2008 Press Releases

College of Saint Rose Chamber Singers to perform in UCC's Aula Maxima
04.01.2008

UCC's International Education Office welcomes, from Albany, New York, The College of Saint Rose Chamber Singers for a lunch-time performance in the Aula Maxima on Tuesday next, January 8th at 1.00pm.  Admission is free and all are welcome.
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Stem Cell Research and Cloning: Scientific, Medical and Ethical Issues - Public Lecture
07.01.2008

Obesity, stem cell research, stress, alternative medicine, biodiversity and Alzheimer's Disease are among the topics to be discussed during the 2008 Faculty of Science Public Lecture Series at University College Cork (UCC).
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The benefits of cereal grains - UCC Conference
08.01.2008

Epidemiological studies have shown that regular consumption of whole grains and whole grain cereal products is associated with reduced risks of various types of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancers.
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New Research Facility for Tyndall
08.01.2008

University College Cork (UCC) and Bowen Construction have signed a contract at UCC for construction of a new State of the Art Research Facility for the Tyndall National Institute (Tyndall) which is part of a €50m development of Tyndall at the Lee Maltings, Cork.

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UCC hosts First Public Lecture to celebrate 'International Year of Planet Earth'
09.01.2008

2008 is the UNESCO 'International Year of Planet Earth' (IYPE). The first of many initiatives will be a Public Lecture series taking place around the country.
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Seán Ó Riada Archive at UCC Library - now open to researchers
09.01.2008

Preserved by the Archives Service in Special Collections  of the Boole Library are the papers of Seán Ó Riada the composer and Irish language activist, perhaps best remembered as being the first to blend Irish traditional music with its classical counterpart, most notably in the music which he produced for the film 'Mise Éire'.
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Town Meets Gown at University College Cork (UCC)
14.01.2008

Over 400 guests from the world of business and academia are expected at UCC's "Town Meets Gown" Reception tomorrow, Tuesday, January 15th 2008.

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Minister Eamon Ryan launches major new Ocean Energy initiative
15.01.2008

Energy Minister Eamon Ryan today (January 15th 2008) announced a major programme of activity, grants and supports to develop ocean energy in Ireland. Over €26 million in targeted funding will go to the sector over the next three years.
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UCC Students presented with Munster Council GAA Scholarships
15.01.2008

The Munster Council of the GAA presented fifteen students from UCC with GAA Scholarships on Monday, January 14th 2008.  The scholarships are in addition to the 100 Sports Scholarships presented to UCC students last November.
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New Facility for Early Childhood Studies, UCC launched at Cork City Primary School
16.01.2008

UCC pioneered the recognition of the importance of childhood with the provision of the BA Degree in Early Childhood Studies in 1995.

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Graduate Entry to Medicine in UCC - 2008
16.01.2008

UCC is delighted to announce the introduction of its Graduate Entry to Medicine programme starting in September, 2008.  The UCC Graduate Entry Medicine programme has been developed in conjunction with the Irish Universities Medical Schools Consortium with programmes being introduced also at UCD and NUI Galway.

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UCC Students’ Union hosts Raise and Give Festival
18.01.2008

UCC Students' Union (SU) hosts this year's Raise and Give Festival from January 20th-25th 2008. The aim of the SU RAG is to raise at least €50,000 for children's charities.
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The Theory of Intelligent Design is Fatally Flawed! - Science Public Lecture
18.01.2008

Teleological arguments for the existence of God based on evidence of design in nature have a very long history.  The latest manifestation of this argument is simply called Intelligent Design (ID) and has attracted much attention, particularly in America.

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UCC's Applied Social Studies Department to conduct major youth policy study
18.01.2008

Professor Fred Powell and Martin Geoghegan, Department of Applied Social Studies, UCC have recently been awarded €271,000 to carry out research in the area of youth, youth policy and youth work under the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) Thematic Research Grant programme.
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UCC Public Forum to address Health Issues
21.01.2008

Allergy development, asthma, obesity and diabetes will be the topics for discussion at a Public Forum taking place in UCC's Brookfield Health Science Complex on Tuesday, January 29th.

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Poster to create awareness of Famous Irish Scientists
22.01.2008

The Irish Times, in association with Barry's Tea, has published a wall-poster titled Super Irish Scientists.  The poster content was written by Professor William Reville, Public Awareness of Science Officer at UCC.

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Scientific Study on Teens' Diet announced by Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
24.01.2008

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Mary Coughlan TD, today (January 24th 2008) welcomed the Scientific Study on Teens' Diet, which was presented at a RELAY organised conference in Dublin.
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Official Opening of UCC's Postgraduate Research Library by Minister for Education & Science
24.01.2008

UCC's new €32 million Postgraduate Research Library was officially opened today (January 24th 2008) by the Minister for Education and Science, Ms Mary Hanafin.
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Climate Changes hits UCC campus as Blackbird eggs hatch
25.01.2008

The observation of blackbird nesting in a Christmas tree on the campus shows signs of an early spring.  Today (January 25th 2008) the eggs, which were found in the nest by staff from the Office of Buildings and Estates last week, have hatched into three young Blackbirds.

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UCC's Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights hosts Public Lecture
28.01.2008

On Thursday, January 24th last, the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR) hosted a guest lecture by Professor Andrew Ashworth, Vinerian Professor of English Law at Oxford University. Professor Ashworth spoke on the subject of 'The Pernicious Side of Proportionality: Two Stories in the Hollowing Out of Human Rights'.



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University College Cork (UCC) Receives Grant for Post Graduate Pharmacy Programme
28.01.2008

The School of Pharmacy at University College Cork has announced that it has received a grant of €190,000 over a two year period from United Way International - in collaboration with the Amgen Foundation - to support its newly launched MSc in Pharmaceutical Technology and Quality Systems.

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Science Foundation Ireland Funding Reaches Over €1 Billion in Ireland - Minister Martin Announces €31.2 Million Investment in SFI Equipment Call
29.01.2008

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) announced (January 28th 2008) at a board meeting held in Cork that its research commitments have exceeded €1 billion. 

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New Interactive Science Website for Primary School Students and Teachers launched at UCC by Minister Micheál Martin
29.01.2008

The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Micheál Martin, TD launched a new interactive science website, Microbe Magic at UCC on January 28th 2008.

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Professor Gearóid Ó Crualaoich to deliver the Annual Kevin Danaher Lecture
29.01.2008

Gender, festivals, rituals and calendar  customs will be the topics of the third annual Kevin Danaher Lecture/Léacht Chaoimhín Uí Dhanachair that will be delivered by UCC professor of folklore and ethnology Gearóid Ó Crualaoich.
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NUI Chancellor launches Jennings Gallery at UCC
30.01.2008

Dr Garret FitzGerald, Chancellor of the NUI and former Taoiseach launched the Jennings Gallery at Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC on January 29th 2008.

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UCC's Careers Service hosts the 2008 Postgraduate Studies Exhibition
30.01.2008

The tenth Annual Postgraduate Fair hosted by UCC's Careers Service takes place on Wednesday and Thursday, February 6th and 7th 2008.


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AONTAS Festival - Celebrating Lifelong Learning in University College Cork (UCC)
30.01.2008

UCC and the Centre for Adult Continuing Education at UCC are proud to host a series of events to mark the AONTAS lifelong learning national festival which runs in Ireland from February 4th-8th 2008.
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The Great Debate: "Amateurism and Professionalism in Sport in Ireland"
31.01.2008

A panel consisting of some of Ireland's greatest authorities on sport will come together at UCC on Wednesday, February 6th to debate the issue of amateurism and professionalism in Irish Sport. 

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"Nuclear Fusion - Energy for the Future"
01.02.2008

"Nuclear Fusion - Energy for the Future" is the title of the next lecture of the Faculty of Science Public Lecture Series at UCC on February 6th. In this lecture Professor Mike Mansfield will describe the principles that underlie attempts to harness nuclear fusion as a terrestrial energy source.
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Success for Munster Programming Training Students at the National Programming Olympiad
01.02.2008

The Department of Computer Science at University College Cork (UCC) has been running an outreach programme, the Munster Programming Training (MPT) since 2004 in order to engage secondary school students in working with IT.
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UCC Celebrates Chinese Year of the Rat
04.02.2008

The Year of the Rat begins on Thursday, February 7th 2008 with UCC marking the occasion by hosting a special performance and reception in the Aula Maxima tomorrow, Tuesday, February 5th.
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Minister Micheál Martin launches the Chaplaincy Charity Ball
04.02.2008

The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Micheál Martin, TD launched the Chaplaincy's Annual Charity Ball on Friday last (February 1st 2008). The Ball takes place on Friday next, February 8th in the Silversprings Moran Hotel.
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Licence for new learning channel granted to UCC
04.02.2008

An indigenous national learning channel could be beamed into every home in Ireland by 2010, after the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI) granted a licence to the service.
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Stress in Pregnancy
05.02.2008

Dr Louise Kenny, Senior Lecturer, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, UCC and Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH) is a member of an international team of researchers who have discovered a link between stress in pregnancy and schizophrenia in the resulting offspring.
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"Talking Science" Research Day - February 8th 2008
05.02.2008

UCC's Biochemistry Department will host its first bi-annual Research day on Friday, February 8th in the Multifunctional Hall, Áras na Mac Léinn.

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University College Cork (UCC) offers new Management Course for Community Workers
06.02.2008

A new part-time Masters Degree in Third Sector Management for community and voluntary sector workers is being offered by UCC starting September 2008.

