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News archive – June 2008

*Pay and grading update*.
(02 Jun 2008)
The final stages of implementation of the Pay and Grading Exercise are currently in process.

Health and Fitness courses over the summer vacation.
(02 Jun 2008)
Eight-week enrolment courses to increase fitness and mental well-being.

Launch of Manchester Informatics website.
(02 Jun 2008)
Creating a joined-up multidisciplinary informatics community across the University.

‘Pathways’ - new careers event for research staff and PhD students.
(03 Jun 2008)
Invitation to early career researchers and PhD students for 13 and 16 June.

Wood Street Mission Lottery Winner
(03 Jun 2008)
June's winner announced

What's On at the Martin Harris Centre.
(03 Jun 2008)
Music and drama in June.

Demonstration of the "RefWorks" bibliographic software programme.
(04 Jun 2008)
Researchers are invited to an information session at JRUL on 20 June.

FoodOnCampus Delivered Hospitality Services - Your Views.
(04 Jun 2008)
Complete the online feedback form to help us give you the service you want.

Egyptian music at The Manchester Museum.
(04 Jun 2008)
Folk songs and dancing by nomadic Bedouins on 9 June.

Courses at Staff Training and Development Unit: 5-16 June.
(04 Jun 2008)
Book your place by email or online.

Healthy volunteers required for social knowledge study.
(04 Jun 2008)
The architecture of social knowledge: studies using MRI and neuropsychology.

Seeking participants with depression or a history of depression for study.
(04 Jun 2008)
The architecture of social knowledge: studies using MRI and neuropsychology.

Digital 60 – Celebrating 60 years of the modern computer.
(04 Jun 2008)
2008 Kilburn Lecture by Professor Steve Furber CBE on 20 June.

Centre for New Writing: Summer events.
(04 Jun 2008)
Readings and Martin Amis public event in June and July.

Professor Alan North to concentrate on Medical and Human Sciences.
(05 Jun 2008)
Search for new Dean of Faculty of Life Sciences to commence immediately.

Tom Bloxham named new Chancellor for The University of Manchester
(05 Jun 2008)
Tom Bloxham has been elected Chancellor of The University of Manchester in a recent ballot and will take office from 1 August 2008 for a period of seven years.

Research to Enterprise Summit on 17 June.
(09 Jun 2008)
Raising the profile of enterprise and entrepreneurship for researchers.

CICADA Launch event: Tuesday 1 July.
(10 Jun 2008)
Celebrating the launch of The Centre for Interdisciplinary Computational and Dynamical Analysis.

How America Chooses Its Presidents: Public Lecture on 17 June.
(10 Jun 2008)
Dr Alex Belenky of MIT talks about the Electoral College.

Saddle up for Bike to Work Day 2008.
(10 Jun 2008)
Register to join one of the seven cycle routes on 18 June.

Tutor vacancy at University Place Hall.
(10 Jun 2008)
Applications invited by 23 June.

Nutrition and Weight Loss Course.
(11 Jun 2008)
A healthy and sensible approach to eating well and losing weight.

Health and Fitness courses over the summer vacation.
(11 Jun 2008)
Eight-week enrolment courses begin week commencing 30 June.

Umbro International Futsal Tournament: 9-10 August 2008.
(11 Jun 2008)
Futsal comes to Manchester - make sure you're a part of it!

HEI Seminar on Finance 2008: Issues and progress.
(11 Jun 2008)
Delivered by Marianne McKenzie, Director of Finance, on 16 June.

What's On at The Manchester Museum.
(11 Jun 2008)
Events from 14 to 21 June.

Manchester Business School: Vital Topics Lecture series 2008.
(11 Jun 2008)
Scar wars: the Renovo story on 2 July.

Staff Calendar Service Upgrade: Service unavailability.
(12 Jun 2008)
IT Services will upgrade the Staff Calendar Service on 28/29 June.

Team Briefing Workshop.
(12 Jun 2008)
Training session for managers on 30 June.

Policy and Guidance on bids for external funds for teaching and learning.
(12 Jun 2008)
New guidance has been developed to help staff apply for funding.

Visitors' Centre moves to University Place.
(12 Jun 2008)
New reception and information point opens on 16 June.

Undergraduate Open Days 2008.
(16 Jun 2008)
Large number of visitors on campus on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 June.

