Archive for 3 July 2010

Fruitbatgate – update

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , , on 3 July 2010 by Steve

UCC are curently restrained from acting on either the standard university processes in relation to Dylan Evans (such as processing his application for establishment) or the various disciplinary processes (for sexual harassment and for improper publication of confidential information). On UCC’s application, the full hearing on the injunction has been put back to 16 July. Judging from press reports, Evans’ case is based on lack of fair process in relation to the sexual harassment charge. Various affidavits have been filed:

09/06/2010 Deponent DYLAN EVANS
10/06/2010 Deponent JOHN KERR
02/07/2010 Deponent DAVID KERINS
02/07/2010 Deponent MICHAEL MURPHY
02/07/2010 Deponent JOHN HORGAN
02/07/2010 Deponent ADRIAN GREY

(Source: highcourtsearch.courts.ie)

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Economics trumps health and security for Europe’s in-house research

Posted in research with tags , on 3 July 2010 by Steve

“The European Commission’s in-house research arm is shifting resources from health and security work to a new focus on economics, its director general announced today. However, with its budget remaining flat for the foreseeable future, this means those areas identified as lower priorities will be cut …” (more)

[HT: Garret McMahon]
[The Great Beyond, 3 July]

Old Media Never Dies

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 3 July 2010 by Steve

“… Universities too can evolve, at least those that survive. Just like TV and newspapers, they can find niches in the new age and grow into them, as Television found salvation in live broadcast sport. The danger is time. Other media operated in the private sector. The transition for newspapers will last perhaps a decade, with titles that don’t get it going under. Universities, in Ireland at least, don’t go bust …” (more)

[Robert Cosgrave, Tertiary21, 2 July]

Galway – City of Ideas

Posted in Life with tags on 3 July 2010 by Steve

“I’ve always believed that one of the areas in which many universities could improve is in greater recognition of the fact that they are essentially cities of ideas. What I mean is that the phrase ‘scholarly community’ is rarely realised in practice other than within individual academic disciplines …” (more)

[Summa cum laude, 3 July]

The news, for a price

Posted in Life with tags , on 3 July 2010 by Steve

“From yesterday the English newspapers The Times and The Sunday Times have restricted full access to their news websites to paying subscribers – what is now known as putting up a ‘paywall’. In doing so they have departed from the industry’s currently normal practice of offering online news content free of charge …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 3 July]

January’s children hit heights on pitch

Posted in Life with tags , on 3 July 2010 by Steve

“Ambitious parents who would like to see their son or daughter play for the Irish football team when teenagers have been told to plan the birth of their child for the start of the year. Researchers at University College Cork found young footballers born in the early part of the year are more likely to be selected to play at an elite level …” (more)

[Eilish O’Regan, Independent, 3 July]