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Monday, 01 September 2014 - Tuesday, 30 September 2014

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Wednesday, 03 September 2014 Organiser Location
Psychosocial interventions for People with Dementia in Long-stat Care : Symposium

Keynote speakers will include: Professor Eamon O Shea, School of Business & Economics, NUI Galway; Bob Woods, Professor of Clinical
Psychology of Older People, Bangor University, Wales; and DARES Research Team.


Topics include: Psychosocial Interventions, policy and impact; Advances in Psychosocial Care in Europe; DARES study findings; and Launch of Galway Dementia Network.


The symposium is free to attend but places are limited so prior registration is necessary. To book email icsg@nuigalway.ie or call 091 495461.


 

Irish Centre for Social Gerontology & School of Nursing and Midwifery Aula Maxima


Thursday, 04 September 2014 Organiser Location
Whitaker Institute Seminar by Professor Marco Romano

Science Parks and Intellectual Capital: An Integrated Model for Intangibles’ Representation, Evaluation and Control by Professor Marco Romano (University of Catania)


This seminar will focus on dealing with Intellectual Capital and provides a strategic tool for management activities in knowledge-based organizations. Main instruments for measuring intangible resources in an organization will be discussed and an integrated model of intellectual capital for Science Parks will be presented that has applicability to any knowledge-based organisation. Unlike the great number of studies on intellectual capital that formulate objective metrics of the value of firms’ intangible assets, this seminar presents a model not to describe but to shape processes in a knowledge-based organization and to achieve and communicate results both for management and for increasing transparency of communication with external stakeholders.

Speaker
Marco Romano is Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Business Planning and Supply Chain and Retailing Management at the University of Catania, Department of Economics and Business in Italy. His research interests are mainly related to Business Development, Decision-Making Process, Technology Transfer, Academic Spin-off, Corporate Governance, Nonprofit Organizations, Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Organizational Structure and control, International Strategies, Supply Chain and Retailing Management. His teaching fields primarily focus on Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Modelling and Planning, Corporate Governance, Public-Owned Companies Management, International Cooperative Strategy, Small Business Management, Family Owned Firms Management, Marketing Management, Marketing Channels, Supply Chain and Retailing Management, Organizational Behavior. Recently, he held the position of President of Science and Technology Park of Sicily and Visiting Lecturer, Department of Management - Warrington College of Business, University of Florida (USA) (1998-2001). He is co-editor of forthcoming special issue on Intellectual Capital, Science Parks and Incubators in the Journal of Intellectual Capital
This seminar is supported by Roadmap for Employment – Academic Partnerships (REAP) supported by the Higher Education Authority.

REAP was a collaborative project involving eight Higher Education Institutional partners, for the research, development and validation of a Higher Education- Industry Partnership Model and Roadmap. The project aimed to identify learning needs within the workplace, draw up a comprehensive model for partnership between employers and Higher Education Institutions and verify the effectiveness of the model through a range of demonstrator collaborative activities. The main aim was to develop a mechanism to integrate and rationalise complementary initiatives and offer a relevant, inclusive framework to facilitate interaction with the workplace.

Whitaker Institute CA107, Cairnes Building


Sunday, 07 September 2014 Organiser Location
World Robotic Sailing Championship Public Exhibition

Organised as part of the World Robotic Sailing Championship, this free public exhibition will run on Sunday, 7 September from 2-5pm and on Monday, 8 September from 11am-4pm, at which several of the robotic sailboats will be exhibited. All are welcome.


College of Engineering Aula Maxima


Monday, 08 September 2014 Organiser Location
International Robotic Sailing Conference

Organised in conjunction with the World Robotic Sailing Championship, the International Robotic Sailing Conference (IRSC) will take place on Monday 8 September, in the Aula Maxima, NUI Galway. IRSC provides a platform to discuss the broad range of scientific problems involved in the design and development of autonomous sailboats. Details of the conference programme and delegate registration can be found at http://wrsc2014.com/.

College of Engineering Aula Maxima
World Robotic Sailing Championship Public Exhibition

Organised as part of the World Robotic Sailing Championship, this free public exhibition will run on Sunday, 7 September from 2-5pm and on Monday, 8 September from 11am-4pm, at which several of the robotic sailboats will be exhibited. All are welcome.


College of Engineering Aula Maxima


Tuesday, 09 September 2014 Organiser Location
Seventh World Robotic Sailing Championship (WRSC)

Fully autonomous and unmanned sailing boats, up to 2.5m in length will compete over a series of short distance racing, navigation and autonomy challenges with teams from Galway, Wales, US, Finland, France, Portugal and Russia participating. This is the first time that Ireland has hosted the event.


