Thursday, 21 September 2017

Clár Laethanta Oscailte OÉ Gaillimh fógartha

Sheol OÉ Gaillimh clár i leith na Laethanta Oscailte fochéime a bheidh ar siúl Dé Aoine agus Dé Sathairn, an 6 agus 7 Deireadh Fómhair. Deis iontach atá sna Laethanta Oscailte do scoileanna, mic léinn, tuismitheoirí agus teaghlaigh blaiseadh a fháil de shaol staidéir OÉ Gaillimh, atá rangaithe i measc an 1% is fearr d’ollscoileanna an domhain, de réir Ranguithe Ollscoile an Domhain QS le gairid. Túsphointe maith atá sa phríomhthaispeántas i Halla Bailey Allen le breis is 80 seastán d’ábhar ar leith, chomh maith le cuairt a thabhairt ar cheardlanna praiticiúla eolaíochta agus seisiúin idirghníomhacha in Innealtóireacht, córais IT agus Róbataic.  Beidh turais den champas ar siúl ar feadh an dá lá agus tugtar cuireadh do thuismitheoirí freastal ar Chaint do Thuismitheoirí a bheidh ar siúl Dé Sathairn ar 11am agus a bheidh ann arís ar 1pm. Ar cheann de bhuaicphointí an chláir tá na cainteanna a thugtar ar na scoláireachtaí i dtaca le pointí breise CAO (do mhic léinn a dhéanann éacht i Spóirt nó sna hEalaíona Cruthaitheacha). Ábhar breise atá ar chlár Laethanta Oscailte 2017 is ea rogha de mháistir-ranganna, a chuimseoidh sraith de shaincheardlanna ar réimsí staidéir faoi leith, fostaíocht nó saol an mhic léinn. I measc na máistir-ranganna le linn na Laethanta Oscailte seo beidh ceardlann phraiticiúil drámaíochta, máistir-rang ar innealtóireacht sa todhchaí agus ceardlann chun léiriú do mhic léinn conas is féidir leo rath a bheith ar a gcuid oibre trí ithe go sláintiúil.  Bhí an méid seo le rá ag Sarah Geraghty, Bainisteoir Earcaíochta Mac Léinn agus For-rochtana in OÉ Gaillimh: “Am maith is ea an fómhar do mhic léinn Ardteistiméireachta agus a gcuid tuismitheoirí tús a chur leis an bpróiseas ullmhúcháin agus fáil faoi réir don tríú leibhéal sula dtosaíonn brú mór na scrúduithe. Beidh na daoine is oilte ar an láthair le linn na Laethanta Oscailte chun ceisteanna a bheadh ag mic léinn faoi phointí CAO, infhostaitheacht agus an phleanáil riachtanach ó thaobh cúrsaí lóistín, táillí agus deontais a fhreagairt. Agus an Ollscoil i measc an 1% is fearr d’ollscoileanna an domhain, beidh deiseanna den scoth ar fáil do mhic léinn nua OÉ Gaillimh ó thaobh infhostaitheachta agus aitheantas domhanda ar a gcuid cáilíochtaí.” Chun tuilleadh eolais a fháil téigh chuig www.nuigalway.ie/opendays Má tá sé ar intinn agat freastal ar an Lá Oscailte moltar duit súil a chaitheamh ar an gclár, atá ar fáil anseo (http://www.nuigalway.ie/opendays/programme/) agus do lá ar an gcampas a phleanáil. -Críoch-


