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Research Week @ UL

The inaugural Research Week @ UL will run from the 3 – 7 December with many events taking place across the campus. Research Week is an opportunity for our research community, from PhD to Professor, to connect, explore innovative practices and celebrate our research excellence and impact. The week will kick off with a one-day masterclass… Continue reading Research Week @ UL

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Future of Europe Debate: What kind of EU do we want?

  The Centre for European Studies (CEUROS) at the University of Limerick organised a very successful workshop about the Future of Europe in the Strand Hotel, Limerick on 10th October. The evening was part of a series of events entitled Limerick citizens and the European Union: Where do we go from here? and was funded by… Continue reading Future of Europe Debate: What kind of EU do we want?

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Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), Kyoto 2018

Conference report: Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), Kyoto 2018 By Dr Maria Rieder, School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics From Saturday 23rd to Monday 25th June the international Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics held their annual meeting at Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, and I was delighted to be able to attend… Continue reading Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), Kyoto 2018

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Argentine Cinema Series at the University of Limerick

The University of Limerick will host an Argentine Cinema Series this October. The festival is supported by the Embassy of Argentina in Ireland and the School of Modern Languages and Applied Languages. The Last Elvis (Armando Bó 2012) Tuesday 16 October, D1 050, 6pm The film tells the story of Carlos Gutiérrez, an Elvis impersonator in… Continue reading Argentine Cinema Series at the University of Limerick

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Student experience: Summer scholarship programme in China

Oisin Flynn is a final year BA in Applied Languages student at the University of Limerick. This summer, UL offered him the opportunity to travel to China for an internship for the months of July and August. Oisin talks about his experiences here: I am so grateful to UL for making such a life-changing experience… Continue reading Student experience: Summer scholarship programme in China

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Do accents matter? UL Sociolinguistics lecturer discusses her research on RTÉ

Dr Máiréad Moriarty, our Assistant Dean International, appeared on RTÉ's Claire Byrne Live yesterday evening, discussing her research on accents with poet Colm Keegan and musician Paddy Cullivan. Watch the segment now (from 33.57 minutes) Máiréad Moriarty is a Senior Lecturer in Sociolinguistics. Her research focuses on the relationship between language and society with a… Continue reading Do accents matter? UL Sociolinguistics lecturer discusses her research on RTÉ

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Opinion: Is it time for some Digital Wisdom about Digital Natives?

By Dr Silvia Benini, School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics at the University of Limerick. Analysis: a new study looks at what Irish students really think about the technology they use in secondary schools. Student attitudes and usage seem to be more cautious when it comes to the role of technology in the educational sphere.… Continue reading Opinion: Is it time for some Digital Wisdom about Digital Natives?

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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences graduation ceremony, August 2018

Congratulations to all our students who graduated from the University of Limerick on Friday 31st August, we’re proud of all of you. Our album of photos can be seen on our Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/pg/ahssUL/ Our newly conferred PhDs include: Erin Branigan: 'Privacy Interests and High-Profile Figures: Legal Considerations from an Irish Perspective'. Supervisor:  Eoin Quill… Continue reading Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences graduation ceremony, August 2018

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Evening Language Courses at the University of Limerick

Starting in September 2018, the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics at the University of Limerick is offering evening language courses in: French German Japanese Spanish Chinese (new for 2018) Available to UL students and UL staff members as well as to members of the general public. These courses are designed for adult learners interested in… Continue reading Evening Language Courses at the University of Limerick

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OPINION: Just how much of social media is enough?

By Silvia Benini, Marta Giralt and Liam Murray, School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics, University of Limerick, for RTÉ Brainstorm. Social media use and abuse is a widely acknowledged international phenomenon. We appear to be eating, living and sleeping social media, whilse ignoring the potential risk to millions in human development caused by our… Continue reading OPINION: Just how much of social media is enough?

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AHSS Postgraduate Research Conference 2018

The annual AHSS Postgraduate Conference took place on Tuesday 22nd May in the IWAMD Building. The conference highlights the research of the Faculty’s postgraduate students, and gives students the opportunity to present in a real conference environment. Each conference panel was chaired by a PhD student, and the day also featured a number of academic posters… Continue reading AHSS Postgraduate Research Conference 2018

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OPINION: What do our accents say about us?

Dr Máiréad Moriarty, School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics, 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… Continue reading OPINION: What do our accents say about us?