February 21, 2003

Gerald Pillay , executive head of the school of liberal arts at the University of Otago, New Zealand, has been appointed rector and chief executive of Liverpool Hope University College from September.

Bernard Silverman , professor and provost of the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Bristol and a member of the GM Science Review Panel, will become master of St Peter’s College, Oxford from October.

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has awarded honorary fellowships to: Tore Godal , director of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation; Sally McIntyre , director of the Medical Research Council’s social and public health sciences unit; Robin Weiss , professor of viral oncology at University College, London; and Amartya Sen , master of Trinity College, Cambridge.

The Association of MBAs has appointed Jeanette Purcell , director of education and training at the Association of Accounting Technicians, to the new position of chief executive.

The University of Oxford Museum of Natural History has appointed Jim Kennedy as lecturer in the department of earth sciences and curator of the university’s geological collections. He will succeed Keith Thomas in October.

Patrick McGhee , professor and former dean of the faculty of cultural, legal and social studies, has been appointed pro vice-chancellor (academic) at the University of Central Lancashire.

The University of Glamorgan has appointed independent film-maker Clive Myer to spearhead the launch of a Film Academy for Wales. He takes up the post of director next month.


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