A Hint of Blue Skies for Irish Science?

Posted in Research on February 9th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“I was quite excited the other day when I got an email notifying me that Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has announced a new funding programme called Frontiers for the Future. What particularly caught my attention are the so-called Frontiers for the Future Projects …” (more)

[In the Dark, 9 February]

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The Pressure Is Not Worth It: Exam Stress And The Effects On The Body

Posted in Life on February 9th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“It is fashionable to be under pressure and to be working late and hard. This is often the status quo in the corporate world and work life. It is seen as a feat if you are doing everything until you are worn-out and exhausted and the implications of this on the individual are not taken into account …” (more)

[Cecily Nic Cionnaith, College Tribune, 9 February]

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Colleges in capital affected by outbreak of mumps

Posted in Governance and administration on February 9th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“An outbreak of mumps has affected Blackrock and Trinity colleges in the capital, with students prompted to get vaccinated if they weren’t immunised with the MMR as children. Blackrock College has cancelled a rugby match against St Michael’s College tomorrow after the mumps alarm was raised in the school yesterday …” (more)

[Laura Lynott, Independent, 9 February]

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Class and education in Ireland: ‘Disadvantaged students cannot thrive’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 9th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Despite official efforts at combating disadvantage in Irish schools, a huge class chasm remains. While middle-class girls thrive, working-class boys struggle. We recently invited readers to give their perspectives on this issue. Here is a selection of your responses …” (more)

[Irish Times, 9 February]

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor to address Future Skills Needs and Gender Equality in Higher Education at the World Government Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Posted in Governance and administration on February 9th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD Minister of State for Higher Education will attend the seventh edition of the World Government Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (10th and 11th February), to participate in the Advanced Skills Global Policy Platform …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 8 February]

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New €35m student accommodation complex officially opens at NUI Galway

Posted in Governance and administration on February 9th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A new 35 million euro student accommodation complex at NUI Galway has officially been opened. Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Sean Kyne opened Goldcrest Village at the North Campus of the university …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 8 February]

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University College Cork nears deal in baseball name battle

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on February 9th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork says it expects to resolve a trademark dispute with a US baseball giant shortly. It has been engaging in discussions with the Chicago Cubs baseball team over the establishment of a trademark for its Cork University Business School. The school, founded in 2015, is referred to by the acronym CUBS …” (more)

[Kevin O’Neill, Irish Examiner, 9 February]

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