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Issue 465, 23 April 2001

News in brief
  • Twinning the towers
    Wembley Stadium is to be scanned, twin towers and all, to create a 3D computer model for the new stadium's website and information centre.
  • Medical places
    A joint bid from Leeds and Bradford to increase the number of medical students has received Government backing, bringing an extra 40 student places to the region.
  • Pay offer rejected
    Unions reject 3.3% formal pay offer by UCEA
  • Save the sheep
    A gene bank to protect the UK's sheep breeds facing extinction because of foot and mouth has been launched by scientists from Leeds and York universities.
  • Science meets politics
    Letters to the Reporter on the debate about BSE have sparked the idea for a symposium to be held at the University.
  • Write for money
    PhD students are being challenged to write an essay on their scientific research - and earn £1,500 in the process.
  • Listening and learning
    A prestigious prize for the best paper on mining and metallurgy has been awarded to a Leeds academic.

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