University Gazette, 12 March 2009: Notices
Curators of the Sheldonian Theatre
Closure of the Theatre in 2010
The Sheldonian Theatre will be closed for essential maintenance and building improvement work from Sunday, 27 June 2010 until Friday, 26 November 2010 inclusive.
This work will include replacing the main lighting scheme and installing a modern public address system.
The Theatre will reopen with the degree ceremonies to be held on Saturday, 27 November 2010.
The Curators much regret any consequential inconvenience and disappointment but hope that members both of the University and of the wider Oxford public will consider that the present refurbishment, of which this work will constitute the final stages, will leave the Theatre in a better state than it has been in within living memory.
Changes to online funding opportunities database
The University upgraded to a new, more sophisticated version of ResearchResearch.com, the online funding opportunities database, on 9 March. Changes include a more contemporary and user-friendly interface with improved speed and search functionality; the ability to set-up e-mail alerts based on saved search criteria, and workgroups: homepages where tailored search criteria and lists of selected funding opportunities can be saved for different groups, such as divisions, departments, or research groups/themes. Users can browse and save funding opportunities of interest or subscribe to personal or workgroup e-mail alerts. This service is open to all members of the University.
Further information about this new service, and details of training sessions, can be found at www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/oxonly/findfunding/.
Regulations for the Activities and Conduct of Student Members
The Rules Committee has conducted the annual review of its Regulations and decided to introduce a number of changes to the current Regulations. In particular, the provisions relating to clubs, societies and publications are being amended so that non-sports clubs can increase the number of Oxford Brookes students who may participate as full members (section 1.9(1)(m)); and new provisions are being introduced relating to overseas activities carried out by registered clubs, societies and other organisations (sections 4.2 and 4.3).
RULES COMMITTEE REGULATIONS 1 OF 2009
In accordance with Statute XI (Part A, section 4) and Council Regulations 42 of 2002, the Rules Committee has agreed that the following regulations shall be in force for the year beginning on 1 October 2009.
Clubs, Societies, and Publications
1.1. Student members of the University who form a club or society, or an organisation for whatever purpose (including one for the publication of a journal, newspaper, or magazine, whether in hard copy or electronic format), and who wish to use the name and/or Arms of the University in its title or the word `Oxford' in the title of a journal, newspaper, or magazine, shall:
(1) register with the Proctors;1.2. The Vice-Chancellor will not consider applications for consent until the club, society, or organisation has been registered with the Proctors for two consecutive terms, and consent may be withdrawn as he or she thinks fit. Any consent granted by the Vice-Chancellor shall be withheld or withdrawn if the registration of the club, society, or organisation concerned lapses or is withdrawn or withheld by the Proctors.
1.3. A club, society, or organisation which does not wish to use the name of the University in its title may also register with the Proctors if it conforms with regulations 1.9–1.11 below.
1.4. The Proctors may not unreasonably withhold or withdraw registration.
(1) Failure to comply with these regulations may result in the club, society, or organisation being deregistered and/or fined an amount not exceeding £500 by the Proctors.
1.6. No member of the governing committee of a club, society, or organisation shall in organising an event or function, or otherwise, encourage or incite a breach of Statute XI or any regulation made under it.
(1) Each club, society, or organisation which registers with the Proctors shall be designated, as the Proctors see fit, to be:1.8. Each club, society or organisation which registers with the Proctors shall be entitled to apply to Oxford University Computing Services (`OUCS') to use Information Technology (`IT') facilities (e.g. e-mail and Web publication) in the name of the club, society or organisation. Where relevant facilities are allocated by OUCS it shall be the responsibility of the club, society or organisation concerned to:
(1) designate not more than one person entitled to a university e-mail account (as defined by OUCS rules) to act as its IT Officer, whose duties shall include liaising with OUCS about the use of facilities allocated and passing on to his or her successor in office all records (in whatever format held) relating to the use of the facilities allocated;
(1) Each non-sports club which registers with the Proctors shall:
(1) Each sports club which registers with the Proctors shall:
(1) a publication which registers with the Proctors shall:
Defacement of Property and Unauthorised Advertisements
2.1. No student member shall intentionally or recklessly and without lawful authority, within six miles of Carfax:
(1) deface any building, wall, fence, or other structure by inscribing on it any writing or posting on or attaching to it any bill;
Behaviour after Examinations
3.1. Student members must familiarise themselves with the Proctors' guidance on Statute XI published on the Proctors' Office Web site.
