From Spanish to Wine Tasting, Creative Writing to Travel, World Literature to Visual Arts, there is a course for everyone in the Queen's University Open Learning Programme. These part-time courses are open to all adults regardless of qualifications or experience and are offered during the day, evenings and weekends.
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
‘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/
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
Inaugural Lecture by Professor Jayne Woodside: ‘An apple a day…is it really enough?’
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)
Inaugural Lecture by Professor Chris Patterson: 'Epidemiology counts - childhood diabetes matters'
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
Join in the fun with Queen's Sport regular run/jog/walk programme as part of our Campus Sport programme. These runs are open to everyone, regardless of fitness levels. A Campus run will begin outside the PEC at 1.30pm every Wednesday through Botanic Gardens. We will have instructors there to help you get started providing advice and motivation. Registration is open from 1.00pm Additionally, we have our weekly Queen's parkrun, Belfast event at our site at Upper Malone. This is a free 5K timed run every Saturday at 9.30am and is open to everyone. You can register online today. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/queens/
An exhibition showcasing the work of world-renowned, Queen’s educated structural engineer, Peter Rice (1935-1992). Visitors can explore design stories from Rice’s career and the social context of his work through spectacular vintage photography, new and archival films and maquettes. Curated by Jennifer Greitschus, Head of Exhibitions at Arup, the exhibition introduces the wider public to the life and work of one of the great structural engineers of the late 20th century. Organised in partnership with SPACE and Arup. A dedicated website with information about Peter Rice, the exhibition, and related events has been set up by SPACE (School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering): www.peterriceatqueens.com
Open Day for students who are interested in learning more about the postgraduate taught courses which are available within the School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology.
This month's student-led seminar will take place next Wednesday, 12 March at 5.00pm. This month's first presenter is Andrew Woollock, a first year PhD student with an interest in arts-based research in education, whose presentation is entitled "Arts-Based Interventions in Post-conflict Belfast: An Exploration". He will be followed by Jennifer Mooney, a second year PhD student whose research explores the impact of the Letterbox Club programme on educational outcomes for children in foster care, and her presentation will address "The Letterbox Club and the Theory of Change". The session, with questions, should last approximately an hour. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available prior to the seminar in the common room, which is directly across from 0G/008. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
SARC – TINDERBOX WRITERS LAB
You are welcome to a presentation of 4 short plays developed by Tinderbox Theatre Company and SARC over the last year for the SARC Sound Lab.The annual Tinderbox Writers Lab is an opportunity for established writers to collaborate with other artists, to push the boundaries of storytelling and imagining what’s possible in the meeting of art forms.
This particular Writers Lab brought together writers Colin Bell, Michael Duke, Rosemary Jenkinson and Jimmy McAleavey with a team of sonic artists under the guidance of Justin Yang and Hanna Slattne to explore how to create a sound-based and visceral experience for their audience.
The plays are a work in progress and our motto has been – “if it sounds like a radio play, we have failed”. Come along and see what you think!
At the end of the presentation we will have a short discussion to find out from our audience what worked and what didn’t, our learning points from the project and to share ideas about the potential for narrative stories in SARC.
This free event is for A Level and 3rd Level Students and member’s of the public with an interest in Psychology. This event is organised by The British Psychological Society, Northern Ireland Branch and supported by Queen's University Belfast, School of Psychology. Please note this is a free event and no catering is provided. Further details on our website: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/psy/Events/55years/FlavourOfPsychology/
Plot for Peace is a documentary thriller that tells the true, untold story behind apartheid's fall and Nelson Mandela's release from prison featuring a protagonist straight out of a John le Carré novel. His name: Jean-Yves Ollivier, alias "Monsieur Jacques". To some, such as South Africa's former President Thabo Mbeki, he was a mysterious French businessman and sanctions buster or a French spy. For others, such as Winnie Mandela and Mozambique's former President Joaquim Chissano, he was a trusted friend and a man of bold vision. For the first time, heads of state, generals, diplomats, master spies and anti-apartheid fighters reveal how "Monsieur Jacques" positioned himself to be the improbable key to Mandela's prison cell. Stepping out of the shadows "Monsieur Jacques" navigates us through a rugged landscape of moral dilemmas, as he bears vivid testimony to the behind-the-scenes bargaining, intrigue and crises that he engineered and which were instrumental in bringing about regional peace and the end of racial discrimination in South Africa. The film will be followed by a Q&A with Carlos Agulló and Jean-Yves Ollivier, chaired by Prof Tony Gallagher of Queen's University Belfast. Tickets are FREE and should be booked in advance.
