Archive for 1 June 2010

Minister O’Keeffe pledges overhaul of intellectual property regime

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 1 June 2010 by Steve

“Ireland’s intellectual property regime is to be overhauled under plans to be revealed today [Tuesday] at the first meeting of a group set up to drive the recommendations of the Innovation Taskforce, according to the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Batt O’Keeffe …” (more)

[DETI, 1 June]

Orwellian prize for journalistic misrepresentation

Posted in Life with tags , on 1 June 2010 by Steve

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS I am offering a prize each year for an article in an English-language national newspaper that has the most inaccurate report of a piece of academic work …” (more)

[BishopBlog, 1 June]

The role of economists in Irish public life

Posted in research with tags on 1 June 2010 by Steve

“My first Irish Debate will go ahead on Tuesday, June 8th, at 10am. All are welcome to log in and discuss this issue. Let’s focus in this first debate on the role of economists in Irish public life. They are frowned upon, looked up to, looked down upon, cited, feted, ignored, championed, embraced, and, occasionally, they get listened to …” (more)

[Stephen Kinsella, 1 June]

Katz on Publishing and University Prestige

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 1 June 2010 by Steve

“Last June Dan posted a link to Stanley Katz’s speculations on the future of academic publishing. ‘I have no doubt’, Katz wrote at that time, ‘that we are rapidly moving into an environment of tiny initial print runs (if there is any print run at all) followed by print-on-demand, combined with some form of electronic delivery’ …” (more)

[Karen Tani, Legal History Blog, 1 June]

How to get a PhD: a useful guide

Posted in teaching with tags on 1 June 2010 by Steve

“Anna Zimdars, a post doc at U.Manchester has written a very good guide on doing a PhD which I recommend for anyone doing or contemplating doctoral study …” (link)

[Kevin Denny, Geary Behavioural Economics Blog, 1 June]

DU Boat Club Prevail at Trinity Regatta 2010

Posted in Life with tags , on 1 June 2010 by Steve

“A successful day was enjoyed by both Dublin University Boat Club (DUBC) and Dublin University Ladies Boat Club at the Trinity Regatta last weekend hosted at the Trinity Boathouse in the War Memorial Park, Islandbridge. In the eights events, the DUBC first eight defended the intermediate eights category, with hard fought victories over top crews such as Neptune and Galway Rowing Club …” (more)

[Trinity Communications Office, 1 June]

Prestigious new role for SFI director general

Posted in research with tags , on 1 June 2010 by Steve

“Prof Frank Gannon, director general of Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), as been appointed vice-president of EUROHORCS (European Heads of Research Councils), just one year after he was elected to the association’s Steering Committee …” (more)

[Deirdre Nolan, Silicon Republic, 1 June]