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Monday, 18 September 2017

Eagróidh Ionad an Léinn Éireannaigh in OÉ Gaillimh sraith ceardlann san amhránaíocht ar an sean-nós. Beidh an chéad cheardlann ar siúl Dé Céadaoin, an 27 Meán Fómhair.  Is í Sarah Ghriallais, a ceapadh mar Amhránaí Cónaitheach ar an Sean-nós in OÉ Gaillimh don bhliain 2017 a bheidh i mbun na gceardlann. Is as Muiceanach, Camus do Sarah agus is amhránaí ar an sean-nós den scoth í, bhuaigh sí Corn Uí Riada, an comórtas amhránaíochta ar an sean-nós is mó le rá ag Oireachtas na Gaeilge. Bhí amhránaíocht Sarah le cloisteáil ar stáitse, i gcláir faisnéise agus i scannáin. Déanfaidh Sarah cúig cheardlann amhránaíochta in Ionad an Léinn Éireannaigh, OÉ Gaillimh. Beidh an chéad cheardlann sa tsraith ar siúl Dé Céadaoin, an 27 Meán Fómhair ag 7pm. Tá na ceardlanna saor in aisce agus tá fáilte roimh chách. Is iad Ealaín na Gaeltachta, Údarás na Gaeltachta agus an Chomhairle Ealaíon i bpáirt le hIonad an Léinn Éireannaigh in OÉ Gaillimh atá i mbun na scéime seo. Chun tuilleadh eolais a fháil téigh i dteagmháil le: Samantha Williams ag 091 492051 nó Samantha.williams@nuigalway.ie -Críoch-

Monday, 18 September 2017

The Centre for Irish Studies at NUI Galway will host a series of sean-nós singing workshops starting Wednesday, 27 September.  The workshops will be taught by Sarah Ghriallais, the recently appointed Sean-nós Singer in Residence at NUI Galway for 2017. Sarah who is originally from Muiceanach, Camus, is a renowned sean-nós singer with exceptional talent, a previous winner of the prestigious Corn Uí Riada, the premier sean-nós singing competition at the Oireachtas. Sarah’s singing has also featured on stage, in documentaries and in films. Sarah will give a series of five sean-nós singing workshops at the Centre for Irish Studies, NUI Galway. The first workshop in this series will take place on Wednesday, 27 September at 7pm. Workshops are free and open to all. This project is funded by Ealaín na Gaeltachta, Údarás na Gaeltachta, An Chomhairle Ealaíon and the Centre for Irish Studies at NUI Galway. For further information contact: Samantha Williams at 091-492051 or Samantha.williams@nuigalway.ie -Ends-

Monday, 18 September 2017

 The science video competition, ReelLIFE SCIENCE, is open to all primary and secondary schools, community groups and clubs in Ireland NUI Galway is challenging science enthusiasts and filmmakers of all ages to produce an engaging and educational short science video for this year’s ReelLIFE SCIENCE competition. For the first time since launching in primary and secondary schools in 2013, the contest is now also inviting participants from community groups and clubs around Ireland to show their passion for science and technology. Videos can be produced on smartphones or cameras and can communicate any aspect of science. Supported by the Science Foundation Ireland Discover programme, the Community Knowledge Initiative and the CÚRAM Centre for Research in Medical Devices, ReelLIFE SCIENCE will award more than €5,000 for the best science videos. The winning videos will be selected by a panel of guest judges, including BT Young Scientist & Technologist of the Year 2017, Shane Curran from Terenure College Dublin; NASA Spacecraft systems engineer and aspiring astronaut Amber Gell, who said: “Videos are a great way to get students more interested and researching science-related topics and presenting in a manner reflective of this generation and their preferred communication styles. This competition seems like a lot of fun!” Closing date for submissions is Friday, 13 October and the best videos at each level (primary, secondary and community) will be announced during Science Week 2017. The winning filmmakers will be invited to attend a public screening and awards ceremony during the Galway Science and Technology Festival on 26 November. ReelLIFE SCIENCE is organised by Dr Enda O’Connell and a team of science communication enthusiasts from NUI Galway. In previous years more than 7,000 people have participated. For further information about the 2017 competition contact Dr Enda O’Connell, NCBES, NUI Galway at enda.oconnell@nuigalway.ie or 091-495435. Previous year’s winning videos and more information about the 2017 competition can also be found at www.reellifescience.com. -Ends-


Events Calendar

Upcoming Events Time / Date Location
Culture Night on Campus 12.00 Friday,
22 September 2017
Multiple venues
CÚRAM's Westside Art-Science Project Launch 18:00 Friday,
22 September 2017
Galway, Westside, Westside Library
Culture Night at the Library 18:30 Friday,
22 September 2017
G010 & G011 Seminar Rooms, Hardiman Building
QQI Level 3 Media Expression Course 10.00 Saturday,
23 September 2017
Flirt FM
QQI Level 3 Media Expression Course 10.00 Saturday,
23 September 2017
Flirt FM

