University Gazette, 23 June 2006: Notices
Review of the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art
The Humanities Board is undertaking a review of the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art as part of its programme of regular rolling reviews of units under its aegis. The Head of the Humanities Division, Dr R.C.S. Walker, will chair the review committee, the terms of reference of which are:
(i) to review progress in response to the last review, subsequent changes made to the governance of the School, and the identification of any further action required in the light of changed circumstances;
(ii) to review by reference to international standards of excellence the quality of academic activities in the School and the balance between these activities, taking into account in the context of the University's Mission Statement and Corporate Plan, all relevant factors, especially: research, organisational and management structures within the School, including such matters as academic and non-academic staff planning and recruitment; accommodation and future space needs; size and shape of the student body.
The membership of the review committee is:
Dr R.C.S. Walker, Head of the Humanities Division (Chairman)
Professor Sally Shuttleworth, Head-elect of the Humanities Division
Professor Phyllida Barlow, Slade School of Fine Art
Dr Achim Borchardt-Hume, Tate Modern
Ms Fiona Bradley, Fruitmarket Gallery
Professor David Robertson, St Hugh's College
Mr Michael Archer, Head of the Ruskin School
The review committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference. These should be sent to the Secretary to the Review Committee, Dr Peter Gambles, Humanities Division, 34 St Giles', by 30 June.
University Gazette: publication arrangements
The remaining Gazettes of the academic year will be published on 29 June, 13 July, and 27 July. Publication for 2006–7 will begin on 21 September. The usual deadline arrangements will apply.
Nuffield Professorship of Comparative Politics
NANCY BERMEO (BA Mount Holyoke College, PH.D. Yale), Professor, Department of Politics, Princeton University, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 March 2007.
Professor Bermeo will be a fellow of Nuffield College.
Masoumeh and Fereydoon Soudavar Professorship of Persian Studies
EDMUND HERZIG, D.PHIL. (MA Cambridge), Senior Lecturer in Persian Studies, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Manchester, and Associate Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 2006.
Dr Herzig will be a fellow of Wadham College.
Conferments of the Title of Visiting Professor
The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the following titles of Visiting Professor for the periods stated.
Visiting Professor in Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology: K.W. SPITZER (BA, MS, Virginia, PH.D. New York), currently Professor of Physiology, University of Utah, for three years in the first instance from 1 July 2006.
Visiting Professor in Clinical Geratology: G.K. WILCOCK, BM, B.CH., DM (B.SC. London), currently Vice-President of the Research Institute for the Care of the Elderly, Bath, for three years in the first instance from 1 July 2006.
Visiting Professor in Clinical Neuroscience: D.W. CHOI (PH.D., MD Harvard), currently Executive Vice-President, Neurosciences, Merck Research Laboratories, Pennsylvania, for three years in the first instance from 1 July 2006.
Visiting Professor in Immunology: B.D. WALKER (BA Colorado, MD, Case Western Reserve), currently Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, for three years in the first instance from 1 July 2006.
Visiting Professor in Mammalian Genetics: J. PETERS (B.SC. Leeds, PH.D. London), currently Programme Leader in the Mammalian Genetics Unit at Harwell, for three years in the first instance from 1 July 2006.
Reconferments of the Title of Visiting Professor
The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board has reconferred the following titles of Visiting Professor for the periods stated.
Visiting Professor in Engineering Science: PROFESSOR STEPHAN JEFFERIS (MA Cambridge, M.SC., PH.D. London), for two years from 1 July 2006.
Visiting Professor in Information Engineering: PROFESSOR SIR JOHN TAYLOR, FRS, F.R.ENG., for three years from 1 July 2006.
Visiting Professor in Physics: PROFESSOR JOCELYN BELL BURNELL (B.SC. Glasgow, PH.D. Cambridge), for three years from 1 January 2007.
Readership in Applied Mathematics
DR THOMAS WITELSKI (B.SC. Cooper Union School of Engineering, USA, PH.D. California Institute of Technology), Fellow-elect of St Catherine's College, has been appointed to a Readership in Applied Mathematics, from 1 August 2007 until the retiring age.
COMPOSITION OF ELECTORAL BOARDS
Bodley's Librarian and Director of University Library ServicesUnder the provisions of Council Regulations 44 of 2002, cl. 2.3, the following electoral board has been approved by the Curators of the University Libraries.
Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor ex officio The Master of Balliol ex officio Professor W. Dutton Balliol College Professor E.G. McKendrick Curators of the University Libraries Dr J.C. Walworth Curators of the University Libraries Ms N.M. Cline Curators of the University Libraries Mr P.K. Fox Curators of the University Libraries Dr J.M. Palmer Curators of the University Libraries The Principal of Linacre Curators of the University Libraries Mr B.R. Ward-Perkins Humanities Board Professor K. Burnett Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board Dr K.A. Fleming Medical Sciences Board Dr M.J. Spence Social Sciences Board
Michael Davys Professorship of Neuroscience
Appointed by The Principal of Somerville Mr Vice-Chancellor  The Principal of St Hilda's ex officio The Warden of Merton ex officio Dr K. Fleming Council Professor T.W. Robbins Council Professor O. Braddick Medical Sciences Board Professor J.N.P. Rawlins Medical Sciences Board Professor P. Harrison Medical Sciences Board Professor M. Owen Medical Sciences Board Dr S. Blackshaw St Hilda's College Professor G. Goodwin Merton College
Note: this replaces the corresponding notice published in the Gazette of 8 June, p. 1203.  Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Sects. 10 and 11 of Statute IX (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, Vol. 133, p. 108).