January

Articles

Deal or No Deal

Dr John Haigh (mathematics) looks at how to win the new TV hit series, Deal or No Deal, in which contestants have to decide whether to chance taking money offered to them, or opening a box containing a mystery amount of money.

Daily Star 28.01.06

Face to Faith

Paul Oestreicher (chaplaincy) reminds us that, by forgiving the atrocities of war, we admit our own nation's guilt. He reflects how attitudes have changed to old adversaries.

The Guardian 28.01.06

Liberal attitudes

Dr Tim Bale (politics) gave his views on the future of the Lib Dems. "Cameron and Blair would have to be revealed as under-cover agents - or at the very least found in bed together - for the Lib Dems to win an election."

Leicester Mercury 25.01.06

Mind the energy gap - experts query need for nuclear

"Energy experts at the University of Sussex insist there is no reason to assume there will be a shortfall in electricity supply. Jim Watson, of the university, says: 'There may not be a gap. Left to itself, the market will provide a new generation to replace the generation that goes offline...to talk of gaps is a rather static way to look at it.' "

The Independent 24.01.06

Web link:http://news.independent.co.uk/business/analysis_and_features/article340642.ece

Press release: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/press_office/media/media534.shtml

Gay men earn £10 more than national average

News article comparing the wealth of gay men and lesbians, which includes a quote from Sally Munt (gender studies): "The pink pound has historically been driven by men simply because of the gender gap in pay. But you've always had extremely rich aristocratic lesbians, it's just they've been less visible."

The Guardian 23.01.06

Web link:http://www.guardian.co.uk/gayrights/story/0,,1692754,00.html

Tackle nuclear waster first, warn advisors

Professor Gordon Mackerron (SPRU), chairman of the Government's Committee on Radio-active Waste Management, is quoted on the subject of the Government's need to decide what to do with the existing levels of nuclear waste (enough to fill the Albert Hall five times over) before embarking on building new nuclear reactors.

The Independent 23.01.06

Web link:http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/article340630.ece

Nuke waste panel wants delay on new plants

As above

Washington Post 25.01.06

Web Link: http://washingtontimes.com/upi/20060124-085022-2522r.htm

Nuclear waste blow to plans for reactors

As above

The Herald Scotland 25.01.06

Web link: http://www.theherald.co.uk/politics/54998.html

Verbal bomb damage

Review of Professor Edward Timms' (Centre for German Jewish Studies) biography Karl Kraus: Apocalyptic Satirist. The reviewer, Joe Bord, writes: "The book...is a considerable achievement. Timms...command of his subject's subtle and allusive prose is impressive."

The Jewish Chronicle 20.01.06

Chained to a shameful past

Professor Trevor Burnard (American studies) reviews Ouidah: The Social History of a West African Slaving 'Port' 1727-1892 by Robin Law

THES 20.01.06

When dolly birds downed dusters to take degrees

Professor Carol Dyhouse (Gender Studies), writes a feature based on her research into the experiences of women as they entered higher education - from the 1920s through to the 21st century. Her book, Students: A Gendered History is published by Routledge.

THES 20.01.06

Scotland will benefit if generators reap wind, says power report

Dr Shimon Awerbach (SPRU - Sussex Energy Group), led an academic study that concluded that wind power could help reduce the overall cost of fuel bills in Scotland if it was allowed a higher proportion of electricity generation.

The Glasgow Herald 18.01.06

Cuts generated in electricity costs by boosting wind power

As above

Aberdeen Press and Journal 18.01.06

Crushes due more to crown management than mentality

Dr John Drury (psychology) interviewed in relation to stamped of Muslims in Saudi Arabia. Rather than crowds panicking, he said people generally tried to help each other.

The Manila Times

Web link: http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2006/jan/15/yehey/opinion/20060115opi7.html

Pick of the week

David Harper (evolutionary biology) and an expert on robins talks with Lionel Kellaway for the new BBC Radio 4 series, Nature. They met at Dartington Hall in Devon, home to some of the earliest and most detailed studies of robins.

