Archive for 18 November 2009

UCC possibly to close on Tuesday 24th of October due to ICTU Stike

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 18 November 2009 by Steve

“Just got the email from SU President Eoin Hayes: The strike has been called for Tuesday, 24th November 2009; it is to last for a 24hr period, only; there will more than likely be picket lines on the entrances to the University by unionised University staff …” (more)

[Eliot Rosewater, Boards.ie, 18 November]

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Friends spent day shopping before horror crash

Posted in Life with tags on 18 November 2009 by Steve

“Two best friends who played GAA football together were among four young women killed in a tragic car crash after a day out shopping, it emerged tonight. Students Marie Ni Chonghaile and Teresa Molloy died alongside college friends Sarah Byrne and Sorcha Rose McLoughlin after their car collided with a pick-up truck at a notorious accident black spot on the Galway-Mayo border …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 18 November]

Lectures as normal

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 18 November 2009 by Steve

“No, lectures as normal in DCU, as DCU staff voted not to strike.” (tweet)

[vonprond, Twitter, 18 November]

Car crash

Posted in Life with tags on 18 November 2009 by Steve

“Absolutely tragic that four NUIG students aged 19 and 20 were killed in a car crash last night.” (tweet)

[markmcd89, Twitter, 18 November]

Article-Level Metrics And The Evolution Of Scientific Impact

Posted in research with tags on 18 November 2009 by Steve

“Formally published papers that have been through a traditional prepublication peer review process remain the most important means of communicating science today. Researchers depend on them to learn about the latest advances in their fields and to report their own findings …” (more)

[Scholarship2.0, 18 November]

Scheme for IT postgraduates launched

Posted in research with tags on 18 November 2009 by Steve

“A new training scheme for students working towards postgraduate degrees was launched today by the Institutes of Technology Research Alliance. The ITRA has prepared a selection of programmes geared towards accredited certs and diplomas which can be undertaken alongside a student’s main graduate studies …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 18 November]

Good news for students as grant application process to be opened earlier – Keaveney

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 18 November 2009 by Steve

“Government Spokesperson on Education and Science in Seanad Eireann Senator Cecilia Keaveney has confirmed that the application system for the student maintenance grant is to be made more student-friendly. Application forms for the grants are to be made available to students earlier in the year so that students can submit grant applications following the completion of the CAO process …” (more)

[Fianna Fáil Blog, 18 November]