- 23 Mar 2017
Professor Peter Kennedy, a world expert in wireless communications, was elected as the 56th President of the Royal Irish Academy recently.
University College Cork has released a video focused on the many connections between its campus and Hogwarts from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, clocking up thousands of views online.
On this date, March 20, in 1957, 75-year-old Éamon de Valera took office as Taoiseach for the final time.
How should a conservative government commemorate a revolution that was crucial to the foundation of the state that it rules?
Donald Trump’s labelling of the media as an “enemy of the American people” has caused a great deal of concern amongst journalists and politicians. Is this merely an exaggerated response to criticism, or is it representative of a dangerous strategy to silence voices of dissent?
Dr David McNulty, a postdoctoral researcher at UCC, is one of just three people from Ireland selected to participate in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau in June.
Simon Coveney, Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government today (February 24) sought the views of students and planning experts on the preparation of a strategic planning and development framework for Ireland between now and 2040 at the Planning Conference, held in the Glucksman Gallery, UCC.
The role of human-induced climate change on recent extreme weather events in Ireland and across the globe will be explored at a UCC talk next week.
Cultural records and perceptions of a landscape dating back 300 years could shape conservation efforts in woodland areas, according to research by scientists at the University of York and UCC.
A book celebrating University College Cork’s proud tradition of teaching and research in food and dairy science has been launched.
An exhibition showcasing work produced by teenagers living in direct provision centres in Cork will be unveiled at The Glucksman tomorrow (February 18).
A UCC researcher has won a prestigious international competition for his work in predicting seizures in the human brain through long-term EEG recordings.
Professor Tony Lewis, a Principal Investigator in MaREI and Professor Emeritus at UCC, has been awarded the Chevalier des Palmes Académiques.
Today FM presenter Matt Cooper and Press Ombudsman, Peter Feeney, are among the speakers set to appear atUCC Journalism Society’s conference this Thursday (February 9).
When I arrived in Ireland last September, alone on my first trip to Europe, I was reminded of how, as a young Muslim girl growing up in the State of Uttar Pradesh in India, I was always discouraged from travelling alone. Using public transport was prohibited because it would have exposed me to public gaze and increased the chances of harassment by strangers. My mobility was curbed for my own safety, I was told.
A portrait of the outgoing UCC President Dr Michael Murphy by the contemporary artist Colin Davidson has been unveiled today (January 20) by Dr Catherine Day, Chair of the Governing Body, UCC.
UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for a maximum wage for Britian’s highest earners, an ostensibly draconian measure necessary to stop the UK becoming a grossly unequal, bargain basement economy.
UCC economist Seamus Coffey has been appointed as the new Chairperson of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council.
A new toolkit using artificial intelligence will help police identify new images of child sexual abuse online and find offenders who present the highest risk to the public, according to a UCC researcher behind the technology.
UCC’s Dr Maria McNamara is one of 12 female academic leaders whose portraits will be the first to hang on the walls of the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin.
UCC and nine other third level colleges have developed studentvolunteer.ie – a world-first, online resource which matches students’ interests with volunteering opportunities.
Cork Cancer Research Centre, based at UCC, announce the launch of a new clinical trial for the treatment of malignant melanoma, aimed at significantly improving patient outcomes.
Fergus Finlay, Barnardos CEO and former political strategist behind Labour campaigns including the one that led to the election of Mary Robinson as President, will be honoured at the UCC Alumni Achievement Awards this evening (November 25).
President Bill Clinton coined the phrase ‘It’s the economy, stupid’. For President-Elect Trump it’s more a case of stupid economics.
Professor Barry O’Sullivan, Director of Insight at UCC, has been named SFI Researcher of the Year, recognising his significant contribution to the Irish research community in his career.
Joanne. The new album title alone has personal significance for Stefani Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga. Joanne is one of her middle names, and comes from an aunt on her father’s side who died of lupus long before Gaga was born. Her aunt Joanne is remembered, too, in the name of Gaga’s dad’s restaurant.
