News in brief
Ben Jonson for the 21st Century
A project to produce a complete critical edition of Ben Jonson’s works has received a $240,000 grant from the Andrew W Mellon Foundation. The project, led by Professor Martin Butler in the School of English involves nearly 60 people worldwide who are working together to prepare both print and electronic versions of the work.
The print version due to publish next year under Cambridge University Press includes Jonson’s plays, poems, court entertainments and prose and totals 2.3 million words. In addition to the print material, the electronic edition will include more specialist resources including music, images and transcriptions, and is scheduled for release in 2012.
Annual Staff Declaration
The Annual Staff Declaration (ASD) was introduced by the University in 2007/08 and is mandatory for all staff at or above grade 8. It enables the University to fulfil its duty to identify and manage any potential conflict of interests and meet its statutory obligations regarding reporting related party transactions. All eligible staff will receive an email on 27 May with a link to the ASD website where they
can make their declaration until 31 July. The ASD will enable staff to:
- Review their declarations made last year
- Resubmit the same data for this year, if nothing has changed
- Make any required modifications for the current year
- View, save or print completed declarations.
For more information contact A.S.Kitamirike@leeds.ac.uk or 0113 343 6368
New conference to focus on Postgraduate Research
The University has announced a new one-day conference showcasing the work of postgraduate researchers and the contribution they make to the institution. Celebrating Excellence in Postgraduate Research will be held on 14 December in the Conference Auditorium and Roger Stevens Building. As well as parallel sessions featuring postgraduate researcher presentations from all faculties, the conference will be addressed by two keynote speakers. The winners of the Postgraduate Researcher of the Year and the Postgraduate Research Image of the Year competitions will also be announced. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Putting the ale into mondiale
A staff centre event in June combines good football, good food – and great beer! Staff attending the World Cup Beer Tasting on Thursday 17 June will compare beers from many countries playing in the tournament, including Cameroon, Brazil and Ghana, as well as more familiar beers from around Europe. The event starts at 7pm and will go on until full time in the France v Mexico game.
Tickets are £20 and include a buffet, lots to drink, and the expert guidance of University press officer Simon Jenkins, who writes the weekly pub and beer column of the Yorkshire Evening Post. Places are limited, so if you would like to attend email email@example.com to book your place.