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Archive of Media headlines

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Would students be better going to US?

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Vice-Provost (International) Professor Michael Worton makes the case for staying in the UK to go to university, rather than travelling abroad. Read: The Times (£) More: UCL News

Student refuses fees refund by UCL in course quality row

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A former student of the MSc in clinical and public health nutrition at UCL raises concerns about the course, which were then addressed by the Academic Committee Review Panel.  Read: Times Higher Education

Body shop: artificial organs - the medical revolution

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An interview with Professor Alex Seifalian (UCL Research Department of General Surgery) whose groundbreaking work into artificial organs made from polymers recently led to the first synthetic trachea transplant. Read: Evening Standard

Shouting science from the soap box

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Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock (UCL Physics & Astronomy) and Dr Sue Black (UCL Computer Sciences) take part in Soapbox Science with the aim of challenging the public's view of women and science. Read: New Scientist More: Guardian, Independent

Why are we so good at recognising our own facial expressions?

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Richard Cook (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) on why we are better at spotting our own facial expressions on an avatar than the expressions of our friends.  Read: Guardian

Lucian Freud: What has made his family so successful?

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Professor Marcus Pembrey (UCL Institute for Child Health) discusses whether genetics play a part in a family's success, specifically in reference to the Freud family. Read: BBC News Online

Professor John Evans

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Obituary of Professor John Evans (1925-2011) a former director of the UCL Institute of Archaeology. Read: The Times (£)

Captain America - patriotic superhero

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Dr Jason Dittmer (UCL Geography), a specialist on nationalist superheroes, offers his take on the new Captain America film. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Front Row'

Crime writing has its Lady Chatterley moment

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Professor John Sutherland (UCL English Language & Literature) on English and Swedish crime writing. Read: The Times (£)

Sorry, science says once you get fat, you will always stay fat

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Professor Nick Finer (UCL Medicine) comments on research suggesting that weight loss through diet and exercise is extremely difficult to maintain. Read: The Sunday Times (£) More: Daily Mail

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