DCU to rename half its buildings after inspirational women
Plan being implemented across the Glasnevin, St. Patrick’s College, Mater Dei and All Hallows’ campuses
Dublin City University is set to rename half of its buildings after women, Dr Christine Loscher announced at Inspirefest last week.
As part of the campus redevelopment plans that are being implemented across the Glasnevin, St. Patrick’s College, Mater Dei and All Hallows’ campuses, all of the University’s buildings are to be renamed.
“We’re renaming all of our buildings in DCU because we have a massive campus development plan that we’re going through at the moment, so we’ve decided to rename all of our buildings but 50pc of them will be named after females,” Dr Christine Loscher, Director of DCU’s new Health Technologies Research and Enterprise Hub announced.
The announcement is part of an ongoing process to reflect the character of the university and the activities of faculties, schools and researchers within particular buildings, according to DCU Communications Manager, Gráinne Mooney.
Prior to the renames, many of the University’s buildings had been designated solely by a letter.
Senior Management of DCU consulted over a number of months with faculties and decided on a range of figures with connections to Ireland or DCU in whose honour a number of buildings would be named.
Some buildings have been named and signs went up outside, following planning permission being granted, prior to the announcement.
“While some of the new building names may already be known on campus, there had been no public announcement to this effect,” Mooney explained.
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