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Oxford University Gazette, 24 September 2009: Examinations and Boards

Appointments, Reappointments, and Conferments of Title

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

Appointments

SUZANNE AIGRAIN, M.SCI Imp Lond, PH.D Camb, Fellow-elect of All Souls College. In Astrophysics. From 17 January 2010 until 16 January 2015.

PHILIP BLUNSOM, B.ENG PH.D Melbourne, Fellow-elect of St Hugh's College. In Computer Science (Information Systems). From 1 October 2009 until 30 September 2014.

GARI CLIFFORD, B.SC Exe, M.SC S'ton, D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow-elect of Kellogg College. In Engineering Science (Biomedical Engineering) and Associate Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Healthcare Innovation. From 21 September 2009 until 20 September 2014.

CHRISTOPHER DOUGLAS, M.SC Oxf, PH.D MIT, Fellow-elect of Keble College. In Pure Mathematics. From 1 October 2010 until 30 September 2015.

MATT FRIEDMAN, BS Rochester, M.PHIL Camb, SM PH.D Chicago, Fellow-elect of St Hugh's College. In Palaeobiology. From 15 September 2009 until 14 September 2014.

ANDREW GOODWIN, B.SC PH.D Sydney, PH.D Camb, Fellow-elect of St Anne's College. In Inorganic Chemistry. From 1 October 2009 until 30 September 2014.

ALAN HAMMOND, BA CASM Camb, PH.D Berkeley, Fellow-elect of St Hugh's College. In Statistics. From 1 September 2009 until 31 August 2014.

ANDREW KER, BA D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow-elect of University College. In Computing Science (Security). From 1 September 2009 until 31 August 2014.

COLIN MACDONALD, B.S.CH Acadia, M.SC PH.D Simon Fraser, Fellow-elect of Oriel College. In Numerical Methodologies. From 1 October 2009 until 30 September 2014.

JOHN MCGRADY, BA Oxf, PH.D Australian National University, Fellow 'elect of New College. In Inorganic Chemistry. From 1 October 2009 until 30 September 2014.
Conferment of title. On behalf of the Recognition of Distinction Committee, the Vice-Chancellor has conferred the title of Professor of Computational Inorganic Chemistry on Dr McGrady.

HEIKO SCHIFFTER, B.SC Heidelberg, PH.D Erlangen, Fellow-elect of St Cross College. In Engineering Science (Drug and vaccine delivery). From 1 September 2009 until 31 August 2014.

VLATKO VEDRAL, B.SC PH.D Imp Lond, Fellow-elect of Wolfson College. In Theoretical Quantum Optics. From 1 June 2009 until 31 May 2014.
Conferment of title. On behalf of the Recognition of Distinction Committee, the Vice-Chancellor has conferred the title of Professor of Quantum Information Science on Dr Vedral.


Conferment of title

TITLE OF UNIVERSITY RESEARCH LECTURER

DR CHRISTOPHER HAYS, Sub-department of Particle Physics. With immediate effect.


Social Sciences Division

Appointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

C.W.S. MONDEN, MA Utrecht, PH.D Radboud, Fellow of Nuffield College. In Ethnicity. From 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2014.

M. BARNETT, BS Missouri, MBA Webster, St Louis, M.PHIL PH.D New York, Fellow of St Anne's College. In Strategy. From 15 August 2009 until 14 August 2014.
Conferment of title. On behalf of the Recognition of Distinction Committee, the Vice- Chancellor has conferred the title of Professor of Strategy on Dr Barnett.


Reappointment

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

S. CANEY, BA M.PHIL D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of Magdalen College. In Political Theory, with title of Professor of Political Theory. From 1 January 2010 until the retiring age.

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Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages: allocated lecture times

Monday

9 a.m.: Russian ab inito

10 a.m.: French

11 a.m.: German

12 noon: Linguistics (Phonetics/Phonology) and Russian ab initio


Tuesday

9 a.m.: Italian

10 a.m.: Spanish

11 a.m.: Italian

12 noon: Spanish


Wednesday

9 a.m.: Russian

10 a.m.: French

11 a.m.: German

p 12 noon: Linguistics (Grammar) and Russian ab initio


Thursday

9 a.m.: Spanish

10 a.m.: Russian

11 a.m.: Russian

12 noon: Italian


Friday

9 a.m.: Russian ab initio

10 a.m.: French

11 a.m.: German

12 noon: Linguistics (General Linguistics) and Russian ab initio

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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 9 October.

1 Medical Sciences Board

Corrigenda: Honour School of Experimental Psychology and Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy and Physiology

Changes in regulations for (a) the Honour School of Experimental Psychology, and (c) the Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy and Physiology were published in the Gazette of 30 July, pp. 1408–9.

In each case the regulations were stated to be 'With effect from 1 October 2009 (for first examination in 2010)'. This was, however, incorrect and should be amended to read that the regulations will come into effect on 1 October 2010, for first examination in 2011.


2 Social Sciences Board

(a) M.Sc in Law and Finance

With effect from 1 October 2010 (for first examination in 2011)

In Examination Regulations, 2008, p. 735, after l. 43 insert:

'1. Candidates must follow for at least three terms a course of instruction in Law and Finance.

2. Candidates must complete the following courses, and satisfy the examiners in the summative assessment in each case:

(a) all courses from Schedule A; and

(b) either two law electives from Schedule B, or one law elective from Schedule B and an individual dissertation.

