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Chalk Talk

Posted in Governance and administration on October 1st, 2013 by steve

“… There were rumblings of disquiet at Trinity College Dublin this week as provost Paddy Prendergast flagged a rebranding of the 400-year-old university. A staff consultation is planned to get ideas on the venture …” (more)

[Irish Times, 1 October]

["Chalk Talk"?! How many teachers use chalk these days?]

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Meehan named Ireland Professor of Poetry

Posted in Life on September 13th, 2013 by steve

“Dublin’s ‘informal poet laureate’ Paula Meehan has been named Ireland Professor of Poetry. The poet and playwright is the second woman to be awarded the prestigious post, set up in 1998 after the late Seamus Heaney won the Nobel prize for literature …” (more)

[Ed Carty, Independent, 13 September]

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Institutes blame staff and funds cuts for ranking fall

Posted in Governance and administration on September 10th, 2013 by steve

“However, Trinity College Dublin climbed six places to 61st, and there was a slight upward move by NUI Galway in the 2013/2014 QS World University Rankings …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 10 September]

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Ireland ‘at risk of getting left behind’

Posted in Governance and administration on August 12th, 2013 by steve

“The Provost of Trinity College Dublin has warned that Ireland risks ‘getting left behind’ unless the university sector keeps up with the rapid changes in global education. Dr Patrick Prendergast, speaking at the official launch of the Parnell Summer School in Avondale, Co Wicklow, said that radical responses were required …” (more)

[Independent, 12 August]

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USI and TCDSU respond to Provost call for fees

Posted in Fees and access on July 29th, 2013 by steve

“Union of Students in Ireland and Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union condemn Trinity head’s fees claim …” (more)

[Union of Students in Ireland, 29 July]

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Provost Calls For Fees To Maintain High Standards Of Third Level Education

Posted in Fees and access on July 29th, 2013 by steve

“Provost of Trinity College Dublin, Patrick Prendergast, has called for the reintroduction of third level fees on the RTÉ Radio 1 show Aoibhinn & Company yesterday. He believes that this system should be supported by graduate loans or a graduate tax to help students fund their third level education …” (more)

[Leanna Byrne, University Times, 29 July]

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Michelle receives family genealogy at Trinity

Posted in Life on June 17th, 2013 by steve

“The US First Lady and her two daughters have been given a presentation on their family genealogy and connections to Ireland when they visited Trinity College …” (more)

[Nicola Anderson, Independent, 17 June]

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‘Academic freedom: a provocation?’

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on June 11th, 2013 by steve

“… When Lizbeth asked me to speak, she said I could give a ‘provocation’ as much as a talk and I’ve taken her at her word – so my title today is ‘Academic freedom: a provocation?’ – and rather than delivering a sustained argument, my intention is to make a number of provoking comments which, I hope, can stimulate debate afterwards …” (more)

[Trinity College Dublin, 10 June]

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Irish universities ‘intimately engaged’ with non-democratic regimes

Posted in Governance and administration on June 11th, 2013 by steve

“Irish third-level institutions are ‘intimately engaged with regimes that have human rights questions to answer’, the former head of the Bahrain campus of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) has said …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 11 June]

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Trinity lecturers to lose €3,000 ‘student aid’ allowance

Posted in Governance and administration on April 9th, 2013 by steve

“Lecturers at Trinity College are set to lose a lucrative allowance worth up to €3,000 from September following pressure from Education Minister Ruairi Quinn …” (more)

[Breda Heffernan, Independent, 9 April]

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Disrupting Higher Education – I

Posted in Teaching on February 19th, 2013 by steve

“Trinity College Dublin today hosted a symposium in the Science Gallery on Online Higher Education – Disrupting Higher Education – to stimulate discussion about technology-enhanced learning …” (more)

[Eoin O'Dell, Cearta, 19 February]

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Royal Irish Academy of Music Officially Becomes TCD Affiliate

Posted in Governance and administration on February 13th, 2013 by steve

“The Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) and Trinity College Dublin (TCD) have entered a new partnership, with the aim of ‘fostering academic links for the benefit of performing arts education and creative arts practice in Ireland’ …” (more)

[Owen Bennett, University Times, 13 February]

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We have a terrific bunch of writers in Ireland, says Nobel laureate Heaney

Posted in Governance and administration on December 15th, 2012 by steve

“Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney has insisted that the profile and quality of Irish writing still stands very high on the international stage. He was speaking at Trinity College Dublin, where the new ‘Seamus Heaney professorship in Irish writing’ was announced …” (more)

[Laura Butler, Independent, 15 December]

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Heaney professorship post unveiled

Posted in Governance and administration on December 14th, 2012 by steve

“Renowned Irish poet Seamus Heaney has described a new professorship in his name at Trinity College Dublin as a great honour. The Seamus Heaney Professorship in Irish Writing was announced on Friday …” (more)

[Independent, 14 December]

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Eccentric historian leaves work to Trinity

Posted in Life on November 25th, 2012 by steve

“Eccentric historian RB McDowell, who died last year, left all of his literary works to Trinity College, Dublin, the university he was so closely associated with throughout his life …” (more)

[Shane Hickey, Independent, 25 November]

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Loyola institute opens in Trinity College

Posted in Governance and administration on November 13th, 2012 by steve

“What was described by TCD provost Dr Patrick Prendergast as ‘a milestone in the institutional development of Catholic theology in Ireland’ took place at the university yesterday with the opening of a new theology Institute …” (more)

[Irish Times, 13 November]

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Trinity signs landmark deal with institute in Singapore

Posted in Governance and administration on October 30th, 2012 by steve

“Trinity College Dublin has signed a landmark deal with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) to provide degrees in occupational therapy and physiotherapy to students in Singapore …” (more)

[Irish Times, 30 October]

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Royal Irish Academy of Music to become associated College of TCD

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

“A proposal that would see the Royal Irish Academy of Music become an associated college of Trinity College Dublin has been brought to University Council and is at an advanced stage, The University Times has learned …” (more)

[Jack Leahy, University Times, 7 October]

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Concern as university rankings continue to decline

Posted in Governance and administration on October 4th, 2012 by steve

“In a blow to the State’s international reputation in education, Ireland is not represented among the top 100 universities in the prestigious Times Higher Education rankings. The new rankings also show a dramatic fall in the ranking of University College Dublin (UCD), down from 159 to 187, only just holding on to a top 200 place …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 4 October]

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Top two colleges ‘face being left behind in global rankings’

Posted in Governance and administration on October 4th, 2012 by steve

“The country’s top two universities are in danger of being left behind as other countries plough big money into third-level education. Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and University College Dublin (UCD) remain outside the top 100 in the latest ‘Times Higher Education World University Rankings’ …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 4 October]

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