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468, 4 June 2001
is latest 'green' building material
A revolutionary new building product
using wool from British sheep has been developed through
collaboration between textile engineers at the University
of Leeds and a Cumbrian sheep farmer.
candidates in PVC election
Unprecedented interest has been shown
in the election of a new Pro-Vice-Chancellor, with five
candidates contesting the vacancy created by the departure
of Professor John Macklin to become Vice-Chancellor
of the University of Paisley.
disrupted by global warming
Many rare and localised species may die
out as a result of global warming, warn researchers
from the centre for biodiversity and conservation. Their
research, published in last weeks Nature, shows
that climate change is having a direct impact on the
process of evolution.
tackles racism in HE
The first full-scale audit looking at
institutional racism within a university in the light
of the Stephen Lawrence inquiry is under way at Leeds.
third arm gives helping hand
A changing world is forcing change upon
higher education as universities look beyond their traditional
roles of teaching and pure research for ways to stimulate
change in society and commerce through the extensive
intellectual and physical resources at their disposal.
The University of Leeds is responding creatively to
these changes through the formulation of a third
arm to enable the transfer of knowledge to, with
and between business and the wider community.
new work showcased at Leeds
Nobel prize-winning playwright and Leeds
graduate Wole Soyinka will be discussing his new play,
King Baabu, with drama and theatre studies Professor
Martin Banham and West Yorkshire Playhouse artistic
director, Jude Kelly at the Creative Cultures conference
at the University in June.
grant for groundbreaking 'visionary' research
A prestigious grant has been awarded
to the University for ground-breaking work in industrial
dining facilities in the Senior Common Room are to be
replaced by a café-bar offering a bistro-style
service, following a vote by Senate on staff catering