Reporter 397, 17 February 1997


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Advice for the unwary

The pitfalls and opportunities of commercialising medical research results will be outlined at a lunch-time seminar on Tuesday, 11 March in the Medical Lecture Theatre, Worsley Building.

"Commercialising Science - where is your research going?" is being run by the Research School of Medicine and ULIS in conjunction with Management of Medical Innovation. Topics to be covered will include commercial opportunities, legal protection and case histories. Contact Anne-Marie Knaggs, Research School of Medicine on Ext 6876, a.m.knaggs@leeds.ac.uk for more information; places are limited.

Minor works funds

There will be one allocation for minor works funds for 1996-97. The deadline for applications to the fund is 14th March 1997. Information is being circulated to all departments, and applications should be fully costed before submission.

Departments requiring assistance from the Estates and Projects Office with the preparation of bids and estimates should contact Lynn Buckley-McDonald, Ext 5955 or l.buckley-mcdonald@leeds.ac.uk

Travelling star

A star in the Capricornus galaxy has been officially named after Howard Kirby to mark his departure from the University. Deputy Director of Research at the Institute for Transport Studies since 1978, Howard has taken up the post of Professor of Transport Studies and Director of the Transport Research Institute at Napier University, Edinburgh.

Anyone for cricket?

The University Staff Cricket Club is holding its Annual General Meeting on 4th March at 5.45pm. in the Senior Common Room. The club is a mix of graduate students, research, technical, administrative and academic staff - both male and female - with a wide range of cricketing skills. New members are always welcome to play in friendly games and cup and inter-university fixtures. All are welcome to the AGM; contact Phil Ashworth (geo6pa@geog.leeds.ac.uk, tel: 3330) for further information.

Spring chorus

Leeds Philharmonic Chorus's spring concert will be held on Saturday 8th March, at 7.30pm, at St Anne's Cathedral; popular choral works by Parry ("I Was Glad"), Mozart ("Ave Verum Corpus"), Vivaldi ("Gloria") and Faur ("Requiem") are included. Tickets £4 and £6 from the City Centre Box Office, Civic Theatre, Cookridge Street. Tel: 247 6962 or 245 5505.

Talking feminism

The work of 1997 Reith Lecturer Patricia Williams is the focus for a forthcoming meeting of the University's Feminist Reading Group.

The group meets monthly to discuss works of feminist scholarship and fiction; staff and postgraduate students are welcome. Meetings are in room 10.02 of the Economic and Social Studies Building, from 4.30 to 6.30pm. On Tuesday 25th February Helena Whitbread's "No Priest But Love" will be discussed, on Tuesday 15th April Patricia Williams' "Alchemy of Race and Rights", and on Tuesday 13th May Bob Connell's "Masculinities". For further information contact Dr Sasha Roseneil on Ext 4409 or e-mail s.roseneil@leeds.ac.uk

Pastel demonstration

A demonstration - "The Work of a Pastel Artist" - by Dave Newbold will be hosted by the retired members' group of the University of Leeds Ladies Club on Tuesday 25th February at 2.30pm in University House. RSVP to Mrs Owen on 266 1800 as soon as possible.

Diet drink study

Volunteers who imbibe lots of diet drinks are wanted for a nutrition study. You will receive free food and be compensated for your time. Contact Katherine Appleton in Psychology on 6682, or e-mail: katha@psychology.leeds.ac.uk

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