1 June 2009
Performance and Development Review Prompts
Following a period in which the school has not issued prompts in relation to academic staff Performance and Development Reviews (PDRs), a system has been put in place to remind staff when these are due; the schedule is driven from month of birth. The hope is that these reviews can be helpful in enabling staff and their managers to reflect on recent performance and planned activities in a way that benefits both the reviewee and the school. The school will seek to be helpful in following up recommendations that emerge from the process. We also hope to have the system of prompts for research staff PDRs implemented in the near future.
Despite recent calls in the newsletter and on email we are still very short of staff to assist with the Undergraduate Open day on Saturday 20th June. This is disappointing and potentially extremely damaging given that the open days represent one of our most important recruitment activities.Without further support we will be unable to run the activities that we are required to put on for prospective students and their parents. Volunteers are needed to help between10:00 and 16:00 by either manning our School stand in the Schuster building or by giving the School presentation. Please can I urge those of you able to spare even just a couple of hours to send your availability to Sophia Lewis-Martyr
Congratulations to Mabel Yau (from the External Affairs Office) on the birth of her daughter Eleanor on 26th May.
Meeting to Finalise White Paper on Computational Science, Simulation and Modelling and HPC 17 June 09
1300 to 1600 (including lunch)
IT 407, IT Building
This Workshop will provide the opportunity to finalise the
White paper on the future of 'Computational Science' (including all
computationally intensive activity - computational science, simulation and
modelling, HPC, data mining and visualisation) at
The meeting will be open to all - if you have an interest in 'Computational Science' you are encouraged to attend.
The final draft of the White Paper will be made available on the 5th of
June 2009. We strongly encourage all interested staff to respond to the
report before the meeting by emailing email@example.com
To register for the Workshop and for further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
DBLP: How the data get in 3 June 09
Dr Michael Ley.
14:15, Lecture theatre 1.4, Kilburn building
Production of Virtual Goods and Services 4 June 09
Gold Farming - Real-World Production in Developing Countries for the Virtual Economies of Online Games
Prof. Richard Heeks, Centre for Development Informatics
13:00, Room 6.210,
Standards Enabled Interoperability 5 June 09
W3C Semantic Web for Health Care and Life Sciences Interest Group
Dr. M. Scott Marshall,
11:00, MLG.001 Lecture Theatre, MIB building