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Issue 474, 3 December 2001

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  • VC's personal honour is also 'for the University'
    After a decade of steering the University through a period of unprecedented growth, transformation and regeneration, Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Alan Wilson received his knighthood for services to higher education from the Queen at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace last week.
  • Anyone for tennis ... or pool?
    A swimming pool, sauna and steam rooms, tennis courts, pool, snooker and a bar skittle alley are some of the options before staff in a survey into workplace stress and social and leisure provision.
  • Art and minds create unique exhibition
    Works of art created by patients at Rampton secure hospital are getting their first public viewing in a unique collaboration between the hospital and the University.
  • Leave the car at home
    Individuals using their cars not only influence local air quality, but affect climate change as well, according to new findings by chemistry and environment lecturer Dr Alistair Lewis.
  • Rearming our immune system to win the battle against disease
    Illnesses and epidemics – once thought curable – are on the rampage again, as medicines become increasing ineffective against drug-resistant strains of diseases such as TB and malaria.
  • Theatre history saved in new drama archive
    Historic artefacts documenting the history of modern British theatre have been saved from obscurity by a new archive at the University, including letters by Noel Coward, Peggy Ashcroft and John Gielgud.
  • Festival offers taste of other cultures
    BBC Look North's Harry Gration danced his way round last month's festival of languages, which celebrated the European Year of Languages.
  • Help is just a call away
    A year after its launch, the neighbourhood helpline set up as part of the University of Leeds' community strategy has proved a success, with over 300 calls taken and the majority of callers happy with the response they received, according to a recent survey.
  • New studies into stroke treatment
    Standard medical treatment for stroke victims is failing to deal with the common problem of depression, according to a study by the department of psychiatry.

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