Improviser, guitarist and constructor Han-earl Park (www.busterandfriends.com) has been crossing borders and performing fuzzily idiomatic, on occasion experimental, always traditional, open improvised music for over fifteen years. He has performed in clubs, theatres, art galleries, concert halls, and (ad-hoc) alternative spaces in Austria, Denmark, Germany, England, Ireland, The Netherlands, Scotland and the USA.Park is part of Mathilde 253 with Charles Hayward and Ian Smith, Eris 136199 with Nick Didkovsky and Catherine Sikora, and Numbers with Richard Barrett. He is the constructor of the machine improviser io 0.0.1 beta++, a project performed in coalition with Bruce Coates and Franziska Schroeder. He has recently performed with Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, Paul Dunmall, Lol Coxhill, Mark Sanders, Gino Robair, Tim Perkis, Pat Thomas, Andrew Drury, Josh Sinton, Dominic Lash, and as part of ensembles led by Wadada Leo Smith, Evan Parker, and Pauline Oliveros. Festival appearances include Freedom of the City (London), Sonorities (Belfast), Sonic Acts (Amsterdam), dialogues festival (Edinburgh), and CEAIT (California). His recordings have been released by labels including Slam Productions and Creative Sources. Park taught improvisation at the UCC Department of Music, and founded and curated Stet Lab, a space for improvised music in Cork."
Centre of Excellence for Public Health Seminar Series Dr Lisa Maguire and Professor Mike Clarke "How much do you need: can readers get the key messages from summaries of Cochrane Reviews, without reading the full review"
Centre of Excellence for Public Health NI Seminar Series Dr Katharine Dill, Lecturer, School of Sociology, Social Work & Social Policy QUB Katharine previously held the position of Executive Director of Practice and Research Together (PART; www.partcanada.org)
Prof. Joel Harrington (Vanderbilt University): ‘The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Executioner’ Tuesday 18 March, at 4pm. Old Staff Common Room (Lanyon Building)
Dr Laura Watson (NUIM)
Delivered by Professor Frank Furedi, University of Kent, the talk is based on his book of the same title published in 2013 in which he examines the sociological meaning of the sudden transformation of Jimmy Savile, the cultural icon, into the personification of evil.
Contemporary Music for Ensemble
The Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble is a specialist music group from Belfast devoted to the performance of contemporary and modern music - Northern Ireland’s only group to specialise in the performance of modern and contemporary repertoire.
Its self-imposed remit is to give a voice to composers working here and to perform their music in the context of music by leading exponents of contemporary music from elsewhere in Europe and the rest of the world. It aims to programme music that otherwise cannot be heard live locally, while serving as an outlet for the talent of highly specialist performers and acting as a meeting point for their innovation, ideas and enthusiasm. Offering the public access to quality contemporary chamber music, which otherwise could not be heard locally, is a central goal of the ensemble. Today’s programme features ensemble and solo works by Japanese master Takemitsu, along with music by Hard Rain director Dr Greg Caffrey.
Dr Michael Pierse (Research Fellow in QUB's Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities
'Absurd Speculations: Paper Money in Maria Edgeworth's Ormond' Matthew Reznicek, School of English, QUB Full programme at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/IrishStudiesGateway/Research/SeminarProgrammes/
The session will focus on how we can become more critical consumers of literature. Facilitator: Prof Jannette Elwood Activities will focus on how to read literature more critically and also then how to be a self-critical writer. These are essential skills to consider as critical engagement with the ideas of others must be achieved in order to be successful in doctoral level study and as you establish ‘your voice’ through critically presenting others ideas as well as your own. A key text in this area is Poulson, L and Wallace, M (2004)(Eds) Learning to Read Critically in Teaching and Learning, London: Sage.
Justin Yang explores the use of space in live electronics. Drawing from both low-tech and cutting edge technologies a variety of approaches are explored and discussed.
The purpose of these half-day events is to allow you to gain further information about your potential course and to seek clarification and/or advice on any queries you might have. There are opportunities to speak informally with staff and students within the School, to find out more about the specific degree programmes for which you are holding offers, to learn more about Queen’s University Management School and life at Queen’s University in general. Ultimately, we hope that you choose our programmes as your firm (CF) and insurance (CI) choices. In addition to the scheduled talks, there are opportunities to visit the award winning McClay Library, the Physical Education Centre, and The Elms Village (student accommodation). There are also opportunities for students who are interested in our Finance undergraduate programme to visit the First Derivatives Trading Room in QUMS in Riddel Hall.
