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Issue 475, 21 January 2002


Three figures with connections with the University were mentioned in the New Year's honours list: Professor Richard Brook, head of ceramics (1974-88) received a knighthood; Edgar Newcomb, former University registrar and secretary (1992-94), received an OBE; Dr Anthony Moyes received an MBE. As director and then chair of ULIS (now Leeds Innovations Ltd), he forged links between the University and industry, was a member of Court and Council and is a Leeds honorary graduate.

Dr Jane Francis has been awarded a Polar Medal, one of the oldest decorations awarded in Britain, for outstanding achievement and service to British polar research in both the Arctic and Antarctic.

LUBS professor Gerard Hodgkinson has been awarded fellowships of both the British Psychological Society and the British Academy of Management in recognition of his work in bringing the two fields closer together and his pioneering work in developing a new subfield the psychology of strategic management.

Dr Christopher Todd has been awarded the 2001 research prize by the Comite de l'Histoire de la Radiodiffusion for his book on the radio critic Pierre Descaves.

Dr Chris Peers has been awarded the GL Brown lecture prize by the Physiological Society, and is funded to deliver a lecture tour around the UK and Ireland during 2002. For details of his recent research, see page 1.

Professor Chris Thomas has been awarded the British Ecological Society president's medal, one of the society's most prestigious awards, given every two years at the end of each president's term of office.

The title of life fellow has been conferred by Council on two long-serving members of staff in recognition of their outstanding service to the University:

Andrew Cooper joined the Library in 1971 and became senior assistant librarian in 1989 until his retirement in 2001. He masterminded the introduction of the Library's first computer-based system and was a long-standing AUT officer.

Rosemary Macdonald made an enormous contribution to medical training and education and clinical care at a local, regional and national level both as senior clinical lecturer in anaesthetics, and as postgraduate dean for medicine in the Northern and Yorkshire region.

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