Trinity College warned Notre Dame cathedral-style fire could destroy Book of Kells

Posted in Governance and administration on August 7th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College warned of the risk of a fire like that which struck Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral in an application for €25m in Government funding to redevelop their historic Old Library. They said a ‘litany of destructive fires’ at historic buildings around the world illustrated the risks of deterioration and damage to the library, which houses the Book of Kells …” (more)

[Ken Foxe, Independent, 6 August]

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UCD staff say college institute teaching Chinese studies ‘devalues’ reputation

Posted in Teaching on August 7th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A number of academics in University College Dublin have expressed strong opposition to a course on Chinese history and politics being delivered by an institute they believe has links with the Beijing regime. The academics say that the delivery of the course, by the UCD Irish Institute for Chinese Studies (IICS), ‘devalues and endangers UCD’s academic reputation’ …” (more)

[Colm Keena, Irish Times, 7 August]

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UCD Now Open For Walk-in Vaccination

Posted in Governance and administration on August 7th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“UCD’s O’Reilly Hall vaccination center is to run a walk-in vaccination program this weekend. From 11 am on Sunday, August 8th, anyone over the age of 16 who has not yet been vaccinated can avail of a first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the UCD vaccination center …” (more)

[Ann Jaffray, College Tribune, 6 August]

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Uninest to Rent 571 Student Beds to Tourists for 2021/22 Academic Year

Posted in Governance and administration on August 7th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Some 571 private student flats in Dublin 7 are to be converted into tourist accommodation for the upcoming academic year, the Business Post has reported. Uninest, the accommodation provider, has said that it did not anticipate its international student market recovering in time for the coming academic year …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 6 August]

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