Archive for DCU

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]

DCU’s illegal disciplinary statute, still not replaced

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 20 March 2011 by Steve

“Incredibly, the illegal disciplinary statute that caused this ruckus and ruined many of our lives is still on the web, 4 years after being ruled illegal by the High court and 9 years after the Labour court demanded revisions ‘within two months’ …” (more)

[University Blog on Academic Tenure in Ireland, 20 March]

Tenure; a political, not a legal or IR issue

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 13 March 2011 by Steve

“With the recent change of government, we are finally in the endgame. The 1997 act required university admin to cater for the ‘tenure’ of officers, without saying what that is; likewise, the supreme court’s Susan Denham, when pressed on the issue by DCU’s barrister Sreenan, refused to define it on the grounds that she would then be ‘legislating’ …” (more)

[University Blog on Academic Tenure in Ireland, 12 March]

I went to Tripoli just to give a lecture – and flew into a seven-day nightmare

Posted in Life with tags , on 5 March 2011 by Steve

“Dubliner Helena Sheehan, a 66-year-old philosopher, Marxist and Professor Emeritus at Dublin City University, is a well-known figure to many students and graduates, having taught at the university since 1982 …” (more)

[Independent, 5 March]

DCU students embrace next generation of Wi-Fi technology

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 25 February 2011 by Steve

“Students and staff at Dublin City University are to be among the first users in the world of the next generation of Wi-Fi technologies – namely WiNG 5 WLAN – from Motorola …” (more)

[DCU News, 25 February]

Stranded DCU professor arrives back in Dublin

Posted in Life with tags on 25 February 2011 by Steve

“A DCU professor who was caught up in the unrest in Libya arrived safely in Dublin airport yesterday …” (more)

[Fiona Gartland, Irish Times, 25 February]

DCU professor speaks of her sense of terror

Posted in Life with tags on 23 February 2011 by Steve

“A DCU professor caught up in the upheaval in Libya has spoken of her mounting sense of terror as the situation there deteriorates …” (more)

[Mary Fitzgerald, Irish Times, 23 February]

First of its kind Masters of Teaching under development

Posted in teaching with tags , on 14 February 2011 by Steve

“St Patrick’s College, a constituent college of Dublin City University, is set to launch the first Masters of Teaching for primary and secondary teachers in Ireland in September 2011, if approval is given …” (more)

[Tallyman, 14 February]

Optics expert with a clear vision for DCU

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 1 February 2011 by Steve

Profile: Brian McCraith, President, DCU A scientist who has pioneered research into optical sensors, DCU’s president is seen as the opposite of his predecessor, but this gaeilgeoir and arts lover may have the right chemistry …” (more)

[Louise Holden, Irish Times, 1 February]

O’Brien class too much for students

Posted in Life with tags , on 31 January 2011 by Steve

Wicklow 4-15 DCU 1-11 Andy O’Brien gave DCU a lesson as he powered Wicklow to the final with two goals at Rathdrum yesterday …” (more)

[Independent, 31 January]

University anniversary

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 13 January 2011 by Steve

“Exactly 22 years ago today, on January 13 1989, the Irish government then led by Charles Haughey announced the establishment of Dublin City University and the University of Limerick …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 13 January]

Shine and Roche spearhead DCU victory

Posted in Life with tags on 13 January 2011 by Steve

DCU 0-17 Offaly 0-8 An impressive Dublin City University side gave a fine display of sharp-shooting as they recorded a very comfortable win over Offaly in Rhode last night …” (more)

[Independent, 13 January]

CAO choices

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 6 January 2011 by Steve

“Decision time! Listen to DCU President Prof. Brian MacCraith speak on The Tubridy Show about making your CAO choice. http://bit.ly/hbUjm7” (podcast)

[DCU Dublin City Uni, Twitter, 5 January]

Arizona State University teams up with DCU Ryan Academy

Posted in research with tags on 23 December 2010 by Steve

“DCU Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship has agreed a deal with the Venture Catalyst initiative at Arizona State University to offer first-destination access for Irish start-ups into the US …” (more)

[Silicon Republic, 23 December]

DCU stages indoor championships

Posted in teaching with tags on 18 December 2010 by Steve

ROWING: The ill winds of this weekend have forced the cancellation of the national assessment trial which was fixed for Newry canal tomorrow – but it is full steam ahead for the Rowing Ireland Indoor Championships tomorrow at Dublin City University …” (more)

[Liam Gorman, Irish Times,18 December]

Knowledge is power

Posted in research with tags , on 17 December 2010 by Steve

SCIENCE FOUNDATION IRELAND: Early diagnosis can mean the difference between life and death in a range of illnesses including cancer, cardiovascular disease and meningitis. DCU’s BDI is working to shorten the odds …” (more)

[Irish Times, 17 December]

UCD and DCU to collide in cup

Posted in Life with tags , on 4 December 2010 by Steve

“The quarter finals of the Men’s SuperLeague National Cup take centre stage this weekend with Dublin rivals UCD Marian and DCU Saints clashing in Greendale, while Ulster duo Ulster Elks and Belfast Star meet in a potentially mouth watering affair in Jordanstown …” (more)

[Herald, 4 December]

DCU Rejects USI: A Cause For Concern?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 25 November 2010 by Steve

“In the weeks immediately following the National Student March in Dublin, DCU held a referendum asking its students whether they wished to re-affiliate with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) …” (more)

[The Student Observer, 25 November]

€3m DCU fund to propel start-ups into the limelight

Posted in research with tags on 22 November 2010 by Steve

“A €3m seed venture fund for start-up technology companies is to be launched at DCU tomorrow. A total of 24 early stage companies will be supported over the next two years by the fund, which will be called Propeller, and is being run by DCU’s Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship …” (more)

[Martha Kearns, Sunday Business Post, 21 November]

Is there a national student movement?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 14 November 2010 by Steve

“DCU’s students – or those who voted in a referendum on the issue – have decided not to re-affiliate to the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). The vote was decisive, with around 70% rejecting the proposal …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 14 November]