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Reminiscences of Daniel O. O'Hare : oral history, 2005.

Creator: O'Hare, Daniel O., 1942-
Project: Atlantic Philanthropies Oral History Project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript 251 pages sound recordings 10 CD-ROMs (125; 160; 161; 38 min.)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

President, Dublin City University.

Scope and Contents

Childhood in Dundark County, Ireland; family background; childhood education, science curriculum; B.S. in chemistry, University College Galway, 1963; Ph.D. in chemistry, St. Andrew's University, Scotland, 1967; post-doctorate fellowship at Michigan State University, impressions of American university life; college life/experience; work experience: founding director of Regional Technical College, Letterkenny, 1970; director of Regional Technical College, Waterford, 1974-1977; founding director/president of National Institute of Higher Education [NIHE] Dublin [renamed Dublin City University], 1977-1999; founding of Regional Technical College, Letterkenny [renamed Letterkenny Institute of Technology], 1970; founding of NIHE Dublin, 1980; reflections on the development of higher education in Ireland from 1970 onward and its role in Ireland's economy; fundraising efforts and responsibilities as university president for NIHE Dublin; establishment of Dublin City University Educational Trust; reflections on university fundraising and the role of government and private industry in financing higher education in Ireland; comparisons to and influence of the U.S. model of higher education on Irish higher education; reflections on the Atlantic Philanthropies' [AP] administration, its anonymity policy, and AP's contributions to NIHE Dublin and to Irish higher education; bricks and mortar projects, funding for campus expansion; creation and funding of the Irish Center for Talented Youth; university strategic planning efforts; creation of the Program for Research in Third Level Institutes; relationship with Charles F. Feeney and John R. Healy.


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Copyright held by: The Trustees of Columbia University of the City of New York and The Atlantic Philanthropies, 2007.

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