Outgoing UCC President comments on the influence of industry and on his own record.

UCC’s outgoing President Dr. Michael Murphy has claimed Businesses and industry have too great an influence on Ireland’s research agenda. Murphy believes that the sector has become over-represented on bodies which award funding, which in-turn decides which disciplines should be prioritised when It comes to higher education research. However, Murphy said he wishes to see…

The Big Interview: Dr. Michael Murphy

The UCC President is put through his paces on library hours, semesterisation problems and the value of a UCC degree by Stephen Barry   The first thing people tell you before going to question Michael Murphy is that he is hard to pin down: his mantra is that he doesn’t micromanage. It’s something he reaffirms…

The selfie: a closer inspection

he selfie, an idea so intrinsically linked with the self that one might be forgiven for pronouncing it with a Sean Connery slur. The selfie is not purely a selfish notion however. Rather the true power of the Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of 2013 lies in the latter part of its definition; “a photograph taken of…