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"Is Biodiversity Threatened by Climate Change?"
07.02.2008

The Millennium Ecosystem Report has said that by the end of the twenty-first century, climate change and its impacts may be the dominant direct driver of biodiversity loss and changes in ecosystem services globally.
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The EU through the Eyes of Asia-the Case of China and Hong Kong
07.02.2008

The Irish Institute of Chinese Studies (UCC) and Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), will co-host a lecture on the topic of 'The EU Through the Eyes of Asia - the Case of China and Hong Kong'.
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Taoiseach lays Foundation Stone for UCC's Information Technology Building
08.02.2008

An Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, TD today (February 8th 2008) laid the foundation stone for UCC's €67 million Information Technology (IT) Building, the single biggest project in the University's €400 million capital development programme.
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The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) launches lecture series
11.02.2008

The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) has launched its inaugural lecture series: IODP DRILLS, the Distinguished Researcher & International Leadership Lecture Series.
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“Getting on Your Nerves: Stress and the Brain – From Disease to Drugs”
18.02.2008

The impact of stress on our daily lives is greater than ever before and therefore stress-related disorders are having a significant impact on the health and well-being of all.

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UCC hosts International Cultures Festival 2008
18.02.2008

International Cultures Festival opens tomorrow (Tuesday, February 19th) at UCC. Organised by Áras na Mac Léinn, in association with the International Education Office, UCC, the festival commences with the official opening by Helen Tauro, Project Manager with the 1,000 Families Exhibition at 1pm in Devere Hall, Student Centre.

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Award for UCC Historian
18.02.2008

Professor Dermot Keogh, Head of the History Department at UCC, has been awarded the Olenin Medal by the Russian National Library at St Petersburg (RNL). The medal was presented  on January 14th 2008 by the Director of the Library, Dr Alexander Zaitsev and by Deputy Director, Dr Vladimir Bukreev at a ceremony attended by 200 people.
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Gay Marriage Debate at UCC
19.02.2008

The 78th Session of the UCC Law Society will be celebrated tomorrow, Wednesday (February 20th) with a debate on the controversial subject of gay marriage.
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Blarney Castle: Its History, Development and Purpose - CUP Publication
20.02.2008

Blarney Castle is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland, with over 300,000 visitors a year, the majority come to kiss the Blarney Stone.
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Centre for Investment Research established in UCC
20.02.2008

A new Centre for Investment Research has been established in UCC. Based in UCC, the research centre is a joint initiative between the Department of Economics and Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems and also involves researchers at Cass Business School (City University, London) and Dublin City University Business School.
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International Criminal Lawyer to deliver lecture at UCC
20.02.2008

The Second Annual Distinguished Lecture on Criminal Justice and Human Rights will be delivered by Judge Navanethem Pillay of the International Criminal Court tomorrow (Thursday, February 21st 2008), 6-7.30pm, Aula Maxima, UCC.
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"Alzheimer's Disease: Progress in Understanding a Complex Brain Disorder
21.02.2008

Alzheimer's is a slowly progressive degenerative disorder of the brain that is the most common cause of dementia as we age. The disease was first described by Alois Alzheimer just over 100 years ago.
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Senator Eoghan Harris to deliver lecture at UCC
21.02.2008

UCC Film Studies, in association with the Department of English, has pleasure in welcoming Senator Eoghan Harris back to his alma mater for a guest lecture on Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch.

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UCC student awarded medal for first place in Leaving Cert Physics
21.02.2008

Every year the Institute of Physics in Ireland presents a medal to the student who comes first in the country in Leaving Cert Physics. This year, the Medal has been awarded to UCC student, Antoinette O'Connor for First Place in Physics in Ireland in Leaving Certificate Examination 2007.

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Launch of MPS Asset Management/UCC Graduate Work Placement Scheme at UCC
22.02.2008

The Italian Ambassador to Ireland, Lucio Alberto Savoia, officially launched a work placement scheme for UCC graduates of Italian with MPS Asset Management Ireland Ltd.

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"Do Legal Advisers matter? - Lessons from the Iraq War"
22.02.2008

UCC's MA in Politics Visiting Speaker Series will host a talk on Monday next, February 25th 2008 by Professor Tony Carty, Professor of Public Law in the University of Aberdeen and the author of Philosophy of International Law.

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Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) Centre is established at UCC
25.02.2008

The Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) is a national standardized test to assess the Chinese language proficiency of non-native speakers (including foreigners, overseas Chinese and students of Chinese national minorities).
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Launch of recent publications by UCC’s Department of Applied Social Studies staff
25.02.2008

The Department of Applied Social Studies, UCC recently held a launch  to celebrate the publications output of its staff over the last 15 months.
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"Extraordinary Lives: Alternative Careers" - Lecture
25.02.2008

UCC Suas Society has pleasure in welcoming Brendan Tuohy and Beni Oburu back to their alma mater for a special "Extraordinary Lives: Alternative Careers" address.
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Proud Day for UCC Students and Graduates at Annual Prizegiving Ceremony
26.02.2008

UCC's top graduate is Diarmuid Early.  The Graduate of the Year was announced at the 2007 Prizegiving Ceremony at UCC yesterday (February 25th 2008) at which 40 undergraduate and postgraduate prizes were presented to 46 prizewinners by Dr Michael Murphy, President, UCC.
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Top Award for UCC at the Irish Institute of Training & Development National Awards
26.02.2008

UCC's Training & Development Unit, Department of Human Resources has won the Public Sector Category Award at the Irish Institute of Training & Development (IITD) National Training Awards.

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Power, Politics and Pharmaceuticals - CUP Publication edited by UCC Academics
26.02.2008

"Power, Politics and Pharmaceuticals: Drug Regulation in Ireland in the Global Context" is the title of a book just published by Cork University Press. The editors, Orla O'Donovan and Kathy Glavanis-Grantham, are lecturers in the Departments of Applied Social Studies and Sociology at UCC.
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“Obesity: A Global Public Health Issue in the 21st Century”
27.02.2008

Latest data indicate that globally there are more overweight and obese individuals than food insecure individuals.  Obesity is primarily related to lifestyle parameters including diet and exercise that affect long term energy balance.

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Warhol at the Glucksman
27.02.2008

The Eternal Now - Warhol and the Factory '63 - '68  exhibition opens today Wednesday (February 27th 2008) at the Glucksman Gallery.
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UCC to host Seminar and Book Launch
28.02.2008

The Departments of Applied Social Studies, Sociology and General Practice, UCC will host a Seminar and Book Launch on Wednesday next, March 5th 2008.
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Living with Sole Superpower - Lecture
28.02.2008

The MA in Politics Visiting Speaker Series is pleased to announce a lecture by Professor Ian Clark, one of the leading scholars in international relations.
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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans (LGBT) Staff Network and website launched at UCC
28.02.2008

Dr Michael Murphy, President, UCC, today (Thursday, February 28th 2008) launched the first formal LGBT staff network in an Irish university.

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€11 million investment for a new clinical research facility in Cork
28.02.2008

The Health Research Board (HRB) and the Health Service Executive (HSE) announced today (February 28th 2008) that they will jointly fund a new Clinical Research Facility in Cork.
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Minister Martin lays Foundation Stone for €50m Tyndall Expansion
04.03.2008

The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Micheál Martin, TD, laid the foundation stone on Friday last (February 29th 2008) for a new laboratory building as part of the €50 million development of Tyndall Institute in Cork.
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Top Maths Students descend on UCC
04.03.2008

Second-level mathematics students from all four provinces gathered at UCC on Saturday last, March 1st for the National Final of Team Math. St Joseph's CBS from Nenagh, Co. Tipperary emerged as winners followed by Castletroy College, Newtown, Limerick in second place.
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Leading French Writer and Government Advisor for UCC Seminar
05.03.2008

Leading French writer, cultural commentator and government advisor on cultural affairs in France, Olivier Poivre d'Arvor, will visit UCC on Friday next, March 7th to conduct a Research Seminar.

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UCC to host Annual Conference of the Irish Student Health Association
05.03.2008

"Fit to work, Fit to play" is the theme of the Annual Conference of the Irish Student Health Association (ISHA) which the Student Health Department at UCC will host on Friday (7th) and Saturday (8th) March.  

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Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food launches €1.1 million initiative on post graduate education in the agri-food sector
05.03.2008

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Mary Coughlan TD, yesterday (March 4th 2008) launched a new initiative in postgraduate education in the agri-food sector.

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Oscailt agus Seoladh Áras Uí Thuama, Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh (COC)
06.03.2008

D'oscail An Dr Micheál Ó Murchú, Uachtarán, Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh, Áras Uí Thuama ar an 5 Márta 2008. Bunaíodh Ionad Cónaithe Gaeilge COC mar chuid de Bhrú na Laoi/Castlewhite Apartments sa bhliain 1993.
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"The Hows and Whys of Cancer"
06.03.2008

Cancer will soon be the leading cause of death in the developed world and will double in incidence in Ireland within the next fifteen years. In the next lecture of the Faculty of Science Public Lecture Series at UCC on Wednesday, March 12th, Professor Rosemary O'Connor will talk about the nature and causes of different cancers.
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Research on Pregnancy Testing begins at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH)
06.03.2008

A research study to develop tests which can be carried out on pregnant women who could be at risk of serious complications in their pregnancy, particularly the life-threatening condition, pre-eclampsia began at CUMH yesterday (Wednesday, March 5th 2008).
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MMS Medical Supports UCC
07.03.2008

MMS Medical are pleased to announce their support for University College Cork's (UCC's) Department of Occupational Therapy by supporting scholarships for a Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DOccT).
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UCC Science Public Lecture Series on Film
07.03.2008

UCC’s Annual Faculty of Science Public Lecture Series is running very successfully again this year.  These lectures are now routinely filmed and are posted for public viewing on the UCC TV section of the UCC website.
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UCC Drama and Theatre Studies students present Howard Barker's "The Possibilities"
10.03.2008

First year students of UCC's Drama and Theatre Studies course present Howard Barker's The Possibilities at the Granary Theatre from March 12th-14th.
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Cork Law firm renews its support for UCC+ Plus Programme
10.03.2008

Ronan Daly Jermyn, one of Ireland's leading law firms recently announced its continued support for University College Cork's UCC+ Plus Programme.
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Eirgrid Prize presented to UCC Student
12.03.2008

UCC student, Beatrice Smyth was the recent winner of the Eirgrid Prize for Best Taught Masters in Sustainable Energy at UCC. Beatrice, a native of Donegal, is currently studying for a PhD in Engineering at UCC.
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"Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Holistic Healing or Noxious Nonsense?"
13.03.2008

"Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Holistic Healing or Noxious Nonsense?" is the title of the next lecture of the Faculty of Science Public Lecture Series at UCC on Wednesday, March 19th.
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Minister for Foreign Affairs delivers lecture “Ireland and the Lisbon Treaty” at UCC
13.03.2008

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dermot Ahern TD was the final guest in this year's MA in Politics Visiting Speaker Series. At a gathering hosted by the History Department and the Politics programme in the Council Room on March 12th 2008, Minister Ahern argued the case for a 'Yes' vote in the upcoming Referendum. 
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UCC MA Drama & Theatre Studies presents "Female Parts"
18.03.2008

UCC MA Drama & Theatre Studies presents "Female Parts" in the Granary Theatre on March 18th, 19th, 20th 2008.
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Major Health Issues to be addressed at Research Conference
18.03.2008

Infection & Immunity and Food & Health will be the focus for discussion at this year's 2nd College of Medicine & Health Joint UCC/Cork University Teaching Hospitals Health Research Day which takes place on Friday, June 6th 2008 in Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork.

