A fantastic crowd gathered for Professor Augustine Martin’s Memorial Lecture on Thursday evening, 26 April 2018. The inspiring lecture by Professor Roy Foster on the topic of ‘All the House I Have: Yeats and Friendship’ focusing on W.B. Yeats and Friendship was given to a full house at FitzGerald Debating Chamber, UCD Student Centre.
Professor Margaret Kelleher, Chair of UCD’s Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama programme gave introductory remarks and Dr Joe Hassett, UCD alumnus, accomplished lawyer and Yeats scholar responded to the lecture. The event also marked the 50th Anniversary celebration of Anglo-Irish Literature at UCD; a wonderful day for the Martin family, friends and UCD faculty, staff, students and alumni.
The Gus Martin Memorial Postgraduate Scholarship in Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama was established in 2015 and honours the contribution and legacy to Irish literary studies of the late Professor Augustine Martin, Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama (1979-1995). This scholarship is sponsored by a generous donor and will provide full tuition (international fee) to a graduate of a North American college/university to pursue the UCD MA in Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama, a unique educational and cultural experience that will be invaluable to the scholar’s future life and career.For information on how to apply for the 2018 UCD Gus Martin Memorial Postgraduate Scholarship, download this pdf.
On Friday 6 April, the 2018 UCD Intel Masters Scholars presented Sky’s the Limit in UCD O’Brien Centre for Science. Special guest speaker Bernard Capraro, Silicon Technology Research Manager at Intel Ireland, kicked the event off with an insightful talk about Intel Ireland and the future of their industry.
The talk was followed by a panel discussion chaired by Intel Masters Scholars Clara Zehe and Abel Paul Kannan, who brought together great minds from Intel and UCD alike for a conversation spanning everything from Intel’s pioneering research, cutting edge technology and robotics to an audience of students and faculty in the worlds of Science, Engineering and Technology.
The event was a soaring success and culminated with Intel Movidius Research Engineer Sam Caulfield and drone pilot PhD students Evan O’Keefe and Siyuan Chen hosting UCD’s inaugural drone flight demonstration and showcase in UCD O’Brien Centre for Science.
The UCD Intel Masters Scholarship Programme was established in 2016 to support the development of a pipeline of masters graduates with key skills matched to the future business needs of the IT industry and to help fuel the innovation economy in Ireland.
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