Professor Craig Calhoun
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What's new

Saw Swee Hock Student Centre official opening

Come along to the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre on Friday 24 October. A fantastic day of events to celebrate the official opening of the building will be kicking off at noon and all members of the LSE community are welcome. Professor Craig Calhoun will be hosting the opening ceremony at 5pm.


Find out more about the day's activities here| or contact|. #LSESSH

AXA Research Fund: Junior Research Fellowships – call now open

To support research on life, socio-economic and environmental risks. Each fellowship comes to a maximum total of €120,000 for 2 years. The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 31 October 2014.


For further information, please click here| [PDF].

LSE Chill

An extra special LSE Chill will take place on Friday 24 October from 2-4pm to celebrate the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre opening ceremony.


As part of the day’s activities three musical acts will be performing in the Weston Café, on the sixth floor. Trevor Gowan will play the piano, Daniel Print will perform on the guitar, and Milli Karlstrom will sing in the first LSE Chill of the year.


For more information about the session, the performers or if you want to take part in an upcoming Chill, please click here| or email|.

Library study spaces

The Library has opened 36 additional study spaces| in the Course Collection on the ground floor of the Library.


The changes came following feedback from LSE students to increase the amount of quiet study space available.

Strategic Review

LSE's Strategic Review concluded in Summer Term 2014. The final report| by the Director was endorsed by the School’s Council in June.


Implementation of the vision it expressed for the School will be led in the coming months by the Director and his Management Team.

Articles of Association

The School's Articles of Association are being updated and all members of the LSE community are invited to comment.


To view the draft Articles and submit comments, see Consultation on the constitution|.

Public events

A Changing World and China | 

Speaker: Ambassador Wu Jian Min

Date: Wednesday 22 October 2014, 6.30-8pm


Lunchtime Concert|

Artist: Eleftheria Kotzia (guitar)

Date: Thursday 23 October 2014, 1.05-2pm


The Social Life of Money | 

Speaker: Professor Nigel Dodd

Date: Thursday 23 October 2014, 6.30-8pm


See Diary and events| for more.





External news from LSE website

LSE report reveals £8 billion cost of mental health problems in pregnancy|
Perinatal mental health problems cost the UK £8.1 billion each year, according to report released by LSE and the Centre for Mental Health.


TRIUM Executive MBA Programme ranked number one in world by Financial Times survey|
TRIUM Global Executive MBA Programme, in which LSE is a partner, has been ranked number one in the world in annual ranking of Executive MBA programmes.


This week's Gearty Grilling: Paul Cheshire on the housing crisis|
Paul Cheshire, Professor Emeritus of Economic Geography, argues that green belt land should be used to solve the housing crisis.


See News and media| for more.



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