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Health Sector to benefit from new postgraduate course at University College Cork (UCC)
18.03.2008

A new postgraduate course to meet the growing demand for health economics graduates in the public, private and non-profit sectors has been established at UCC.
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Local Communities linking with University researchers to find solutions
19.03.2008

What services are required in a rapidly growing suburb of Cork to answer the needs of its residents? What is the level of pollution coming from nearby industry and what are the potential health implications?
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UCC Students to compete in International Client Counselling Competition in Bangalore
19.03.2008

The Law Society of Ireland, Cork will again be represented by two UCC students, trainees Jennifer Keane and Marie Gavin, at the International Final of the Louis M. Brown Client Counselling Competition which takes place in Bangalore, India next month.
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"Genes, Microbes, and Food: New Insights and Human Health Implications"
20.03.2008

"Genes, Microbes, and Food: New Insights and Human Health Implications" is the title of the final lecture of the Faculty of Science Public Lecture Series at UCC on Wednesday, March 26th.
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UCC students depart for China
21.03.2008

UCC yesterday (March 20th 2008) bade farewell to six of its students who are heading to Shanghai to study in China for three months. The group represents the first cohort of postgraduate students from UCC's Irish Institute of Chinese Studies.
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Science for All Competition - UCC students unravel the mystery of science
27.03.2008

Explaining scientific research to a lay audience is the challenge for UCC students taking part in the Grand Final of the fourth annual Science For All Postgraduate Student Public Presentation Competition.
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Bursary for Tyndall National Institute Post Graduate Student
01.04.2008

The 2008 BOC Gases Postgraduate Bursary was presented recently to David Goulding at The Tyndall National Institute, Cork.
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UCC hosts International Conference on Youth Justice
01.04.2008

The Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR) at the Faculty of Law, UCC will host a two-day international conference "Youth Justice 2008: Measuring Compliance with International Standards" on April 3rd and 4th 2008 at UCC.

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UCC's School of Pharmacy hosts the 30th All Ireland Schools of Pharmacy Research Seminar
03.04.2008

UCC's School of Pharmacy will this year host the 30th All-Ireland Schools of Pharmacy Research Seminar on April 3rd-4th.

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Physics Postgraduate Wins Science for All Competition 2008
03.04.2008

Suzanne McEndoo is the winner of the Science for All Postgraduate Public Presentation Competition for 2008. 
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Major International Conference on Childhood and Migration at UCC
03.04.2008

Childhood and Migration is the theme of a major international conference taking place at University College Cork on April 9th-11th 2008.

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Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Employment officially opens UCC Research Centre at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH)
04.04.2008

The first purpose-built, integrated research and clinical centre focusing on women's health and reproduction in Ireland was officially opened today (Friday, April 4th 2008) by Mr Micheál Martin, TD, Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Employment at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH).
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Information Evening for Adult Learners at University College Cork (UCC)
08.04.2008

UCC's Centre for Adult Continuing Education (CACE) will hold an Open Information evening on Thursday next, April 10th 2008 from 6.30-9.00pm in Devere Hall, Student Centre, UCC to launch the Centre's Continuing Education and Professional Courses brochure.

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"Sustainable Community Development in Action" - Public Lecture at UCC
10.04.2008

On Thursday, April 17th, the Centre for Sustainable Livelihoods at UCC, in association with the Irish charity, Friends of Londiani, will host a lecture at UCC titled "Sustainable Community Development in Action."
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US Delegation visits UCC
11.04.2008

UCC President, Dr Michael Murphy, welcomed a delegation from Quinnipiac University, Connecticut today (Friday, April 11th 2008). The delegation, led by Dr John L. Lahey, President of the University, are on a two-day visit to UCC, hosted by UCC's International Education Office.

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Spring Conferring Ceremonies at University College Cork (UCC)
11.04.2008

A new Spring Conferring Ceremony took place at UCC today (Friday, April 11th 2008) for Masters and PhD students.  Some 34 students graduated from the four colleges: Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences; Business & Law; Medicine & Health; Science Engineering & Food Science.
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Launch of the Irish Universities Study
15.04.2008

The President of UCD and IUA, Dr Hugh Brady, today (Tuesday, April 15th 2008) launched the Irish Universities Study.  Using advanced internet survey techniques the longitudinal study will capture key information from undergraduate and postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers in our universities.
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€5 million HRB PhD Programme in Health Services Research launched by Minister for Health and Children
15.04.2008

A €5 million cross-institutional HRB PhD Scholars Programme in Health Services Research was officially launched by the Minister for Health and Children, Mary Harney TD on April 14th 2008.
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Minister Micheál Martin announces €16.4 Million Investment on Sensor Research
16.04.2008

Mr Micheál Martin, TD, Minister for Enterprise Trade and Employment announced on Tuesday, April 15th 2008 the establishment of CLARITY a new Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET).
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WISE Programme & Spring Open Day 2008 at UCC
16.04.2008

Almost 400 female students from all over Ireland are registered for UCC's annual WISE (Women In Science and Engineering) Programme which takes place today and tomorrow, Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th April.
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"The economic impact of high performance work systems on firm performance" - Lecture
17.04.2008

UCC's Department of Management & Marketing will host a talk by Professor Patrick Flood, Professor of Organizational Behaviour, DCU Business School and LInK Research Centre on Monday next, April 21st 2008.
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Debating Science Issues
18.04.2008

The Munster Regional Final of Debating Science Issues, (DSI) took place today (Friday, April 18th 2008)  in Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork.
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"Why the Lisbon Treaty is good for Ireland"
18.04.2008

"The European Treaty is good for Ireland", said the President of the European Commission.  President José Manuel Barroso was visiting UCC today (Friday, April 18th 2008) where he delivered a speech to students and guests.
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War and American Identity - UCC Conference
21.04.2008

A number of outstanding US scholars will convene in UCC on Thursday, April 24th 2008 to present papers on the theme of War and American Identity.
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UCC's Faculty of Law conference examines European environmental law
21.04.2008

The enforcement of European Community environmental law, and in particular European environmental directives, is the focus of a conference taking place at UCC on Thursday next, April 24th 2008.

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How the US can lose the War on Terror
21.04.2008

"How the US can lose the War on Terror" is the title of a public seminar to be held in UCC on Wednesday next, April 23rd. 
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Lisbon Reform Treaty to be discussed at UCC
21.04.2008

On Thursday next, April 24th 2008, UCC will host a plenary sitting of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on European Affairs.
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Leading French Sociologist to deliver lecture at UCC
22.04.2008

Leading French sociologist, Alban Bouvier will deliver a seminar at UCC on Thursday, April 24th. Alban Bouvier is Professor of Sociology and Philosophy of Social Science at the University of Aix-Marseille with strong ties to the Sorbonne and CNRS.

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Utrecht Network Annual Meeting at UCC
22.04.2008

UCC hosted the annual meeting of the Utrecht Network on Friday, April 18th and Saturday, April 19th.  The network consists of thirty members (representing thirty-three European universities) co-operating in the area of internationalisation in the broadest sense of the word.
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Molecular Medicine Ireland launched
23.04.2008

The Presidents of University College Cork, NUI Galway, University College Dublin, the Provost of Trinity College and the Registrar of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, have announced the establishment of a charitable company to coordinate their health research activities.
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Changing Face Opens at Glucksman
23.04.2008

Changing Face which opens tomorrow (April 24th 2008) at the Glucksman, is a video work consisting of a series of sixty-two portraits of young women currently participating in the Glucksman's schools programme, Picturing our World.
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UCC Sports Star Awards 2007/'08
24.04.2008

The 25th Annual UCC Sports Star Awards, in association with Jury's Hotel Cork and The Bank of Ireland UCC, were presented at a function in Jury's Hotel, Western Road last evening, Wednesday, April 23rd 2008.
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Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Director to deliver Annual Boole Lecture in Informatics
24.04.2008

This year's annual Boole Public Lecture will be delivered by SFI Director Professor Fionn Murtagh, a world-leading authority on clustering, data analysis and data mining.
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UCC hosts Seminar on International Human Resource Management
25.04.2008

"Of Infants and Adolescents: Progress and Pessimism in the Development Trajectory of International Human Resource Management" is the title of a seminar to be hosted by UCC's Department of Management & Marketing on Tuesday, April 29th.

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Minister for Integration, Mr Conor Lenihan, TD visits UCC
25.04.2008

UCC President, Dr Michael Murphy today (Friday, April 25th 2008) welcomed the Minister for Integration, Mr Conor Lenihan, TD to UCC.

