Archive for 5 July 2010

Dyslexic girl from Kildare accepted to Harvard University

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 5 July 2010 by Steve

“Cherone Duggan, a seventeen year old student who has just finished her Leaving Certificate exams – has been accepted to study in Harvard University. Cherone has dyslexia, and despite her achievements still finds it difficult to read the clock face …” (more)

[Irish Press Releases, 5 July]

Advertisements

Follow the Money

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 5 July 2010 by Steve

“… It’s timely to think about now, as Ireland, from where I write, considers whether to continue with a ‘free’ fees model, where the state pays, or return to a fee paying model, where some or all of the fees are paid by students directly to the University. How might these choices play out in the long run, and which is the smart one? …” (more)

[Robert Cosgrave, Tertiary21, 5 July]

Research boost for Waterford IT

Posted in research with tags on 5 July 2010 by Steve

“Waterford Institute of Technology has received a boost by securing additional research funding. The Telecommunications Software & Systems Group at the college will lead five research projects with a total value of €21.5m …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 5 July]

Journals step up plagiarism policing

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 5 July 2010 by Steve

“Major science publishers are gearing up to fight plagiarism. The publishers, including Elsevier and Springer, are set to roll out software across their journals that will scan submitted papers for identical or paraphrased chunks of text that appear in previously published articles …” (more)

[Declan Butler, Nature, 5 July]

Education budget loses £1bn more

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 5 July 2010 by Steve

“The education budget in England faces another £1bn reduction, following an announcement from the Treasury. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, responsible for universities, will lose £265m …” (more)

[Sean Coughlan, BBC News, 5 July]

Disciplinary proceedings halted in ‘fruitbatgate’ case

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , , on 5 July 2010 by Steve

“University College Cork has been forced to halt disciplinary proceedings against the academic at the centre of the so-called ‘fruitbatgate’ row after the Irish High Court agreed to consider the case …” (more)

[Hannah Fearn, Times Higher Education, 5 July]

Brothers’ convictions overturned

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 5 July 2010 by Steve

“… The CCA heard statements made by Mr Justice Paul Carney during the course of the Dumbrells’ trial at a lecture in the law faculty at Cork University College, ‘coupled with the ensuing publicity’ and the ‘particular circumstances of the case’, were such that there was ‘a real risk or likelihood’ that the jury was prejudiced. It was argued before the three judge appeal court that this speech contained references to issues including the level of fatal stabbings …” (more)

[Irish Times, 5 July]