Today we’re meeting Victor Andresco and Laura Martín, director and cultural officer respectively at the Dublin branch of the Instituto Cervantes, the international Spanish language and cultural organisation. Dublin is a place that is somehow familiar to the Spanish, Victor reckons. It’s not exotic or strange, he says – and he means that in a good way. Spanish people often send their chi
Just to be clear, the position of Historian in residence doesn’t come with an actual residence. ‘More’s the pity’, says Cathy Scuffil, who is the Historian in Residence for that LA-sounding bit of Dublin known as ‘South Central’. This is one of the six sectors of Dublin – each based on electoral districts – that now have their own historian. Tara Doyle of Dublin City Council runs the programme, which builds on the success of the 1916 commemorations and a surge in interest in history in general. She sums it up very simply: ‘it’s all about letting historians talk to people about history’. This doesn’t mean that it’s simple to do, however.
Each year on the first Friday and Saturday of December, DIT welcomes prospective students, their teachers and parents to our Aungier Street campus to discover all that DIT has to offer. DIT Open Day is your opportunity to meet current students and staff, attend presentations and check out the facilities for your programme of choice, and previous visitors have said what they find most useful is talking directly to current students and academic staff in the discipline areas that interest them. Frank Costello, Head of Admissions in DIT, says that doesn’t surprise him. “When you’re studying for your Leaving Cert, it can be hard to imagine what it might be like to come to college and to have the opportunity to work in science and engineering labs, or in art and media studios, or to participate in business case study projects. Talking to current students, in particular, is the best way to help you to figure out what you would really, really love to do and where that might lead you.” This year, DIT has added some additional sessions that might be particularly useful to students and to family members. For example, 30-minute Study Skills sessions could help in the months leading up to the Leaving Cert exams – how to concentrate; how to take notes that really help with revision; how not to procrastinate!! There will also be sessions on minding your mental health, and specific sessions for parents of future students to give them information that will help them and their student son or daughter to make the transition successfully from second to third level. For times of these sessions and how to book your seat visit our Open Day website.
Galleries across Dublin
Join us this November for the third edition of Dublin Gallery Weekend. This city-wide event is a collaboration between almost 40 art galleries and museums across the city, who have joined together to present a specially programmed series of free public events such as talks, concerts, tours, workshops and more, alongside their exciting exhibitions and projects by a diverse range of artists. Dublin Gallery Weekend invites visitors to come and experience something new, and to discover art in galleries of all types ranging from the biggest modern art museums in the country to the smallest, tucked
On the morning that I visit the Royal Irish Academy, they’re testing out the new Luas on Dawson Street; empty carriages move by while people take time to stop and take in Dublin’s ever-evolving cityscape. The Royal Irish Academy has been located at 19 Dawson Street since 1851 when it moved from its Grafton Street origins to the more spacious Academy House. Sandwiched between Saint Anne’s Church and the Mansion House, you have probably walked past its elegant exterior hundreds of times and assumed that whatever happens inside has nothing to do with you. But the Academy wants you to know that it has. Pauric Dempsey, the Head of Communications, meets me in reception
The Earth's atmosphere is closely coupled with the Sun. The Sun provides the heat and energy that drives our climate and weather patterns and ultimately provides the conditions for life here on Earth. The Sun is also an active star and is continuously erupting with giant explosions — such as bursts of radiation called solar flares. These flares can have significant effects on the Earth’s atmosphere, so understanding this coupling between the Sun's activity and the Earth’s ionized environment is important. Led by PhD researcher in Trinity College Dublin’s Astrophysics Group, Laura Hayes, and her thesis advisor, Professor Peter Gallagher, a team of scientists from Trinity and NASA investigated a connection between solar flares and activity in Earth’s atmosphere. The team discovered that pulses in the electrified layer of the atmosphere — called the ionosphere — mirrored X-ray oscillations during a C-class flare that occurred in July last year. C-class flares are of mid-to-low intensity, and about 100 times weaker than X-flares, while the ionosphere is an ever-changing region of the atmosphere that reacts to changes from both Earth below and space above. This region stretches from roughly 60 – 1,000 km above Earth’s surface, and swells in response to incoming solar radiation, which ionizes atmospheric gases, and relaxes at night as the charged particles gradually recombine. Specifically, the team looked at how the lowest layer of the ionosphere, called the D-region, responded to pulsations in a solar flare.