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New mammal species for Ireland discovered in Barn Owl pellets
28.04.2008

Eagle-eyed post-graduate students, John Lusby, Zoology, Ecology and Plant Science Department, UCC and BirdWatch Ireland and Dave Tosh, Queen's University Belfast, spotted the unfamiliar remains of greater white-toothed shrew Crocidura russula in regurgitated food remains (pellets) of barn owls and kestrels collected at 15 locations in Tipperary and Limerick last autumn and winter.
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Oxford Academic to deliver Annual Yeats Lecture at University College Cork (UCC)
29.04.2008

The sixth annual UCC WB Yeats Lecture will be delivered by Oxford Academic, Professor John Kelly, in UCC on Wednesday, April 30th 2008.
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Ambassador of India to Ireland visits UCC
29.04.2008

UCC's connections with India, past, present and future, were the subjects for discussion during a visit to the University today (Tuesday, April 29th 2008) by His Excellency PS Raghavan, Ambassador of India to Ireland.
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Chinese Language Skills tested at UCC Competition
30.04.2008

Modern Chinese shouldn't be too difficult to learn given that more than one fifth of the world population has successfully mastered that language. For Irish tongues and ears, however, modern Chinese - Mandarin or Putonghua - sounds very, well, strange.
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UCC's Economics Department strengthens links with China
30.04.2008

A teaching team from UCC's Department of Economics recently spent an intensive week in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China teaching students as part of the joint degree programme with the Henan University of Finance and Economics (HUFE).
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UCC's History Department honours its students
01.05.2008

The achievements of UCC's History students, undergraduate and postgraduate, were celebrated at the Department's Annual Prize-giving Ceremony which took place earlier this week.
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UCC hosts Second Annual Postgraduate Conference on Criminal Justice & Human Rights 2008
01.05.2008

The Second Annual Postgraduate Conference on Criminal Justice & Human Rights takes place today (Thursday, May 1st 2008). 

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A first for UCC Physics Postgraduate Student
01.05.2008

Physics Postgraduate, Suzanne McEndoo is this year's winner of the Intervarsity ScienceSpeak Competition. PhD candidates from all seven Irish universities gathered at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) last evening (April 30th 2008) to compete in this national public understanding of science event for a top prize of €1,000.
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Initiative by UCC at Cork Prison
02.05.2008

Inmates at Cork Prison recently completed the first short course on ‘Citizenship and the Law’ delivered at the Prison by the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, Faculty of Law, UCC.

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Minister Martin Announces Four Research Awards under SFI's Maths Initiative
06.05.2008

Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Micheál Martin TD yesterday (May 5th 2008) announced Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funding totalling almost €3million for four new research projects.
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NAIRTL hosts Symposium and launches 2007 Report
06.05.2008

The National Academy for Integration of Research & Teaching & Learning (NAIRTL) hosted a one-day Symposium today (Monday, May 12th 2008).  Mr Batt O'Keeffe, Minister for Education and Science addressed the delegates (see below).

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Salters' Festival of Chemistry at UCC
07.05.2008

UCC's Chemistry Department is today (Wednesday, May 7th 2008) playing host to 92 students from 23 schools in the Munster region at the annual Salters' Festival of Chemistry. Each school is represented by a team of four 11-13 year olds.

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Arts Student presented with Gradam na Gaeilge 2008
08.05.2008

Marie Ní Chríodáin is the recipient of Gradam na Gaeilge 2008 valued at €1,000. A native of Cluain Droichid near Macroom, Co. Cork, Marie is in third year studying Arts. She is the reachtaire of "An Chuallacht", the Irish Language Society in UCC.
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Deputy US Ambassador to Ireland delivers annual Philip Monahan Memorial Lecture
08.05.2008

The 9th annual Philip Monahan Memorial Lecture was recently delivered at UCC by Robert J. Faucher, Deputy US Ambassador to Ireland.
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Minister whets his appetite at UCC!
08.05.2008

Nowadays, numerous varieties of farmhouse cheeses, smoked fish, fresh and specialist meats including charcuterie, poultry and pork products, honey, sauces, condiments, confectionery and fresh organic produce are consumed by the Irish population.
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UCC biochemist develops a new technique for neuroscience research
09.05.2008

A novel technique to genetically manipulate brain cells in mice has just been published in the leading neuroscience journal Nature Neuroscience by Dr Paul Young of UCC's Biochemistry Department.   

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UCC Conference to discuss Child Labour and Child Trafficking Issues
07.05.2008

"Combating Child Trafficking for Labour and Sexual Exploitation" is the title of a one-day conference taking place in UCC on Saturday, May 17th 2008, 9.30am-4.30pm, Boole I Lecture Theatre,  UCC.

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Minister for Foreign Affairs launches Cork Harbour Integrated Management Strategy
09.05.2008

A new approach to coastal management in Cork Harbour was unveiled by Micheál Martin, Minister for Foreign Affairs when he launched a new Management Strategy for the Harbour in Cobh, Co. Cork today (Friday, 9th May 2008).
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UCC Chinese Student is Best in Ireland
12.05.2008

Mr Zhipeng Ye, a third year PhD student in UCC's Department of Microelectronic Engineering, has been honoured by the Chinese Government as the most outstanding Chinese PhD student in Ireland.
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International Gene Therapy Conference to be held at UCC
12.05.2008

The Irish Society for Gene & Cell Therapy 2nd annual conference in association with the British Society for Gene Therapy and the International Society of Cell & Gene Therapy for Cancer, will be held at University College Cork on May 15th-16th 2008.
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Ballincollig Community School victorious at All Ireland Debating Science Issues competition
12.05.2008

Ballincollig Community School (BCS) emerged victorious to become the winners of the first ever Debating Science Issues (DSI) competition on Friday last May 9th at the Science Gallery in Trinity College Dublin.
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St Petersburg delegation visit UCC
13.05.2008

This week (May 15th/16th) sees a high-level official delegation from St Petersburg, Russia, visit Cork to promote cultural and educational links between the two cities.
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Promoting History Awareness
13.05.2008

UCC's History Department recently hosted its annual Schools' Essay/Project competition prize-giving ceremony for history students in the Leaving (Senior) and Junior Certificate cycles.
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Tyndall to host new Lecture Series
13.05.2008

Professor Séamus Davis, 2005 Fritz London Memorial Prizewinner will deliver the first of a new lecture series at the Tyndall National Institute on Monday, May 19th 2008.

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Accounting Firm supports UCC's School of Pharmacy
14.05.2008

Mr Hilary Haydon, Partner, Hilary Haydon & Company, Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors, Incorporating Niall Keane & Company recently announced the firm's support of UCC's School of Pharmacy.
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Cork Cancer Research Centre (CCRC) achieves Systemic, Long-Lasting and Tumour Specific Results in Pre-Clinical Trials
14.05.2008

Researchers from the Cork Cancer Research Centre (CCRC) have announced the results of study into local gene therapy, targeting tumour growth at a molecular level.
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Research Award for UCC Archaeologist
14.05.2008

Dr Ron Pinhasi, Department of Archaeology, UCC has recently been awarded funding from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) to conduct research on the evolutionary history of Neanderthals in the southern and northern Caucasus.
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National Academy for the Integration of Research and Learning (NAIRTL) launches its first report
14.05.2008

The first Annual Report of the National Academy for the Integration of Research and Learning (NAIRTL) was formally launched in UCC today (Wednesday, May 14th 2008).

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UCC Conference Explores Motherhood
15.05.2008

Aspects of mothering and motherhood will be the topics for discussion at a conference taking place at UCC on Saturday, May 24th 2008.
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Highest Honour for UCC Academic
16.05.2008

Today (Friday, May 16th 2008), Professor William O'Brien of UCC will be admitted as a Member of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA). Election to the Royal Irish Academy is the highest academic honour in Ireland.
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Chilean Delegation visit UCC
16.05.2008

Representatives of various universities in Chile recently are at present on a two-week visit to UCC.

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New selection criteria for undergraduate entry to medicine from 2009 - Date set for admissions test
19.05.2008

The Academic Councils of the four Universities with undergraduate medical schools, NUI Galway, TCD, UCC and UCD together with the RCSI have given their approval for new selection criteria for undergraduate entry to Medicine which adds a new test dimension to the traditional Leaving Certificate entry route.
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Macroom Students are Top Inventors!
20.05.2008

“Inventors Grow in Schools” is the title of an initiative aimed at stimulating interest in engineering for second-level students.
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UCC hosts Seminar "Tax Planning for Intellectual Property"
20.05.2008

UCC's Office of Technology Transfer will host a seminar "Tax Planning for Intellectual Property" on Thursday, June 5th 2008 in UCC. Pat Carleton, McAvoy & Associates and Joe McAvoy, McAvoy & Associates will address the delegates at 5.10pm and 5.40pm respectively.
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Research Award for Archaeology
21.05.2008

Dr Tomás Ó Carragáin and John Sheehan of UCC's Archaeology Department have been awarded a substantial grant under the Heritage Council's Irish National Strategic Archaeological Research (INSTAR) Programme.
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Major Health Issues to be addressed at Research Conference
22.05.2008

Infection & Immunity and Food & Health will be the focus for discussion at this year's 2nd College of Medicine & Health Joint UCC/Cork University Teaching Hospitals Health Research Day which takes place on Friday, June 6th 2008 in Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork.
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Broadening Horizons for PhD Students of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Science
23.05.2008

PhD students of arts, humanities and social science disciplines are invited to a Presentation on Thursday next, May 29th in the Council Room, UCC.

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Glucksman Director receives Two International Honours
26.05.2008

Fiona Kearney, Director of the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, was recently selected for two international honours: a Salzburg Global Seminar Fellowship and as a member of the Getty MLI 2008.
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Honour for UCC Lecturer
26.05.2008

Eamon Lenihan, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Livelihoods, UCC has been conferred with the title Professor Honoris Causa by Professor Jan Hron, Rector, Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague.  The ceremony took place on May 19th 2008.

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Funding Award for School of Pharmacy Pharmacologist
27.05.2008

Dr John F. Cryan, Senior Lecturer in School of Pharmacy, UCC and Principal Investigator in the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC), has recently been awarded key research funding under the European Commission's Framework Programme 7 (FP7) Health initiative.

