A world first for UL

first_imgNewsA world first for ULBy John Keogh – May 1, 2013 876 No vaccines in Limerick yet Twitter Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April WhatsApp Linkedin Email Advertisementcenter_img #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ TAGSfeaturedfull-imageMasters in Festive ArtsMinister Jimy DeenihanMusic LimerickUniversity of Limerick Print THE world’s first Masters in Festive Arts was launched at the University of Limerick’s Irish World Academy of Music by Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan on Monday last.The one year, full-time programme includes practical, scholarly and performance-based aspects of festival studies.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Students can apprentice with a festival to gain festival coordination and design skills, as well as being introduced to the study of festival, a survey of global festivity, and festival management and curatorship.Describing the programme as a “global first” Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin said it was the university’s gift to the city of Limerick as it prepared for its City of Culture status.“It will intersect with the City of Culture initiative, and will serve as one of the important legacy projects of the City of Culture 2014 year. Graduates will work on a practical level with festivals – and perhaps specifically with a new international arts festival proposed by the Irish World Academy as a further legacy project for the City of Culture year 2014.”A feasibility study for a major international festival was commissioned by the Irish World Academy in 2010 and copies of this study were made available at the launch.Minister Deenihan said the course was “an excitingly unique post graduate programme” which is sure to attract graduate students from around the world.“In offering a programme that will encourage new ways of viewing the design and organisation of festivals, it will without doubt increase the international attractiveness of our many festivals already in existence. I have every confidence that this innovative programme will also ultimately lead to new festivals of a globally significant nature”, he added.Currently, over 25 per cent of postgraduate students at the UL Irish World Academy are from outside the EU.via A world first for UL (289 with pic) | Limerick Post Newswrite. #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLIT honours Grand Slam’s leading ladiesNext articleMayday celebration recalls the Limerick Soviet John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebooklast_img read more

USS Midway Hosts Veteran’s Remembrance Ceremony

first_img Dozens paid tribute to honor the legacy and sacrifice of the more than 300,000 lives lost in World War II, during the Veteran’s Wreath Remembrance Ceremony held aboard the USS Midway.The event, hosted by the USS Midway Museum, kicked-off the Midway Legacy Week held May 23 to 25.The museum, housed on the former USS Midway, offers visitors a chance to come aboard the decommissioned aircraft carrier and view various activities, which range from static displays and aircraft restoration to live recordings of veteran oral histories.World War II veterans attended the event and also participated in the wreath ceremony.[mappress mapid=”16062″]Image: US Navy View post tag: americas May 25, 2015 Authorities Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: Veteran Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Midway Hosts Veteran’s Remembrance Ceremony center_img View post tag: Remembrance View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: Ceremony View post tag: USS Midway USS Midway Hosts Veteran’s Remembrance Ceremonylast_img read more

Posen’s ‘Wiking Kujon’ wins 2nd highest FIRST Robotics award

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Talk about an exciting robotics competition. The results are in from Saturday’s FIRST Robotics Week 4 District #1 event at Alpena High School. FIRST means For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.Official results show Alpena losing in the semifinals with Hillman, Rogers City and Posen falling behind in the quarterfinals. The first alliance with team captain Enigma Robotics from West Catholic High School in Grand Rapids won.Outside the pit, Alpena won the Gracious Professionalism and Entrepreneurship awards. Onaway won the Safety and Quality awards and Rogers City won Highest Rookie Seed and the Rookie Inspiration Award.A special spotlight goes to Posen’s Wiking Kujon Team 6077. They won the District Engineering Inspiration Award, which is the second highest achievement in FIRST Robotics. It celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team’s school or organization and community, according to the FIRST Inspires website. Because of this, Posen gets to make a private presentation in front of judges at the state championship later this spring.“I think the judges picked us based on how well the kids on our team were able to explain the engineering accomplishments on our robots,” said Posen’s leading robotics mentor Brian Konecyzni. “We had some special programming…that purposefully slowed down the lift mechanism of the robot where it needs to slow down in order to avoid damage.”Konecyzni said his students took inspiration from other industrial designs to build their robot, and said he couldn’t be happier of their hard work.Gear up this weekend for another district tournament. Thirty-five registered teams will make their way back to Alpena Thursday night for their qualifying event. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Community members connect at the 2019 Harry Potter ExpoNext Your donations lead to grander fireworks, 4th of Julylast_img read more