Archive for 25 June 2010

Fulbright awards recognise diversity of Irish talent – Minister Roche

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 25 June 2010 by Steve

“The Minister for European Affairs, Dick Roche TD, and the US Ambassador Dan Rooney officially announced details of the 23 successful Irish Fulbright Awardees for 2010-2011, at a ceremony in Iveagh House, Dublin. These scholarships have provided Irish students, scholars and professionals with the opportunity to study, lecture and research at top universities and institutions in the US since 1957 …” (more)

[Fianna Fáil, 25 June]

Reflections on 4th International Plagiarism Conference #4IPC2010

Posted in research with tags on 25 June 2010 by Steve

“For the last few days I’ve been at the 4th International Plagiarism Conference (#4IPC2010) in Newcastle. I presented our work on Dealing with plagiarism in the digital age, which I think was well received, it was certainly well attended …” (more)

[DrBadgr, 25 June]

HE Academy conference day 2

Posted in research with tags , on 25 June 2010 by Steve

“Some interesting sessions on the second day of the conference in a baking hot Hatfield Business Park. I attended presentations on the use of twitter by journalism students to establish professional connections, undertake fact-checking etc. Somewhat inevitably I suppose, the room was full of people staring at screens of various sizes …” (more)

[Summa cum Laude, 25 June]

CAO surge as adults seek place in college

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 25 June 2010 by Steve

“There has been a surge in adults seeking to return to college, with almost one in five applications coming from the over-23s so far this year. A record 14,606 mature applicants have sought places through the CAO out of a total of 77,126 applications to date. The figures are expected to climb a little higher over the next few weeks …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 25 June]

Funding doubts could derail smart economy projects

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 25 June 2010 by Steve

“Doubts about the consistency of funding in support of scientific research here continues to be a talking point for policy makers. Minister of State for Science Conor Lenihan, for one, wonders whether some people in Government just don’t understand what the current science policy is trying to achieve …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 25 June]

Bebo founder urges grads to quit day job

Posted in Life with tags on 25 June 2010 by Steve

“Forget the cushy ‘City’ job and the pinstripe suit – the future for new graduates is in small start-up firms, the creator of social networking site Bebo has advised students …” (more)

[Nicola Anderson, Independent, 25 June]

Investment in education, research and broadband is the foundation for sustainable prosperity

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 25 June 2010 by Steve

“… I believe that investment in education, research and broadband infrastructure is the foundation for sustainable prosperity. This model has been proven across the world, from Silicon Valley to Shenzen. Former Intel chief executive and current ITLG chairman Craig Barrett put it like this: ‘Having smart people is important, smart ideas is important, and then letting smart people get together with smart ideas to do something is the third thing’ …” (more)

[Barry O’Sullivan, Irish Times, 25 June]

Remarks by President McAleese at the launch of Dublin City University’s Strategy Plan, DCU, 22nd June 2010

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 25 June 2010 by Steve

“Dia dhíbh a chairde, cuireann sé áthas orm bheith anseo libh inniu agus tá mé thar a bheith buíoch daoibh as an chuireadh a thug sibh dom. It is a real pleasure to be back on the Dublin City University campus for the launch of the University’s new Strategy Plan …” (more)

[Áras an Uachtaráin, 24 June]

20% fall predicted in full-time student numbers

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 25 June 2010 by Steve

“The number of full-time students at university could drop by nearly 100,000 over the next five years, it was suggested today …” (more)

[Alison Kershaw, Independent, 24 June]

Historians told to be ‘evangelical’ in their duty to inform public

Posted in research with tags on 25 June 2010 by Steve

“Historians should strive for public impact in ways unimagined by the narrow ‘impact agenda’, a conference has heard. The debate on public history at the German Historical Institute London looked beyond the current push to measure the economic and social impact of British research …” (more)

[Matthew Reisz, Times Higher Education, 24 June]