Dr Sindy Joyce is graduated with a doctorate in sociology.
Students and graduates who did not receive full SUSI grants have been informed of their outstanding fees.
The project, Charm EU, will take an interdisciplinary approach to global issues.
Minister Joe McHugh announced an extra €1 million funding for the Student Assistance Fund.
Irish students studying in the UK will continue to pay the current fee rate in 2019/20.
In an open letter, the UK government was urged to extend same-sex marriage legislation to Northern Ireland.
Rooney becomes the youngest-ever winner of the prestigious award, and enters the running for the Costa Book of the Year.
Take Back the City, the housing group affiliated with Take Back Trinity, also features on the list.
In a statement, the College said it was "deeply saddened" after a 26-year-old Trinity student, Anand Goel, died at the cliffs while taking a photo.
More than 100 students have signed a letter criticising the impact on students of the Trinity Education Project.