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#Trinity College

# trinity-college - Friday 17 August, 2012

Affording college the biggest worry for 40 per cent of students

Over a third drink at least once a week while Limerick offers the best value for money in accommodation, says survey of 1500 students.

# trinity-college - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

Bollywood film shot in Dublin expected to be watched by 100 million people Bollywood This post contains images

Bollywood film shot in Dublin expected to be watched by 100 million people

Ek Tha Tiger, set in Trinity College, is being released in 24 countries around the world today.

# trinity-college - Monday 13 August, 2012

Average TD is more pro-EU than average voter: study

Has EU integration gone too far? ‘Yes’ say 45 per cent of voters – but only 18 per cent of TDs.

# trinity-college - Friday 27 July, 2012

TCD study aiming to improve personalisation of ovarian cancer treatment

Study on drug resistant ovarian cancer cells could lead to more personalised treatment of the cancer.

# trinity-college - Thursday 26 April, 2012

How happy are you? Scientists want to know HAPPY NATION This post contains images

How happy are you? Scientists want to know

The Science Gallery’s new exhibition ‘Happy? Take a Second Look’ uncovers the true mood of the nation – and will putting the country to the happiness test.

# trinity-college - Sunday 1 April, 2012

Explainer: Why can’t we cure cancer?

We pour millions into cancer research. So where is it actually getting us?

# trinity-college - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Irish colleges miss out in list of top 100 reputable universities

The latest Times Higher Education rankings, ranking colleges by reputation, do not include Irish institutions in their top 100.

# trinity-college - Monday 23 January, 2012

UCC society withdraws Nick Griffin invite to 'free speech' debate BNP

UCC society withdraws Nick Griffin invite to 'free speech' debate

UCC’s Government and Politics Society withdraws its invite to the BNP leader, citing concerns for student safety.

# trinity-college - Monday 9 January, 2012

'Worrying' level of overspending at Irish universities, says TD

A Cork TD has expressed disbelief at UCC’s €138,000 taxi bill.

# trinity-college - Friday 30 December, 2011

Three-day New Year festival getting underway in Dublin

Live music and street performances are among the attractions in the capital this weekend.

# trinity-college - Friday 23 December, 2011

UCC pledges security support for Nick Griffin visit in February BNP

UCC pledges security support for Nick Griffin visit in February

The student society organising a debate featuring the BNP leader says it has been given full security support by the college.

# trinity-college - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

TCD bans Daily Mail from campus shops Ban

TCD bans Daily Mail from campus shops

Students voted last night to ban the newspaper from shops over an inaccurate article it ran about UCC student Caolan Mulrooney.

# trinity-college - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

In pictures: Dominic West at Trinity College Dublin Dominic West This post contains images

In pictures: Dominic West at Trinity College Dublin

The TCD graduate and star of the ‘The Wire’ spoke at the University Philosophical Society tonight.

# trinity-college - Monday 14 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge Astronomy Ireland lecture asks: what happens when the Sun dies? End Of The World This post contains videos

Astronomy Ireland lecture asks: what happens when the Sun dies?

Longing for a lecture on how your home planet is going to be consumed by a fiery ball of apocalyptic hell? Well, you’re in luck…

# trinity-college - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

BNP leader says opponents of Trinity debate used "fascist methods" to stop it BNP

BNP leader says opponents of Trinity debate used "fascist methods" to stop it

Griffin was speaking to a student radio station at Dublin City University in an interview to be broadcast later today.

# trinity-college - Friday 14 October, 2011

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# trinity-college - Thursday 6 October, 2011

Irish universities fall in latest international rankings

Department of Education says it still draws encouragement from the fact that two are in the top 200.

# trinity-college - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

One hundred university staff still paid more than €200,000 wage cap

Three top academics at Irish universities are each earning more than a quarter of a million euro a year.

# trinity-college - Wednesday 22 June, 2011

Anti-Apartheid leader Kader Asmal dies aged 76

The founder of the Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement, and later a government minister, dies in South Africa.

# trinity-college - Friday 17 June, 2011

Taoiseach to meet with president of European Council

Discussions are expected to focus on the agenda for next week’s June European Council summit.

