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University of Limerick host its 10th annual Women’s Day conference

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first_imgMunster secure golfing victory in Vilamoura Linkedin Advertisement Twitter Limerick school surprised with wild card for Junk Kouture finals Email Singles Stableford qualifier for Hunt Museum’s Pro-Am team Print Facebook BNest creates social impact with Limerick entrepreneurs center_img Previous articleFinal call for Limerick primary schools to enter 2018 Our World Irish Aid AwardsNext articleBank of Ireland celebrate International Women’s Day with an exciting announcement Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie News in briefs and round-ups RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsUniversity of Limerick host its 10th annual Women’s Day conferenceBy Staff Reporter – March 8, 2018 1982 Limerick students bag a spot in Junk Kouture finals TAGS#PressforProgressBank of IrelandBrenda RomeroBrid HoranDavid WallaceDELL EMCNorthern TrustSTEMstudentsUniversity of LimerickWiSTEM2D The main building at the University of LimerickUniversity of Limerick  hosted its 10th annual International Women’s Day conference today. The conference entitled #PressforProgress was supported by Northern Trust, Johnson & Johnson, Dell EMC and Bank of Ireland and was attended by members of the Mid-West business and education community.The conference was chaired by Brid Horan, former Deputy CEO of ESB and a member of the steering committee and former chair of the 30% Club, formed in 2015 with a goal to achieve better gender balance at all levels in leading Irish businesses.Contributors from across industry and academia discussed the topic of Women Pressing for Progress.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up UL lecturer Brenda Romero, a BAFTA award-winning game designer, artist and Fulbright scholar spoke about her experience since she entered the video game industry in 1981. As a designer, she has worked on 47 games and contributed to many seminal titles, including the Wizardry and Jagged Alliance series and titles in the Ghost Recon, Dungeons & Dragons and Def Jam franchises.Further discussion focused on the challenges facing Women in STEM.Marie Connolly, Head of Equality and Diversity, University of Limerick said “UL is delighted to be celebrating the 10th year of its Annual International Women’s Day Conference in collaboration with industry partners, Northern Trust, Johnson & Johnson, Bank of Ireland, Maples and DellEMC who have been partnering with us on the conference and gender projects for many years.Also at the conference, Ian Headon, Senior Vice President of Northern Trust interviewed former Ireland rugby international David Wallace who is also Regional Business Development Manager at Bank of Ireland.A number of second and third year UL students participating in the WiSTEM2D programme were presented with awards at the event. The WiSTEM2D: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing, and Design (STEM2D) programme was established by Johnson & Johnson in 2015 with the aim of providing additional support at undergraduate level and encouraging women into exciting STEM careers.A total of 20 students from science, technology, engineering, maths, manufacturing, and design courses were selected to participate. As part of the programme, these students met at workshops where they discussed their experiences as women pursuing a career in STEM, listened to female STEM role models and engaged in projects that aimed to challenge STEM stereotypes.The students worked in groups to produce five videos that aimed to specifically target stereotypes in design, engineering, biology, technology and chemistry.University of Limerick also hosted other International Women’s Day events, including the Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre’s launch of Women in SSPC, WiSSPC. WiSSPC is a networking and developing initiative designed to accelerate female professional development in SSPC. Chaired by Professor Michael Zaworotko, SSPC director, keynote speaker was Domhnait Gleeson of Science Foundation Ireland.More about education here. WhatsApplast_img read more

South Inishowen has highest Covid incidence rate in Ireland

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first_img By News Highland – November 6, 2020 South Inishowen now has the highest incidence rate of Covid-19 in Ireland. The latest figures on the number of cases per electoral area in Donegal have been released, covering the 14 days up to last Monday, November 2nd.With the exception of Milford, which remained static, the other electoral areas all saw drops in the number of cases, with four electoral areas, North Inishowen, Donegal, Milford and Glenties returning incidence rates below the national average.In the 14 days to last Monday, South Inishowen had 133 cases, down two on the previous fortnight, giving it an incidence rate of 594.7 per 100,000 people.Letterkenny had 121 cases, down 11, with an incidence rate of 406.2.Lifford Stranorlar registered a fall of 12, with 67 cases, a rate of 258.8.North Inishowen had 35 cases over the 14 day period, down seven, with an incidence rate of 206.3, while the Donegal LEA registered the steepest fall in the county with 34 cases, down 36, a rate of 128.3.Two LEAs had incidence rates under 100 – Milford with 13 cases, unchanged at 94.4, while Glenties had 19 cases, down eight, a rate of 79.4. Google+ Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme South Inishowen has highest Covid incidence rate in Irelandcenter_img Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleReview approved for rail tunnel between Scotland and NorthNext articleUrgent calls for review of Gartan plans News Highland Facebook Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more