3. Not all electives will necessarily be taught or examined in any one year. Details of those which are available will be published in the M.Sc in Law and Finance Coursebook for the year of the examination, subject to any amendment posted on the designated course Web site by Monday of week minus 1 of the Michaelmas Term before the examination is held.

4. With the consent of the Course Director and the Subject Group Convener of the Course in question, candidates may offer as an alternative to one or both law electives from Schedule B, any other course listed in Schedule A of the BCL/M.Jur regulations.

5. Candidates may offer a dissertation on a subject to be proposed by the candidate in consultation with the supervisor, and approved by the Chair of the Board of Examiners. The dissertation shall be wholly or substantially the result of work undertaken whilst registered for the degree of M.Sc in Law and Finance. The required format for this dissertation is the common format prescribed for all law theses, which is printed in the Law Faculty Graduate Student Handbook.

6. Course assignments, where set, must be submitted not later than the time and date stipulated for each exercise; these will be published by the Board of Examiners before the first Monday of each term in which the assignment or project must be undertaken.

7. The degree of M.Sc shall be awarded to any candidate who achieves marks of at least 50 per cent in assessments for all courses (for which purposes a dissertation, if offered, shall count as one course), with satisfactory completion of pass/fail course assessment components where relevant.

8. The Board of Examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the examination.

9. Candidates are permitted on only one occasion to resubmit or retake failed assessment items on any course on which they have failed to achieve the required standard.

Schedule A

Law and Economics of Corporate Transactions

Finance I

Finance II

Microeconomics

Schedule B

Comparative and European Corporate Law

Competition Law

Conflict of Laws

Corporate and Business Taxation

Corporate Finance Law

Corporate Insolvency Law

European Business Regulation

International Intellectual Property Rights

International Economic Law

Principles of Financial Regulation

Regulation

Transnational Commercial Law'.


(a) M.Sc in Modern Chinese Studies

With effect from 1 October 2009 (for first examination in 2010)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2008, p. 749, l. 35, delete 'or'.

2 Ibid., p. 749, ll. 36–41, delete:

'The Upper Intermediate Chinese Language paper and the oral examination at the end of Trinity Term. The written language paper will comprise a translation into Chinese, a comprehension exercise and a translation into English. The oral examination will consist of two parts: a comprehension test and an individual test. Full details of the oral examination will be provided in the course handbook.'

and substitute:

'Students may elect a modern Chinese language paper at the appropriate level to be determined by the language teaching staff at the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the start of the academic year. The examination paper will consist of both a written and an oral part.'

3 Ibid., p. 750, ll. 1–3, delete 'candidates will submit three short exercises by Friday of Noughth Week of Hilary Term and one research proposal of 2,500 words by Monday of Fourth Week of Hilary Term' and substitute 'Research Methods for Asian Studies: a series of assignments and/or unseen written examinations as specified by the teaching committee for the M.Sc in Modern Chinese Studies. The forms of assessment, and the dates and times of submission, where applicable, will be notified to students by not later than Friday of Noughth Week of Michaelmas Full Term'.

4 Ibid., p. 750, l. 28, delete 'With permission of the student's supervisor, the student can elect the Upper Intermediate Chinese Language option' and substitute 'With the permission of the language teaching staff at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, the student can elect an appropriate language option as one of the two optional papers'.


(b) M.Sc in Contemporary India

With effect from 1 October 2009 (for first examination in 2010)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2008, p. 700, ll. 8–10, delete 'candidates will submit 3 short exercises by Friday of Noughth Week of Hilary Term and one research proposal of 2,500 words by Monday of Fourth Week of Hilary Term.' and substitute 'Research Methods for Asian Studies: a series of assignments and/or unseen written examinations as specified by the teaching committee for the M.Sc in Modern Chinese Studies. The forms of assessment, and the dates and times of submission, where applicable, will be notified to students by not later than Friday of Noughth Week of Michaelmas Full Term'.

2 Ibid., l. 11, delete ' /epistemology'.

3 Ibid., l. 13, delete 'third' and substitute 'second'.


(c) Part-time Master of Business Administration

With effect from 1 October 2009 (for first examination in 2010)

In Examination Regulations, 2008, delete ll. 44–45, and substitute '(d) an International module and satisfy the examiners in the form of an essay submission associated with this module of not more than 15,000 words;'.


(d) Special regulations concerning research degrees in the Saïd Business School

With effect from 1 October 2009 (for first examination in 2010)

In Examination Regulations, 2008, p. 912, after l. 13 insert:

'A D.Phil thesis may be accepted for examination if comprised of a minimum of three academic papers submitted for publication if not yet accepted or published. Such a body of work shall be deemed acceptable provided it represents a coherent and focused body of research. It should include an Introduction, a Survey of Literature, and a Conclusion. Current word limits and conditions are detailed in the D.Phil Notes for Guidance.

A D.Phil Thesis submitted under this rubric may include joint publications, providing that, aside from the candidate, none of the named co-authors is a student. Where joint publications are included, all co-authors must certify in writing to the Director of Graduate Studies of the School that the majority of that work represents the work of the candidate.

Candidates wishing to proceed in this manner must obtain permission from his/her supervisor, the Director of Graduate Studies, and the D.Phil Committee and must be approved at the time of confirmation for D.Phil status. Evidence must be submitted at the time permission is sought that the academic papers have been submitted to identified journals.

If, after a petition is accepted, a candidate wishes to revert to a standard D.Phil thesis format the candidate must lodge a petition with his/her supervisor, the School and D.Phil Committee showing good cause for the change.'

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