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Wednesday, 7 September 2016

The public are invited to a fascinating public lecture of a winter expedition with the German icebreaker “Polarstern” to Antarctica. The talk will be delivered by Professor Peter Lemke of the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), Helmholtz-Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Germany on Wednesday, 14 September, at 7.30pm in the Colm O’hEocha Theatre in the Arts Millenium Building at NUI Galway. Professor Lemke has participated in nine polar expeditions with the German research icebreaker “Polarstern”, and has collections of stunning photographs depicting the Antarctic landscape and intriguing experiences to share. He is visiting Galway to participate in the Atlantic Ocean Climate Scholars Programme which is a week-long intensive, accredited workshop examining how climate and oceans interact, with particular examples from the Atlantic Ocean and higher latitudes. The lecture is open to members of the public and is part of a workshop organised by Dr Pauhla McGrane of the Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART) being held in Galway, from 12-19 September,offered to international postgraduate students of marine, atmosphere and climate-related sciences. “Polar regions play an important role for our climate, but direct observations are difficult to obtain and can only be achieved with greatest effort. This is especially true in wintertime” said Professor Lemke. “Severe blizzards, being trapped between thick ice floes and forced to drift with the ice, the darkness of the polar night and temperatures around minus 30°C. This presentation will take you along on an extraordinary winter expedition into the Antarctic Ocean. It shows the beauty of the frozen ocean, presents some insight into polar and climate research, and demonstrates everyday life on a research icebreaker,” he continued. High latitudes have received attention recently because of significant changes in the atmosphere, sea ice, and ocean, and on land, especially in the Arctic. The surface air temperature in the Arctic has increased about twice as fast as the global air temperature. The Arctic sea-ice extent in summer has decreased by 35% since 1979, and the sea-ice thickness during late summer has declined in the Central Arctic by about 40% since 1958. A warming has also been observed at depth in the Arctic Ocean and the Southern Ocean. But surprisingly there is no negative trend observed in the Antarctic sea ice. Both, the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are losing mass, and the sea level is rising. Most of these observed trends are in agreement with warming scenarios performed with coupled climate models, which indicate an amplified response in high latitudes to increased greenhouse gas concentrations. But details of the complex interaction between atmosphere, sea ice and ocean, and the impacts on the ecosystem and the human society are still only marginally understood. Results will be shown from the latest Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and from a winter expedition the speaker has lead into the ice-covered Weddell Sea (Antarctica). Dr Pauhla McGrane, coordinator of SMART said: “We are delighted that Proffessor Lemke has agreed to provide his unique insight into carrying out climate research in hostile polar environments, particulaly when accompanied by such beautiful stark images. This is especially relevant as this year we will run the second North South Atlantic Training Transect on-board the RV Polarstern from Germany to South Africa which will train 24 postgraduate students, including seven Irish students, in researching climate, ocean and atmospheric interactions at sea. These innovative offshore international collaboarations, developed with AWI, the Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO) and funded by the Nippon foundation are essential in developing excellent climate and ocean scientists to measure and understand our changing planet”. Professor Lemke continues to work on the observation of climate processes in atmosphere, sea ice and ocean and their simulation in numerical models for the polar components of the climate system. On six expeditions on Polarstern he acted as chief scientist.  For more than 30 years he served on many national and international committees on polar and climate research. He was the Coordinating Lead Author for Chapter 4 (Observations: Changes in Snow, Ice and Frozen Ground) of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report published in 2007. The IPCC was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize together with Al Gore in 2007. For the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC published in 2013 Proffessor Lemke worked as Review Editor of Chapter 4 and as Lead Author of the Technical Summary. All members of the public are welcome and refreshments will be served afterwards. The Atlantic Ocean Climate Scholars Programme is a collaboaration between SMART, NUI Galway, AWI and the Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO) that is funded by the Nippon foundation under NF POGO Regional Training fund.  -ends-