Archive for 14 January 2010

Council bid to scupper Trinity’s new wing

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 14 January 2010 by Steve

“Trinity College’s plan for a new student building has suffered a setback after city councillors rejected it. It comes despite the proposal winning approval from heritage body An Taisce …” (more)

[Cormac Murphy, Herald, 14 January]

Final McGrath Cup clash called off

Posted in Life with tags , , on 14 January 2010 by Steve

“Tonight’s McGrath Senior Football Cup clash between Limerick v Waterford IT at 7.30pm at the Staker Wallace Pitch, Bulgaden, Co Limerick has been called off. No new date has been given for the rescheduled preliminary fixture …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 14 January]

‘Ireland’s Competitiveness Challenge’

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 14 January 2010 by Steve

“The NCC publishes a two-volume Annual Competitiveness Report annually. Volume Two, Ireland’s Competitiveness Challenge – Creating a Better Future focuses on the national competitiveness issues of most importance to enable our main existing and emerging exporting sectors to compete successfully and identifies the policy recommendations required to address them …” (more)

[National Competitiveness Council, 14 January]

CaSE Science Debate

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 14 January 2010 by Steve

“I watched and listened – last night – to the Science and Engineering Policy Debate between Adam Afriyie (Shadow Science and Innovation Minister), Paul Drayson (the current Minister for Science and Innovation) and Evan Harris (the Liberal Democrat science spokesman) …” (more)

[To the left of centre, 14 January]

Case study in academic ethics

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 14 January 2010 by Steve

“There has been a lot of buzz lately about the ethics issues professors run into when they don’t disclose their consulting relationships. Most of that buzz has centered on medical schools, where faculty relationships with drug companies have been shown to pose serious conflicts of interest …” (more)

[Erin O’Connor, Critical Mass, 14 January]

Mandelson defends university cuts

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 14 January 2010 by Steve

“Universities Secretary Peter Mandelson has hit back over claims planned cuts to the higher education system would ‘bring it to its knees’ …” (more)

[BBC News, 14 January]

Update on funding for the Irish Research eLibrary

Posted in research with tags , on 14 January 2010 by Steve

“IReL currently operates on a budget of €9M, with approximately €5M coming from Science Foundation Ireland and the remainder from Higher Education Authority. In light of SFI’s decision to cease its funding, the HEA has indicated orally that it will provide €6M funding for IReL in 2010 and the same for 2011. The HEA is expected to confirm this offer formally very soon …” (more)

[Ian Power, UCC Students’ Union Blog, 14 January]