Archive for 9 September 2010

Induction & 7 Weeks

Posted in teaching with tags , on 9 September 2010 by Steve

“Things change and evolve. That’s all we can be sure of in this life. As an undergraduate in UL in the later stages of the last century, I remember that all was trimestered. There was orientation week, then 10 weeks of classes followed by exams, then another 10 weeks of classes followed by exams, then a final 10 weeks of classes followed by exams …” (more)

[Pennybridged’s Weblog…, 9 September]

O’Keeffe announces team to run industry-led research centres

Posted in research with tags on 9 September 2010 by Steve

“The Minister for Enterprise, Batt O’Keeffe TD has announced the team of technology leaders that will run eight research centres aimed at linking industry and academics to work on market-focused innovative products …” (more)

[Cork Politics, 9 September]

DkIT and NUIG join forces for software research

Posted in research with tags , on 9 September 2010 by Steve

“Irish software engineering research centre Lero announced that Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkiT) and National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) have entered a formal collaboration in order to further advance Irish software research …” (more)

[Laura O’Brien, Silicon Republic, 9 September]

Universities too focused on research, says Willetts

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 9 September 2010 by Steve

“Science Minister David Willetts has said the research-teaching balance has ‘gone wrong’ in universities, after defending cuts to science research …” (more)

[BBC News, 9 September]

Trinity College Dublin

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 9 September 2010 by Steve

“You could be forgiven for thinking that innovation is the domain of science, engineering and technology. But you would be wrong. Building on almost 420 years of scholarly tradition, Trinity College Dublin is advancing a new phase of evolution in research for the arts and humanities. With the completion of the Trinity Long Room Hub, a dedicated institute for advanced studies in the arts and humanities …” (more)

[Times Higher Education, 9 September]

Appeals court temporarily lifts stem cell injunction

Posted in Legal issues, research with tags , on 9 September 2010 by Steve

“Responding to an emergency appeal by government lawyers, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit temporarily reversed a lower court judge’s ruling freezing US government funding for human embryonic stem cell research …” (more)

[Meredith Wadman, The Great Beyond, 9 September]

New RASCAL website

Posted in research with tags , on 9 September 2010 by Steve

“From the LISC NI blog comes news that the RASCAL website has been overhauled. RASCAL is an electronic gateway to research resources in Ireland and is maintained by Queen’s University Belfast …” (more)

[Library.ie, 9 September]