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Portraying the 1916 Rising as a futile rebellion whose only goal was 'blood sacrifice' is a common perspective put forward by those who wish to denigrate the event and its participants, but a public meeting in Galway will challenge this view.
A group of teaching staff from third-level colleges in Europe visited GMIT this week to outline the opportunities for Irish students to study abroad under the EU Erasmus Plus programme. The visit is part of a joint GMIT/IT Tallaght-hosted International Week.
A conference on surrogacy will be hosted by the School of Law on Saturday at Aras Moyola, NUI Galway.
One of the most imaginative ideas to mark the 1916 centenary is the 100 To One Project. Three Galway photographers, Enda O’Loughlin, Ian McDonald, Bill Barry, and journalist Caroline Whelan, worked together to produce a book containing 100 photographs of local people aged from 100 years old to a few months. With the exception of the ‘few months’ and other small children, all tell the story of their lives so far.
Dr Siobhán Howard, from Breaffy, Castlebar, and lecturer in psychology in Mary Immaculate College (MIC) was recently awarded a 2016 Royal Irish Academy Charlemont Grant to fund a research project studying the biological stress reactions of military veterans.
Orange Boy Blue is the recently-published debut novel by Galway-based writer Julia Roddy, a lecturer in screenwriting at GMIT. A thoroughly absorbing read, the novel is an across-the-divide love story set in Roddy’s native Belfast. It charts the blossoming of an against-the-odds romance between teenagers - Catholic Ella and Protestant Will, an Orange Order member, which unfolds against the fraught backdrop of The Troubles.
GMIT student wins top physics and instrumentation award from the international society of automation
GMIT Science student Aoife Monahan from Tubber, Co Clare, has won a prestigious award from the International Society of Automation (ISA) at the ISA Honours and Awards ceremony held recently in University College Cork. Aoife won ‘Best Final Year Degree Student’ on the GMIT Bachelor of Science degree in Physics & Instrumentation.
OUTSIDE OF Dublin, Galway saw the most significant action of the 1916 Rising, but this took place in the county. Galway city by contrast was hostile to the rebellion and firmly supported the British.
GMIT has appointed Dr Lisa Ryan to the new post of Head of Department of Natural Sciences and Eamon Walsh to the post of Head of Department of Accounting and Information Systems at GMIT’s Galway (Dublin Road) campus.