Archive for 22 December 2008

Catholic institute of theology may be established at Trinity

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 22 December 2008 by Steve

“A Catholic institute of theology may be established at the once Protestant bastion of Trinity College Dublin (TCD) if negotiations, currently in train with the Jesuit-controlled Milltown Institute in Dublin, are successful. The Milltown Institute had discussed setting up a programme along similar lines with UCD but the university founded by Cardinal John Henry Newman rejected its advances. A UCD spokesperson has dismissed suggestions from informed sources that this was because senior academics there were anxious lest it would once again be tagged as ‘the Catholic University’. It is intended that the institute would focus on teaching and research in areas currently addressed by the civil degree section of the Milltown Institute …” (more)

[Patsy McGarry, Irish Times, 22 December]

Too much science at Science Foundation Ireland?

Posted in research with tags on 22 December 2008 by Steve

“Following on the CSET announcement last week by the Tanaiste (see below), Chris Horn has a challenging blog post on both the public perception of the value of science and tech R&D, and a spicy take on the broader issue of what SFI is funding and why and the (lack of a ) bigger picture …” (more)

[Karlin, techno-culture, 22 December]