Tuesday 26 June 2012
Last week was a mix of strategic planning and marking for most staff, while a few lucky ones have headed overseas to conferences or on Erskine Leave (Matthew is no doubt basking in the warmth of Barcelona – but he did only leave at the weekend!).
Hazel and I had a surprise visit last week from the High Commissioner for Nigeria who is based in Canberra. He has been involved in many high level discussions on global environmental issues so hopefully will be a good ally in our interactions with the Nigerian Montane Forest Project and Universities in Nigeria.
~ Paula ~
Stage 2 (old Zoology) is progressing well. We are about to put together a mock-up of what a standard staff office will look like. Staff will be invited to comment specifically on what they would like in their office (number of bookshelves, whiteboards etc) which will be used by FM for ordering furniture. An announcement will be made when people can have a look at the office.
The plan for moving people during the remediation of the Research Building has proven to be unfeasible – in other words it has all turned to custard. Never fear, your dynamic buildings committee is working around the clock to put a new plan in place. Details of this will emerge as the plan is approved. Note that we are still scheduled to start remediation work in October.
~ Bill ~
The Nigerian High Commissioner visit to the School
Pictured: Florence Akinyemi (First Secretary), Paula Jameson (Head, Biological Sciences), Mrs Olukanni (High Commissioner's wife), Ayo Olukanni (High Commissioner), Hazel Chapman (Director, Nigerian Montane Forest Project), Danladi Umar (PhD candidate, Biological Sciences) and Taiwo Axisz (PhD candidate, Philsophy)
Recently submitted theses
Dutton, P. (2012). Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ellioti) ecology in a Nigerian Montane Forest. School of Biological Sciences. Christchurch, Canterbury. Doctor of Philosophy.
The following items ordered against your school/departmental non-continuing target have been received recently by the library. Please note this is NOT a complete list of all items of potential interest to your department. To view ALL new books in your subject area, please access the relevant subject lists available from the New Titles List:
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- Crystallization of biological macromolecules
New book display, EPS Library, QD 381 .M172 1999
Latest publications in the school
Jackson, R.R. and Nelson, X.J. (2012). Attending to detail by communal spider-eating spiders. Animal Cognition 15: 461-471.
Nelson, X.J. and Jackson, R.R. (2012). The role of numerical competence in a specialized predatory strategy of an araneophagic spider. Animal Cognition 15: 699-710.
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Thought for the week
Often we place too much emphasis on the desired results, and not enough on the person we need to be to achieve and support those results. -Larry Hehn
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