ASTI to suspend all industrial action

Posted in Governance and administration on June 10th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The ASTI is to immediately suspend all industrial action relating to the Lansdowne Road Agreement (LRA) and Junior Certificate reform. The decision was taken by a special convention of ASTI members held in the Citywest Hotel, Dublin today …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 10 June]

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The lifecycle of research citations

Posted in Research on June 10th, 2017 by steve

International“Researchers are evaluated using citation counts, often with a cut-off date. But this column shows that the lifecycle of citations differs between disciplines, with some subjects having earlier peaks or steeper declines in annual citations than others. These differences should be taken into account when evaluating researchers or institutions …” (more)

[Sebastian Galiani and Ramiro Gálvez, VOX, 10 June]

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Extremist speeches ‘should be challenged’ not banned

Posted in Governance and administration on June 10th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Counterterrorism legislation to prevent extremist speeches on university campuses will not stop its spread, a conference in Co Carlow has heard. ‘Extremist speeches should be met by better, stronger ideas that challenge the speakers rather than a ban’, said Maajid Nawaz, founder of Quilliam, a London based counterextremism think-tank …” (more)

[Sylvia Thompson, Irish Times, 10 June]

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Micheline’s US Tour now has a Facebook page

Posted in Life on June 10th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Micheline’s lecture tour of the US is rapidly taking shape. Following her grandmother’s epic tour one hundred years ago Micheline now, in her turn, also has invitations to speak in New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, St Louis, Seattle and smaller places like Butte, Montana with strong Irish connections that Hanna spoke in …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 9 June]

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Trinity’s rise in the rankings a good start, but funding and internal reform still needed

Posted in Governance and administration on June 10th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The recent rise of college in the QS rankings should be commended, as rankings matter. However, it does not alleviate the need for increased higher education funding …” (more)

[Rory O’Sullivan, Trinity News, 9 June]

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Cancer researcher and university administrator who contributed to Ireland’s workplace smoking ban

Posted in Life on June 10th, 2017 by steve

“Paddy Johnston, who has died suddenly after a cycle ride in Donegal, was internationally recognised as a leading cancer researcher, and an outstanding university administrator as vice-chancellor and president of Queen’s University, Belfast. He possessed the ability to combine both roles, publishing his latest research paper in the spring …” (more)

[Irish Times, 9 June]

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