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Award for UCC PhD Student
29.05.2008

Belinda Houghton, a Physiology Department PhD student attached to Professor Edward Johns’ laboratory, Biological Sciences Institute, UCC has received a Recognition Award from the American Physiological Society Water & Electrolyte Homeostasis Section as the top Graduate Student at this year’s Experimental Biology Meeting.
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Honorary Conferrings 2008 - University College Cork
29.05.2008

Five leading figures in the world of education, philanthropy, health and human rights, will be honoured by the National University of Ireland during a ceremony to confer honorary doctorates at University College Cork on Friday, June 6th 2008.

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Tyndall Research Student Wins Technology Commercialisation Award
30.05.2008

Ken Reynolds, a PhD student in the Tyndall National Institute, has been chosen by industry experts as the best Technology Commercialisation project on the HEA Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) Commercialisation training course for PhD students.
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Brochure launched for Adult Learners
30.05.2008

UCC's Centre for Adult Continuing Education (CACE) has launched its Adult Education Brochure.  The launch, by Kathleen Lynch, TD took place on May 29th 2008.
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First Adjunct Professor for UCC and CIT Celebrated
30.05.2008

The First Adjunct Professor for University College Cork (UCC) and Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), Dr Kevin James, was celebrated on Thursday, May 29th 2008 at a reception held in his honour by the President of UCC, Dr Michael Murphy.
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Second level students display their artistic talents at UCC
03.06.2008

UCC's Student Health Service hosted the Irish Student Health Association (ISHA) conference in March 2008.  As part of the conference Transition Year and Leaving Certificate cycle pupils from six secondary schools in the Cork area were invited to participate in an art competition.
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€1.3m boost for UCC health research
05.06.2008

Dr Geraldine Boylan, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, School of Medicine, Dr Liam Marnane and Dr Gordon Lightbody, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, have recently received over €1.3 million in research grants from national and international agencies for newborn brain research.
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UCC Choir hits a high note!
06.06.2008

Congratulations to the UCC Staff Choir who came second recently in the Association of Irish Musical Societies competitive Choral Festival in New Ross, Wexford where they took part in the church music section and the chamber choir section.
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Honorary Conferrings at UCC, June 6th 2008
06.06.2008

Five leading figures in the world of education, philanthropy, health and human rights, were today (June 6th 2008) honoured by the National University of Ireland during a ceremony to confer honorary doctorates at University College Cork. 


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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - Open Day at UCC
09.06.2008

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - a chronic debilitating disease - affects 10-15% of the Irish population.
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Polish students attend UCC's Credit Union Summer School
10.06.2008

A group of Polish students and academics from a Gdansk Business College recently attended the 15th annual residential Credit Union Summer School hosted by UCC's Centre for Co-operative Studies.
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Dramatic Culture Change Facing Irish Pharmacy
10.06.2008

The re-professionalisation of Irish pharmacy will mean a dramatic change in the culture across the sector, according to Professor of Pharmacy Law and Ethics Joy Wingfield from Nottingham University. 

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Guantanamo
16.06.2008

On Wednesday, June 18th, the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, will host a research seminar examining the recent US Supreme Court decisions on the rights of Guantanamo Bay detainees.
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Butts-Whiting Award for Donnchadha Ó hAodha
11.06.2008

Donnchadh O'hAodha, General Manager of UCC's Student Centre becomes the first ever recipient outside the US to win a Butts Whiting Award.
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Reunion for UCC Graduates
11.06.2008

Over 132 graduates and friends from the class of 1958 attended their Golden Jubilee Reunion at UCC on Monday, June 9th.

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Picturing our World - The Lewis Glucksman Gallery Schools Programme
11.06.2008

This school year the Glucksman worked with five Cork-based schools on a major visual education project which focused on visual learning and critical thinking.
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Success of MPT Outreach Programme highlighted
12.06.2008

Dr Anne Looney, CEO of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) recently visited UCC's Department of Computer Science to meet this year's Munster Programming Training (MPT) students.
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Presentation of President's Awards for 2007-2008
12.06.2008

The President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching and the Awards for Research on Innovative Forms of Teaching & Learning 2007-2008 were presented by Dr Michael Murphy, President, UCC along with the Deputy Lord Mayor, Mr Terry Shannon on Tuesday, June 10th 2008.
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UCC students scoop prizes at National Enterprise Awards
13.06.2008

Two student projects from MBS in Business Information Systems (BIS) from UCC have won the first and second awards for post graduate students at this year’s Enterprise Ireland’s 2008 Student Awards. 
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The Hon. Mr Justice Paul Carney: The Role of the Victim in the Irish Criminal Process - Part III.
13.06.2008

The Hon. Mr justice Paul Carney delivered his third lecture as Adjunct Professor of the Law Faculty UCC on the Role of the Victim in the Irish Criminal Process, on Tuesday 10 June.
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10th International Conference on the Short Story
17.06.2008

The English Department, in association with Triskel Arts, will host the 10th International Conference on the Short Story In English this week, June 19 – 21. 
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Summer Conferring Ceremonies 2008
19.06.2008

Some 596 graduates, mainly in Medicine & Health, will be conferred during this year’s UCC’s annual summer conferrings which began today, Thursday, June 19th 2008.


 


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DISCOVER PRIMARY SCIENCE AWARDS CORK 2008
20.06.2008

The Maryborough House Hotel provides the venue on June 18th and 19th for the last event in the Discover Primary Science Awards roadshow which has appeared at 20 different venues in the last 2 weeks, including Dublin, Navan, Athlone, Sligo, Galway, Limerick and Waterford.


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Key Biotech US Trade Mission visits UCC
25.06.2008

UCC yesterday (Tuesday, June 24th 2008) hosted a visit by a top group of US delegates including the Lieutenant Governor of the State of Illinois, Pat Quinn. The group are on a three-day the visit to Cork for a business networking event.
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Reforming Laws on Sexual Violence: International Perspectives - UCC Conference
25.06.2008

On Friday, June 27th 2008, UCC's Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR) will host a one day conference on Reforming Laws on Sexual Violence: International Perspectives.
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UCC Electrical Engineering PhD student wins prestigious MIDAS national design award
26.06.2008

The Microelectronic Industry Design Association (MIDAS) recently announced Donal Cronin as the recipient of their best published paper award for 2007/2008 in the field of integrated circuit design.
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UCC Campus Company, Alimentary Health Ltd, generates its first royalty payment for the State
26.06.2008

UCC Campus Company, Alimentary Health Ltd, has generated its first royalty payment for University College Cork (UCC).

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Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Award for UCC Researcher
01.07.2008

Professor Dmitri B. Papkovsky, Biochemistry Department, UCC, has received a Principal Investigator award from Science Foundation Ireland totalling €1.2 million.
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Summer Academy 2008
01.07.2008

The third UCC Summer Academy took place on campus last week (June 23rd -27th 2008) with 95 Transition and Fifth Year students from Munster, Dublin, Wexford, Kilkenny and Offaly taking part.
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BOOKISH - When Books Become Art - Glucksman Exhibition
26.06.2008

What happens when books become part of an artwork? And what does that tell us about the nature of books?
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Three Irish Researchers to meet their Nobel Heroes
27.06.2008

Tyndall PhD student, Iris Choi, is among three Irish researchers who will embark on a voyage of discovery to Lindau, Germany where they will come face to face with their scientific heroes for the first time.
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UCC graduates continue to perform well in jobs market
02.07.2008

The preliminary figures from the annual first destinations of UCC's 2007 Graduates' Survey indicates that over 92% of UCC undergraduates entered employment or further study on completion of their degree.
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"Are Biofuels Good or Bad" - A Burning Question to be addressed at UCC Symposium
02.07.2008

Climate change is one of the major global concerns in the 21st Century, and in particular energy use in transport, is one of the major producers of greenhouse gas (GHG).

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UCC hosts 2008 Greek and Latin Summer School
03.07.2008

The UCC Summer School of Greek and Latin, established in 1999, commenced on Monday, June 30th.  Organised by UCC's Classics Department, the course is highly intensive, offering nearly two years of instruction over an 8-week period.
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UCC Researcher selected to interview Nobel Prize Winner
09.07.2008

Iris Choi, Tyndall National Institute Researcher, had the honour of being selected to interview Professor John Hall at the 58th Meeting of Nobel Laureates which took place last week (June 28th-July 4th) in Lindau, Germany.
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Stories from Rotations: Luck, Fear and Mystery - Public Lecture
03.07.2008

"Stories from Rotations: Luck, Fear and Mystery" is the title of a lecture to be delivered by Professor Oliver M. O'Reilly on Wednesday, July 16th.
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UCC hosts 5th Celtic Conference in Classics
11.07.2008

Over 100 speakers and delegates from all over the world, including well-established academics as well as younger scholars, have assembled at UCC this week for the 5th Celtic Conference in Classics. 

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UCC International Conference to focus on Agricultural Biotechnology
11.07.2008

The rapidly rising costs for food, animal feed and energy have taken the world by surprise. These price increases are a cause for alarm bells to start ringing for politicians, farmers and consumers in all countries.
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Irish Social Sciences Platform Summer School
11.07.2008

Almost 100 staff members and students spanning nine institutions and 19 disciplines gathered in Sligo last month for the inaugural Irish Social Sciences Platform (ISSP) Summer School.
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A Summer's Evening on the Quad - 3rd Annual Charity Concert at UCC
11.07.2008

Two Cork-based charities will benefit from this year's highly-anticipated charity concert, A Summer's Evening on the Quad, to be held in the magical setting of UCC's Main Quadrangle on Friday next, July 18th 2008.

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UCC Law Faculty hosts Fourth Annual e-Law Summer Institute
14.07.2008

The Faculty of Law, in co-operation with Franklin Pierce Law Centre in New Hampshire, are hosting the fourth annual e-Law Summer Institute (eLSI) from July 7th to July 25th 2008.

