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USA committed to Northern Ireland's success Queen's hosts major online series 'The Partition of Ireland'
The Biden administration is committed to the success of Northern Ireland – both economically and politically – says Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton. The first in a series of weekly talks to mark the centenary of Irish partition, featuring a wide range of speakers and perspectives, is now available.
   
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Graduate School welcomes CITI-GENS doctoral scholars Mentoring programme for the creative sector in NI
Twenty international scholars, who will address some of the global challenges raised in the Belfast Region City Deal, have been warmly welcomed by Queen's. A new mentoring initiative has been launched to support those in the creative industries in Northern Ireland who have been directly impacted by the pandemic.
   
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University joins forces with wills service, Bequeathed Lanyon restoration receives prestigious national award
Thinking of leaving a gift in your will to Queen's? The University has joined with Bequeathed to help you write or update a simple will, free of charge. Work on the University’s iconic Lanyon Building has been acknowledged with a prestigious award at the 2020 Natural Stone Awards held last month.
   

Research

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Factors affecting brain health as we grow older Poll findings confirm strongly held views on NI Protocol
Where we live, stress, and lifestyle behaviours are to be assessed in three important Queen’s research projects examining brain health as we get older. A study conducted prior to the recent civil unrest confirms that the NI Protocol is a contested issue among voters, as well as political parties in Northern Ireland.
   
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ECIT researcher listed among 'Most Influential' IoT scholars  Research report on wellbeing of Northern Ireland veterans
Dr Hien Quoc Ngo has been recognised among the most cited scholars in the field of Internet of Things (IoT) over the past 10 years (2011–2020) by AI 2000. For the first time, research by the School of Psychology at Queen's looks at the mental health challenges faced by ex-service personnel in Northern Ireland.
   

People

Olympic hopeful Kirsty Hegarty in Team GB tracksuit crouched in field with shotgun over her shoulder beside Team GB sign Chris McGale book cover
Graduate aiming for gold in Summer Olympics in Japan Meet Dr David Wright Lecturer in Ophthalmic Data Science
Kirsty Hegarty, the Northern Ireland clay pigeon shooter hoping to medal in Tokyo, talks to us about her time at University and her preparations for July.

Thanks to generous funding from Belfast Association for the Blind, a new role at Queen’s will bring major benefits for patients and improvements to treatments.

   
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Prestigious IACR award for cancer research pioneer New book outlines how famous Belfast mummy died 
Professor Mark Lawler, advocate for an All-Ireland approach to tackling cancer, and architect of the European Cancer Patient's Bill of Rights, receives award. Research in The Life and Times of Takabuti in Ancient Egypt: Investigating the Belfast Mummy suggests the young woman was killed by a military axe.
   

 5 
MAY

ANNUAL McCOSH LECTURE: Professor Sarah Coakley FBA

The Religious Studies Research Forum at Queen's and The British Academy present the Annual McCosh Lecture, ‘RACISM, SIN AND THE DISTORTION OF PERCEPTION: CAN CONTEMPLATION HEAL THE RACIST GAZE?’ on Wednesday, 5 MAY 2021, at 4pm. 

The keynote lecture will be delivered by Professor Sarah Coakley FBA, Honorary Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, formerly Hulse-Norris Professor of Divinity at University of Cambridge, and Mallinckrodt Professor of Divinity at Harvard University. Professor Richard English CBE FBA will chair the event, with commentary from Professor David Livingstone CBE FBA. 

For more information, and to view the event, please click below.

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 13 
MAY

 

BEYOND CORONAVIRUS: HOW DOES THE WORLD RECOVER?

Professor Henrietta Moore, Founder and Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity, UCL, will deliver the keynote lecture ‘Navigating our futures: Pathways to Global Prosperity in a post Covid world’ on Thursday 13 May at 12.30pm. 

Following the keynote lecture, Diarmuid O’Donovan, Professor of Global Health at Queen’s will deliver as discussant, and Ann Watt, Pivotal PPF will facilitate a Q&A session, fielding questions from the live, online audience.

For more information, and to register, please click below. 

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 13 
MAY

 

SEAMUS HEANEY CENTRE BOOK CLUB SERIES: In conversation - Louise Kennedy & Lucy Caldwell

Up next in the SHC Book Club series, writer and SHC Fellow (2019), Lucy Caldwell will be in conversation with Ciaran Carson Fellow, Louise Kennedy on Thursday 13 May at 6pm, when they'll talk about Louise's critically acclaimed debut collection The End of the World is a Cul de Sac.

Published in The Tangerine, The Stinging Fly, Banshee and Winter Papers, Louise's food writing has been carried in The Guardian and Irish Times, and her short scripts broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4.

For more details click below; to register email alumni@qub.ac.uk

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 21 
MAY

 

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY ASSOCIATION LONDON (QUAL): Annual Golf Day

The QUAL Annual Golf Day will take place at Beaconsfield Golf Club on Friday 21 May, with the 1st tee reserved from 10.15am. 

To learn more about QUAL (including how to join the Association) or for further details of the 2021 QUAL Outing, click below.   

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 7 
JUN

 

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY ASSOCIATION LONDON (QUAL): President's Drinks Reception

The 2021 QUAL President's Drinks Reception returns to the Hurlingham Club, London on Monday 7 June 2021 (Covid-19 permitting). Full details, including how to book your place will be emailed to members in due course. 

To learn more about QUAL (including how to join the Association) or for further details of this and future events, click below.   

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 1 
JUL

 

HOLD THE DATE - SEAMUS HEANEY CENTRE BOOK CLUB SERIES: In conversation - Kelly McCaughrain & Sam Thompson

Kelly McCaughrain, Children's Writing Fellow for NI, will be in discussion with novelist and lecturer at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Sam Thompson.

For more details click below; to register email alumni@qub.ac.uk

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Do you live outside of NI?
If you or your children studied at Queen’s but now work outside of NI (or if your children chose to study outside of Northern Ireland), Pivotal, the new public policy think tank would like to learn more about the factors affecting those decisions.

There are two phases of this study, the first phase is aimed at young people from NI currently studying elsewhere. Please click here to complete a short survey. The second phase aims to speak with professionals from NI working elsewhere to understand their motivations for living and working outside of NI. Please click here for details or contact ben@pivotalppf.org if you’d like to take part in this phase of the study. The research aims to develop evidence to influence future policies in NI. More information about the study can be found here.

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