Welcome to UL Links

Welcome to the new digital edition of UL Links, the University of Limerick magazine. In its 12th year of publication, this magazine has become a major platform for highlighting the stories of all UL faculties, departments, alumni, students, friends and beneficiaries to name a few – bringing to you all we do here at UL. Since its inception in 2007, the magazine has profiled international academics, ground-breaking research, student innovations and initiatives while covering the visits of some of the world’s most influential leaders of politics, sports and entertainment to the University of Limerick campus, including the Dalai Lama and former President of the US Bill Clinton. UL Links will continue to share the stories from our community for many issues to come. 

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Thu, 06 Feb 2020

The Algerian frontier - A new International PhD at UL

A specially designed International PhD at University of Limerick will help transform the way teaching and administration at Algerian universities is carried out.

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Thu, 06 Feb 2020

New VPR feels ‘a sense of responsibility’

Research is at the very core of everything Norelee Kennedy does. It is in her fibre, her very being.

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Thu, 06 Feb 2020

Professor Kerstin Mey; VPAASE On Transforming Education

When the new position of Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Engagement (VPAASE) at the University of Limerick was offered to Kerstin Mey, she says that she was “hugely excited and eager to

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International
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Fri, 07 Feb 2020

A musical journey - Zohra Coday

From summers in India, to growing up in St Louis Zohra Coday’s love of Irish music spans continents and she talks to UL Links about her time her as an international student.

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Fri, 07 Feb 2020

International Students @ University of Limerick

With 107 countries represented in the University of Limerick student body during the last academic year, the campus community and student experience is enriched by preserving, respecting, and encourag

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Mon, 17 Feb 2020

Decades of collaborations between UL and China set to continue

During a 2004 visit to UL, the former Chinese Premier praised the University’s ethos of linkage and cited it as a model he wanted to encourage as a means of developing economic and social growth.

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Research
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Fri, 07 Feb 2020

Why crystals will save the world

UL researchers have made major discoveries to affect global energy consumption. Professor Michael Zaworotko, Bernal Chair of Crystal Engineering, talks about the ‘secret sauce’

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Fri, 07 Feb 2020

Brewing the perfect cup - Grinding out the maths behind coffee

Few of the billions of coffee drinkers around the world would ever consider the science behind the drink.

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Mon, 17 Feb 2020

The OPTIMEND study - Changing how healthcare is delivered to older people in the Emergency Department

Crowding in Emergency Departments (ED) is a growing problem in Ireland and internationally and it is a problem that is likely to continue to increase in the future due to the changing demographics of

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Alumni
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Wed, 12 Feb 2020

Emma Langford; A musical journey

Busking for a job, love, the notion to move to New Zealand and another to become a hairdresser all make up the key ingredients in Emma Langford’s colourful story.

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Fri, 07 Feb 2020

Elvie breast pump in the TIME top 100 inventions of 2019

UL graduate Jonathan O'Toole has been part of the team at Elvie, a UK company developing innovative products for women including the world's first silent breast pump.

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Fri, 07 Feb 2020

The graduate inspiring and motivating young people - Helen Raftery

Profile: Dr Helen Raftery CEO of Junior Achievement Ireland and a UL graduate of the class of ‘91 where she gained her degree in English, education and physical education.

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Arts
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Mon, 17 Feb 2020

What has Jean Monnet ever done for us…?

Quite a lot actually, and the programme named after him even more so.

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Fri, 14 Feb 2020

Irish Chamber Orchestra celebrating 50 years

The Irish Chamber Orchestra celebrates 50 years in 2020 with a packed calendar of events scheduled for the year ahead.

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Mon, 10 Feb 2020

Javanese Gamelan - A unique orchestra of instruments at UL

The Javanese gamelan is an orchestra of 60-plus musical instruments - bronze gongs and metallophones, drums, wooden flute and two-stringed fiddle - which together create a rich, distinctive sound.

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