Archive for 29 November 2008

Lifeblood of research is funds, TCD event shows

Posted in research with tags , , on 29 November 2008 by Steve

“The camera never lies, and it showed clearly that Minister for Education Batt O’Keeffe was under pressure. This view was confirmed by a digital blood pressure device located nearby. The cause of his strain was not persistent questioning by journalists, however. Rather, the Minister had unwisely strayed too close to health-monitoring equipment installed at the Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin. He was at the Gallery yesterday morning to launch Transformations: how Research is Changing Ireland, an event and publication marking the 10th anniversary of the Higher Education Authority (HEA)-managed research funding scheme, the Programme for Research in Third-Level Institutions (PRTLI) …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 28 November]

Today’s Fire in NUI Maynooth

Posted in Life with tags on 29 November 2008 by Steve

“One of the things I like about NUI Maynooth is that it’s the kind of place where very little excitement ever happens. You get the odd evacuation because some muppet with a JCB has hit a gas main but nothing ever blows up. Life as a member of staff or a student in NUIM is generally a pleasant, peaceful, and uneventful affair. Today however was a little more dramatic ….” (more)

[Bart Busschots, 28 November]