2007 Press Releases

21.12.2006 Governing Body of UCC appoints incoming UCC President
08.01.2007 Internationally-Renowned Poet to deliver Annual Yeats Lecture at UCC
09.01.2007 "Whence and Whither the Weather? - The World's Changing Climate"
12.01.2007 UCC Commerce Conference 2007 Celebrates 25th Silver Jubilee
15.01.2007 University College Cork (UCC) launches DVD for second level students
16.01.2007 AONTAS Festival - "Celebrating Lifelong Learning in UCC"
19.01.2007 Dr Deirdre Madden, BL to chair Commission on Patient Safety and Quality Assurance
19.01.2007 The Cork School of Medicine: A History by Professor Denis O'Sullivan
19.01.2007 MEng Accreditation for UCC's BEng Process & Chemical Engineering Degree by IChemE
19.01.2007 "The Nuclear Power Debate; Fact and Fiction", Public Lecture
23.01.2007 National Elec Eng Quiz, 27 January
24.01.2007 IBEC presents Export Orientation Programme (EOP) to UCC language students
23.01.2007 UCC Lecture to honour Folklorist
25.01.2007 Succeeding Generations - UCC Seminar, 31 January
25.01.2007 "Renewable Energy - Can it Make a Significant Contribution to Ireland's Energy needs?"
25.01.2007 What Food can Teach Us - Public Forum, 30 January
25.01.2007 Award winning catalogues for Boole Library, UCC
26.01.2007 Launch of Association of Research Contract Staff (ARCS) - UCC
26.01.2007 UCC selected by the Carnegie Foundation for New Programme to Improve Graduate Education
30.01.2007 Graduate Entry Programmes in Medicine - Announcement by Minister
30.01.2007 UCC's Careers Service hosts the 2007 Postgraduate Studies Exhibition
31.01.2007 Cork Students Win Top Prize in National Elec Engineering Quiz
01.02.2007 International Aid Worker to deliver lecture at UCC, 9 February
05.02.2007 "Cancer Facts and Fables" - UCC Public Lecture, 7 February
05.02.2007 Trade Ethics Consultant for UCC Leadership Programme
02.02.2007 Computing: Is the answer in the quantum world?, 15 February
06.02.2007 "The Effects of Exposure to Low Level Ionising Radiation" - Public Lecture, 14 February
06.02.2007 UCC hosts Public Lecture on World Art & Contemporary Art History, 15 February
06.02.2007 University College Cork (UCC) launches Programme to Train Professional Planners
07.02.2007 China - Life in the Middle Kingdom - Public Lecture Series
08.02.2007 UCC student awarded medal for first place in Leaving Cert Physics
15.02.2007 The Search for Ireland's Giant Turtles - BBC Documentary, 18 February
15.02.2007 "Ireland in the Second Half of the Age of Oil" - Public Lecture at UCC, 21 February
16.02.2007 International Cultures Week at UCC - 20-22 February
19.02.2007 Cool Waters Wins Best Irish Cover Design
19.02.2007 UCC Celebrates Year of the Golden Pig , 19 February
22.02.2007 "Autism and the Battle of the Sexes", Public Lecture
22.02.2007 Inaugural Lecture Series at UCC
22.02.2007 Launch of the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights at UCC, 27 February
26.02.2007 Evening Law Degree (BCL) at UCC - Information Session
26.02.2007 Learning Partnerships for Social Inclusion: Major New UCC Study
27.02.2007 Proud Day for UCC Students and Graduates at Annual Prizegiving Ceremony
27.02.2007 Calling Contract Researchers at UCC
28.02.2007 Mercy University Hospital (MUH) first in Cork with Prescriber's Guide!
01.03.2007 Presentation on Car Sharing Scheme in Cork City, 6 March
01.03.2007 Exciting Initiative for Speciality Food Producers at University College Cork (UCC)
01.03.2007 Pathway to Healthier Lifestyle for UCC Staff
02.03.2007 CELTFEST '07 at UCC, 5-8 March
02.03.2007 "Animal Venom" - Public Lecture, 7 March
06.03.2007 Debating the Big Issues - Public Lecture by Senator David Norris
06.03.2007 UCC Students to represent Ireland at US Conference
06.03.2007 Launch of SCENARIO - New Applied Drama and Theatre Journal
08.03.2007 Launch of Cork Online Law Review
08.03.2007 "Eyes or Ears? On Science's Sense of the Divine" - Public Lecture, 14 March
08.03.2007 The Year of the Golden Pig - Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection
08.03.2007 The President's Presentation to staff of UCC
09.03.2007 Electrical Engineering Open Day 2007, 23 March
13.03.2007 Offer An Opinion on Irish Competitiveness
13.03.2007 Public Consultations on Law Reform, 30 April
13.03.2007 UCC hosts Public Lecture on Modern Architecture and Contemporary Art History
20.03.2007 Ronan Daly Jermyn Supports Business Law Scholarship at UCC