Yorkshire Post 14.01.06

Like Webster's Dictionary, Catherine's Morocco-bound

University of Sussex student Catherine Nice, 20, is hoping to raise at least £300 by hitchhiking to Morocco for Link Community Development, which works in the most impoverished areas of Uganda, Ghana and South Africa, to provide education for children. Catherine, who lives in Newmarket, will be travelling with one of her university housemates,

Newmarket Journal 12.01.06

Bob's all art when it comes to sharing his work with the public

Feature on artist Bob Brighton, whose abstract works hang in the University's library. One of his designs was used as the University's 2005 Christmas card.

The Argus 11.01.06

Sporting chances

News item about the University of Sussex hosting special sports coaching for visually impaired young people.

The Argus 11.01.06

Press release:

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/press_office/media/media529.shtml

Elephants never forget

Dr Karen McComb's (Psychology) research into elephant' behaviour when presented with old bones is the focus of a Work in Progress article.

The Guardian 09.01.06

Web link: http://education.guardian.co.uk/higher/research/workinprogress/story/0,11109,1682540,00.htmlPress release:http://www.sussex.ac.uk/press_office/media/media513.shtml

From a GDR prison to a Cold War of words

Dr Barbara Einhorn, reader in Gender Studies at the University of Sussex and a former peace activisit, gives her account of of her experience at the hands of the Stasi police 20 years ago in East Germany. The interview was given in response to previous articles based on Professor Anthony Glees' book, The Stasi Files.

The Times Higher Education Supplement 06.01.06

Stripping off to save the planet

Feature on the University of Sussex's Environmental Society's calendar, with naked students highlighting environmental issues.

Brighton and Hove Life, January 2006

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Broadcasts

Evolution: fact or theory?

James Williams discussed why creationism should not be taught in schools, in relation to his talk coming up in the 2006 Brighton Science Festival,

BBC Southern Counties Radio 30.01.06

The cost of poverty

Dr Rob Eastwood (economics ), whose research concerns aspects of poverty and inequality in developing countries, took part in a discussion on hyperinflation.

'Outlook' BBC World Service 27.01.06

Music and protests

Bjorn Hiele (music) talked about Mauricio Kagel's compositions of the 1960s and early 70s to the student revolts of '68.

'Studiozeit - Musikjournal' Deutschlandfunk (German National Radio). 26.01.06

Mind the energy gap

Dr Jim Watson (SPRU) on the speculation of an energy gap.

BBC World Service, World Update 23.01.06

Press release:http://www.sussex.ac.uk/press_office/media/media534.shtml

Big Brother exposed

Dr Kate O'Riordan talked about Big Brother in relation to the Centre for Continuing Education's forthcoming open lecture on the history of Peeping Toms.

Southern FM 21.01.06

Press release: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/press_office/media/media532.shtml

Peeping Toms

Nannette Aldred (continuing education) was interviewed about the history of Peeping Toms, in relation to the Centre for Continuing Education's Open Lecture:

Bright FM 20.01.06

Press release: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/press_office/media/media532.shtml

Why we give

Dr Tom Farsides (psychology) explained the nature of altruistic behaviour.

Radio New Zealand 16.01.06- 20.01.06

How badgers spread disease

Professor Tim Roper (biology ) talked about the relationship between badgers and the development of bovine tuberculosis.

BBC Radio 4 Farming Today 16.01.06

Mozart's 250th anniversary

Dr Nicholas Till (music) talked about Mozart and the Enlightenment for a new series celebrating the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth.

Channel Five, In Search of Mozart (10.01.06, 17.01.06 and 24.010.6)

Web link: http://www.warnerclassics.com/news.php?news=74

What now for the Lib Dems?

Professor Paul Webb (politics) gave his sobering thoughts on what would happen to the Lib Dems after their leader, Charles Kennedy, resigned over drink problems.

BBC Southern Counties Radio 09.01.06

Understanding the causes of cancer

Professor Alan Lehmann (Genome Centre) talked about his research into DNA repair and the difference it could make in understanding the causes of cancer

Mercury FM 04.01.06

Press release: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/press_office/media/media526.shtml

Women and aliens

Dr Kate O'Riordan (continuing education) and Dr Esther MacCallum-Stewart (history) joined a talk on feminism and science fiction.

BBC Radio 4, Woman's Hour 02.01.06

The weather system that wreaks havoc on economies

Professor Richard Grove (development studies ) was among the experts contributing to a programme that looked at the devastating effects of El Nino on global economies.

BBC One, 'The Life and Times of El Nino' 04.01.06