Oxford University Gazette, 23 September 2004: Notices

Notices

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GENERAL NOTICES

SOCIAL SCIENCE LIBRARY

The new Social Science Library, on the ground floor of the new Manor Road Building, will be open from 9 a.m. on Friday, 1 October. The library is an amalgamation of the former Economics, Politics, IR and Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies libraries.

The library's opening hours during term (from 2 October) will be: Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–10 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

For more details see http://www.ssl.ox.ac.uk.

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CAREERS SERVICE

Careers Advice Service for Contract Research Staff

This service, provided by the University Careers Service at 56 Banbury Road, aims to encourage and enable academic-related research staff, employed directly by the University on fixed-term contracts (contract research staff), to make and implement well-informed decisions about their careers by:

* providing impartial, professional, careers advice

* supporting them in recognising and developing the attributes necessary for successful career development

* enabling them to appreciate and explore the range of opportunities available

* assisting them to clarify their values, interests, abilities and skills and to relate these to possible career options

* providing access to a wide variety of careers information and resources to facilitate the formulation and implementation of career plans The service operates flexibly in an attempt to cater for individual personal needs, whether researchers are:

* generally uncertain about the career options open to them

* considering reviewing or changing their career direction

* thinking about finding a new job in academia, commerce, industry, the public sector, or becoming self-employed, etc.

* requiring practical advice on curriculum vitae design, job search or interview/selection techniques

Following registration with the Service (which is free) individual researchers have access to confidential, one-to-one meetings with a careers adviser to help clarify personal and career objectives and to identify the main career options open to them. They may also drop-in to see the Duty Adviser at the Careers Service to help resolve brief queries and make use of the wide range of careers resources in the well resourced Information Room, including the Prospects Planner computerised careers guidance system. Psychometric ability testing and personality type profiling for career development purposes (using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) can also be arranged on an ad hoc basis. In addition, two one-day career development workshops, designed specifically for contract research staff who are looking to review their career options or to brush up on their job search and interview skills, are run at various times throughout the year, and researchers also have access to activities in the student `What's On' term programme of careers talks, short skills sessions and other events.

Full details of the service (including how to register and book confidential career discussions) can be found on www.careers.ox.ac.uk. To reserve a place on any of the career development workshops or seminars/briefings below (which are run in conjunction with the Institute for the Advancement of University Learning, IAUL), telephone or e-mail, the IAUL (telephone: Oxford (2)86808, e-mail: services@learning.ox.ac.uk).

Career Development Workshops

The following workshops, provided as part of the Careers Advice Service for Contract Research Staff, supplement the individual careers guidance and information provisions available.

1. Career Review and Planning for Contract Research Staff

This workshop has been designed specifically for academic-related contract research staff employed by the University. It is particularly suitable for researchers, at any stage in their career, who are starting to consider what their future options might be. It will provide participants with the opportunity to step back and reflect on their careers in the context of their personal experience and factors in the academic research and wider employment environment. Through a combination of short individual exercises and small (informal) group discussions participants will be encouraged to explore the key aspects of effective career decision making. This will include reviewing motivations and transferable skills and considering factors affecting job mobility. By the end of the day each participant should be in a position to further their career objectives by beginning development of a realistic personal career plan. Previous participants have often built on this workshop by using one- to-one career discussions to develop and focus their ideas and to access further resources regarding particular career options.

There will usually also be the opportunity to explore the wide range of careers resources available for use by contract research staff at the Careers Service.

