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Opinion: What do our accents say about us?

Dr Máiréad Moriarty, our Assistant Dean International, writes for RTÉ Brainstorm that while it is impossible to speak without an accent, it is something which is ultimately controlled by ourselves: Despite the fact that many people believe they do not speak with an accent, the reality is that it is impossible to speak without an… Continue reading Opinion: What do our accents say about us?

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AHSS Annual Postgraduate Conference, 2019

The AHSS Annual Postgraduate Conference took place on Tuesday 7th May in the Foundation Building at UL.  This year, postgraduate researchers from UL were joined by postgraduate researchers from Mary Immaculate College, Limerick School of Art & Design and Limerick Institute of Technology. The Assistant Dean of Research, Dr Niamh Nic Ghabhann welcomed the attendees… Continue reading AHSS Annual Postgraduate Conference, 2019

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UL Law Professor speaks on circumstantial evidence in documentary on the trial of Patrick Quirke

Professor Shane Kilcommins (School of Law) spoke on the issue of circumstantial evidence on the The Trial of Patrick Quirke documentary which aired on Virgin Media One on Monday the 6th May at 10pm. A link to a clip of the documentary is available below: http://www.independent.ie/videos/entertainment/video-clip-from-virgin-medias-new-documentary-on-the-mr-moonlight-murder-trail-38080860.html

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UL researchers invited to speak at event with Minister for Justice and Garda Commissioner

Dr Alan Cusack, Commissioner of An Garda Síochána, Mr Drew Harris, Minister for Justice, Mr Charles Flanagan T.D. and Dr John Connolly Dr Alan Cusack and Dr John Connolly addressed the Minister for Justice, Mr Charles Flanagan T.D., and the Commissioner of An Garda Síochána, Mr Drew Harris, at a special one-day conference entitled, ‘Policing,… Continue reading UL researchers invited to speak at event with Minister for Justice and Garda Commissioner

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Annual AHSS Postgraduate Conference 2019

The Annual AHSS Postgraduate Conference will take place on Tuesday 7th May in the Foundation Building at the University of Limerick. The conference reflects the PhD research currently ongoing within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at UL being undertaken by the postgraduate community.   The conference provides PhD researchers at UL with the… Continue reading Annual AHSS Postgraduate Conference 2019

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Podcast: Music Festivals, Inclusion and Public Spaces

Dr Aileen Dillane (Irish World Academy of Music and Dance) discusses her EU-funded FestiVersities project on the UL Research Impact podcast. The project has been awarded just under 1.2 million euro by Humanities in Europe Research Area (HERA). The 3-year project, entitled “European Music Festivals, Public Spaces, and Cultural Diversities [FestiVersities]” is a multi-sited qualitative, comparative… Continue reading Podcast: Music Festivals, Inclusion and Public Spaces

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Music Therapy at the Irish World Academy featured on the Marian Finucane Show

The Marian Finucane Show on RTE Radio 1 featured a section on the health and well-being benefits of singing in a choir, on Saturday 27th of April. Music Therapy PhD student Jess O'Donoghue was a guest on this panel and spoke about research on singing and health on behalf of the research team at the… Continue reading Music Therapy at the Irish World Academy featured on the Marian Finucane Show

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Research from UL lecturer shows concern about over-reliance on technology in schools

Research from Dr Ann Marcus-Quinn (School of English, Irish and Communication)  was highlighted by RTÉ last week. Dr Marcus-Quinn was part of a team of researchers who found that the use of some technologies in the classroom could be hurting rather than helping learning. The study questions the practice of replacing hard copy schoolbooks with… Continue reading Research from UL lecturer shows concern about over-reliance on technology in schools

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Internationalisation of Higher Education in practice: Promoting foreign language learning in multicultural settings

Dr Marie-Thérèse Batardière, Catherine Jeanneau and Dr Veronica O’Regan (School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics) presented findings from a research project entitled ‘Internationalisation of Higher Education in practice: Promoting foreign language learning in multicultural settings’ at the international AILA conference, Educating the Global Citizen - International Perspectives on Foreign Language Teaching in the Digital… Continue reading Internationalisation of Higher Education in practice: Promoting foreign language learning in multicultural settings

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Opinion: 25 years on from the Rwanda genocide. Can we make sure it never happens again?

Cian Matthew Kearns is a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics at the University of Limerick.  His PhD on risk assessment models for genocide is funded through the Irish Research Council and the Department of Foreign Affairs. Cian wrote an opinion piece for the Journal.ie: '25 years on from the Rwanda genocide. Can we make… Continue reading Opinion: 25 years on from the Rwanda genocide. Can we make sure it never happens again?

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AHSS PhD candidate’s research included in special journal ‘Asylum Narratives’

Department of Sociology PhD Candidate, Niamh Dillon, was invited to the launch of Asylum Narratives, a special edition of the Studies in Arts and Humanities journal, on 30th January. Niamh’s research is included in this collection of academic essays, journal reflections, observations, audio and video recordings, photography and poetry. The collection was put together following… Continue reading AHSS PhD candidate’s research included in special journal ‘Asylum Narratives’

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Minister announces new youth justice strategy in partnership with UL Law research team

Details of the new strategy and the associated Reform and Development Programme for 106 Garda Youth Diversion Projects (GYDPs) located around the country were announced by Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration, David Stanton. It will begin with a GYDP Action Research Project that will work with 15 GYDPs across 10 counties over… Continue reading Minister announces new youth justice strategy in partnership with UL Law research team