(1) No student member, other than a candidate presenting himself or herself for examination, shall, at any time between the hours of 12.15 and 1 p.m. or 5.15 and 6 p.m., or between fifteen minutes before and thirty minutes after the scheduled time for the completion of a Public Examination of the University for ten or more candidates, in the company of one or more other persons either:
(1) No student member shall, in any place or thoroughfare to which members of the general public have access within six miles of Carfax, throw, pour, spray, apply, or use any thing or substance in a way which is intended, or is likely, (a) to cause injury to any person, or (b) to cause damage to, or defacement or destruction of, any property, or (c) to cause litter.
(1) No student member shall participate in any sports tours which involve overseas travel during Full Term or the Thursday and Friday immediately preceding Full Term without the prior permission of:
4.2 No student member shall organise any activity overseas on behalf of any club, society or other organisation registered with the Proctors, whether during term-time or vacation, without applying to the Proctors for permission before any firm commitments are entered into and in any case not less than one calendar month in advance of the proposed date of departure from the United Kingdom. The application for the Proctors' permission must be accompanied by details of the plans for the activity concerned, including finances. When considering applications the Proctors may take advice as appropriate from the Area Safety Officer (Sport), the Director of Sport, the University Marshal, and committees of the Conference of Colleges.
4.3. Each student member participating in such activities overseas for which permission has been given by the Proctors in accordance with section 4.2 above shall observe any conditions imposed by the Proctors, e.g. relating to the deposit of contact addresses, fulfilment of health, safety, and insurance requirements, and stipulation of coaches, trainers, or Senior Members to accompany the trip.
Rowing on the River
5.1. No student member (other than a student member currently in residence at All Souls College, Green Templeton College, Kellogg College, Linacre College, Nuffield College, St Antony's College, St Cross College, or Wolfson College) shall participate in rowing on the river except in a single scull between the hours of 8.30 a.m. and 1 p.m. from Monday to Friday inclusive during Full Term without the prior permission of the Proctors.
5.2. No student member shall knowingly breach any regulation or instruction made by or on the authority of the Director of Sport or the Area Safety Officer (Sport), by Oxford University Rowing Clubs with the consent of the Proctors, or by a responsible external body such as the Environment Agency or Amateur Rowing Association, relating to safety on the river.
5.3. the organisers of any rowing competition for any college, society, Permanent Private Hall, or other designated institution (or between a number of such foundations) which is to be held within six miles of Carfax shall submit to the Proctors not less than twenty-one days before the date of the proposed competition an Event Plan and Risk Assessment, together with documentary evidence of appropriate insurance cover, and shall observe such conditions relating to the running of the competition as may be specified by the Proctors (who shall take advice from the University Marshal and the Area Safety Officer (Sport)).
Professorship of Economics
PAUL BEAUDRY, BA Laval, MA British Columbia, PH.D Princeton, Professor and Canada Research Chair, University of British Columbia, Fellow of the Bank of Canada and Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco has been appointed to the Professorship of Economics with effect from 1 July 2009.
Professor Beaudry will be a fellow of All Souls College.
Allen and Overy Professorship of Corporate Law
PAUL LYNDON DAVIES, LL.M Lond, MA Oxf, LL.M Yale, Cassel Professor of Commercial Law, London School of Economics, has been appointed to the Allen and Overy Professorship of Corporate Law with effect from 1 October 2009.
Professor Davies will be a fellow of Jesus College.
Professorship of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law
GRAEME BAXTER DINWOODIE, LL.B Glas, LL.M Harvard, JSD Columbia, Professor of Law, Associate Dean, Chicago–Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, Professor of Law and Chair in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary College, University of London has been appointed to the Professorship of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law with effect from 15 June 2009.
Professor Dinwoodie will be a fellow of St Peter's College.
Man Professorship of Quantitative Finance
THALEIA ZARIPHOPOULOU, BA Athens, MS PH.D Brown, V.F. Neuhaus Centennial Professor, Department of Mathematics and Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management, Red McCombs School of Business, the University of Texas at Austin, has been appointed to the Man Professorship of Quantitative Finance with effect from 1 September 2009.
Professor Zariphopoulou will be a student of Christ Church.
Secretary to the Delegates and Chief Executive of the University Press
NIGEL DAVID PORTWOOD, MA Camb, MBA INSEAD, Executive Vice-President, Global Operations, Penguin Group, has been appointed as Secretary to the Delegates and Chief Executive of Oxford University Press. Mr Portwood's appointment will begin in summer 2009.