Archive for 27 February 2010

Sigerson Cup Final

Posted in Life with tags , on 27 February 2010 by Steve

“DCU overcame UCC to win the Sigerson Cup Final by 1-11 to 0-09. The final was played today in Leixlip.” (tweet)

[Dublin GAA, Twitter, 27 February]

Ulster Bank Sigerson Cup Semi-final Roundup

Posted in Life with tags , on 27 February 2010 by Steve

“DCU and UCC advanced to today’s Ulster Bank Sigerson Cup final at Leixlip GAA Club, following semi-final wins over NUI Maynooth and Athlone IT respectively yesterday …” (more)

[Sports News Ireland, 27 February]

How Much Instability?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 27 February 2010 by Steve

“… The THE-QS rankings were famous for their yearly fluctuations. This of course helped to make them much more popular than the reliable but boring Shanghai rankings (unless you were prepared to spend a few hours cutting and pasting the indicator scores of universities in the 300s and 400s into an Excel file and then they could be interesting) …” (more)

[University Ranking Watch, 27 February]

Rock Climbing

Posted in Life with tags on 27 February 2010 by Steve

“Best of luck to all participants in the Rock Climbing Intervarsities at NUIG this weekend!” (tweet)

[Snoozles Hostel, Twitter, 27 February]

Atlantic Corridor Conference 2010

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 27 February 2010 by Steve

“On Thursday, I attended and spoke at the 2010 Atlantic Corridor conference in the Tullamore Court Hotel. Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs, the organisation has built links between Ireland, and in particular the east coasts of Canada and the USA. The main theme of the conference this year was the education of Science and Mathematics …” (more)

[A President’s Blog, 27 February]

Goodbye Education and Science?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 27 February 2010 by Steve

“Over recent years I have suggested from time to time that it might be right to look more closely at where ministerial responsibility for higher education might ideally lie. What has tended to prompt this suggestion is that the Department of Education and Science always and predictably focuses on primary and secondary education, and in particular prioritises these sectors when scarce resources have to be distributed …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 27 February]

President praises Islamic students’ role in society

Posted in Life with tags , on 27 February 2010 by Steve

“Islamic students make a ‘very positive contribution’ to Irish society and its economy, according to President McAleese. She said: ‘They are helping to advance the frontiers of science, medicine and research – it is their encouraging experience of Ireland that helps our higher education institutions compete for students and recognition in this globalised world’ …” (more)

[Marie O’Halloran, Irish Times, 27 February]