Noam Chomsky to give lecture in UCD

Noted intellectual, treatment philosopher and political analyst Noam Chomsky has been confirmed to give a lecture in an event organised by the UCD Philosophy Society. The lecture will take place on the 2nd of April. Chomsky last visited UCD in 2009 and before that had given a series of lectures over a number of days in 2006. He is a professor in Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is known worldwide for his writings on linguistics, politics, war and philosophy.


UCD professor wins award for contribution to folklore scholarship

UCD Professor Patrica Lysaght has been honoured for her outstanding contribution to folkloristic and ethnological scholarship. Professor Lysaght has written ten books and more than one hundred research articles during her career. Her best known work is the 1986 book The Banshee: The Irish Death Messenger. Lysaght has also worked in Germany and Russia before she came to UCD.


UCD graduates nominated for Irish Times Theatre Awards

Two former UCD students Caitriona Ennis and Gavin Drea have been named on the shortlist for the Irish Times Theatre awards. Ennis has been shortlisted as best actress for her performance in the play “The Boys of Foley Street”. Drea’s performance in the play “A Whistle in the Dark” has earned him a nomination for best supporting actor. The award was first given in 1997 and has since honoured excellence in Irish theatre, from actors, directors, to production, writing and design. The winners of each award will be announced in a ceremony in February.