20.03.2007 "Life, Consciousness and Gaia: Reflections on the Work of James Lovelock"
21.03.2007 Launch of Bridging the Gap 2006 Report, 20 March
21.03.2007 Public debate on the French presidential election 2007
22.03.2007 UCC's Centre for Adult Continuing Education hosts Open Evening, 28 March
22.03.2007 "Eugenics: From Social Policy to Race Cleansing Under the Third Reich", Public Lecture
23.03.2007 Future Directions for Youth Work in Ireland - UCC Seminar
26.03.2007 Open Day at UCC - 20 April 2007
27.03.2007 William C. Haines Dairy Science Award for Professor Paul Ross
27.03.2007 Science For All Competition, 4 April
28.03.2007 Cork Campus Radio 97.4FM wins Oxygen S-Media Award
28.03.2007 Launch of three new China Programmes at University College Cork (UCC)
28.03.2007 Dermot Gleeson Appointed Chairman of UCC's Governing Body
05.04.2007 €8.5 Million Boost to Knowledge Economy announced at UCC
16.04.2007 Prestigious Award for UCC Scholar
17.04.2007 Gastroenterologists gather in Killarney for Bi-annual Conference
19.04.2007 Access Programme Easter School, 23-27 April
19.04.2007 The future of Coastal Management - UCC Conference
23.04.2007 Students WISE up at University College Cork (UCC)
23.04.2007 Public Lecture on German Art & Modernism at UCC, 2 May
23.04.2007 Conference on Criminal Justice and Human Rights at UCC, 3 May
24.04.2007 Minister for Foreign Affairs launches University College Cork (UCC) degree
26.04.2007 UCC Sports Star Awards 2006/2007
27.04.2007 'Design for All' Competition: Electrical and Electronic Engineering students win the top prize
30.04.2007 Leading Academic to deliver Public Lecture at UCC
30.04.2007 Acclaimed Mexican Poets Visit UCC
30.04.2007 UCC marks the 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome
01.05.2007 Exciting opportunities for UCC's BSc Government Degree Students
01.05.2007 Revision Course for Leaving Certificate Chemistry Students
02.05.2007 UCC Hosts Conference on Criminal Justice and Human Rights
02.05.2007 World leaders in Coastal Governance convene in UCC
08.05.2007 Success for UCC in "Irish Universities Promoting Science" Postgraduate Competition
08.05.2007 Eminent Academic addresses Southern Radiological Society Meeting
08.05.2007 Forensic Radiography Conference at UCC
09.05.2007 €1.7million Grant for Obstetrics and Gynaecological Research Project
09.05.2007 Salters' Festival of Chemistry at University College Cork (UCC)
09.05.2007 Publication by UCC academics examines social movement activity in Ireland
10.05.2007 Schools Competition at UCC Promotes History Awareness
10.05.2007 Crystal Dáil-gazing: 2007 General Election prediction competition
14.05.2007 UCC Students Raise €20,000 in Support of the Rose Project
14.05.2007 Funding for UCC's Health Services Research PhD Scholar Programme
15.05.2007 Codes and Cryptography - UCC Workshop
16.05.2007 Irish Companies to benefit from UCC Initiative
17.05.2007 UCC launches its Irish Language Scheme, 17 May
18.05.2007 Social Work Development Unit (SWDU) launched at UCC
18.05.2007 Art, Religion and Science - One World: Three Perspectives - UCC Conference
21.05.2007 Professor Denis Lucey to join Irish Aid Hunger Task Force
22.05.2007 "Entrepreneurship, New Stakes, New Behaviours" - International Conference
22.05.2007 Writer, Frank O'Connor goes online
22.05.2007 Focus on Health - straight from the gut
23.05.2007 Skills @ Work Programme for second-level students at UCC
25.05.2007 "Inventors Grow in Schools" - novel initiative by UCC's Process & Chemical Engineering Department
25.05.2007 HONORARY CONFERRINGS 2007 - University College Cork
25.05.2007 UCC to host International China Conference , June 6th-8th
31.05.2007 Scoláireacht Uí Ríordáin 2007
31.05.2007 UCC to host the inaugural seminar of the Forum for the Co-operative Movement in Ireland
31.05.2007 New Members of Royal Irish Academy Enrolled
31.05.2007 Mothering Issues to be addressed at UCC Conference, June 9th
05.06.2007 Bridging the Gap 2007 Showcase
11.06.2007 Adjunct Professor Judge Bryan McMahon Appointed Judge of the High Court
14.06.2007 Combating infectious disease with probiotics
19.06.2007 As We See It: Pupils of St Patrick's Girls School Learn to See
19.06.2007 Exciting Initiative for Speciality Food Producers at University College Cork (UCC)
21.06.2007 First graduates of new degree programmes conferred at UCC, June 21st
22.06.2007 Summer Conferrings at UCC, June 22nd
UCC cleans up in anti-litter league
26.06.2007

