International Women’s Day 2015

To mark International Women’s Day 2015 a panel discussion on this year’s theme Make it Happen : Celebrate Women’s Achievements, Call for Greater Equality will take place in Maynooth University on Friday 6th March 2015, with an opening address by Joan Burton, TD, the Tánaiste, Minister for Social Protection, and Leader of the Labour Party. Other speakers include Dr. Shirley O’Dea, Co-founder, Director and Chief Scientific Officer, Profector Life Sciences, and Senior Lecturer in the Maynooth University Department of Biology; Jean O’Sullivan, Manager of Female Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Ireland; Giustina Mizonni, Global Development Lead, CoderDojo Foundation; and Caoimhe De Barra, Director International Division, Trócaire. Continue reading here [...]

It Could Happen to a Dean: Open Access and the Problem of Predatory Publishers

The move towards Open (public) Access to published research, specifically research funded by the public purse, has gained significant momentum in the past few years. The initiative has real merit, even if not completely without its own issues. However, as with most [...] Continue reading here [...]