This concert for solo saxophone and live electronics. It focuses on the use of space. Attempting to take full advantage of both the technological and acoustic opportunities in the Sonic Lab, Yang will explore several different ways of performing with the spatial characteristics of sound.
The University String Quartet in Residence, The Royal String Quartet from Poland
Laura Aguiar (QUB), Rob Stone (Birmingham), Benjamin Halligan (Salford)
This seminar with screenings will explore how documentary filmmakers represent the memories, testimonies, and stories that inhabit the post-conflict city, or region, especially in relation to Belfast, Bilbao, and Sarajevo: Laura Aguiar will be refelcting on her research with the Prisons Memory Archive and her new film, We Were There (2014); Rob Stone will screen and talk about his recent documentary, Basque Heritage Cinema (2013), while Benjamin Halligan will be discussing Želimir Žilnik's Tito Among the Serbs for the Second Time (1993), and the relevance of the questions it poses twenty years after its original release. This event is being organised by the Cities of Memory Research Project in partnership with Belfast Film Festival.
''Gendered Unionism and Loyalism in Northern Irish Drama' by Megan Minogue, School of English, QUB
...with Gideon Koppel presented by Belfast Film Festival and Queen’s Film Studies
Gideon Koppel’s Sleep furiously - with a soundtrack by Aphex Twin - was one of the most critically acclaimed British films of the year, winning The 2010 Guardian First Feature Film Award. Influenced by his conversations with the writer Peter Handke, the film maker leads us on a poetic and profound journey into a world of endings and beginnings; a world of stuffed owls, sheep and fire. Profound and utterly beguiling...on the surface it seems no more than a series of carefully chosen moments from the year in the life of a small rural community in Trefeurig in mid-Wales...it is simply – and it is simple in its sly way – a mutely gorgeous, moving and deeply poetic work of art... Now more than ever we need films like this: grave, measured, subtly comic and beautifully wrought, free of polemic and yet offering a new way of seeing that is as old
A selection of some of the finest vocal sonorities that will both move and entertain all who pause a while to listen.
Dr Leanne Langley (Institute of Music Research)
WHAT IS QUEEN’S 5K RACE ROUND THE RIVER? The 5k race is a timed run offered by Queen’s with cash prizes on offer! WHEN AND WHERE IS IT? Wednesday 2 April at 7pm. Race registration takes place at Queen’s Sport, Physical Education Centre with the race starting at Annadale Embankment following an anti-clockwise circuit ‘round the river’ comprising; Ormeau Bridge, Entrance to PEC, Stranmillis embankment and King’s Bridge. Competitors complete two and two third laps with the finish line at the PEC. HOW DO I REGISTER AND IS THERE AN ENTRANCE FEE? It is simple to register, just visit our website at www.queenssport5k.com and register online today. Queen’s student and under 19: £7.00 Affiliate members: £10.00 Non-Affiliates: £12.00 Late Entry for all runners will open at 3pm on race day and the cost for this service will be: £10.00 for students and £13.00 for all others. NEW FOR 2014 This year the first 500 entries will receive a Queen’s 5k branded T-shirt. Gotto Sports (Stranmillis) will also be awarding spot prizes on the night. All competitors will receive a bottle of River Rock or Powerade after the race. Presentation of winners’ prizes and refreshments will be available in the Main Hall of Queen’s Sport, PEC after the race. HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION? For further information visit our website: www.queenssport5k.com or email: email@example.com
Traditional Irish Music
This concert presents traditional and newly composed music on Irish harp and fiddle. Úna Monaghan is a harper, composer, and sound artist from Belfast. Her recent work has involved combining traditional music with bronze sculpture, sound art and movement sensors, and has been presented at international festivals and conferences, and on BBC and RTÉ television and radio. Úna is co-founder of Quiet Music Night, an evening dedicated to performing quiet music of all genres, especially new and experimental music. In 2012 she co-directed Owenvarragh, a new realization of a John Cage score, and in July 2013 was selected from an international audition process as a Future Music Performance Fellow at the Atlantic Music Festival, Maine, USA. Breige Quinn is a fiddle player from Mullaghbawn, Co. Armagh. She won Scór Sinsear with the Instrumental Music Group from Cuchulainn GFC Mullaghbawn in 2006 and 2008. She has also featured on an album by The Magic Square, and on the Keegan Tunes - a double CD of compositions by well-known fiddle & piano player, Josephine Keegan.
