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DCU based research organisation, Clarity,awarded EU funding

October 29, 2011

By Timmy Kelleher Dublin City University (DCU) based sensor technology research organisation, Clarity, has been awarded €2 million by the European Union (EU) to further develop its work. Clarity Centre for Sensor Web Technologies is

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DCU Car Park Prices face increase and opposition

October 29, 2011

By Grainne Coyne A proposed increase in fees for car parking on Dublin City University (DCU) campus faced criticism recently due to the lack of communication with car park administration. The changes will see an

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AIT award to doctorate level

October 29, 2011

by Adam Higgins Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) has been given permission to award its own degrees up to doctorate level. AIT had previously not been allowed to award its own doctorates but it now

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Trinity College nanoscience institute awarded from Intel

October 29, 2011

Róisín Treacy CRANN, the nanoscience institute in Trinity College which is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), received an award by Intel in recognition of their researchers work in helping the company to develop

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Gay Mitchell Visits DCU

October 18, 2011

By Eoghan Cormican He may be languishing at 9% in the polls, but there was no doubting the enthusiasm and energy radiating from Fine Gael’s presidential candidate Gay Mitchell as he made a whistle stop

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We made the Union cooler

October 17, 2011

 VP for Education Collie Ollie talks to the College View about Calvin Harris, criticism and nearly setting the house on fire by Ceile Varley Collie Oliver points out his thesis poster “sitting proudly” on the

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D.I.T and NUIG encourage more extra-curricular activity

October 12, 2011

Frances Mulraney This year D.I.T launch a new module, LEAD, to celebrate students’ extra-curricular activity. Not unlike the Uaneen module here in DCU, LEAD stands for lead, engage, achieve and develop and encourages students to

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UCC Placed Top of University Rankings

October 12, 2011

by Gillian Fitzsimons University College Cork (UCC) is this year’s Sunday Times Irish University of the year. The 166 year old institution topped the poll, followed closely by National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM). The

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New College for Skibbereen, Co.Cork.

October 12, 2011

By Grainne Coyne A third-level horticulture college will be developed in Skibbereen in Co. Cork, it was announced last week. The location of Skibbereen Horticulture College was recommended by local resident David Puttnam last year.

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News in Brief

October 12, 2011

UL Hosts NASA Astronaut NASA astronaut, Shane Kimbrough, visited the University of Limerick (UL) last week to talk about his recent 16-day mission. During his latest mission Col Kimbrough recorded 12 hours and 52 minutes

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Pub licences depend on CIT Christmas Day boycot

October 12, 2011

Ruth Ní Mhaonghaile Two bars in Bishopstown, Co. Cork are unable to renew their liquor licences, until they prove that they will have nothing to do with “CIT Christmas Day”, due to objections from Gardaí

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Year’s First Toxic Tuesday

October 12, 2011

by Sinead Brennan The first Toxic Tuesday of the new academic year brought the weekly event back with a bang.  Phantom hosted the night and with bands Royseven and Ham Sandwich performing, it was a

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UCC Programme Included in European Erasmus Scheme

October 12, 2011

By Timmy Kelleher University Collge Cork’s (UCC) undergraduate programme Biodesign for Health Applications is the only applicant this year which now qualifies for inclusion in the Lifelong Learning Erasmus scheme. The scheme is described on

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Editorial

October 12, 2011

The sign up numbers for societies might indicate not. In a university of 10,000 students less than 150 are ever members of a political society. Assuming, of course, that none of them joined more than

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Toxic Tuesday under threat if misbehaviour continues

October 12, 2011

by Steve Conlon ‘Rugby mauls’ and other forms of dangerous behaviour by a small minority of those queueing to attend Toxic Tuesday may see the night cancelled altogether, according to sources in the students’ union. The statement