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UCC student awarded prestigious Fulbright scholarship
14.07.2008

Rathnait Long, a second year PhD student in the Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork has been awarded the Fulbright - Enterprise Ireland Award in Science, Technology and Innovation.
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Lighting the Fire: The Many Roles of Clinical Legal Education
14.07.2008

Over 70 delegates from Europe, the Americas, Africa, Australia and Asia are expected at the Sixth International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference which opens today (Monday, July 14th 2008) at UCC.
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Upgrade for UCC's Science Laboratories
15.07.2008

UCC has secured over €7 million in funding to upgrade 28 of its science laboratories.
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UCC Top of the Class for International Students
16.07.2008

In a major survey of international students studying at University College Cork (UCC) international students have reported very high levels of satisfaction with teaching and learning facilities, support services and the quality of campus life.
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Prestigious Award for UCC Researcher
16.07.2008

UCC Researcher, Dr Paul Cotter has been awarded the 2008 SfAM (Society for Applied Microbiology) WH Pierce Prize in recognition of work on potential new therapies against multi-drug resistant pathogens.
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UCC hosts Cardiology Symposium
16.07.2008

UCC recently hosted the first National Specialist Registrar Advanced Training Symposium in Cardiology addressing the fields of cardiac hemodynamics and adult congenital heart disease.
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UCC to host 29th World Universities Debating Championships
18.07.2008

UCC is set to host the largest non-sporting student event in the world when the 29th World Universities Debating Championships take place at the end of this year. 

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UCC's Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology to benefit from Healthcare 21 Limited
18.07.2008

Mr Owen Curtin, Managing Director Healthcare 21 Limited recently announced their support of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at University College Cork (UCC) by naming the main lecture room within the Department.
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Unique Opportunity for the Unemployed
23.07.2008

An initiative for the unemployed to obtain a third level qualification in Information Technology (IT) is now available with the commencement in September 2008 of the next cycle of the two-year Diploma in Applied Business Computing.
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UCC Academic heads new National Functional Foods Research Centre (NFFRC)
24.07.2008

UCC's Professor Gerald Fitzgerald is to head the newly-established National Functional Foods Research Centre (NFFRC) which will pioneer research into "special ingredients" of milk.
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UCC Honours its Graduates' Sporting Successes
29.07.2008

University College Cork (UCC) yesterday (Monday, July 28th 2008) honoured the outstanding sporting achievements of its graduates over the last twelve months at a Photocall and Reception at UCC.
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Research Awards for 15 UCC Staff
29.07.2008

The National Academy for Integrating Research & Teaching & Learning (NAIRTL) has awarded its 2008 grants for research activities and projects which will advance the aims and objectives of NAIRTL.
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New Part-time BSc Environmental Management Degree at UCC
31.07.2008

With increased demand for skilled Environmental Scientists in areas such as Industry, Education and Management, UCC is pleased to announce the introduction of a new Part-time BSc Environmental Management Honours Degree programme.
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UCC Economics students presented with awards
06.08.2008

Mr Michael Buckley, former Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Allied Irish Bank, recently presented awards to the winners of the Stock-Trak portfolio management competition as part of the MSc Financial Economics Programme in the Department of Economics.
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International Award for UCC Researcher
06.08.2008

Professor Helen Whelton, Oral Health Services Research Centre, UCC has received an international award from The European Organisation for Caries Research (ORCA) in recognition of  her outstanding contributions to the field of dental caries research.
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International UCC Conference to discuss "Biotechnology for development of second, third and fourth generation biofuels"
29.07.2008

Oil prices have now reached almost $150 a barrel and could be set to go as high as $250 per barrel, if predictions by the Russian energy company Gazprom are borne out.

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UCC Registration & Orientation 2008
12.08.2008

University College Cork (UCC) will host Orientation 2008 for First Year Students and new entrants from 8-21 September 2008.  The Orientation Programme which coincides with Registration prepares incoming students for their First Year at UCC.
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Ireland leads major ocean drilling expedition to target climate change
14.08.2008

Irish scientists are coordinating a major seabed drilling expedition funded through the European Science Foundation (ESF) to collect 70m long continuous records through cold-water coral reefs offshore Ireland.
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New MA Learning and Development Consultancy Degree for UCC
15.08.2008

University College Cork (UCC) has announced the introduction of a new masters degree - The MA Learning and Development Consultancy. The degree is a taught programme over a two year period on a part-time basis commencing in October 2008.
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Genes and Behaviour - UCC Conference
15.08.2008

How much of our behaviour is influenced by our genes? This is one of the questions to be addressed at an International Conference on Behavioural Genetics and NeuroPsychiatric Disorders taking place at University College Cork (UCC) from August 25th-27th next.
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Defining DNA Differences to Track and Tackle Typhoid - new-technology genome sequencing study reveals new genetic signatures
20.08.2008

For the first time, next-generation DNA sequencing technologies have been turned on typhoid fever - a disease that kills 600,000 people each year.
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Online Conferencing Services launched at UCC
21.08.2008

UCC Conference Centre is delighted to announce the launch of its online service which will greatly assist conference organisers in the organisation of seminars, events and conferences at UCC.
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Connecting with Family Carers - UCC Conference
21.08.2008

Family Caring will be the focus for discussion at a conference taking place at UCC on Thursday, September 4th next.
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UCC students embark on study abroad
21.08.2008

As a new academic year is about to begin at University College Cork, a number of students from the university are commencing a study abroad period at a range of universities and colleges in the United States of America and Canada.
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International Agricultural Biotechnology Conference in UCC
26.08.2008

The ABIC conference which opened at UCC last weekend, reflects Ireland’s National Strategy for Science, Technology & Innovation (SSTI) (2006-2013) whose aim is to use biotechnologies to facilitate innovations across the Irish agri-food sector, according to UCC’s Dr Charles Spillane, local organiser of the conference.
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Chinese Ambassador visits UCC
29.08.2008

The Chinese Ambassador to Ireland, Mr Liu Biwei, visited UCC on Thursday, September 28th to meet the President of UCC, and to visit the Irish Institute of Chinese Studies, the UCC Confucius Institute and the International Education Office of UCC.
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UNIQUE PhD GREP in Social Science
01.09.2008

A new PhD GREP (Social Science) which begins this October, is a four year (full time) taught structured postgraduate academic degree aimed at graduates of sociology, social policy, applied social studies, government, politics, anthropology or other cognate disciplines, who wish to pursue research in the general areas of globalisation, civil society, the state, policy analysis, active citizenship, culture and associated issues.
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Major new food security initiative for Africa launched at UCC
02.09.2008

A new initiative aimed at improving food security in Africa, which will combine the strengths of UCC and the Institute of International Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria (IITA), was launched today (Tuesday, September 2nd 2008) by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Micheál Martin at UCC.
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World Debating Championships for UCC
03.09.2008

Plans for the 29th World Debating Championships, to be hosted by UCC, are well underway. To date, almost 150 institutions from over 40 countries are registered to attend the Championships which will run from December 27th 2008 to January 4th 2009.
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Graduate Entry to Medicine Orientation Day
03.09.2008

On Friday last, August 29th 2008, UCC President, Dr Michael Murphy officially welcomed the first class of students to the new Graduate Entry to Medicine (GEM) course at UCC.
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UCC hosts Annual Research Conference on Food, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences
04.09.2008

UCC's Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences with the Faculty of Food Science and Technology hosts the 38th Annual Research Conference on Food, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences today (Thursday, September 4th 2008).
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UCC runs course for European Occupational Therapists
04.09.2008

UCC is hosting for the first time an Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) course in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy.
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Forensic Psychology and Policing to be explored at UCC Conference
04.09.2008

The manner in which forensic and investigative psychology can aid in law enforcement will be the focus for discussion at an international conference to be held at University College Cork (UCC) on September 4th and 5th, 2008.
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UREKA - researchers of the future
05.09.2008

Twenty international students, from Ireland, Poland, Canada and Malaysia have just written their final reports, and given final presentations on their results - the culmination of 12 weeks of research on topics relating to the interactions between microbes and their host.
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Conferring Ceremonies at University College Cork - September 8th 2008
08.09.2008

Over 500 students graduated today (September 8th 2008) on the first day of UCC's week-long Autumn Conferring Ceremonies.  Among the undergraduate and postgraduate students who graduated were 406 from the College of Business & Law followed by 111 from the College of Science, Engineering & Food Science.

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Whizzkids Summercamps promotes IT at UCC
09.09.2008

UCC's Computer Science Department recently hosted Whizzkids Summercamps. The summercamps are for boys and girls aged 9+ and are designed to maximise exposure to the world of multimedia technology.
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A Window to Irish Research: the Creation of a National Research Website
09.09.2008

Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Jimmy Devins was recently on hand to open a Research Information Systems Conference in Trinity College Dublin (TCD).
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Conferring Ceremonies at University College Cork - September 9th 2008
09.09.2008

Conferring ceremonies continued today (September 9th 2008) at University College Cork with 471 undergraduate and postgraduate students graduating from the College of Business & Law, the College of Science, Engineering & Food Science and the College of Medicine & Health.
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Elderly to benefit from Research Project 'ELDERMET'
10.09.2008

ELDERMET is a landmark project based at University College Cork (UCC), Cork area hospitals and Teagasc, Fermoy. It aims to provide answers to questions surrounding the role of gut bacteria in health.
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Conferring Ceremonies at University College Cork - September 10th 2008
10.09.2008

Conferring ceremonies continued today (September 10th 2008) at University College Cork with 511 undergraduate and postgraduate students graduating from the College of Science, Engineering & Food Science and the College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences.
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UCC Conference to focus on the community management of Type 2 Diabetes
11.09.2008

Diabetes is a major health problem affecting the general population; with type 2 Diabetes accounting for approximately 80-90% of all cases.
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Conferring Ceremonies at University College Cork – September 11th 2008
11.09.2008

Conferring ceremonies continued today (September 11th 2008) at University College Cork with 517 undergraduate students graduating from the College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences.
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World Experts in biofuel technology and policy to present at International Energy Agency Biofuels Symposium in UCC
11.09.2008

University College Cork (UCC) is honoured to host The International Energy Agency (IEA) at a Symposium on Tuesday next, September 16th in G19, Kane Building, UCC.
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Conferring Ceremonies at University College Cork - September 12th 2008
12.09.2008

