Posts Tagged ‘Queens University Belfast’

The Annual Tom Quinlan Lecture in Poetry

℘℘℘ November 1: For the eighth year, Glucksman Ireland House at NYU welcomed the winner of one of the poetry world’s most coveted prizes, the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize for First Full Collection as judged by a select committee at Queens University Belfast. This year’s judges were Professor Nick Laird, Chair of Creative Writing atRead more..

John Fitzpatrick

John Fitzpatrick is president and CEO of the Fitzpatrick Hotel Group, North America. He served as chairman of the American Hotel & Lodging Association and was chairman of the Hotel Association of New York City for three terms. He is the chairman of the Ireland Funds and on the board of the Ireland-U.S. Council.Active inRead more..

Queen’s University
Takes on Fertility Issues

Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded 6.1 million euros, in collaboration with 11 other global partner universities and institutions, to develop a test to identify harmful chemicals that affect female fertility. The grant is part of a wider research project funded by the European research and innovation program Horizon 2020 to develop highly needed testRead more..

What’s on Tap?

Belfast Takes on Plastic. ℘℘℘ Professor Chris Elliot and Dr. Cuong Cao are co-leading a project at Queen’s University Belfast to raise awareness about potentially harmful materials found in tap water, bottled water, and other goods that humans ingest regularly. The story has been told before – plastic waste is bad for the environment –Read more..

Mary Robinson
Gives Peace Lecture

On Tuesday, November 6th, Former president of Ireland and UN Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson delivered the Inaugural Senator George J. Mitchell Annual Peace Lecture at Queen’s University Belfast. Serving from 1990–1997, Robinson was the first female president of Ireland and now works to secure global justice for vulnerable people across the world, withRead more..

University Research

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN A Radical Approach in Diabetes Research An international collaboration jointly led by University College Dublin (UCD) and Monash University in Melbourne has found that mimicking the activity of molecules found naturally in the body may provide a new approach to treating vascular disease in patents with diabetes. Currently 425 million people have diabetes andRead more..

Medical Breakthroughs that Matter

Irish universities are leading the way in breakthrough medical science.  ℘℘℘ Testing Breakthroughs at QUB Queen’s University Belfast is leading the world’s first ever trial of a new combination of treatments for those with advanced prostate cancer. The trial, titled ADRRAD, recently began at the Northern Ireland Cancer Centre, and is funded by Friends ofRead more..

Queen’s Prize to Queens University Belfast

In February, the Centre for Secure Information Technology (C.S.I.T.) at Queen’s University Belfast received a royal award for its work in strengthening cyber security. Chancellor Tom Moran, Vice-Chancellor Professor Patrick Johnston, and Head of Cyber Security, Professor John McCanny accepted the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, bestowed at Buckingham Palace by the PrinceRead more..

Queen’s University Making Waves in Europe

This summer saw laurels upon laurels laid on Queen’s University Belfast, as cancer experts there received major U.S. and U.K. research awards, and researchers launched a €50 million, Europe-wide, cystic fibrosis drug treatment trial. Most recently, a £2.9 million U.S.-Ireland Research and Development Partnership Program grant was awarded to Queen’s, Dublin City University, and SUNYRead more..