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476, 4 February 2002
doctors make cloth without weaving
The county which clothed the world in
wool during the industrial revolution is set to do it
again, this time without looms or spinning machines.
survey went swimmingly
A campus swimming pool was the overwhelming
winner in the recent staff survey into social and leisure
provision, well-being, training and development.
greener with a new strategy
If your recycling bin is full, you're
supporting the good environmental practices that have
existed in the University for over 20 years. They made
a difference: the University has reduced its energy
consumption by over 20% per student over the last decade.
in £11m cancer initiative
£11m government initiative to speed up the delivery
of new cancer treatments will have one of its eight
centres at Leeds. The National Translational Cancer
Research Network (NTRAC) aims to ensure patients benefit
from scientific breakthroughs more quickly, enabling
those who fail to respond to conventional medicines
to take part in clinical trials of new treatments.
the national sport how to put a price on football
don't only erupt they sing, and in a new development
by geophysicists at the University of Leeds, the sounds
or seismic tremor made by a volcano thousands of miles
across the Atlantic will be transmitted directly to
Leeds, where they will be analysed to show the minute
changes in pressure which foretell an imminent eruption.
scientists discover Ethiopia suffers twelve earthquakes
Braving hyenas, Kalashnikovs and innumerable
punctures may not be an average day for most scientists,
but for a team from Leeds who have begun a major study
in Ethiopia, this was par for the course in a part of
the world, which, they discovered, experiences up to
12 earthquakes a day.
awards for teaching fellows
fellowships for outstanding contributions to teaching
and the development of student learning have been awarded
to Pauline Kneale in Geography, Deborah Murdoch Eaton
in medical education/paediatrics and Rebecca O'Rourke
in continuing education.
keeping an eye on local water quality
University is helping to support a local environmental
group in overseeing water quality in the river Aire
and the becks which run into it, by becoming a guardian
of Eye on the Aire. As well as supporting the group
financially, the University can help by identifying
areas of useful research, and reporting incidences of
than one in ten to teach
nine per cent of science and mathematics undergraduates
are interested in going into secondary school teaching,
according to a survey by the school of education.