Posts Tagged ‘University of Limerick’

University of Limerick Leads the Way on Gender Equality

University of Limerick has long been a leader on gender equality among Irish higher education institutions, with the highest percentage of female professors at 33%, and as one of the first two universities in Ireland to be granted the Athena SWAN (Scientific Women’s Academic Network) Bronze award in 2015 for advancing gender equality. Since then,Read more..

University of Limerick’s Lightning Wires

Matthew Gleeson, postgraduate researcher at the University of Limerick (UL), is the winner of Science Foundation Ireland’s Research Image of the Year competition for his picture “Lightning Wires.” The winning image was selected from over 40 submissions and will appear on the cover of the 2015 SFI Annual Report. This optical image shows sodium niobate micro/nanoRead more..

Limerick Student Wins Irish
Invention Award

Cathal Redmond, a 26-year-old University of Limerick student, has won the 2015 Irish James Dyson award for his underwater breathing invention. His device, called the “Express Dive,” allows divers to breathe underwater for up to two minutes. When their air runs out, they simply resurface and refill the apparatus. As opposed to traditional snorkels, ExpressRead more..

New Education Research
Building for Limerick

The president of the University of Limerick (UL) Don Barry said that the school’s €224 million Capital Development Plan would aim to deliver 12 major infrastructural development projects including a new Clinical Education Research building at University Hospital Limerick, and a city center campus that would include an academic building and student residences. The plansRead more..

Is Specialized Nutrition
the Key to Better Golf?

A Dublin-based start-up company, Wyldsson, is partnering with the University of Limerick using an Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher to investigate the impact of specialized nutrition for golf performance. Wyldsson specializes in developing healthy food products for elite athletes. Dave McGeady, of Wyldsson explains, “Hunger can be a serious issue for elite golfers, who can spendRead more..

Dancing to a Degree

Jean Butler Goes Back to School. ℘℘℘ Jean Butler, the tall red-haired Irish-American from Long Island, New York who starred with Michael Flatley in the original Riverdance, plans to dance again. In the meantime, she is pursuing a master’s degree in dance at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Butler, who now lives in Ireland andRead more..

Paddy Clancy
Memorial Scholarship

Applications for the Paddy Clancy Memorial Scholarships are invited from students in Ireland and North America. The $1,500 scholarships are available to students interested in studying folk song, sean nós and the traditional ballad. North American students may apply the scholarship towards study at the Irish World Music Center at the University of Limerick, whileRead more..