Tuesday, 28 September 2004, 9.15 a.m.–4 p.m. (Vacation)

Wednesday, 8 December 2004, 9.15 a.m.–4 p.m. (MT week 9)

Wednesday, 26 January 2005, 9.15 a.m.–4 p.m. (HT week 2)

Friday, 4 March 2005, 9.15 a.m.–4 p.m. (HT week 7)

Friday, 6 May 2005, 9.15 a.m.–4 p.m. (TT week 2)

Thursday, 30 June 2005, 9.15 a.m.–4 p.m. (Vacation)

2. Job Search and Interview Skills for Contract Research Staff

This workshop has been designed specifically for academic-related contract research staff employed by the University and is particularly suitable for those who are considering, or seeking, alternative employment and wish to brush up on the practicalities involved. While more emphasis is given to finding employment outside academic research, those intending to apply for posts in academia may also find the programme useful.

An interactive day, it will explore the skills and techniques used in searching for jobs effectively, finding sources of job information, utilising networking techniques, writing appropriate curricula vitae and covering letters. Emphasis will be given to understanding the processes which UK employers are increasingly using to select staff and the importance of tailoring applications and approaches accordingly. Participants will also explore the skills and attributes required for effective performance at interview: preparation, self-presentation and how to deal with typical interview questions, etc. Where possible, supportive practice in applying interview techniques will normally form part of the day and there will usually be the opportunity to explore the wide range of careers resources available for use by contract research staff at the Careers Service. Previous participants have often built on this workshop by using one-to-one career discussions, to review intended applications and to practice for interviews.

Tuesday, 5 October 2004, 9.15 a.m.–4.45 p.m. (MT week 0)

Wednesday, 15 December 2004, 9.15 a.m.–4.45 p.m. (Vacation)

Friday, 11 February 2005, 9.15 a.m.–4.45 p.m. (HT week 4)

Tuesday, 19 April 2005, 9.15 a.m.–4.45 p.m. (TT week 0)

Friday, 20 May 2005, 9.15 a.m.–4.45 p.m. (TT week 4)

Thursday, 7 July 2005, 9.15 a.m.–4.45 p.m. (Vacation)

Note: the content of the above workshops may be varied in the light of feedback and other workshops may be added in due course.

3. Induction Seminars for New Contract Researchers

This seminar for researchers, in their first year or so of employment with the University, will provide an introduction to the career and professional development opportunities available for contract research staff at the University. It will also give an overview of the developing national and local context of research work and clarify contractual issues related to being a contract researcher, including the Fixed Term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002 and the University's expiry of fixed term contracts procedures. Staff from Oxford University Careers Service and the Institute for the Advancement of University Learning will facilitate the session and it is hoped that it will assist researchers in considering and planning, from an early stage in their careers, what professional and career development resources they might wish to access. The seminar will be held on the following dates (venues will vary):

Monday, 4 October 2004, 12.30–2 p.m. (MT week 0)

Thursday, 14 October 2004, 3.30–5 p.m. (MT week 1)

Friday, 21 January 2005, 12.30–2 p.m. (HT week 1)

Tuesday, 25 January 2005, 3.30–5 p.m. (HT week 2)

Friday, 13 May 2005, 12.30–2 p.m. (TT week 3)

Monday, 23 May 2005, 3.30–5 p.m. (TT week 5)

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY COMPUTING SERVICES

Address: 13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN
Telephone: Oxford 273200
Web site: http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk
Opening hours: Monday--Friday, 8.30 a.m.–8.30 p.m.

Academic Computing Development Team

The Academic Computing Development Team (ACDT) works collaboratively with individuals or groups of academics to develop technology-based teaching and/or research resources. The ACDT holds a twice yearly proposal process to choose the projects it will take on for development, and the next call will be in November 2004. See the Web site for information on previous projects, and how to apply once the call is announced: http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/acdt/

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Courses

OUCS offers an extensive programme of practical IT courses, covering introductory and specialised uses of computers, common operating systems, and popular application software. Full details of the OUCS IT Learning and Training programme can be found at www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/courses/ where it is also possible to book online. A printed copy of all the training courses can be obtained by e-mailing courses@oucs.ox.ac.uk. Details and bookings are available online at www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/courses/.

For details of the IT Learning Programme, see below.

