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News archive: 1998 releases

Cutting the time and cost of developing new cures

Friday 20 November 1998

Lord Sainsbury launches world's first biomedical Accelerator Mass Spectrometer in York.

£8.5m in new research grants

Friday 20 November 1998

New research grants worth £8.5 million were announced at the University of York's meeting of Council on 20 November. This continues York's successful record in attracting research grants and contracts from industry, government, the EU, research councils, and charitable bodies. New grants are announced at the University Council four times a year. Last year (1997/98), the University received grants totalling £20.7m.

Alarming figures for children's home runaways

Monday 9 November 1998

Up to 71 per cent go missing overnight during placement.

University boat crews go to Argentina

Friday 6 November 1998

Eleven members of the University of York Boat Club have been invited to take part in an international regatta in Buenos Aires this month. They will be the guests of the Universidad del Salvador, one of Argentina's leading universities. The crews leave for Argentina on 18 November, together with ten pairs of oars. They will enter the single scull, double scull and eights events at the regatta.

Mathematics continues York's teaching success

Friday 30 October 1998

The department of Mathematics at the University of York scored 22 out of 24 in the official Teaching Quality Assessment which was carried out this week. This mark continues the University's oustanding success in the TQA process which measures the quality of teaching in every subject in every university.

Business takes action on graduate skills

Monday 19 October 1998

Businesses in Yorkshire are taking action early when considering the skills they want graduate recruits to have. They are joining forces with the University of York in a unique scheme which provides skills training to students outside their degree study. The training reflects the suggestions of businesses themselves.

York researchers identify 'antifreeze' protein in carrots

Thursday 1 October 1998

Medical and crop protection applications expected.

New appointments and new personal chairs at the University of York

Tuesday 29 September 1998

New appointments and new personal chairs at the University of York.

Leading tenor takes up appointment at York

Wednesday 16 September 1998

John Potter, the tenor of the Hilliard ensemble joins the Music department at the University of York as lecturer this October. He will combine his University post with professional singing engagements with the Hilliard.

British Archaeology gets online catalogue

Tuesday 15 September 1998

A major new resource for archaeology in the UK is launched today (15 September) when the Archaeology Data Service unveils its online catalogue at a celebration at the University of York.

A holiday of forensic science, nickel plating and photography

Wednesday 12 August 1998

Chemistry camp will broaden teenagers' experiences of science.

Health students receive awards at York

Monday 27 July 1998

Over 200 students from the University of York's department of Health Studies will receive awards at a ceremony in the University's Central Hall on 29 July. They will include newly qualified nurses, experienced nurses and health service managers.

£3.3m in new research grants

Friday 17 July 1998

New research grants worth £3,273,921 were announced at the meeting of Council at the University of York on 16 July.

Durham Chief Executive to address York Health Symposium

Tuesday 7 July 1998

Ken Jarrold, Chief Executive at County Durham Health Authority will address NHS staff at the fourth York Health Symosium at the University of York on Thursday 30 July. The title of his talk is: 'A View From Here: Servants and Leaders'.

York launches Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies

Thursday 25 June 1998

The University of York launches its new Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies today (25 June), a major initiative in the development of its arts scholarship. The Centre will be opened by University chancellor Dame Janet Baker CH DBE.

University boosts students' employability with York Award

Tuesday 23 June 1998

An innovative programme designed to help students focus on the skills and experience they need for success after graduation will be launched at the University of York on Tuesday 23 June.

University to award nine honorary degrees

Thursday 18 June 1998

The honorary degree of Doctor of the University will be conferred on nine distinguished people by the University of York's Chancellor, Dame Janet Baker CH DBE, at degree ceremonies on 9 and 10 July.

York schoolchildren create opera

Tuesday 16 June 1998

150 primary school children will perform a new opera, The Green Children, at the University of York on 17 and 18 June.

'Riding' project links Yorkshire libraries

Wednesday 10 June 1998

The University of York is part of a major new partnership project to link the library catalogues of nine universities around the region to improve access to learning and research resources.

Professor Alasdair MacIntyre to speak on toleration

Tuesday 19 May 1998

Professor Alasdair MacIntyre will give this year's JB and WB Morrell memorial address on Toleration at the University of York on Tuesday 26 May. The title of his lecture will be 'Toleration and the Goods of Conflict'.

Chemistry celebrates triple success

Wednesday 6 May 1998

The Chemistry department at the University of York is celebrating news of three separate awards.

University of York and British Library become Associated Institutions

Tuesday 5 May 1998

The University of York and the British Library on 5 May signed a Memorandum of Association, signalling their intention to work more closely together on collaborative research and improved access to information for users.

Public invited to try glass conservation, carpentry and stone carving

Thursday 30 April 1998

The public are invited to a free Conservation Skills Day at the University of York as part of the city's week of culture, craftsmanship and conservation. Demonstrations of stained glass conservation, mud building, carpentry, stone carving and lime work will be followed by hands-on experience for visitors with help from experts.

£3.5m in new research grants

Thursday 30 April 1998

New research grants worth £3.5m have been announced at the University of York. The University, which is one of the UK's leading research institutions has seen its market share of research contracts increasing faster than most other universities. The Financial Times this week named York the UK's top provincial university, placing it 6th out of 100 higher education institutions.

