University Gazette, 28 January 2010: Notices
Balliol College: the Balliol Concerts
The following concerts will be held at 9 p.m. on Sundays in Balliol College. Admission is free, and open to all members of the University. Further programme information can be found at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~kch/musicsoc.
7 Feb.: CALLUM AU and JAZZ BAND perform a selection of jazz classics.
21 Feb.: RICHARD HARWOOD performs works for cello by Gabrielli, J.S. Bach, Butler, and Weir.
7 Mar.: THE BALLIOL CHOIR performs works by Dvorák and Bruckner.
St John's College and the Instituto Camões Centre for Portuguese Language
JOÃO PAULO ESTEVES DA SILVA, one of Portugal's leading pianists and improvisers, will give a recital of traditional Portuguese, Sephardic and contemporary compositions at 8.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 February, in St John's College. Admission is by free tickets, available from the college lodge from 15 February.
The event has been arranged jointly by the Instituto Camões Centre for Portuguese Language and St John's College.
Conferment of the Title of Visiting Professor
The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Microbiology and Immunology on G.F. GAO, B.SC. DVM, M.SC. D.PHIL Oxf, currently Vice-President and Professor, Beijing Institutes of Life Science, Director and Professor, CAS Key Laboratory of Pathogenic Microbiology and Immunology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, for three years from 1 January 2010.
Recognition of Distinction
The Vice-Chancellor has conferred the following titles on behalf of the Recognition of Distinction Committee:
Professor of General Practice: A.J. FARMER, BA BM B.CHIR DM Oxf, University Lecturer in General Practice and Fellow of Exeter College, with immediate effect.
Professor of Engineering Science: DR YIANNIS VENTIKOS, MA Oxf, PH.D National Technical University, Athens, Reader in Engineering Science and Fellow of Wadham College, with effect from 24 November 2009.