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Oxford University Gazette, 17 December 2009: Examinations and Boards

Reappointments and Conferments of Title

Medical Sciences Division

Conferments of title

UNIVERSITY RESEARCH LECTURERS

MORTEN KRINGELBACH, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry; Professor of Neuroscience, Aarhus University.

CRAIG LYGATE, Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Head of Murine Phenotyping, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine.

CHARLIE FOSTER, Programme Leader and Senior Researcher, British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group.

ALEXANDER HAL DRAKESMITH, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine.

VICTORIA BAJO LORENZANA, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics.

DANIEL BULTE, Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, FMRIB Centre, Department of Clinical Neurology.

ANNA MITCHELL, Department of Experimental Psychology.

MARK WALTON, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, USA and Wellcome Trust Advanced Training Fellowship held jointly at Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Seattle, USA.

BENEDIKT KESSLER, Research Group Leader, Central Proteomics Facility, Headington.

CECILIA LINDGREN, Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellow, OCDEM.

ERIKA MANCINI, Royal Society University Research Fellow, Division of Structural Biology, and Hugh Price Research Fellow in Clinical Medicine, Jesus College.

STUART BLACKSELL, Senior Microbiologist/Departmental Safety Officer, Mahidol—Oxford, Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Thailand.

PETER HORBY, Director, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit—Hanoi, Vietnam.

MARGARET MACKINNON, Senior Researcher, KEMRI-Wellcome Programme—Coast, Kenya.

MAXINE CAWS, TB Group Leader and Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellow, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

CHRISTIANE DOLECEK, Group Leader of the Typhoid and Malaria Groups, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

HEIMAN WERTHEIM, Clinical Microbiologist, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU), Hanoi, Vietnam.

JAMES ALLEN, BBSRC David Phillips Fellow, Department of Biochemistry.

CHRIS SCANLAN, Senior Research Associate and Browne Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry.

DAVID STAUNTON, Biophysics Facility Manager Department of Biochemistry, Director of Studies for Biochemistry at Merton College.


Social Sciences Division

Reappointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

S. CANEY, BA M.PHIL D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of Magdalen College. In Political Theory. From 1 January 2010 until the retiring age.
Conferment of title. On behalf of the Recognition of Distinction Committee, the Vice-Chancellor has conferred the title of Professor of Political Theory on Dr Caney.

G.F.S. WIGGS, B.SC PH.D Lond, Fellow of Brasenose College. In Geocomputation. From 1 January 2010 until the retiring age.
Conferment of title. On behalf of the Recognition of Distinction Committee, the Vice-Chancellor has conferred the title of Reader in Aeolian Geomorphology on Dr Wiggs.

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M.Sc in Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science

The Supervisory Committee has approved the following additional course for examination in 2009–10:
Section A, Schedule II: Algebraic Geometry.

The committee has also reclassified the Section A course on Recursion Theory as a Schedule II course.

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Standing Committee for the Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science

Note: this notice replaces the version published in the Gazette on 2 July 2009 (Vol. 139, p. 1336).

Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science Part II 2010

The Standing Committee for the Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science has approved the following subjects for examination in Part II of the Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science 2010. Undergraduates must offer the equivalent of three three-hour papers from those listed below.

Engineering:

  • C3 Advanced Electronics
  • C4A Control Systems
  • C4B Information Engineering
  • C7B Engineering Mathematics

Computer Science:

  • Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms *
  • Compilers *
  • Computer Security
  • Databases
  • Intelligent Systems I
  • Intelligent Systems II
  • Programming Languages *

Each of the Engineering C papers will be of 3 hours in length. The Computer Science papers are all 1.5 hours in length and equivalent to half a paper.

Each of the papers in the series C3 and C4 will assume knowledge of the material examined in the corresponding Part I paper, B3 Electrical Engineering, or B4 Information Engineering.

Intelligent Systems I will be a pre- requisite for Intelligent Systems II.

* It is not possible to guarantee that these options can be scheduled to avoid a timetable clash with one or more of the Engineering papers listed.

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Standing Committee for Engineering, Economics and Management and Related Schools

Note: this notice replaces the version published in the Gazette on 2 July 2009 (Vol. 139, p. 1336).

