Archive for 26 February 2010

Sigerson Cup

Posted in Life with tags , , on 26 February 2010 by Steve

“DCU beat NUI Maynooth 1-11 to 1-6 and will face UCC in the Sigerson Cup final.” (tweet)

[Action 81, Twitter, 26 February]

Inventing

Posted in research with tags on 26 February 2010 by Steve

“I spoke recently at a meeting about Intellectual Property (IP). Some parts of a talk like that are inevitable and predictable. I stressed the importance of IP as an ‘Intangible Asset’ within a company. (I blogged on this recently and since then, all that I read points to the importance of these assets, with 70% of the value of companies in some sectors being defined by Intangible Assets) …” (more)

[Frank Gannon’s Blog, 26 February]

Welcome to Ireland is ‘a bunch of baloney’

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 26 February 2010 by Steve

“The agents of the State have been accused of making the task of enticing a top US college to set up a multi-million euro campus in County Waterford ‘a miserable process’. Fine Gael TD John Deasy hit out as 26 undergraduate students prepare to travel from Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania to Dungarvan for three months’ study. Many are taking courses in areas such as intelligence and forensics with the aim of joining the FBI or the CIA …” (more)

[Jamie O’Keeffe, Munster Express, 26 February]

A victory for British universities

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 26 February 2010 by Steve

“The Court of Appeal handed down a judgment yesterday that deserves to be read, marked, learned and inwardly digested by every British university vice-chancellor. The judgment should be compulsory reading in the Lord Mandelson’s business department, which last October did its best to dismiss the conclusions of a parliamentary inquiry that found academic standards at British universities to be at risk …” (more)

[Geoffrey Alderman, Guardian, 26 February]

Private schools condemn ‘social engineering’

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 26 February 2010 by Steve

“Labour’s mission to ‘socially engineer’ university admissions is built on flawed evidence, according to independent school leaders. Ministers are using unreliable research in an attempt to “blackmail” institutions into taking a larger number of pupils from the state sector, it was claimed …” (more)

[Graeme Paton, Daily Telegraph, 26 February]

‘Climategate’ university rejects accusations that it manipulated research

Posted in research with tags , on 26 February 2010 by Steve

“The university at the centre of the ‘Climategate’ row over global warming data today rejected accusations that it had lost or manipulated scientific research. The University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit has been under fire since hacked emails, which sceptics claimed showed scientists manipulating climate data, were leaked online last year …” (more)

[Daily Telegraph, 25 February]

Commissioner gets to grips with research

Posted in research with tags , on 26 February 2010 by Steve

“How nuclear physics helped reveal that a Bronze Age sword was never used to kill anyone has been explained to EU research commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn on her first visit to one of the EU’s flagship research laboratories …” (more)

[Ann Cahill, Irish Examiner, 26 February]