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Issue 471, 22 October 2001

News in brief
  • Group means business
    Professor David Bellamy and the Government's chief scientific adviser are among the speakers at this year's Woodhouse Group dinners.
  • Rescue research grant
    A new study into the causes of premature births is to be carried out at Leeds, following a £30,000 grant from the Rescue Foundation.
  • Prizes for images
    Champagne and chocolates are on offer in a free prize draw for potential students for a new masters course in medical imaging.
  • Where there's mulch
    Biology lecturer Dr Geoff Whitely has been awarded £48,000 to commercialise his research into environmentally friendly compost.
  • Don't eat the horses
    The message that universities are severely underfunded is getting through to the government.
  • Strength in the region
    Universities and HE colleges in Yorkshire are working more closely with business and the community.
  • Striking it rich
    If there's gold in 'them there hills', then Dr Steve Freeman and Dr Andrew Barnicoat are the ones to find it.
  • In good company
    A new, tailor-made postgraduate diploma for managers from one of the world's largest companies is being launched by Leeds University Business School.
  • Boost for particles
    Plans for a new Institute for Particle Science and Engineering have got the green light thanks to £3.45 funding.

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