22 April - 6th May 1997
STAFF NEWSPAPER OF IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
Professor Robert Kowalski is the new head of the Department of Computing with effect from the beginning of the summer term for a period of five years. He succeeds Professor Tom Maibaum.
Robert Kinghorn, Department of Geology, will contest the Norwich South constituency for the Conservatives on 1 May. He faces Labour's Ian Gibson, dean of biology at UEA.
Civil engineering prize
Professor John Burland has been awarded the American Society of Civil Engineers' H Bolton Seed Medal. Awarded every other year for distinguished contributions to soil mechanics and soil structure, Professor Burland is the first non-US national to receive this award.
1997 pay awards
Pay increases are being implemented this month. Pay scales for academic and related, and technical staff will be increased by 2.9 per cent from 1 April 1997. Manual and ancillary scales will be increased by 3.4 per cent from 1 April 1997. All these scales will be increased further if the Retail Price Index figure for March is above 2.9 per cent.
Professor David Phillips, Department of Chemistry, is one of four authors contributing to a new series of children's science books entitled 'Making sense of science'. Professor Phillips' contribution Light up your life explains how light and lasers work.
Employees' contributions to SAUL will be reduced from 5.5 per cent to 5.0 per cent from 1 April 1997.
Brian Briscoe, professor of interface engineering in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology has been elected as dean of the City and Guilds College for three years from 1 September 1997.
(c) Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, 1996
Last Revised: 22 April 1997