University College Cork (UCC) has achieved the status of cleanest third level campus in Ireland according to new league tables published by Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL).
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Schering-Plough (Brinny) Co. makes donation to UCC's School of Pharmacy
26.06.2007

Through a generous donation from Schering-Plough (Brinny) Co., the research laboratory of the Clinical Practice Group in UCC's School of Pharmacy has been equipped. The equipment includes two HPLC systems and ancillary support materials and equipment.
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€50m Investment To Create 170 new jobs in Tyndall National Institute
29.06.2007

The Tyndall National Institute, Ireland's largest Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Research Centre, is to create 170 additional research positions as a result of a €50 million expansion programme.
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Architectural Award for UCC's Environmental Research Institute
26.06.2007

UCC's Environmental Research Institute (ERI) has been honoured with an award for architectural excellence by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).  The Award is one of thirteen RIBA European Awards announced by the RIBA.
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Transatlantic Studies Association Annual Conference at UCC
03.07.2007

Over 130 speakers from all over Europe, the United States, Canada and Australia will gather at UCC next week (July 9th-12th) for the Transatlantic Studies Association's annual conference.
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Multimedia Innovation Network launched at UCC
03.07.2007

In response to the growing number of multimedia companies in the greater Cork area, the Technology Transfer Initiative (TTI) at UCC and the Computer Science Department, UCC are launching an innovative networking initiative on Thursday, July 5th.
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Spectacular Exhibitions Open at Gluckman
05.07.2007

This evening (July 5th 2007) will see the opening of two new exhibitions at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery. Gerhard Richter: Survey and Overtake, curated by RenŽ Zechlin and Matt Packer.
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UCC hosts International Association for Counselling Conference
05.07.2007

The Counselling and Health Studies Unit, UCC is pleased to host the 2007 International Association for Counselling (IAC) conference which runs from July 9th-13th.
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Science Puppets visit UCC!
05.07.2007

Primary school teachers attending a summer school in UCC were recently introduced to a highly successful and innovative way of teaching science to young children with the aid of puppets.
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UCC Law Faculty hosts e-Law Summer Institute
11.07.2007

From July 9th to August 3rd 2007, the Faculty of Law, UCC, in cooperation with Franklin Pierce Law Centre in New Hampshire, are hosting the third annual e-Law Summer Institute (eLSI).
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The Future for the Rural Economy – UCC Conference
13.07.2007

Planning a vibrant rural economy in the 21st century will be the focus for discussion at the International Farm Management Association (IFMA) World Congress taking place in UCC next week.
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SFI-funded scientists at UCC publish research on evolution of imprinted plant genes in top scientific journal
19.07.2007

Exciting new research findings on the evolution of imprinted genes conducted by SFI-funded scientist Dr Charles Spillane and his PhD student Sylvia Laoueille-Duprat have just been published in the world's top scientific journal Nature.
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Paul B Beeson Fellowship awarded to Dr Patricia Kearney
24.07.2007

UCC graduate, Dr Patricia Kearney has been awarded The Paul Beeson Fellowship to become the first ever recipient of the award outside of the United States of America (USA).
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Henry Ford & Son, Limited to support the 2007 UCC Alumni Achievement Awards
24.07.2007

Henry Ford & Son, Limited will continue their support of University College Cork’s (UCC’s) annual Alumni Achievement Awards by sponsoring the 2007 Awards Programme.
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Marine Scientists research giant turtle found dead in Irish Waters
25.07.2007

Scientists at UCC believe that the death of the turtle found off Ballycotton was caused by the turtle mistaking a plastic bag for jellyfish. UCC Marine Scientists, Dr Tom Doyle and Luke Harmon are conducting research into a leatherback turtle found dead in Irish waters on July 24th 2007.

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Cork scientists research new treatment to combat bowel infection among the elderly
26.07.2007

Scientists at the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC), based in University College Cork (UCC) and Teagasc's Moorepark Food Research Centre, are researching a new treatment to combat the increasing incidences of hospital acquired diarrhoea which has become a major problem in hospitals, nursing homes and facilities for the elderly.
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Films of UCC Faculty of Science Public Lectures
02.08.2007

The Faculty of Science at UCC runs an Annual Public Lecture Series organised by Professor William Reville, Public Awareness of Science Officer at UCC and Irish Times Columnist.

