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Spring Research Morning, School of Education

‘Spring Research Morning’, School of Education, details below: 9.45 Coffee and Welcome 9.50 Introductions10.15 Dr Stephanie Burns: Preliminary findings from young peoples’ ‘Links to Achievement ‘ survey 10.30 Dr Stefania Giannakaki: Teachers' control ideologies and student participation in different schools. 10.45 Discussing ESRC Research seminars and Strategic networks competition 2015/16. Follow up support for grant 11.15 Planning for away day and any other issues 11.30 Close For Flyer click here

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CoE Seminar by Ashley Adamson & Emma Foster

CoE Seminar by Professor Ashley Adamson & Dr Emma Foster entitled " Dietary assessment across the Life Course"

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Frances Hill Talk

FRANCES HILL, NI AGENT, BANK OF ENGLAND, SHARES HER STORY

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An Introduction to VFX for Film Makers and Producers

Are you involved in filmmaking but don’t know much about using VFX to enhance your project? As a producer or director what do you need to know to engage effectively with VFX artists? Film Studies at QUB in association with Image Ireland are hosting an illustrated talk with founder Stephen Lohan and Grainne Freeman a VFX artist and Compositing Trainer (Fantastic Mr. Fox, Dr. Who, Merlin and Ripper Street). The talk will discuss the challenges facing directors and producers who want to introduce VFX into their work. There will also be a question and answer session. * Open to the public, we encourage independent filmmakers, producers and students to attend this session. Places are limited, so please contact d.keeney@qub.ac.uk to register for this event

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Celebrating International Women's Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on or around the 8th of March. Thousands of events are held all over the world to celebrate the achievements of women, to inspire women and to call for greater equality. We have 3 great speakers coming to celebrate International Women’s Day 2015 with us in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Queen’s University Belfast. Mrs. Nikki Cole, Dr. Tim Minshall, and Dr. Leah Ridgway will talk about their experiences with perceptions and “tropes” of women in Engineering and what we can do to encourage more women to join Engineering and stay in Engineering! Lunch will be provided.

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Sophie Hope: “Participating in the Wrong Way?” Special Event: Talk & Workshop

Talk: Sophie Hope will give a talk about her practice-based research into the histories, economics and commissioning of socially engaged art in the UK. In the talk, she will revisit some moments in cultural policy history from the 1960s-80s, such as the TUC’s Resolution 42 in 1960 which addressed the role of art within the trade union movement and demanded greater access to the arts for the working classes and later in 1969 when artists attempted to take over the Arts Council of Great Britain. These moments were followed by the Arts Council setting up the Community Arts Committee in 1974. Sophie will explore these examples and others through the lens of cultural democracy and the democratisation of culture. This historical research will be explored in relation to current examples of commissioning socially engaged art and the professionalisation of the practice. Workshop: In the workshop following the talk, Sophie will take her projects ‘Performative Interviews’ and ‘1984 dinners’ as starting points to facilitate a practical session where the students are encouraged to discuss and design research methodologies which play with the framing of the interview and staging of collective memories. Workshop: Sophie’s practice-based research investigates the relationships between art and society. Current work includes hosting dinners about arts and politics in 1984; exploring physical relationships to immaterial labour and mapping inceptions of socially engaged art. She teaches in the Film, Media and Cultural Studies Department at Birkbeck, University of London. In this workshop, Sophie will take her projects ‘Performative Interviews’ and ‘1984 Dinners’ as starting points to facilitate a practical session where the students are encouraged to discuss and design research methodologies which play with the framing of the interview and staging of collective memories.

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Dissolving Condominium, Private Takings and the Nature of Property

It may be odd, even a lost opportunity, to deliver a paper in Belfast on a form of ownership that does not exist in Northern Ireland. Condominium enables the subdivision of multi-unit developments into multiple titles, and it has become the principal instrument for subdividing ownership within buildings in the common-law world, except in the United Kingdom where leasehold provides the legal architecture of subdivision. Nonetheless, multi-unit developments, whatever their legal form, raise similar questions about the nature of the property interests they construct. Dissolving condominium results in the termination of individual titles; former title holders become co-owners, as tenants in common, of land that had been held as private and common property within condominium. Some jurisdictions allow a supermajority of title holders to force dissolution, others require unanimous consent. This paper claims, first, that the non-consensual dissolution of condominium is a form of private takings in which one private entity dispossesses another of its property interest. Associate Professor Harris writes and teaches in the fields of property law, legal history, fisheries law, and Aboriginal rights. He is the author of Fish, Law, and Colonialism (2001) and Landing Native Fisheries: Indian Reserves and Fishing Rights in British Columbia (2008), winner of the Saywell Prize for Canadian Constitutional Legal History.

