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Issue 496, 23 February 2004
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The Centenary photo competition has been won by linguistics and phonetics student Zoe McNaughton
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'Sound icons' to warn drivers of hazards
Researchers subjected volunteers to the sounds of cockerels, bells, babies crying and footsteps to find out the most appropriate sounds to warn drivers of hazards on the road
Champion set for Olympic glory on Leeds-designed sled

British sled world champion Kristan Bromley has been helped to success by his brother Richard, a postgraduate in mechanical engineering at Leeds

Ewe parasite research to save £80m a year

New research at the University of Leeds has overturned existing advice to farmers that has been maintaining the disease toxoplasma in the nation’s sheep flocks for years

Save, or save the planet? How green shoppers make purchasing choices
A major new research project aims to find out how and why people choose greener lifestyles
Rosy future for Leeds-developed mulch
Gardeners will soon have access to an environmentally-friendly garden mulch product developed at Leeds, thanks to a £30,000 award won by its inventor
Senate news

A detailed options appraisal for the future direction of Bretton and Wakefield will be carried out, Senate agreed

Online journals give free access to all
Academics at Leeds are taking part in pioneering online journals which make research findings accessible for free
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Dr Yongcheol Shin is to take up a chair in applied econometrics at Leeds University business school on April 1
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