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A taste of UREKA for International Students at UCC
03.08.2007

This summer sees 58 science and engineering students from around the world taking part in research projects in UCC through the Undergraduate Research Experience & Knowledge Award (UREKA) programme.
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First MSc Students Graduate from Joint UCC-Ethiopia Programme
03.08.2007

UCC's Department of Food Business & Development has in the past two years developed a unique MSc programme in Rural Development jointly with Mekelle University in Ethiopia.
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Glucksman Gallery Celebrates 200,000 Visitors
09.08.2007

Lewis Glucksman Gallery celebrates 200,000 visitors with the announcement of more tours.
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Appointment for UCC Academic
15.08.2007

Dr Peter Herrmann has been invited as Academic Advisor of the Social Policy Research Centre, National Taiwan University.
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UCC research team to lead programme for cancer drug development
15.08.2007

Professor Anita Maguire, Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Director of the Analytical and Biological Chemistry Research Facilty (ABCRF) at UCC is to lead a research team for the development of a new cancer drug.

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RE/MAX, Cork & County Auctioneers to further support research in UCC's History Department
20.08.2007

Mr Joseph Carey, Managing Director RE/MAX Cork & County auctioneers, recently announced his continued sponsorship of the MultiText Project in History - Phase IV (2007-2009).
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Earnshaw Prize for UCC Graduate
20.08.2007

Each year the Institute of Physics in Ireland (IoPI) awards the Earnshaw Prize to the undergraduate student who presents the best final year physics project in Irish third level institutions.
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UCC Climb to 4th in World Universities Debating Rankings
21.08.2007

Following the recent European Universities Debating Championships, University College Cork (UCC) has climbed to 4th in the newly released world rankings, behind only the illustrious institutions of Oxford University, Cambridge University and the University of St Andrews.
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UCC's Classics Department hosts Ancient Novel Conference
22.08.2007

Exploring the reception of earlier Greek and Roman literature in the ancient novels and the way in which reception shapes the novels' content, structure and style is the subject for discussion at a KYKNOS conference to be held in UCC next week.
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UCC/Campbell Informatics announce Innovation Grant
30.08.2007

UCC's School of Pharmacy and Campbell Informatics have entered into a 2-year EI-sponsored Innovative Partnership Project, effective August 2007.
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UCC hosts Colloquium on Innovation in Construction
03.09.2007

UCC's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will host a colloquium on "Innovation in Construction" on Friday, September 7th (http://zuse.ucc.ie/colloquium).
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Chewing Gum Study at UCC to create cleaner environment
03.09.2007

We find it on chairs, stuck under desks, on pavements or stuck to our shoes.  Chewing gum is sticky - and it does not degrade readily.  This leads to increased cleaning costs for our local authorities.
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Giant sunfish satellite tagged for first time in Irish & UK waters
03.09.2007

A team of international scientists have succeeded in satellite tagging two ocean sunfish off the coast of Dingle. Dr Tom Doyle, Coastal and Marine Resource Centre, UCC together with Dr John Houghton of the University of Wales Swansea and other researchers from both Wales and Germany spent over two weeks studying the movements of sunfish off Smerwick harbour on the Dingle peninsula in Co. Kerry.
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International Symposium at University College Cork (UCC) to address high incidence of Coeliac disease (CD)
04.09.2007

Recent studies have shown that 1 in 100 people suffer from Coeliac disease (CD) worldwide. Such a rate establishes CD as one of the most common food intolerances and CD is more common in Ireland than anywhere else in the world.
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UCC hosts Society for Social Medicine Conference
06.09.2007

UCC's  Department of Epidemiology and Public Health hosts the joint meeting of the Society for Social Medicine and the International Epidemiological Association (European Federation) from September 12th-14th in UCC. 

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Conferring Ceremonies at University College Cork (UCC) - September 10th 2007
10.09.2007

Almost 500 students graduated today (September 10th 2007) on the first day of UCC's week-long Autumn Conferring Ceremonies.
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Conferring Ceremonies at University College Cork (UCC) - September 11th 2007
11.09.2007

Conferring ceremonies continued today (September 11th 2007) at UCC with 516 undergraduate and postgraduate students graduating from the Colleges of Business & Law and Science, Engineering & Food Science.
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Conferring Ceremonies at University College Cork (UCC) - September 12th 2007
12.09.2007

Conferring ceremonies continued today (September 12th 2007) at UCC with 509 undergraduate and postgraduate students graduating from the College of Science, Engineering & Food Science and College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences.
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UCC Student Wins Industry Microchip Design Award
13.09.2007

Kaveh Hosseini, a PhD student at University College Cork (UCC) and Tyndall National Institute, has been awarded the inaugural Outstanding Research Publication Award for doctoral students by the Microelectronic Industry Design Association (MIDAS Ireland).  

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Conferring Ceremonies at University College Cork (UCC) - September 13th 2007
13.09.2007

Conferring ceremonies continued today (September 13th 2007) at UCC with 515 undergraduate students graduating from the College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences.

