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Issue 473, 19 November 2001

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  • A tale of two ministers, two places and one day
    The University played host to government visitors at each campus last week, as the arts and higher education ministers came – both on the same day – to support events at Leeds and Bretton Hall.
  • Towering success of stonemason's son
    The stonemason's son who came to Leeds on a scholarship and became one fo the University's most significant benefactors was remembered this month on the 50th anniversary of the building bearing his name – the Parkinson Tower.
  • Making use of parent-power
    children with the condition known as dyspraxia can be helped by parents and teachers, rather than using over-stretched NHS resources, according to new research at Leeds.
  • Common currencies for social change from Buenos Aires to Chapel Allerton
    Money makes the world go round – we may not like it, but there's no getting away from it. Or is there? By using money simply as a means of exchange, it becomes separated from the idea of wealth and can be used to alleviate poverty and strengthen communities.
  • £3.5m for keeping chemicals in line
    The University of Leeds is to head a project keeping chemicals on their best behaviour, in a £3.5m collaboration with two universities and eleven industrial sponsors.
  • Cancer treatment trial
    New research into effective treatment for the bone cancer myeloma is to receive £1.3m from the Medical Research Council.

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