Archive for 14 November 2009

Fire damages Belfast college

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 14 November 2009 by Steve

UK“Two firefighters were injured in a fire that swept through a college today. Several units were called to Union Theological College, in south Belfast, to battle the fire, which is being treated as suspicious. Two firefighters were treated at the scene after molten roof metal dripped on to them, but their injuries are not believed to be serious….” (more)

[Irish Times, 14 November]

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We’re not going away

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 14 November 2009 by Steve

Austria“23 days ago, when Austrian students occupied the biggest lecture hall of the University of Vienna (the Audimax), we were told we wouldn’t make the first weekend. Guess what. We are still here. And we are not alone …” (more, pictures)

[Jakob’s rotes Notizbuch, 14 November]

Search resumes for missing student

Posted in Life with tags on 14 November 2009 by Steve

Ireland“Garda divers have resumed a search of the river Lee in Cork city for a 19 year old student – missing since early on Thursday morning …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 14 November]

Tipperary Institute Graduate Wins Regional Seedcorn Competition

Posted in research with tags , on 14 November 2009 by Steve

Ireland“David Conde, a software developer from Tipperary Institute is part of a two-man team that won €25,000 in the regional finals of Intertrade Ireland. David works with Adrian Skihill at Calom Technologies in the National College of Ireland’s Business Incubation Centre. Together they have won top honours in the Dublin Emerging Company Category of this year’s Intertrade Ireland Seedcorn Competition …” (more)

[Bernie Goldbach, Inside View, 14 November]

Scientific Innovation in the Agri-Food Sector

Posted in research with tags , on 14 November 2009 by Steve

Ireland“The 2009 Teagasc Walsh Fellowships Seminar took place at the RDS, Dublin, yesterday, Wednesday 11 November, as part of Science Week Ireland, and highlighted the achievements of young scientists working in the fields of food, agriculture, environment and economics …” (more)

[AlphaGalileo, 12 November]

Frantic search for missing student

Posted in Life with tags on 14 November 2009 by Steve

Ireland“Naval divers, special search dogs and up to 100 friends and family members were last night searching for a 19-year-old Cork man who went missing in the early hours of Thursday morning. Brían Ó Tuama, a second-year arts student at University College Cork (UCC), failed to return home from a night out with friends …” (more)

[Jennifer Hough and Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 14 November]

UL Students: Awesome

Posted in teaching with tags , on 14 November 2009 by Steve

Ireland“This is why I love teaching at UL. Occasionally, you get emails like this one. A student in Economics for Business wrote me the following email after a rant in class asking why shouldn’t we double the ‘dole’ to increase consumption. Here’s her email to me, and my reply is below the fold …” (more)

[Stephen Kinsella, 13 November]