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Programming Documentary and Experimental Cinema in Spanish Film Festivals Dr. Miguel Fernández Labayen (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)

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Screening and Discussion: A Prophet

The QUB Law School Film Group (QUB LSFG) invites you to a screening of the French crime masterpiece ‘A Prophet’. The film will be followed by a discussion with criminal justice experts. All QUB LSFG screenings are hosted in accessible rooms and shown with English subtitles. This event is free and open to everyone - you do not have to be part of QUB, the Law School or Film Group to attend. The QUB Law School Film Group welcomes - film enthusiasts, scholars/students from all disciplines, and members of the public – to its monthly movie night. On the first Wednesday of every month we screen a film that relates to legal principles and the challenges they face.

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Sound Documents Curated by Pedro Rebelo

Sound field recording has become powerful tool for capturing the everyday as well as the extraordinary and the unfamiliar. Collating sounds through recording on location can act as a way of understanding an unknown city or telling a personal story. This concert presents recent works by SARC composers that take a quasi-documentary approach to composition. The pieces in the programme tell a story of place and people and reveal a sound world for engagement and reflection.

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The Chief Executives' Club at Queen's and the Centre for Irish Business and Economic Performance

Denis O'Brien 'Doing Business in Ireland and Globally' In Conversation with the Irish Entrepreneur For further information

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Performing Boucicault in Belfast: Recreational Rioting on & Off Stage

This public lecture examines the phenomenon of “Irish Nights” in the playhouses of late Belfast. These occasions featured the performances of popular, political melodramas that provoked a riotous response from working class audiences, who flocked to the theatre in their droves. Described as “melodramas within melodramas,” Irish Nights were unique to Belfast given its context as a crucible of sectarian conflict in this period, however, the lack of “real” rioting outside theatres on these occasions suggests these in-house ructions were mock ones and part of the night out. Nevertheless, they helped consolidate the city’s notorious reputation as being a tough place to play, with some artists remarking “if you could survive Belfast and Glasgow, you could survive anywhere.”

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Stage Irish(?): A Miscellany of Dion Boucicault’s Irish Melodramas Directed by Tim Loane

Until relatively recently, official histories of Irish theatre were characterised by Abbey Theatre director Hugh Hunt’s view that this vital Victorian period of drama dominated by Dion Boucicault was “best forgotten”- an attitude shared by the same institution’s founders, W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory, who despised the popular theatre stage (and the plebs who packed it). And yet, Boucicault’s influence is pervasive. It ghosts generations of later playwrights’ work: the comic double-acts and music hall knockabout of O’Casey, Beckett, and Behan. Even Conn the Shraughraun’s famous wake scene – fittingly restaged in Parker’s play to enact Boucicault’s stage exit from life – shadows Synge’s Riders to the Sea. In recent years, historians, scholars and practitioners have helped to recuperate Boucicault’s work and to demolish earlier attitudes that disregarded him as a cheap hack. Audiences too have also demonstrated their appreciation of his work as several recent productions by the Abbey and Druid Theatres, and the National Theatre, London have played to packed houses. In the second event of this new initiative between Drama and English, Tim Loane will direct selected excerpts from Boucicault’s classic melodramas The Shraughraun, the Colleen Dawn and Arraghna-Pogue. This miscellany is intended to give an impressionistic overview of some of his most successful works.

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Women, Law and Disorder: 2015 International Women’s Day Conference

Dependents, delinquents, rebels, citizens, soldiers, suffragettes, lawmakers – women have historically occupied a variety of roles in relation to the law. This 2015 conference, in celebration of International Women’s Day, seeks to examine the multi-faceted nature of women’s relationship with the law from ancient to modern times. It will explore the ways in which governments and institutions have recognised, restricted and engaged their female citizens, as well as the ways that women have worked within, challenged and shaped the law. More info and CFP at: http://iwd2015.wordpress.com/

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Assertiveness: An Introduction - Dealing with Conflict and Criticism

Assertiveness is the art of clear, honest, direct communication, and is closely linked to the ability to see ourselves as unique and worthy of respect. In this one-day workshop we will look at the difficult areas of how to be assertive when dealing with criticism and conflict.

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