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Archive of Media headlines

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Map shows common Twitter names across London

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Dr Muhammad Adnan (UCL Geography) has used 4 million geo-tagged tweets to plot the most common twitter names across the capital. Read: Londonist More: Guardian

Prince Charles names King George III as his most respected monarch

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"I think perhaps what Prince Charles wanted to emphasise was more the fact that George III, in the aftermath of the loss of the American colonies, became a symbol of the nation, national resilience and the determination to bounce back," says Professor Stephen Conway (UCL History). Read: Telegraph

Burwell Deakins completes UCL galleries

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Deptford-based Burwell Deakins Architects has completed the refurbishment of the Octagon and Flaxman galleries at University College London. Read: Building Design

Bad health, low pay and unlucky in love? Just blame your siblings

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“All else being equal, growth is significantly affected by the presence of siblings,” says Dr David Lawson (UCL Anthropology). Read: Times (£)

UCL names new provost

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Professor Michael Arthur, the current vice-chancellor of the University of Leeds, will take the reins as UCL’s ‘President & Provost’ next September. Read: FT (£) More: THE UCL News I UCL News II

A new campus breed: the 'reluctant entrepreneur'

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Dr Dave Chapman (UCL Management Science & Innovation), says his entrepreneurship masters programme course is attracting lots of interest because of an "increased recognition of entrepreneurship as a career option and UCL's connections with London's burgeoning entrepreneurial eco-system". Read: Guardian

Fracking laws needed 'to control UK's dash for gas', says MEP

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"Just because the resource is there, it does not mean that it can be produced economically," says Christophe McGlade (UCL Energy Institute), who recently worked on a report for the European commission on the level of shale in the EU. Read: The Observer

The UK's new dash for gas is a dangerous gamble

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The British government's new emphasis on gas power and fracking puts the climate and consumers at risk, says Professor Paul Ekins (UCL Energy Institute). Read: New Scientist

UK to offer shale gas tax breaks

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"Europe is a very, very different situation to the US," said Professor Paul Ekins (UCL Energy Institute). "The US by itself will not have the kind of impact on the world's gas market that would allow our prices to fall significantly." Read: Irish Times

Winners of the 2012 President’s Medals announced

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The Dissertation Medal has been awarded to Matthew Leung (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture) for his highly accomplished piece of work on the development of Chinese style within a major Japanese city. Read: Building Design

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