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New solutions for waste management

A system using rainwater as the basis for organic compost and a project which could reduce pollution emanating from semi- conductor plants are among the pioneering ideas competing for a prize aimed at finding practical solutions to worldwide environmental problems.

Having a ball … for charity!

University of St Andrews students will party for charity later this week (Friday 3 March 2000) when they hold a fundraising ball in the town.

MSP to visit his “local”

North East Fife MSP Iain Smith will gain an insight into the workings of his local University later this week (Friday 3 March 2000).

Talk by Professor Jamison

A psychologist, whose survival from suicide marked the beginning of a life's work to investigate mental illness and self-inflicted death, is to give a talk at the University of St Andrews.

Plant ecologist elected to prestigious body

A University of St Andrews Plant Ecologist has been elected to a prestigious scientific body aimed at strengthening links between researchers and scholars throughout the world.

Head of English appointment

Professor Neil Corcoran, Head of the School of English at the University of St Andrews, has been invited to sit on the committee for the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.

Seal study

A Scottish postgraduate student is spearheading a project which could lead to more effective conservation strategies for the grey seal.