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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

Controversial Madrid referee banned, relegated

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first_imgThe Refereeing Technical Committee has decided to put the man in the midst of the Elche vs Madrid controversy, Muñiz Fernández on ice.His name does not currently appear in the line-ups for the next two sets of fixtures. According to radio station ‘Cope’, the punishment is the result of his performance in the Barcelona-Sevilla game, although the Elche game will not have given this controversial referee any plus points.AnalysedThe events at Elche’s Martínez Valero stadium on Wednesday will be analysed by the committee on Tuesday. According to ‘Cope’, the refereeing committee is determined to keep him away from any Elche games for the rest of the season.Furthermore, in January he will cease to officiate internationals and a relegation to the second division looks certain at the end of this season.Disallowed On 14th September, Muñiz took centre stage in the game between Barcelona and Sevilla after inexplicably disallowing a goal by Cala which would have put Sevilla back on level terms at the Camp Nou. The referee marked an apparent foul by the Sevilla player on Alves as he headed home.Sevilla’s anger multiplied moments later when Alexis scored the winning goal for Barcelona after the added time which was initially announced had already transpired.last_img read more