of the most famous composers and singers from Equatorial
Africa, Nve Ngomo Eyu’ Ð also known as Baron ya Bœk-lu
or the Rhythm Baron Ð will be performing for the first
time in Leeds in a concert organised by the Instituto
Cervantes. His group has its roots in the traditional
melodies, dances and ceremonies of Equatorial Africa,
such as soœkos, bikut-si and African rumba, fused with
more contemporary sounds and the Spanish influence of
Equatorial Guinea. The group includes guitar, the caj—n
flamenco, bongos and dancers.
concert takes place at 7pm on Thursday 7 March in the
Great Hall and tickets are available from the Instituto
Cervantes on 0113 246 1741 or email email@example.com
University staff benefit from the concession price of
£4 (full price £6) and there is a special offer available
of buy four, get one free.
2001/2002 promotions exercise will start on 11 March 2002.
Academic and academic-related staff who wish to be considered
for promotion or additional/discretionary scale increments
with effect from August 2002 can now apply. Details of
the procedures and timetable will be sent to all department
heads, who will fix a deadline for applications and notify
staff when the promotions committee meets. Further details
from Shetwah Lee, ext 35773 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
of the clerical promotions exercise will be available
from 11 March 2002. For further information, contact Wendy
Allwood, ext 34333, email w.l.allwood@adm.
to be a warden?
are invited from existing or prospective postgraduate
students for sub-warden posts in Bodington Hall and Flats
for the 2002-2003 academic session. To discuss the position
informally, contact the senior warden Penny Robinson (e-mail
email@example.com) or submit a formal application (CV
with covering letter) to Mrs Penny Robinson, Senior Warden,
Bodington Hall, Otley Road, Leeds, LS16 5PT.
to put it out
anyone still trying to give up the habit, there is help
available on no-smoking day on March 13. There will be
a display on level 10 in the E C Stoner building from
11.30am-2pm with information on the dangers of smoking
and on what support is available to help you give up.
For more details, contact Arline Matchette on ext 32922
or see the website at www.nosmokingday.org.uk
procedures for recording and monitoring sickness absence
are under review. Under current rules, staff should notify
their managers on the first day of absence, provide a
personal sickness certificate after three working days,
and a doctor's certificate after seven calendar days,
which the department should forward to payroll. The department
should send a sickness notification form to payroll after
four calendar days, and a return to work form if the absence
is up to seven days. Full details can be found in section
4 at http://www.leeds.ac.uk/finance
can bank on it
you never find time to get to the bank, you might be interested
in a service offered by Yorkshire Bank. Bank personnel
will come and see University staff on or off campus during
working hours, to review and manage your current accounts,
loans and other financial commitments and give you a free
financial healthcheck. The agreement with the University
also includes preferential rates on some of the bank's
products. To make an appointment, call 0113 274 5309.
part of national science week Nobel Laureate in physiology
and medicine 2001, Dr Tim Hunt, will open the school of
biochemistry and molecular biology's new teaching facilities
with a lecture on protein synthesis and the control of
event is co-sponsored by Leeds philosophical and literary
society and takes place at 5.30pm in the Rupert Beckett
lecture theatre. For more information, contact Steve Higgins
on ext 33118 or email s.j.higgins@
writer and historian Cassandra Pybus will talk about Ned
Kelly's African antecedents in the tenth Arthur Ravenscroft
memorial lecture on Commonwealth literature. The lecture
is open to all, and takes place at 5.30pm on Thursday
14 March in the Rupert Beckett theatre. For more information,
contact Shirley Chew on ext 34767 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
the recent election held by all members of the faculties,
the following were elected to senate for three years:
Dr Carolyn Baylies, Professor John Chartres, Dr Louise
Coletta, Dr David Salinger and Professor Carol Smart.
Dr Philip Robinson was elected for a one-year period.