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Archive of Media headlines

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Objectors to new student housing block claim the whole application process is flawed

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The decision to allow UCL to build a new block of student housing and a conference hall in the heart of Bloomsbury shows endemic flaws in the planning system, neighbours who objected to the scheme claim. Read: Camden New Journal

Interview with new provost, Michael Arthur

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Professor Michael Arthur (UCL President & Provost) talks about his future plans for UCL in his first official interview. Watch: Pi TV

Global Warming '95% certain', say scientists

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Professor Chris Rapley (UCL Earth Sciences) says that the evidence is clear. Although the climate has always varied, human activity is accelerating the changes. Read: Sky News More: BBC Radio 4 Today (from 1hr 12mins)

Curiosity rover finds water in Mars soil

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Professor Andrew Coates (UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory) and Dr Peter Grindrod (UCL Earth Sciences) comment on the discovery of water in the fine-grained soil on the surface of Mars. Read: Times (£) Guardian

Why The Sopranos may not be the best business model for universities

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Professor Jonathan Wolff (UCL Philosophy) says he learned about university finance from Tony Soprano – but the moral of the story is, we can learn from his mistakes. Read: Guardian

Genetic modification proposed to save endangered species

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Professor Kate Jones (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) comments on how gene-manipulation techniques could be introduced from other species to help survival in changing climatic conditions. Read: Guardian

Outgoing vice-provost Michael Worton on 33 years at UCL

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Professor Michael Worton (Vice-Provost, International) reflects on risks, regrets, the value of teaching and facing the global future. Read: Times Higher Education

Special Investigation: The Gangs of London

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Professor Essi Viding and Dr Eamon McCrory (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) jointly lead research examining the consequences of children's exposure to violence. Read: Evening Standard (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) 6

Carbuncle Cup award for UCL student accommodation is 'unfair'

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Lack of university control and restrictive council policy towards student housing is often overlooked, says Andrew Grainger (UCL Estates). Read: Guardian

London: Tomorrow’s city

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Dr Andy Hudson Smith (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) comments on how technology can play a bigger role in helping to make smart cities. Watch: BBC News More: BBC News II

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