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Student drinking at ‘hazardous’ levels

Posted in Life on January 22nd, 2012 by steve

“Over a third of university students meet the criteria for hazardous drinking and almost half exceed thresholds for acute harm at least once a month, an Australian-first study has found …” (more)

[John Ross, The Australian, 23 January]

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Adrian Weckler confims that ‘Ireland’s SOPA’ will be vague and open-ended

Posted in Legal issues on January 22nd, 2012 by steve

“Adrian Weckler has a worrying piece on government proposals for blocking legislation in today’s Sunday Business Post (paywalled). I’ve taken the liberty of extracting some of the highlights: …” (more)

[TJ McIntyre, IT Law in Ireland, 22 January]

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Lectures selling students short: evidence from Science

Posted in Teaching on January 22nd, 2012 by steve

“Academics will go to any length to defend the lecture (see twitter feed on my Don’t lecture me! talk). No matter how much evidence there is to show that it is poor pedagogic practice, they resist the change …” (more)

[Donald Clark Plan B, 22 January]

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Student loses case against newspapers

Posted in Legal issues on January 22nd, 2012 by steve

“A student has lost his case against six newspapers in a bid to block them naming him in connection with an allegedly defamatory video …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 22 January]

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Hayes: Scrapping Croke Park deal would be ‘nonsensical’

Posted in Governance and administration on January 22nd, 2012 by steve

“Minister of State at the Department of Finance Brian Hayes has today branded the notion of scrapping the Croke Park Agreement as ‘nonsensical’ …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 22 January]

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Politics and Process in introducing the ‘Technological University’

Posted in Governance and administration on January 22nd, 2012 by steve

Some argue that there is a political battle in progress, which those favouring new universities will shortly win. As the Times has recently stated, “The Southeast is set to win its long battle for university status, despite strong opposition from some university presidents and senior figures in the HEA” (Irish Times, 17 January). However, this view is wrong in every important respect … (more)

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DCU boss critical of McGuinness

Posted in Life on January 22nd, 2012 by steve

“DCU manager Niall Moyna has accused Donegal boss Jim McGuinness of ‘abuse of players’ after Martin McElhinney picked up an injury warming up for a challenge game on Saturday. McElhinney, a student at the Dublin university, was given time off in the preparations for last night’s O’Byrne Cup clash with Meath because of upcoming examinations …” (more)

[RTÉ Sport, 22 January]

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High Court will today rule in DCU student injunction case

Posted in Legal issues on January 22nd, 2012 by steve

“The High Court will today rule whether to grant an order to a 22 year old DCU business student,  stopping national newspapers identifying him in the press over an online video …” (more)

[Newstalk, 22 January]

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Infographic: Why you should get more sleep

Posted in Life on January 22nd, 2012 by steve

“Getting up early is a common trait among CEOs, but don’t get carried away. Not getting enough sleep can lead to weight gain, cancer and other adverse consequences described in the following infographic …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 22 January]

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End Croke Park deal, FG rebels tell Enda

Posted in Governance and administration on January 22nd, 2012 by steve

“Taoiseach Enda Kenny is under mounting pressure from Fine Gael TDs to ‘stop pretending’ that the Croke Park deal on public sector pay remains viable, the Sunday Independent can reveal …” (more)

[Daniel McConell, Independent, 22 January]

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Family of falsely accused man near breaking point

Posted in Legal issues on January 22nd, 2012 by steve

“The parents of a DCU student who was falsely accused of being a taxi-fare dodger in an online video have told the Sunday Independent they are ‘close to breaking point’. Speaking briefly at the High Court yesterday …” (more)

[Niamh Horan, Independent, 22 January]

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What is the role of Law Schools in the Policy Process?

Posted in Research on January 22nd, 2012 by steve

“What should be the role of a law school the policy process? At first glance, the question might look odd. Law schools are not political institutions with a mandate to develop or deliver public policy …” (more)

[Dean Sossin's Blog, 21 January]

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Does Math Really Exist?

Posted in Research on January 22nd, 2012 by steve

“In the midst of a rather interesting discussion of the notion of Aristotle’s Unmoved Mover, Leah Libresco went on a mild digression about the philosophy of mathematics that I couldn’t let go of …” (more)

[Alex Knapp, Forbes, 21 January]

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The (legal) case against an Irish SOPA

Posted in Legal issues on January 22nd, 2012 by steve

“The publicity and success of the anti-SOPA campaign in the US has put internet blocking on the agenda worldwide and Paul Quigley’s excellent column in the Journal explains how Ireland is moving towards similar types of blocking – only by the stroke of a Ministerial pen and without any legislation by the Oireachtas …” (more)

[TJ McIntyre, IT Law in Ireland, 21 January]

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DIT spearheads product management post-grad for IT sector

Posted in Teaching on January 22nd, 2012 by steve

“A new post-graduate qualification in product management for the Irish software and technology sectors created by a group of Irish software companies will be launched at Dublin Institute of Technology in September …” (more)

[John Kennedy, Silicon Republic, 20 January]

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