choreographer Akram Khan is bringing his company to the
Northern School of Contemporary Dance's Riley Theatre
with a new performance Ð Kaash. Akram Khan describes his
unique dance style as 'contemporary kathak', a fusion
of the 500 year-old Indian classical dance tradition of
kathak with modern dance techniques. In Kaash Ð a Hindu
word meaning 'if' Ð Akram represents the traditional Indian
gods, contrasting the swinging motion of elephant-headed
Ganesha with the mischievous darting of flute-playing
Krishna and the violent, explosive Shiva the destroyer.
Akram Khan was nominated in the best choreography category
of the critics' circle dance awards 2001 and is currently
choreographer-in-residence at the Royal Festival Hall
in London. The concert takes place at 7.30pm on Saturday
27 April. Tickets cost £7 (£3 concessions). The box office
is open from 9.30am to 4.30pm on Monday to Friday, telephone
0113 219 3018.
18 March 2002 all external numbers on the main University
exchange, including those for Bretton Hall and Wakefield
campuses, will follow the format 0113 343 xxxx.
existing 0113 233 xxxx and 01924 xxxxxx numbers will work
in parallel with the new numbers until 30 November 2002.
To facilitate the changeover, a messaging service will
run on the old numbers from September 2 until November
30 informing callers of the changes.
can now dial directly between the three main University
sites using the new five-digit internal extension numbers,
and calls dialled in this way cost the University less
than external numbers. A telephone directory with all
the new extensions will be available from early April.
http://campus.leeds.ac.uk/phonechange/ for more information.
bottle of wine is on offer to the first hundred visitors
to this year's suppliers exhibition, which has a huge
range of products and services on display, from envelopes
to incubators, lab supplies to vehicle rental. All staff
are welcome to attend the event which takes place on March
26 in the sports and exhibition centre from 10.30am to
3.30pm. For more information, contact John Draper on ext
are your thoughts?
are being invited on the draft of the new information
technology and systems strategy which will have an significant
impact across all areas of the University. The strategy
covers what has to be delivered Ð for example, SAP and
Banner, the campus network and integrated communication
systems Ð and how it should be delivered, including risk
management, user support and collaborative delivery.
Professor David Hogg is holding an open meeting, to hear
views and feedback on the strategy, at 5pm on April 9
in LT22 of the Roger Stevens building. Comments can also
be sent directly to Professor Hogg or to ISS director
Colin Coghill. The draft of the strategy can be seen at
from March 25.
a 25-minute oasis of Gregorian chant, silence and light
at the monastic midday office every Tuesday at 12.30pm.
Students and brothers from the College of the Resurrection,
Mirfield, sing at the office in Emmanuel University Church
(opposite the Brotherton), and everyone is welcome to
either sit at the back or learn to join in the plainsong
and other music. Further details from firstname.lastname@example.org
forms for the elections by senate to council and University
committees will be sent out on April 22, to be returned
by May 2. The ballot papers will be sent out on May 8
for return by May 17. For the election by faculties to
council, court and University committees, the nomination
forms will be sent out on May 22 and must be returned
by June 5. The ballot papers will then be sent out on
June 12, to be returned by June 21.
you wish to make a nomination, or be nominated yourself,
but will not be at the University during these nomination
periods, contact Helen Pickersgill on ext 34036.
first informal alumni social event in the USA will take
place next month in Georgetown, Washington, DC. The alumni
office aims to build alumni communities in the States
through informal chapters. All Leeds graduates, staff
and friends who might find themselves that side of the
Atlantic are invited to join Angela Casey (MA Chinese
Studies, 2000) and others on April 6 at Le Jardin, 1207
19th Street (between M & N) downstairs in Le Bar from
8pm onwards. For those on the west coast, a similar event
will be taking place in San Francisco in May.
more information, contact Ellie Thornhill on ext 36683
or e-mail email@example.com
or see the alumni
divisions of the centre for joint honours (arts and social
sciences and modern languages) are on the move in mid-April
from their present accommodation in the Parkinson and
Michael Sadler buildings to new premises at 1-3 Lifton
Place. Visitors are welcome to look round; for more information,
ring the centre on ext 33535.