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Issue 481, 7 May 2002

News in brief

  • White Rose Rolls
    Aircraft engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce will be among the first companies to benefit from a new 'superinternet' facility at the White Rose universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York.
  • Computing heroes
    The University's virtual tissue engineering has been awarded a Computerworld science honour for 2002.
  • Self-help on CD-ROM
    A new CD to help treat bulimia patients has been designed by psychologists from the Universities of Leeds and Glasgow, with support from Leeds Innovations.
  • New order gladiators
    Leeds biology researchers are part of an international team hoping to confirm the discovery of a new order of insects.
  • Brodetsky lectures
    A new series of Brodetsky Memorial Lectures is to be inaugurated focusing on science and Jewish history and culture.
  • Help is at hand
    Nearly 1,000 students were helped by the University counselling service last year, in either individual or group sessions and workshops.
  • Keeping it clean
    Residents throughout West Yorkshire can help clean up their neighbourhood, in a series of 'visual audits' by researchers from the University.
  • Choose life, choose film
    Any Given Sunday (well, Tuesdays and Thursdays), regular as a Clockwork Orange, the Goodfellas of the film society meet for The Great Escape.
  • An equal challenge
    Professor Joyce Hill is to take up a permanent post as director of the higher education equality challenge unit.
  • Dutch dancing
    A new masters degree in choreography is to be launched in collaboration with a top Dutch dance academy.

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