Reporter 421, 27 May 1998


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The Office of Part-Time Education is encouraging staff to study for a part-time degree, diploma or certificate. OPTED offers a wide range of study programmes, flexible entry requirements, evening and day courses and award-winning teaching and learning methods. For more information contact the Office on ext 3212.

What’s your name?

The username and password for some electronic library services will change from August 31. The change will affect anyone who uses BIDS, EDINA and other nationally available datasets through CHEST. The Library is moving to ATHENS 3 – a system for managing access to subscription services – which has the benefit of streamlining registration for these services and will allow CHEST users to have a single username and password. There will also be the possibility of access to these services from off campus.

Both the new and old username and password are valid until the end of August when the old usernames will expire. Further information and the new username and password are available at www.leeds.ac.uk/library/local/athens.htm or contact Tracey Stanley in the Edward Boyle Library on ext 5569 or email ecltss@leeds.ac.uk Further information about accessing services from off campus is available at www.leeds.ac.uk/library/documents/offcampus.htm

Religious musings

‘What is a religious belief?’ ‘How does a religious belief affect scientific theory-making?’ These questions will be addressed by Roy Clauser of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, College of New Jersey, at a seminar at 2pm on Thursday June 4. The seminar is organised by the Centre for the Study of Science and Religion and will take place in Room G06 of the Michael Sadler (Arts) Building.

Visitors from abroad

Could you spare one or two weekends a year to host an international student thousands of Landscapes and light An exhibition of Jean Macalpine’s photographs will be held at the University Gallery from June 3 to July 3 in association with the Hart Gallery. Her interest is in the formal elements of landscape, enhanced by afternoon or evening light. The Gallery (in the Parkinson Building) is open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm, 7pm on Thursdays. Admission is free and wheelchair access is available. miles from home? Hosting for Overseas Students (HOST) is looking for people to add to its register of some 2,000 hosts across the UK. The visits give the students and the host families an opportunity to share each other’s culture and customs. More than 160 Leeds students have taken part in the programme so far this year and more hosts are urgently needed to meet demand. If you would like to help please contact HOST at 3 New Burlington Mews, London, W1R 8LU, tel 0171 494 2468, email host@btinternet.com

Science in schools

The University is holding a free course for post-16 science and technology teachers in Leeds High Schools. The course, on July 2 and 3, aims to provide knowledge and information useful to teachers and sample curriculum materials. Sessions by the University Departments of Materials, Fuel and Energy, Mining and Minerals, Food Science and Textiles will cover demonstrations of experiments suitable for the classroom. A final plenary session will be attended by John Battle MP, Minister for Industry, Energy, Science and Technology. Teachers may attend all or any part of the two-day programme. For further information or to book a place contact Sue Edwards in the Access and Information Centre, tel 233 2336.

Money from Europe

A series of seminars will be held in June for staff wishing to find out more about possible funding opportunities under Framework Five, the main source of funding for collaborative research on a European level, which starts in 1999.

One event will be held for each Faculty at University House and all will include presentations from colleagues currently involved in European projects.

For the Faculty of Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences the seminar will be held at 2pm on June 1, for Mathematics and Physical Sciences at 10am on June 2, for Biological Sciences and the Research School of Medicine at 2pm on June 8, for Engineering at 10am on June 9 and for Earth and Environment at 10am on June 18.

For details contact Burkhard Hauder in the European Office, email b.hauder@leeds.ac.uk or visit the website at www.leeds.ac.uk/external-affairs/european/restricted/fp5s.htm

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