Archive for UL

Tansey scholar: Tralee student awarded

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 24 March 2011 by Steve

“A business student has become the first recipient of a University of Limerick scholarship set up in memory of the late Paul Tansey, who was economics editor of The Irish Times …” (more)

[Kathryn Hayes, Irish Times, 24 March]

Students prepare to flock to Limerick races

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

“After the hype of Cheltenham last week, all eyes now turn closer to home as preparations continue for one of the most hotly anticipated meetings of the year – the student race day at Limerick Racecourse …” (more)

[Áine Fitzgerald, Limerick Leader, 22 March]

Limerick academics develop anti-MRSA textiles

Posted in research with tags on 19 March 2011 by Steve

“Textiles that kill the hospital superbug MRSA have been developed by scientists at the University of Limerick …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 19 March]

UL chair named in honour of McCourt

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 11 March 2011 by Steve

Angela’s Ashes author Frank McCourt will be posthumously honoured by a chair in creative writing at the University of Limerick. Fittingly, the memoir will be a particular focus of the professorship to be named after McCourt, whose memoir of childhood in a Limerick slum was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1997 …” (more)

[Genevieve Carbery, Irish Times, 11 March]

AerialPhoto.ie provides University of Limerick with Aerial Photos of Playing Pitches under construction

Posted in Life with tags on 10 March 2011 by Steve

“AerialPhoto.ie recently completed a shoot for the University of Limerick to provide aerial photos of some new playing pitches that are under construction on the North campus …” (more, photos)

[AerialPhoto.ie, 10 March]

UL overcome local rivals to win Fitzgibbon Cup

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

UL 1-17 Limerick IT 2-11 Thomas O’Brien’s 61st-minute goal saw the University of Limerick gain their first Ulster Bank Fitzgibbon Cup title since 2002, after a battling display at Waterford IT this afternoon …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 26 February]

University of Limerick set to honour its founding president Dr Ed Walsh

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 26 February 2011 by Steve

“Founding president of the University of Limerick Dr Ed Walsh is among the five ‘exceptional individuals’ to be conferred with honorary doctorates by the university in a ceremony later this year …” (more)

[Limerick Leader, 26 February]

UL survive Dooley’s red card to punish CIT

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

University of Limerick 0-15 Cork IT 0-13 University of Limerick survived Shane Dooley’s sending-off to see off Cork IT yesterday. Offaly ace Dooley was shown a straight red card by Galway referee Alan Kelly 10 minutes from time following an off-the-ball altercation with Eoin Dillon …” (more)

[Jackie Cahill, Independent, 26 February]

Green light for UL library extension

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 18 February 2011 by Steve

“UL President, Professor Don Barry has welcomed today’s announcement that the extension of the Glucksman Library is to be progressed with the selection of the preferred bidder for the Public Private Partnership to undertake this construction project …” (more)

[Limerick Post, 18 February]

Lecturer pays €100,000 over assault

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 17 February 2011 by Steve

“A senior university lecturer who broke a man’s leg during a six-a-side soccer match has avoided a prison sentence after paying €100,000 in compensation …” (more)

[Kathryn Hayes, Irish Times, 17 February]

University of Limerick arts lecturer awaits sentence after soccer match incident

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 4 February 2011 by Steve

“A former post-graduate student at the University of Limerick who was assaulted by a university lecturer has lashed out at the Irish legal system after claiming he suffered bullying and racial intimidation from legal personnel in the High Court …” (more)

[Limerick Leader, 2 February]

Dalai Lama to speak at UL event for charity in April

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

“The University of Limerick is to host a public address by the Dalai Lama in April. The event, on April 14th, is being organised in conjunction with the charity Children in Crossfire established by Richard Moore …” (more)

[Kathtryn Hayes, Irish Times, 2 January]

Lawyers bullied me, assault victim tells court

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 29 January 2011 by Steve

“A former postgraduate student who was assaulted by a university lecturer yesterday lashed out at the legal system after claiming he suffered bullying and racial intimidation from lawyers in the High Court …” (more)

[Barry Duggan, Independent, 29 January]

Science content of degree to be changed following review

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

“The science content of a degree needed to teach physics or chemistry is being changed after a review found the two elements were not sufficient. A Teaching Council review panel said accreditation for the programme at University of Limerick should be conditional on a satisfactory review of the chemistry and physics elements …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 14 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]

From the archives

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

“The creation of the first new universities since the founding of the State was announced in 1989 with the upgrading of the National Institutes of Higher Education in Limerick and Dublin …” (more)

[Christina Murphy, Irish Times, 13 January]

Whoops! Video of Limerick students on the slide proves a huge YouTube hit

Posted in Life with tags , on 10 December 2010 by Steve

“A Youtube video featuring students falling on a frozen path near the University of Limerick is proving to be an internet sensation. Almost 170,000 people have already viewed the three minute video which was posted on the popular website last Saturday evening …” (more)

[David Hurley, Limerick Leader, 10 December]

Some Pictures Around UL

Posted in Life with tags , on 10 December 2010 by Steve

“I do hate the cold, but one good thing to come out of this recent snap is that there are some incredibly picturesque scenes. I am trying my hardest to procrastinate so here are a few pics I took around UL …” (more)

[Boards.ie, 10 December]

Lecturer agrees payout for breaking student’s leg

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 8 December 2010 by Steve

“A college lecturer has agreed to pay compensation to a former student after he assaulted him and broke his leg in a ‘friendly’ soccer match …” (more)

[Barry Duggan, Independent, 8 December]

Limerick’s quiet revolution

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 7 December 2010 by Steve

“For such a modest, self-effacing figure, the UL president, Don Barry has generated a good deal of headlines this year. First, there was controversy about his ‘lavish’ and ‘extravagant’ €1 million home on the campus. Fine Gael leader, Edna Kenny, dived in suggesting the money might have been better spent on student services …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 7 December]