professor from the University of Leeds is one of the artists
in a current exhibition of life drawings at Leeds Central
John Turner, who specialises in genetics, evolution and
ecology, is a member of the group ‘Saturday people’ which
also includes engineer Keith Lowe, a graduate of the University.
members meet on Saturdays in the Swarthmore Centre, which
has a high quality life-drawing studio. Their exhibition
runs from Tuesday 1 May to Saturday 12 May, and Professor
Turner’s drawings (see right) are also on show at Fairbairn
House at the University.
There is still
plenty of time to join in the reading of Ulysses before
the James Joyce reading group reaches its final full stop.
The group meets
once a month to study the text, checking references and
discovering ambiguities, complexities and plenty of bawdy
humour. This literary detective work began in 1998, and
when the current episode and final chapter of the book
is completed, the group hopes to publish the results of
their work. The group is run by the editors of the James
Joyce Broadsheet, published by the School of English,
and all are welcome to attend. Click here
for further details.
are invited for the post of Devonshire Hall flats resident
warden, to be responsible for the pastoral care of students
and the maintenance of discipline.
The site, which
has two wardens, is close to campus and houses over 600
students. The post is available from 1 August 2001 to
academic and academic-related staff and offers an annual
honorarium of £2,154 plus benefits.
For an application
pack, contact Ann Collier on ext. 6079, or e-mail email@example.com.
For informal enquiries, contact Lorraine Whewell on ext.
6082. The deadline for applications is Monday 14 May.
A new software
package will enable new undergraduates with their own
computers to use them effectively in conjunction with
those in the University.
and technology in the curriculum project (C&IT) will
sell the software on a not-for-profit basis to students
during Introweek 2001, and are hoping to include other
relevant material on the disk, such as departmental software
and student handbooks.
of material for the CD has already begun. If you have
any material to contribute or useful resources to include,
contact your faculty project officer on the C&IT project
(listed on http://www.leeds.
ac.uk/candit/officers.html). To see an example of
a similar type of resource see http://burks.bton.ac.uk
from the school of Healthcare Studies are taking to their
bikes to raise money for deaf children.
Drs Paul Marshall
and Peter Morrall will be cycling 400km across Cuba in
October, on behalf of the National Deaf Children’s Society.
They are organising other charity events to raise funds,
including a Cuban night in York on June 16.
details, contact Paul on 07960 235492 or Peter 01904 636605.
is due to receive over £8.5m from the HEFCE over the next
three years, for rewarding and developing staff. The money
is dependent on an acceptable HR strategy which must be
submitted to the HEFCE by June 1. The University’s proposals
for use of the money can be viewed at www.leeds.ac.
the proposals should be made to the director of human
resources, Matthew Knight by May 14. A decision on allocation
of the funds is expected from the HEFCE by 1 July 2001.
of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale, was born on May
12, and the date is now celebrated as Nurses’ Day, a global
event supported by the RCN and the International Council
theme is ‘Nurses – united against violence’ and the School
of Healthcare Studies is holding a series of seminars
on such issues as violence at work, and ‘granny bashing’.
All are welcome to attend. For further details, see Events
or contact Anne Wickes on ext. 1180.
A Cat on Iraq
– formerly singer Cat Stevens – and left-wing MP Tony
Benn are among invited speakers at a forthcoming rally
to condemn the sanctions on Iraq.
MP and award winning journalist Felicity Arbuthnot are
among speakers will be appearing in a week of activities
to raise awareness of the humanitarian impact of a decade
of economic sanctions.
students union is supporting the event following a motion
passed this year condemning the sanctions. For further
details, see Events, or see www.basinet.org
taken place from faculties to Senate, and from Senate
to Council and University committees. For full details
of these see the following page - senate2.htm.
Further elections – faculties to Council and committees
– will take place on May 23.