# trinity-college - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

Daily Fix: Wednesday

All the day’s news, and the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Irish research may lead to Alzheimer's breakthrough

Irish scientists believe they have made a breakthrough in developing drugs to help block the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

# trinity-college - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Aer Lingus heads to LRC to avert flight cancellations; what US diplomats really thought of Ireland’s politicians and the girl stoned to the death because of a beauty contest.

# trinity-college - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

In pictures: the first day of the Queen's historic visit Royal Visit This post contains images

In pictures: the first day of the Queen's historic visit

The first hours of the first ever visit by a British Monarch to the Republic of Ireland – as seen through the camera lens.

# trinity-college - Thursday 28 April, 2011

FG pulls ahead as Seanad election counts near completion

Four of the five vocational panels are now nearly complete, while the two University constituencies are also nearly wrapped up.

# trinity-college - Thursday 7 April, 2011

Queen's three-day visit confirmed for May 17

The British Embassy and Áras an Úachtaráin confirm a programme of events including visits to Croke Park and the Guinness Storehouse, as well as stops in Cashel and Cork.

# trinity-college - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

Google buys Trinity College video processing startup

Google says Green Parrot Pictures, a video company founded at Trinity’s Engineering School, ‘makes videos look better’.

# trinity-college - Saturday 5 March, 2011

Dudgeon to launch Ulster Unionist bid for Seanad seat

Jeffrey Dudgeon, whose court action had homosexuality decriminalised in Northern Ireland in 1982, wants to join the Seanad.

# trinity-college - Friday 25 February, 2011

Election Day Fix

It’s kinda like a Daily Fix, except… not. Here’s how today turned out, and how TheJournal.ie will be covering the results.

'Hundreds' of Trinity students denied chance to vote

A registration drive in Trinity College Dublin collected hundreds of new voters in Dublin City – but they didn’t get to vote.

# trinity-college - Wednesday 16 February, 2011

UCD registrar appointed new President of NUI Maynooth

Philip Nolan will become the president of NUI Maynooth in August, succeeding John Hughes who stepped down last year.

# trinity-college - Tuesday 30 November, 2010

THE COLD WEATHER has claimed another victim: Trinity College has been forced to cancel its Open Day, due to be held tomorrow, due to icy conditions around the university’s main thoroughfare. The college says prospective students can still contact it by phone or email if there were individual questions they wanted to have addressed.

# trinity-college - Wednesday 3 November, 2010

Terry Pratchett gives creative writing masterclass in Trinity

“Until recently, I couldn’t even spell academic and now I are one!” says the man who made fantasy funny.

# trinity-college - Thursday 12 August, 2010

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN may just be about to overtake Trinity in the World University Rankings.

The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), who publish the rankings are set to change the way in which they compile the lists. THES Editor Phil Baty says “we can expect some big-name institutions to take a hit in the new World University Rankings.”

Currently over 50% of the ranking is comprised of subjective opinion, rather than objective evidence. 40% is made up of the institution’s reputation among scholars and a further 10% is based on how employers perceive the institution’s graduates. This is set to change with 13 new indicators – reputation will make up only 20% of the ranking.

Trinity currently ranks at number 43 while UCD is at number 89 on the list. The gap may just be too big but there is an expectation that the THES list will change dramatically, when it is published in the Autumn.

Baty says “Big names with big reputations that lack world-class research output and influence to match will suffer in comparison with previous exercises. Conversely, unsung heroes have a better chance of recognition.”

Trinity academic Kevin O’Rourke is a little more cautious saying “I have no idea if Irish universities are going to do better or worse this autumn, but if they do worse, then people will need to remember that the ranking procedure has changed.”

The Top 200 World Universities in full.

# trinity-college - Tuesday 3 August, 2010

THE FATHER of drowned IT worker Eoin Curran is planning a US memorial service to honour his son. Curran, a 30-year-old employee of Google went missing after he fell overboard during a freak storm off the coast of Long Island, New York on July 25. Curran was on his first sailing lesson at the time.

The US coastguard recovered Curran’s body on Saturday and last night his family were making arrangements to fly to the US to collect his remains.

“Yes, they found Eoin. We will be travelling to New York to hold a memorial service for him,” Eoin’s father John Curran said.

Curran, a graduate of Trinity College from Templeogue Dublin had only recently moved to New York. He had previously owned a tech start-up with his brother. Dr Siobhan Clarke, a lecturer of Curran’s in Trinity College, described Eoin as “the most talented student” she had ever taught.

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