REMEDi study.
(16 Jun 2008)
Would you like to take part in a study researching treatments for depression?

Tutor vacancy at Weston Hall.
(16 Jun 2008)
Applications invited by 30 June.

Fake email: "Re: Account Update-!!!".
(17 Jun 2008)
Warning from IT Services about fake email message.

Blackboard training courses for academic staff.
(17 Jun 2008)
Sessions on using the University's new virtual learning environment.

Oxford Road workers cut pollute from commute for Bike To Work Day
(17 Jun 2008)
Academic and NHS staff in Manchester will turn their backs on cars, buses and trains for National Bike to Work Day.

Clearance book sale at Whitworth Art Gallery Shop.
(18 Jun 2008)
At least 35% off RRP on Saturday 19 July and Sunday 20 July

Academic Diaries 2008/09.
(18 Jun 2008)
Orders required by 27 June.

Income Office: Late opening on 27 June.
(18 Jun 2008)

Improvements to the Online Directory
(19 Jun 2008)
IT Services will update the Online Directory on Tuesday 24 June.

Volunteers are required for a face description study.
(19 Jun 2008)

Christmas Parties at The University.
(19 Jun 2008)
Bookings now being taken.

The CompShop: Sale of IT consumables.
(19 Jun 2008)
Buy toner cartridges and IT consumables at cost price.

Birth of first modern computer celebrated in Manchester
(20 Jun 2008)
The birth of the first modern computer is being celebrated on Friday 20 June 2008 at The University of Manchester and MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry).

Birth of first modern computer celebrated in Manchester
(20 Jun 2008)
The birth of the first modern computer is being celebrated on Friday 20 June 2008 at The University of Manchester and MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry).

Litre of fuel would last UK one year if cars had kept pace with computers
(20 Jun 2008)
One litre of fuel would serve the UK for a year and oil reserves would last the expected lifetime of the solar system - if efficiency in the car industry had improved at the same rate as in the computer world - a leading computer scientist will tell an audience in Manchester this evening (Friday 20 June 2008).

Litre of fuel would last UK one year if cars had kept pace with computers
(20 Jun 2008)
One litre of fuel would serve the UK for a year and oil reserves would last the expected lifetime of the solar system - if efficiency in the car industry had improved at the same rate as in the computer world - a leading computer scientist will tell an audience in Manchester this evening (Friday 20 June 2008).

International Students' Orientation Programme 2008.
(20 Jun 2008)
Information for staff about publications and arrival/orientation arrangements.

'Work Matters': A series of three workshops for staff.
(20 Jun 2008)
Learn more about managing panic/anxiety, pressure or managing your relationship with your supervisees.

Tutor vacancies in University halls of residence.
(23 Jun 2008)
Applications invited by 7 July.

LearnHigher Seminar on 7 July.
(23 Jun 2008)
Using Blackboard to support the use of Reference Manager.

Open Meeting with the President and Vice-Chancellor on 26 June.
(24 Jun 2008)
Update on progress towards goals identified in Manchester 2015.

Online Survey on Friendships and Social Relations.
(24 Jun 2008)
Research on how people stay in touch.

University Place catering outlets closed on 3 July.
(24 Jun 2008)
Shop will remain open for business.

What’s on at the Martin Harris Centre
(25 Jun 2008)
Music and Drama in June and July

Fake IT Support e-mails
(25 Jun 2008)
Advice on dealing with recent fake e-mail messages

Campus High Performance Computing Meeting.
(25 Jun 2008)
Staff welcome to attend on Wednesday 9 July.

Pay and Grading update.
(26 Jun 2008)
Update of the progress of the final stages of the implementation of the Pay and Grading Exercise.

Last chance to sign up for vacation Well-Being programme.
(26 Jun 2008)
Places available for yoga, pilates, and nutrition and weight loss courses.

Healthy volunteers needed to complete an on-line questionnaire.
(27 Jun 2008)

Your intranet needs you!
(27 Jun 2008)
Please give the StaffNet team your feedback.

Volunteers aged 60+ required to complete an extremely quick on-line survey.
(27 Jun 2008)

Are you ready for a Challenge?
(30 Jun 2008)
Walk, jump, cycle or run and support the British Red Cross.