EDINBURGH.—We have already announced the gift to the University by the International Education Board of the Rockefeller Foundation of a sum of £74,000 for the purpose of assisting towards the establishment of a new Department of Zoology. Of this sum, £38,000 is set aside towards the cost of building, £10,000 is for equipment, and £26,000 for endowment. The University already had available from the gift of the late Dr. Laurence Pullar and from the Carnegie Trust a sum of £41,000 towards the cost of the building. The work will be proceeded with at once, and plans will be prepared by Sir Robert Lorimer in consultation with Prof. J. H. Ashworth. The new Department will be at the King's Buildings on the south side of the city, adjacent to the Departments of Chemistry and Geology.