The Generator Hostel
Dub Web Fest, Ireland’s only web series festival, proudly supported by Dublin City Council, Dublin.ie and The French Embassy of Ireland announces a diverse schedule for its third edition (24th -26th November) in the Generator in Dublin's vibrant Smithfield district.The exciting programme of events include web series, short film, music videos and virtual reality from South America, Australia, Japan, USA, France, Belgium and the best of home-grown Irish talent, encompassing genres such a comedy, horror, sci fi, drama and LGBT. There will also be a number of media and film-related workshops.
Are you a politics junkie who just can’t get enough of the news? If you answered yes, then the inaugural Festival of Politics will be right up your street. This exciting new festival covers the major political issues of the day, both in Ireland and abroad. At the Festival of Politics you can expect to hear heated debate on topics as diverse as Donald Trump’s first year in the White House to how songs can influence political thinking. Venues: Tailors' Hall - Gutter Bookshop - The Liquor Rooms - Irish Film Institute - The Ark
Croke Park Conference Centre
Sustainability within the food and drinks processing and manufacturing sector has never been more important! For many years larger organisations have been realising the fact that environmental policies and energy efficiencies within processing is directly related to the bottom line! Reducing energy costs, carbon footprint and waste during the process of food stuffs can have a significant impact on the profitability of a facility. Additionally, as food manufacturers and their clients supply chains becomes more and more entwined they find themselves under increased pressure to reduce their carbo
Dublin UX is a meetup group for UX & UI (User Experience and User Interface) designers and developers, as well as those interested in strengthening their user experience knowledge. It’s a friendly and professional network of UXers who want to discuss new ideas and research, share projects, learn new skills and meet other designers and developers. They welcome anyone from students and total beginners to experienced professionals. If you have a suggestion for a meetup, or would like to give a talk please let us know.
Boston College IRE
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Applications are invited for the William B. Neenan, S.J. Visiting Fellowship, to be held here at BCI during 2018. The closing date for applications is Fri 1st Dec 2017. For further details and how to apply, please visit our website: https://t.co/wGbSDmguDA https://t.co/cNTP6Gdwaw
Dancing in Her Shoes Campaign 2017 - Dance Against Abuse! The 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence is a global campaign to challenge “Violence Against Women and Girls”... runs from the 25 Nov to 10 Dec Human Rights Day. @dlrLexIcon Book at https://t.co/Wqmax7UQNB https://t.co/KUeujagPzu
UCD School of Law
Professor Aoife McLysaght is Principal Investigator in the Molecular Evolutionary Laboratory and Lecturer in Genetics, TCD. The thing that I find interesting and exciting: new ideas and trying to figure them out. And that works better when you’ve got somebody to talk about it with. You learn from the experience of working with people who are really good. And even though I’m now a Professor in Genetics at Trinity I still feel that this still goes on, that I learn from other people and I really enjoy the interactions that I have. That’s the difference between doing whatever it is you do at home at a desk
Ed Giansante left Sao Paulo for Dublin in 2008 with the hope of learning English and making a new start in Ireland. He lived with a host family in a Dublin suburb and went to an English language school near Mountjoy Square. His timing was both good and bad. Ireland’s economy had hit a massive recession, and the country was facing into a period of austerity. It would be hard for a native to survive in the capital under such conditions, let alone a non-English speaker. He found work with Stratogen, an advertising agency, where he worked for 18 months. “I was making hardly any money, because of the recession, but I had a job. That was really important in so many wa
The water wars have begun. The devastating conflict in Syria was sparked by a water scarcity that pushed people into the cities and provoked unrest, the unrest in Yemen is rooted in a water crisis. Large parts of America and Australia are feeling the strain, and experts fear a future war for water between India and China. So, forget oil: the greatest battles and conflicts of the 21st century will be over humanity’s most precious resource. Ireland, with an average of 150 days of rainfall along the east and southeast coasts to 225 days in parts of the west, might seem immune to the problems of water supply, but our policymakers are waking up to the challenge of providing s