Munster 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 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. WhatsApp
The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. This is part of a series called Focal Point, in which we ask a range of Harvard faculty members to answer the same question.Focal PointAnthony JackQuestion: If you were to write a letter to your students, what would you want them to know?Never, ever be afraid to ask for help. This is not something that I say just to say it. Life has a way of making you practice what you preach. It is not always easy, but, for me, it is always necessary.At 11:43 a.m. on Aug. 10, 2015, I sent an email. And it changed my life.I had been sitting at my desk in Mather House, where I was a resident tutor, for about two hours drafting and redrafting a letter. It was a note to William Julius Wilson, my adviser. By my last year in graduate school, we had had plenty of meetings, both serious and fun, and worked on different projects, but this email felt different. I needed his help to realize a dream I dared to have: becoming a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. Three years to work on “The Privileged Poor” and to be immersed in an interdisciplinary community of really smart people, what could be better?The hurdle: You have to be nominated before you can apply. In an overly wordy email, I asked Bill if he would nominate me. Verbalizing this dream made it really real. I finally hit send. In what felt like an age, even though it was only a couple of hours later, I got a reply. “I would be happy to write a letter for you.”I was invited to apply; I interviewed; and I was ultimately invited to join the society.We need to recast what it means to ask for help. It is not just about assistance on an assignment or an extension on a paper. It is an invaluable tool in one’s toolkit. Too many people are taught to see asking for help as a sign of weakness, of unpreparedness, or worse, that one does not belong because he or she cannot hack it alone. It inspires imposter syndrome in some, mistaking the need to ask for any kind of help as indication that a mistake was made and that you should not be here. Many liken it to something remedial. They have it wrong. “Enlisting the support or guidance of others is also a skill that must be honed. You will often need to knock on 20 doors before the first will open. But when it does, it can be transformative.” Related Professor’s book explores the struggles of low-income students at elite schools Toward a path less riddled Rethinking inclusion Help-seeking is a mark of strength. I see it as a sign that you are wise enough to know that you are approaching the edge of your own understanding about something or about to embark upon a path that is better (and more effectively) charted with company than alone. Seeking out such support is how you secure the bag.No one does anything all on their own. Writers have editors. Scientists have collaborators. Artists have workshops. Athletes have coaches. And we all had, have, and will continue to have teachers who guide us along the way. Let’s face it, the story of the “self-made, solo star” is as big a myth as meritocracy and the boogey man.But seriously, enlisting the support or guidance of others is also a skill that must be honed. You will often need to knock on 20 doors before the first will open. But when it does, it can be transformative. Unfortunately, not all of us hear this message. Many of us, especially those of us who are the first in our families to go to college and/or are from lower-income backgrounds, are often taught “not to bother people” when we get to school. “Just keep your head down and do good work if you want to be noticed,” we hear from dedicated family members who want the best for us. We’ve heard this so often that sometimes there is a tension we feel between heeding the advice of those who worked and sacrificed to get us to College and working with the new folks who want us to come to office hours soon after we walk through the College gates. Loved ones are not wrong, per se; after all, it is how they keep their jobs and sometimes get promoted: by not being the person who raises a fuss.But the rules are different in college and graduate school. Making oneself — and one’s needs — known is part of the hidden curriculum, that system of unwritten rules and unspoken expectations. Yes, there is more work to be done in demystifying the hidden curriculum. And I for one am committed to pushing universities to question what they take for granted about what students know and what they can afford. But in the interim, understand that this is the reality. Share this revelation with your family or support network rather than omit it from those phone calls that bridge home and Harvard, even if only for a minute. It will help you align what is expected of you at School with the advice you get from outside the gates.I know that growth can be painful, so I’ll end with this: Therapy is affirming. It is not just to help you through the bad times, for too often believing the good is just as hard. It is about investing in oneself and being ready for what life has in store for us.Never, ever be afraid to ask for help.— Anthony JackAssistant professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of EducationJunior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows Anthony Abraham Jack has left a mark on campus life
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