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Oscar winners, sports stars, world renowned authors and innovators have gone before, be inspired by the 2017 UCD Alumni Award winners! bit.ly/2xDu9Kl ... See MoreSee Less

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Join us for the UCD School of Art History & Cultural Policy's 'Research Seminar Series' for Autumn 2017. Each event takes place here on campus and all are welcome. ... See MoreSee Less

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Could you help shape the career of a current UCD student? We need alumni volunteers to take part in the UCD Career Mentoring Programme 2018.

We are currently recruiting mentors for students in both the UCD College of Arts and Humanities and the UCD College of Social Sciences & Law.

To volunteer as a mentor complete our Application Form:

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05/10/2017. UCD President's Awards 25th Anniversary Event, UCD Student Centre, Belfield, Dublin 4. ... See MoreSee Less

UCD Student Services celebrated 25 years of the UCD President’s Award this October 5th through the launch of an impressive memoir publication.

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UCD Graduate Studies

University College Dublin is to be closed tomorrow 16th October due to Storm Ophelia.

Please follow University College Dublin for official updates.
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If you are coming to gradireland this Wednesday make sure to stop by stand 73 and talk to UCD Staff and Students about studying in University College Dublin for a Masters or PhD ... See MoreSee Less

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Researchers at The Institute of Food and Health are seeking participants for a study titled the 'A-Diet'. ... See MoreSee Less

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UCD School of Archaeology

Presentation photo album to commemorate the 50th Anniversary lecture of the UCD Archaeology Society in 1992 given by Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, Disney Professor of Archaeology, Cambridge University.
Album donated by Fiona Eogan.
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Presentation photo album to commemorate the 50th Anniversary lecture of the UCD Archaeology Society in 1992 given by Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, Disney Professor of Archaeology, Cambridge University. ...

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The very first meeting of the UCD Archaeological Society 75 years ago kicked off with a symposium on 'Different Aspects of Archaeology in Ireland'. Great line-up of speakers! #UCDArchSoc75 ... See MoreSee Less

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Another one from the first years of UCD Archaeological Society: Inaugural lecture 1947/48 (Nov 18th 1947). Speaker was Prof Holger Arbman from Lund University (3rd from right, seated), to his right UCD President Prof Michael Tierney. 1947/48 Committee members we think standing at back, but who is who? Ellen Prendergast (Hon Sec/Treasurer) is at very right. We also have Patrick Moore (Auditor), Edwin MacEvoy, Mary Gardner, Marie Deevy, Patrick Moloney, F.J. MacAdam. Can you help us identify them? #UCDArchSoc75 ... See MoreSee Less

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The next Ancient Foods Research Group seminar will take place on Wednesday this week, from 1pm in the Seminar Room, Ardmore Annexe. The title of the seminar is "You are what you eat: exploring ancient diets through analysis of human remains".

Our speakers are Dr Beatriz Gamarra Rubio (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, UCD School of Archaeology) and Ashley McCall (PhD candidate, IRC Government of Ireland, UCD School of Archaeology). Find out more about Beatriz's fantastic work here: www.ucd.ie/research/people/archaeology/drbeatrizgamarrarubio/, and find out about Ashley's fascinating work here: www.ucd.ie/archaeology/research/phd/ashley_mccall/.

Further information at www.ucd.ie/archaeology/ancientfoods
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UCD is closed tomorrow Monday 16 October. Storm Ophelia Red Warning now has been extended nationwide. ALL Schools and Colleges are closed, as stated by Dept of Education and Skills. Stay safe everyone. ... See MoreSee Less

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UCD Sport

Congrats to the Japanese crew for winning the 37th edition of the SYWoC ! Team Ireland, our fantastic UCD crew finished 5th overall. Congratulations to everyone on the team! ... See MoreSee Less

Here are some pictures of our photogenic participants! Feel free to tag your teammates and friends, or even set them as your profile pictures! After a week of hard work, intense races, fun nights and...

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💥💫 International scientific teams observe gravitational waves from collision of two neutron stars

International teams of researchers, including astronomers from the Space Science Group in the UCD School of Physics (UCD Science), University College Dublin, have announced the discovery of light - electromagnetic radiation - associated with a gravitational wave source.

The Advanced LIGO and Advanced VIRGO teams have reported the detection of a gravitational wave source (GW170817), consistent with the merger of two neutron stars, for the first time. Gamma-rays, followed by optical and infrared radiation, were also detected from the same region of the sky.

Gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime, were first anticipated by Albert Einstein a century ago in his general theory of relativity.

This theory predicts that the presence of a mass causes a curvature in spacetime and that when massive objects, such as black holes, merge, this curvature can be altered, sending ripples, or gravitational waves, out across the Universe. By the time these ripples reach Earth, they are however almost imperceptible.