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Digital Projects in Oxford

Digital Projects in Oxford is a series of informal lunchtime talks which present information about electronic projects at the University of Oxford. The series is organized by the Learning Technologies Group. Lecture Room 1, OUCS, Wednesdays, 1–1.45 p.m., weeks 1–8. Further details can be found at: http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ltg/events/.

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European Computer Driving Licence

The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) establishes standards for everyone who uses a computer in either a professional or personal capacity. It is a qualification that verifies a person's competence, declares their computer skills and makes them readily mobile within business and across the European Union. OUCS courses have been updated to reflect the newly revised ECDL syllabus providing traditional training opportunities which require individual booking. An intensive course is available in week 10. Drop-in training sessions run during Michaelmas Term on Tuesdays from 12 October to 30 November between 9.30 a.m. and 1 p.m., and on Wednesday evenings from 13 October to 1 December between 5.30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Personal assistance is available during this time for any queries with the ECDL. No booking is required. For further information about the ECDL at OUCS contact Ian Miller at OUCS on (2)83435, or e-mail ecdl@oucs.ox.ac.uk.

ECDL Advanced

Four individual modules are now available covering Word-Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases, and presentations. These modules explore the richness and complexities of the various packages and examines their use within complex documents. OUCS runs regular training days or candidates can attend the relevant OUCS courses prior to taking the tests. Specific training days are taking place during Michaelmas on 3 December for Databases, and on 10 December for Presentations. Contact Ian Miller at OUCS on (2)83435, or e-mail ecdl@oucs.ox.ac.uk for more details.

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Help Centre

The Computing Services Help Centre is open between 8.30 a.m. and 8.30 p.m. It provides a variety of specialist equipment (scanners, zip drives) as well as access to terminals for e-mails, Web browsing, and use of specialist or standard software. Advisors are on hand between 8.30 a.m. and 8.30 p.m., Monday–Friday to answer queries, and hardware support can be sought through a booking system. See www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/help/. E-mail: help@oucs.ox.ac.uk; telephone: (2)73200.

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HFS: Hierarchical File Server

The HFS is centrally funded service providing backup and archive services to senior members, post- graduates and staff. To protect your data on the HFS, you can register on-line, then install and configure the software on your computer. See www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/hfs/.

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IT Support Staff seminars

A series of seminars organised by the ITS3 section at OUCS, the themes are predominantly aimed at IT Support Staff but all are welcome to attend. Thursdays, Lecture Room 2, weeks 1--8. See http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/its3/ for details.

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NSMS: Network Systems Management Services

NSMS provides a variety of chargeable IT support services to the University and its associated institutions. It can manage file servers, workstations, anti-virus software installations, holiday cover for support staff, web services, and web based conference registration. See www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/nsms/.

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Personal Computer Maintenance Service

We offer a very competitively priced maintenance service for PC and Macintosh personal computers, as well as their printers and other peripherals. It is available to University Institutions, Colleges and to University members on a personal basis for their privately owned equipment, including a discount for students. Full details can be found at www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/maintenance/.

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Printing facilities

OUCS operates a colour printing service from a wide range of PC and MAC applications onto laserprinters or a large format inkjet printer, from A4 to A0 paper sizes. The poster printing service is the most popular, with choices of heavy-coated or glossy paper for the largest print. Prices start at only £21 for an A0 poster. To find out more see www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/printing/.

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Security

Oxford University Computer Emergency Response Team (OxCERT) responds to break-ins, system compromises and network abuse. Available 9 a.m.--5 p.m., Monday--Friday; other times on a best efforts basis. E-mail: oxcert@ox.ac.uk; voicemail: (2)82222; Web: www.ox.ac.uk/it/compsecurity/oxcert/.

Note: OxCERT does not handle virus-related problems unless they have a major impact on e-mail servers or the network infrastructure. (Virus incidents and assistance—see www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/viruses/.)

