19 June 2017
Research Study: Supporting someone with a cancer diagnosis
Queen's researchers would like to hear from staff members who have supported someone living with cancer.
Email Emily Moffat or call 028 9097 5764 for more information on what is involved.
European Researchers Night
The Ulster Museum is to host a 'Science Uncovered' event in September 2017.
With a theme of 'natural science', the event aims to raise awareness of research in NI and offers an excellent opportunity to Queen's staff.
Researchers can avail of this opportunity to potentially showcase outputs, particularly for EC-funded research projects.
Global Challenge Networking Programme
The Global Challenge Networking Programme (GCNP) 2017-18 has been launched.
GNCP is an opportunity for Queen's researchers to develop interdisciplinary networks and collaborations addressing some of society's major problems.
The programme will comprise three themes: 'Artificial Intelligence and Society'; 'Global Uncertainties'; and 'Sufficiency'. Each theme will include a kick-off event, affording attendees the opportunity to network with colleagues in different disciplines, consider the main issues connected to the theme through open plenary discussions, and explore new collaborations in detail through focused sub-groups.
- Security Controller, Estates Directorate
Closing Date: Friday 23 June 2017
- Temporary Outreach Officer, Academic and Student Affairs
Closing Date: Friday 30 June 2017
Horizon 2020: Proposal writing
- Wednesday 28 June: How to Write a Competitive Collaborative Proposal, 9.30am – 12.00pm
This training is intended for senior academics planning to apply to the Horizon 2020 'Industrial Leadership' and 'Societal Challenges' programmes.
These applications, called 'collaborative projects' under FP7, imply the involvement of at least three organisations from three different Member States. The workshop will address each section of the application through informative material. Strategic guidance will also be provided.
Horizon 2020: ERC seminar for AHSS
- Wednesday 6 September: ERC information session for the Faculty of AHSS, 11.00am – 12.00pm
Academics from the Faculty of AHSS are invited to this short seminar explaining the ERC programme.
Professor Marie Therese Flanagan will share her experience as a Panel Member for the panel SH6 – Study of the Human Past – and Dr Ian Campbell will talk about his experience as a successful applicant.
New products at Welcome Centre
Wild Cocoon cowls are now being stocked in the Welcome Centre.
Hand woven, 100% lambswool. 10% staff discount.
Summer Physical Activity Programme
The 2017 Summer Activity programme, organised by Staff Wellbeing and Queen's Sport, begins on Monday 24 July.
These classes will run to w/c 28 August 2017 inclusive.
Classes are suitable for everyone.
Introduction to Dance
Monday 24 July
1.10pm – 1.50pm
Tuesday 25 July
1.10pm – 1.50pm
Wednesday 26 July
1.10pm – 1.50pm
Tone and Trim
Thursday 27 July
1.10pm – 1.50pm
Friday 28 July
1.15pm – 1.45pm
Queen's Sport, PEC
Find out more: contact email@example.com / 028 9068 1126.
Registration and payment: visit the PEC reception; each six-week course costs £13. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Health and Wellbeing
Holistic Therapies for Staff
Nightingale Holistic Therapies promotes wellbeing by providing de-stressing, rejuvenating massage therapies, which are available at a discounted price for staff.
Cancer Research Clothes Collection
A charity clothes collection will be taking place across the University from Monday 19 to Friday 23 June.
The clothes will be donated to Cancer Research UK. Click here for a list of clothes Donation Stations across campus.
Blackwell's Bookshop has been a family-owned business since 1879, committed to academic bookselling.
Situated in the Students' Union, Blackwell's offers a wide range of fiction titles to complement their lecturer-led academic range, making it ideal for students and staff.
Staff are encouraged to contact the Bookshop if they would like any book titles stocked for students for the upcoming academic year and beyond. Call in to the Students' Union or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The 10th edition of the Institute for Global Food Security's Newsletter is now available.
This issue covers major research grant announcements and coverage of the Institute's recent Temple Grandin and Annual Lectures. Download the PDF here.
Clements MBC food deals
Clements in the MBC have launched a Friday Fry Deal.
Fridays, 8.00am – 11.00am. Five-item fry for £2.00, or a seven-item fry for £2.50.
Also, every day from 3.00pm – 5.00pm, staff can enjoy any 12oz coffee/tea and small traybake for £3.00.
Junction £3 Meal Deal
Junction in the Main Site Tower is offering a new £3.00 meal deal.
Main: Choice between sandwich or small salad
Drinks: Bottle of water or glass of orange juice
Side: Fruit cup/mini fruit salad or piece of whole fruit
Staff making UK headlines
See below for the latest Queen's articles published in The Conversation.
Topics include the fallout for the UK general election and Northern Ireland's Irish Language debate. Click on the links to read each article.
- UK Election: Hung Parliament Casts Doubt over Theresa May's Future, rolling coverage of the general election results by various academics
- Why a Tory-DUP Deal Could Bring Even Stormier Waters to Northern Ireland, by Peter John McLoughlin, Queen's University
- Could DUP Westminster Deal Force Sinn Féin to Rethink Abstention?, by Marie Coleman, Queen's University
- Debate over Irish Language is Central to Power-sharing Talks in Northern Ireland, by Deirdre A Dunlevy and Micheál Ó Mainnín, Queen's University
If you are interested in contributing to the Anthill Podcast the current and upcoming themes are:
- June: Music on the mind
- July: Unexplored place
If you are interested in writing for The Conversation, contact email@example.com to find out more.
