One of our colleagues at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, Dr Ray Murphy, has just been honoured by the National Academy for the Integration of Research & Teaching and Learning (NAIRTL) as one of five exemplary teachers who are also innovative researchers in higher education in Ireland. Ray was one of two lecturers at the National University of Ireland, Galway to be so recognised. Those readers of this blog who have studied with Ray don't need me to tell you why he won the award.
Dr James Browne, President of our university, said: “It is very good news that two members of NUI Galway academic staff have been recognised by NAIRTL as exemplary teachers, and for NUI Galway to win two of the five awards is a huge achievement and a testament to the quality of the nominations put forward from this institution. Both Dr Cantillon and Dr Murphy were recipients of our internal awards for teaching excellence in 2006-2007, which recognises the outstanding efforts academic staff make to ensure NUI Galway students receive the highest quality learning experience.”
Congratulations, Ray, for this singular honour.