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Posted in Governance and administration on 16 March 2012 by Steve

9th Level Ireland is now at 9thlevel.ie.

TUI backs Croke Park second ballot endorses deal

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 24 March 2011 by Steve

“The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has voted to back the Croke Park deal in a reballot. Overall, 76% of TUI second-level members endorsed the deal. As expected, the vote was tighter at third-level where 55% backed the deal …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 24 March]

Irish science achieves high ratings for research

Posted in research with tags , on 24 March 2011 by Steve

“Measuring the quality of research in different countries can be a complex, controversial exercise, but the widely used bibliometrics system shows that Irish scientists are increasingly influential …” (more)

[Conor O’Carroll, Irish Times, 24 March]

Tansey scholar: Tralee student awarded

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 24 March 2011 by Steve

“A business student has become the first recipient of a University of Limerick scholarship set up in memory of the late Paul Tansey, who was economics editor of The Irish Times …” (more)

[Kathryn Hayes, Irish Times, 24 March]

College president denies Maynooth seminary to close

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 24 March 2011 by Steve

“The President of St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Msgr Hugh Connolly, yesterday denied media speculation the college may shortly be closed …” (more)

[Paddy Agnew, Irish Times, 24 March]

Dublin universities take awards at ISDA festival

Posted in Life with tags on 24 March 2011 by Steve

“Dublin universities swept the boards at The Irish Student Drama Association Awards which took place last Saturday in The Ardilaun on Taylor’s Hill …” (more)

[Kernan Andrews, Galway Advertiser, 24 March]

Academic Novels – latest

Posted in Life with tags on 24 March 2011 by Steve

“Two books that I read recently are not academic novels sensu stricto, but contain academic characters: one whose academic career is central to the novel (Pym, by Mat Johnson) and one whose academic career is peripheral (The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, by Dinaw Mengestu). I liked both books a lot, especially the first 43% of Pym, but there are some odd things about the depiction of academics and academia in these books …” (more)

[FemaleScienceProfessor, 24 March]

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