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Issue 478, 4 March 2002

News in brief

  • Trust in Cartwright
    Professor of cancer epidemiology Ray Cartwright has been appointed chair of the country's first primary and community care based health trust in Northumberland.
  • Students take action
    Leeds Student Community Action launched a revamped website to celebrate student volunteering week 2002.
  • Fastest bank online
    Lloyds TSB online current account is the fastest to acces, according to a new survey by Leeds researchers on 12 online current account providers.
  • Selling to Lauren
    A pioneering multi-media system to teach students the skills of the textile industry has been shortlisted for the Society of Dyers and Colourists' innovation awards.
  • Plane spotters' delight
    Environmental researchers Dr Jim McQuaid and Dr Alastair Lewis, who co-ordinated the project to test pollution levels over Leeds from a specially equipped German plane generated interest in their work from some unexpected quarters.
  • How far, how loud?
    Quebec's UK representative Monsieur Daniel Audet will discuss the regions and its global position at the University later this month.
  • Poetry and dancing
    Photos, poems, food and dance will be on offer as part of the festival of the Portuguese-speaking world on March 13,14 and 15.
  • Going underground
    Bats, stalactites and prehistoric remains will be the order of the day at the cave science symposium on March 9.
  • Meet changing needs
    A raft of new programmes will use cross-disciplinary teaching to meet the changing needs of students and potential employers.

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