Reporter 435, 26 April 1999


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Week of 1000 years

The prophecies of Nostradamus are included in a 'millennium week' organised by the Student Union this week (April 26-30). The week climaxes with a fashion show showcasing outfits created by local designers and students for just £20. Each day incorporates a different theme and will feature displays and activities aimed at offering 'a crystal ball to the future'. For more information contact the Union's Anna Richards on 231 4254.

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Space for one more

A vacancy exists on the support staff advisory group for a member of the ancillary staff. The group has six members from technical, clerical and ancillary grades. Chaired by Pro-Vice- Chancellor for Staff, Professor David Sugden, it meets termly to act as a communication channel between support staff and the University on issues such as first aid training, the staff social club and the smoking policy. For more information contact Kathy Aveyard in human resources on ext 3964, by May 7.

Committee room

Nominations for the election of members of Senate to Council and University Committees open today (April 26). Completed nomination forms must be received by May 7. Ballot papers will be sent out on May 12, and must be returned by May 21.

The second phase of the summer term elections begins on May 26, when nomination papers for election to Council and University Committees are sent to faculties. These must be returned by June 9. Completed ballot papers - sent out on June 14 - must then be returned by June 23.

Staff are invited to apply for vacancies on several University committees, including the Committee on Honorary Degrees, Expeditions Committee and the Committee on Promotional Chairs (from the faculties of Arts, BLESS and Earth and Environment). There may also be a vacancy on the Committee on Applications. Seconders are not needed. For more information contact Helen Pickersgill in the Secretariat on ext 4036 by May 6.

Sound and sculpture

The (non?) relationship between sound and sculpture will be explored in a one-day seminar organised by the fine art department on Wednesday (April 28) at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

The programme includes talks, videos, live performances and installations and contributions from sculptor Bruce McLean and improvising percussionist Eddie Prevost. The seminar Sound>Space>Sculpture begins at 10am and admission is free. For more information contact Susan Taylor or Gillian Whiteley in fine art on ext 5260.

Scientific discussion

Feminism and science will be discussed at the Cafe Scientifique tomorrow night (April 27), beginning the spring term of its regular meetings. Hilary Rose has written on the subject from a feminine perspective for many years and will be leading what promises to be a lively debate. The evening begins at 8pm at In Vino Veritas wine bar in Regent Street, Chapel Allerton. For more information email Duncan Dallas on ae623@dial.pipex.com

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Register your interest

Two initiatives to promote equality between men and women in higher education have been launched by the CVCP. The first, a database, will collect, analyse and distribute information on the issues affecting all women in higher education.

The 'women in higher education register' will run workshops, offer opportunities for networking and provide support for career and personal development. It is open to all female staff, regardless of status or job title.

The second initiative, the Athena project, will initially focus on improving access and participation for women in science, engineering and technology within higher education. This project will receive data, analysis and IT support from the register database.

For more information contact Sue Harper in the Equal Opportunities Office on ext 6700 or see http://www.where.ic.ac.uk

Celtic gathering

Mythology, dance and song are included in a conference on Celtic cultures organised by the music department this weekend (April 30 - May 1). For more information contact Steve Sweeney-Turner on ext 2582 or see www.leeds.ac.uk/music/info/cmj/conf/celtics.html

The department's orchestra and chorus are holding a concert of French music on May 1, and its wind ensemble are playing a tribute to John McCabe on May 6. For more details contact Doug Buist on ext 2584.

An eye on Italy

The Italian department is holding a study day 'Words and music in Italian culture' in University House on May 7. For more information contact Brian Richardson on ext 3630 by Friday (April 30).

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