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Oxford University Gazette, 2 June 2005: Notices

GENERAL NOTICES

Faculty of Oriental Studies

Establishment of Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit

The Faculty of Oriental Studies is pleased to announce the new title of the Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit, formerly the Oxford University Teaching and Research Unit in Hebrew and Jewish Studies. The Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit is accommodated in the Oriental Institute in Pusey Lane. It is funded jointly by the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies at Yarnton and the Faculty of Oriental Studies under the management of the Board of Oriental Studies.

The purpose of this interdisciplinary unit is the furtherance of Hebrew and Jewish Studies in the University of Oxford, in accordance with an agreement first reached between the University and the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies in June 1999.

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Oxford University Computing Services

Suggestions Box

Over the coming weeks, members of the University will see a Suggestions Box appear on a number of University web pages. The Learning Technologies Group is looking for suggestions for new IT tools, resources and projects at the University, and would like members of the University to have their say in this by passing on ideas to the LTG, or informing it of problems which are in need of a solution. Suggestions may be in the form of a general facility for everybody to use, or something more specific to support research or teaching.

The LTG will contact those who have filled in the form with advice and useful information where this is appropriate, and for some suggestions may also be able to offer substantial practical help from experienced developers, free of charge. Ideas put forward will also be used to influence future work in the Learning Technologies Group.

Suggestions can be filled in online at www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/acdt/suggest/, or, alternatively, can be e-mailed to acdt@oucs.ox.ac.uk (please also include your name and department/faculty in the message).

This initiative is also the entry route into this year's Academic Computing Development Team Call for Proposals, which is usually circulated at this time of year. Anybody who was hoping to submit a proposal to the aforementioned scheme is requested to fill in the Suggestions Box, and their idea will be considered for development assistance from there.

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APPOINTMENTS

Recognition of Distinction

The following titles have been conferred by the Vice-Chancellor on behalf of the Recognition of Distinction Committee:

A. EDWARDS, Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Educational Studies from 1 October 2005: Professor of Educational Studies, with effect from 1 October 2005.

I. LUNT, Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Educational Studies from 1 October 2005: Professor of Educational Studies, with effect from 1 October 2005 for a period of two years in the first instance.

L.W. SEYMOUR, University Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology and Fellow of Wolfson: Professor of Genetic Therapy, with effect from 1 April 2005.

L.H. ZEDNER, MA, D.PHIL., Reader in Criminal Justice and Fellow of Corpus Christi: Professor of Criminal Justice, with effect from 1 October 2005.


Appointment of Academic Registrar and Secretary of Faculties

MR MICHAEL SIBLY, currently Head of the Planning and Resource Allocation Section within the Academic and General Division of the University's Central Administration, has been appointed as successor to Mr Anthony Weale who is retiring at the end of December. Mr Sibly will take up his new post with effect from 1 January 2006. The appointment was made following external advertisement and consideration by a panel comprising the Vice-Chancellor, the Registrar, the Registrar-elect, the Principal of Somerville, the President of Corpus Christi, the current Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and the incoming Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education).

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