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Issue 476, 4 February 2002

News in brief
  • Mobile research
    A Leeds team is one of 15 groups to receive funding from a new government mobile telecommunications and health research programme to research safety issues.
  • Lord Winston lecture
    Fertility expert Lord Winston has been invited to give a lecture at Leeds by the University Union's biochemistry society.
  • Building blaze
    A fire broke out in the Chemistry building on January 24. Nobody was hurt, and the damage to the building has been estimated at around 25,000.
  • Matrix lecture
    An outspoken commentator on human rights, Professor Conor Gearty of Kings College, London, will be lecturing on the Human Rights Act at the University next week.
  • Chemical taster
    A free taster course leading to a full distance learning degree, is being offered to people working in the printing and packaging industries.
  • Healthcare first
    A system of improving patient care within the health service, established first in Yorkshire in 1992 and now run nationwide, is about to see its first application in the United States.
  • Education scores a double
    Chair of the school of education, Professor Diane Shorrocks-Taylor, is to be appointed as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for staff from August 2002 for a term of three years.
  • Travelshop closure
    Travel company USIT's campus office in the students' union has been closed by the company, along with its other branches, amidst rumours of a takeover by STA travel.
  • Nobel and beer
    Two Nobel prize-winning chemists have been immortalised on the walls of a brewery, on the site of the laboratory in Leeds where they made their momentous discovery.
  • Dr Tony Moyes
    Dr Tony Moyes, who was awarded the MBE in the New Year's Honours List for services to the community in this area, is not a former member of staff, as we implied in the last issue; he is a former lay member of Court and Council (and former Chairman of ULIS).

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