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Issue 474, 3 December 2001


Professor Tony Hartley has been appointed to a chair of translation studies. Within a general quest to define 'quality' in translation, his current research is looking at ways of automatically predicting the relative performance of machine translation systems. His interests also include the cultural, linguistic and technical issues of designing multilingual software and websites.




Senate has adopted resolutions on the retirement of the following professors, upon whom Council has now conferred the title of Emeritus Professor:

Professor Richard Andrews of Italian; Professor John Barnard of English; Professor Neville Boden of physical chemistry; Professor Joe Cann of earth sciences; Professor Lionel Cliffe of politics and development studies; Professor Anthony Clifford of chemical technology; Professor Peter Dale of civil engineering; Professor Michael Darnell of electronic engineering; Professor Michael Dixon of pathology; Professor Ron Grigg of organic chemistry ; and Professor Stanley Openshaw of human geography.

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