Salters to fund chair in chemical education at York

Wednesday 29 April 1998

The Salters Institute of Industrial Chemistry, the educational arm of the Salters Livery Company, and the University of York announce that the University has agreed to set up a new Salters Chair of Chemical Education in the department of Chemistry. The new professor will take up his or her post on 1 January 2000, and the post will be jointly funded by the University of York and the Salters Company for an initial period of five years with the possibility of a period of renewal after that date. The Institute has also decided to fun the two existing Salters Fellows for a further five years and has arranged funding for the development of the Salters Horners Advanced Physics project. The total funding for the Group from Salters will exceed 800,000 over the next few years.

NHS Chief Executive and Health Minister join University lecture series on 50 years of the NHS

Tuesday 28 April 1998

Alan Langlands, Chief Executive of the NHS, and Baroness Jay, Minister of State for Health, are just two of the speakers on the University's public lecture series celebrating 50 years of the NHS.

Where does morality come from? Baroness Warnock gives public lecture at University of York

Monday 27 April 1998

The philosopher, Baroness Warnock, who chaired the government Committee on Human Fertility and Embryology, will give this year's Heslington Lecture on Wednesday 6 May

First dental studies centre opens in York

Thursday 23 April 1998

The UK's first Centre for Dental Studies was launched today (Thursday 23 April) at the department of Health Studies, University of York. The Centre will be a national academic resource for dentistry and will specialise in management education, policy analysis, organisational development and dental health economics.

Life on Mars scientist comes to York

Wednesday 15 April 1998

Professor Richard Zare, the scientist who found evidence indicating that there was life on Mars, will give a lecture - laboratory measurements and extra-terrestrial visitors - on Monday 20 April at the University of York.

Spice Girls do not corrupt young girls, research finds

Wednesday 15 April 1998

Children reject the adult side of the Spice Girls and see only their relevance to them say researchers at the University of York.

Yorkshire universities win access to £10 million EU Funding

Tuesday 31 March 1998

This week, the nine universities in Yorkshire and Humberside, together with the Leeds office of the Open University, learned that they had secured access to £10.5 million of European Union funding.

North Yorkshire pupils reach science competition finals

Monday 23 March 1998

Pupils from three North Yorkshire schools have reached the Regional Final of the Salters Festival of Chemistry to be held at the University of York on 24 March.

Russia adopts York technology curriculum

Wednesday 18 March 1998

A design approach to technology pioneered in York has been formally endorsed by the Russian Education Ministry.

Italian Finance Minister visits his alma mater

Monday 16 March 1998

Italy's Finance Minister, Vincenzo Visco, will be guest of honour at a University of York reception on Saturday 21 March. Mr Visco took a postgraduate degree in Economics at York in 1970 and is attending the mmeting of European Economic and Finance Minsters (ECOFIN) in York from 20 to 22 March.

Will EMU break up?

Tuesday 10 March 1998

Professor Richard Portes, President of the Centre for Economic Policy Research will give the University of York/CEPR lecture on 'Will EMU break up?' on Friday 20 March. The lecture is open to Ecofin journalists at the media pavilion at the Viking Hotel, York at 6.30 pm.

A further four and a half million pounds in research grants and contracts

Thursday 5 March 1998

New research grants totalling £4,587,536 were announced at a meeting of the University of York's Council on 23 February, continuing the trend of rapid research income growth at York.

York gets green light for 'bioincubator'

Thursday 26 February 1998

A consortium centred on the University of York has been awarded £310,000 from the 'Biotechnology Mentoring and Incubator' Challenge scheme run by the Department of Trade and Industry.

Which tariff for metered water supplies?

Thursday 26 February 1998

The UK debate on how to reform water charging systems has received new information from a review of tariffs of public water supply produced by the University of York.

Three professorial appointments in Health Studies

Tuesday 24 February 1998

The department of Health Studies is expanding its research portfolio with three new chair appointments.

University and British Council join forces to aid African economist

Monday 23 February 1998

An economist studying at the University of York has received a special scholarship from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, thanks to efforts by the University and the British Council. Raymond Swaray from Sierra Leone is unable to return home because of the uncertain political situation. Without these funds he would be unable to continue his career as an economist.

Researchers broaden expertise in traffic management solutions

Monday 2 February 1998

A new link with industry has been forged by researchers into traffic management at the University of York.

York wins £1m for equipment

Monday 19 January 1998

The University of York has been awarded £1,027,931 in special grants from the Higher Education Funding Council for equipment in Music Technology, Chemistry and Computer Science.

The perfect score for Electronics

Friday 16 January 1998

The Department of Electronics at the University of York scored a perfect 24 out of 24 in the official Teaching Quality Assessment which was carried out this week.

Professor Richard Parish becomes Head of Department of Health Studies

Monday 12 January 1998

Professor Richard Parish has joined the Department of Health Studies at the University of York as Head of Department.

Two day course gives flavour of language teaching

Monday 5 January 1998

A two-day course at York aims to introduce people to the teaching of modern foreign languages. The course, which is free, will include presentations, meetings with experienced and newly-qualified teachers, and a half day observing language lessons in a secondary school.