TCD holds inaugural Graduate Students’ Research Day

Posted on: 15 June 2005

Trinity College’s inaugural Graduate Students’ Research Day, which took place on 14 June, was a huge success and is planned to occur annually, according to the Dean of Graduate Studies, Prof. Patrick Prendergast. The Research Day covered pertinent issues such as postgraduate students’ expectations about supervision, career planning, publishing while studying, and applying for resources. Organised in conjunction with the Graduate Students’ Union, the day was supported by the Trinity Annual Fund. The latest edition of the Trinity College Dublin Journal of Postgraduate Research was launched by the Provost, Dr. John Hegarty at a special reception in the Long Room. Its 15 papers show the diverse research opportunities available in the College. Edited by Elizabeth Mannion, the Journal is an eclectic collection which ranges widely across all disciplines. Perusing the papers, readers will learn that a sub-chief of Tír Conaill needed to muster gallowglasses from Scotland to populate his forces for war; that the 32nd chemical element (Germanium) is important for semiconductor chips; and that there are as many ways to model the emergence of the nation of Israel. Congratulations to the joint winners of the Trinity Alumni Annual Fund prize for outstanding contribution to the journal: Eabhnat Ní Fhloinn, School of Mathematics for her paper Biometric Identification and John-Paul Colgan, School of English for his paper “He was killed live on the money channel”: Cyber-capital & Random Violence in Don DeLillo’s ‘Cosmopolis’.