Archive for November, 2009

UCC and CIT

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 30 November 2009 by Steve

“Watched Memorandum of Understanding signed between the region’s two third level education institutions – UCC and CIT. It’s a step forward.” (tweet)

[Dan Boyle, Twitter, 30 November]

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Students to learn how to protest

Posted in teaching with tags , on 30 November 2009 by Steve

“At one time student protest was as much a part of university life as getting drunk on Freshers’ Week. Now a university is giving some of its politics students lessons in how to campaign and take direct action …” (more)

[Hannah Richardson, BBC News, 30 November]

Irish research

Posted in research with tags , on 30 November 2009 by Steve

“NUIG has more “sources for Irish research” than Trinity College in this map (via @lorcanD) http://bit.ly/61DGNK Cataloging backlog or truly?” (tweet)

[Jodi Schneider, Twitter, 30 November]

UCC/CIT: A Decade of Collaboration

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 30 November 2009 by Steve

“A decade of collaboration between University College Cork (UCC) and Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) was celebrated today (Monday, November 30th 2009) by UCC President, Dr Michael Murphy and the President of CIT, Dr Brendan Murphy …” (more)

[UCC Media and Communications, 30 November]

University To Release All Climate Research Data

Posted in Life with tags , on 30 November 2009 by Steve

“The Climatic Research Unit whose emails were leaked to bloggers has said all data will be released to defuse the furore. The University of East Anglia has promised to release all its raw climate change data to the public, and launch an inquiry into how private emails from climate scientists were leaked to anti-climate change blogs …” (more)

[eWeekEurope, 30 November]

Provost refuses to talk as SU speaks of further action

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 30 November 2009 by Steve

“Students’ Union Education Officer, Ashley Cooke has spoken with The University Times about the next step in the campaign for better library facilities. ‘If our demands aren’t met by the end of the occupation, the Students’ Union will intensify its campaign’, Cooke said. Asked to specify what this further intensification would involve, Cooke mentioned that the SU had ‘plans for further alternative action’ …” (more)

[Emma Keaveney, University Times, 28 November]

Resources or places: decision time for colleges

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 30 November 2009 by Steve

“We are a most fortunate country. While many other countries (our nearest neighbour included) struggle to convince their young people of the benefits of higher education, we appear to have an insatiable appetite for it …” (more)

[Tom Boland, Irish Times, 30 November]