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NUI Galway is hosting a number of virtual events in 2020, for students, staff and the public. Please see below for a list of upcoming events (click on relevant links for further information). More online events will be added to this calendar, please check back regularly:
September 2020 - Online Events
Date & Time: Friday, September 25 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event: Open Scholarship Café...Creating Value with Open Source Blockchain Business Models
As an introduction to open source and business models in the context of blockchain technologies, this talk is designed to discuss the factors that have made open source and business models essential and important in today’s interconnected digital world. This talk will highlight how business value can be derived from open source blockchain technologies.
While open source software has become the de-facto business model for technology, there is a scarcity of empirical evidence, apart from Bitcoin and Ethereum, to suggest how open source can be used by organisations to leverage business model value from blockchain.
The talk will present an overview of a bespoke blockchain business model strategyzer grid that can be used to create robust open source blockchain business models.
Our speaker is Dr Trevor Clohessy. Trevor is a information technology workshop facilitator, guest speaker and an information technology / systems lecturer and researcher at GMIT. Trevor will be introduced by Dr. Eoin Cullina of the Whitaker Institute at NUI Galway.
Register here via Eventbrite.
Date & Time: Friday, September 25 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Event: Outdoor Education - How and why to take your class outside!
Meet your class under a tree! The tremendous benefits of the outdoor classroom are shared through this webinar with scholarly leaders and community activists. Meeting in public and community spaces as well as the rich biodiversity of the NUI Galway campus provides a stimulating background for students and staff to engage. How can we achieve this and enrich our learning experiences?
Professor Pierre Walter is a member of the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia. Pierre has published in the ‘International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education’, ‘Tourism Recreation Research’ and ‘Journal of Adult and Continuing Education’. His research interests include Community-based Ecotourism; Environmental Education; Social Movement Learning; Transformative Learning; Decolonizing Living History Museums.
Dr Caitriona Carlin is a Postdoctoral Researcher based at the Applied Ecology Unit, Environmental Science at NUI Galway.She is interested in how and why people connect with nature and how this might motivate them to conserve nature. She is the Principal Investigator on a jointly funded EPA/HSE project to assess how Nature and Environment can Attain and Restore (NEAR) Health, with Dr Gesche Kindermann and Dr Easkey Britton. Her interest in this area began when she worked for the statutory nature conservation sector in England (Natural England). She has led workshops, walks and talks and helps organise the GoWild festival in Galway. She leads the Nature and Ecosystems work area in NUI Galway’s Community University Sustainability Partnership, which along with others, was responsible for developing NUI Galway’s Biodiversity trail. She co-directs the MSc Sustainable Resource.
Brendan Smith has been a community and environmental activist for over four decades, involved in initiatives to protect and enhance biodiversity in urban Galway. He initiated the campaign in 1995 that led to the opening of Terryland Forest Park in 2000, an area of over 120 acres comprising wood, wetlands, waterways and pasture. Brendan is a member of the EcoEd4All team, which includes renowned environmentalist Duncan Stewart, that has developed the first Sustainability educational modular programme for Transition Year students in Ireland. He is presently working on promoting Galway as Ireland’s first National Park City designation.
Organiser: Lorraine Tansey is the coordinator of NUI Galway’s community volunteering programme ALIVE. She teaches in the School of Sociology and Political Science a service learning final year optional seminar ‘Volunteering: Theory, Practice and Policy’ and enjoys meeting her class outdoors for critical conversations on volunteering, social justice, racism and civic engagement.
Topic: Love Outdoor Learning! Outdoor Education
Time: Sep 25, 2020 12:00 PM Dublin
Dates & Times: Monday, September 28 from 12:00pm to Tuesday, September 29 at 1:00pm
SOUND OF SILVER: FLIRT FM TO GO GLOBAL FOR A 25 HOUR LIVE MARATHON TO CELEBRATE 25th ANNIVERSARY
On Monday, September 28 at 12pm, it will be exactly 25 years since Flirt FM, Galway’s Campus, and Community of Interest Radio Station went live on fm. To celebrate, Flirt FM is organising a 25hr live, extremely socially distanced broadcast marathon from noon on Monday, 28th to 1pm on Tuesday, 29th. Flirt FM will link station alumni to the studio live over Zoom from locations as varied as Paris, California, Vietnam and… Mayo. The contributors that have already signed up are keen to quiz, reminisce, entertain and surprise you.
Flirt FM 101.3 is Galway City's award winning Student, Community & Alternative Station, based in NUI Galway since September 1995 and is part of the 20+ member Community Radio Ireland network. With one full-time and two part-time paid staff looking after operations and compliance, the station is home to up to 120 volunteers and many more contributors annually. Station Manager: Paula Healy.
Flirt FM would love to hear your voices! Email email@example.com if you're interested or have any questions.
Dates & Times: Monday, September 28 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event: Clubs & Societies @ NUI Galway - What You Need to Know to Sign Up
Join us for a talk on all of the great clubs & societies on offer at NUI Galway, and get advice on how to sign up to them.....
Speakers will join us from the Societies Office and Sports Unit at NUI Galway. Don't miss this great opportunity to have your questions answered by people in the know before Societies and Clubs Day.
What? Advice on all of the Clubs & Societies on offer at NUI Galway
When? Monday, 28th September @ 6pm
Where? Via this Zoom Link
Who? Guest speakers from the Sports Unit and Societies Office at NUI Galway
Staff SOS Daily Wellness Webinar Series - Human Resources, NUI Galway
The HR office is currently running a series of webinars to support the mental health and wellbeing of its staff. For full listings and to book your place, please vist SOS Daily Wellness Webinar Series - Human Resources, NUI Galway.
Dates & Times: Tuesdays & Fridays ongoing - 8:15am to 8:45am
Event: Online Mindfulness Shared Practice
These online shared practice of mindfulness sessions are open to staff, students and members of the public. If you have any family members or friends who may be interested in joining this practice, please feel free to share this link with them. Dr Eva Flynn lectures in the Discipline of General Practice in the College of Medicine, Nursing and Life Sciences at NUI Galway. Her interests lie in student well-being and she has taken a lead in introducing Mindfulness in the School of Medicine. She also works as a general practitioner in Mainstreet Clinic, Loughrea, County Galway.
Register: To join this session online, please copy and paste the following link into the GOOGLE CHROME browser. Please note INTERNET EXPLORER and FIREFOX will not open this link: https://eu.bbcollab.com/guest/8864f09cd69a47329006d5fb1f2527e2