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UCC's Centre for Adult Continuing Education presents short courses programme for 2007/2008
13.09.2007

The Centre for Adult Continuing Education is pleased to present a newly augmented range of short courses for the academic year 2007/2008.
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UCC hosts Third Irish Family Business Conference
14.09.2007

The Third Irish Family Business Conference, organised by the John C. Kelleher Family Business Centre, UCC, takes place on October 19th, 2007 in Hayfield Manor Hotel.
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UCC Orientation 2007
14.09.2007

University College Cork (UCC) hosts Orientation 2007 for First Year students from September 17th-21st 2007.
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Conferring Ceremonies at University College Cork - September 14th 2007
14.09.2007

Conferring ceremonies concluded today (September 14th 2007) at UCC with 463 undergraduate and postgraduate students graduating from the College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences.
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Instituto Cervantes Examining Centre for UCC's Department of Hispanic Studies
17.09.2007

The Department of Hispanic Studies at UCC is delighted to announce that it has recently expanded its academic role by becoming the Examining Centre in Cork for the Instituto Cervantes.
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Joint UCC/CIT Conference on Wireless Networking
17.09.2007

A major international conference on mobile and wireless networking will be jointly hosted in Cork by UCC and CIT from September 19th to 21st.
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University College Cork (UCC) leads the way in Energy Engineering
18.09.2007

UCC today (September 18th 2007) became the first Irish university to offer a specialised course in Energy Engineering when Mr Eamon Ryan, Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources launched the new BE Degree in Energy Engineering.
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IT Building Technology the way forward - UCC Conference
19.09.2007

How Information Technology (IT) can make buildings smarter was among the topics for discussion at the recent colloquium on "Innovation in Construction" hosted by UCC's Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.
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UCC Academic Awarded €1.65m for eye disease research
20.09.2007

Professor Tom Cotter of UCC’s Biochemistry Department has been awarded €1.65m for research into eye disease.
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Beaufort Award in Fish Genetics for UCC Academic
21.09.2007

Professor Tom Cross, Department of Zoology, Ecology and Plant Science UCC was this week (September 19th 2007) presented with a Beaufort award in Fish Population Genetics.

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Beaufort Award in Fisheries Management for UCC Academics
21.09.2007

Valerie Cummins, Director of the Coastal and Marine Resources Centre (CMRC), UCC and Professor Gavin Burnell, Director of the Aquaculture and Fisheries Development Centre (AFDC), UCC were this week (September 19th 2007) presented with a Beaufort award for research into an ecosystems approach to fisheries management.
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UCC Seminar to examine financial exclusion and overindebtedness in Ireland
24.09.2007

"Issues in financial exclusion and overindebtedness in Ireland: Current and Recent Research" is the title of a one-day seminar being organised by the Centre for Co-operative Studies, UCC.
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Presentation of Adult Continuing Education Awards at UCC
04.10.2007

The Centre for Adult Continuing Education, UCC will present awards to the 1,000 adult learners who have successfully completed Adult Continuing Education Certificates and Diplomas at an award ceremony this week-end.
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UCC's School of Pharmacy launches two-year distance learning postgraduate course
04.10.2007

UCC's School of Pharmacy has announced the launch of a two-year distance learning Masters in Pharmaceutical Technology and Quality systems.

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Open Day at UCC - October 13th 2007
04.10.2007

UCC's Open Day for Schools will take place on Saturday, October 13th from 10am to 3.30pm.
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Innovation in Medical Science - UCC Conference
08.10.2007

The future of medicine is one of the topics for discussion at a major UCC conference taking place on Friday next, October 12th at UCC.  The Conference, hosted by the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC), is part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of Mercy University Hospital (MUH).  Over 150 participants are expected to hear presentations by key national and international speakers.
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SEÁN Ó RÍORDÁIN: TAR ÉIS A BHÁIS - Léachtaí cuimhneacháin
09.10.2007

Sraith de chainteanna atá á heagrú ag Roinn na Nua-Ghaeilge i gColáiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh i gcomhar le Raidió na Gaeltachta agus ag Comhairle Chontae Chorcaí i gcuimhne ar an bhfile Seán Ó Ríordáin a fuair bás tríocha bliain ó shin.
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Chinese Film Series at UCC
09.10.2007

Nine award-winning Chinese films will be shown at UCC by the Institute of Chinese Studies, one every Wednesday, starting on October 10th.