The colloquium is organised around the concept of charisma in modern history. The questions it addresses are how does the iconographic record of a leader's death allow for charismatic authority to be legitimated postmortem? In what circumstances is that authority also eroded through manipulation of images? To answer these and other questions, the colloquium will bring together a diverse group of scholars interested in exploring the relationship between image, death, power and charisma.
Paul Dunmall (saxophone), Rob Casey (piano), Steve Davis (drums)
For thirty years Paul Dunmall has carved out a stellar reputation and is now widely recognised as one of the most uncompromising and talented reed players on the international jazz/improvised music scene. Whether playing in small groups or big bands his musical sensitivity and imagination combined with a powerful sound make him one of the most distinctive improvisers playing today. Described by Jazz Weekly as ‘one of the most accomplished reedists on the planet’ Paul has been a key figure in some of the most seminal improvised music collectives over the last thirty years including Mujician and the London Jazz Composer’s Orchestra. During this time he has featured on countless recordings with just about every major figure in improvised music. He has collaborated regularly with Northern Irish musicians and composers such as Brian Irvine and Ed Bennett, Steve Davis and Dave Kane. On this concert of improvised music he iis joined by Steve Davis on drums and Rob Casey on piano. All you can say for sure about a Paul Dunmall performance is that the mind bendingly, circuit blowing huge charge of accumulated musical knowledge and experience that he possesses will be distilled through every uncompromising note.
Facilitator: Professor Paul Connolly This session provides a non-technical overview of multilevel modelling. It assumes some prior knowledge of quantitative methods and statistics (namely a basic familiarity with SPSS and with linear regression). The rationale for using multilevel modelling will be explained and a number of examples of how multilevel modelling has been used in practice will be talked through. A practical step-by-step demonstration of how to do multilevel modelling will be provided using SPSS and also MLwiN.
Tools for Achieving Social Confidence for Children and Young People with Autism. CBA in collaboration with, 'Parents' Education as Autism Therapists (PEAT)', are offering five training events as part of the ongoing Big Lottery Fund project: "Educational Inclusion for Children and Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorder." For further information and registration forms contact the PEAT office.
Professor Timothy Shanahan Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Urban Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he was Founding Director of the Center for Literacy and Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. He was inducted to the Reading Hall of Fame in 2007. Keynote Address Literacy and language scholars have long advocated the theory of a so-called "instructional level” in learning to read (it is a fundamental premise of many approaches to reading instruction including guided reading, Reading Recovery, corrective reading, direct instruction, etc.).
This presentation will explore the history of this idea and review the empirical research findings on its validity and its practical instructional implications. The event will include several papers from The Centre for Effective Education regarding its reading and literacy research (3-4pm) followed by the Keynote address by Professor Shanahan (4-5pm). Please feel free to attend all or part of the event.
This is a free and open event, which will be of interest to researchers and educational practitioners alike. Space is limited; so please register your interest in attending with David Piekaar firstname.lastname@example.org This event has been supported by the Improving Children’s Lives Visiting Professor scholarships.
'Citizen-Soldiers: Irish Political Militarism in the Atlantic World, 1778-1914' by Dr Christopher Loughlin, School of History and Anthropology, QUB
Facilitators: Dr Karen Orr & Dr Stephanie Burns This training event is suitable to anyone intending to use survey methods in their research. No previous experience of using factor/reliability analysis is required.
''It is widely assumed that the Bloody Sunday matter is over and done with. But it isn't' by Dr Martin McCleery, School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy, QUB Full programme at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/IrishStudiesGateway/Research/SeminarProgrammes/
Dr Kevin O’Connell (RIAM)
The University String Quartet in Residence, The Royal String Quartet from Poland.
