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Oxford University Gazette, 22 June 2007: University Acts

COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Regulations for the Student Disciplinary Panel: Corrigendum

In Part 5 of Council Regulations 3 of 2006, concerning appeals to the Student Disciplinary Panel (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4768, 3 May 2006, p. 981), the title should have read as follows (amendment underlined):

'Part 5

Appeals made under section 35 (2), 38 (2), or section 42 (5)'.

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GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Changes in Regulations

The General Purposes Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 7 July.

(a) Mustafa Badawi Prize in Modern Arabic Literature

In Part 2 of Council regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 589, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by Decree (1) of 7 December 2000 and the changes published on 14 November 2002, Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 402; Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, p. 404), insert new § 12 as follows, and renumber existing §§ 12–89 (pp. 589–628) as §§ 13–90:

'§ 12. Mustafa Badawi Prize in Modern Arabic Literature

1. The donations from Dr Mustafa Badawi together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the "Mustafa Badawi Prize in Modern Arabic Literature" ;.

2. The University shall retain all of the donations as a permanent endowment and shall apply the net income of the donations towards the object of the Fund, which shall be to award a Prize each year to the candidate who has written the best English essay on some aspect of modern Arabic literature of up to 15,000 words. Candidates for the Prize are free to choose their own subject for treatment. Essays must be typewritten or printed and must not exceed 15,000 words in length (including footnotes, appendices and bibliographies). The essay must show sensitivity to modern Arabic literary texts as well as some originality and skill in critical analysis.

3. The Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies shall be responsible for the administration of the Fund.

4. The Faculty Board shall award the Prize to the candidate who has submitted the best essay. The Faculty Board may decline to award a Prize in any year if no candidate has achieved a suitable standard. The Prize is open to all members of the University who shall not have exceeded twenty-one terms from the date of their matriculation. The Prize may not be awarded twice to the same person.

5. Any unspent income may be carried forward for use in subsequent years.

6. These regulations may be amended by Council provided the object as specified in regulation 2 is kept in view.'

[This change in regulations, made on the recommendation of the Humanities Divisional Board, establishes the Mustafa Badawi Prize in Modern Arabic Literature to be awarded to the candidate who has written the best English essay on some aspect of modern Arabic literature.]


(b) Griffith Institute Editor's Travel Fund

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002 (Statutes, 2000, p. 645, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by the changes published on 14 November 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, p. 404), insert new § 134 as follows and renumber existing §§ 134–7 (pp. 645–7) as 135–8:

'§ 134. Griffith Institute Editor's Travel Fund

1. The anonymous benefaction, which comprises £39,328, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the 'Griffith Institute Editor's Travel Fund' ('the Fund').

2. The University shall retain all of the Fund as permanent endowment and shall apply the net income of the Fund towards the research travel costs of the Editor of the Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Statues, Reliefs and Paintings. Any unspent income which is not re-invested or carried forward for use in subsequent years may be applied at the discretion of the Faculty Board of Oriental Studies in some other way to support the work of the Editor and to further the progress of the Topographical Bibliography.

3. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Faculty Board.

4. These regulations may be amended by Council provided the object as specified in regulation 2 is kept in view.'

[This change in regulations, made on the recommendation of the Humanities Divisional Board, establishes the Griffith Institute Editor's Travel Fund to support the research travel costs of the Editor of the Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Statues, Reliefs and Paintings.]


(c) Schacht Memorial Prize

In Part 2 of Council regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 720, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by Decree (1) of 7 December 2000 and the changes published on 14 November 2002, Gazette, Vol. 131, p 402; Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, p. 404), delete existing regulation 2 in § 315 and substitute:

'2. The prize shall be open to candidates offering either Arabic in the Preliminary Examination in Oriental Studies or Arabic and Islamic Studies in the Honour School of Oriental Studies, who have distinguished themselves in the fields of Islamic religion, law, or history. A prize shall be awarded annually on the recommendation of the moderators and examiners provided that there are candidates of sufficient merit.'

[This change in regulations, made on the recommendation of the Humanities Divisional Board, amends the regulations for the Schacht Memorial Prize to clarify that the prize should be limited to those who have distinguished themselves in the field of 'Islamic Studies' (specifically Islamic religion, law or history), as set out in the original bequest.]