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"Where Finbarr Taught" - new book by John A. Murphy launched at UCC
11.10.2007


Where Finbarr Taught:  A Concise History of Queen's/University College Cork 1845-2006 spans the history of  University College Cork (UCC) from 1845 to 2006. Written by John A. Murphy, this authoritative and engaging history of the University over a 161-year period, examines fresh aspects of a familiar and much loved campus.
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Glucksman Gallery celebrates its third birthday by becoming one of the 1001 Buildings to visit before you die!
12.10.2007

The award-winning Lewis Glucksman Gallery today (Friday, October 12th 2007) celebrates its third birthday with the announcement that is has been selected as one of 1001 architectural masterpieces worldwide in a forthcoming book by architecture expert, Mark Irving.
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European Year of Equal Opportunities for All - Photography Competition
12.10.2007

The Equality Personnel and the Student Unions in all seven Universities across Ireland have teamed up to hold a photography competition for staff and students (separate categories) to mark the European Year of Equal Opportunities for All.
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The Honourable Justice Carney delivers lecture at UCC
12.10.2007

Adjunct Professor of Law and Judge of the High Court, the Honourable Justice Paul Carney, delivered his second lecture on 'The Role of the Victim in the Criminal Process' to the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights and the Faculty of Law at UCC on Wednesday, October 10th 2007.
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University College Cork (UCC) and Bon Secours Hospital Cork sign a Teaching Agreement
16.10.2007

UCC's College of Medicine and Health and the Bon Secours Hospital Cork signed an Agreement on Thursday, October 11th 2007.
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Writer and Broadcaster, David Crystal to deliver public lecture at UCC
16.10.2007

Well-known writer and broadcaster, David Crystal returns to UCC later this month to give a public lecture on "The Future of Englishes".

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UCC hosts Third Irish Family Business Conference
17.10.2007

Conference delegates from all over Ireland will gather at the Third Irish Family Business Conference on Friday morning next (October 19th 2007). This conference, hosted by UCC's John C. Kelleher Family Business Centre in partnership with Ulster Bank, will address issues relating to the transfer to the next generation.
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UCC Academic Publishes in Prestigious Journal
17.10.2007

Professor Mary McCaffrey, Biochemistry Department, is a co-author on a paper in the current issue of the prestigious journal, Development Cell (Caswell, PT et al., 13, 496-510 (2007).

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Future Trends in Occupational Therapy
18.10.2007

How the quality of life for the elderly can be improved will be the one of the topics for discussion when over 400 delegates, including 130 occupational therapy students from across Europe, gather at UCC today (October 18th 2007).

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Historic UCC/CIT Conferring
22.10.2007

Friday, October 19th 2007 was an historic day for University College Cork (UCC) and the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) as sixteen graduates received their MSc in Biomedical Science parchments in a joint awards ceremony.
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Mental Health and Human Rights – UCC Seminar, 25 October 2007
24.10.2007

Radical changes in the law concerning the rights of patients in mental health centres have been made with the full implementation of the Mental Health Act 2001, the main substance of which came into force on 1st November last.  The topic of mental health and human rights will be the focus for discussion at a seminar in UCC.


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University College Cork to honour celebrated Cork Writer, Frank O’Connor with Annual Lecture Series
25.10.2007

UCC has announced the establishment of an annual lecture series in honour of Cork’s most celebrated writer, Frank O’Connor.
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President Addresses Annual Meeting of Cork Chamber of Commerce
26.10.2007

Dr. Michael Murphy highlighted the significant contribution the University makes to the economic, social and cultural development of the region. He emphasised the crucial importance of partnerships between the University and a broad range of stakeholders in the region.  


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UCC hosts Conference on Child Protection and Welfare Social Work
26.10.2007

A conference on child protection and welfare social work takes place today (Friday, October 26th 2007) in University College Cork. Child protection and welfare is one of the largest sectors of social work practice and it has undergone rapid legislative, policy and practice development over the last fifteen years in a context of greater cultural and ethnic diversity. 

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New President of the Political Studies Association of Ireland
30.10.2007

Professor Neil Collins, Department of Government, UCC has been elected as President of the Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI), the professional body for political scientists, at its recent AGM. 

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Ninth Annual One-day Seminar at UCC
01.11.2007

The combined Departments of Irish at UCC in conjunction with the Irish Texts Society will hold their Ninth Annual One-Day Seminar on Saturday, November 10th at UCC.
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Beyond the country - Perspectives of the land in historic and contemporary art
01.11.2007

Beyond the country has just opened in UCC's Glucksman Gallery.  This exhibition presents historic and contemporary artistic representations of the land.
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Ireland Maintains Rank in International Competitiveness
01.11.2007

Ireland is ranked 22nd in the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) maintaining its performance over recent years. 
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University College Cork (UCC) Wins Two Awards for Conservation and Heritage Projects
01.11.2007

UCC has won two awards in the 2007 Cork City Centre Better Building Awards.
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Memorial Scholarships launched at Presentation of UCC Sports Scholarships 2007/2008
05.11.2007

Two UCC sporting heroes will be honoured today (Monday, November 5th 2007) when Memorial Scholarships in their memory are launched.  UCC students, Jason Foley and Jonathan Herlihy, who died tragically, were at the pinnacle of their sporting careers when they lost their lives.

