New technological university announces its first president

Posted in Governance and administration on August 31st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The chair of the Joint Governing Body of the AIT-LIT Consortium, Professor Tom Collins, has welcomed the announcement that Professor Vincent Cunnane is to be the first President of the Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest …” (more)

[Limerick Leader, 31 August]

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Back to School …

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on August 31st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“… Three weeks today we are supposed to start teaching returning students; first years won’t start until 27th September. I wish I could say I was optimistic about this. With Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations climbing it feels very much like it did last year. Nevertheless the powers that be are insisting that we proceed with full lecture theatres without social distance …” (more)

[In the Dark, 30 August]

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Ireland’s ‘first green university president’ takes UCC helm

Posted in Governance and administration on August 31st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Acting as interim president since September 2020, Professor John O’Halloran was at the helm of the university during an unprecedented year. Now, on his first official day in office as newly installed president, he told the Irish Examiner about his plans for leading one of Cork’s oldest institutions into a challenging future …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Irish Examiner, 30 August]

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