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Copyright review consultations begin

Posted in Legal issues on March 5th, 2012 by steve

“Online consultations on a new copyright law review have begun, it was confirmed today. Minister for Research and Innovation Sean Sherlock this morning announced consultations for the work of the Copyright Review Committee, which is examining the current legislation to identify areas that might be deemed to be barriers to innovation …” (more)

[Irish Times, 5 March]

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Book Missing for 100 Years Returns to Marsh’s Library in Dublin

Posted in Life on March 5th, 2012 by steve

“A book printed almost 500 years ago, which has been missing from the Archbishop Marsh’s Library in Dublin for 100 years, has made its way back home. The book, one of a five-volume set of a Theodore Gulston’s copy of the works of Galen, was returned on Friday by an anonymous do-gooder …” (more)

[Megan Specia, WorldIrish, 5 March]

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Over to you, Mr President …

Posted in Governance and administration on March 5th, 2012 by steve

“DCU’S President told students last week what he really thinks of Ireland’s Minister for Education, his ideas on how to engage with students and the big names he hopes to bring on campus for the Constitutional Convention Campaign …” (more)

[Sorcha Jowitt, Dublin Studenty.me, 5 March]

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Tear gas, machine guns and UCD AFC

Posted in Life on March 5th, 2012 by steve

“UCD AFC’s summer tour to Africa in 1980 was one which saw the college soccer club make the national headlines for all the wrong reasons at home. The tour would be remembered primarily for events in Khartoum, where a riot broke out in a stadium packed with 30,000 Sudanese fans …” (more)

[Come here to me!, 5 March]

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Fortress Belfield

Posted in Life on March 5th, 2012 by steve

“This photograph is priceless from last Friday night, showing a flare lit up by the normally very tame home support at UCD AFC. It was a good night across the league with plenty of colour and passion …” (more, photo)

[Come here to me!, 5 March]

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Risk of managers swamping universities?

Posted in Governance and administration on March 5th, 2012 by steve

“HESA, the Higher Education Statistics Agency has recently published its annual summary of staff numbers in higher education. The headline data follows …” (more)

[Registrarism, 5 March]

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Law Deans in Jail

Posted in Legal issues on March 5th, 2012 by steve

Abstract: A most unlikely collection of suspects – law schools, their deans, US.News & World Report and its employees – may have committed felonies by publishing false information as part of US News’ ranking of law schools. The possible federal felonies include mail and wire fraud, conspiracy, racketeering, and making false statements …” (more)

[A Morgan Cloud and George Shepherd, SSRN, 2 March]

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Trinity College team in talks to open Moscow university

Posted in Governance and administration on March 5th, 2012 by steve

“Trinity College Dublin and the Moscow government have begun talks that could lead to the college opening a campus in the Russian capital. Discussions have also started on the establishment of a Science Gallery in Moscow similar to the college’s successful project in Dublin …” (more)

[Séamus Martin, Irish Times, 5 March]

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Project maths plan does not add up

Posted in Teaching on March 5th, 2012 by steve

“Sir, – The new project maths syllabus introduced for Junior and Leaving Cert has caused controversy among both teachers and students alike. Students who are intelligent and good at maths are finding project maths difficult as it is too ‘wordy’ …” (more)

[Kate Mockler, Irish Times, 5 March]

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Quackery disguised as science harming unis

Posted in Teaching on March 5th, 2012 by steve

“Pseudoscientific health courses are undermining the credibility of Australian universities, according to an editorial in a leading medical journal. Homeopathy, iridology, reflexology, kinesiology, healing touch therapy, aromatherapy and energy medicine are offered at more than a third of the nation’s universities …” (more)

[The Australian, 5 March]

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Good Strategy/Bad Strategy and Higher Education

Posted in Governance and administration on March 5th, 2012 by steve

“Strategic planning in higher education borders on the absurd. I’ve been witness to my share. More often than not, participants in the process – of which there are many because we wouldn’t want to leave anyone out of the experience – agree to do what they’ve always done, but more of it …” (more)

[Keith Hampson, Higher Education Management, 4 March]

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