Times have certainly changed since the legendary visit in the eighth century of the poet Anér mac Con Glinne to the monastery of Cork, close to where UCC is located today. As a reward for complaining of the miserly welcome he received, and for composing a satiric poem to that effect, he was beaten, ducked in the river Lee, and condemned to death on the orders of the abbot. Happily he managed to avoid the ultimate punishment, and things improved for him thereafter.
First Brexit, and now President Trump. In years to come, 2016 will be remembered as a watershed moment in the history of democracy. Political pundits shocked and alarmed by Trump’s victory have suggested that it spells the beginning of the end of Western democracy. I believe, instead, that it marks the opening of a new chapter characterised by both enormous risk and possibility.
The second ever performance of Shakespeare’s critically-neglected play Pericles, Prince of Tyre in Ireland, and the first in Munster, is set to take place in Cork, as part of a project led by a UCC lecturer.
With 70-98% of new product launches failing, UCC sensory scientist Dr Maurice O’ Sullivan’s book focused on consumer-led product development has been hailed as “a critical update to the food and beverage sector.”
Back in 2014 Mike Fitzgibbon sent an email to University staff seeking donations to help out with a Christmas Day event for children living in direct provision.The email described the troubled living conditions of the children and the lack of resources, activities or enjoyment in their lives.
The Lewis Glucksman Gallery at UCC and the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University (Broad MSU) have joined forces to present a new exhibition featuring contemporary Irish artists’ visions of Ireland’s changing society and imagined future.
University College Cork (UCC) is poised for strong growth in Chinese student numbers as two of its leading academics this week share their insights on becoming better university teachers in Beijing.
UCC Open Day set to take place this Saturday, October 8, all over campus. For the full schedule and to plan your day in advance, check out the brochure here or see www.ucc.ie/opendays. For further inspiration, UCC Admissions has picked 10 things you could do at the Open Day:
Scientists at the APC Microbiome Institute at UCC have identified an arsenal of new antimicrobials which can kill many harmful bacteria.
The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone TD last week launched week on a consultation with children and young people ‘Healthy Lifestyles Have Your Say: A Consultation with Children and Young People’.
Professor Barry O’Sullivan, Director of Insight at UCC, has been elected as Deputy President of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence (EurAI) at its General Assembly held in The Hague.
The Egyptian Ambassador to Ireland, Soha Gendi, visited UCC to mark the completion of the School of Pharmacy's first Clinical Pharmacy Summer School, organised in association with Future University in Egypt (FUE).
A UCC-led project, the first of its kind of Ireland, has witnessed a team of international archaeologists unearthing evidence of the food people ate in the southeast of Ireland during the Iron Age.
The French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre says ‘we are our choices’ and indeed, it would appear watching the Rio Olympics this week that the International Olympic Committee and the Brazilian government are living very much with consequences of their choices.
Xiufeng Yue has been named UCC’s top Masters graduate in Sustainable Energy by EirGrid.
In the period of uncertainty following the recent UK referendum to leave the European Union, the Irish universities collectively wish to reassure all UK students currently enrolled in an Irish university that they will continue to enjoy the same conditions as other EU students regarding fees and contributions, for the duration of their degree.
Grace Neville, Emeritus Professor of French at UCC, has been named Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur by French Ambassador to Ireland Jean-Pierre Thébault.
Young inventors and entrepreneurs from across Ireland have started a week-long Winners’ Bootcamp at UCC, as part of the Student Enterprise Awards programme.
The stories of the extraordinary Irish women behind the design of the Honan Chapel textiles and their contribution to Ireland’s Arts and Crafts Movement have been largely ignored, according to Virginia Teehan, Director of Cultural Projects at UCC.
The deliberate burial of the graveyard at the prison on Cork’s Spike Island under many metres of earth in the 1860’s erased a dark chapter in the island’s history from memory, a new book by UCC lecturer Dr Barra O’Donnabhain and Cal McCarthy reveals.
