Archive for UL

UCC Demons ready for the physical test from UL Eagles

Posted in Life with tags , on 3 December 2010 by Steve

“UCC Demons can take a step closer to reaching a third consecutive National Cup final if they can emerge from their daunting quarter-final away to UL Eagles tomorrow night …” (more)

[Irish Times, 3 December]

Campaign against college fees increase launched by group of Limerick students

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 22 November 2010 by Steve

“Dail deputies in Limerick can expect to receive a flood of letters from students and their families over the coming weeks following the launch of a new initiative opposing any increase in student fees …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 22 November]

University of Limerick is urged to develop an off-campus faculty in city

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 19 November 2010 by Steve

“The University of Limerick must create an off-campus faculty in the city, Cllr Joe Leddin has said. The general election candidate has called for City Hall and UL to forge greater links and to enter talks to discuss what options are available to them …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 19 November]

UL hosts Silicon Valley event

Posted in research with tags on 18 November 2010 by Steve

“The University of Limerick will welcome, Craig Barrett, chairman of the Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG), along with a delegation of technology executives and investors from Silicon Valley for the third annual Silicon Valley Comes to Ireland 2010 event this week …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 18 November]

Conference to boost Silicon Valley links

Posted in teaching with tags , on 15 November 2010 by Steve

“… A mentorship programme which offers one-year’s experience at a US technology corporation or venture capital firm will be announced during the three-day visit. The visit is hosted by the Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG), of which Dr Barrett is chair, along with partners NUI Galway (NUIG), University of Limerick (UL) and Shannon Development …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 15 November]

Six JP scholarships for Limerick students at UL

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 9 November 2010 by Steve

“Limerick’s JP McManus gave 125 third level students cause for much celebration on Saturday as they received their award as part of the 2010 All Ireland Scholarship Awards in the University Concert Hall in UL …” (more)

[Alan Owens, Limerick Leader, 8 November]

University told to recover pay

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 23 October 2010 by Steve

“University of Limerick has been ordered to find a way of recovering money it paid to its former acting president John O’Connor …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 23 October]

Medical Council approves GEPs in RCSI and UL

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 18 October 2010 by Steve

“The Medical Council has said it believes that graduates of the RCSI’s Graduate Entry Programme (GEP) will have the knowledge, skills and attitudes of a fit-for-purpose junior doctor, eligible to be registered in the Trainee Specialist Division of the Medical Council Register …” (more)

[Irish Medical Times, 18 October]

NUI Maynooth beat Tallaght IT to win CUSAI Sevens

Posted in Life with tags , , , on 16 October 2010 by Steve

“Local side NUI Maynooth emerged victorious in the CUSAI Autumn Rugby Sevens tournament at NUIM Barnhall on Wednesday. University of Limerick were top of the pile in the women’s event …” (more)

[Sports News Ireland, 15 October]

University of Limerick spinout ChipSensors sold to US firm; Second UL spinout sale raises questions on huge Irish public investment in research

Posted in research with tags on 13 October 2010 by Steve

“US firm Silicon Laboratories which is listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange, announced on Tuesday the acquisition of spinout ChipSensors Limited, an early stage technology company, based at the University of Limerick. Last April another spinout firm in Limerick, Stokes Bio, was sold to a US firm. The sales raise questions about the payback from the multi-billion euro Irish public investment in third level research …” (more)

[Michael Hennigan, Finfacts, 13 October]

Retiring UL librarian is looking forward to opening new chapter

Posted in Life with tags on 10 October 2010 by Steve

“Retirement can be a daunting prospect for some, but after 38 years serving the former National Institute for Higher Education and later the University of Limerick, librarian Brid Frawley is looking forward to a new chapter in her life …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 10 October]

Final year students fear course will not be accredited

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 8 October 2010 by Steve

“Dozens of student teachers fear not being able to get jobs as their course at the University of Limerick is still not accredited. The Teaching Council is considering a submission from UL to approve its Bachelor of Arts (Education) in Modern Languages …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 8 October]

Questions remain over pay of one of University of Limerick’s three presidents in 2007-8

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 4 October 2010 by Steve

“The Department of Education still have questions over why one of three staff members at the University of Limerick was paid a presidential salary within a two-year period …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 4 October]

UL ‘paid president’s salary to three people’

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 29 September 2010 by Steve

“… Fine Gael’s Fergus O’Dowd said the university was ‘getting away with murder and the money should be paid back’. But Minister Haughey said there are legal problems with recovering the funds …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 29 September]

University of Limerick doctorate is ‘greatest honour’ says founding president Ed Walsh

Posted in Life with tags , on 29 September 2010 by Steve

“It has been 12 years since Dr Edward Walsh left the university he founded, but yesterday he was finally presented with an honorary doctorate from UL …” (more)

[Limerick Leader, 29 September]

University honours its founder

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 29 September 2010 by Steve

“The founding father of the University of Limerick was among five people honoured at a conferring ceremony yesterday. An honorary doctorate was conferred on Ed Walsh, the founding president of the University of Limerick, the first new university established in the history of the State …” (more)

[Kathryn Hayes, Irish Times, 29 September]

How UL paid three presidential salaries for over a year …

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 28 September 2010 by Steve

“From May 2007 to August 2008, the University of Limerick paid three of their staff a presidential salary of €228,050 – how did this happen? In April 2006, former President Prof Roger Downer, stepped down due to ill health. It was decided that he could no longer perform his duties as President …” (more)

[Colum Coomey, Limerick Post, 28 September]

Protests as Taoiseach opens new University of Limerick centre

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 27 September 2010 by Steve

“A large garda presence was maintained at the University of Limerick during the opening of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 27 September]

Brian Cowen At The University of Limerick

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 27 September 2010 by Steve

“Taoiseach Brian Cowen arrived at The University of Limerick Friday the 24th of September to officially open the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. I popped over from teaching photography tutorials with this years Interactive Media Masters students to take some shots …” (more, slideshow)

[Lette Moloney Photography, 26 September]

The University of Limerick’s Irish World Academy

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 24 September 2010 by Steve

“An Taoiseach Brian Cowen T.D. Officially Launches the new Hub for artistic and cultural creativity in Ireland. The €20m building was specifically designed to combine the elements of research, performance and teaching by leading French Architect Daniel Cordier, who was appointed following an international design competition …” (more)

[Education Ireland, 24 September]