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Issue 472, 5 November 2001

News in brief
  • Raising aspirations
    On the day the HEFCE published its report into widening participation, Secretaryof State Estelle Morris gave her first speech on higher education.
  • Plaque dedication
    Alison Baker, who bared all in an alternative calendar to raise money for leukaemia research, has unveiled a plaque at the University.
  • Alumni at the Lords
    The House of Lords was the venue for the first business alumni event organised jointly by the University and Leeds University Business School.
  • Lightning strike
    Thousands of pounds worth of damage was caused to phone networks and other systems by the lightning strike at the University on October 15.
  • Testing times
    Maths tests devised by the school of education to encourage gifted children have their first live run this month, with further tests to be held next year.
  • Big STEP for students
    Final year LUBS student Chris Harrison has been named 'best potential entrepreneur' in the STEP competition.
  • From a rag to riches
    Leeds Student Charity Rag handed over an impressive £43,000 to the city council in a presentation at Leeds Civic Hall on October 23.
  • Sound constitution
    The University of Leeds has played a leading role in a crucial conference in Belfast debating the challenges facing Northern Ireland.
  • MA on the network
    Leeds and its Worldwide University Network (WUN) partners are to launch a masters programme in public policy and management
  • Newsletter online
    To raise the profile of the school of computing with industry and promote collaboration, a quarterly online newsletter is now available.
  • Science spin-off success
    The University spin-off Science Warehouse has reached a major landmark less than a year after its launch.
  • Help the five thousand
    In the first four weeks at its new location, the ISS halp desk logged over 5,000 faults and queries.
  • Anthrax research
    Leeds postgraduate Thiang Yian Wong is part of the research team at the Burnham Institute California which has published the crystal structure for anthrax lethal factor.

 
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