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Issue 493, 27 October 2003
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A winning image

Students and staff still trying to capture a winning image to illustrate 'the University today' now have until the end of December to enter the Centenary photo competition. There are first prizes of £500 and two runner-up prizes of £100 for the staff and student categories. Prints, transparencies or digital images need to be submitted with an entry form, available with the competition rules at http://www.leeds.ac.uk/centenary/photocomp/ Alternatively, call ext 34196 or email pressoffice@leeds.ac.uk for a form. Entries need to be posted or delivered to the press office, room 12.67, EC Stoner building by Monday 22 December.

The human factor

The business school’s new SRIF-funded human factors laboratory will be opened on October 28 at 1pm in LUBS (room 1.02) by one of the world’s top decision researchers, Professor Hogarth from Universitat Fabra, who will lecture on his current research. Call John Maule on ext 32622 for more details.

Mozart première

The world première of Mozart’s Mass in C minor on period instruments is to be performed by Leeds Baroque Orchestra on Sunday 16 November at 2.30pm in the Great Hall. Putting the score together has been a two-year labour of love for professor of composition Phil Wilby. “Mozart wrote the piece to celebrate his own wedding, but never finished it,” said Professor Wilby. “He vowed he would, but it was broken up and used in other works. I’ve unravelled these to recreate it in its original form.”
Tickets £7 & £10 from concerts@leeds.ac.uk, from the school of music or on the door.

Correction

Apologies to the faculty of performance, visual arts and communications which was wrongly named in the last Reporter (p8).

WUN placements

Academic and related staff and postgraduates can now apply for the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) global exchange research placements at US universities, such as Penn State and Illinois at Urbana Champaign. The closing date is November 30. Key research areas are biomedical informatics, green chemistry, earth systems, nanotechnology, GIS, humanities, nursing and medieval studies. Placements last from one week to six months. For more details and to apply, see www.leeds.ac. uk/international/wun/ wunhome.htm or call Charlotte Johnson ext 31735 email c.j.johnson@adm.leeds.ac.uk

MP praises Leeds

Leeds central MP Hilary Benn has praised work by the Leeds universities crime reduction partnership in keeping students safe in the city. Mr Benn said “Leeds is a national leader in forming this effective close working” and called Leeds ‘a great place to live and study’.

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