshire Post.
In the Yorkshire Post, Professor
Virk explained: This machine is basically
a scientific instrument for people to be able
to study the volcano and predict an eruption.
At Leeds were developing the navigation
and remote control systems.
Leeds University Challenge team
sailed through the first round of the BBC
quiz, hosted by honorary graduate Jeremy Paxman.
James Webb, Jenny Ryan, Steve Kidd and Gareth
Pettman beat a team from Liverpool John Moores
and now face the University of Nottingham.
The Yorkshire Evening Post celebrated
their victory and 230 score. Team captain
James Webb said: It was a bit like walking
out in the FA Cup Final. It was exhilarating.
Watch the Nottingham match on BBC2
in the new year.
National and local media followed the path
of Leeds graduate Piers Sellers as he became
the third Briton in space. The Guardian,
Independent, Express, Mirror, Sun, Times
and Daily Telegraph covered
the launch of his 11-day mission on the shuttle
Atlantis. His Yorkshire-based family were
interviewed in the Yorkshire Post, Yorkshire
Evening Post and on BBC Look
North. Geography lecturer Dr Jim Hogg,
who remembers Dr Sellers, talked to
Radio Aire about the astronauts
time at the University.
of human geography Danny Dorlings research
into statistics appearing on the Labour partys
website was covered by national press including
the Guardian, Sun and Daily
Mail. See here for
of the international centre David Baker joined
Nile TVs Good Morning Egypt
programme to discuss his first impressions
of the country during a trip to north Africa
to discuss the setup of a British university
Leeds colleague to go global is Dr Richard
Howells from the institute of communications
studies. Interviewed on the BBC World
Service about the arrival of reality
television to Vietnam, the material was then
translated into Vietnamese for broadcast.
Student was shortlisted for best publication
in both the Independents
national student journalism awards and the
Guardians student media
awards. Mark Powell was shortlisted for best
art reporter in both competitions. Andrzes
Lukowski was nominated for best critic in
the Independent competition
. The Guardian shortlists for
best reporter and feature writer included
Heather Browne and Dan Box, respectively.