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Archive of Media headlines

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Dara O Briain's Science Club

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Dara O Briain and his crack team of UCL experts take a peek into man's final frontier - space. Watch: BBC 2’s Science Club

The Olympian and His Thunderbolt

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Professor Mark Ronan (UCL Mathematics) talks about Robert Oppenheimer and the nasty investigative process designed to undercut his authority and remove his security clearance. Read: Standpoint mag

David Tebbutt Scholarship created

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Faber and UCL have launched a new scholarship in memory of Faber’s former finance director, David Tebbutt, which will help people get into publishing. Read: The Bookseller

Graduates face formidable jobs odds

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“All of our conversations revolve around job interviews, applications and deadlines. There’s no let-up,” says Claire Roberts (UCL Italian), on the search for graduate employment. Read: FT (£)

Carpenters Estate campaigners occupy UCL

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Residents and students in support of Carpenters Against Regeneration Plans (CARP) have occupied a room at UCL. Read: London24 More: Building Design Building Design II Workers' Liberty FT (£) Guardian Building Design III Guardian II Building Design IV

Green Deal woes: Costs of retrofit remain too high

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A report from the UCL Energy Institute has found that the costs of retrofitting houses exceeded the government’s Green Deal allowance. Read: Building Design More: AJ

End of the road for h-index rankings

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“I would hate it if we moved to a system where appointments or promotions were driven by metrics. That, to me, would mean that we had lost confidence in our own expert judgement,” says Professor Richard Catlow (UCL Chemistry). Read: Chemistry World

Doha: Sea levels to rise by more than 1m by 2100

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Rich countries like Qatar can build flood barriers but poor nations will suffer, says Professor Mark Maslin (UCL Geography). Read: Telegraph

Identifying clusters of activity on London's roads

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Using a dataset of 1.5 million private hire cab routes through London, Ed Manley (UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering) has identified key clusters of transport activity. Read: Guardian

MMR uptake rates finally recovered from Wakefield scandal figures show

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“It is good news that parents have regained their confidence in this highly effective vaccine,” says Dr Helen Bedford (UCL Institute of Child Health). "However, some teenagers and children have never caught up with missed vaccines and remain at risk of these potentially harmful infections.” Read: Telegraph More: BBC News

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