New UL Vice President will focus on broadening research function

first_imgTwitter WhatsApp Print Linkedin Newly appointed UL Vice President Professor Norelee KennedyPhoto: Oisin McHughPROFESSOR Norelee Kennedy, who has been appointed Vice President for Research at the University of Limerick, will be responsible for a main pillar of the new UL Strategic Plan that will be launched in the coming semester.An Associate Professor of Physiotherapy and Head of School of Allied Health at UL, she will take up the new position in January.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald said that research was vital to the future of the University and its importance is now gaining significant attention.“Research and Innovation will also form a main pillar of the new UL Strategic Plan which will be launched in the coming semester,” he stated.Dr Fitzgerald also acknowledged “the superb work of the outgoing Vice President Dr Mary Shire who completed two very successful terms in this role and led the Research function with distinction”.Prof Kennedy has worked as an academic in UL for over 14 years and as Head of School of Allied Health for five years. The Tipperary native graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a BSc Physiotherapy in 1999 and a PhD in 2004. Her research focuses on focuses on inflammatory arthritis and physical activity in exercise.Stating that she was honoured to be taking on her new role, she said that, as an academic in UL for the last 14 years, she was very proud of UL and the research that was done there.“It is such an exciting opportunity to look at the next phase of research for UL. We have an excellent base in what we are doing in our research here and I think there are opportunities to look at new ways of bringing people together to work in interdisciplinary ways.“My vision is that we will continue to ensure that research we engage with has excellent impact and value for the communities and the people that we work with and the research partners we engage with,” she added.The Vice President, Research (VPR) at UL is a member of the Executive Committee with responsibility for Research Support Services and the Technology Transfer Office.They are responsible for the Research affairs of the University, including research support services, related enterprise and commercialisation of UL’s research.Reporting to the President, the VPR also has a key role in the overall leadership and strategic management of the University. Previous articleMinister needs to act urgently in relation to better EU Connectivity for Shannon AirportNext articleLimerick’s economic recovery resonates in California Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Limerick on Covid watch list Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Advertisementcenter_img Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! NewsEducationNew UL Vice President will focus on broadening research functionBy Staff Reporter – July 30, 2019 519 Email Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TAGSeducationLimerick City and CountyNewsULUniversityUniversity of Limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blowlast_img read more

The Disco Biscuits Open Atlanta Performance With Prince’s ‘Let’s Go Crazy’

first_imgSetlist: The Disco Biscuits at Terminal West, Atlanta, GA – 4/21/16Set I: Let’s Go Crazy -> Munchkin Invasion, King Of The World -> Basis For A Day, Kitchen MittsSet II: Voices Insane, Voices Fakeout -> I-Man -> Voices Insane -> Tricycle -> Voices Fakeout -> I-ManEncore: Story of the World Photographer Dave Vann was on the scene to capture images from the show. Check out his highlights below, with a setlist and gallery to follow: Load remaining imagescenter_img Update 4/23: Pro-shot audio from the performance has surfaced! Listen to taper Matt Moricle’s audio below:The Disco Biscuits went to Georgia for this weekend’s SweetWater 420 Festival, but stopped first at the Terminal West venue for a pre-party performance to remember. Last night, the Biscuits wasted no time spreading their condolences, opening the show with their cover of Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy.” The Purple Rain track has been played throughout the band’s past, including this great jam from February of 2014 at the Electric Factory.The Biscuits posted the following about their show:last_img read more

Assisted dying conscientious objection questions too early – court

first_imgStuff co.nz 17 June 2020Family First Comment: Significant concern for groups like Hospice NZ…“The judge said hospices and other organisations could refuse to provide assisted dying services. But there also had to be a way for health practitioners to meet their obligations if asked by someone in the care of the hospice or organisation. It was not for the court to suggest ways those two positions could work together, the judge said. One of the questions was whether Crown funding for hospices could be declined if they were not offering assisted dying because of conscientious objection. The judge said questions about funding would have to await a case where the funding process was in issue.” And Hospice will pay the cost! Lose lose.A judge says it’s too early to clarify how conscientious objection rights for assisted dying might work in hospices.Hospice New Zealand, an umbrella organisation for all hospice services, wanted answers about how conscientious objection would operate if the End of Life Choice Act was accepted in the referendum in September.It hoped the answers would help inform debate on the referendum, and it wanted voters to be clear what they were being asked to decide.Hospice NZ was opposed to euthanasia or assisted suicide and a cornerstone of its care was to neither hasten nor postpone death.It took a case to the High Court in Wellington asking for declarations on the legal position but Justice Jill Mallon said in general the questions could not be decided until the issues arose against particular facts.A referendum on whether to put into force the End of Life Choice Act is to be run alongside the general election, and if the vote was “yes” the act would take effect a year after the result was declared.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/121860950/assisted-dying-conscientious-objection-questions-too-early–courtKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more