QPOL POLICY ENGAGEMENT AND RESEARCH BLOG
Recent posts include post-election analysis and Brexit discussion.
If you are interested in submitting an article to QPol, please contact Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The 2017 Westminster Election in Northern Ireland: Towards Two-party Politics?
Dr Chris Raymond looks at whether it is premature to say that two-party politics have come to stay in Northern Ireland.
- Could DUP Westminster Deal Force Sinn Féin to Rethink Abstention?
Dr Marie Coleman discusses the potential impact of the election on Sinn Féin.
- The 2017 Westminster Election: Three Observations
Dr Chris Raymond offers his own observations on the election and the results.
- Why a Tory-DUP Deal Could Bring Even Stormier Waters to Northern Ireland
- Dr Peter McLoughlin looks at what a Tory-DUP deal could mean.
- How the DUP Changes Brexit
John Garry and Kevin McNichol look at the implications of a Tory/DUP arrangement on Brexit.
- Northern Ireland and Rigorous Impartiality: Untangling a Constitutional Mess
Professor Colin Harvey looks at the implications of the election on the Northern Ireland peace process.
- One Year On: What Brexit Means for Our Environment
Join the PSAI Environmental Politics Specialist Group on 23 June for a public roundtable to discuss what Brexit means for our environment, North and South. Click on the link above to register.
Arts and entertainment
Queen's Film Theatre listings
Screening this week: Churchill; Stockholm My Love; My Cousin Rachel; Whitney 'Can I Be Me'; Britain on Film: Black Britain; and Walled Cities: Wings of Desire.
- Churchill: Brian Cox stars as Winston Churchill at a crucial stage of World War II.
- Stockholm My Love: A poetic and music-infused love letter to Sweden's capital and the story of a woman's journey through grief to recovery.
- My Cousin Rachel: A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian.
- Whitney 'Can I Be Me': Made with largely never-seen before footage and exclusive live recordings, the film tells Whitney Houston's incredible and poignant life story with insights from those closest to her.
- Britain on Film: Black Britain: Exploring the vital history of black Britain throughout the 20th century, with films spanning 1901 to 1985 offering incredibly rare, little-seen and valuable depictions of black British life on screen.
- Walled Cities: Wings of Desire (followed by discussion): An angel falls in love with a beautiful trapeze artist and is willing to give up his immortality to come back to earth to be with her.
- NT Live: Salome: An urgent, hypnotic production told through an occupied desert nation, a radical from the wilderness on hunger strike, and a girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world.
Staff ticket price £5 (standard ticket price £6.70). More information and booking on the QFT website.
Arts and Entertainment
Naughton Gallery News
The exhibition Hello Mr. continues, complemented by a programme of events on related themes. See the event page for more information.
The Book Club (in collaboration with Outburst Arts)
- Sunday 25 June, 2.00pm – 4.00pm, Naughton Gallery
The Book Club discusses Fun Home by Alison Bechdel. Copies of the book are available from Blackwell's in the Students' Union. Free event. Email email@example.com for more information or visit the event page.
For One Night Only: Dying On Stage
- Thursday 27 July, Great Hall
Dying on Stage is a romantic meditation on the impossible theatrical representation of death. Lecture-performance by Christodoulos Panayiotou. Click here for more information, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art at Queen's
Staff interested in hearing about some of the fascinating stories behind the artworks in the University's Art and Silver Collections are encouraged to contact the Gallery to arrange a group visit: email@example.com
Keep in touch
Until the Naughton's new website is launched the best way to keep updated is through the Gallery's Facebook page. You can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the mailing list. There are also Gallery Instagram and Twitter accounts.
- Tuesday 20 June: Being an Adviser of Studies, 10.00am – 12.30pm
To book, log onto Queen's Online, select 'Training Courses' from the list on the left of the page and follow the link for 'iTrent Self Service'.
Further details of courses and events are available on Twitter.
The latest edition of Reflections is available on the CED website. This edition focuses on innovations in teaching across the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.
IT Training Courses
Information on courses and ECDL, plus the weekly Tip of the Day.
Places are available on the following course:
- Tuesday 25 July: Web Authoring: Introduction to CMS (Content Management System), 10.00am – 1.00pm
To book a place on a training course, log onto Queen's Online, select 'Training Courses' from the list on the left of the page and follow the link for 'iTrent Self Service'. Course dates can be viewed here.
ECDL: If staff are looking for an IT qualification, the European Computer Driving Licence is internationally recognised and Queen's is an accredited test centre (for staff and students only). Once registered with the British Computer Society you are given access to study materials and the testing software "EnlightKS", which offers diagnostic testing with feedback. (Note, EnlightKS is not used for ECDL Advanced). Click here for more information on ECDL.
The next test date is Wednesday 19 July, 10.00am – 11.30am. To register your interest in taking ECDL or ECDL Advanced, email email@example.com.
Tip of the Day: The Office 365 Teams App is now available for staff and students. Click here to find out more.