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How did Dublin city lampposts end up in NUI Maynooth?

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

Obedientia Civium Felicitas Urbis, Happy is the city where citizens obey. You can see the city motto on most lampposts in the capital …” (more)

[Come here to me!, 13 March]

Student with master’s gift

Posted in Life with tags , on 13 March 2011 by Steve

“It’s about six o’clock on Wednesday evening. Patrick Mullins arrives back at NUI Maynooth campus in a rush. While other jockeys are thinking only about Cheltenham at this stage, the champion amateur has the added distraction of assignments, a final-year thesis, study and lectures to attend …” (more)

[Independent, 13 March]

Teacher’s Pet

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

“… The appointment of UCD vice president Philip Nolan as the new president of NUI Maynooth is ruffling feathers in the Kildare countryside. Until the eleventh hour, there was a widespread expectation around the campus that the job would be filled by an internal candidate …” (more)

[Irish Times, 1 March]

Fears of attack at college pro-life protest

Posted in Life with tags on 20 February 2011 by Steve

“A member of a pregnancy counselling clinic had to be escorted from Maynooth University last week amid fears of physical attack from ‘pro-life’ students …” (more)

[Alison O’Riordan, Independent, 20 February]

New Irish university president

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 17 February 2011 by Steve

“NUI Maynooth yesterday announced the appointment of its third president, Professor Philip Nolan. He is currently Deputy President and Registrar of University College Dublin, and he has been a key member of the management team assembled there by President Hugh Brady …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 17 February]

UCD registrar appointed new President of NUI Maynooth

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 16 February 2011 by Steve

“NUI Maynooth has appointed Dr Philip Nolan as its new president, succeeding Prof John G Hughes who resigned the position last year …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 16 February]

Professor Philip Nolan Appointed President of NUI Maynooth

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 16 February 2011 by Steve

“The Governing Authority of NUI Maynooth today confirmed the appointment of Professor Philip Nolan as President of the University. He will take up the position on 15th August 2011 …” (more)

[NUI Maynooth Communications Office, 16 February]

Dr Damien Ó Muirí: An Appreciation

Posted in Life with tags , on 24 January 2011 by Steve

“The unexpected death of Dr Damien Ó Muirí at his home in Walkinstown on December 21st after a sudden heart-attack at the age of only 62 came as a terrible blow to his family and many friends …” (more)

[Irish Times, 24 January]

Denis Conniffe, RIP

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

“For those who haven’t heard the sad news, Denis died on January 20. He worked for many years in the ESRI and then, in his ‘retirement’, in NUI Maynooth and UCD …” (more)

[Aedín Doris, Irish Economy, 22 January]

University plan for name tags rejected

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 19 January 2011 by Steve

“A university’s request that staff who deal with the public wear a name tag while at work has been dismissed by unions as ‘hare-brained’ …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 19 January]

Union Council Report three

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 31 December 2010 by Steve

“The past few weeks have been extremely demanding with a huge number of very challenging meetings and committees. Aside from the committee work I am engaged in hard lobbying of TDs and Senators to ensure a number of pieces of key legislation are passed before the dissolution of the Dáil, and also that some proposals vanish into the bin they deserve to be confined to …” (more)

[Aengus Ó Maoláin, 31 December]

Innovation: Ireland’s ‘smart economy’ strategy, universities and free-lunch entrepreneurship

Posted in research with tags , on 30 December 2010 by Steve

“… In a thought-provoking book, Innovation, Profit and the Common Good in Higher Education (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), John Harpur, a lecturer in the Computer Science Department, National University of Ireland Maynooth, explores the current commercialization and innovation policies in higher education; the role of universities in guaranteeing economic prosperity; conflicts of interest and the questionable evidence in support of current policies …” (more)

[Michael Hennigan, Finfacts, 30 December]

Irish academics in worldwide WiFi breakthrough

Posted in research with tags on 26 December 2010 by Steve

“Cyberspace traffic jams could be a thing of the past after number crunchers cracked a code to free up clogged WiFi networks. A team of 20 researchers at the Hamilton Institute in NUI Maynooth …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 26 December]

Snow @ NUIM

Posted in Life with tags , on 21 December 2010 by Steve

“NUI Maynooth is now closed due to the snow and will reopen on 4th January. If you are stuck here due to the weather, or living on Campus …” (more)

[NUI Maynooth Study Abroad, Facebook, 21 December]

O’Loan to chair NUI Maynooth authority

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 16 December 2010 by Steve

“Former Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman Nuala O’Loan is to chair the governing authority at NUI Maynooth. She will play a key role in setting the strategic direction of Ireland’s fastest growing university. The post carries an honorarium payment of €12,000 a year …” (more)

[Independent, 16 December]

O’Loan appointed NUI Maynooth chairman

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 15 December 2010 by Steve

“NUI Maynooth has appointed former Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman Nuala O’Loan as Chairman of its Governing Authority …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 15 December]

UCD and NUI Maynooth based researchers receive €1.9m funding from Science Foundation Ireland

Posted in research with tags , , on 14 December 2010 by Steve

“President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, has today (Tuesday, 14th December 2010) received the Science Foundation Ireland President of Ireland Young Researcher Award (PIYRA) two winning researchers, Dr Neil Ferguson, UCD, and Dr Nataša Mitić, NUI Maynooth, at a special ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin …” (more)

[Science Foundation Ireland, 14 December]

Education: ‘invest in the early years’

Posted in teaching with tags on 13 December 2010 by Steve

“Tom Collins, the new president of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, may have spent his life working in the third-level sector, but he believes investment in early education is crucial to improve the country’s economy and society. ‘Definitely, investment should be made towards very early life, as in birth to the age of four …'” (more)

[Martha Kearns, Sunday Business Post, 12 December]

Maynooth Students March Against Fianna Fail

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 10 December 2010 by Steve

“Two hundred NUIM students and staff marched on the local Fianna Fail constituency office of Annie Brady (TD) on Dec 9th. The march, organized by Free Education For Everyone, was in protest against Fianna Fail’s budget/four year plan …” (more)

[Ian McDonnell, Socialist Workers Party, 10 December]

NUI Maynooth establish Callan Institute

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 10 December 2010 by Steve

“NUI Maynooth announced the establishment of the Callan Research Institute which will focus on the application of computer and communications technology to real world problems …” (more)

[Education Ireland, 10 December]