Those familiar with the story of Peadar Kearney as author of the Irish anthem could not help regretting that public recognition came so late, according to his grandson Colbert Kearney, Professor Emeritus of English at UCC.
UCC’s MEngSc Information Technology in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (ITinAEC) and MSc Information Systems for Business Performance (ISBP) have both been named Postgraduate Course of the Year, in Engineering and IT, respectively.
As hit TV drama series Vikings returns for a gripping fourth season with Jonathan Rhys Meyers set to join its cast for the fifth, the World-Tree Project will be launched today at UCC, aiming to create the largest online collection about the Vikings.
University College Cork (UCC) scored top marks across the five core areas ranked in the world’s most comprehensive ranking system.
In the run up to St Patrick’s Day, especially in this centenary year commemorating the 1916 Rising, many people in Ireland and around the world will think of the day as a celebration of Ireland, Irish heritage, individual Irishness, national identity and pride.
Every day in Irish hospitals and clinics, decisions are made which have profound impacts on individual lives. Yet, beyond the occasional dramatic case, we have little understanding of how these decisions are made.
Cork’s rise as an entrepreneurial hub has been further boosted with the opening of Blackstone LaunchPad at UCC, one of only three locations in Ireland to host the entrepreneurship programme.
Forty mini companies from 10 schools in the South Cork region have been shortlisted for the regional finals of the South Cork Schools Enterprise Programme, set to take place at UCC’s Devere Hall this Thursday.
The next generation of functional food and feed will be directed towards the microbiome to improve health, drive food production and support a more sustainable agriculture, a workshop hosted by the APC Microbiome Institute (APC) in Brussels heard earlier this week.
The Health Research Board (HRB) has appointed Professor Ella Arensman of UCC and the National Suicide Research Foundation as one of four new Research Leaders.
Psychobiotics will be available within the next five years for treating depression and anxiety disorders, a UCC professor of psychiatry has predicted.
William Shakespeare has long been associated with love. His poem “Venus and Adonis”, about the goddess of love and her ill-fated infatuation with a beautiful youth, was one of the great literary successes of the Tudor era, and the popularity of Romeo and Juliet has helped ‘Romeo’ to become shorthand for a passionate lover or sweetheart.
Author and playwright Pat McCabe will deliver a talk this Wednesday evening on his experience of being sent to live in a mansion on the edge of Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan for a month in 2014, tasked with writing an original television play set in the location.
Researchers and Clinicians from UCC have contributed to the Lancet Stillbirth Series: Ending Preventable Stillbirths, which was recently launched globally.
University College Cork received €8,682,332 or 30% of the €28.8m for funding research infrastructure as announced by Ministers Bruton and English and the SFI today (Tuesday 12 Jan). UCC researchers are leading or involved in eight of the 21 chosen projects.
New research by Dr Tom McDermott of the School of Economics and the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) at UCC, with colleagues from the London School of Economics and Oxford University, has examined the exposure to urban flooding worldwide and whether urban populations respond to large floods by moving to safer areas.
Following the publication (2015) of the report of the Cork Local Government Review Group (CLGRG) chaired by Mr A. Smiddy, UCC President Dr Michael Murphy received approaches from several directions to comment on the report and that of the minority group within the CLGRG - the latter members being UCC connected. President Murphy considered that since there had been no international representative on the CLGRG (in contrast to the usual review processes at UCC on matters of less public interest), it would be appropriate to seek international advice from an acknowledged expert on local authority governance.
Health Minister Simon Harris has launched Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI), Ireland’s first national hub to directly improve treatment and care for patients.
Experts from medicine, nursing and pharmacy gathered in University College Cork for the Future Professional Practice - A Step in the Right Direction symposium, to discuss the use of digital tools to enhance inter-professional learning on clinical and practical placements for students.