Archive for October, 2015

#AnyoneCanCutGrass?

#AnyoneCanCutGrass?

By EcoEvo@TCD | Perspectives

#AnyoneCanCutGrass? That was a recent hashtag in my Twitter timeline and it stirred me on to put this short piece together, so why would it cause me a thought? Well I’m a turfgrass professional, I have been maintaining amenity turfgrass and managing golf course surfaces for 30 years now and like most professions there’s more to it than meets the untrained eye. As I’m writing this the Premiership and Champions League have just re-started, the Curragh races are on down the road, Wimbledon and the RDS Horseshow are over, and the GAA football and hurling are reaching [&hellip

Money Walks and Talks in Academia

Money Walks and Talks in Academia

By EcoEvo@TCD | Perspectives

As junior academics spend longer in their career, sooner or later, they start to realize that money matters more than anything when it comes to dealing with University Administration. Some will have this formalized in their tenure track agreement, but others will more blindly wander into it as promotion looms, and ask they get involved in developing plans for new hires in their department. Being wiser to this reality earlier on in my career might have helped me make different decisions along the way, or at the very least temper my idealism with a more natural cynicism. [&hellip

Back to School.

Back to School.

By EcoEvo@TCD | News

Welcome back everyone. As the dusts settles on a hectic first couple of weeks, we finally have a chance to welcome everyone back from the much needed summer break (for those who got one). We started this week with the exciting news that an alumnus of TCD Zoology, Dr William (Bill) Campbell has been awarded the Nobel prize for physiology and medicine with Satoshi Omura “for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites”. Dr Campbell joins Dr Ernest Walton and Samuel Beckett as graduates of Trinity College Dublin to win the award. Obviously, exciting [&hellip