Archive for 8 June 2010

Stephen Kinsella talks Economics

Posted in research with tags on 8 June 2010 by Steve

“We’ve broken this recording into 3 parts at 20 minutes each. Author and University of Limerick lecturer Stephen Kinsella gives us his insight into Economics and the role of the economist in Irish Society …” (video)

[Irish Debate, 8 June]

A brief report back from ‘Blogging The Humanities’

Posted in Life with tags on 8 June 2010 by Steve

“Last Thursday I took part in the excellent ‘Blogging The Humanities’ symposium organised by Pue’s Occurrences, the Irish history blog. The event took place in the beautiful and historic TRIAC (Trinity Irish Art Research Centre) building at Trinity College Dublin, on a day one can only describe as the stuff of Bord Fáilte advertisements …” (more)

[Come here to me!, 8 June]

Ireland’s National Portal for Open Access to Research Goes Live

Posted in research with tags on 8 June 2010 by Steve

“Ireland’s new national portal for Open Access to Irish published research goes live today. RIAN – http://www.rian.ie – will act as a single point of access to national research output, and contains content harvested from the institutional repositories of the seven Irish Universities and Dublin Institute of Technology …” (more)

[Education Ireland, 8 June]

Maths should be compulsory CAO points subject – report

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 8 June 2010 by Steve

“Maths should be compulsory for CAO points purposes to ensure students persevere with the subject, according to a report submitted to the Minister for Education Mary Coughlan. The report of an expert group – seen by The Irish Times – fails to agree on the introduction of bonus points for maths …” (more)

[Sean Flynn, Irish Times, 8 June]

Exams body changes procedure after last year’s English paper leak debacle

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 8 June 2010 by Steve

“The State Examinations Commission (SEC) has changed how exam papers are opened and distributed in exam halls following the debacle last year when details of English questions were leaked on the first day of the exams …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 8 June]

Girls break gender barriers

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 8 June 2010 by Steve

“Irish girls are leading Europe in breaking through gender barriers in education – except when it comes to engineering and manufacturing …” (more)

[Ann Cahill, Irish Examiner, 8 June]

Think outside the book

Posted in research with tags on 8 June 2010 by Steve

“… Still, the crucial question remains: why are we continuing to demand that our junior faculty produce monographs that fewer and fewer libraries are going to purchase – and still fewer people are going to read? Can’t we think of some other, better way to conduct scholarly exchange? …” (more)

[Michael Bérubé, Times Higher Education, 3 June]