February 8, 2002


The British Library
Philip Davies
, professor of American studies at De Montfort University and chair of the British Association for American Studies, has been appointed director of the David and Mary Eccles Centre for American Studies at the Library.

City University, London
Appointments in the health centre are as follows:
Rebecca Viney , general practitioner in North East London, has been appointed associate dean in GP education;
Linden Ruckert , GP and psychiatrist;
Christ Barnes , former community specialist practitioner and also nursing specialist in maternity and industry.

Department for Education and Skills
The Education and Skills Secretary, has announced the appointment of Steve Molyneux , professor of advanced learning technologies at the University of Wolverhampton, to a new post-16 e-Learning Strategy Task Force.

Economic and Social Research Council
William Walker
, professor of international relations at the University of St. Andrews has been appointed to the Council's research priorities board from February 2002 to August 2004. His main responsibility will be to chair the commissioning panel for the ESRC's new "Science in  Society" Programme.

Museum of Science and Industry
Laurie Wood
, professor of marketing and director of academic enterprise at the University of Salford, has been appointed by the Culture Secretary, as chairman of the new museum in Manchester.

Northumbria University
Keith White-Hunt
, former chief operating officer  of a 'Top 100 Index' Stock Exchange in Hong Kong, has been appointed dean of the university's business school.

University of Oxford
Vivienne Shue
, currently Frank and Rosa Rhodes professor of Chinese government at Cornel University, has been appointed as the first Oxford professor of the study of contemporary China, a non-stipendiary fellowship at St. Anthony's College is attached for the professorship.

Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Keith Wilson
, director of undergraduate programmes in the school of life and health sciences at the University of Aston, has been elected a fellow of the society.


University of Leicester
The university will confer honorary degrees as follows:
DLitt.: Tim Pigott-Smith , actor and director, in addition to TV and film appearances, the BAFTA award winning actor is a regular performer of Shakespeare with the RSC and at the National Theatre.
MA: Dean Richards , rugby player for England, the British Lions and Leicester. He is currently the club's Director of Rugby.

Microscopy Society of America
The Distinguished Scientist Award for 2001 and honorary membership of the society was awarded to Tom Mulvey , professor (retired) at the University of Aston who expressed his gratitude to the university for his continued access to its research resources.

University of the West of England
Colin Fudge
, dean of the faculty of the built environment, has been honoured by King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden. He has been awarded the title of professor in environmental science, only the second UK professor to carry the title of royal professor. As a result, he will jointly direct the new international research facility on global sustainability, with colleagues at several universities including MIT (US), ETH (Switzerland), Tokyo University and Chalmers University (Sweden).
Steve Grive , former chief information officer for Newcourt Credit, has been appointed head of information technology.


University of Abertay, Dundee
The Scottish Executive's proof of concept fund has awarded a grant of £100,000 to Peter Astheimer , professor and project leader for the development of open source software.

The Leukaemia Research Fund
Matthew Collin
, a haematologist from Yate near Bristol, has been awarded the Fund's Clinician Scientist Award to enable him to carry out pioneering research into bone marrow transplantation with experts at the Royal Victoria Infirmary and the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

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