Oxford University Gazette, 13 January 2005: Notices

Notices

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GENERAL NOTICES

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM

Access to teaching and research collections and public displays 2005–6

Plans to build a new extension to the Pitt Rivers Museum were passed by the City Council in October 2004. Building work will start in January 2005 and be completed before the end of 2006. It is anticipated that the Museum court (ground floor) will continue to open to the public throughout this period. As has already been announced on the Museum's Web site, the upper gallery is now closed to visitors in order to provide space for the storage of collections temporarily removed from the stairwell; it will remain closed until after the new building is finished. The lower gallery will also close shortly, but will reopen as soon as the new stairs and lift are in place, in late 2005. Research access to the Museum's reserve collections will continue to be provided as normal throughout this period, although there may be some disruption to the Museum's services. For further information see the Museum's Web site at www.prm.ox.ac.uk or contact prm@prm.ox.ac uk.

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ISIDORE: STUDENT ADMINISTRATION PROJECT

Revised graduate admissions process and ISIDORE Support Centre

Project ISIDORE has been responsible for documenting and implementing a standard graduate admissions process in line with the policy and process decisions made by the collegiate University. The revised approach is now in operation and the Graduate Admissions Office started to use the new Oracle Student System (OSS) on 15 November (a week earlier than planned). Graduate application details are being entered into OSS, and the Graduate Admissions Office has successfully managed the processing of applications for the first admissions cycle within the agreed target of a week from the application closing date. The divisions and colleges will be invited to undertake training on OSS during Hilary Term in anticipation of all application decisions for the second admissions cycle being recorded in OSS directly by relevant staff (rather than using the interim manual procedures currently in place). The project continues to work on other areas of student administration and further information on this work will soon be available on the project Web site.

The ISIDORE Support Centre has been implemented to provide a single point of contact for all questions on general project-related policy, process, procedures or IT (enquiries about individual students should be directed to the relevant body of the collegiate University). Support Centre hours are 8.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., Monday–Friday (excluding public holidays). Contact details of the centre are: telephone: (2)84848, e-mail: isidore@admin.ox.ac.uk, Web site: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/isidore.

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SUB-FACULTY OF GERMAN

100 years of German at Oxford

On Friday, 4 February, the Sub-faculty of German will celebrate 100 years of teaching German language and literature as an undergraduate subject, with a buffet supper at Wadham College (by invitation only) and a concert of German cabaret songs at the Holywell Music Room at 8 p.m. Admission to the concert is free and open to all, but space is limited. Those wishing to attend are advised to reserve seats by e-mail (or letter) to carolin.duttlinger@wadham.ox.ac.uk.

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APPOINTMENTS

HEADS OF DIVISION: APPOINTMENT AND REAPPOINTMENT BY COUNCIL

Medical Sciences

K.A. FLEMING, MA, D.PHIL. (MB, CH.B. Glasgow), F.R.C.PATH., Fellow of Green College and Reader in Pathology, has been reappointed Head of the Medical Sciences Division for a further and final period of three years from 1 October 2005.

Social Sciences

M.J. SPENCE, MA, D.PHIL. (BA, LL.B. Sydney), Fellow of St Catherine's College and University Lecturer in Law (CUF), has been appointed Head of the Social Sciences Division for five years from 1 October 2005.


PROFESSORSHIP OF CLINICAL GERATOLOGY

ALASTAIR MITCHELL BUCHAN, BM, B.CH. (MA Cambridge), Professor of Neurology, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta Professor in Stroke Research, University of Calgary, has been appointed to the professorship. He took up his duties on 1 December 2004.

Professor Buchan is a fellow of Green College.


PROFESSORSHIP OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY AND BIOLOGY

WILLIAM GILLIES MCKENNA (B.SC. Edinburgh, PH.D., MD Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Henry K. Pancoast Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 April 2005.

In conjunction with this professorship, Professor McKenna will hold the position of Honorary MRC Director of the Radiation and Genome Stability Unit, Harwell, and Honorary Director of the Gray Cancer Institute.

Professor McKenna will be a fellow of Wolfson College.


CONFERMENT OF THE TITLE OF VISITING PROFESSOR

On the recommendation of the Department of Economics, the Social Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Economics on H.P. YOUNG (BA Harvard, PH.D. Michigan), currently Scott and Barbara Black Professor of Economics, Johns Hopkins University, and Professorial Fellow of Nuffield College, for a period of three years from 1 January 2005.

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ELECTORAL BOARDS

The composition of the electoral board to the posts below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows.

PROFESSORSHIP OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

                                                Appointed by

Professor S.D. Iversen                          Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Principal of Harris Manchester              ex officio
Professor P. Sammons                            Council
Dr M. Gregory                                   Council
Mr D. Hay                                       Social Sciences Board
Dr C.W.R. Davies                                Department of Educational Studies
Professor J. Furlong                            Department of Educational Studies
Professor R. Sutherland                         Department of Educational Studies
Mr S. Phillipson                                Harris Manchester College


PROFESSORSHIP OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

                                                Appointed by

Professor S.D. Iversen                          Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Master of St Cross                          ex officio
Professor P. Sammons                            Council
Dr M. Gregory                                   Council
Mr D. Hay                                       Social Sciences Board
Dr C.W.R. Davies                                Department of Educational Studies
Professor J. Furlong                            Department of Educational Studies
Professor R. Sutherland                         Department of Educational Studies
Mr V. Ellis                                     St Cross College

[1] Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Statute IX, Sects. 10 and 11 (Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 108).

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