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American Novelist, Richard Ford, to deliver Inaugural Frank O'Connor Lecture at UCC
07.11.2007

Pulizer Prize Winning Novelist, Richard Ford will deliver the inaugural Frank O'Connor Lecture at UCC on Tuesday next, November 13th at 5pm in Boole II Lecture Theatre.

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Budding Biologists Careers Night at UCC
07.11.2007

Are you a budding biologist who is considering biological science as a career option?  If so, come along to UCC next Monday evening,  November 12th, and hear five graduates describe their different routes to success.

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"International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education" - UCC Conference
07.11.2007

The National Academy for Integrating Research and Teaching and Learning (NAIRTL) together with the Irish Universities Quality Board (IUQB) will host a conference in UCC on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th November 2007.
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UCC students to re-enact Treaty debates
08.11.2007

On Monday, November 12th 2007 the students and staff of UCC will re-enact the Treaty Debates of 1922. Known as "This Treaty", the dramatisation is set in the aftermath of the signing of the Anglo Irish treaty in 1921, which was signed to bring the Irish war of independence to an end.
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Science Week 2007: Surrounded by Science!
08.11.2007

Science Week 2007 runs from November 11th-18th this year with "Surrounded by Science" as its main theme. 
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UCC Security Head Shave for Marymount Hospice
01.11.2007

UCC Security Services shave for charity!  The sponsored headshave, in aid of Marymount Hospice, took place on the UCC campus today (Thursday, November 8th 2007).

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Postgraduate Orthodontic Clinic opened at the Cork University Dental School and Hospital
09.11.2007

The Cork University Dental School and Hospital (CUDSH) will become the first school outside of Dublin to offer recognised specialist orthodontic training with the official opening of the new Postgraduate Orthodontic Clinic.

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UCC hosts International Students' Forum
12.11.2007

The International Education Office, UCC, in conjunction with The Irish Council for International Students (ICOS), is pleased to host "Diverse Voices: International Students in Irish Higher Education" - An International Students' Forum.

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BCL Graduate, James MacGuill Elected President of the Law Society of Ireland
13.11.2007

James MacGuill graduated from UCC with a BCL in 1983 and qualified as a solicitor in 1986.
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Major Boost for UCC Research
13.11.2007

University College Cork (UCC) and the Tyndall National Institute have received €20 million for cutting edge research in a number of key areas.

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Agreement signed for the establishment of the UCC Confucius Institute
14.11.2007

University College Cork (UCC) and Shanghai University have announced the establishment of the UCC Confucius Institute.

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Staf Gebruers Memorial
15.11.2007

To honour the memory of Ireland's first carillonneur, Staf Gebruers, an annual Staf Gebruers Memorial Lecture and Student Award has been established in association with the Department of Music, UCC, and generously sponsored by Cobh man, Tom Jago and his wife Ann.
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BONO attends Irish Hunger Task Force Meeting in UCC
19.11.2007

The second meeting of the Hunger Task Force, launched by the Irish Government in September 2006, took place in UCC on Friday last, November 16th.
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National University of Ireland (NUI) Presentation of Awards
21.11.2007

The Chancellor of the NUI, Dr Garret FitzGerald recently presented the NUI Awards.

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Ireland and Iceland: Small State Connections
21.11.2007

Dr Andrew Cottey of UCC's Department of Government has recently been renewing some quite ancient ties between Ireland and another small state located on Europe's western periphery - Iceland.
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Colby College Academic to lecture at UCC
22.11.2007

Jenny Finney Boylan, Professor of Creative Writing at Colby College in Maine will read from her best-selling memoir "She's Not There" on Tuesday next, November 27th at 12 noon in Boole II Lecture.
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John C. Kelleher Family Business Centre hosts Workshop
22.11.2007

The John C. Kelleher Family Business Centre, UCC will host a Family Business Network Ireland event on Wednesday, December 12th 2007 at 6.30pm in the Council Room at UCC.
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The Fate of the Union - UCC Conference
19.11.2007

As Ireland begins to debate the EU Reform Treaty in advance of next year's referendum, it is becoming clear that a 'no' vote here will halt progress towards 'an ever closer union'.
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Ireland 'Punches Way Above its Weight in the EU' - Forum told
23.11.2007

Several Irish people who have served in leadership roles in the European Union told a session of the National Forum On Europe in UCC  today (Friday, November 23rd 2007) that Ireland has had extraordinary influence in the European Union.
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UCC Law Society hosts Seventh Annual Law Conference
26.11.2007

The Seventh Annual UCC Student Law Society Conference will take place on Thursday, November 29th, in Áras na Mac Léinn, UCC from 10am to 1.30pm.

