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NUI Galway has announced the winners of the 2019 Alumni Awards to be presented at the 20th annual Alumni Awards Gala Banquet on Saturday, April 13.
Athlone Institute of Technology’s Department of Sport and Health Science held its inaugural honours list award ceremony recently recognising the exceptional academic performance of its students. Out of a total of 360 students within the faculty, 54 received commendations from President of Athlone Institute of Technology, Professor Ciarán Ó Catháin in recognition of their scholarly achievements.
“On Thursday night a crowd numbering several thousand assembled inside the Square, and two men set to work sawing at the base of life-size bronze monument of Lord Dunkellin, a brother of the notorious landlord, Lord Clanricarde of Portumna. In a scene reminiscent of the downfall of Saddam Hussain’s statue in Baghdad, shortly after the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a rope was fastened around Dunkellin’s neck, and with a mighty pull, down it fell amidst great applause.”
Dr Heidi Gardner, Distinguished Fellow at Harvard Law School, will visit NUI Galway this Tuesday, March 12 to give a keynote presentation on her best-selling book “Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos” which was published in 2017 by Harvard Business Press and became a Washington Post bestseller.
Even before it came to Galway the statue of Sean Pádraic Ó Conaire was causing a stir. As Albert Power carved away in his stone-yard at Berkeley Street, Dublin, word had got out that this was a work of exceptional standards.
NUI Galway is calling all wannabe engineers to participate in a free full-day family event, Engineering Our Future: Family Fun Day, which will take place this Saturday as part of Engineers Week. The event will run from 10am to 4pm in the university's Alice Perry Engineering Building.
A new study undertaken by researchers at the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre at NUI Galway (UCFRC) assessed the attitudes and values of 700 12 to 16 year old youths in Ireland with regard to empathy, social values and civic behaviour.
Ireland is facing major challenges today in curbing the negative health impacts of obesity, diabetes, and an increasingly sedentary Western lifestyle, according to one of two world leaders in heart health who have taken up positions in Galway.
A high level conference on ‘Brexit and the Future of British-Irish Relations’ with leading figures in politics, business, journalism and academia will take place at NUI Galway on Thursday, 28 February and Friday, March 1. The event has been co-organised by the University’s Moore Institute, the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and the Mitchell Institute at Queen’s University Belfast.
An Taibhdhearc, Ireland’s only Irish language theatre, situated in Middle Street, the very heart of Galway, grew out of a conversation between two remarkable men, Professor Liam Ó Briain and Dr Séamus Ó Beirn.* Both men, passionate Irish speakers, believed that a lively Irish language theatre would promote Irish in an imaginative way.