Archive for the Life Category

Dublin universities take awards at ISDA festival

Posted in Life with tags on 24 March 2011 by Steve

“Dublin universities swept the boards at The Irish Student Drama Association Awards which took place last Saturday in The Ardilaun on Taylor’s Hill …” (more)

[Kernan Andrews, Galway Advertiser, 24 March]

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Academic Novels – latest

Posted in Life with tags on 24 March 2011 by Steve

“Two books that I read recently are not academic novels sensu stricto, but contain academic characters: one whose academic career is central to the novel (Pym, by Mat Johnson) and one whose academic career is peripheral (The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, by Dinaw Mengestu). I liked both books a lot, especially the first 43% of Pym, but there are some odd things about the depiction of academics and academia in these books …” (more)

[FemaleScienceProfessor, 24 March]

Students prepare to flock to Limerick races

Posted in Life with tags , on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“After the hype of Cheltenham last week, all eyes now turn closer to home as preparations continue for one of the most hotly anticipated meetings of the year – the student race day at Limerick Racecourse …” (more)

[Áine Fitzgerald, Limerick Leader, 22 March]

Students test the medicinal powers of music

Posted in Life with tags on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“More than 200 years after John A Logan, the US political leader, said that ‘music is the medicine of the mind’, medical students at NUI Galway are putting that theory to the test …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 22 March]

What is the point?

Posted in Life with tags , on 21 March 2011 by Steve

“… The process of composing cover letters that summarize years of one’s life in 500 words or less can be soul destroying. The type of self-representation which is required by those engaged in the academic job hunt tends to reinforce the distance between ‘professional’ historians and everyone else with an interest in history …” (more)

[Juliana Adelman, Pue’s Occurrences, 21 March]

GAA – DCU claim O’Connor Cup again

Posted in Life with tags , , , on 20 March 2011 by Steve

“Dublin City University won the prestigious O’Connor Cup for a third successive year in dramatic fashion at blustery University of Limerick on Sunday. DCU scored a 3-08 to 1-11 victory against University of Ulster, Jordanstown in an entertaining final …” (more)

[RTÉ Sport, 20 March]

That Old “Two Cultures” Thing …

Posted in Life with tags , , on 20 March 2011 by Steve

“… Anti-science attitudes are far from unusual amongst the Arts & Humanities fraternity, which I think is a real shame. After all, you’ll have to work very hard to find a scientist who would be prepared to stand up in front of audience and proudly announce ‘I hate art’ …” (more)

[In the Dark, 20 March]