Category Meet the department

A Pin on the Map: Identifying Healthy Places at Maynooth University

  Walking down a path lined with greens and browns of trees and leaves; sitting in a comfy seat, snug and cozy in our space; or sitting in a crowded room feeling uncomfortable, distracted, or alone. These experiences and others revolve around the feelings of places–how we come to love some places, feel an attachment […]

Meet the Department: Adrian Kavanagh

[This is the latest in this series of posts by staff and students in the Dept of Geography…] What do you most enjoy doing in the Department? The spreadsheets, so many spreadsheet…oh God I love those spreadsheets… Er, I mean working alongside our eager and hard-working Geography students and a very talented group of colleagues […]

Meet the department: Gerry Kearns

[This is the latest in this series of posts by staff and students in the Dept of Geography…] What do you most enjoy doing in the dept? Working with colleagues to produce new knowledge, either as articles or as events [field-walks, symposia etc.].

Meet the department: Ronan Foley

[Latest in this growing series of posts. This week, meet Ronan Foley] What do you most enjoy doing in the dept? Feeling that something you taught a student has actually helped them get a job or a start in their life beyond college. What book are you currently reading? Currently re-reading Josef Skvorecky’s The Cowards […]

Meet the department: Irene Morris

[Latest in this series. This week, Irene Morris, one of the department’s PhD students] What do you most enjoy doing in the department? Is it wrong to say tea breaks in ICARUS? Obviously I love doing my research but you always learn so much about other peoples work and have some really great debates over […]

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 – […]