Conferring ceremonies concluded today (September 12th 2008) at University College Cork with 412 undergraduate and postgraduate students graduating from the College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences.
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Awards for School of Nursing & Midwifery, UCC
16.09.2008

This year the National Academy for the Integration of Research & Teaching & Learning (NAIRTL) introduced a programme of awards honouring exemplary teachers who are also innovative researchers in higher education in Ireland.
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Seminar "Judicial Diversity: Strategies for Change"
16.09.2008

On Thursday, September 18th 2008, the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR), UCC and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties will host an evening seminar on "Judicial Diversity: Strategies for Change".
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Demonstration of Marine Life by UCC Scientists
16.09.2008

To kick-start Heritage Week in West Cork last month, UCC scientists from the Department of Zoology, Ecology and Plant Science (ZEPS) put on a demonstration of Marine Life from the Lough Hyne Marine Reserve near Skibbereen.
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UCC welcomes its First Years with Freshers' Fest
16.09.2008

This year, for the first time, UCC will host a Freshers' Fest from Friday September 19th to Sunday, September 21st.
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An Evening of Romantic Film Karaoke at the Glucksman
18.09.2008

The Lewis Glucksman Gallery will mark Cork's first Culture Night with a dazzling programme of free entertainment on Friday 19th September, 8-11pm.
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UCC hosts Human-Computer Interaction Conference
18.09.2008

Researchers, students, and designers will gather in UCC this weekend (September 19th/20th) for the second Irish Human-Computer Interaction Conference (I-HCI).
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UCC BA students study in China
18.09.2008

Twelve BA Students of Chinese Studies began their one-year study in Shanghai University and South China Normal University in China in September. The group represents the first cohort of undergraduate students from UCC's Irish Institute of Chinese Studies.
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International expert launches new PhD programme in UCC
18.09.2008

Intercultural awareness and understanding is a necessary, but insufficient requirement for inclusive citizenship in Ireland according to Professor Alan Smith of the University of Ulster.
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Success for UCC's Language Centre
19.09.2008

UCC's Language Centre (English as a Foreign Language) EFL was recently awarded the prize for the Best Commercial Stand at the Adult Education and Learning Exhibition 2008.
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New Masters of Science (MSc) Programme in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
20.09.2008

A new postgraduate programme for senior house officers in obstetrics and gynaecology has started at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College Cork.
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Primary Science Summer Camps increase Science Awareness
22.09.2008

UCC hosted Primary Science camps for children between 8 and 12 years of age in July 2008.
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Turning bad bugs into good bugs
22.09.2008

UCC microbiologists have unearthed important clues on how the food-poisoning bacteria Listeria monocytogenes causes disease.
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Minister for Education & Science marks successful research collaboration between Tyndall National Institute and Cork Institute of Technology
22.09.2008

The first ever quantum dot in Ireland designed to lead to faster broadband speeds, has been "grown" by researchers at UCC's Tyndall National Institute and the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT).
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Three-day Business Seminar for UCC's Fourth Year Pharmacy Students
23.09.2008

UCC's School of Pharmacy hosts a three-day seminar for its fourth year students from September 22nd-24th 2008. The Seminar is sponsored by United Drug.
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Tyndall silicon chip technology to significantly increase mobile phone battery lifetime
24.09.2008

Tyndall National Institute at UCC has announced (September 23rd 2008), at the first ever International Power Supply on Chip Workshop, PwrSoc’ 08, in Cork, that their silicon chip technology will significantly increase mobile phone battery lifetime.
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University Presidents seek commitment from Minister to work with them on a new funding plan: alternative is long term damage to students and the economy
24.09.2008

The Presidents of the seven Universities today (September 24th 2008) called on the Minister for Education and Science, Mr Batt O’Keeffe to commit to a new “bold and imaginative” approach to the funding of Irish Higher Education.
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Open Evening for UCC's MBA Programme
26.09.2008

With the continuing turmoil in the financial markets set against the backdrop of competitiveness challenges and greater globalisation, Irish managers are finding that preparing for leadership is becoming more difficult in our complex, modern business life.
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Education for Health – UCC Symposium
26.09.2008

The School of Medicine and School of Clinical Therapies, UCC, is pleased to host a one-day Symposium on Friday, October 3rd 2008, 8.30am-3.00pm, G06, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex.
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Taipei delegation visits UCC and Tyndall National Institute
30.09.2008

UCC President, Dr Michael Murphy and Professor Roger Whatmore, CEO, Tyndall National Institute, welcomed a delegation from Taiwan to UCC on Monday, September 29th 2008.
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European Award for the Institute of Chinese Studies at UCC
29.09.2008

The prestigious European Award for Languages has been awarded to the Irish Institute of Chinese Studies (IICS) at UCC. The Institute was selected as a winner for 2008 for its excellence, dedication and innovation in Chinese language teaching and learning in Irish Higher Education.
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Changes in the Uplands
01.10.2008

Land abandonment is a big threat to the ecology of upland areas according to a research group in UCC who have been examining links between upland biodiversity, farming practices and the socio-economic driving forces behind land use change, on the Iveragh Peninsula, Kerry.
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Jack Lynch: Politics and Sport, Personality and Leadership – UCC Conference
23.09.2008

The Department of History, University College Cork, in association with The Irish Examiner, is pleased to announce that a two-day conference on the life and political and sporting career of Jack Lynch is scheduled to take place in University College Cork on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th October 2008.
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New PhD Scholars' Programme in Cancer Biology for University College Cork (UCC)
24.09.2008

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 biology that includes investigators from the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science and the College of Medicine and Health.
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UCC's new financial system 'Agresso' goes live
02.10.2008

UCC launched a new financial system 'Agresso' on October 1st 2008. One of the more noticeable changes is that all staff expenses can now be entered on Agresso via the UCC Intranet. Roll out of web-based procurement will follow early next year.
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UCC hosts European Symposium 'Europe: International Power'
29.09.2008

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Micheál Martin and Viscount Etienne Davignon, Belgian Minister of State and former Vice-President of the European Commission will be among the guest speakers at a European Symposium taking place at UCC on Wednesday, October 8th 2008.
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UCC's Jennings Gallery to Host Unique Exhibition
02.10.2008

Three well known Cork doctors who like to indulge a passion for painting in their spare time, will exhibit their work at the Jennings Gallery, University College Cork, on October 8th next at 6pm.
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UCC Graduate wins the GKN Award for the Science, Engineering & Technology Student of the Year
03.10.2008

UCC's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has won three awards at the Science, Engineering & Technology Student of the Year Awards. The award ceremony took place at the Royal Lancaster Hotel on Friday, September 26th 2008.
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“Geology in my Backyard”
07.10.2008

Have you ever found a rock or mineral on the local beach, in your garden, or in your backyard, and wondered what it is, and what it can tell you about the Earth’s history?
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Open Day at UCC- October 11th 2008
06.10.2008

UCC's Open Day for Schools will take place on Saturday next, October 11th 2008 from 10am to 3.30pm.
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STUDENT SUNDAYS at University College Cork
08.10.2008

The UCC campus is alive with activity this Sunday, October 12th 2008 as the university presents its very first STUDENT SUNDAY, a day packed with a whole range of events.
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Exciting Diploma for Speciality Food Producers at University College Cork (UCC)
07.10.2008

Nowadays, numerous varieties of farmhouse cheeses, smoked fish, fresh and specialist meats including charcuterie, poultry and pork products, honey, sauces, condiments, confectionery and fresh organic produce are consumed by the Irish population.
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Ireland Maintains Position in Competitiveness League
08.10.2008

Ireland maintains its overall ranking of 22nd in the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI).  The GCI encompasses drivers of productivity across twelve ‘competitiveness pillars’ the most problematic of which for Ireland remains Basic Requirements driven by a declining infrastructure ranking at 53 (from 49 last year). Ranking in relation to Macro-economic stability also dropped significantly to 47, 16 lower than the 2007 comparison.
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French and world culture in a year of anniversaries
09.10.2008

This weekend (October 10-11th 2008) sees the tenth annual conference of the Association des études françaises et francophones d'Irlande taking place for the first time in UCC. In the ten years of its existence, the ADEFFI has established itself as a vital element in a flourishing research and postgraduate scene in French studies in all parts of the island.
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University College Cork (UCC) climbs 60 places in Times Higher Education World University Rankings
09.10.2008

UCC has advanced by 60 places in the Times Higher Education/QS World University Rankings to 226th amongst the world's top universities. This compares to a ranking of 286th place in the 2007 table.
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Universities meet with Joint Committee on Education and Science
10.10.2008

The Irish Universities had an extensive exchange of views with the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Science on October 9th 2008. 
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UCC President awarded Honorary Professorship by Beijing Technology and Business University
14.10.2008

UCC President, Dr Michael Murphy, who is currently on a visit to China has been awarded an Honorary Professorship by Beijing Technology and Business University (BTBU).
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UCC-led European Project, GINSENG, to improve performance control in sensor networks
15.10.2008

An EU-funded project on research into how greater performance control can be achieved in sensor networks for use in everything from patient monitoring to oil refinery control, is being led by Professor Cormac Sreenan of UCC's Computer Science Department.
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Experts Gather at UCC to discuss Global Health Issues
15.10.2008

Experts from around the globe will gather at UCC next weekend (October 17th-18th 2008) for the Biennial Conference of the Irish Forum for Global Health which will be attended by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Micheál Martin.
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The challenge of leadership in Schools
16.10.2008

UCC is hosting a Public Lecture Series as part of its new Cohort PhD programme in Education.
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BSc Accounting Students awarded Musgrave Group Prize in Accounting
16.10.2008

The Musgrave Group prize in accounting has been awarded to a group of four students from the BSc Accounting class 2007-2008. The winning group comprised Deirdre Cronin, Ellen Finn, Claire Flynn and Eimear Higgins. The prize was awarded after all the finalists in the competition made presentations at the Headquarters of the Musgrave Group in Cork.
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The medical mystery of Abraham Lincoln
16.10.2008

Had he not been assassinated, what would Abraham Lincoln have died of? Did he have a rare genetic cancer disorder? This intriguing speculation is the subject of a public lecture by Dr John Sotos, author of a new ground-breaking book “The Physical Lincoln”.


