Danny Dudek writes:
UPDATE: It was made here (see comments).
At Trinity College Dublin.
Provost and President of Trinity Patrick Prendergast tweetz:
“Today, 7 April 2020, Chancellor Mary McAleese conferred 532 degrees by Zoom, the first time a virtual commencements has been held at Trinity College Dublin. All done in Latin. Congratulations to all our new graduates. The recording will be put on the web.”
Previously: Meanwhile, At Trinity
Breaking: Trinity taking the decision that all students must leave campus accommodation, Trinity Halls, and other linked private student accommodation, unless they meet criteria such as a family member at home is self-isolating, or the student would be at risk of homelessness pic.twitter.com/cyuhjN1dbC
— Jack Power (@jackpowerIT) March 16, 2020
Provost of Trinity College – all lectures being moved online as precautionary measure "bringing groups together we should minimise as much as possible, to minimise the chances of the spread of #Coronavirus.." Dr Patrick Prendergast #COVID2019 #COVID19
— RTÉ News at One (@RTENewsAtOne) March 10, 2020
"…exams aren't for a number of weeks yet and we'll have to work out what to do there…" Provost of Trinity College on lectures being moved online in order to minimise the chances of the potential of the spread of #coronavirus #COVID2019 #COVID19
— RTÉ News at One (@RTENewsAtOne) March 10, 2020
From top: Trinity College Dublin; statement released by the college this lunchtime (click to enlarge); tweets from RTÉ
Trinity College Dublin announced in a statement that, from tomorrow, all lectures will be delivered online for the rest of the semester to “slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus”.
“However, tutorials, seminars and laboratory practicals will all continue to be given in the usual fashion while suing social distancing protocols,” it adds.
It’s also closing the Book of Kells exhibition and Old Library, Science Gallery and the Douglas Hyde Gallery.
Or not soon enough?
The Government has given the go-ahead to the the development of a Grand Canal Innovation District (GCID) at Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2.
The €1bn plan will ‘encompass’ some of the biggest companies operating here including Google, Facebook, Stripe, Twitter, LinkedIn and Huawei. The district will be developed over a 10-year time span with €150 million state investment.
Trinity College Dublin plans to create a Grand Canal Innovation District in Dublin, involving a collaboration of business, Government and the university sector.
At the heart of the planned innovation district is a planned €1bn campus which will be built and financed by Trinity in collaboration with industry, debt funding entities and other sources of funding.
The development is an exciting opportunity to build a world-class innovation district where companies, researchers and entrepreneurs link up, to identify new products or services and discuss how they might be brought to market.
The development of the District will also offer opportunities for the local community with open spaces, new retail spaces and services as well as creating educational and employment opportunities for all those living in close proximity to the district.
“Might this (above) be your great-great-granny’s birth certificate?
“The destruction of seven centuries of Ireland’s recorded history in the Four Courts blaze of 1922 (top) was one of the great tragedies of the Irish Civil War.
“The day after, charred documents salvaged from the wreckage were packed into 300 boxes and sent to storage for 100 years.
“Now, a Trinity team is using technology to decipher records once thought lost forever, gather copies from around the world, and create a Virtual Record Treasury to open 30 June 2022, centenary of the fire.
Watch video here for more.
Today and tomorrow.
Trinity College Dublin’s history department is hosting its HistoryCon conference and this year’s theme is ‘humanising history’.
The Trinity HistoryCon conference, now in its second year, provides an opportunity for members of the public, entertainment professionals, academics, and cosplayers to explore the influences of film, television, comics, music, and other forms of popular media, on how we imagine our past and present worlds.
Popular media such as Game of Thrones, X-Men, Star Wars, and The Avengers have captivated audiences and opened new lines of enquiry across the arts and humanities.
Each of these outlets has succeeded in large part due to their ability to contextualise and elucidate the experience of the individual in extraordinary circumstances. Trinity HistoryCon – the amalgam of an academic conference and comic-con – celebrates the nexus of popular media and the study of history.
The conference provides a stimulating and exemplary opportunity for engagement between academic research and popular culture and media.
Full details here
Pics: Trinity Long Room Hub
Trinity College Dublin tweetz:
Happening now. See the transit of Mercury [top pic] across the sun today at the Campanile [at Trinity College Dublin].
Those who wish can take a look between 12.40pm and 3.30pm today.
Or watch here live.
Trinity College Provost Patrick Prendergast
— John Gallen (@TheTrips) October 3, 2019
Following a dramatic fall in world university rankings…
Trinity College Dublin is considering cutting its intake of Irish students by up to a quarter over the next five years in order to protect the quality of its education.
Such a move would likely result in a sharp increase in the number of CAO points required for courses due to increased competition for fewer places.
However, it would maintain its lucrative international student numbers who currently account for about 20 per cent of the college’s enrolment….
Provost Patrick Prendergast sez:
“This is about reducing the total number of Irish students – not substituting them … we’re going to have to realise that we don’t have the academic staff to teach the students we already have. That’s what the rankings are telling us,”
Many of them don’t have access to library services to prepare lectures & are not paid for prep. What quality teaching can be expected?
— Dr. Bríd McGrath (@BridMcGrath) October 3, 2019