University Gazette, 19 November 2009: Notices
Joint Social Sciences Board/Education Committee Review of the Department of Sociology
Terms of Reference
1. To review the quality of academic activities in the department, by reference to:
(a) the quality of the research of the department, including its participation in interdepartmental, interdivisional and interdisciplinary activities, its research profile and strategy, and future challenges and opportunities;
(b) the quality of undergraduate and graduate programmes and their delivery and related issues, including:
(c) the organisation of the department, its management structures and the relationship between the department and the division, including such matters as:
(d) the relationship (structural and operational) between units within the department, and between the department and cognate subject areas and colleges to which it is linked in teaching and research.
2. To consider the current and long-term financial position of, and funding arrangements for, the department, and its financial strategy.
The review committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference. These should be sent to the secretary of the review committee, Dr Bridget Taylor (e- mail: firstname.lastname@example.org), Social Sciences Division, Hayes House, 75 George Street, Oxford OX1 2BQ, by Friday, 22 January.
Language Centre: Key Issues in Academic Writing
This one-week/fifteen-hour intensive course, to be held 7–11 December (week 9 of Michaelmas Term), 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, signalling logical relations, choosing tenses, expressing levels of certainty and taking an appropriate stance.
The course will be held Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. The course fee is £100.
Further details about this course and other facilities may be obtained from the Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT (telephone: (2)83360, e-mail: email@example.com, Web site: www.lang.ox.ac.uk).
THE CHOIR OF QUEEN'S COLLEGE, directed by Owen Rees, will peform the Brahms Requiem at 7.30 p.m. on Saturday, 28 November, in the college chapel. Tickets, costing £12, (concessions £8, students £4), may be obtained from Anne Bevan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Admission is free for members of the college.
Choral services and recitals in the college chapel
Choral Services are held as following during full term: sunday 6.15 p.m.; wednesday and Friday 6.30 p.m.
Organ recitals are held at 1.10 p.m. on Wednesdays during full term.
Eglesfield Musical Society lunchtime recitals are held at 1.30 p.m. on Saturdays during full term.
Further details may be found on the college Web site, www.queens.ox.ac.uk.
Professorship of Molecular and Population Genetics
IAN TOMLINSON, BM Brist, BA MA PH.D Camb, BM B.CH Oxf, Professor of Molecular and Population Genetics, Nuffield Department of Medicine, Honorary Consultant in Clinical Genetics, Oxford Regional Genetics Service and Visiting Professor in Cancer Genetics, Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, Bart's and the London Medical School, Queen Mary College, London, has been appointed to the Professorship of Molecular and Population Genetics in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine with effect from 1 October 2009.
Professor Tomlinson will be a fellow of Queen's College.
Recognition of Distinction
On behalf of the Recognition of Distinction Committee, the Vice-Chancellor has conferred the title of Professor of Mathematics on CORNELIA DRUTU, DEA PH.D Paris-Sud, University Lecturer in Topology and Fellow of Exeter College, with effect from 1 October 2009.
The following title change has been agreed by the Vice-Chancellor on behalf of the Recognition of Distinction Committee, with immediate effect: W. YIP, BA UC Berkeley, PH.D MIT, Division of Public Health and Primary Care: Reader in Health Policy and Economics.