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Faculty Forum

Don't forget to come along to the Faculty Forum on Wednesday 20 May. The Forum will include sessions led by Computing and Physics in which they will present and discuss issues of interest to the wider faculty.

The Forum will take place from 2-4pm in Meeting Room 4 of the Conference Centre. Tea and biscuits will be provided.

Management Information and Projects Officer

Andrew Newman has recently started in post as Management Information and Projects Officer for FST. Andrew will be responsible for managing, gathering and analysing a range of information relating to faculty activity to inform ongoing developments and the delivery of faculty strategy. He will also be responsible for the delivery of projects spanning a range of topics, such as space utilisation.

Andrew is based in the faculty office (office B17), and can be contacted on or extension 93828.

Honorary Degrees 2010

Faculty members are invited to nominate candidates for the award of an Honorary Degree. Candidates are welcomed who have reputations of distinction in their particular field, preferably related to an area of the university’s work.

The deadline for nominations is Friday 14 August 2009.

Honorary Degrees: Call for Nominations
Honorary Degrees: Guidance Notes

Your Grant News

Don't forget, we would like to publicise news of grant awards as soon as it becomes available, so when you hear about a successful grant please contact Katherine Gill with a two-sentence summary to go in the Bulletin as well as information about the funder, amount awarded, title and a link to provide further details if appropriate.

Reminder: Fire Alarm Testing

In order to prove the link between the fire alarms and the automatic door release, fire alarms will be tested on the first Thursday of each month in the following faculty buildings at the given times. There is no need to evacuate.

The following buildings will also be tested for the same purpose, on the first Saturday of each month at the given times. Again, there is no need to evacuate.

News and Events

Engineering Department Ruby Anniversary Celebration

The Engineering Department will celebrate its 40th Anniversary with a week of activities starting on Monday 15 June. Anyone wishing to get involved should contact Gail Neville. If you would like to attend the 40th Anniversary Ball on Thursday 18 June please download and complete a form.

Engineering Ruby Anniversary flyer and booking form (PDF)

From LU News:

Lancaster Professor Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Professor Richard Carter of Lancaster University’s Department of Engineering has been presented with a lifetime achievement award

LEC research to feature on BBC national news

Professor Barbara Maher of the Lancaster Environment Centre has been interviewed for BBC national news following her novel research using magnetic measurements of roadside tree leaves as a proxy for vehicle-derived particle pollution

30th Anniversary Conference for ICAME

The 30th anniversary conference of the International Computer Archive for Modern and Medieval English (ICAME) will be held at Lancaster University, home of one of the founding fathers of modern corpus linguistics, Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Leech