Robotic sailing offers the potential of long range and long term autonomous wind propelled, solar or wave-powered carbon neutral devices. Robotic sailing devices could potentially contribute to monitoring of environmental, ecological, meteorological, hydrographic and oceanographic data. These devices can also be used in traffic monitoring, security, assistance and rescue. The WRSC competitions propose tasks such as station, speed in different conditions, accuracy, obstacle avoidance, target tracking, endurance and cooperation, all performed autonomously. The competition, originally designed for sailboats, also includes a motorboats category in order to bring together the scientific communities that work on different types of autonomous marine vehicles. A bottle boat competition will also be held with several Irish entries competing.


IRSC 2014 and WRSC 2014 are sponsored by Hewlett Packard, NUI Galway, Port of Galway, Galway Bay Sailing Club and Intel. Information on each WRSC team entries and schedule is available at http://wrsc2014.com/teams

College of Engineering Galway City Harbour


Wednesday, 10 September 2014 Organiser Location
Seventh World Robotic Sailing Championship (WRSC)

Fully autonomous and unmanned sailing boats, up to 2.5m in length will compete over a series of short distance racing, navigation and autonomy challenges with teams from Galway, Wales, US, Finland, France, Portugal and Russia participating. This is the first time that Ireland has hosted the event.


Robotic sailing offers the potential of long range and long term autonomous wind propelled, solar or wave-powered carbon neutral devices. Robotic sailing devices could potentially contribute to monitoring of environmental, ecological, meteorological, hydrographic and oceanographic data. These devices can also be used in traffic monitoring, security, assistance and rescue. The WRSC competitions propose tasks such as station, speed in different conditions, accuracy, obstacle avoidance, target tracking, endurance and cooperation, all performed autonomously. The competition, originally designed for sailboats, also includes a motorboats category in order to bring together the scientific communities that work on different types of autonomous marine vehicles. A bottle boat competition will also be held with several Irish entries competing.


IRSC 2014 and WRSC 2014 are sponsored by Hewlett Packard, NUI Galway, Port of Galway, Galway Bay Sailing Club and Intel. Information on each WRSC team entries and schedule is available at http://wrsc2014.com/teams

College of Engineering Galway City Harbour
NUI Galway Societies Inaugural Triple E Lecture

NUI Galway’s Entrepreneurship Society, Engineering Society and Energy Society inaugural Triple E Lecture focusing on Entrepreneurship, Engineering and Energy


Guest Speakers include:



  • Declan Ganley, CEO and Chairman of Rivada Networks

  • Alex White T.D., Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources

  • Mark Campbell, CEO of Pocket Anatomy


More information from Aaron Molloy, Auditor and co-Founder of NUI Galway’s Entrepreneurship Society, at 085 1317137

Societies Office Engineering Building


Thursday, 11 September 2014 Organiser Location
Seventh World Robotic Sailing Championship (WRSC)

Fully autonomous and unmanned sailing boats, up to 2.5m in length will compete over a series of short distance racing, navigation and autonomy challenges with teams from Galway, Wales, US, Finland, France, Portugal and Russia participating. This is the first time that Ireland has hosted the event.


Robotic sailing offers the potential of long range and long term autonomous wind propelled, solar or wave-powered carbon neutral devices. Robotic sailing devices could potentially contribute to monitoring of environmental, ecological, meteorological, hydrographic and oceanographic data. These devices can also be used in traffic monitoring, security, assistance and rescue. The WRSC competitions propose tasks such as station, speed in different conditions, accuracy, obstacle avoidance, target tracking, endurance and cooperation, all performed autonomously. The competition, originally designed for sailboats, also includes a motorboats category in order to bring together the scientific communities that work on different types of autonomous marine vehicles. A bottle boat competition will also be held with several Irish entries competing.


IRSC 2014 and WRSC 2014 are sponsored by Hewlett Packard, NUI Galway, Port of Galway, Galway Bay Sailing Club and Intel. Information on each WRSC team entries and schedule is available at http://wrsc2014.com/teams

College of Engineering Galway City Harbour


Friday, 12 September 2014 Organiser Location
Seventh World Robotic Sailing Championship (WRSC)

Fully autonomous and unmanned sailing boats, up to 2.5m in length will compete over a series of short distance racing, navigation and autonomy challenges with teams from Galway, Wales, US, Finland, France, Portugal and Russia participating. This is the first time that Ireland has hosted the event.


