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Oxford University Gazette, 15 December 2005: University Acts


COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 30 December.

Establishment of a Professorship of Stem Cell Biology

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, after 'E.P. Abraham Professor of Cell Biology' insert:

'Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professorship of Developmental and Stem Cell Biology as Applied to Medicine'.

2 In Sect. iii of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 414, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol.132, p. 1461), insert new § 28 and renumber existing §§ 28–59 as §§ 29–60:

'§ 28. Bass Professorship of Developmental and Stem Cell Biology as Applied to Medicine

1. The benefaction of $4 million from Anne T. and Robert M. Bass, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be used to establish and maintain the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professorship of Developmental and Stem Cell Biology as Applied to Medicine.

2. The University shall retain all of the benefaction as permanent endowment and shall apply the net income towards the salary and expenses of the holder of the Professorship, and associated overheads.

3. The administration of the benefaction, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Medical Sciences Board.

4. The Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professorship of Developmental and Stem Cell Biology as Applied to Medicine shall lecture and give instruction in stem cell biology.

5. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1)the Vice-Chancellor, or if the head of the college specified in paragraph (2) below is the Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the Chair may be allocated by Council from time to time; or if the head is unable to unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of that college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(4, 5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6–9) four persons appointed by the Medical Sciences Board.

6. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the regulations concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same regulations, which are applicable to the Chair.

7. Regulations 1–2 shall be deemed as Trust Regulations under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.

8. Regulations 3–6 may be amended by Council.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, establish a Professorship in the Medical Sciences Division endowed by the benefaction from Anne T. and Robert M. Bass. Responsibility for the benefaction is assigned to the Medical Sciences Board.]

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PLANNING AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Changes in Regulations

The Planning and Resource Allocation General Purposes Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 30 December.

(a) Establishment of a Professorship of Orthopaedic Engineering

1. In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, after 'Professor of Optoelectronic Engineering' insert:

'Professor of Orthopaedic Engineering'.

2. In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 418, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461) insert new § 73 as follows and renumber existing §73–87 as §74–88:

'§ 73. Professor of Orthopaedic Engineering

1. The Professor of Orthopaedic Engineering shall undertake research in and shall lecture and give instruction in that subject and generally promote its study in the University.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in paragraph (2) below is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any regulation in that behalf, or if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in paragraph (2) above;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6)–(8) three persons appointed by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board;

(9–11) three persons appointed by the Medical Sciences Board.

4. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the regulations concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same regulations which are applicable to this chair.

[These changes establish a Professorship in Orthopaedic Engineering jointly held in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division and the Medical Sciences Division. The Professor will teach and undertake research in Orthopaedic Engineering and will be on the establishment of the Department of Engineering Science in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division and in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Medical Sciences Division.]

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(b) Bywater and Sotheby Professorship of Byzantine and Modern Greek

In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 430, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), in § 106 delete regulations 2.(4)–(9) and substitute:

'(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6)–(8) three persons appointed by the Humanities Board;

(9) one person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages.'

[This change, made, on the recommendation of the Humanities Board, amends the composition of the electoral board for the Bywater and Sotheby Professorship of Byzantine and Modern Greek to bring it into line with current practice.]

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(c) Establishment of a Professorship of Integrative Systems Biology

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, after 'Professor of Chemical Biology' insert:

'Professor of Integrative Systems Biology'.

2 In Sect. iii of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 402, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol.132, p.1461) insert new § 29 as follows and renumber existing §§ 29–59 (pp. 402–13) as §§ 30–60:

'§ 29. Professor of Integrative Systems Biology

1. The Professor of Integrative Systems Biology shall undertake research in Integrative Systems Biology and shall lecture and give instruction in that subject.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in paragraph (2) below is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any regulation in that behalf, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in paragraph (2) above;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6), (7) two persons appointed by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board;

(8) one person appointed by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board;

(9) one person appointed by the Medical Sciences Board.

3. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the regulations concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same regulations which are applicable to this chair.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, establish a new Professorship of Integrative Systems Biology. ]

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CONGREGATION 13 December

1 Declaration of approval of unopposed Legislative Proposal

Burtt Davy Research Scholarship

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the Legislative Proposal concerning the Burtt Davy Research Scholarship (pp. 343–4) approved.


2 Declaration of approval of Resolution approving the allocation of space

Congregation approves the allocation for the purposes of the Saïd Business School and Oxford Saïd Business School Limited (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University) of such of the Kennington site acquired from Templeton College as does not remain in the occupation of the college.

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COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the following names have been added to the Register of Congregation:

Baskerville, R., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Bishop, C.M., Department of Materials

De Visscher, E., Oriel

Drautz, R., Department of Materials

Fairweather-Tall, S.J., St Anne's

Grobert, N., Department of Materials

Hirsch, L., Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division

Huber, T.M., St Catherine's

Issever, C., Sub-department of Particle Physics

Lund, M.A.E.J., MA, M.Phil., Wadham

Monoyios, M., Lady Margaret Hall

Mullen, A.W., St Anne's

Renwick, A.J., MA, M.Phil., D.Phil., New College

Speller, S.C., M.Eng., D.Phil., Trinity

Wilkinson, A.J., Department of Materials

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