Quinn to lecture on euro currency at Trinity College

Posted in Teaching on January 23rd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Former Education Minister Ruairí Quinn is set to take on lecturing duties at Trinity College …” (more)

[Elaine McCahill, Independent, 23 January]

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Former education minister Ruairi Quinn to teach at Trinity

Posted in Teaching on January 22nd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“College is in the process of approving former Labour party leader Ruairi Quinn to teach an elective module as part of two postgraduate courses offered by the School of Business, Trinity News has learned …” (more)

[Andrew O’Donovan, Trinity News, 21 January]

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One in four female TCD students sexually assaulted – survey

Posted in Legal issues on January 20th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“One in four female students at Trinity College who responded to a students’ union survey has had a non-consensual sexual experience. The soon-to-be-released study, which surveyed 1,038 male and female students online …” (more)

[Catherine Healy, Trinity News, 20 January]

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UCC placed second in UI Greenmetric world university ranking

Posted in Governance and administration on January 20th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork (UCC) has been ranked second in the world overall for the second consecutive year in the Universitas Indonesia (UI) Greenmetric World University Ranking …” (more)

[Grainne Rothery, Business and Leadership, 20 January]

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Irish Business Schools – Rankings 2015

Posted in Governance and administration on January 17th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Rankings are like the closing days of Gay Byrne’s tenure in the Late Late Show. There is one for everybody in the Audience. A new ranking has been gaining ground recently, Eduniversal Ranking, based mostly on interviews. Irish Business Schools are doing quite well …” (more)

[Brian M Lucey, 17 January]

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Europe to lend €70m for capital projects at TCD

Posted in Governance and administration on January 13th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved in principle a €70m loan to Dublin’s Trinity College, which will be part used to fund the university’s new business school …” (more)

[Colm Kelpie, Independent, 13 January]

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Freedom of speech has limits, says Islam scholar

Posted in Legal issues on January 9th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“… Dr Ali Selim said such depictions went against Islam and could not be defended under the guise of freedom of expression. ‘Everything has a limit, so why does freedom of expression not have a limit? If freedom of expression is unlimited, can people depict the holocaust in such a mocking way?’ …” (more)

[Independent, 9 January]

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Islamic scholar has ‘no place’ in party, says Lucinda Creighton

Posted in Governance and administration on January 9th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Dr Ali Selim said he was interested in talking to Creighton about new party. Lucinda Creighton has indicated she has no interest in talking to a Dublin-based Islamic scholar about joining her new party …” (more)

[Harry McGee, Irish Times, 8 January]

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Ali Selim urges media not to republish Charlie Hebdo cartoons

Posted in Legal issues on January 8th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Lecturer says he may stand in election and would be interested in talking to Lucinda Creighton. A Muslim scholar has appealed to the Irish media not to republish cartoons published by the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo …” (more)

[Irish Times, 7 January]

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Any Attempt to Prosecute Irish Publication of Charlie Hebdo Mohammed Cartoons is Doomed to Fail

Posted in Legal issues on January 8th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Eoin O’Dell responds to troubling remarks by Dr Ali Selim on blasphemy following attack in Paris. The attack on Charlie Hebdo, and the murders of ten journalists and two policemen, are not only a tragedy for the victims, their families, and their colleagues, but also an assault upon freedom of expression and the fabric of western democracy …” (more)

[University Times, 7 January]

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Trinity Lecturer Will Seek Legal Advice if Irish Journalists Republish Charlie Hebdo Mohammed Cartoon

Posted in Legal issues on January 7th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“An adjunct lecturer in Trinity’s Department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies has tonight said he would seek legal advice if Irish journalists were to republish Charlie Hebdo cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed …” (more)

[Edmund Heaphy, University Times, 7 January]

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Man charged with damaging Trinity gates in hospital, court hears

Posted in Legal issues on January 7th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“A 66-year-old Dublin awaiting trial for damaging the historic wooden front gate of Trinity College Dublin last April has been admitted to hospital, a judge has heard …” (more)

[Irish Times, 7 January]

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Research shows a doubling of PhD graduates working in industry between 2000 and 2010

Posted in Life on January 7th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin in partnership with LinkedIn carried out an analysis of 11,000 PhD graduates from Irish universities over the last 20 years …” (more)

[Diarmuid O’Brien, Irish Times, 7 January]

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Trinity gates rebuilt at a cost of €45k

Posted in Governance and administration on January 6th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The historic gates of Trinity College were salvaged by specialist repairers at a cost of almost €45,000 after they were almost wrecked last year …” (more)

[Laura Larkin, Herald, 6 January]

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I could be anyone: the aftermath of rape

Posted in Life on January 5th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“An anonymous student describes the impact of sexual assault. Having only been in Dublin a few short months, I still naively thought that I was going to leave this county in four years with a university degree and nothing else …” (more)

[Trinity News, 5 January]

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Trinity and UCD spend €600k on lab rats, mice and pigs

Posted in Research on January 2nd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin has purchased almost 10,000 mice and rats since the beginning of 2013 at a cost of almost €400,000. The college use animals for biomedical research, as is practiced in several universities in Ireland …” (more)

[Laura Larkin, Independent, 2 January]

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National Library seeks €12m for vault amid concern for collections

Posted in Governance and administration on January 2nd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The cash-strapped National Library of Ireland is seeking Government backing for a €12m repository amid concerns over the security of its valuable collections …” (more)

[Shane Phelan, Independent, 2 January]

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‘I’m Israeli and I take responsibility’

Posted in Governance and administration on January 1st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Ronit Lentin is perhaps the most senior figure associated with Trinity College to support an academic boycott of Israel. Born in Haifa before, as she is keen to stress, the creation of the state of Israel, Lentin began her PhD in Trinity in 1991 …” (more)

[Tadgh Healy, Trinity News, 30 December]

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Trinity College is all dolled up for New Year’s

Posted in Life on December 31st, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Tomorrow people across the country will be getting ready to ring in a new year. Trinity College, and a number of other buildings around Dublin city have got a head start and are looking very fancy tonight …” (more, photos)

[TheJournal.ie, 31 December]

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Go East? Chinese Universities and Ireland

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on December 30th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“A TL:DR of Irish university internationalisation plans would be: get Chinese students, link with Chinese universities. I’m not at all sure that this makes sense, economically or otherwise …” (more)

[Brian M Lucey, 30 December]

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