Robotic sailing offers the potential of long range and long term autonomous wind propelled, solar or wave-powered carbon neutral devices. Robotic sailing devices could potentially contribute to monitoring of environmental, ecological, meteorological, hydrographic and oceanographic data. These devices can also be used in traffic monitoring, security, assistance and rescue. The WRSC competitions propose tasks such as station, speed in different conditions, accuracy, obstacle avoidance, target tracking, endurance and cooperation, all performed autonomously. The competition, originally designed for sailboats, also includes a motorboats category in order to bring together the scientific communities that work on different types of autonomous marine vehicles. A bottle boat competition will also be held with several Irish entries competing.


IRSC 2014 and WRSC 2014 are sponsored by Hewlett Packard, NUI Galway, Port of Galway, Galway Bay Sailing Club and Intel. Information on each WRSC team entries and schedule is available at http://wrsc2014.com/teams

College of Engineering Galway City Harbour
Book Launch - Educating Film-Makers: Past, Present and Future

INVITATION EDUCATING FILM-MAKERS Past, Present and Future book launch 6.30pm Friday 12th September 2014 The Huston School of Film & Digital Media National University of Ireland, Galway. You are invited to a book launch by Professor Christopher Frayling on 12th September. Educating Film-Makers: Past, Present and Future by Duncan Petrie and Rod Stoneman is a critical investigation of both the history and the current challenges facing practice-based film training. Educating Film-Makers is the first book to examine the history, impact, and significance of film education in Britain, Europe, and the United States. Film schools, the authors show, have historically focused on the cultivation of the film-maker as a cultural activist, artist, or intellectual – fostering creativity and innovation. But more recently a narrower approach has emerged, placing a new emphasis on technical training for the industry. The authors argue for a more imaginative engagement and understanding of the broader social importance of film and television, suggesting that critical analysis and production should be connected. Examining current concerns facing practice-based film education in the digital era, this book is indispensable for both film teachers and students alike. Christopher Frayling was until recently Rector of the Royal College of Art, Chair of Arts Council England and a Governor of the British Film Institute. An historian, curator, writer and award-winning broadcaster on radio and television, he is the author of twenty-one books on the arts and popular culture - including several on film, His latest books include the Bfi Classic on the Jack Clayton film The Innocents and a study of The Yellow Peril - the rise of Chinaphobia (Thames and Hudson). He is currently Professor Emeritus of Cultural History at the RCA, Visiting Professor at the University of Lancaster and a Fellow of Churchill College Cambridge. In 2000, he was knighted for “services to art and design education”. The book will be available to purchase from the foyer for the special launch price of €18. ISBN 978-1-78320-185-3 £20, $28.50 170 x 230mm e-Book available. To order this book online visit the website:www.intellectbooks.com Please RSVP to hustonfilmschool@nuigalway.ie

Huston Film School Main Room Huston Film School


Saturday, 13 September 2014 Organiser Location
Seventh World Robotic Sailing Championship (WRSC)

Fully autonomous and unmanned sailing boats, up to 2.5m in length will compete over a series of short distance racing, navigation and autonomy challenges with teams from Galway, Wales, US, Finland, France, Portugal and Russia participating. This is the first time that Ireland has hosted the event.


Robotic sailing offers the potential of long range and long term autonomous wind propelled, solar or wave-powered carbon neutral devices. Robotic sailing devices could potentially contribute to monitoring of environmental, ecological, meteorological, hydrographic and oceanographic data. These devices can also be used in traffic monitoring, security, assistance and rescue. The WRSC competitions propose tasks such as station, speed in different conditions, accuracy, obstacle avoidance, target tracking, endurance and cooperation, all performed autonomously. The competition, originally designed for sailboats, also includes a motorboats category in order to bring together the scientific communities that work on different types of autonomous marine vehicles. A bottle boat competition will also be held with several Irish entries competing.


IRSC 2014 and WRSC 2014 are sponsored by Hewlett Packard, NUI Galway, Port of Galway, Galway Bay Sailing Club and Intel. Information on each WRSC team entries and schedule is available at http://wrsc2014.com/teams

College of Engineering Galway City Harbour


Sunday, 14 September 2014 Organiser Location
City Of the Tribes Kayak Race

The 16th Annual City Of The Tribes Kayak Race

 

Start/ Finish is as previous years by Fisheries Field close to Galway Cathedral/ University.

Parking will be available in NUIG grounds behind Ryan Institute, with access via Footbridge to the launching steps by the canal.

No Parking available in Fisheries Field.

Registration will take place from 12:00hrs with first start kicking off at 13:30hrs.

