No. 4544 Thursday 23 March 2000 Vol. 130

Oxford to honour United Nations' Secretary-General : Mr Kofi Annan, seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations and the first to be elected from the ranks of the UN staff, is set to receive the degree of Doctor of Civil Law, subject to approval by Congregation on 2 May.

Research Transparency Review : A project steering group has been set up to imonitor the University's progress towards a full report on its research expenditure during the current financial year.

From trash to treasure—Pitt Rivers Museum reopens with a new exhibition : One of the University's most popular public attractions is set to reopen following a year-long programme of restoration and refurbishment.

Ancient learning goes digital at Oxford : The Humanities Computing Development Team (HCDT), a division of the University Computing Services which develops technology-based learning and research resources in the humanities, was officially launched at the Divinity Schools on Monday, 13 March.

Island Race : Runners are being sought by the University to participate in the `Island Race', the largest fun relay ever staged in Britain, which aims to raise over £3 million for charity.

Olympic performance in the twenty-first century—the appliance of science : Mr Richard Godfrey, Chief Physiologist of the British Olympic Medical Centre, delivered a keynote lecture `Faster, Higher, Stronger—sports performance in the next generation, the appliance of science' on Friday, 17 March, at the University Museum.

New Wykeham Professor of Logic : Professor Timothy Williamson, MA, DPhil, FBA, Professor of Logic and Metaphysics at the University of Edinburgh, has been appointed to the Wykeham Professorship of Logic.

Brazil seminar: Dr Paulo Renato Souza, Minister of Education in Brazil, is giving a seminar on `Education in Brazil' from 2.15–4 p.m. on Monday, 27 March at St Antony's College. Dr Souza is a Professor of Economics at UNICAMP and has been Federal Minister of Education since 1995.

Awards: Dr John Campbell, Emeritus Fellow of St Antony's College, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Thessalonika as part of its 75th anniversary celebrations. Dr David Greaves, Lecturer in Pathology at Exeter College, has received the first ChemoCentryx Scientific Excellence in Inflammation Research Award. The award recognises the research of young investigators who work in the area of immune regulation, particularly as it relates to the regulation of human inflammatory responses in health and disease, and Dr Greaves has received it for his contributions to the area of the molecular regulation of macrophage function.

Concerts: The Wind Ensemble from Murray State University, Kentucky, will perform at Merton College Chapel on Wednesday, 12 April at 8 p.m. The programme will include Fanfare for Brass, by Michael Tippett, English Waltz by Percy Grainger, and Southern Harmony by Donald Grantham. Tickets are £6 (concessions £4), and are available from The Oxford Playhouse,tel: 789600, or on the door. As part of their UK tour the Ensemble will also play a programme of lighter music at a promenade concert in the University Museum of Natural History 1–1.45 p.m. on Thursday, 13 April. Entrance is free.

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