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Prof. Tom Lodge becomes member of Royal Irish Academy

New members of the Royal Irish Academy at the 2019 admittance day ceremony held on 24th May Congratulations to Professor Tom Lodge, Department of Politics and Public Administration, who has become a member of the Royal Irish Academy. Tom was admitted into the RIA at a ceremony on Friday 24th May. Professor Lodge has worked… Continue reading Prof. Tom Lodge becomes member of Royal Irish Academy

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UL lecturer runs website to help voters choose election candidates

The country will take to the polls this Friday 24th May to vote in European Elections. WhichCandidate is a ‘voting advice application’ that allows voters to compare their own policy views with those of the candidates standing for election. The website is run by Dr Rory Costello (Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of… Continue reading UL lecturer runs website to help voters choose election candidates

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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 launches new Community Research MA which offers real-life training in community projects

University of Limerick has launched a new taught postgraduate programme in Community Research. The MA Community Research+ programme is unique in providing students with real time, real-life on-the-job research training in community collaborative projects, locally and internationally. The MA Community Research+ is designed to meet the needs of professionals and practitioners in community based settings… Continue reading UL launches new Community Research MA which offers real-life training in community projects

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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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Read our Winter 2018 newsletter

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Limerick Winter 2018 newsletter features news and events from our faculty and students from Autumn semester 2018-19. Read the newsletter at this link: December 2018 newsletter Read our previous newsletters

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UL lecturer in political theory receives prestigious European Research Council Consolidator Award

Many congratulations to UL lecturer in political theory Dr Adina Preda (Department of Politics and Public Administration), who has received a prestigious €1.3m European Research Council Consolidator Award for her project 'Rights and Egalitarianism. Adina is one of six successful European Research Council awardees in Ireland. The European Research Council, set up by the European Union… Continue reading UL lecturer in political theory receives prestigious European Research Council Consolidator Award

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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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Student experience: Vicky writes about her rewarding work placement at St. Gabriel’s

Vicky Dowling is a third year BA in Politics and International Relations student at the University of Limerick. She is currently on a cooperative placement at St. Gabriel’s School & Centre in Dooradoyle, Limerick. St. Gabriel's is a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity which provides a range of clinical therapies and interventions for up to 500 children and teens… Continue reading Student experience: Vicky writes about her rewarding work placement at St. Gabriel’s

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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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Opinion: Is Zimbabwe about to have an electoral earthquake?

Analysis: next week's election will see if Zimbabwe's voters are ready for change after decades of treachery, suspicion and fear under Robert Mugabe. Written by John Hogan, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Limerick for RTÉ Brainstorm. "Fears of rigging and repression remain, as 45 percent of voters think it likely that incorrect results will be… Continue reading Opinion: Is Zimbabwe about to have an electoral earthquake?