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The Pros and Cons of Fitness Apps

Dr Eoin Whelan, of the Agile and Open Innovation cluster, has led a new study which examines how fitness apps can affect the wellbeing of users, both positively and negatively. Read more: RTÉ Today FM Irish Health News Irish Tech News Run Ireland Listen: RTÉ Radio 1 Drivetime (@ 2.26.40)

Business Post – Suu Kyi has made herself the face of a murderous regime

Whitaker Institute member Professor Ray Murphy, of the Conflict, Humanitarianism and Security cluster, has written a new article for the Business Post. The article looks at Myanmar’s leader’s decision to appear at the International Court of Justice where there is a three day hearing to consider genocide charges against her country. Read more here.

Whitaker Members Form New Entrepreneurial Masterclasses

Whitaker Institute members Professor Esther Tippmann and Professor Jonathan Levie have teamed up with the Galway Technology Centre to offer emerging tech companies a masterclass in scaling. Read more about it in Silicon Republic.

Celebrating 10 years of Marine Economics and Policy Research at NUI Galway

The 10th Annual Marine Economics and Policy Research Symposium was held on Thursday and Friday the 28th and 29th of November at the Marine Institute in Oranmore. Organised each year by the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) of the Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway, with the support of the Marine Institute, the one and a half… | Read on »

Professor Kate Kenny Presents Research on Whistleblowing

Work, Organizations and Society leader, Professor Kate Kenny has participated in a number of events recently showcasing the research she has undertaken on Whistleblowing. On 21st November, Professor Kenny was invited to be a panellist at the Transparency International Ireland Conference on Integrity at Work in Dublin. Transparency International Ireland’s Integrity at Work Conference 2019 brought… | Read on »

Writers’ Retreat – December 2nd-4th

The Whitaker Writers’ Retreat ran from 2-4 December this year. Over twenty staff from the Whitaker and Moore Institutes signed up to spend some protected time away from the office working on a publication. Most who were on the retreat were working on journal articles and substantial progress was made with many people reporting completed… | Read on »

Ethics in the Last (and Next) Financial Crisis

On 25 November, the Whitaker Institute was delighted to host a seminar with Professor Richard Bowen from the University of Texas at Dallas. Professor Bowen was a business chief underwriter at Citigroup who discovered that billions of dollars annually of defective mortgages were being sold to investors in securitizations as quality mortgages. He provided evidence to… | Read on »

The Wire – Saving the Economy from Development

Whitaker Institute member Dr Srinivasan Raghavendran, of the Macroeconomics and Finance research cluster, has penned a new article for The Wire. The article explores negative developments in the Indian economy and the need for change. Read more here.