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Issue 468, 4 June 2001

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A giant hair net, made of real hair and a 46 kilometre drawing are just two of the works on display in the University of Leeds fine art graduation show, at the Old Mining building from Wednesday June 13 - 18. For further details, see the group’s website at www.leeds.ac.uk/ airespace. The work shown is Untitled by Anna Dent.

 

 

Ceremony webcast

University Chancellor Melvyn Bragg will be presenting honorary degrees to former speaker of the House of Commons Betty Boothroyd, cancer research specialist Professor Craig Jordan, Nobel prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney and leading scientist Professor Susan Greenfield on Wednesday 18 July. All the 2001 degree ceremonies will be broadcast live on the web between Monday 16 July and Friday 27 July, enabling access to the ceremonies from anywhere in the world. Further information and a link to the webcast can be found at www.leeds.ac.uk/students/ office/. Each ceremony will also be archived, for those unable to watch them as they occur. The archive, along with software and hardware requirements, can be found at www.leeds.ac.uk/webcast/

The batting season

The annual staff cricket league will start in the week commencing June 25. Matches are played on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at Weetwood Playing Fields. Anyone interested in entering a team can pick up an application form from the sports office in the union building or call Fiona Hopper on ext 71-235. The deadline for entries is Friday 15 June.

Job search service

The University has joined a new service — CVs.ac.uk — to help contract research staff reaching the end of their current appointment to find a new post, and to enable departments to identify suitable candidates for vacancies. The service allows individuals to post their CVs onto the site, which is then searched by participating research institutions to fill posts. There is no charge to use the service.

Anyone can access the home page to see what the site offers — www.cvs.ac.uk — but a password is required for other areas. For full details of the service, click on the link above or contact Kathy Aveyard on ext 3964; email k.a.aveyard@leeds.ac.uk

Summer study times

The Edward Boyle and Brotherton Libraries are extending their weekday opening hours during the summer vacation and will remain open until 9pm Monday to Thursdays, and until 5pm on Fridays. Midnight closing will recommence on Monday 1 October 2001.

The Health Sciences Library will remain open until 9pm until Thursday 28 June, then close at 7pm weekdays until September 1.

A complete table of Library opening hours, showing vacation weekday and weekend hours is available at www.leeds.ac.uk/library/hours/

Password changes

The institutional account passwords for Athens, the authentication system used for many electronic resources subscribed to by the library, including web of science, the EDINA database service, Ingenta and Medline will change on 10 September 2001.

Any personal accounts created before 10 September will expire on 31 October 2001. Staff may renew their accounts at any time by filling in the online form. Staff accounts already renewed during the 2000/01 session will not expire this autumn.

For more information, see www.leeds.ac.uk/library/athens/athens.htm

Building partnerships

The teaching company scheme (TCS) is a government-sponsored initiative which has been running successfully for 25 years to create partnerships between companies with strategic problems to solve, universities who can provide the necessary knowledge and expertise, and graduates who will manage a programme to deliver the objective and achieve a major improvement in the company’s business.

A workshop on TCS will be held in the business school on Thursday 28 June from 3.30pm to 5.50pm to allow academics (and students) to find out more. To book a place, contact Janet Willis on ext 2147 (9am to 1pm)or by email to j.willis@leeds.ac.uk

Make your views heard

Leeds Innovations is carrying out a survey to ensure the commercialisation services they offer to academics remain at a high standard. The questionnaire should be included in this issue of the Reporter. Further copies and, in due course, the results of the survey can be obtained from Mette Meisler Sylva on ext 3444 or by email to m.m.sylva@ leedsinnovations.co.uk



 
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