News in brief
Academy of Cultural Fellows launch
A new scheme to enable practising creative artists to live and work in Leeds has been launched by the University. The establishment of the Academy of Cultural Fellows was inspired by the Gregory Fellowships which ran during the 1950s to the early 1980s, and allowed many artists to make a contribution to the cultural life of Leeds and beyond.
The Academy of Cultural Fellows aims to recruit artists – including writers, actors, dancers, painters, sculptors and musicians – and fund them to develop bold new work. At the same time, the Fellows will pass on their skills, inspiring students with the joy of creativity and bringing a new dimension to their learning.
Funding for the Academy will be entirely philanthropic, and generous funding from the Future Fund of Opera North has enabled the creation of the first fellowships – the Dare Fellowship in Opera-Related Arts and Composition and a further fellowship to be announced shortly. The Academy will be led by Professor David Cooper, Dean of the Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications.
The Court’s Nominating Committee is inviting applications and nominations for vacancies to be filled on the Council, the University’s governing body, later this year, and possibly also over the next one to two years. (Lay members are neither employees nor students of the University.) Further information is available from Helen Pickersgill in the Secretariat on 34036 or email@example.com
Embedded systems laboratory
A new laboratory equipped with the latest embedded system development tools has opened in the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (E&EE). Sponsored by Farnell, the leading
multi-channel, high service distributor of electronic components and industrial products, the laboratory can accommodate up to 64 students and will teach the latest developments in embedded systems design. It was opened by Professor Paul Harrison and Farnell’s Global Head of Strategy & Community Development Jamie Furness. Professor Ian Robertson, Director of Learning and Teaching, said: “We’re delighted to have received the support of Farnell in
establishing our new laboratory. Embedded systems design is one of the most important fields of modern electronic engineering.”
Take part in the 2010 Travel Survey
Watch out for this year’s Staff and Student Travel Survey between 26- 29 April. The Institute for Transport Studies has been commissioned to carry out the survey, which will help to shape the future priorities and projects in our Transport Plan.