Archive for NUIG

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]

Writer presents papers to Galway university

Posted in research with tags , on 19 March 2011 by Steve

“An infamous Abbey Theatre rejection note and correspondence with late authors John McGahern and Mary Lavin are among the papers of playwright Thomas Kilroy due to be presented to NUI Galway next week …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 19 March]

Over 30 students for court after week-long ‘festivities’

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 8 March 2011 by Steve

“Over 30 students will be facing either a court appearance or an official Garda caution after the NUI Galway, College Week ‘festivities’ …” (more)

[Frank Farragher, Connacht Sentinel, 8 March]

Dozens arrested as ‘rag week’ students cause havoc

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

“A further dozen students have been arrested in Galway as a college ‘rag week’ continues to cause mayhem in the city …” (more)

[John Fallon, Independent, 5 March]

‘Minority’ of Galway students behind offences

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 5 March 2011 by Steve

“NUI Galway Students Union has said a ‘small minority’ were responsible for incidents in the city this week which led to more than 30 arrests …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 5 March]

Axe College Week call as 30 students are arrested

Posted in Legal issues, Life with tags , on 4 March 2011 by Steve

“The President of NUI Galway has pleaded with the Students’ Union to end their involvement with College Week after four days of public order complaints, 30 arrests and a whole series of alcohol fuelled incidents …” (more)

[Frank Farragher, Galway City Tribune, 4 March]

15 students arrested in ‘rag week’ crackdown

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 4 March 2011 by Steve

“Gardai in Galway have arrested 15 students in a crackdown on unruly behaviour during ‘rag week’ in the city …” (more)

[John Fallon, Irish Examiner, 4 March]

NUIG Pres calls for ends of rag weeks after girls go on naked rampage

Posted in Legal issues, Life with tags , , on 3 March 2011 by Steve

“The President of NUIG has called for the end of RAG Week-style festivities after local police were inundated with reports of antisocial behaviour from college students, including one report of two girls going on a naked rampage through a Galway housing estate …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 3 March]

College Week war zone at Dun na Coiribe

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues with tags , on 3 March 2011 by Steve

“The future of the re-branded College Week is in the balance as a number of arrests were made this week with residents and emergency services under attack by projectile bottles and students exhibiting some shocking anti-social behaviour …” (more)

[Martina Nee, Galway Advertiser, 3 March]

NUIG Students’ Union vows to keeps pressure on new TDs

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 3 March 2011 by Steve

“Labour TDs Derek Nolan and Colm Keaveney will come under severe pressure from the NUI Galway Students’ Union not to re-introduce third level fees in any form …” (more)

[Kernan Andrews, Galway Advertiser, 3 March]

Call to ban rag week events

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 3 March 2011 by Steve

“A college president has called for an end to rag week festivities after two female students went around a housing estate naked during several days of antisocial behaviour …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 3 March]

NUIG head calls for college week cancellation

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 2 March 2011 by Steve

“The Students’ Union at NUI Galway says it doesn’t believe abandoning ‘College Week’ entirely will prevent students from participating in anti-social behaviour. President of the Union, Peter Mannion says, there is a bigger issue of alcoholism, which needs to be addressed …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 2 March]

Accommodation prices cut at student campus village

Posted in Life with tags on 1 March 2011 by Steve

“The NUI Galway student accommodation is the only on-campus residence in the county to have reduced its prices for the next academic year following a concerted campaign by the local students’ union …” (more)

[Denise McNamara, Connacht Sentinel, 1 March]

UCC take Collingwood Cup at the death

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

“On a glorious spring afternoon, University College Cork midfielder Luke Burgess’ excellent finish in extra time was enough to clinch the prestigious Collingwood Cup for his side …” (more)

[University Times, 27 February]

University Football Teams Battle it out for the Collingwood Cup 2011

Posted in Life with tags , , , on 26 February 2011 by Steve

“A strong UCC team held off tough competition from NUIG to win 1-0 with a goal in extra time in the final of the 2011 Collingwood Cup to win the trophy as this year’s winners …” (more)

[Trinity Communications Office, 25 February]

NUI Galway President to avoid salary cuts

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 23 February 2011 by Steve

“President of NUI Galway Dr James Browne will avoid impending Government pay cuts and retain his university salary …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 23 February]

NUI Galway to host ‘hackathon’ as part of national engineers’ week

Posted in teaching with tags on 14 February 2011 by Steve

“Budding Julian Assanges have been invited to a ‘hackathon’ in NUI Galway as part of its celebration of national engineers’ week. The ‘hackathon’ or ‘open data hack day’ is one of the highlights of a programme opening today at Ireland’s first computer and communications museum on the NUIG campus …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 14 February]

New €1m student support website launched at NUI Galway

Posted in Life with tags , on 10 February 2011 by Steve

“A new €1 million student website which provides information, help, support and advice on mental health and wellbeing issues was officially launched at NUI Galway by RTÉ television and radio personality, Ryan Tubridy, earlier this week …” (more)

[Mary O’Connor, Galway Advertiser, 10 February]

NUIG parking rules labelled extreme

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 10 February 2011 by Steve

“Dear Editor, I am writing to you regarding clamping on the NUIG campus. Safe to say this is not a letter of praise for the draconian devices …” (more)

[Joanne Finnegan, Galway Advertiser, 10 January]

NUIG co-invests in new €10m medical technology fund

Posted in research with tags on 3 February 2011 by Steve

“Ireland’s top performing medical technology industry has received a welcome boost in the form of a new €10m Bank of Ireland MedTech Accelerator Fund to seed export-oriented start-up life science companies …” (more)

[John Kennedy, Silicon Republic, 3 February]