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Issue 470, 8 October 2001

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An exhibition of the work of the UK's most eminent sculptor Sir Anthony Caro is being shown at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park's new Longside Gallery. The exhibition, which runs until April 2002, includes twenty of Caro's monumental works, and explores the relationship between art and architecture. Featured above is Elephant Palace (1989).

Before your trip

The University's travel insurers have imposed policy restrictions for journeys to a number of countries following the attacks in America. Any member of staff due to travel abroad and using the University's travel insurance policy must contact financial services on ext 6029 or 6044 before departure to check that their policy is valid, or check with their own insurance company. The foreign and commonwealth office web site - www.fco.gov.uk - has useful information for people travelling abroad. Any further questions to the Secretariat on ext 4101.

Reduce the pressure

If you think your blood pressure might be rocketing with the start of the new academic year, you can have it checked as part of the health promotion week beginning Monday October 1 (except Thursday). There is also information on back care, and breast cancer awareness. The event is being held on the second floor of occupational health between 9am-5pm. For more information, see www.stroke.org, www.backpain.org, and www.breastcancercare.org.uk

Space for the kids

The campus childcare centre, Bright Beginnings, has a new baby area and five new members of staff and can now take up to 80 children between 6 months and 5 years old. There are still places available. For details, contact Angela Foley on ext 1818

Taking precautions

Personal attack alarms are provided free for all staff and students of the University and are currently available from LUU porters, LUU executive office, University security and the student support centre on the Bretton campus. The alarms are gas operated, look similar to a marker pen and come with full instructions.

Enter the digital age

New services on offer at media services include: direct printing from transparencies, APS film printing, printing from various digital media, index printing and direct print to print. Media Services now has a new high performance, digital lab system and top of the range digital cameras, further improving the photographic colour printing and developing services available to staff and students.
For further information see www.leeds.ac.uk/mediaservices

Time of the month

Volunteers are needed for a study into dietary intervention to relieve premenstrual symptoms. If you are aged between 18 and 45 and are not allergic to milk products or using oral contraceptives, and would like to participate or get more details, please contact Brenda Jorissen in psychology on ext 5753, or email:brendaj@psychology.leeds.ac.uk or b.jorissen@np.unimaas.nl

Moving up on the web

For a full list of the 2001 staff promotions and transfers for administrative, computing, library, lecturer, other related and research categories announced over the summer see the Reporter website at http://www.leeds.ac.uk/media/reporter/summer01/s3.htm

Learn new skills

If you are keen to improve your literature searching techniques or simply want to find out more about databases and other Web resources and how to locate them, then take a look at the Library's latest information skills programme which runs until May. See http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/infskill/ for further details and an online booking form, or email infoskills@library or phone ext 5520 to book your place.

Seminar scheme

A new ESRC, EPSRC and NERC funded seminar scheme has been set up to encourage the exchange of ideas between the social and physical sciences. The scheme funds multi-institutional groups of academics within transport, water, urban, ICT, management, environmental ethics, waste management and land and natural resource use, who meet regularly to exchange information and ideas.
The closing date for funding applications is 9 November 2001. For more information email Wendy.Howlett@esrc.ac.uk or see http://www.esrc.ac.uk/schemes.html

Speaking out

The Speaking Out project aims to increase young women's participation in science and engineering by using women scientists, engineers and technicians as role models to speak to girls in schools around the UK. Support is offered in the form of training and resource packs to help in preparing presentations. Any women currently working in these areas who would like to be involved should contact Sue Harper in the equal opportunities office on ext.6700 or email s.a.harper@adm.leeds.ac.uk

Bragg in black & white

The Edward Boyle Memorial Lecture - The Media and the Message - given by the Chancellor Lord Bragg on 7 March 2001 is now available as a free published booklet. For copies, contact Melody Mellor on ext 4062 or email m.k.mellor@adm.leeds.ac.uk


 
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