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NUI Galway is currently recruiting participants for a new study on the efficacy of Pilates in falls prevention in healthy older adults over 65 years old. The outcomes assessed will include questionnaires and tests of physical activity, balance, foot pressure, mobility, gait, cognition and falls.
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) has appointed Professor Graham Heaslip as Head of the GMIT School of Business.
Following the throwing out of the so called Galway Resolution in December 1920, by which some Galway county councilors attempted to reject the authority of the newly elected Dáil, to rescind the process of passing on the rates' revenues to the Dáil (rather than to the British authorities); and to absurdly propose to bring the War of Independence to a close by directly offering to negotiate with the British prime minster David Lloyd George, the council'c vice-chairman, Alice Cashel, was arrested almost immediately.
Comets, meteors, solar storms, and other phenomena that pose a danger to our planet will be explored at the annual Galway Astronomy Festival, which takes place in the Westwood Hotel this Saturday.
Registrar and Deputy President of NUI Galway, Professor Pól Ó Dochartaigh, will give a public lecture on Germans and Jews Today: Living with the Holocaust? on Wednesday, 27 January to coincide with Holocaust Memorial Day.
Technologies to be used in the classrooms of the near future will be discussed at a major conference on teaching technology being held in the city this week.
NUI Galway recently announced that the Galway Clinic will now be recognised as an affiliated teaching hospital of the University. The partnership between both institutions will offer clinical placement opportunities to final year Medical Students in the Galway Clinic as part of their final year Training Programme at NUI Galway. Student nurses from the University currently fulfil part of their degree course training in the Galway Clinic.
The Centre for Astronomy at the School of Physics in NUI Galway are the lead researchers and authors of a recent international study published this week in one of the world’s leading primary research journals in astronomy and astrophysics, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS).
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson for Children, Robert Troy, has called on the Minister for Children, James Reilly, to take immediate action to reform the child protection and welfare systems and fully implement the recommendations of the Eighth Report of the Special Rapporteur on Child Protection.
A new joint multidisciplinary aquaculture project between NUI Galway and Athlone Institute of Technology will significantly improve production management and efficiencies at inland aquaculture sites.