Jane Francis of earth sciences received her polar
medal from the Queen at Buckingham Palace (pictured
below). The polar medal was instituted in 1904 for
members of Captain Scott's first expedition to the Antarctic.
Dr Francis is the fourth woman to be awarded the medal,
out of a total of around 4,000 recipients.
Mike Pilling has been appointed director of the
new NERC Institute for Atmospheric Composition. The institute
will involve several other universities, but be based
at the University of Leeds.
of international business at LUBS, Peter Buckley,
has been elected president of the Academy of International
Business (AIB) from June 2002-04, after which period he
will serve as 'immediate past president' on the AIB Executive
Board for a further two years.
John Heritage has been made a Fellow of the Institute
Rosemary MacDonald, who recently retired as postgraduate
dean for the school of medicine, has been awarded the
gold medal of the Royal College of Anaesthetists for services
to the speciality of anaesthesia. She is also to be made
an honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
graduate and former student Dr Craig Jordan is
the co-recipient of the first Dorothy P Landon-AACR prize
for translational cancer research. The honour was bestowed
for the work he began at Leeds, looking at the relationship
between oestrogen and breast cancer.
graduate David Ward has taken over as president
of the USA's foremost higher education lobby group, the
American Council on Education. Former Chancellor of the
University of Wisconsin-Madison, part of the Worldwide
Universities Network, Professor Ward's known belief in
an international agenda for higher education will help
to bring such collaborations to the top of the American
Kenneth Hay of the school of fine art, history
of art and cultural studies has been elected a Fellow
of the Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts,
Manufacture and Commerce.