Student Events

Student Events

The EU Referendum & Northern Ireland: ask the experts

In the run-up to the UK referendum on continued EU membership, opinions are divided and very pronounced. Most agree that this is one of the most important decisions in this decade for the electorate to take. The polls suggest that the referendum will be contested and each individual vote (or decision not to vote) will make a difference.

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"From bench-side to curbside: maximizing obesity research to impact health"

Seminar by Grace O'Malley for info on the speaker go to: http://ie.linkedin.com/pub/grace-o-malley/9/352/67a. Part of the CoE Seminar Series

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The Girl-The Woman: Global Girlhood Symposium

‘The Girl-The Woman: Beyond Global and Generational Borders’ research project is hosting a symposium on the theme of Global Girlhood focusing on the experience of girls and girlhood, in order to illuminate how girls’ identities are constructed, given expression and recognized. Our keynote presentation will be: ‘The girl-the woman’: a reading of selected poetry by Dr Sinéad Morrissey, the first Belfast poet laureate. For the full programme please go to: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/InstituteforCollaborativeResearchintheHumanities/ProjectResearchGroups/2013-14ProjectResearchGroups/TheGirl-TheWomanBeyondGlobalandGenerationalBorders/

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"Transforming Your Care - Future Research Considerations"

Session:Transforming your Care (TYC) is a major reform of health and social care services. It is vital that researchers are aware of the changes to structures, systems, cultures, and practice which are taking place. We would like you to come away with a sound understanding of TYC and to start thinking about how and where your research may impact. This event will be of interest to PhD students and research staff. This event is being organised by the Community Development & Health Network on behalf of the Centre of Excellence for Public Health NI

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Inaugural Lecture by Professor Jayne Woodside

Inaugural Lecture by Professor Jayne Woodside: ‘An apple a day…is it really enough?’

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Heritage and Identity in a Globalising World

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to examine the concept and development of heritage within an academic discourse -- in particular the way in which heritage studies have developed in response to various critiques of political, cultural, and social globalisation and transnationalism. Presentations will be given by established scholars and postgraduate students. Our keynote speaker, Professor John Wilson Foster (QUB Honorary Research Fellow), will present on the RMS Titanic, heritage and Belfast. Panels will focus on topics ranging from food tourism and cultural unionism. Panellists are as follows: Linda Maher (UCD) Kevin McNicholl (QUB) Adriana Salas (UCD) Erin Hinson (QUB) Elaine O’Driscoll (UCC) Julia Andrade Rocha (QUB) Lauren Ferguson (QUB) Lisa Bogert (QUB) Frances Harkin (QUB)

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Inaugural Lecture by Professor Chris Patterson

Inaugural Lecture by Professor Chris Patterson: 'Epidemiology counts - childhood diabetes matters'

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Seminar by Professor Steven Cummins LSHTM

Professor Steven Cummins "Measuring environmental exposure in physical activity and diet research: some thoughts from the ORIEL and other studies" Everyone welcome Sandwich lunch provided

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'ACES' READING

An evening showcasing the work of some of Northern Ireland's most talented emerging writers, and 2014-15 ACNI Artists Career Enhancement Scheme awardees: Steve Cavanagh, Jan Carson, Paula Cunningham, Nathanial McAuley and Rebecca Reid.

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Mobility and Equality - Friend or Foe? Call for Papers for lunchtime research seminar on 7 June 2016 in Belfast

Free movement of persons offers immense opportunity for integrating Europe's societies. Nonetheless, its alleged negative effects are in focus in the UK referendum debate as well as in other Member States. Mobility paired with equality is portrayed as enhancing inequalities, threatening social cohesion and ruining national welfare state arrangements. These fears inhibit proactive policies to explore the potential of mobility. The first research seminar of the JMCE "Tensions at the Fringes of the EU" (TREUP), kicking off with a key note by Catherine Barnard and further contributions by Dagmar Schiek, Yvonne Galligan and Bal Sokhi Bulley, offers a forum for interdisciplinary exchange on the interrelation of mobility and equality, the relevance of mobility for EU citizens as well as non-EU citizens, and its impact on inequalities resulting from gender, ethnicity, race, disability and their intersections. Papers on all aspects of mobility are invited (for more information).

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Artist Talk with Heather Shearer

The Naughton Gallery hosts an artist talk and tour of the current exhibition - Four Directions, by Aboriginal artist Heather Kamarra Shearer. Heather will introduce the work, and share her life story which is so integral to her creative practice. The talk will be followed by a Q&A with the artist. This is a free event, no booking required.

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Queen's Management School Doctoral Colloquium 2016

Theme: Innovation and New Technologies

Queen’s Management School will be holding its annual annual Doctoral Colloquium on 8th June 2016.

The colloquium will have a general theme of innovation and new technologies, and presentations will be from postgraduate research students across Management, Finance, Economics and Accounting. This event represents an excellent opportunity for prospective research students to meet current students and supervisors, and to find out what academic research entails. The keynote speaker is Dr Gerben Bakker, Associate Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics. Dr Bakker has published in the fields of innovation, economic and business history, corporate finance, and intellectual property rights. His research has appeared in journals such as The Journal of Economic History and Research Policy, and he is the author of a book on the industrialisation of entertainment (Cambridge University Press, 2008). He also has considerable experience of communicating research with a view to influencing public policy.

