Reporter 443, 22 November 1999

Dinosaur flora displayed

Biology staff have created a 'foyer that time forgot' in their building to offer a glimpse of our distant past. The plants from walking with dinosaurs exhibition includes fossils, old lantern slides and herbarium specimens from the University botanical collections.
The display is given the final touch by the inclusion of Professor McNeill Alexander's dinosaur models. Staff should take their action men and polaroid cameras to the entrance hall of the Louis Compton Miall building. The exhibition will run for two months and is open during office hours.

Admin off and away

Administrative staff wishing to travel to further their education are invited to apply for awards from the Joan Balchin Memorial Travel Fund. Applicants must be eligible for membership of the Association of University Adminstrators. The awards are tenable both in the UK and overseas.
The closing date for applications is March 31. For more information contact Valerie Lomas in the student office on ext 4086, email More

See how safe we are

Staff are being invited to comment on a new review of University health and safety. The report, by Willis Safety Solutions, makes several recommendations and a small group has been formed to discuss how these can be taken forward. Copies of the report can be obtained from the Pro-Vice-Chancellors' office, ext 4048.
Comments about issues raised in the review, or general health and safety matters, should be addressed to Professor David Sugden.

Highways and Byways

Highways and Byways - an exhibition of paintings by Lydia Bauman opens in the University Gallery on December 1. The collection includes landscapes of Morocco, Israel, Italy, Spain, France and Poland, created from unconventional media

Context conference

Staff can learn how to best prepare students for the world of work at a national conference held at the University early next year. The Partnerships in Context event on January 11 will discuss the 'context' approach to learning - blending skills development, curriculum content and real life case studies from the 'real world'.
The cases help students develop their problem solving skills and give them a better idea of what employers will expect of them. For more information contact context project manager Maggie Boyle on ext 5306 or see http://context/

Egg donor sought

A Leeds couple whose only chance of having a baby is through IVF are appealing for an egg donor. If you are healthy, under 35, have completed your own family, can spare time for clinic visits and wish to help, contact the Assisted Conception Unit at the LGI, tel 292 6136, quoting reference ED/3174. Egg donation is non-commercial, voluntary and anonymous.

Technically promoted

Application forms for the next technical staff promotions exercise are now available. Staff wishing to be considered for promotion in the 1999-2000 academic year should contact Nicola Whitehead in human resources on ext 5774 for more information.
These file are available to download as Word 6.0 files by clicking on the following links promo2.doc promo3.doc promos.doc

Art - local style

The work of local artist Janet Evans is currently being exhibited at Fairbairn House. The exhibition of engravings, etchings and carborundum prints runs until December 20. It is open during office hours, Monday to Friday. For more information contact Maureen Timms on ext 6912.

Fairbairn fare

Christmas lunches at Fairbairn begin next month and staff (and non-staff) can book meals for up to fifty at a time. Fish and vegetarian options are also available. For more details and a copy of the menu ring Fairbairn House on ext 6633, or click the following link More.

Christmas carols

The Universities in Leeds Christmas Carol Service will be held at 4pm on December 5 in the Emmanuel Church. Seasonal refreshments will be provided.

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