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Shop

The Computing Services Shop provides a counter service for the sale and distribution of computer hardware, software, consumables, and stationery. All current members of the University are entitled to use the Shop; however, sales of software are restricted to full members. The Shop is just inside the main entrance to OUCS. Opening hours are 9 .m.–4.45 p.m., Monday–Friday (except Thursdays, 9.30 a.m.–4.45 p.m. Telephone: (2)73200; fax: (2)83401; Web: www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/shop; e-mail: shop@oucs.ox.ac.uk.

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Working lunch

Working Lunch is designed for academics to get together and examine various aspects of teaching including such things as using a Virtual Learning Environment, Introduction to HTML, and posting course notes on the Web. This term, the series focuses first on building Web sites and then Online Learning and Teaching. Working lunch runs in weeks 2–9 on Tuesdays, 12.30–1.30 p.m., in Lecture Room 1 at OUCS.

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IT Learning Programme

We have updated and restructured the courses in our IT Learning Programme. From Michaelmas 2004 we are introducing a new modular system. Full details on all modules can be found at http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/courses/, where it is also possible to book online. Any queries regarding the IT Learning Programme can be addressed to: courses@oucs.ox.ac.uk.

MODULES WITH ONE-HOUR SESSIONS AT LUNCHTIME

E-mail

E-mail Level 2: Lists and Newsgroups. Monday, 25 October, 12.30 p.m.

E-mail Level 2: Security. Monday, 1 November, 12.30 p.m.

E-mail Level 2: Preventing Viruses. Monday, 8 November, 12.30 p.m.

E-mail Level 2: Filtering. Monday, 15 November, 12.30 p.m.

E-mail Level 2: Webmail. Monday, 22 November, 12.30 p.m.

E-mail Level 2: Outlook. Monday, 29 November, 12.30 p.m.


Working with Word

Word Level 2: Tables, Tabs and Indents. Monday, 18 October, 12.30 p.m.

Word Level 3: Styles and Tables of Contents. Monday, 25 October, 12.30 p.m.

Word Level 3: Mail Merge. Monday, 1 November, 12.30 p.m.


Publishing for Print

Publishing Level 2: Looking Good in Print. Monday, 8 November, 12.30 p.m.

Publishing Level 2: PDF with Acrobat. Monday, 15 November, 12.30 p.m.

Publishing Level 2: Graphics for Print. Monday, 22 November, 12.30 p.m.

Publishing Level 2: From Design to Production. Monday, 29 November, 12.30 p.m.


Programming Made Easy

Programming Level 2: Basic Structures. Wednesday, 27 October, 12.30 p.m.

Programming Level 2: Concepts and Terminology. Wednesday, 3 November, 12.30 p.m.

Programming Level 2: What Programs Do. Wednesday, 10 November, 12.30 p.m.


Linux

Linux Level 2: An Introduction. Thursday, 21 October, 12.30 p.m.

Linux Level 2: Web and E-mail. Thursday, 28 October, 12.30 p.m.

Linux Level 2: Office Software. Thursday, 4 November, 12.30 p.m.

Further Linux Level 3: Command Line. Thursday, 11 November, 12.30 p.m.

Further Linux Level 3: Text Editors. Thursday, 18 November, 12.30 p.m.

Further Linux Level 3: Shell Scripting. Thursday, 25 November, 12.30 p.m.


Electronic Awareness Sessions

Introduction to OxLIP. Thursday, 14 October, 12.30 p.m.

A Gateway to Library Riches: Searching Online Catalogues. Thursday, 21 October, 12.30 p.m.

Databases for Research into Education. Thursday, 28 October, 12.30 p.m.

A Tour of OxLIP Science Resources. Thursday, 4 November, 12.30 p.m.

Electonic Resources in Teaching and Learning. Thursday, 11 November, 12.30 p.m.

Introduction to the Web of Knowledge. Thursday, 18 November, 12.30 p.m.

A Tour of OxLIP Social Science Resources. Thursday, 25 November,12.30 p.m.

