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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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?
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
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?
The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences were proud to host the Inaugural Lecture of our Dean, Professor Helen Kelly-Holmes on 1st May 2018. Our previous Dean, Professor Tom Lodge was Master of Ceremonies and travelled from his sabbatical in France for the event. Helen was introduced by UL President, Professor Des Fitzgerald. Helen's lecture,… Continue reading Inaugural Lecture of our Dean, Professor Helen Kelly-Holmes
As part of their UL Engage module, our MA in TESOL students, led by Dr Mairead Moriarty (Assistant Dean International), spent a number of weeks this semester delivering English language courses to refugees and asylum seekers currently living in the Limerick region. On April 26th, the Faculty held a graduation ceremony at the University of… Continue reading UL students deliver English language classes to refugees and asylum seekers