School cuts in subjects ‘may affect investment’

Posted in Governance and administration on April 7th, 2012 by steve

“The dropping of Leaving Certificate subjects by schools faced with staffing cuts could be damaging to the country’s chances of international investment, the chairman of the Higher Education Authority has said …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 7 April]

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Historian of insight who enhanced scope and detail of Irish studies in US

Posted in Life on April 7th, 2012 by steve

“Emmet Larkin was one of the major modern historians of Ireland and supporters of Irish studies in the United States. He taught at Brooklyn College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before going to the University of Chicago in 1966 where he was professor of British and Irish history until his retirement in 2006 …” (more)

[Irish Times, 7 April]

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Higher starting salary for British university lecturers

Posted in Governance and administration on April 7th, 2012 by steve

“At the USI conference, outgoing president Garry Redmond claimed that ‘a lecturer starting in Ireland would earn many multiples of what a lecturer starting in the UK would’ …” (more)

[Michelle Norris, Irish Examiner, 7 April]

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