Maria McGarry presents a showcase of solo repertoire by the eccentric maverick of the Romantic piano, Charles-Valentin Alkan. This famously virtuosic music is offset by the new simplicity and compression of early piano explorations by Berg and his teacher Schoenberg, heralding new pianistic expression in the new century. Maria McGarry is one of Ireland's leading pianists, enjoying a strong national and international profile as a performer. Her recitals in major venues in Ireland, Europe, the U.S. and Canada have received overwhelming audience responses and critical acclaim. She is a graduate of the 'Artist Diploma in Performance', the highest performance award from the prestigious Juilliard School, New York. Ms McGarry has given recitals at 'Wigmore Hall', London; the National Philharmonie, Warsaw; the 'Palais de Nations' Geneva; the 'Lincoln Centre', New York and the Aspen Music Festival, Colorado. She was invited to give the National Concert Hall’s ‘Debut Recital’ (now the Rising Star Recital) in 2002 and has represented Ireland at key international cultural events, performing at the E.U Culture Weeks in New Delhi and the ‘Biennale for Contemporary Art’ in Bari, Italy. Ms McGarry is a frequent performer at major arts events in Ireland, including the 'West Cork Chamber Music Festival', 'Sligo New Music Festival', 'Kilkenny Arts Festival' and the 'Belfast Festival at Queens'. In 2008, she gave a highly successful tour to highlight the centenary of Olivier Messiaen’s birth, performing the ‘Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant Jesus’ at venues throughout Ireland and the UK.
Queen’s University Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paul McCusker, with Joanne Quigley (violin)
All are invited to come along to the end-of-year performance by the Queen’s University Symphony Orchestra as they round off the year with a programme of ‘Tragedy and Triumph.’ The programme will include Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture and Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra, with soloist Joanne Quigley. The night will be rounded off with one of Tchaikovsky’s ‘Great Symphonies’, his Symphony No. 5.
School wide Selected PhD students
Please join us at this Centre for Irish Business and Economic Performance, Queen's University Management School, event. At this seminar which is open to all, Dr Anthony McDonnell will discuss the extent to which HRM practices in multinational enterprises (MNEs) in Ireland’s late developing and highly globalized economy resemble their counterparts from larger “early industrializing” countries. The study shows that the American model of HRM is not quite as dominant as sometimes assumed, with many Irish-owned multinationals demonstrating considerable similarity with UK MNEs but variation with their US counterparts.
University Brass Band and Junior Academy of Music Brass concert QUB Brass Band with Musical Director Michael Alcorn with performances by the JAM Brass ensembles.
Brandon LaBelle is an artist, writer and theorist. His works explore questions of social life, using sound, performance, text and sited constructions. He is the author of Diary of an Imaginary Egyptian (Errant Bodies, 2012) Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life (Continuum, 2010) and Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art (Continuum, 2006). He is professor at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design.
”Speculations on the lyrical imagination of the resistant, the lazy and the hopeful”
The trembling voice, the determined gaze, the soft touch, the pouting lip, the pain of freedom, the frog in the throat, the distant horizon, the sudden burst, the gathering crowd, the forgotten words, the unknown outcome, the social energy, the lonely thought, the dispossessed, the longing and the nation, the disciplinary grip, the body on the run, the lost tribe, the flickering light, the moon overhead, the remembrance of things, the quiet hour, the unforgettable sound, the afternoon that drifts, the road to nowhere, and the sign up ahead, the song that made me stop, the whisper, the encounter, the writing on the wall.
QUB Big Band directed by Steve Barnett.
A concert of summer favourites and evergreen classics from the popular Q.U.B. Big Band, to include swing, blues and ballad hits under the direction of maestro Steve Barnett.
Facilitator: Dr Katrina Lloyd The aim of this seminar is to provide information and guidance on acquiring education-related data that can be used for secondary analysis. It will also provide an understanding of the opportunities and pitfalls of working with secondary data sources.
The Wiles Lectures for 2014 will be delivered by Professor Rana Mitter on 28-31 May 2014. Professor Mitter's Wiles lectures will be given on the theme: 'Fighting fate: wartime society and the making of modern China, 1937-1945'. The series will begin with a tea reception in the Great Hall at 4pm on 28 May, followed by the first lecture at 5pm in the PFC. Lectures 2 and 3 are on 29 and 30 May at 5pm, lecture 4 at 11am on 31 May, all in PFC.
How to Understand and Improve Challenged Behaviour in Children and Young People with Autism: CBA in collaboration with, 'Parents' Education as Autism Therapists (PEAT)', are offering five training events as part of the ongoing Big Lottery Fund project: "Educational Inclusion for Children and Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorder." For further information and registration forms contact the PEAT office.
Around 200 pupils (age 4-17) are presenting their end-of-the-year concert.
This Annual Conference of the Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland will take a broad interdisciplinary look at urban spaces in nineteenth-century Ireland.