University Gazette, 24 September 2009: University
COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY
Changes in Regulations
Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 9 October.
Establishment of Tasso Leventis Professorship of Biodiversity
These changes, made on the recommendation of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council, establish a Professorship of Biodiversity to be held in the in the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division. The Professor will teach and be engaged in the study of and research into the variety and variation of life at all levels of biological organisation; and in the application of the results to the problems which face ecologists, policymakers and humankind in general. The Professor will be on the establishment of the Department of Zoology in the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division but will be expected to develop links with relevant business and enterprise activities within the University (as, for example, at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment).
Text of Regulations
1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, after 'Whitley Professor of Biochemistry' insert:
'Tasso Leventis Professor of Biodiversity'.
2 In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 400, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461) insert new § 26 as follows and renumber existing §§ 26–140 as §§ 27–141:
'§ 26. Tasso Leventis Professor of Biodiversity
1. The benefaction from the Tasso Leventis Conservation Foundation which comprises £2,361,000, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be used to establish and maintain a Professorship in Biodiversity, to be known as the Tasso Leventis Professor of Biodiversity.
2. The University shall retain all of the benefaction as permanent endowment and shall apply the net income of this benefaction towards the support of this Chair as follows:
(1) in the payment of the stipend, national insurance, pension contributions and associated direct costs of the Chair payable by the University and subject thereto;
(2) for the support of teaching or research into the areas mentioned in regulation 3 below in such manner as shall be approved by a Board of Management made up of the following persons) or their respective nominees: the Head of the Department of Zoology, the Head of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division, and the Warden of Merton College. Any unexpended net income in a financial year may in any one or more subsequent years May in any one or more subsequent years be expended in accordance with regulation 2 (2) above.
3. The Tasso Leventis Professor of Biodiversity shall lecture and give instruction in Biodiversity. The professor shall engage in the study of and research into the variety and variation of life at all levels of biological organisation; and in the application of the results to the problems which face ecologists, policymakers and humankind in general.
4. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:
(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in paragraph (2) of this clause is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;
(2) the Warden of Merton College (being the college to which the professorship has been allocated by Council), or if the Warden is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;
(3) a person appointed by Merton College;
(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council, one of them after consultation with the Tasso Leventis Conservation Foundation;
(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board.
5. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the regulations concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same regulations which are applicable to this chair.
6. Regulations 1–2 shall be deemed as Trust Regulations under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.
7. Regulations 3–5, and the composition of the Board of Management in Regulation 2 (2), may be amended by Council.'
COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY
Register of Congregation
Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the following names have been added to the Register of Congregation:
Aplin, K.L., Faculty of Physics
Barbosa De Vasconcelos, M.A., Department of Zoology
Beasley, R.L., Queen's
Beaudry, P., All Souls
Beramendi, P., University
Bhattacharya, D., St Hilda's
Bollensdorff, C.J., Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics
Bressloff, P.C., Trinity
Chesworth, J.A., St Stephen's House
Douglas, S.J., Wadham
Eso, P.E., Jesus
Flashman, J., Nuffield
Gallagher, S., Pembroke
Gardner, A., Department of Zoology
Goodwin, S.F., Magdalen
Grain, L.A.T., Faculty of Clinical Medicine
Greaney, R.A., Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics
Gullerova, M., Exeter
Gur, N., Lincoln
Hillenbrand, M., Wadham
Holdom, S.R., Computing Laboratory
Jacobs, S.V., Land Agent's and Accommodation Office
Jasani, P.G., Isis Innovation Ltd
Keyworth, D.D., University
Kircher, P.A.T., Corpus Christi
Kirkici, B., Faculty of Oriental Studies
Korn, K.E., Faculty of Classics
Law, T.M., Wolfson
Li, D., Nuffield Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
McCann, G., St Cross
McCormick, R.I., Brasenose
McCosker, P.J., St Benet's Hall
McLynn, N.B., Corpus Christi
Mignon, L.J.N., Faculty of Oriental Studies
Moran, C.E., Faculty of Clinical Medicine
Nicholson, M.G., Undergraduate Admissions
Papoutsakis, G.N., Wolfson
Philpot, M., Structural Genomics Consortium
Portwood, N.D., University Press
Price, Sir Curtis, New College
Reed, J.R., Department of Dermatology
Rothschild, D.H., All Souls
Rout, R., Worcester
Samuel, R., New College
Schneider, S., Nuffield
Shah, K., St John's
Shultz, S.M., Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Tate, V.E., Centre for Tropical Medicine
Toone, J.H., Business Services and Projects
Tzagarakis, C., Department of Psychiatry
Welch, J.R., New College
Ziegfeld, A., Nuffield
Zubek, R.G., Hertford
For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 9 October, see 'Examinations and Boards' below.