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Protecting Migrant Children in Ireland: Models of Guardianship - one day conference
27.11.2007

"Protecting Migrant Children in Ireland: Models of Guardianship" is the title of a one-day conference to be hosted by UCC's Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR) and the Irish Refugee Council.

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Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner to visit UCC
26.11.2007

Mr Thomas Hammarberg, Human Rights Commissioner for the Council of Europe, will visit UCC's Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR), Faculty of Law on Wednesday, November 28th.
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Talking Sport
27.11.2007

UCC has announced the launch of a lecture series in Sport.  The first lecture titled "Building Successful Teams" will be delivered by Jack Charlton to an invited audience of UCC staff and community partners this evening, Tuesday, November 27th 2007.

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John de Chastelain to lecture at UCC
03.12.2007

General (retired) John de Chastelain will today Monday (December 3rd 2007) present a lecture to the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR), Faculty of Law, UCC on "Decommissioning and the Northern Ireland Peace Process: 1994-2007."
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UCC to host PhD Scholars Programme in Cancer Biology
29.11.2007

Cancer is a major health issue world-wide and cancer research is a high priority in modern science. UCC has a large interdisciplinary research cluster in cancer that includes investigators from the College of Science Engineering and Food Science and the College of Medicine and Health.
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UCC Security Services present cheque to Marymount Hospice
29.11.2007

A sponsored head shave, by 28 members of the UCC Security Section (including one female member), took place on November 8th in aid of Marymount Hospice.
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Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Workshop - From Ideas to Industry
04.12.2007

The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT), UCC and Enterprise Ireland (EI) are hosting a workshop at UCC tomorrow (Wednesday, December 5th 2007).
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Political Philosopher & Author to lecture at UCC
04.12.2007

John Gray, “one of the world's most prominent political thinkers” (American Political Science Association), will give the inaugural lecture at the MA in Politics Visiting Speaker Series tomorrow (Wednesday December 5th 2007) at UCC.
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Does Politics Matter?
29.11.2007

"Why Politics Matters" is the title of a public lecture to be delivered at UCC by Professor Gerry Stoker whose book: "Why Politics Matters" won the Political Studies Association (PSA) of the UK's prize for the best politics book of 2006.
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UCC welcomes the first SFI-PIYRA funded researcher
07.12.2007

President Mary McAleese recently named Dr Karen Keeshan as one of only four winners of this year’s Science Foundation Ireland-funded President of Ireland Young Researcher Award (PIYRA).
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Distinguished UCC Graduates Honoured
07.12.2007

Outstanding achievers in the fields of arts, the judiciary, business and medicine are to be honoured by UCC at the 2007 Alumni Achievement Awards Ceremony, sponsored by Henry Ford & Son Limited, which takes place this evening (Friday, December 7th 2007) at UCC.
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Launch of "Sexual Violence in Ireland: the criminal justice process - a victim's guide"
10.12.2007

The Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR), UCC announces the launch of "Sexual Violence in Ireland: the criminal justice process - a victim's guide" by Mary Crilly, Director, Sexual Violence Centre, Cork.
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University College Cork (UCC) continues to attract excellent students nationwide
11.12.2007

 "University College Cork continues to attract students of the highest calibre" said UCC President, Dr Michael Murphy when he presented parchments to 73 Entrance Scholarship winners at a special awards ceremony at UCC on Monday, December 10th 2007.
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Winter Conferring Ceremonies at University College Cork (UCC), December 12th 2007
12.12.2007

Winter conferring ceremonies commenced today (December 12th 2007) at UCC with 375 undergraduate and postgraduate students graduating from the College of Business & Law, College of Science, Engineering & Food Science and College of Medicine & Health.

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Winter Conferring Ceremonies at University College Cork (UCC), December 13th 2007
13.12.2007

Winter conferring ceremonies continued today (December 13th 2007) at UCC with 433 undergraduate and postgraduate students graduating from the College of Business & Law and the College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences.
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Visit to UCC by Chinese Delegation
14.12.2007

One of UCC's key strategic partners in China, Beijing Technology and Business University (BTBU), recently visited UCC. The high level delegation was led by BTBU President, Professor Shen Yu, and consisted of three other professors.
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Bursary for UCC Graduate
14.12.2007

UCC graduate, Clare O'Gorman has been presented with a bursary of €2,000 by Centocor Biologics Ireland. Clare, who was conferred with an MSc at the UCC Winter Conferring Ceremonies was awarded the bursary for her high academic achievement in the MSc Biotechnology.

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UCC researchers awarded €2.8 million for research on networked embedded systems
18.12.2007

UCC researchers have been awarded €2.8 million for research on networked embedded systems (NEMBES).
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