Short course of 2km offered to novices
10km Standard Course
14km Long Course
Please contact Kayakmor 087 7565578 for further details

Kayakmor Fisheries Field


Tuesday, 16 September 2014 Organiser Location
Lecture: 'Competing Visions: Human Trafficking versus Forced Labour?'

Dr. Joel Quirk, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

 

In this lecture, Dr Quirk will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of human trafficking as a framework for conceptualising – and successfully combating – various forms of human bondage as they exist today. While human trafficking is now firmly embedded at both an institutional and popular level, a growing number of critics have called into question the conception and execution of recent anti-trafficking campaigns. This paper favours a different approach, which primarily focuses upon recent efforts to promote a “maximalist” understanding of human trafficking which incorporates numerous forms of human bondage. Over the last decade, many actors and institutions have come to describe a huge variety of problems as forms of trafficking, including cases of servile marriage, hereditary bondage, and wartime enslavement. This open ended approach to trafficking involves reclassifying practices that were previously conceptualized in terms of forced labour, or “contemporary forms of slavery”. While there are some political and rhetorical advantages to employing a trafficking framework, this paper seeks to demonstrate that this expansive “catch-all” approach remains subject to a host of analytical complications and practical limitations.
 
Dr Joel Quirk is Senior Lecturer in Political Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.  His recent book publications include The Anti-Slavery Project: From the Slave Trade to Human Trafficking (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011) and Mobility Makes States (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015, co-edited with Darshan Vigneswaran). Joel is a current member of the International Scientific Committee of the UNESCO Slave Route Project, where he serves as Rapporteur.

Irish Centre for Human Rights Martin Ryan Institute Annex 201


Wednesday, 17 September 2014 Organiser Location
Introduction to Chinese Language & Culture course

20 week course, further details available here:

 

School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures AM109, Arts Millennium Building


Friday, 19 September 2014 Organiser Location
Economics Seminar:Effective rates of Corporation Tax

Speaker: Seamus Coffey, UCC

Economics CA111 Lecture Hall 1


Tuesday, 23 September 2014 Organiser Location
Lecture by Professor Ray Dolan FRS: Value encoding in the human brain

Professor Dolan is Mary Kinross Professor of Neuropsychiatry at UCL and Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, at UCL. He is a clinician scientist with a primary interest in the neurobiology of emotion and how emotion impacts on cognition, including decision making. He was awarded the received the NUI Galway alumni award in 2014.

School of Psychology, Dept of Psychiatry, and Galway Neuroscience Center Siobhan McKenna Lecture Theatre, Arts Millenium Building


Wednesday, 24 September 2014 Organiser Location
Sean-nós Dancing Workshop

The second series of Sean-nós dance workshops will be held in NUI Galway and will be taught by Gearóid Ó Dubháín, the Sean-nós Dancer in Residence 2014.


 


A native of Ardmore, Connemara, Gearóid is renowned for his dancing and has won the prestigious Oireachtas na Samhnna (2010), Craobh na hÉireann (2011), Féile na Mí (2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012), Féile Chóilín Clesham and many other prizes.  


 


The workshops will take place at the Aula Maxima (Upper Level), NUI Galway from 7-8.30pm each Wednesday, beginning on 24 September.


The workshops are free of charge and everyone is welcome to attend.

Irish Studies Aula Maxima (First Floor)
Irish Centre for Social Gerontology Seminar Series

Speaker: Professor Brian Findsen, University of Waikato, New Zealand. Title: "Learning in later life: Concepts, exemplars and contemporary issues" ALL Welcome - Refreshments available afterwards

Irish Centre for Social Gerontology SAC Room - CA110 Cairnes Building
NUI Galway Volunteering Fair

All welcome! Over 80 local and national charities and NGOs aharing their work and information.

ALIVE/CKI Áras na Mac Léinn


Thursday, 25 September 2014 Organiser Location
Lunchtime Concert Series - Mike, Michelle and Louise Mulcahy

Born in Brosna, North Kerry and a resident of Abbeyfeale, West Limerick, button accordionist Mick Mulcahy proves the family who plays together stays together. Daughters Louise plays the flute and the Uilleann Pipes and Michelle plays the harp, fiddle, concertina and piano.

Arts in Action Programme The Cube, Áras na Mac Léinn.


Friday, 26 September 2014 Organiser Location
Economics Seminar:Modelling the impact of wind generation on electricity market prices: unit commitment simulation versus econometric regression model

Speaker: Amy O'Mahoney TCD and Office of Gas and Electricity Markets, U.K.

Economics CA111 Lecture Hall 1


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