Electronic Journals: an Introduction to Oxford's Collections. Thursday, 2 December, 12.30 p.m.

Keeping up-to-date with Literature. Thursday, 9 December, 12.30 p.m.


Working Lunch Series for Tutors and Lecturers

Teaching and/with the Web. Tuesday, 19 October, 12.30 p.m.

Web site Building Blocks I: HTML. Tuesday, 26 October, 12.30 p.m.

Web site Building Blocks II: Dreamweaver. Tuesday, 2 November, 12.30 p.m.

Creating and Using Digital Images. Tuesday, 9 November, 12.30 p.m.

Web Site Accessibility and Good Design. Tuesday, 16 November, 12.30 p.m.

Research Resources. Tuesday, 23 November, 12.30 p.m.

The Web and Plagiarism. Tuesday, 30 November, 12.30 p.m.

Collaborative Learning and Teaching. Tuesday, 7 December, 12.30 p.m.


MODULES WITH ONE-HOUR SESSIONS

Welcome to IT

Click IT: Entry Level. Tuesday, 9 November, 3.30 p.m.; Tuesday, 23 November, 2.30 p.m.


Weblearn

Introduction to WebLearn. Thursday, 30 September, 2 p.m.

Developing your Site in WebLearn. Tuesday, 2 November, 9.15 a.m.; Tuesday, 14 December, 2 p.m.


MODULES WITH THREE-HOUR SESSIONS

Note: the figure in round brackets shows the number of sessions of the module.

Operating Systems

Apple Mac Level 2: An Introduction (1). Wednesday, 27 October, 9.15 a.m.

Apple Mac Level 3: Further Use (1). Wednesday, 10 November, 9.15 a.m.

Linux Level 4: Installing Linux (2). Tuesday, 26 and Wednesday, 27 October, 5.30 p.m.

Windows, File Management and Tools Level 1: Fundamentals (1). Wednesday, 13 October, 9.15 a.m.; Thursday, 21 October, 9.15 a.m.


Web Technologies

Web and E-mail Level 1: Fundamentals (1). Thursday, 14 October, 9.15 a.m.; Wednesday, 17 November, 2 p.m.

Web Publishing Level 2: Introduction to HTML (1). Monday, 18 October, 2 p.m.; Thursday, 28 October, 2 p.m.

Web Publishing Level 2: Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets (1). Tuesday, 19 October, 2 p.m.; Thursday, 4 November, 2 p.m.

Web Publishing Level 2: Using Images on a Web Page (1). Monday, 25 October, 2 p.m.; Thursday, 11 November, 2 p.m.

Web Publishing Level 3: Advanced Cascading Style Sheets (1). Thursday, 18 November, 2 p.m.

Web Publishing Level 3: Building a Web site (1). Thursday, 25 November, 2 p.m.

Web Publishing Level 3: Accessibility in Web Design (1). Thursday, 2 December, 2 p.m.

Web Publishing Level 2: Web Authoring Tools (1). Tuesday, 26 October, 2 p.m.

FrontPage Level 2: An Introduction (1).Monday, 1 November, 9.15 a.m.

FrontPage Level 2: Site Content and Management (1). Monday, 8 November, 9.15 a.m.

Dreamweaver Level 3: An Introduction (1). Thursday, 4 November, 2 p.m.; Monday, 15 November, 2 p.m.

Dreamweaver Level 3: Layout and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) (1). Thursday, 11 November, 2 p.m.; Monday, 22 November, 2 p.m.

Dreamweaver Level 3: Site and Content Management (1). Thursday, 18 November, 2 p.m.; Monday, 29 November, 2 p.m.

JavaScript Level 3: Learning JavaScript.(2). Wednesday, 24 November and 1 December, 9.15 a.m.

Web Publishing Level 4: Creating Interactive Web Pages (3). Mondays, 15-29 November, 9.15 a.m.


