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June 29, 2001

Taylor is new Bradford v-c
Christopher Taylor, pro vice-chancellor of the University of Leeds, will become the next vice-chancellor of the University of Bradford on October 1. Professor Taylor, a mechanical engineer and professor of tribology, is married to Diane Shorrocks-Taylor, professor of education at the University of Leeds.

Only 10% of 11-15s without a mobile
Ten per cent of children talk on their mobile phones for more than 45 minutes a day, research reveals. The Centre for Science Education at Sheffield Hallam University, which spoke to 1,000 pupils, found that 90 per cent of those aged 11-15 had a mobile.

Scots probe stalking
Researchers at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen are to investigate the problem of stalking. The year-long research has been commissioned by the Scottish Executive, which is contemplating new anti-harassment laws.

RCA student flushed with success
Royal College of Art student Cajsa Flensburg has won the college’s annual design award with a female urinal. Her “scientifically designed” white porcelain bowl is environmentally friendly, using just three litres of water per flush. American lavatory manufacturer Toto is interested in putting her design into production.   

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