Events

Sep
19

Institute coffee morning: Julie Ballweg

Julie Ballweg (School of Agriculture and Food Science) will be with us to talk about her currrent research - join us for tea, coffee and cake from 10.30!

Venue: 4th floor kitchen, UCD Earth Institute, Science Centre East, 10:30

Sep
26

Institute coffee morning: Sharon O'Rourke

Sharon O'Rourke (School of Food and Biosystems Engineering) will be with us to talk about her currrent research - join us for tea, coffee and cake from 10.30!

Venue: 4th floor kitchen, UCD Earth Institute, Science Centre East, 10:30

Sep
26

Public seminar: Human/Nature-relations, social divisions and inequality

Paper based on preliminary findings from Academy of Finland The Frontier of Sustainability Transition (2016-2019) research project: Paper suggests that pro-environmental strategies are mostly more rationally motivated than their counter-arguments but lack cultural sensitivity. The claim is based on 3 pending sub-studies which: 1. Compare farmers' perceptions of 'organic farming' in remote areas of Italy and Finland; 2. Analyse the politicization of the waste water management reform for sparsely populated areas in Finland and, 3. Examine the adoption of 'green urban norms' and countermovements in the suburban city through cycling culture. Lack of cultural analyses ends up overshadowing deeper social divisions behind pro-environmental and anti-ecological assemblies.

Seminar hosted by UCD Equality Studies Centre

Venue: Room ARD AA2, Ardmore Annexe, UCD

Oct
01

Public lecture: How do we study bats and rats to find the secret of everlasting youth?

How can the genome of a bat or a rat enable us find a cure for cancer or slow down ageing? Does nature hold solutions to human problems and how do we uncover these solutions? All of these questions will be addressed by showcasing how studying our most unique mammals, using state-of-the-art genomic technologies coupled with traditional field studies, can uncover how to live healthier longer and other secrets.

Professor Emma Teeling is an international leader in the cross-cutting fields of mammalian phylogenetics and comparative genomics, with particular expertise in bat biology. She has developed a unique, world-leading research programme, where she integrates cutting-edge molecular technology with whole animal wildlife studies to elucidate the molecular basis of evolutionary novelty and biodiversity. She utilises this new found understanding to benefit society, both from an environmental and human health perspective.

Venue: Academy House, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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Oct
04

Horizon 2020 workshop

The Earth Institute, in conjunction with UCD EU Research Office and UCD Institute of Food and Health, is hosting an event to promote the opportunities still available in the final year of the H2020 programme.

The workshop will focus on:

Societal Challenge 2: Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy
Societal Challenge 5: Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials

H2020 National Contact Points for Societal Challenge 2, Societal Challenge 5, the Bioeconomy and MSC Actions will give an overview of the programme and share information on the remaining calls and topics.

This will be followed by a panel of UCD researchers who will discuss their experiences of the H2020 programme from various perspectives

Full programme and registration

Oct
22

Training: Career Planning for PhDs

The What, How and Where of Career Planning.  

Led by Ger Lardner, Career & Skills Consultant for Doctoral Candidates, this session will take you through what is involved in Career Planning to Post PhD possibilities

Date: Tuesday 22nd October 10.00-12.00

 

Venue: LG-08A Agriculture

Register through the Careers Connect portal

Booking ID #454739

Nov
12

Training: Recognising your transferable skills & identifying your USP

Recognising your Transferable Skills & Identifying your USP 

Transferable Skills are those which all employers look for - and which PhDs develop during their time in UCD.  When we add in the discipline specific research, which is the individual doctoral student carries out, we have  a Unique Selling Point (USP) or individual brand.

Date: Tuesday 12 November 10.00-12.00

Venue: LG-08A Agriculture

Register through the Careers Connect portal

Booking ID #454739

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