Having made use of Transitive technologies to support server
consolidation (for details see here), IBM
seems to have liked it so much they bought the company. Transitive’s
virtualization technologies have been shown to be valuable in a range of
application contexts, so a company with such diverse activities as IBM
seems like a promising long term setting for their further development and
application. Transitive has been a high profile success story for the school
since its establishment in 2000, both building on research led by Alasdair Rawsthorne
and employing significant numbers of Manchester
staff and graduates. IBM have said they
will be retaining the staff in Manchester.
The IBM press release is online at here.
Invitation to attend the Installation of the Chancellor3 Dec 08
As you may be aware, Tom Bloxham has been elected
Chancellor of The University of Manchester and he will be formally installed
at a special ceremony taking place on Wednesday
3 December 2008.Immediately following Mr Bloxham's installation as Chancellor, he will
confer honorary degrees on Mr Eddie Davies, Professor Edward Gregson and
Professor Sir Bernard Lovell.As the
installation of the Chancellor only occurs every seven years, the President
and Vice-Chancellor would like to invite as many members of staff as possible
from across the University to attend this prestigious event.
Installation of the
Reception: University Place
If you are interested in attending, please request a
ticket by emailing Liz Usher.Unfortunately, as the number of tickets
available will be limited, they will be allocated on a first come first
served basis.We will inform you
whether we have been able to allocate you a ticket.You are asked to note that the ceremony
will also be web cast on the day, and details of how to view this will be
made available to you in due course.
Teaching Excellence Awards
'Teaching Excellence Awards' focus on achievement in
relation to teaching over recent years and involve a grant of £5,000 for
recipients to further develop their teaching or their career. The university
hopes to make between three and five awards annually, subject to candidates'
merit, with at least one for staff in a learning support role. These awards form part of the university's
teaching and learning policy framework. The university not only rewards and
recognises excellence in teaching and in supporting student learning through
its promotion procedures, but it also supports a number of specific schemes
at both Faculty and institutional level. For instance, the university
operates a separate scheme for the process to nominate candidates for a
National Teaching Fellowship.
Unfortunately, so far we’ve not had many members of staff
indicating their intention to process with the Platform Party for CS
Graduation on Wednesday 17th December, following my email to acstaff on 13th
November.As it is a really important
event for both students and family attending, would you please let Susie know by Monday if you are able
to participate in representing the School and supporting our MSc and PhD
students who are graduating, so that I can order gowns.