In September 2015, gravitational waves were observed for the first time after scientists from over 20 countries collaborated to develop a detector, the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (aLIGO), located in the USA, that was sensitive enough to confirm their existence. The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics was recently awarded to Kip Thorne, Barry Barish and Rainer Weiss for this discovery.
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UCD School of Law

Marian Keyes' World 9th October 2017

Our alumna Marian Keyes (BCL 1984) has been a bit irregular with her weekly video updates lately, as she has been busy with her latest book tour. Her most recent (and her last for some time) was on 9 October. She reviewed what it means to be an introvert (as she classes herself) especially one who doesn't drink and how introverts and extraverts can get on. She was "porked up" from her tour, which was also the reason for her "pebble-dash skin".

The discussion of being an introvert led on to her book recommendations she highlighted 'The Little Book Shop of Lonely Hearts' and 'True Love at the Lonely Hearts Bookshop' by Annie Darling (part of a series of modern romance novels Marian has found "very sweet, funny and comforting") and Dawn French's 'Me · You A Diary' ('about how to get the most out of your life'). Marian had a dream inspired by the last of those books.

She was saddened by people leaving BBC Strictly Come Dancing, even that's the way the show works.

Her book tour was taking her to Australia next, to tangle with southern spring weather, but she was looking forward to being back for Halloween, at this lovely time of year.

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UCD Pro-Am Moot 2017

Our warm congratulations to novice speakers Megan Fanning and Oisín MagFhogartaigh (pro Aodhán Peelo) for winning the final of the UCD Pro-Am Moot 2017 (sponsored by Careers at Matheson) and to runners up Niamh Harnett and Conor Cassidy (pro Aoife Brannigan)! Well done also to everyone at UCD LawSoc for organising the event especially Caoimhe Gethings (Convenor) and April Duff BL (who set the problem) and to the Mr Brian O'Moore SC, Mr James McDermott BL and all the other judges. We were delighted to host the competition!

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Congratulations to the novice speakers Megan Fanning and Oisín MagFhogartaigh (pro Aodhán Peelo) for winning the final of the UCD Pro-Am Moot 2017 and to runners up Niamh Harnett and Conor Cassidy (...

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UCD Science

24 October at 6pm Talk for Parents & Guardians of Leaving Certificate students on UCD Science DN200, Computer Science DN201 and Actuarial & Financial Studies DN230. Talk will include careers available for all courses and tips on the CAO process. Talk given by Prof Joe Carthy, Dean of Science and Dr Orla Donoghue. www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WTj4ehyDwU

Register at myucd.ucd.ie/events/eventRegistration.do?eventRegistrationAction=registration&stringEventID=NTQ0
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Meet our My UCD bloggers on Tuesday 24 Oct at the University College Dublin Science, Comp Science and Actuarial & Financial Studies Open Evening. Book your place and view the programme of events online at bitly.com/ucdsciopennight ... See MoreSee Less

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Tues 24 October: UCD Science, Computer Science and Actuarial & Financial Studies Open Night for 6th Year Secondary School students, mature applicants, QQI/FET applicants.

Online registration at www.myucd.ie/visiting-ucd/events/ucd-science-computer-science-bafs-open-evening/

5:15pm: Registration and Q&A with Staff
6:00pm: Students Talk Accenture Lecture Theatre
6:00pm: Parents Talk Moore Auditorium
7:00pm - 7:45pm: Q&A with Staff at Stands

Tea/coffee available on arrival.
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Have you heard about Demonware? Do you know Call of Duty?

Part of the Activision group, Demonware is the leading online multiplayer game development company and are on campus tomorrow for Tech Talk Tuesday at 13:00 in B0.03 (School of Computer Science)

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UCD Medicine

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Medical Intervarsity Hallowe'en Ball

October 30, 2017, 10:30pm - October 31, 2017, 2:30am

Med students are a pretty spooky bunch at the best of times. Often found haunting the darkest corners of libraries at ungodly hours, pouring over images of human remains. They're also known to enjoy ...

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To kick off Med Week in aid of DEBRA Ireland, we are launching our Butterfly Selfie Campaign! Join us in standing up and becoming part of a movement to support adults, children and their families livi...

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UCD School of Philosophy

The Centre for Ethics in Public Life
Launch Conference: The Ethics of Vulnerability

Ardmore House, UCD

Thursday 23 – Saturday 25 November 2017

Thursday 23 November
12pm Welcome (Coffee and Tea; light snacks)

12.30-1.30pm: Joel Anderson, ‘Vulnerability by Recognitional Infrastructure’ (Philosophy, Utrecht)

1.30-3pm
Panel 1
Graham Finlay (Politics, UCD) 'Migrants as a Vulnerable Group: Implications for the Human Rights of Migrants and Justice in Migration'.
Muireann Ní Raghallaigh (Geary Institute, UCD) ‘Asylum Seekers and Vulnerable Childhood’
Jo Bridgeman (Law, Sussex) ‘A Relational Responsibilities Framework for Children’s Healthcare Law’

