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News - June 2001




-Minister praises research centre
A NEW research centre dedicated to genetic therapies was opened last week by the science minister, Lord Sainsbury - News - 26 June 2001

-Pisa stands proud
San Ranieri would be proud... the whole of Pisa turned out to celebrate the return of the Leaning Tower to the authorities - News - 26 June 2001

-JIF award
THE College has secured a JIF award to support a broad range of activities in structural biology - News - 26 June 2001

-Goon, but not forgotten…
WHEN Ian Thompson was 12 years old, he fell off his chair laughing at an old tape of the Goon Show… - News - 26 June 2001

-Imperial engineers receive Birthday honours from the Queen
Two engineering professors at Imperial College were named in the Queen's Birthday Honours list 2001 - News - 18 June 2001

-Shining lights scoop New Business Challenge £25,000 first prize
Three postgraduate students won the £25,000 inaugural New Business Challenge last night for their smart technology to test the safety of aircraft engines - News - 15 June 2001

-Grow your own bones
Professor Larry Hench's contribution to bioceramics is explored in a month long exhibition at the Science Museum which opened last week - News - 8 June 2001

-Gold at Chelsea Flower Show
An Imperial at Wye display which focused on the unique relationship between plants and insects won a gold medal at Chelsea Flower Show last month - 5 June 2001

-Boing Boing bounces back!
Boing Boing the bionic cat has returned to foil a jewel thief in the Natural History Museum - News - 5 June 2001

-150 years of mining history
Experts and alumni from around the world descended on the Royal School of Mines last month for its 150th anniversary celebrations - News - 5 June 2001

-Continuing links with Chile
Professor Jorge Jimenez De La Jara’s visit to Imperial College last month brought back memories of time spent in London at the Brompton Hospital - News - 5 June 2001

-A vision for the future
An impression of the state of the art business school on Exhibition Road, made possible by the £25 million donation to the College from mathematics alumnus, Dr Gary Tanaka, has been released - News - 5 June 2001

-Life begins at Wye for a former political prisoner
South Korean MSc student, Dae-Kwon Hwang, faced a bigger battle than most while studying for his Master’s qualification - News - 5 June 2001

-Chelsea Flower Show 2001
5 June 2001
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