No. 4557 Thursday 3 August 2000 Vol. 130

Oxford to develop pollution-free transport in Faraday Partnership : The University is to be a key player in two out of four new Faraday Partnerships recently announced by Lord Sainsbury, Minister for Science.

Physiology unveils one of the largest imaging magnets in the world : The University's Cardiac Research Group (CRG) unveiled one of the world's largest imaging magnets and NMR spectrometers at the Laboratory of Physiology on Tuesday, 25 July.

Personal papers enhance Asquith collection : Two gifts—of the papers of Margot Asquith and the Bonham Carter family—have recently enhanced the Bodleian's collections of modern political papers.

Hope Collection captured on canvas : The University Museum of Natural History will be displaying an exhibition, Mantidae, by the artist Mark Fairnington until 14 September.

Management Information Services Director appointed : Mrs Margaret Taylor has joined the University as MIS Director and is seeking to establish the role of Management Information Services as a service provider to the whole University community.

Leading air safety scientist becomes Visiting Professor : Dr Christopher Peel, a leading air safety researcher who played a central role in the investigations into the Lockerbie disaster, has been appointed to a Visiting Professorship in the Department of Materials at the University, with effect from October 2000.

Staff Health Promotion Fortnight: The Oxford University Sports Department will be running a Staff Health Promotion Fortnight between Monday, 18 September, and Friday, 29 September, when staff can book a free health and fitness consultation with trained fitness staff. For information and to book an appointment phone 240476.

Royal Academy of Engineering elections: Dr Richard Darton, Shell Visiting Fellow at Keble College, Professor Terence Jones, Donald Schultz Professor of Turbo-Machinery, and Professor Lionel Tarassenko, Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Dr Darton was elected for his work in technology transfer, Professor Jones for work in heat transfer and novel instrumentation, and Professor Tarassenko for developing signal processing systems based on neural networks.

New York change: The Director of the University's New York office, Mr. Darryl Brown, has left to pursue interests outside. Ms Jo Agnew is now acting as Director, reporting to Mr. Mike Smithson. Ms Agnew was Director of Development at Kings College London for five years prior to moving to New York at the beginning of the year.

Oxford Blueprint: Oxford Blueprint, a newsletter for University and college staff and students, will be published for the first time in noughth week of Michaelmas Term. The newsletter will replace the Gazette news pages and will be published four times a term (noughth, third, sixth, and ninth weeks). It will be distributed to around 11,000 University and college members. News, interviews, and features will reflect the diversity of activity across the University, and an events diary will be included. Suggestions for items to be included should be sent to the Press Office, University Offices, Wellington Square (tel.: (2)80528, fax: (2)80535, e-mail: press.office@admin.ox.ac.uk). Further details are in the Notices section in this Gazette.

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