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    Trinity Stays On Top!

    Yesterday, I was delighted to learn that Trinity has remained Ireland’s top university, according to the Times Higher Education Supplement table.  Better still, Trinity is now considered the 12th best university in Europe, and 53rd in the world. It has thus broken into the international university elite, overtaking such prestigious institutions as the London School of Economics and St. Andrews in Scotland. Trinity also ranks second in global immunology research. (more…)

    Trinity Business Alumni announce winner of Business Student of the Year

    The Trinity Business Alumni in association with the Bank of Ireland announced the Business Student of the Year 2007 at a reception in the Printing House on Thursday last. The Bank of Ireland Gold Medal was presented by the Senior Lecturer to Ms Laura Gibson who was deemed to have distinguished herself academically whilst participating fully in University life.
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    Trinity Beat Oxford in Climate Change Debate

    At the annual Student Economic Review (SER) Oxbridge debate this week, Trinity succeeded in overcoming a powerful Oxford team. The motion for the debate was “This house believes that the rich world must face its environmental responsibilities.”

    Chairman Prof Dermot McAleese congratulated both teams for such a high calibre debate, noting in particular the contributions from winning Trinity teammates Edward Gaffney and Gilbert Pooley. Best speaker for the night went to Séin Ó Muineacháin, making it a clean sweep for Trinity.
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    Hist Wins Irish Times Debate

    Congratulations to Trinity’s Hist team which was victorious at finals of The Irish Times Debate 2006-07. Ciaran Denny and David Boughton opposed the motion that “This house believes that a neutral Ireland cannot fulfill its global responsibilities in the 21st century.” The debate was chaired by University Chancellor Dr. Mary Robinson.

    Trinity Honorary Degrees December 2006

    The recipients of Honorary Degrees from Trinity College Dublin this December were film director, novelist and script writer, Neil Jordan, Director of the Joint Clinical Research Centre in Kampala, Peter Ndimbirwe Mugyenyi, and TCD’s own Jean O’Hara, administrator in the TCD Alumni/Proctors’ Office as well as the Seanad Electoral Office for many years.

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    They are pictured here with University Chancellor, Dr Mary Robinson, and TCD Provost, Dr John Hegarty.

    Sachs Among Recipients of Honorary Degrees

    Recipients of Honorary Degrees from Trinity College Dublin included Columbia University Economist, Dr Jeffrey Sachs, Management Thinker, Charles Handy, Leading Irish Jurist, Maureen Harding Clark, Former Secretary General of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Paul Haran and Professor Emeritus in the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Gunnar Fant.
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    Sachs and Robinson Attend IIIS Event in Trinity

    TCD’s Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS) and the Centre for Global Health hosted a two-day conference regarding the urgent need for a coherent approach to global development, in the TCD School of Nursing and Midwifery, D’Olier Street. It was entitled “Ireland and Global Development: Strengthening Financial, Trade and Health Systems.”

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    Director of the UN Millennium Project, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals and Columbia University economist, Jeffrey Sachs, Director of TCD’s Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS), Philip Lane, TCD Provost, Dr John Hegarty, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson.

    Trinity Announces New Fellows and Scholars

    Marking the beginning of the Annual Trinity Week, two new Honorary Fellows, 16 new Fellows and 64 new Scholars were announced by the Provost, Dr John Hegarty, surrounded by the Board of the College.

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    Trinity’s Foresight Business Group launches Journal

    The Foresight Business Group at Trinity College launched the 13th annual Foresight Business Journal at its Trinity Term Business Breakfast on 21 April.

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    (l-r) Mr. Paul O’Connor, Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin; Mr. George Hook; Ms. Mary Davis, Director, Special Olympics Ireland; Shane Ross; Paul Gray, Chair, Foresight Business Group.

    TCD Celebrates Beckett’s Centenary

    To mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Beckett, a plaque outside House 39 was unveiled by his neice. Beckett was an undergraduate at Trinity from 1923 to 1927, and a lecturer briefly in the 1930s.

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