ISSUE 4 of the MMU Research News is now available. This digital publication is aimed at keeping the MMU community informed about new and innovative research at MMU and can be accessed via the menu bar on the RED website, or find it at http://www.red.mmu.ac.uk/newsletters/0811_research_newsletter.pdf
MMU Research News is designed to be read on-screen; each issue includes news from different Research Institutes and a round-up of successful grants and awards plus a News in Brief section and updates on items such as the Research Excellence Framework.
The latest issue includes articles about how young people engage in political activities; exclusionary and oppressive practices associated with disabilism and a novel intervention to improve the safety of diabetes patients whilst walking. It also celebrates successes such as the award of the ASAB Medal to Dr Mike Dockery; Jack Tait, the oldest student to receive MMU's newest doctoral award, and the 90th birthday of a revolutionary school and ideology.
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Q. How much data storage will be available?
A. Students will get 500 MB of H: drive data storage. They will also have up to 25 GB on SkyDrive.
Staff will have:
- H: drive of 1 GB personal data storage.
- Outlook Mailbox, an additional 1 GB.
- R: drive (Staff2staff) data storage will also have several gigabytes per person of shared storage.
There is also the S: drive, "Staff to Student". This data storage will be centralised, and used for any academic information that will not go onto Moodle or Equella.
Please note, students will NOT be able to connect to any other shared data stores.
Q. What if I miss all the road-shows?
A. Your phone will stop working on the last date of the road-show. Your local IT services team will have your SIM ready to swap, so you will need to call the IT Services Helpline on 4646.
There is an intended instance of British Sign Language
(introductory) Course running on Tuesday 8th November 2011 at All Saints.
This 1 day course is for any member of staff likely to be communicating with BSL users. The course is for beginners and so no prior experience is needed.
There are an estimated 60,000 BSL users in Britain making it the most widely used UK language after English and Welsh.
Learn the finger-spelling alphabet allowing them to spell any word using sign language
Be able to give basic information about themselves in BSL
Be able to sign numbers in BSL
Learn how to give directions in BSL
Learn a number of signs useful in their workplace
The aim of the course is to give participants an introduction to this fascinating language and build confidence in their ability to communicate with BSL users
There is a cost of 70 GBP to your department, and your booking form should be signed by your manager/budget holder. This cannot be accepted without a budget code. If you can confirm a firm booking in the meantime then please drop us an email to save a place pending our receipt of the completed form.
Course Booking Forms can be found at
www.mmu.ac.uk/humanresources/devandtrain/ and should be forwarded to OD & T, 6th Floor, All Saints or via your line manager's email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 19th September John Dalton T0.03 Kung Fu from Beyond the Grave (1982) Dir. Zhao Li
To start off our season of Trash Cinema, we are screening an example of the zany and often confusing world of 80s Hong Kong cinema. With revenge, lost tombs, hopping zombies and an unusual guest appearance, it may leave the audience a little puzzled as to the bigger picture, but never bored!
Monday 26th September John Dalton T0.03 Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) Dir. Russ Meyer
Directed by one of sexploitation's darlings and co-written by acclaimed American film critic Roger Ebert, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls is a cocktail of trashy delights with something important to say. Comedy, sex, violence, horror, excess, and cliche fuse together to become a film that is ultimately "a satire of Hollywood".
Monday 3rd October Manchester Lecture Theatre Pink Flamingos (1972) Dir. John Waters
Combining schlock, camp and baroque bad taste, Pink Flamingos is a crazed expression of disillusion with both 50s apple pie and 60s hippie idealism. In a world gone mad, the only answer is FILTH! Bring an open mind, a sense of humour and a chocolate treat (to be traditionally consumed during the film's final scene).
Monday 10th October Manchester Lecture Theatre Suspiria (1977) Dir. Dario Argento
70s horror classic Suspiria is so elegantly designed, choreographed, and edited that it would not belong in the Trash genre if it wasn't quite so preposterous. Nightmarish, beautiful and ludicrous in equal measure, Suspiria serves as a delectable antipasto to the demented banquet of Italian Horror Cinema.
All screenings are FREE and start at 6pm.
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The North West Film Archive (NWFA) has contributed some real gems to the BBC's major new series 'Reel History of Britain' - there are 20 episodes to enjoy, every weekday at 6.30pm on BBC2, starting Monday 5th and through the rest of September.
Introduced by Melvyn Bragg, the series reveals some of the fascinating stories and individuals behind key archive films from the British Film Institute (BFI) and national and regional collections. Look out for NWFA footage which is included in 10 episodes, and three of those are in the first week, with our footage of the Acrrington Pals featuring as the key film for Wednesday's WWI stories. BBC Learning is running linked 'Hands on History' events around the North West through September and October.
Co-inciding with the start of the television series is the launch of a new search facility - many of the UK's film archives have their own online catalogues (we were first in 1999!), but now for the first time you can widen your search through 'Search Your Film Archives' to include any or all of the UK's public collections (including the BFI) at the same time. Try it for yourself and let us know what you think!
There are links to all of these, and more information about these projects at the NWFA website: www.nwfa.mmu.ac.uk
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