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Issue 493, 27 October 2003
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Prof Michael Arthur

The University welcomes Professor Michael Arthur from Southampton University as Vice-Chancellor from 1 September 2004.
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It's not quack science - farm animals to get herbal remedies

Leeds research into herbal remedies in the farmyard could soon see pigswill garnished with garlic and cows chewing on cinnamon-flavoured cud.

Leeds welcomes new Vice Chancellor
At its meeting on December 11, Council appointed professor Michael Arthur as the University’s new Vice-Chancellor.
Fees plans discussed by Leeds
Proposals to implement across-the-board undergraduate fees of £3,000 from 2006/7 – should Parliament approve the Higher Education Bill – are going through the committee process.
Nuffield to assess school fruit scheme
The Nuffield Institute has been awarded a £500,000 contract to assess the impact of the National School Fruit Scheme.
Throwing new LIGHT on human proteins
The Leeds Institute of Genetics, Health and Therapeutics (LIGHT) is the only UK academic centre to be included in the Human Proteome organisation (HUPO), the most important international scientific collaboration since the human genome project.
David gives time to back jumbo conservation scheme
Media Services TV producer David Felber has completed work on Wild at Art – a documentary project that aims to raise more than £20,000 to support wildlife and conservation charities.
Leeds offers a positive experience
Working hard and doing well at university is fun, according to the UK’s biggest survey of student satisfaction.
The future of employment . . . the ‘hourglass’ economy
Academics and the general public think they know where employment in Britain is heading.
Mechanical engineering helps research into the liver
Artificial glass livers being developed at Leeds could help those suffering from liver failure, and improve understanding of how the organ works, researchers believe.
New year’s honours for Leeds academics

Academics from dentistry, social policy and geography at Leeds have been recognised in the new year’s honours list.

Climate warning makes global impact
The vibrantly coloured Boyd’s forest dragon is just one of a million species which are threatened by global warming, according to Leeds-led research which made front pages and news broadcasts around the world.
Recent Chair appointments at the University.


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