Honour School of Engineering, Economics and Management Part II 2010

Candidates will be required to take three written papers as follows:

The equivalent of one paper from Group C

Any two papers from the list of optional Ec and M papers

Group C (Engineering) papers

Candidates are required to select one whole paper or two half papers from the following list:

p C1A Thermofluids

C1B Mechanics of Materials

C2A Structures and Fluids

C2B Geotechnics

C3 Advanced Electronics

C4A Control Systems

C4B Information Engineering

C5A Chemical Engineering

C5B Bioprocessing

C6 Applied Biomedical Engineering

C7A Production Engineering

C7B Engineering Mathematics

Each of the papers in the series C1 to C6 will assume knowledge of the material examined in the corresponding Part I paper, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5 or B6.

Group Ec (Economics) papers

Macroeconomics

Microeconomics *

Microeconomic Theory *

Game Theory

Economic Decisions within the Firm

Econometrics

Group M (Management) papers

Finance

Accounting

Marketing

Strategic Management

Technology and Operations Management *

Organisational Behaviour *

Papers marked * are taught in Michaelmas Term and will only be available to candidates undertaking internal university projects.

Note that it is not possible to guarantee that the Economics and Management options can be scheduled to avoid a timetable clash with one or more of the Engineering papers listed here.


Honour School of Materials, Economics and Management Part II 2010

Candidates are required to take any one paper from the list of optional Ec and M papers.

Group Ec (Economics) papers

Game Theory

Economic Decisions within the Firm

Econometrics *

Macroeconomics

Microeconomic Theory *

Group M (Management) papers

Finance

Accounting

Marketing

Strategic Management

Organisational Behaviour *

Technology and Operations Management *

* The normal MEM programme of study is that set out in the General Scheme of Lectures; however certain additional choices for the Part II MEM Management / Economics option paper are available if your Part II project is based in the Oxford area and your manager / supervisor is willing to allow you to attend Michaelmas Term lectures. You must consult your tutor before opting for one of these additional choices. Students wishing to take Econometrics were also offered the opportunity to attend the Econometrics I lectures in MT of their third year. Note that we cannot guarantee that there will not be timetable clashes between these additional options choices and compulsory elements of the MEM programme.

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Changes in Regulations

With the approval, where appropriate, of the Education Committee of Council, the following changes in regulations made by divisional boards will come into effect on 1 January.

1 Medical Sciences Board

M.Sc in Rheumatology

With effect from 1 January 2010 (for first examination in 2010)

1 In Examinations Regulations, 2009, p. 758, after l. 5, insert:

'5. Each candidate will be required to submit, for assessment of their progress, a Preliminary Mock Grant Application by the end of Year 1. The Preliminary Mock Grant Application must be submitted to the course director. The course director will forward to the Chairman of Examiners, in the week preceding the multi-station examination at the end of the course, a signed certificate of satisfactory performance by the candidate in the Preliminary Mock Grant Application.'

2 Ibid., l. 6, delete '5' and insert '6'.

3 Ibid., l. 18, after 'application' insert 'of no more than 10,000 words'.

4 Ibid., l. 20, delete 'December' and substitute 'April'.

5 Ibid., delete ll. 23–29 and substitute '(b) Each candidate will be assessed on their presentation skills by means of a public oral presentation on his or her research topic. The presentation must take place before the end of December in Year 2 on a date to be specified in the course handbook.'

6 Ibid., l. 40, delete 'dissertation' and substitute 'Mock Grant Application'.

7 Ibid., delete ll. 49–50.

8 Ibid., p. 759, after l. 30, insert 'Year 2:'.

9 Ibid., l. 31, delete '(c)' and substitute '(a)'.

10 Ibid., l. 31, after 'application' insert 'of no more than 10,000 words'.

11 Ibid., l. 33, delete 'December in Year 1' and substitute 'June in Year 2'.

12 Ibid., delete l. 36.

13 Ibid., l. 37, delete '(a)' and substitute '(b)'.

14 Ibid., delete ll. 41–47 and substitute:

'(c) Each candidate will be assessed on their presentation skills by means of a public oral presentation on his or her research topic. The presentation must take place before the end of March in Year 2 on a date to be specified in the course handbook.'

15 Ibid., p. 760, l. 1, delete '(c)' and substitute '(d)'.

16 Ibid., l. 8, delete 'dissertation' and substitute 'Mock Grant Application'.

17 Ibid., delete ll. 17–18.


2 Social Sciences Board

(a) M.Sc in Major Programme Management

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 731, ll. 38–9, delete 'by Week 0 of Hilary Term of the year following the original submission' and substitute 'no more than six months after the original assessment date'.

(b) M.Sc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 679, l. 25, delete 'Two' and substitute 'Three'.

2 Ibid., l. 29, delete 'two' and substitute 'three'.

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