(d) Establishment of the Shaikh Zayed Endowment Fund for Islamic Studies (and the Shaikh Zayed University Lecturership in Islamic Studies)

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002 (Statutes, 2000, p. 723, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by the changes published on 14 November 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, p. 404), insert new § 322 as follows and renumber existing §§ 322–58 (pp. 723–39) as §§ 323–59:

'§ 322. Shaikh Zayed Endowment Fund for Islamic Studies

1. The benefaction from the Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahayan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation which comprises £1,500,000, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be used to establish a fund, to be known as the Shaikh Zayed Endowment Fund for Islamic Studies ('the Fund').

2. The University shall retain all of the Fund as permanent endowment and shall apply the net income of the Fund for the advancement of Islamic Studies within the University.

3. The first charge on the net income of the fund shall be the salary and associated costs of a University Lecturership in Islamic Studies, which shall be known as the Shaikh Zayed Lecturership in Islamic Studies ('the lecturership'). Other charges on the fund shall be the provision, under such arrangements as the Faculty Board may from time to time determine, of support for the advancement of Islamic Studies.

4. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Faculty Board of Oriental Studies.

5. Any income unspent in any year on the first charge as defined in regulation 3 above, whether in consequence of a vacancy in the lecturership or for any other reason, shall, at the discretion of the board of management, either be carried forward for expenditure in subsequent years or be spent in any other way or ways conducive to the advancement within the University of teaching, scholarship, and research in Islamic Studies.

6. These regulations may be amended by Council provided the object as specified in regulation 3 is kept in view.'

[This change in regulations, made on the recommendation of the Humanities Divisional Board, establishes the Shaikh Zayed Endowment Fund for Islamic Studies, to cover the costs of a new University Lecturership in Islamic Studies to be known as the Shaikh Zayed University Lecturership in Islamic Studies.]

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CONGREGATION 20 June

1 Honorary Degrees

The following degrees, honoris causa, approved by Resolution of Congregation, were conferred:

Doctor of Civil Law

JAMES EARL CARTER, BS United States Naval Academy, Former President of the United States of America

BARONESS BRENDA HALE OF RICHMOND, DBE, PC, MA Camb, FBA, Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, Visiting Fellow of Nuffield College

Doctor of Letters

DAME ANTONIA S. BYATT, DBE, BA Camb, FRSL, Writer, Honorary Fellow of Somerville College

SIR CLIVE GRANGER, KT, BA PH.D Nott, Emeritus Professor, University of California at San Diego

Doctor of Science

DR RICHARD A. LERNER, BS Northwestern, MD Stanford, President of the Scripps Research Institute, Lita Annenberg Hazen Professor of Immunochemistry and Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Chair in Chemistry

LORD MAY OF OXFORD, OM, AC, B.SC PH.D Sydney, FRS, Former Head of the Office of Science and Technology and Former President of the Royal Society and Royal Society Research Professor in Zoology, University of Oxford and Imperial College, London, Emeritus Fellow of Merton College

PROFESSOR CHINTAMANI NAGESA RAMACHANDRA RAO, M.SC Banaras, D.SC Mysore, PH.D Purdue, FRS, National Research Professor and Honorary President and Linus Pauling Research Professor of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India

Doctor of Music

MR DANIEL MOSES BARENBOIM, Pianist and Conductor

2 Encaenia

THE PUBLIC ORATOR delivered an introduction, after which THE PROFESSOR OF POETRY delivered the Oration 'in Commemoration of the Benefactors of the University according to the intention of the Right Honourable Nathaniel, Lord Crewe, Bishop of Durham'.

¶ The texts of the speeches made by the Public Orator in presenting the recipients of Honorary Degrees at the Encaenia, and of the Creweian Oration, are published as Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4813.

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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:

Carter, R.C., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Gillen, U.J., Merton

Groom, H., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Kruidenier, E.L.P., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Murphy, M.F.G., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Ralph, J.K.L., Radcliffe Science Library

Rhodes, S., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Ronay, S.A., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Soonawalla, Z.F., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Stibbe, A.C., James Martin Twenty-first Century School

Stiller, C.A., New College

Swinyard, P.W., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

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DIVISIONAL BOARDS

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 7 July, see 'Examinations and Boards' below.

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