Databases

Access Level 1: Fundamentals (1). Tuesday, 19 October, 9.15 a.m.; Wednesday, 3 November, 9.15 a.m.

Access Level 2: Database Structure (1). Thursday, 4 November, 9.15 a.m.; Monday, 8 November, 9.15 a.m.

Access Level 2: Introduction to Queries, Forms and Reports (1). Thursday, 11 November, 9.15 a.m.; Monday, 15 November, 9.15 a.m.

Access Level 3: Designing Forms and Reports (1). Thursday, 18 November, 9.15 a.m.; Monday, 22 November, 9.15 a.m.

Access Level 3: Analysing Data (1). Thursday, 25 November, 9.15 a.m.; Monday, 29 November, 9.15 a.m.

Database Level 3: Relational Database Theory (1). Wednesday, 27 October, 9.15 a.m.


Bibliographic Databases

Bibliographic Level 1: Creating Bibliographic Databases with Endnote (1). Thursday, 28 October, 2 p.m.; Tuesday, 2 November, 2 p.m.; Tuesday, 30 November, 2 p.m.

Bibliographies Level 2: Styles and Citation Formats (1). Tuesday, 9 November, 2 p.m.; Thursday, 2 December, 2 p.m.


Managing Numerical Data

Excel Level 1: Fundamentals (1). Wednesday, 20 October, 9.15 a.m.; Wednesday, 27 October, 2 p.m.

Excel Level 2: Charts, Functions and Pivot Tables (2). Wednesday, 10 and 17 November, 9.15 a.m.; Friday, 29 October and 5 November, 9.15 a.m.

Excel Level 3: Advanced Procedures (2). Tuesday, 23 and 30 November, 9.15 a.m.

Matlab Level 3: Learning Matlab (6). Friday, 29 Oct-3 December, 5 p.m.

SPSS for Windows Level 3: An Introduction (2). Dates to be arranged.


Programming

Programming Analysis and Design Level 3: An Introduction (1). Monday, 11 October, 2 p.m.; Thursday, 21 October, 9.15 a.m.

C Programming Level 4: Learning C (6). Monday, 25 October–29 November, 2 p.m.

Perl Programming Level 4: Learning Perl (6). Monday, 25 October–29 November, 9.15 a.m.

Java Programming Level 4: Learning Java (6). Thursdays, 28 October–2 December, 9.15 a.m.


Word-processing

Word Level 1: Fundamentals (1). Wednesday, 20 October, 2 p.m.; Tuesday, 2 November, 2 p.m.

Word Level 3: Thesis, Reports and Long Documents (2). Mondays, 25 October and 1 November, 9.15 a.m.; Tuesdays, 9 and 16 November, 2 p.m.


Digital Presentations, Imaging and Print Technologies

Powerpoint Level 1: Fundamentals (1). Wednesday, 27 October, 2 p.m.; Monday, 8 November, 2 p.m.

Powerpoint Level 2: Tools and Templates (1). Thursday, 28 October, 9.15 a.m.; Thursday, 25 November, 2 p.m.

Powerpoint Level 3: Animation and Design (1). Thursday, 2 December, 9.15 a.m.

InDesign Level 2: An Introduction (1). Wednesday, 24 November, 2 p.m.

LaTeX Level 3: Document Preparation (1). Tuesday, 16 November, 9.15 a.m.

Digital Video Level 2: An Introduction (1). Wednesday, 27 October, 2 p.m.; Wednesday, 3 November, 2 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 November, 2 p.m.

Photoshop Level 2: An Introduction (2). Mondays, 18 and 25 October, 2 p.m.; Tuesdays, 26 October and 2 November, 9.15 a.m.

Photoshop Level 3: Images for Documents and the Web (1). Wednesday, 10 November, 9.15 a.m.

Photoshop Level 3: Creating Montages (1). Wednesday, 17 November, 9.15 a.m.

