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Faculty Plenary

The Faculty Plenary will take place on Wednesday 15 November at 4.00pm in Meeting Room 1 of the Conference Centre. The plenary is a forum for all faculty staff to discuss the policies and activities of the faculty. Items on the agenda include:

November 2006 Plenary Agenda

Christmas Conference Poster Competition

This year's Faculty Christmas Conference on Wednesday 20 December will feature a poster competition, with cash prizes, for the faculty's research students.

For full details of the competition see the call for posters on the faculty website - research students have until Friday 17 November to submit their posters online.

Report: Forum on Health and Medicine

The Faculty Open Forum meeting on health and medicine on 6 November was attended by 30 people. There was a wide ranging discussion starting with the research aims of the Department of Medicine, and the need for good links with the local NHS trusts, including the provision of research training.

Other topics included:

A future meeting is planned to continue these discussions and take ideas forward. In the meantime, the faculty is interested in knowing details of contacts in Morecambe Bay NHS Trust with whom you are already collaborating. Please email the name, contact details and a brief description of the nature of the collaboration to Lucy Thorne.

Faculty postgraduate Reception

A faculty reception for postgraduates and their guests has been arranged to follow the graduation ceremony on the afternoon of Wednesday 13 December.

The reception will start at 4.30pm and will be held in Barker House Farm. A shuttle bus service will be in operation from near to the Great Hall down to Alexandra Park. Invites have been sent to all faculty graduands but to make the reception a success, we need as many staff as possible to attend. Please let Pauline Roberts in the faculty office know if you intend to go along.

Harassment Network

The University Harassment Network is looking for calm and sympathetic listeners who could offer just a few hours' support per term to students or staff who feel they are being bullied or harassed. The Network provides all the necessary training, with strong backup from other members of the group at termly meetings and informally in between.

Applications are welcome from any member of staff - particularly male staff or academic staff to redress current imbalances in the network.

For more information contact Harassment Network Coordinator Rosemary Turner (Ext. 94028).

News and Events

Climate Change Lecture

All are welcome to attend a lecture by Chris Davies MEP on The European Union and Climate Change on Friday 10th November at 7.30pm in the Biology Lecture Theatre.

Science and Technology related stories from LU News:

Jack Straw Praises Lancaster University

The Leader of the House of Commons Jack Straw MP has praised Lancaster University for its record of working with business.

http://domino.lancs.ac.uk/info/lunews.nsf/r/42e2

Russian Academy of Sciences honours Lancaster Physicist

Professor George Pickett, from the Department of Physics, has been elected a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

http://domino.lancs.ac.uk/info/lunews.nsf/r/464a

"Outstanding" Engineer Awarded 800,000 Research Project

A Lancaster University engineer has been awarded over 800,000 for cutting edge research to develop the first ever compact particle accelerator.

http://domino.lancs.ac.uk/info/lunews.nsf/r/465a

Lancaster Environment Centre Expands

Forty businesses have been given a preview of part of the 8.4 million extension to the Lancaster Environment Centre.

http://domino.lancs.ac.uk/info/lunews.nsf/r/4666