Joggers unite at Hyde Park
Ever fancied entering an organised run but don’t know where to start? Get professional help on training and enter the University of Leeds Healthy Week 5Km Fun Run.
This brand new event at Hyde Park, starting at 7.30pm on Wednesday, 6 June, is for runners of all abilities, from complete beginners to club runners.
So come along, challenge yourself, and get fit in the process. To download an entry form, visit www.leeds.ac.uk/sport or contact Sport & Physical Activity, phone 0113 343 7269.
It’s your birthday
The Staff Centre is turning one year old, and it’s throwing a birthday party to celebrate on Friday, 8 June. All staff are invited to come along for a piece of cake, drinks and nibbles between 10am and 4pm. You can also watch the final of a pool league competition at lunchtime and sign up for any of the centre’s new clubs and societies.
For more visit www.leeds.ac.uk/staffcentre or phone Ruth Murphy ext. 34161
Using vintage garments from the School of Design’s archives for inspiration, Leeds fashion students have created Fashion Synergy, an exhibition of visually stunning garments made from technologically advanced fabrics.
Fashion Synergy runs until 15 June at St Wilfred’s Chapel in the Maurice Keyworth building, 10am to 5pm, Tuesdays to Fridays. For details visit www.leeds.ac.uk/ulita or email Tony Smith at email@example.com or phone ext. 33919.
Easier way to work
Staff can now access a wide range of University applications and resources from off-campus, or from the University’s wireless network, thanks to ISS’s new ‘remote and mobile access service’ (RMAS).
It provides secure access to applications such as SAP, Banner and MIS, as well as campus-restricted websites, which were previously restricted to desktop PCs at work. Staff can also access their home directories (M: drives), departmental shared areas (N: drives) and other common applications.
Policing post 9/11
Lieutenant Mark Stainbrook of the Los Angeles Police Department will give a seminar on Wednesday, 6 June to cap off his Fulbright Police Research Fellowship at Leeds (see February Reporter 523). He will discuss his investigations into West Yorkshire policing of Muslim communities in the aftermath of 7/7 and 9/11. The seminar will be held in conference auditorium 2, (GM. GM01) from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. For details email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The talk of the nation
Professor Clive Upton will present his inaugural lecture on the study of dialects in England, Does he smoke a pipe? The imagined and the real of dialectology, on Tuesday, 12 June at 5.30pm in the Rupert Beckett lecture theatre.
Professor Upton will discuss Leeds’ international fame as the home of the Survey of English Dialects during the 1950s; and touch on the case of Joseph Wright (1855-1930), a little known Yorkshireman who taught himself how to read and write at age 15, and grew up to become professor of comparative philology at Oxford.
For details email Burkhard Hauder at email@example.com or phone ext. 34764.