January

Published articles

Castaway on an island for a scientific cause

Dr Jonathan Hare, director of the Creative Science Centre at Sussex, talks about his latest expedition to Zanzibar for the new series of BBC2's Rough Science.

The Argus 31.01.05

Cash Boost will help boost creativity

The Universities of Sussex and Brighton have been awarded #3.75 million in recognition of their creative excellence. The money will be used to develop "creativity zones".

The Argus 31.01.05

Press Release:

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/press_office/media/media458.shtml

Student tells how people power won election

Sussex postgraduate Nathaniel Copsey talks about his experience as an election observer in Eastern Europe and the "blatant rigging" in evidence for the result of the Ukraine election last year.

The Argus 31.01.05

Source: press tip-off

It took me years to talk of the Holocaust but now I don't want it to be forgotten

Auschwitz survivor Jan Imich was one of the speakers at a Holocaust Memorial Day event, organised by the Centre for German Jewish studies at the University of Sussex.

The Argus 26.01.05

Press Release: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/press_office/media/media456.shtml

Artist's messages of love

Chilean painter Johanna Berger took inspiration from a University of Sussex coastal erosion study to create fake pebbles containing love poems.

The Argus 26.01.05

Press release: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/press_office/media/media457.shtml

East: Children in former Soviet Union know little about Holocaust

Chana Moshenska, who runs education programmes at the Centre for German Jewish Studies at the University of Sussex, explains that one of the best ways for children to learn about the Holocaust is from survivor testimonies.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty 26.01.05

Web link: http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2005/01/5de1cab8-089a-47c4-af71-a836b45c7d09...

Hominid inbreeding left human vulnerable to disease

A lack of mates among human ancestors that lived two million years has left modern humans more vulnerable to genetic disease, a new study [involving scientists at Sussex, Bath and Edinburgh Universities] suggests.

New Scientist.com 25.01.05

Web link: http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn6920&print=true

DISEASE Risk for Humans over Small Ancestral Gene Pool

The Scotsman - Edinburgh,Scotland,UK

As above

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=4043511

LIMITED gene pool made bad waves

Guardian - UK

As above

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1397967,00.html

India jumpstarts UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development

At a conference on Sustainable Development in India, Robert Chambers, fellow of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. emphasised the importance of propagating the slogan "they can do it".....Chambers identified illiterate women and young children as key plays in the sustainable development process and its education.

IslamOnline.net 25.01.05

Web link: http://islam-online.net/English/Science/2005/01/article09.shtml

Academics give lessons on blogs

Esther MacCallum-Stewart, a University of Sussex historian, is one of the pioneering British academic bloggers who are using the technology to teach and carry out research.

BBC News online 25.01.05

Web link: http://bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/4194669.stm

Who wants just one degree?

The University of Sussex is highlighted as one of the institutions experiencing a massive growth in postgraduates courses. Accompanied by an interview with part-time DPhil student Lucy Solomon.

The Independent 20.01.05

Source: press inquiry

Scores of fans mark 50 years of scrabble

Senior linguistics lecturer at Sussex Lynne Murphy compares American and British attitudes to the word game, Scrabble.

The Argus 17.01.05

Religious minorities in the UK

In a piece examining Government policies towards religious minorities, Professor Shammit Saggar (politics) says: "Muslims have a good deal to complain about, but no more than do young black men, the worst-treated pariah group of all."

The Economist 14.01.05

The storms are just a taste of what's to come

Dr Dominic Kniveton (geography) talks about the effects of global warming on the Sussex coastline, following the Asian tsunami.

The Argus 14.01.05

Source: press inquiry

New halls for Sussex students approved

New halls of residence to house hundreds of students for the University of Sussex have been given the go-ahead. The development will be built on land near Falmer Station.

The Argus 13.01.05

Salford's expert to help fishermen

The challenging task of helping to rebuild the crucial fishing industry in parts of Sri Lanka will be undertaken by Sussex anthropologist Professor Jock Stirrat.

Surrey Mirror Advertiser 13.01.05

Can Jem do a Dido?

University of Sussex law graduate Jem is a singer who is taking the US by storm.

The Daily Telegraph 04.01.05

Broadcasts

Holocaust Memorial Day

Item on education for schools about the Holocaust, focussing on an event organised by the Centre for German Jewish Studies at the University of Sussex.

Meridian TV 27.01.05

Press release: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/press_office/media/media456.shtml

Holocaust Memorial Day

Piece on event organised by the Centre for German Jewish Studies at Sussex, including interview with Auschwitz survivor Jan Imich.

BBC Southern Counties Radio 26.01.05

Press release: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/press_office/media/media456.shtml

What do International meetings achieve?

Dr Peter Holmes (economics) was interviewed about the usefulness of international meetings such as the World Economic Forum, G8 etc.

Radio Cape Talk (South Africa) 25.01.05

Web link www.702.co.za

Pebbles on the beach

Artist Joanna Berger was interviewed about her work creating fake pebbles containing poetry with help from the University of Sussex's geography department

BBC Southern Counties Radio 25.01.05

Press release: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/press_office/media/media457.shtml

Immigration policy

Dr Michael Collyer (geography) commented on Tory leader Michael Howard's announcement of his party's immigration policy

BBC Southern Counties Radio 24.01.05

Sourece: press inquiry

Scared of butterflies

Dr Andy Field (psychology) spoke about how we develop phobias, inspired by news that actress Nicole Kidman is scared of butterflies

BBC Southern Counties Radio 21.01.05

Source: press inquiry

European Muslims

Professor Shamit Saggar (politics) commented on attitudes within and towards European Muslim communities.

BBC Radio 4 The World Tonight 15.01.05

Seasides and tsunamis

Professor Fred Gray (continuing education) was asked whether the Asian tsunami would change people's attitudes towards the seaside. He was in discussion with the philosopher Alain de Botton

BBC Radio Four's Today programme 13.01.05