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News archive – March 2007

Cake Sale on Red Nose Day
01 Mar 2007
Bring and buy cakes to raise money for a great cause

Pink Coffin Trek to Everest Base Camp
01 Mar 2007
Raising money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association

Irritable bowel syndrome research
01 Mar 2007
Volunteers with IBS symptoms, aged 18 to 50, required for study

Courses in online learning
01 Mar 2007
Summer workshop programme begins 16 April

Women and Ethical Trade - 8 March
02 Mar 2007
Event at MMU marking International Women's Day

BBC invites you to the Mastermind heats
02 Mar 2007
Free tickets for filming in March

What's on at The Manchester Museum for adults
02 Mar 2007
March edition of the Museum's monthly newsletter

National Knowledge Week for Hearing event
02 Mar 2007
Manchester hosts Focus Day for professionals on 21 March

A new training course for staff â Communicate with PowerPoint
02 Mar 2007
Get more from Powerpoint in this hands-on workshop

Making Pregnancy Safer
02 Mar 2007
First-time mums having babies at St Mary's wanted for new research study

Advanced Certificate in Management Studies
07 Mar 2007
Applications now being taken for course beginning 17 April

Agenda Setting Workshop: Building Ontologies for Humanities and Social Sciences
07 Mar 2007
One-day event organised by the University's NCeSS Hub on 23 March

'Epic Adventure' in Southern Africa
07 Mar 2007
Cris and Tyrrell take on the magical and untamed Africa MTB race

Free Our Data?
07 Mar 2007
ESRC Festival of Social Science event on 15 March

HEI seminar for staff in the Administration
07 Mar 2007
Karen Heaton, Director of HR, talks about 'HR Issues and Plans' on 19 March

International debate on new media and civil society in Russia
07 Mar 2007
Discussion by journalists and academics at Birmingham on 16 March

Plantastic! At The Manchester Museum
07 Mar 2007
Free Easter activities for all ages

NCeSS Showcase - New Research Tools for Social Scientists
07 Mar 2007
See how you can harness the power of Grid computing

Wood Street Lottery
07 Mar 2007
Announcing the winner for March

Student Support Forum on 14 March
08 Mar 2007
Talk about services provided by Students' Union Advice Centre

3rd Manchester Reconfigurable Supercomputing Conference
08 Mar 2007
See the very latest in research and development on 28-29 March

A talk by the Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service
09 Mar 2007
Sir Gus O'Donnell will visit the University on 23 March 2007

University Language Audit
09 Mar 2007
How linguistically diverse is The University of Manchester?

What's on at The Manchester Museum for families
09 Mar 2007
March edition of the Museum's monthly newsletter

The University Wine Tasting Club
09 Mar 2007
Next tasting: Wines of Southern and Central Italy on 22 March

Decreasing the carbon footprint in halls
12 Mar 2007
Environment Champions tackle residential energy consumption

Gender Equality Scheme consultation
14 Mar 2007
Review the Scheme online and give your comments

Public Realm Works - Temporary revisions to pedestrian routes
14 Mar 2007
Alternative route from Oxford Rd to new multi-storey car park from 19 March

UK e-Science Programme awareness event on 1 May
15 Mar 2007
How to utilise e-Science methods in research proposals and collaborations

NESTA FameLab 2007
15 Mar 2007
Are you ready to talk science?

20th Open Grid Forum (OGF20) and the 2nd EGEE User Forum
15 Mar 2007
Two prestigious Grid and e-Science events at Manchester 7-11 May

Test for osteoporosis - available to staff for £20
15 Mar 2007
Get your bone density checked on 17 April

Special membership rate for staff at Sugden Sports Centre
15 Mar 2007
£225 for 12 months or £18.75 per month

Dragon Boat teams wanted ...
16 Mar 2007
... for Two Cities Boat Race on 12 May

Directorate of Estates website
19 Mar 2007
Information and customer interactive services have now migrated to new website

MIMAS courses in spring 2007
19 Mar 2007
ESDS International Databanks, MIMAS Bibliographic Services and CrossFire

Psychology Support Group (PSG) (formerly RAS Group)
19 Mar 2007
Meetings in March and April for students/academics interested in Psychology

Wood Street Mission
19 Mar 2007
A big thank you to all who supported the charity in 2006

Raffle in aid of Joe Geeling Trust Fund
20 Mar 2007
Raising funds for cystic fibrosis research and Booth Hall Children's Hospital

Staff mentoring programme - application deadline 5 April
20 Mar 2007
Manchester Gold (May to November 2007) is open to all University staff

Introduction to the News Media for scientists
20 Mar 2007
A beginner's guide to the way the media works

Sperm donation campaign
20 Mar 2007
Males (18-45) without genetic or health problems needed to overcome donor shortage

Are you female? Aged 18-45? Do you have astigmatism?
21 Mar 2007
Volunteers wanted for research study

Rate your Library!
21 Mar 2007
University Library conducts survey of users

Mentoring training on 17 April
21 Mar 2007
Briefing for senior staff and masterclass for current/would-be mentors

UMSA Quiz Night on 27 April 2007
21 Mar 2007
Raising money for cystic fibrosis research and Booth Hall Children's Hospital

Bridal research questionnaire
22 Mar 2007
Masters student seeks views on wedding dresses and bridal services

New Head of Faculty Administration for Life Sciences
22 Mar 2007
Rachel Brealey takes up post on 1 April

Your chance to ask about Human Resources
22 Mar 2007
Open Meeting on 11 April hosted by the Director of Human Resources

The Latest News from IT Services
23 Mar 2007
March 2007 issue now online

Debate: The Media and the War on Terror
26 Mar 2007
One of the three international debates on Russia and the West: Media, Democracy and Conflict

What's on at The Manchester Museum for Adults
26 Mar 2007
Monthly newsletter for April 2007

Showcase: The Manchester Museum Research Seminar
26 Mar 2007
'Old things - new ideas: re-thinking classical antiquity in the museum'

Plantastic! At The Manchester Museum
26 Mar 2007
Activities with a botanical theme for the Easter holidays

Tutor Vacancy - Linton House
26 Mar 2007
Applications invited by 4 April from academic/academic related/research staff or postgraduate students

VizNET - Visualization Workshop: "Intersections in Visualization Practices
26 Mar 2007
Cross-disciplinary discussion between the arts/humanities and the sciences

Beijing Summer Language Programme
27 Mar 2007
Combine language learning with cultural experience in China

e-Portfolio Interest Group
28 Mar 2007
First meeting on 24 April for members of staff using, developing or interested in e-Portfolios

Molecular Visualization Day
28 Mar 2007
Talks and demonstrations on 20 April

Transplants in Mind: raising awareness about organ donation
28 Mar 2007
Sponsorship sought for the British 10k London Run

Actively Managing Your Mood
30 Mar 2007
An eight-week course for staff at The University of Manchester