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Oxford University Gazette, 16 November 2006: Notices


Language Centre

French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish: 'catch up—brush up' courses in week 9

The Language Centre is offering a series of sixteen-hour intensive courses in French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish in ninth week (4–8 December) for those still on waiting lists and for those who wish to refresh their language skills. Courses will be available for beginners in all languages and at more than one level in French and Spanish subject to sufficient participants enrolling. Details of the times and levels on offer will be given on the Language Centre Web site.

Course fee: £35 students, £45 staff, £60 academic visitors and visiting students, £95 non- members of the University. (Note: for most courses participants will be expected to purchase the textbook currently in use.)

English for academic studies: academic writing—EFl intensive courses in week 0, Hilary Term

This one-week/fifteen-hour intensive course, to be held in noughth week of Hilary Term (8–12 January), is specially designed to enable those with heavy schedules to take the course in academic writing.

The programme is similar to that covered in the Michaelmas Term course. Topics dealt with include: linking ideas, information order, tenses, hedging, the use of personal and impersonal forms. Course fee: £98.

Further details of all courses and activities may be obtained from James Matejtschuk, Assistant Information Officer, the Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT (telephone: Oxford (2)83360, e-mail, Web site:

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Bodley's Librarianship and Directorship of University Library Services

SARAH THOMAS (AB Smith College, MS Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences, PH.D. Johns Hopkins University), Carl A. Kroch University Librarian, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, has been appointed to the post with effect from 19 February 2007.

Dr Thomas will be a professorial fellow of Balliol College.

Professorship of Integrative Systems Biology

BÉLA NOVÁK (MS Technical University of Budapest and Eötvös Lóránd University, PH.D., DR.HABIL. Technical University of Budapest, Candidate Degree, D.SC. Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Professor, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, and Leader of the Molecular Network Dynamics Research Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 April 2007.

Professor Novak will be a fellow of Merton College.

Readership in Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science

ANDREW PRICE (MB, B.CHIR. London), Fellow of Worcester College, has been appointed to a Readership in Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science with effect from 1 December 2007.

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