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April 26, 2001

Cambridge reviews management structure
Cambridge University is facing a management shake-up. Dons will next week debate the appointment of two more pro vice-chancellors, an enhanced executive role for the vice-chancellor and a new tier of administrative professionals.

Leeds science park moves ahead
Leeds University plans to create a £500-million, 110-hectare science park. A deal was being signed today with developers Thorpe Park for a “Knowledge Economy Campus” 10km from the city centre.

Foot and mouth costs zoos £1.5m
The foot-and-mouth epidemic has cost the United Kingdom’s three zoos with close university affiliations more than £1.5 million. At Bristol Zoo, seven species of animal have been moved to a secure site, but Wendy, a 41-year-old Asian elephant, has been left behind as moving her might be hazardous.

Strathclyde launches racism study
Strathclyde University researchers are seeking volunteers for a three-year study commissioned by Glasgow Anti-Racist Alliance on the experience of white and ethnic minority students as they progress from school to work, higher education or the dole.

Director joins Dando crime institute
Controversial criminologist Gloria Laycock today took up her role as director of a £5 million crime academy dedicated to murdered TV presenter Jill Dando, at University College London.

Roman dig produces rare armour
Experts from the University of Bradford say the recent discovery of hundreds of items of Roman armour in Carlisle is among the most important finds made in Britain from the period. Among the pieces uncovered on the site of a Roman fort was a scale shoulder guard, believed to be unique.

British women wear the wrong bras
More than 90 per cent of women in the UK are wearing the wrong-sized bra, according to research carried out by Marks & Spencer and Nottingham University. The research involved 2,000 women and some 46,000 measurements taken manually and with the latest 3-D scanning technology.

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