Fruitbatgate judgment now available

Posted in Legal issues on May 9th, 2011 by steve

MR JUSTICE KEARNS: “Right. Well, as I have reached a clear view as to what I should do in this case, I propose to give my judgment in the matter ex tempore. It is being recorded DAR, so a full transcript of the judgment will in due course be available. The background facts of this matter may be simply stated: On the 2nd of November 2009 the applicant, a lecturer in behavioural science, called in to the office or rooms of a colleague, Mrs Kennedy, in the School of Medicine in UCC and there produced to her a scientific paper which had featured in the October 2009 issue of PLoS ONE, a peer-reviewed scientific journal …” (more)

[Evans v UCC, 1 December 2010]
[Dylan Evans, 9 May]

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Evans to have sanctions reduced to one year

Posted in Legal issues on March 3rd, 2011 by steve

“Self-styled fruitbatgate lecturer Dylan Evans is to have his sanctions reduced to one year …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 3 March]

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Fruitbat lecturer says Facebook notes seen by UCC

Posted in Governance and administration on February 2nd, 2011 by steve

“Dr Dylan Evans, the controversial behaviour scientist who brought judicial review proceedings against UCC last summer over sanctions imposed on him following the ‘fruitbatgate’ scandal has alleged that an insider mole was forwarding his Facebook notes onto senior management at UCC …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 2 February]

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Fruitbat sex again

Posted in Legal issues on January 10th, 2011 by steve

“Recently the Irish high court ruled on the case of Dylan Evans. It gave a ruling which can be divided into three parts …” (more)

[Mark Foreman’s Blog, 8 January]

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NY satire mag names Dylan Evans its ‘person of the year’

Posted in Life on December 16th, 2010 by steve

“A New York based satire website, the Weekly World News, has named controversial fruitbatgate lecturer Dylan Evans its person of the year for 2010 …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 15 December]

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Live in da house

Posted in Life on December 15th, 2010 by steve

“Posted a new video: ‘PhDJ live in da House!’ http://soc.li/8K05yOS” (tweet)

[Dylan Evans, Twitter, 15 December]

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Escalation and Fruit Bats

Posted in Legal issues on December 3rd, 2010 by steve

“One of our correspondents Victor suggested the recent Dylan Evans case at the University of Cork in Ireland is best understood as a form of conflict escalation. I thought it worth setting this out by way of illustration of how conflict so often escalates out of control to the detriment of all the parties involved …” (more)

[Creativeconflictwisdom’s Blog, 3 December]

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‘Fruit bat fellatio’ lecturer wins legal challenge to UCC sanctions

Posted in Legal issues on December 2nd, 2010 by steve

“The university lecturer sanctioned by his college for sexual harassment after he presented a paper on oral sex in bats to a colleague has had his sanctions quashed by the High Court …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 2 December]

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Fruit bat sex lecturer wins case against unfair penalty

Posted in Legal issues on December 2nd, 2010 by steve

“The penalties imposed on a university lecturer who showed a female colleague an academic paper on the sex life of fruit bats were too harsh, a court ruled yesterday …” (more)

[Tim Healy and Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 2 December]

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Sanctions against lecturer in bat sex case lifted by court

Posted in Legal issues on December 2nd, 2010 by steve

“A lecturer at University College Cork has won a High Court order quashing sanctions imposed on him following an inquiry into sexual harassment allegations made by a female colleague to whom he had shown a paper on the sex life of fruit bats …” (more)

[Irish Times, 2 December]

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Evans wins High Court battle

Posted in Governance and administration on December 1st, 2010 by steve

“Dylan Evans, the UCC lecturer at the center of the ‘fruitbatgate’ scandal, has won his High Court battle against UCC over penalties imposed on him by the college for showing a colleague an academic article about the sex lives of fruit bats …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 1 December]

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‘Fruit bat’ harassment lecturer challenges work sanction

Posted in Legal issues on December 1st, 2010 by steve

“The UCC lecturer who was suspended from work after being accused of sexual harassment after he gave a colleague a copy of a research paper dealing with oral sex by bats has challenged his employers’ findings …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 1 December]

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Lecturer: ‘I didn’t get fair hearing in bat-sex case’

Posted in Legal issues on December 1st, 2010 by steve

“A lecturer has claimed he was not given a fair hearing during an inquiry into sexual harassment allegations against him after he showed a female colleague a scientific paper about the sex life of fruit bats …” (more)

[Tim Healy, Independent, 1 December]

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Lecturer challenges sexual harassment finding over paper on fruit bats

Posted in Legal issues on December 1st, 2010 by steve

“A lecturer has claimed before the High Court he did not receive a fair hearing during an inquiry into sexual harassment allegations made against him after he showed a woman colleague a scientific paper about the sex life of fruit bats …” (more)

[Irish Times, 1 December]

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Dylan Evans award makes a mockery of UCC

Posted in Legal issues, Teaching on November 9th, 2010 by steve

“The award to Dylan Evans of an award for innovative teaching is a very questionable decision from the college …” (more)

[Laura Mulcahy, Cork Student News, 9 November]

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Top college honour for bat-sex row academic

Posted in Legal issues, Teaching on November 9th, 2010 by steve

“An academic accused of sexual harassment after he showed a female colleague an article on the sex life of fruit bats has been honoured by his university …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 9 November]

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Notorious fruit bat research wins ‘Ig Nobel’ prize

Posted in Life on October 14th, 2010 by steve

“An academic paper about oral sex among fruit bats – which sparked a sexual harassment claim between two academics at an Irish university – has won an alternative scientific award …” (more)

[Breandan Morley, Independent, 14 October]

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Evans says he’s fit to resume work

Posted in Legal issues on July 26th, 2010 by steve

“Dylan Evans, the controversial lecturer in the fruit-bat-gate fiasco, has said that he’s fit to work, despite being placed on compulsory sick leave by the college …” (more)

[Daniel O’Carroll, Cork Student News, 26 July]

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Academic in bat-sex case claims he is fit for work

Posted in Legal issues on July 26th, 2010 by steve

“An academic who was put on compulsory sick leave after a colleague accused him of sexual harassment has claimed that he is fit for work. University College Cork (UCC) placed Dr Dylan Evans on enforced sick leave after he showed a female colleague research on the sexual habits of fruit bats …” (more)

[Anne-Marie Walsh, Independent, 26 July]

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Disciplinary proceedings halted in ‘fruitbatgate’ case

Posted in Legal issues on July 5th, 2010 by steve

“University College Cork has been forced to halt disciplinary proceedings against the academic at the centre of the so-called ‘fruitbatgate’ row after the Irish High Court agreed to consider the case …” (more)

[Hannah Fearn, Times Higher Education, 5 July]

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