Students at the University of Warwick are spending their lockdown chatting online with elderly people in France, bridging intergenerational and international divides in a time marked by isolation. Around fifty French language students from Warwick’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures are currently taking part in the programme ‘ShareAmi’, launched by the French non-profit Oldyssey.
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"Even as negotiations for the UK’s exit from the European Union reach their complex climax, [the University of Warwick] is set to virtually host a week-long event dedicated to continental cooperation." Read more about our EUTOPIA network in University Business. (November 2020)
Dr Lucie Gadenne, Department of Economics, writes for French newspaper Libération about the quest for a COVID-19 vaccine, and how to make it accessible to everyone around the world once it is discovered. (May 2020). Also, listen to her interview on Radio Canada here.
"Warwick, pourtant peu connue en France, est devenue la troisième université du Royaume-Uni qui accueille le plus de Français" - Le Monde a visité Warwick en mars 2019. (Paywall).
Professor Oliver Davis, from the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, is interviewed on France24 (English) about the major demonstrations taking place across France against the tightening of restrictions around the 'pass sanitaire', or vaccine passport.
Polish news. “We would like to believe that we are at a turning point; but you have to wait until all the data shows it, ”said Dr. Mike Tildesley of the University of Warwick.
Spanish news. The diagnosis on canvas is a curious medical analysis by which the ailments that the characters represented in the paintings suffered in the past are identified. The anthropologist Raffaella Bianucci of the University of Warwick made breast cancer known in Michelangelo's sculpture La Notte as well as in paintings by Michele Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio and Maso da San Friano.
German science news. Professor Lawrence Young from the University of Warwick, who was not involved in the study, also sees this option: “If a direct role of EBV reactivation in Long Covid is supported by further studies, then this offers the chance of a better diagnosis of Long Covid, but also on the possible therapeutic benefits of antiviral herpes active ingredients such as ganciclovir," said Young.
German news. University of Warwick infectious disease specialist Mike Tildesley told the BBC on Monday, "I think it's pretty confusing for people what the right thing to do now." He hoped enough people would weigh the risks themselves with this the number of infections does not continue to rise as strongly. See also ORF (Austrian broadcaster); Schwabische (German); Der Tagesspiegel (German); Berliner Morgenpost (German); n-tv (German)
French news. David Armstrong, University of Warwick, said: "If trained astronauts, who are special people, lose significant amounts of bone density, how could anyone live in this environment all the time?"