Jim Kemmy archives launched at University of Limerick

September 25 next will mark the 16th anniversary of the passing of the late, great TD and Limerick Mayor Jim Kemmy. But the stonemason, trade unionist, politician and historian is still remembered as strongly as ever. While being treated for bone marrow cancer in St James’s hospital in Dublin in 1997, his dying wish was […]

Frank McCourt chair in creative writing launched by the University of Limerick

The position to hold the first Chair in Creative Writing in memory of Frank McCourt has been advertised – beginning with a salary in excess of €100,000, Plans to create this unique post at the University of Limerick in honour of Limerick’s Pulitzer Prize winning author had been announced over two years ago, with the requirement […]

University of Limerick researcher receives famous international grant for research into bone-loss diseases

A University of Limerick researcher has been awarded a prestigious grant of €1.5m to pursue studies in treating bone-loss diseases. Dr David Hoey, who works in the Materials and Surface Science Institute, at UL, specialises in how physical activity can help maintain a healthy skeleton. According to Dr Hoey the funding of €1.5m, which was […]

Kemmy Business School Faculty Win Award for Innovative Decision-Making Application

A University of Limerick-led project which uses prediction markets to simulate decision-making scenarios in business has won the 2013 Jennifer Burke Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning awarded by the Irish Learning Technology Association. The winning innovation, ‘Using Prediction Markets to Enable Active Learning’ involves the use of prediction markets to create decision scenarios […]