Archive for fruitbats

Notorious fruit bat research wins ‘Ig Nobel’ prize

Posted in Life with tags , , , on 14 October 2010 by Steve

“An academic paper about oral sex among fruit bats – which sparked a sexual harassment claim between two academics at an Irish university – has won an alternative scientific award …” (more)

[Breandan Morley, Independent, 14 October]

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]

Fruitbatgate – update

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , , on 3 July 2010 by Steve

UCC are curently restrained from acting on either the standard university processes in relation to Dylan Evans (such as processing his application for establishment) or the various disciplinary processes (for sexual harassment and for improper publication of confidential information). On UCC’s application, the full hearing on the injunction has been put back to 16 July. Judging from press reports, Evans’ case is based on lack of fair process in relation to the sexual harassment charge. Various affidavits have been filed:

09/06/2010 Deponent DYLAN EVANS
10/06/2010 Deponent JOHN KERR
02/07/2010 Deponent DAVID KERINS
02/07/2010 Deponent MICHAEL MURPHY
02/07/2010 Deponent JOHN HORGAN
02/07/2010 Deponent ADRIAN GREY


Lecturer bids to quash bat sex complaint

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , , on 1 July 2010 by Steve

“University College Cork (UCC) lecturer Dylan Evans has brought High Court judicial review proceedings seeking to quash a complaint against him related to the ‘sex life of fruit bats’ controversy. The college carried out an investigation earlier this year …” (more)

[Tim Healy, Herald, 1 July]

Lecturer in bat-sex row takes fight to High Court

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , , on 1 July 2010 by Steve

“A university lecturer has taken court proceedings in a bid to quash a high-profile complaint of sexual harassment made against him. The complaint against University College Cork (UCC) lecturer, Dylan Evans, emerged in the recent ‘sex life of fruit bats’ controversy …” (more)

[Tim Healy, Independent, 1 July]

Evans denies posting documentation to Facebook

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , , on 10 June 2010 by Steve

“Dr Dylan Evans, the lecturer at the center of the controversial ‘Fruitbatgate’ fiasco, has told the Cork Student News that he has no idea who posted confidential documentation onto the internet which revealed the details of UCC’s internal investigation process following allegations of sexual harassment by a member of the Medicine faculty at the University …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 9 June]

Something to cheer up the lawyers

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 10 June 2010 by Steve

“High Court grants Dylan Evans leave to apply for judicial review of #fruitbatgate investigation – see for court order” (tweet)

[Dylan Evans, Twitter, 10 June]