Archive for 27 January 2011

USI to Register 50,000 Students to Vote Prior to General Election

Posted in Life with tags , on 27 January 2011 by Steve

“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) will launch a national campaign to register 50,000 students to vote this Friday (January 28th) ahead of the upcoming general election …” (more)

[Irish Press Releases, 27 January]

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Jennifer Burke Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning 2011

Posted in teaching on 27 January 2011 by Steve

“The Jennifer Burke Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning has been awarded annually by the Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA) and Dublin City University (DCU) since 2009. The award recognises and rewards innovative practice in teaching and learning in Ireland …” (more)

[Learning Technologies, 27 January]

Picture post: world map of scientific collaboration

Posted in research with tags on 27 January 2011 by Steve

“This gossamer image of scientific collaboration displays connections between cities 2005-09, based on shared authorship of research papers in Elsevier’s Scopus database …” (more)

[Richard Van Noorden, The Great Beyond, 27 January]

Student visa cuts will harm universities, ministers told

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 27 January 2011 by Steve

“Ministers are putting the UK’s world-class universities at risk with their plans to cut the number of visas awarded to overseas students, higher education leaders said today …” (more)

[Jessica Shepherd, Guardian, 27 January]

Protest student ‘hit by policeman’ at Leeds EMA march

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 27 January 2011 by Steve

“A student has claimed she was hit by a policeman during protests in Leeds against plans to scrap the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) …” (more)

[BBC News, 27 January]

In the Dock, in Paris

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 27 January 2011 by Steve

“My entire professional life has been in the law, but nothing had prepared me for this. I have been a tenured faculty member at the finest institutions, most recently Harvard and NYU. I have held visiting appointments from Florence to Singapore, from Melbourne to Jerusalem. I have acted as legal counsel to governments on four continents, handled cases before the highest jurisdictions and arbitrated the most complex disputes among economic ‘super powers’. Last week, for the first time I found myself in the dock …” (more)

[Joseph Weiler,  EJIL: Talk!, 25 January]

Defending academic freedom

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues with tags , on 27 January 2011 by Steve

“Madam, – Dr Ed Walsh challenges the prevailing framework of academic tenure in Irish higher education (Education Today, January 25th). This is welcome. However his implied recommendation to adopt the approach of many US institutions who award nine- month contracts renewed on multiple occasions is flawed …” (more)

[Westley Forsythe, Irish Times, 27 January]