By Marie Coady Female undergraduate engineering students can now apply for scholarships to a prestigious summer engineering academy at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, NUI Galway has announced. The International Summer Academy in Engineering for Women (ISAE4W) is described as an “intensive programme combining theory with hands-on practical experience in … [Read more...] about Scholarships announced for female engineering students to attend International Summer Academy in Austria
By Marie Coady NUI Galway students and staff saved up to €5000 and reduced their environmental impact by using reusable cups for hot beverages, according to figures released by the catering firm Masterchefs Hospitality. Many of the on-campus cafés and restaurants offer a discount on customers’ drinks if they bring in a reusable cup or flask, instead of opting for a … [Read more...] about Campus-wide reusable cup scheme proves to be massive success as customers save thousands
By Marie Coady A 2017 TEDxGalway talk by Dr Michel Dugon of the Ryan Institute at NUI Galway was featured on the TED.com homepage on 5 October, a platform which has a global audience of 30 million people. The talk entitled ‘Spider Dust and Scorpion Juice: Are Bugs the Future of Therapeutic Drugs?’ highlights the potential curative properties of the chemical compounds … [Read more...] about Venom-enal: NUI Galway lecturer’s talk gets TED seal of approval
By Marie Coady If your tight - fisted neighbours refuse to give you sweets despite how hard you worked on your Halloween costume, don’t sulk. There are spooky things afoot all over Galway - and great craic to be had too. Here are some of the highlights on the cultural boOoOks. Galway Aboo Halloween Festival Ireland’s largest Halloween festival runs from 26 to 29 … [Read more...] about What’s on in Galway: Halloween edition
By Marie Coady What’s in a name? That’s what the modern Irish woman has to ask herself when getting married. It’s still an unspoken assumption that a woman in a heterosexual relationship will adopt the man’s surname. Nobody but the most cantankerous old crone cares if a woman bucks the trend and keeps her previous moniker, but she’ll probably have plenty of well - … [Read more...] about Opinion: Is taking on a man’s surname after marriage a relic of the past?