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Issue no 487, 27 January 2003
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Ekoi mask from Nigeria

The University's anthropology collection – on loan to Leeds Museums and Galleries since 1964 – is returning in an exhibition at the University Gallery. Highlights of the collection will be featured, including African masks, sculpture, ivories, bronzes, musical instruments and jewellery. Pictured (right) is a Ekoi mask from Nigeria. Special events, including concerts, seminars, art workshops and story telling, are being held in conjunction with the exhibition, which runs from February 12 to April 16. Full details on the gallery website

 

 

Going to the USA

Staff and postgraduates interested in funded placements at US universities such as Penn State or Illinois can now apply to the Worldwide Universities Network. Placements can be from one week to six months. The closing date for applications is 15 March 2003. For more details, contact l.j.jackson@adm.leeds.ac.uk ext 31732 or see www.leeds.ac.uk/international/wun

Showing promise

Researchers showing outstanding promise in the early stages of their career can now apply for University research fellowships. The fellowships programme was set up in 1995. and this year there are six posts available in 18 possible research areas. Full details can be found on the online job pages. The closing date for applications is 28 February 2003.

Learning over lunch

Special lunchtime events for staff involved in the support or delivery of learning and teaching are to be run until June 2003. Details can be found on the Learning Development Unit’s webpages at http://www.ldu.leeds.ac.uk/news/events/. Email Rebecca Shaw, r.l.shaw@adm.leeds.ac.uk to book your place.

European framework

The deadlines for grant proposals under the EU sixth framework programme have now been announced. Full details are available from the European Office website. Up to £11 billion funding for research projects over the next three years is available. Funding can also cover researchers' travel costs between European countries and the rest of the world. For more information, contact m.s.peers@adm.leeds.ac.uk ext 34300

Easy way to book it

To save staff time and money, an agreement has been made with hotel and conference booking service, Expotel. The service has been piloted with healthcare studies, medicine and HR, and is now being rolled out to all schools and departments. For more details, see Campusweb, or contact Richard Clarke in central purchasing on ext 32994 or email r.clarke@adm.leeds.ac.uk

Brush with the Uni

Fairbairn House will be running an exhibition of artwork by staff, their families and anyone else with a connection to the University. The 'Brush with the University' exhibition begins with a preview evening on March 4 and runs until May 2. Those with artistic leanings are invited to submit their work. Any money raised from commissions on sales will be donated to a local charity. For more details, contact Sarah Spearing on ext 36911 or email s.j.spearing@leeds.ac.uk

 

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