Monthly Archives: January 2013

Meet the department: Bettina Stefanini

[Latest in this series. This week, our newest staff member, Bettina Stefanini] What do you most enjoy doing in the dept? Correcting a student essay and coming across a brilliant idea or thought that never occurred to me. What book are you currently reading? Thinking fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman. He describes a model […]

Meet the department: Steven Lucas

[Latest in a series introducing you to people working in the Dept of Geography here at NUI Maynooth. This week, Steven Lucas, PhD student] What do you most enjoy doing in the dept? Reading books, tutoring (not the correcting part though). What book are you currently reading? The Test of Courage – Michel Thomas – […]

Horseburger and our odd global foodscape

Although it is just the latest in a long line of worrying food scares, I have still been fascinated by the recent ‘horseburger’ scandal; but not too alarmed, mind you, because I don’t buy processed meat and, even if I did, I don’t mind eating horse meat. In fact, along with some nice wine and […]

Meet the department: Ro Charlton

[This is the latest in a series of posts introducing you to some of the people working in the Department of Geography. Step up Ro Charlton.] What do you most enjoy doing in the dept? Being able to combine researching and teaching the subject I love with a growing fascination for the many different ways […]

Geography and careers

Although third level education isn’t just about preparing students to enter into the workforce, it is nevertheless important that undergraduate (and indeed graduate) students think carefully about what courses they want to take, especially with youth unemployment running at around 30% in Ireland. In this regard, it is interesting to see a report from the […]

Impacts of Climate Change on the Hydrological Cycle

[This is a guest post written by one of the department’s 3rd Yr Single Hons / Major students] Peter Gleick, a well-known and leading expert on climate and water related issues, shows the urgent need for preparation and adaptation in society to future flood, as a result of climate change, in this short video below. […]