For a full programme, please visit: http://www.quceh.org.uk/doctoral-colloquium-2016.html

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Year 13 Parents' Evening - Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Queen’s University Belfast would like to invite students in Year 13 (or equivalent) at school or college, and their parents/guardians, to its Year 13 Parents’ Evening. This is for undergraduate degrees in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. At this event, you will have the opportunity to: • Attend talks on the undergraduate degrees in the Faculty • Hear about the employability opportunities open to our graduates • Meet academics and current students

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Seminar Series: Dr Lana McClements, "New key players in vascular complications of diabetes"

The Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine is pleased to present a research seminar by Dr Lana McClements on "New key players in vascular complications of diabetes", 30th May at 1pm in the Basement Seminar Room of WWIEM

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Stookie John Comes To Belfast

Improvised performance with machine listening, live coding, digital and analogue modular synthesis, image projection. Approximately 20 minutes.

John Bowers Digital
Cultures Research Group
Culture Lab and Fine Art
Newcastle University

In a number of recent performances (notably in collaboration with Tom Schofield), I have explored the possibility of connecting contemporary interest in live coding, where musicians write the code that generates the music as a performable act, with the history of technology and experiments in the relationships between different kinds of materiality (silicon, water, earth, airborne vibration, light). Performances are an improvised affair bringing together different materials, creating and executing programs, juxtaposing sound and image, and so forth. In Stookie John Comes To Belfast, I will add in a concern for machine listening to this brew. Stookie John is a beheaded ventriloquist’s doll who does his own kind of binaural listening to the performance (named in honour of Stookie Bill, the doll who provided the first televisually transmitted face in John Logie Baird’s 1926 demonstrations). The results of his listening are used to live code in an esoteric programming language I am developing. Various demons, myself included, transform and read from this code to shape the behaviour of a modular synthesiser and live room-sound sampling algorithms - all of which is, in turn, listened to by Stookie John. Esoteric code windows will be projected to secure conformance with the TOPLAP live coding manifesto. Machine listening, live coding, modular synthesizers, projected image, macabre doll, all in multiple feedback loops. What more could you want?

John Bowers has a varied academic background having made contributions to research in psychology, sociology, computer science, and art and design. He is also a sound and inter-media artist who works with modular synthesisers, home-brew electronics, and reconstructions of antique image and sound-making devices, alongside contemporary digital technology. He makes performance environments which combine sound, image and gesture at a fundamental material level. He has performed at festivals including the collateral programme of the Venice Biennale, Piksel Bergen, Electropixel Nantes, AlgoMech Sheffield, BEAM Uxbridge and Spill Ipswich, and toured with the Rambert Dance Company performing David Tudor’s music to Merce Cunningham’s Rainforest. He contributed to the design of The Prayer Companion - a piece exhibited twice at the Museum Of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, and acquired for their permanent collection. Amongst many musical collaborations, he works with Sten-Olof Hellström, Tim Shaw and in the noise drone band Tonesucker. John Bowers works in Culture Lab and Fine Art, Newcastle University, where he helps coordinate the Digital Cultures Research Group.

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HAL Evening Concert Featuring Feedback Cell & Theo Burt/automatics group

OPENING ACT:
Alice Eldridge & Chris Kiefer

Feedback Cell is the duo formed by cellist Alice Eldridge and computer-musician Chris Kiefer (Luuma) to explore their ever-evolving feedback cello project. Two butchered cellos, electromagnetic pickups, code, bows and lots of soldering. Emits dulcet drones and brutal yelps.

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Theo Burt/automatics group - REMIXES

Continuing the work started with his 2011 release Summer Mix, an album of automatically transformed club anthems (Entr'acte, Death of Rave), Theo Burt's ongoing remixes project utilizes various processes to restructure and synthesise new material from existing music and music video. Using only offline processes, batches of music are subjected to individual transforms, from simple restructuring, to analysis and reordering via machine listening algorithms. The tracks presented are his curation of this output.

Bio
Theo Burt produces sound, video and light works for live performance, installation, screenings and published media. Adopting a range of aesthetics, he works extensively with unpredictable and automatic processes to produce geometric and synthetic audio-visual performances, recorded music and transformations of existing music and media. By selecting processes that leave traces of both the source material and the process itself, the results are divorced of a single context, unplaceable, familiar and unfamiliar. His most recent album Gloss (Presto!?, 2015) used early digital hardware synthesisers to create looped music fragments. His current Remix performances and installations continue the work of his album Summer Mix (Entr'acte/Death of Rave, 2011/2015) transforming existing anthemic dance material into new forms. Recent work has focussed on large scale light and sound installations, including "The War Will Feed Itself" in the turbine hall at VAC's Geometry of Now project in Moscow, 2017. A new album in collaboration with Richard Sides will be released later this year.

This event is part of the HAL (Humanising Algorithmic Listening) project: http://www.algorithmiclistening.org

 

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Junior Academy of Music Summer Concert

JAM presents its end-of-the-year concert. Around 200 children age 4-17 will be showcasing their musicianship through choral singing, brass bands, flute and guitar ensembles.

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Irish Studies International Lecture: Prof Richard Kearney

Prof. Richard Kearney (Boston College): 'Commemoration: Trauma and Recovery' With a response by Dr Maurice Manning, Chancellor of the National University of Ireland

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Seminar Series: Dr Annie Curtis, Trinity College Dublin

The Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine is pleased to present a research seminar by Dr Annie Curtis from Trinity College Dublin, 20th June at 1pm in the Basement Seminar Room of WWIEM

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Seminar Series: Dr Aurelie Mousnier

The Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine is pleased to present a research seminar by Dr Aurelie Mousnier on 4th July at 1pm in the Basement Seminar Room of WWIEM

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Seminar Series: Dr Reinhold Medina

The Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine is pleased to present a research seminar by Dr Reinhold Medina on 25th July at 1pm in the Basement Seminar Room of WWIEM

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SEMINAR SERIES: Professor Jodie Simpson, The University of Newcastle, Australia

The Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine is pleased to present a research seminar by Professor Jodie Simpson on 15th August at 1pm in the Basement Seminar Room of WWIEM

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