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Issue 475, 21 January 2002

News in brief
  • In his own words
    Seamus Heaney will give a poetry reading at the University this month.
  • A mutual benefit
    Building societies give the best return on your money, according to a survey carried out by LUBS' International Institute of Banking and Financial Services.
  • New design for knees
    The design of artificial knee replacements for younger patients is to be improved, following £25,761 funding by the Arthritis Research Campaign.
  • LUBS design award
    Leeds University Business School has won an award for best altered building in the City of Leeds awards for architecture.
  • Lottery £1m bequest
    The school of medicine has received a £1m donation form a trust set up by the late lottery winner Cheridan Raithby.
  • Fat tally receipts
    Our supermarket receipts could soon be telling us whether we eat too much fat following an investigation in Leeds into ways of assessing household fat and energy consumption.
  • Many degrees colder
    Over a thousand students braved the chilly conditions in December to attend their graduation ceremonies.
  • Origins of cosmic rays
    The Royal Society's premier lecture in the physical sciences, the Royal Bakerian Lecture, is to be given at Leeds by former Astronomer Royal Sir Alfred Wolfendale.
  • Winning formula
    A method of monitoring engine perfrmance described as 'revolutionary' by industry experts has secured electronic and electrical engineering lecturer Dr Greg Horler £250,000 venture capital to develop its commercial potential.
  • Multilingual access
    A multilingual online catalogue of information sources providing support for educational research, policy and practce is to be made available through the internet.
  • Lecture celebrates nursing pioneeer Mary Seacole
    The story of Mary Seacole, a black woman famous in the mid-nineteenth century for her ground-breaking nursing work in the Crimean war is the subject of a forthcoming lecture.

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