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Public lecture on the influential monks of Connacht

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Franciscan, Dominican, Carmelite, and Augustinian monks played a central role in the history of medieval Connacht, and that history will be discussed at a public lecture next week.

NUI Galway awarded €1.5 million European Research Council grant for schizophrenia study

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NUI Galway has been awarded a European Research Council Starting Grant of almost €1.5 million over five years from Horizon 2020’s European Research Council, to identify a new biological target for new treatment development of schizophrenia.

IT Gym and High Performance Training Centre opened by Minister for Tourism and Sport

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The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring, officially opened the Gym and High Performance Training Centre at the AIT International Arena last Thursday, November 26.

300 primary school students ‘graduate’ from NUI Galway

NUI Galway recently conferred special certificates on the ninth cohort of ‘graduates’ from its Youth Academy. 305 primary school children from across the Western region received their certificates, with more than 1000 friends and family attending the ceremony.

Mayo University Hospital wins two awards at the Saolta University Health Care Group Staff Achievement Awards

Staff at Mayo University Hospital received two awards at the recent Saolta University Health Care Group Staff Recognition Awards which took place on Friday November 13 at an event in the Sligo Park Hotel. A group of staff from A Ward in the hospital who dealt with a fire earlier this year and ensured the safety of patients and staff received the Unsung Hero Award. 

Company law expert to address Companies Act at NUI Galway Law School Lecture

The commencement of the Companies Act 2014 earlier this year (June 2015) has had new and far reaching consequences for company directors, lawyers and accountants. Chairman of the Company Law Review Group, and the driving force behind the 2014 Act, Dr Thomas Courtney, will deliver a lecture in the School of Law at NUI Galway on Tuesday evening next, November 24 at 6pm.

The Athy Doorway

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The Athy family are of great antiquity in Galway. They were originally Anglo-Norman, but on coming here, they quickly became one of the original Tribes. Their estates were mainly in the Oranmore area, they owned the Rinville Estate. They are credited with being the first family to erect a stone building in the city in the 13th century. Castles associated with the family through the years are Ballylee, Carrigín, Glinsk, Castletown, Rinville, Claregalway, Ardmullivan, De Bermingham’s, Aughnanure, and Castledaly.

NUI Galway continues its journey to becoming a mindful university

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NUI Galway will host two mindfulness-based events this November following the very successful Mindful Way Conference hosted on campus on the 9-10 October 2015. These events are the next steps towards integrating mindfulness into the University’s culture.

AIT president encourages Class of 2015 to put higher education on election agenda

The president of Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) has encouraged the Class of 2015 to question politicians on their higher education policies in the build-up to the next General Election.

BBC presenter to deliver geology lecture

BBC Science programme presenter, Professor Iain Stewart will deliver a geology public lecture at NUI Galway on Monday next, November 9. The lecture, ‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place: communicating geology to society’, is a collaboration between Galway Earth and Ocean Sciences Student Society, Galway Geological Association and NUI Galway’s Earth and Ocean Sciences.

 

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