Photoshop Level 3: Creating Original Artwork (1). Wednesday, 24 November, 9.15 a.m.

Illustrator Level 3: An Introduction (2). Wednesday, 10 and 17 November, 2 p.m.


European Computing Driving Licence (ECDL)

ECDL Drop-in Sessions. Tuesday, 12 October–30 November, 9.30 a.m.; Wednesday, 13 October–1 December, 5.30 p.m.

ECDL: Intensive. Monday, 13 December–Friday, 17 December, 9.30 a.m.

ECDL: Advanced—Databases. Friday, 3 December, 9.30 a.m.

ECDL: Advanced—Presentations. Friday, 10 December, 9.30 a.m.

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APPOINTMENTS

BODEN PROFESSORSHIP OF SANSKRIT

CHRISTOPHER Z. MINKOWSKI (AB, PH.D. Harvard), Professor of Asian Studies and Classics, Cornell University, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 July 2005.

Professor Minkowski will be a fellow of Balliol College.

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PROFESSORSHIP OF CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE

NICHOLAS BARRIE LA THANGUE (B.SC. Birmingham, M.SC. Reading, PH.D. London), Cathcart Chair of Biochemistry, University of Glasgow, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 April 2005.

Professor La Thangue will be a fellow of Linacre College.

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VISITING PROFESSORSHIP OF e-DEMOCRACY

STEPHEN COLEMAN (BA, PH.D. London) has been reappointed to the Visiting Professorship with effect from 1 October 2004 for a further period of fifteen months.

Professor Coleman is a fellow of Jesus College.

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CONFERMENT OF THE TITLE OF VISITING PROFESSOR

The Humanities Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Philosophy on PROFESSOR ROBERT M. ADAMS, Clark Professor Emeritus of Moral Philosophy and Metaphysics, Yale University, for a period of three years from 1 October 2004.

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RECONFERMENTS OF THE TITLE OF VISITING PROFESSOR

The Life and Environmental Sciences Board has approved the reconferral of the title of Visiting Professor in Biology on SIR BRIAN FOLLETT, FRS, for a period of three years from 1 August 2004.

The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor in Materials upon PROFESSOR JOHN V. WOOD, Chief Executive of CCLRC, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, for a period of five years from 1 October 2004.

The Life and Environmental Sciences Board has approved the reconferral of the title of Visiting Professor in Plant Pathology on DR IAN CRUTE (PH.D.), Director of Rothamsted Research, for a period of five years from 21 January 2005.

The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor in the Principles of Engineering Design upon R.J. BREWER, Manager, Analog Devices UK Design Centre, Newbury, for a period of five years from 1 December 2004.

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DEPARTMENT OF POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

The Social Sciences Board has appointed PROFESSOR S.N. MACFARLANE, Fellow of St Anne's College and Lester B. Pearson Professor of International Relations, to the headship of the department for three years from 1 October 2005.

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DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board has conferred the Headship of the Department of Statistics upon PROFESSOR C.J.H. MCDIARMID, MA, M.SC., D.PHIL., Fellow of Corpus Christi College and University Lecturer in Operations Research, for a period of three years from 1 September 2005.

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ELECTORAL BOARD

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

NUFFIELD PROFESSORSHIP OF COMPARATIVE POLITICS


                                                 Appointed by

The Provost of Worcester                         Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Warden of Nuffield                           ex officio
Professor E. Meehan                              Council
Professor D. King                                Council
Professor V. Shue                                Social Sciences Board
Professor G. Evans                               Department of Politics and International
                                                 Relations
Professor W.L. Miller                            Department of Politics and International
                                                 Relations
Professor C. Hood                                Department of Politics and International
                                                 Relations
Professor M. Philp                               Department of Politics and International
                                                 Relations
Mr L.A. Whitehead                                Nuffield College
[1] Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Sects. 10 and 11 of Stat. IX (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, Vol. 133, p. 108).

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