Archive for 21 October 2009

Open Access for the Humanities?

Posted in research with tags , on 21 October 2009 by Steve

Ireland“This is International Open Access week (19-23 October 2009) with many events taking place to raise awareness of this mode of scholarly communication. However, to date, Open Access has achieved most success in the science and technology fields where the dissemination of written knowledge has traditionally taken place via journal articles and conference proceedings …” (more)

[Gwen Ryan, Read Around Research, 21 October]

Complementarities in Innovation Strategy and the Link to Science

Posted in research with tags , on 21 October 2009 by Steve

Ireland“This CREI report by Bruno Cassiman is an accessible overview of this link between scientific research and innovation.” (link)

[Philip Lane, The Irish Economy, 21 October]

The write stuff?

Posted in teaching with tags , on 21 October 2009 by Steve

UK“Lecturers will put up a spirited defence of creative writing degrees at the Inside Out Festival, the London Centre for Arts and Cultural Exchange-curated event that showcases the cultural contributions of the capital’s universities. The week-long festival provides a series of cultural events for the public throughout London on university campuses and at leading venues such as the National Portrait Gallery …” (more)

[Hannah Fearn, Times Higher Education, 21 October]

USI Warns of Meltdown in Student Maintenance Grant System

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 21 October 2009 by Steve

Ireland“The Union of Students in Ireland has received a litany of complaints from students and parents regarding the processing of the student maintenance grant application. USI have been made aware that some VECs and County Councils will not finish processing grant applications, received before the deadline, until January 2010 at the earliest. As a result, thousands of students around Ireland have been forced to defer their college registration until they receive official confirmation that they are eligible for the maintenance grant …” (more)

[Irish Press Releases, 21 October]

Publishing and Open Access

Posted in research with tags , on 21 October 2009 by Steve

Ireland“CELT hosted an informative seminar this week on Open Access publishing, facilitated by the research support staff from the library. The seminar focused on the development of ARAN, NUI Galway’s open access repository. More universities are developing these types of repositories in order to facilitate access to the publications of academic staff, and it seems as though many publishers and funding bodies are in favour of them …” (more)

[Summa cum laude, 21 October]

Fiddling with education

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 21 October 2009 by Steve

Ireland“A former Aston Villa footballer and an acclaimed traditional musician were just two of a host of well-known personalities to receive honorary doctorates at NUIG this week. Eamonn ‘Chick’ Deasy, who also played for Galway United, received an honorary Masters degree in recognition of his achievements on the pitch in the 1980s. Internationally acclaimed traditional musician Frankie Gavin and RTE Northern Editor Tommie Gorman also received honorary degrees …” (more)

[Galway Independent, 21 October]

Postgraduate researchers to benefit from funding scheme

Posted in research with tags on 21 October 2009 by Steve

Ireland“Young postgraduate researchers will benefit from a new funding programme designed in particular to boost scientists in the very early stages of their careers. Almost €8 million has been provided under the Science Foundation Ireland programme launched yesterday in Dublin by Minister of State for Science Conor Lenihan …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 21 October]