Archive for UCD

12 graduates to benefit from €500,000 anonymous donation

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 21 March 2011 by Steve

“A €500,000 donation from an anonymous private donor will provide an opportunity for 12 graduates to attend UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School …” (more)

[Doireann McDermott, Silicon Republic, 21 March]

UCD retains Gannon Cup for fourth year as College secures clean sweep in rowing colours

Posted in Life with tags , on 18 March 2011 by Steve

“The men’s senior VIII rowing crew recorded an impressive four length lead to beat Trinity in the 64th Gannon Cup race on St Patrick’s Day …” (more)

[UCD News, 18 March]

UCD complete clean sweep

Posted in Life with tags , on 18 March 2011 by Steve

“Four colours races and four wins for UCD – the sweetest of all a victory in the Corcoran Cup for senior women which was made special by a tale of redemption …” (more)

[Liam Gorman, Irish Times, 18 March]

UCD 0-2 Derry City

Posted in Life with tags , on 12 March 2011 by Steve

“Derry City earned their first win of the Airtricity Premier Division season as Gareth McGlynn and Daniel Lafferty struck to see off UCD at the UCD Bowl on Friday night …” (more)

[RTÉ Sport, 11 March]

Universities fail to make global grade

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

“Ireland’s two biggest universities fail to rate among the world’s top 100 for teaching and research in the view of international academics. They are, however, among the top 26 in Europe, according to the latest global league table …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 10 March]

€1m plan will help graduates cook up a storm in exports

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

“UCD’s Smurfit Graduate Business School, in partnership with Bord Bia, has announced the launch of a €1m scholarship programme that will offer 25 students an opportunity to participate in a scheme designed to help increase the exports of the Irish food and drink industry …” (more)

[Independent, 10 March]

Hosts’ hopes dashed by defiant UCC

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

SIGERSON CUP SEMI-FINAL UCC 0-13 UCD 0-11 UCC added another impressive scalp to their collection when they shocked the Sigerson hosts in a dramatic semi-final in Belfield yesterday …” (more)

[Irish Times, 5 March]

Morrison’s goal enough to help UCD see off plucky Drogheda

Posted in Life with tags on 5 March 2011 by Steve

DROGHEDA UNITED 0 UCD 1 UCD began their campaign with a narrow win over a Drogheda side that gave of their all over the 90 minutes …” (more)

[Irish Times, 5 March]

UCDSU President to run in Seanad Election

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 4 March 2011 by Steve

“Paul Lynam, current President of UCD Students’ Union has announced his intentions to run for the NUI Graduate seat in the upcoming Seanad elections …” (more)

[Conall Ó Dufaigh, Free Education for Everyone, 4 March]

Drug research group moves to UCD facility

Posted in research with tags on 4 March 2011 by Steve

“After almost five years as a virtual entity, the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training has a permanent home from this week – a purpose-built 6,500 sq m facility located on UCD’s campus …” (more)

[Gordon Smith, Irish Times, 4 March]

UCD praying for play-off miracle

Posted in Life with tags on 4 March 2011 by Steve

“UCD Marian’s historic Superleague National Cup win gave the students a high at the time, but the subsequent hangover means they go into the final weekend hoping for a miracle to reach the league play-offs …” (more)

[Ruaidhri O’Connor, Independent, 4 March]

‘How I cheated the UCD exam system’

Posted in Legal issues, teaching with tags , , on 1 March 2011 by Steve

“‘There was nothing ingenious in the plan we concocted. It was nothing like Ocean’s Eleven or anything’, says ‘John’, who has sat exams on three separate occasions in the past two years on behalf of students that had been struggling with their course, including at least one case in which the individual had failed the paper previously …” (more)

[Paul Fennessy, University Observer, 1 March]

Confusion over allocation of contribution charge to services

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 1 March 2011 by Steve

“Confusion has arisen as to how much funds will be allocated to student services due to the rebranding of the student registration fee for next term. The Student Contribution Charge, which was introduced when the 2011 budget was announced, will replace the student registration fee for the term 2011/2012 …” (more)

[Katie Hughes, University Observer, 1 March]

Exam Cheating: Reaction and Analysis

Posted in Legal issues, teaching with tags , , on 1 March 2011 by Steve

“Following revelations of cheating in exams, Quinton O’Reilly gets the reaction and opinion from this news …” (more)

[University Observer, 1 March]

Sigerson Cup

Posted in Life with tags , on 1 March 2011 by Steve

“UCD celebrates 100 years of the Sigerson Cup with a week of activities – http://bit.ly/eTgdr8 #sigersoncup” (tweet)

[UCD, Twitter, 1 March]

Davidson’s harsh lesson for Students

Posted in Life with tags , on 1 March 2011 by Steve

“UCD will be disappointed to exit the Setanta Cup after a strong second-half showing at New Grosvenor …” (more)

[Independent, 1 March]

Fewer universities with one big brand leader known as the University of Ireland is in the wider national interest

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

“In the course of discussions on the University College Dublin-Trinity research alliance two years ago, the Taoiseach Brian Cowen and his advisers had a Very Big Idea …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 25 February]

A question of standards

Posted in teaching with tags , on 25 February 2011 by Steve

“MBA students who want to be sure that they will get a good education, which is recognised globally, only need look at how the UCD School of Business is doing in world rankings …” (more)

[Irish Times, 25 February]

UCD’s key role in the Sigerson celebrated

Posted in Life with tags , on 23 February 2011 by Steve

“At the end of next week the GAA will observe a significant anniversary. The Sigerson Cup celebrates its centenary with the 2011 competition taking place in UCD …” (more)

[Seán Moran, Irish Times, 23 February]

Clerkin heroics not enough to deny UCD the perfect start to cup defence

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

“UCD got their defence of the Collingwood Cup off to a perfect start with a 2-0 win over the Royal College of Surgeons at the Trinity College Sports Ground, despite a stellar performance from Surgeons’ goalkeeper Jamie Clerkin …” (more)

[Independent, 22 February]