Reporter 454, 19 June 2000


Library on the move

The Law Library in Lyddon Terrace will close on July 28, and a series of major moves in the Brotherton Library will take place over the summer to create space for the law collections. It is hoped that these will be available on the Brothertonís shelves by August 14. There will inevitably be some noise and disruption, for which the Library apologises in advance. For further details see and notices in the Brotherton and law libraries.

Onwards and upwards

Applications are invited from staff who wish to be considered for a promotional chair or readership from 1 August 2001. Circulars setting out procedures and the timetable will be available on August 1. For more information, contact Shetwah Lee (ext 5773) in human resources.

Wardens wanted

Bodington Hall invites applications from postgraduates and staff who are interested in being resident sub-wardens for the 2000/2001 academic session.

Bodington Sub-wardens are provided with free accomodation, and meals term-time only). Contact Mrs. Penny Robinson (faopear@ARTS-01.NOVELL.LEEDS.AC.UK) or Bodington Hall tel: 216 3199 for further details.

Change of image

The photography division of the Universityís media services has been renamed ImageIT. The name change is intended to convey the divisionís expansion beyond just photography.

As well as photo-processing, graphics, finishing and copy bureau services, ImageIT will be introducing new digital technology services. The division now uses digital cameras and plans to invest heavily in digital technology for printing and processing later this year and to develop an image library for use by the University.

The library currently has over 600 images, ranging from exteriors and interiors of University buildings to laboratory and equipment pictures, graduation day photographs and scenes from the Leeds local area. Visit the web site at

ISS sets out its stall

All users of the Universityís Information Systems Services (ISS) are welcome to attend an open meeting on Wednesday 28 June (1.30-3pm, in the Rupert Beckett lecture theatre) to discuss proposals to improve communications between ISS and its customers in line with changing technologies, skills levels and working practices. Brief presentations by ISS staff will be followed by a question-and-answers session. Enquiries to Nick Cook ( or view the meeting site on the web:

PMS study launched

Do you suffer from PMS? Would you like to take part in a pilot study looking at the effects of vitamin supplements on PMS symptoms? If you are between 18-45 years old and would like more information, please contact research dietitian Fiona Smith at the School of Psychology, ext 5753 (fionas@psychology.

Sentimental send-off

With the Childrenís Centre set to close on July 7 and reopen in September in a brand-new campus building, its staffers are preparing a celebratory farewell to the Blenheim Terrace premises, its home since 1953.

A buffet lunch will take place on Thursday 6 July, to which past and present parents, staff, and former pupils are all invited. Details from Irene Dracup in the School of Education, ext 4520 or e-mail: i.dracup@education.leeds.

New deal on Microsoft

The Universityís Microsoft campus agreement has been updated to provide most Microsoft desktop software on significantly better terms. The software covered includes Windows NT workstation upgrades plus the Office Professional suite. The agreement means that all machines owned or leased by the University are licensed to run the software and it entitles staff to run a copy on a machine at home. Distribution of media holding the software covered by the agreement is handled by the ISS sales shop.

More detailed information on the software covered and the supply arrangements can be found at and in the June issue of the ISS newsletter, Connected.

Campus compass

Updated campus and location maps are now available from the graphics unit in the School of Geography (contact Lois Wright, ext 6752). The maps include the Business School and the new Leeds road changes. Customised maps can be produced to meet specific departmental requirements, for which design and royalty charges will apply. Pocket guides and A4 colour maps are still available from stationery.

Eastern promise

Researchers in any discipline who wish to pursue their studies for a period in Japan have been invited to apply (by October 15) for grants offered by the Canon Foundation in Europe. Details from the Canon Foundation in Europe, Rijnsburgerweg 3, 2334 BA Leiden, The Netherlands, email: foundation@ or view the website:

C&G gives green light

The School of Civil Engineering has gained approval to run a City & Guilds course in computer-aided engineering and design. City & Guilds certificates for the AutoCAD series are nationally-recognised qualifications and the first students enrolled on the course have successfully completed it and gained their certificates. For details, please contact Julie Webster on ext 2307 (

Open Day this week

Up to 6,000 final-year school students and their parents will visit the University on Thursday, 22 June, between 10am and 4pm. All staff are asked to help ensure the best possible experience for open day visitors. Julie Davis in the International and Schools Liaison Office is the contact (ext 4052).

Distant learners come closer

A group of primary and secondary teachers is on its way from Oman to Leeds, as part of their distance-learning based Leeds BA. As well as a full academic programme, the group hopes to visit places of interest and get to know Leeds and Yorkshire between June 26 and August 18. Any teachers or students who would like to meet the visitors should contact Margaret Taylor (ext 4570) or John Holmes (4552) at the School of Education.

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