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December 7, 2001

APPOINTMENTS

University of Surrey
Ross Lawrenson
, head of the postgraduate medical school, has been appointed part-time primary care network director for Kent, Surrey and Sussex for three years from October 1.
Paul Phillips , chartered accountant who worked with Price Waterhouse, has been appointed to the Charles Forte chair of hotel management.

University of Leeds
Tony Hartley
, professor at the university, has been appointed to a chair of translation studies.
Emeritus professorships have been conferred upon:
Richard Andrews , Italian;
John Barnard , English;
Neville Boden , physical chemistry;
Joe Cann , earth sciences;
Lionel Cliffe , politics and development studies;
Anthony Clifford , chemical technology;
Peter Dale , civil engineering;
Michael Darnell , electronic engineering;
Michael Dixon , pathology;
Ron Grigg , organic chemistry;
Stanley Openshaw , human geography.

Royal Northern College of Music
Honorary fellowships will be conferred at the college's congregation on December 12 as follows:
James MacMillan , visiting fellow in composition;
Alexander Crowe , head of the school of vocal and opera studies;
Curtis Price , professor and principal of the Royal Academy of Music;
Clark Rundell , the college's director of contemporary music.
Honorary membership will be conferred upon:
Elizabeth Brown , catering manager;
Richard Morris , chief executive of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music;
David Wilmot , chief constable, Greater Manchester Police.

Age Concern England
James Wright
, former vice chancellor of the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne who also held senior positions at the University of Oxford and has supported Newcastle University's research programme into ageing and the care of older people, has agreed to become the charity's next chairman.


AWARDS AND PRIZES

African Studies Association, USA
The 2001 Herskovits Prize for the most scholarly work on Africa published in English has been awarded jointly to:
Karin Barber , professor of African cultural anthropology at the University of Birmingham (The Generation of Plays: Yoruba Popular Life in Theatre)
J. D.Y. Peel , professor of African sociology and anthropology, School of Oriental and African Studies, London (Religious Encounter and the Making of the Yoruba)

Royal Institute of British Architects
The Silver Medal for Part 2 (second architecture degree) students:
Alexis Kyriakides from the University of Westminster for The Kinematic Garden , a spatial concept project based at Silvertown Dock in London. Kyriakides also received the Skidmore Owings and Merrill Foundation Traveling Fellowship and the Serjeant Award for Excellence in Drawing.
The runners-up awards went to Daniel Masot from the University of Valparaiso, Chile for his project Artisan Pier In The Chilean Patagonia and to Leyre Asensio Villoria from the Architectural Association for her project Floating Beaches .
The Part 2 Commendation was awarded to John Puttick for The Bartlett for Land of Scattered Seeds .
The RIBA Tutor Prize for Part 2 was awarded to Jon Goodbun , Kyriakides’ tutor at the University of Westminster.
The Bronze Medal for Part 1 (first architecture degree) students:
Andrew Yek from Oxford Brookes University for the phenomenal project Vehicular Access , a drive-in library. He also won the Serjeant Award for Excellence in Drawing. 
The runner-up was Paul La Tourelle of the Architectural Association, for On The Make , a bridge and lodge in the Swiss Alps. La Tourelle also won the Skidmore Owings and Merrill Foundation Traveling Fellowship. 
Commendations were awarded to Michael Tite from the University of Manchester for his project Radcliffe Tower Crematorium , to Aaron Paterson from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, for Volcanic  and to Ylva Reddy , from the University of North London for Reciprocal Landscapes .
The RIBA Tutor prize for Part 1 was awarded to Francois Girardin and Liz Jones , Yek’s tutors at Oxford Brookes University.
The first ever Dissertation Medal was awarded to Gwyn Lloyd Jones of Oxford Brookes for Twelve Part Narrative , for providing remarkable new insights on Frank Lloyd Wright.
His tutor, Dr Murray Fraser won the first Dissertation Tutor Prize , having been responsible for tutoring the winning dissertation students for the last 7 years - an uncontested record to date.
The runner-up dissertation awards went to David Hall of the University of Lincoln for Destructive Development : The Representation of Place As An Effective Tool of Resistance in Britain and India and to Chloe Lih Yin Hiyu of the National University of Singapore for Diagram Works .

University of Birmingham
DUniv: James Maxwell Irvine , former vice chancellor and principal of the University of Birmingham and Aberdeen University, prior to joining Aberdeen he was professor of theoretical physics and dean of science at the University of Manchester;
Charles Gillett , trustee and council member of Selly Oak Colleges since 1968 and chairman of the Trust since 1990;
Jagit Taunque , representative on the Birmingham Inter-Faiths Council and an honorary life member of the university's court, he represented Soho Ward on West Midlands County Council and is deputy lieutenant of the West Midlands.
DDS: Herbert Sewell , chair of immunology at the University of Nottingham, former senior lecturer and head of the immunology unit at the University of Aberdeen.
DSc: Brian Schottlander , chief executive of Davis Schottlander and Davis and a member of the British Dental Trade Association.

University of Bradford
DSc: Christopher Benson , chairman of The Boots Company, chairman of the Housing Corporation and director of House of Fraser plc., he has been president of the National Deaf Children's Society since 1994.
DLitt: Malcolm McDonald , professor of marketing and deputy director of Cranfield School of Management, he is also chairman of IBM, Xerox and BP and was marketing director of Canada Dry; John Peel , disc jockey and winner of the Sony Award for Broadcaster of the Year in 1994, he was named Godlike Genius by the New Musical Express at the BRAT Awards for his contribution to music.

The Institute of Cancer Research
Fellowships of the institute were conferred as follows:
Tom Connors specialised in the action and early clinical development of anti-cancer agents
He was head of the department of experimental chemotherapy at the Chester Beatty Laboratories of The Institute of Cancer Research from 1960 until 1976, and subsequently became director of the MRC Toxicology Unit.Currently he is an honorary professor at the School of Pharmacy, University of London.
Michael Crumpton
, a fellow of the Royal Society, was a leading investigator in cell structure and cellular mechanisms during his career at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, where he became director of laboratory research until 1993; he is a trustee of Breakthrough Breast Cancer and chairman of their Scientific Advisory Committee and served for a number of years on the Council of the Institute. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Amersham BioSciences.


GRANTS

University of Southampton
Professor Nick Cross , director of the Wessex Regional Genetic Laboratory at Salisbury District Hospital and professor of human genetics at the University of Southampton and his team (which is part of the University of Southampton's School of Medicine) has been awarded £260,000 by Leukaemia Research Fund (LRF) to carry out research into chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML).

University of Ulster
A research team headed by Professor Jim McLaughlin , Dr Paul Maguire and Dr Stephen Morley of the School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at the University have been awarded a £350,000 grant from DEL, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and a significant contribution from Seagat (Irl) Ltd. for research into Filtered Cathodic Vacuum Arc technology.

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