‘King of Ireland’ Pat McDonagh visits NUI Galway

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On 6 March NUI Galway’s BizSoc and the Career Development Centre held an event entitled ‘An Evening with Pat McDonagh’ with an interview section followed by a Q&A with the man himself and the 200 students in attendance. Organisers took the time at the beginning of the evening to explain that it was the founder […]

Reviving the dead: the issues with celebrity holograms and CGI

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One of the simple facts of life is that we all die, but in 2018 it seems like that too is off-limits for some of the world’s A-list celebrities. With hologram technology and CGI becoming more advanced, it is possible for dead singing icons and actors to be portrayed on stage and screen. From Tupac […]

Unconventional ways to reach 10,000 steps a day

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Since the rise of activity trackers such as the eye-roll inducing Fitbit, there seems to be a general air among people that we have to reach that elusive 10,000 steps a day to have made that day worthwhile. While studies show that most people only reach half of that goal (oh, the shame), the health […]

Vox Pop: Does the unofficial RAG week give NUI Galway a bad image? President Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh speaks out

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NUI Galway President and students have their say Galway’s unofficial RAG week always attracts online attention. Reading comment sections on Facebook on Donegal Tuesday, opinions on the week were clearly divided. New NUI Galway president Prof Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh weighed in on the debate over the contentious week which ran from Sunday 11 – Friday […]

Wrongful convictions expert speaks at NUI Galway

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On Wednesday 24th of January, President of the Innocence Project in Iowa, Dr Brian Farrell, spoke at a seminar in NUI Galway’s Human Rights Centre. The seminar, which was open to the public, went into detail about wrongful convictions (particularly in the USA) and the use of DNA evidence in prosecutions. The seminar room was […]