3-3.30pm Coffee Break

3.30pm-5pm Parallel Sessions
Panel 2
Heike Felzmann (Philosophy, NUIG) ‘Vulnerability of Professionals’
Elizabeth Barrett (Medicine, UCD) ‘Vulnerability of Medical Professionals’
Katherine Furman (Health & Society, UCC) ‘Vulnerability and Reasonable Distrust in the Experts: The Case of Ebola’
Panel 3
Michael Thomson (Law, Leeds) ‘How Bioethics fails to Address the Social’
Alexa Zellentin (Politics, UCD) ‘The Role of Vulnerabilities in Climate Justice’
Simon Thompson (Politics, UWE) ‘Vulnerability in Space/Environment’

5.15 pm Launch & Reception

Friday 24 November

9.30-10.30 am: Havi Carel (Philosophy, Bristol) TBA

10.30-11am Coffee Break

11am – 12.30pm: Parallel Sessions
Panel 4
Estelle Ferrarese (Philosophy, Picardie Jules Verne) ‘Vulnerability as ‘Being-at-another’s-Mercy’
Anne Mulhall (English, UCD) 'The Deployment of Vulnerability'
Karen Smith (Soc Pol, Soc Wrk, Soc Justice, UCD) 'Construction of the Vulnerable Child Subject in Irish Policy Discourse'

11-12.30pm:
Panel 5
Jeanne Riou (Languages, Cultures, Linguistics, UCD) ‘Vulnerability and the Contagion of Suffering in Ressentiment Discourse’
Paul Giladi (Philosophy, UCD) ‘The Dynamics of Discourse: Vulnerability in the Intersubjectivist Turn’
Paddy McQueen (Politics, QUB) ‘Vulnerability, Relational Autonomy and Recognition’

12.30-1.30pm Lunch (provided)

1.30-3pm:
Panel 6
Mary Donnelly (Law, UCC) ‘Legalizing’ Vulnerability: The Dangerous Journey from Concept to Legal Norm’
Deidre Healy (Law, UCD) ‘Conducting Criminological Research with Vulnerable Participants: Ethical Issues and Challenges’
Mary Rogan (Law, Trinity) ‘Inspection & Monitoring of Prisons’

3-3.30pm: Coffee Break

3.30pm-5pm:
Panel 7
Eilis Hennesy (UCD, Psychology) ‘Stigma and Bullying’ Vulnerable Peers’ Empathy
Aine Mahon (Education, UCD) ‘Vulnerabilities of Education’
Guy Atchison (Politics, UCD) ‘Online Public Shaming: Unethical uses of Mass Social Media’.

Saturday 25 November

10-11am: Margrit Shildrick (Linköping University, Sweden)

11-11.30am Coffee

11.30-1pm: Parallel Sessions
Panel 8
Clare Hayes-Brady (English, UCD) ‘The End: Narrative Medicine and the Concept of Death’
Nathan Emerich (Ethics Centre, DCU) ‘Death, Dying and Vulnerability: Ethics at the End of Life’
Christopher Cowley (Philosophy, UCD) ‘Old Age and the Vulnerability to Autobiographical Despair’

11.30am-1pm
Panel 9
Anna Bortolan (Philosophy, UCD) ‘The Affective Dimension of Vulnerability’
Tina Kinsella (Art, IDAT) ‘The Touching Contract: Vulnerability and Affect’
Katherine O’Donnell (Philosophy, UCD) ‘Vulnerability, Volatility and the Void: Metaphysics and the Feminists’

1-2pm Lunch

For further information or to register your interest in attending, please contact: Dr Danielle Petherbridge (email) danielle.petherbridge@ucd.ie
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The Ethics of Vulnerability

November 23, 2017, 9:00am - November 25, 2017, 2:00pm

The Centre for Ethics in Public Life Launch Conference: The Ethics of Vulnerability Ardmore House, UCD Thursday 23 – Saturday 25 November 2017 Thursday 23 November 12pm Welcome (Coffee and Tea; l...

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Congratulations to our own Prof Maria Baghramian. She's a member of the ALLEA Working Group (ALL European Academies) on the theme of "Truth, Trust and Expert Opinion". This is a great development for Prof Baghramian's research project on "When Experts Disagree." Well done! ... See MoreSee Less

Opening meeting of British Academy and ALLEA Working Group on the theme of "Truth, Trust and Expert Opinion" in London, with Baroness Onora O'Neill and Prof. Ed Noort as co-chairs. The next event, a...

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One last reminder of our wonderful conference tomorrow and Friday. We hope to see you there (don't forget to register)! ... See MoreSee Less

John Dewey & Critical Philosophies for Critical Political Times

October 19, 2017, 9:00am - October 20, 2017, 5:00pm

John Dewey and Critical Philosophies for Critical Political Times A UCD Dewey Studies Research Project Initiative Recent events have occasioned the need for theorists working on critical projects to ...

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UCD is closed today (Oct 16th) due to storm #Ophelia. Stay safe out there and we will be back to normal tomorrow. ... See MoreSee Less

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Don't forget to register to our exciting conference next week! ... See MoreSee Less

John Dewey & Critical Philosophies for Critical Political Times

October 19, 2017, 9:00am - October 20, 2017, 5:00pm

John Dewey and Critical Philosophies for Critical Political Times A UCD Dewey Studies Research Project Initiative Recent events have occasioned the need for theorists working on critical projects to ...

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