No. 4475 Thursday 21 May 1998 Vol. 128

Breast cancer drug could save 20,000 more young lives : An international study, co-ordinated by researchers at Oxford and funded by the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, has shown another 20,000 lives each year could be saved world-wide if the drug tamoxifen was given immediately after surgery to all breast cancer patients who need it.

Gladstone praised as a `moral non-conformist' : The strong and beneficial links between the University and former Prime Minister and statesman, William Ewart Gladstone, were celebrated at the University Church on Monday.

Redesigned Weldon Gallery reopens : The Ashmolean's collection of Baroque painting and sculpture is now on display in a redesigned and refurbished Weldon Gallery, thanks to generous sponsorship by the London sculpture dealer, Daniel Katz, and a grant from the Association for Business Sponsorship of the Arts.

Scheme to back wildlife field-work : A new initiative to help science graduates develop a career in conservation has been established at the University's Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU).

Groundbreaking for `landmark link' between US and UK : Academics and benefactors from both sides of the Atlantic came together last week to prepare the ground for the Oxford American Institute, which is set to become a landmark link between two continents.

New payroll system: The new University payroll system will be going `live' for the payment of this month's salaries and pensions. The only noticeable difference to most staff will be a change in payslip design. Any enquiries should be directed in the usual way to the Salaries or Superannuation Office.

Health and Safety appointment: Dr Keith Bowker, the University's Director of Health and Safety Services, has been awarded a fellowship by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. Founded in 1945, the Institution is Europe's leading body for individuals with a professional involvement in occupational safety and health.

World Wide Web Officer: Mrs Cheryl Howes has been appointed as World Wide Web Officer by the University. Her brief is to manage further development of the `official' University web pages, and to encourage increased use of the site. Comments from users about the current administrative pages ( www.admin. ox.ac.uk) can be sent to her by e-mail on cheryl.howes@admin.ox.ac.uk

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