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Shutdown of Electrical Power to UCC Main Campus - October Bank Holiday Weekend
17.10.2008

The Electrical Power will be shut down to the entire Main Campus buildings during the following times over the October Bank Holiday Weekend: 1830hrs Friday, October 24th until 0600hrs Tuesday, October 28th 2008.


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UCC co-hosts Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF) Conference in Beijing
20.10.2008

University College Cork (UCC), through its Institute of Chinese Studies, co-hosted a meeting of Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF) in Beijing on October 17th-18th 2008.
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Opportunities for all at UCC's Careers Fair
20.10.2008

The UCC Autumn Recruitment Fair takes place on October 22nd/23rd 2008 in the Multifunctional Hall, UCC.
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Can Laughter Cure Illness?
21.10.2008

Can laughter make us healthier? Dr Bill Fry thinks so and he is a psychiatrist and professor emeritus of the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr Fry's speciality is humour and he a pioneer in the field and the world's leading authority on laughter and health.
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New Research Agreement launched on Food Policy Research in the Developing World
23.10.2008

A new five-year research agreement on conducting food policy research, teaching and training activities in relation to developing countries was launched in UCC recently.
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UCC's Faculty of Law formalises links with China
23.10.2008

The first link in the discipline of law between Ireland and China has been formalised with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UCC's Faculty of Law and the Chinese University, East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL).
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Confucius Institute Partnership formally launched in Shanghai
24.10.2008

The Confucius Institute was formally launched at Shanghai University earlier this week in the presence of Mr Batt O'Keeffe, Minister for Education and Science and Dr Michael Murphy, President, UCC.
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BT collaborates with Tyndall to meet the bandwidth challenge
24.10.2008

Dr Jimmy Devins TD, Minister for Science Technology and Innovation, visiting Tyndall National Institute on October 23rd 2008 announced that Tyndall at University College Cork, one of Ireland's leading research facilities, has partnered with BT to conduct world-leading research and development (R&D) into advanced optical networks.
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American College of Surgeons awards Honorary Fellowship to Professor Gerry O'Sullivan
24.10.2008

Professor Gerry O'Sullivan, immediate Past President of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and Director of the Cork Cancer Research Centre, was recently awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) at the 94th American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress in San Francisco.
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Poet, Derek Mahon to give Public Reading at UCC
28.10.2008

Poet, Derek Mahon, one of the most acclaimed poets writing in English today, will give a Public Reading at UCC on Wednesday, October 29th at 5pm in Boole II Lecture Theatre.
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UCC Statement following Governing Body Meeting of 28/10/2008 at which consideration was given to embryonic stem cell research recommendations
28.10.2008

The Governing Body of University College Cork has today (Tuesday, October 28th 2008) noted the recommendation of the University's Academic Council that any embryonic stem cell research at UCC should be carried out only under strict guidelines drawn up by the University Research Ethics Board (UREB).
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Glucksman Gallery to host Craft Fair
29.10.2008

The first week-end of November will see the Lewis Glucksman Gallery host its first ever Craft Fair. Visitors to the gallery will have the opportunity to view and purchase the unique craftwork of some of Ireland's leading craftsmakers.
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UCC Computer Science Academic presented with IT@Cork Leaders Award
30.10.2008

Dr Sabin Tabirca of UCC's Computer Science Department was recently presented with the IT in Education award at the second Leaders Awards Ceremony of IT@Cork. Dr Tabirca received the award for his outstanding contribution to IT Education.
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Irish Society for Colitis and Crohn's Disease Open Day - November 1st 2008
31.10.2008

Several Cork physicians, surgeons and scientists will speak at the annual Open Day of the Irish Society of Colitis and Crohn's Disease which takes place tomorrow Saturday, November 1st 2008 from 2-4pm at Cork University Hospital (Main Lecture Theatre).
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UCC hosts International Symposium in Malting, Brewing and Distilling
31.10.2008

Over 120 delegates world-wide including the USA and Japan are expected at UCC next week (November 6th and 7th 2008) when the University hosts the first international symposium for young scientists and technologists in malting, brewing and distilling.
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Pfizer Process Development Centre (PDC) announces collaboration with UCC's Analytical and Biological Chemistry Research Facility (ABCRF)
31.10.2008

Pfizer and University College Cork (UCC) have today (Friday, October 31st 2008) announced a joint collaboration involving the installation of a state-of-the-art 400MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectrometer in UCC's Analytical and Biological Chemistry Research Facility (ABCRF).
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Science Week 2008 in UCC
03.11.2008

Science Week is a national event that aims to make science, technology and engineering more interesting and accessible to all. Science Week 2008 runs from November 9th-16th with the theme “Science - Shaping Our World”.
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Opportunities for Earth Observation in Ireland – UCC Symposium
04.11.2008

Opportunities for Earth Observation in Ireland will be the focus for discussion at the Second Irish Earth Observation Symposium to be held on November 6th-7th next. The Symposium, organised by UCC, will take place at the National Maritime College of Ireland.
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Getting Older – Staying Healthy - UCC Public Forum
04.11.2008

The health of Ireland’s ageing population and how it might be improved by a better diet, will be the subject of a Public Forum at UCC on Tuesday, November 11th next.
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‘Whither America: Law & Human Rights in the next US Administration?’- UCC Lecture
04.11.2008

Professor Samantha Power and Professor Cass Sunstein, Adjunct Professors of Law at UCC will deliver their Inaugural Lecture at the University on Thursday next, November 6th 2008 at 5.30pm, Devere Hall, Áras na Mac Léinn/Student Centre.  Chairperson for the event will be Mr Dermot Gleeson.
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UCC hosts Lebor Gabála Érenn Seminar
05.11.2008

The tenth Annual Seminar jointly organised by the Combined Departments of Irish, UCC, and the Irish Texts Society, will take place on Saturday next, November 8th 2008.
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UCC’s College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences hosts its first Postgraduate Conference
05.11.2008

The Graduate School in UCC’s College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS) will host its first Postgraduate Conference this Saturday, November 8th 2008.
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The Future of Higher Education to be addressed at NAIRTL Conference
06.11.2008

Leading educationalists from Canada and the UK are expected at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) for a major two-day conference designed to inform debate on the future of higher education in Ireland and beyond.
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Chair, International Advisory Board of Irish-African Partnership for Research and Capacity Building visits UCC
07.11.2008

The Irish-African Partnership for Research and Capacity Building (IAPRCB) is a three year pilot project bringing together all nine universities on the island of Ireland and four universities in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda.
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The Rise of Asia and its Challenge for Europe – UCC Conference
07.11.2008

Senior academics from Asia and Europe together with Irish government figures, a number of ambassadors and business people, will gather in Cork on November 14th next for the second annual conference of the Irish Institute of Chinese Studies (IICS) at UCC.
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Professor Eamonn Quigley appointed President of American College of Gastroenterology
10.11.2008

Professor Eamonn Quigley, Professor of Medicine and Human Physiology, UCC becomes the first non-US President of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG).  The American College represents 10,000 physicians from 75 countries.
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Report outlines the benefits of oral cancer screening examination
10.11.2008

All residents at adult addiction treatment centres in Ireland should undergo an oral cancer screening examination on admission to the centre according to Dr Eleanor O’Sullivan, Cork University Dental School and Hospital in her report on Oral Cancer Screening Study of High Risk Individuals.
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UCC hosts visit by President, Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island
12.11.2008

Sister Thérèse Antone, President, Salve Regina University paid a courtesy visit to UCC earlier this week.
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Two new Exhibitions open at the Glucksman Gallery
12.11.2008

Two new exhibitions will open at the Glucksman Gallery tomorrow Thursday (November 13th 2008) at 5pm. Both exhibitions continue until March 1st 2009. Curated by Professor Dermot Keogh and Ruth Osborne, An Eye for an Eye will illustrate the often contradictory ways in which visual images and artefacts represented the conflict in Ireland throughout the 20th century.
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Discovery 2008 – Cork’s Annual Interactive Exhibition
13.11.2008

Discovery 2008, Cork’s Annual Interactive Science Exhibition, takes place this year from Sunday, November 16th to Wednesday, November 19th in the City Hall (following on from Science Week).
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Vulnerability of birds of prey revealed at Ornithological Research Conference
17.11.2008

The fifth all-Ireland ornithological research conference was held at UCC on November 15th-16th hosted by the Department of Zoology, Ecology and Plant Science (ZEPS).

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Presentation of UCC Sports Scholarships 2008/2009
17.11.2008

UCC Sports Stars were honoured this evening (Monday, November 17th 2008) when almost 100 Sports Scholarships were presented to students at the university. This year, 22 sports were recognised which included Cycling, Volleyball and Triathlon for the first time.
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Asian Studies Ireland Association (ASIA) established at UCC
18.11.2008

A new network to strengthen links with Asia was launched at UCC on Thursday last (November 13th 2008).
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UCC students presented with National University of Ireland Awards (NUI)
18.11.2008

UCC students were recently honoured by the NUI at a presentation of awards by Dr Garret FitzGerald, Chancellor, NUI. Dr FitzGerald extended congratulations to scholars, graduates and students who qualified for awards this year.
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UCC Lecturer Wins Prestigious MIT Research Award
19.11.2008

UCC Lecturer, Dr John O’Donoghue, has won the MIT 2008 Ballou/Pazer DQ/IQ Research Award. The Ballou/Pazer DQ/IQ award recognises a PhD dissertation that demonstrates a significant contribution to the field of Information Quality (IQ).
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US Academic to deliver Annual Frank O’Connor Lecture
20.11.2008

This year’s guest lecturer for the Annual Frank O’Connor Lecture Series at UCC is Professor Michael Steinman of Nassau Community College, New York who will lecture on Frank O’Connor: The Majesty of Love on Tuesday, November 25th in Boole Lecture Theatre 2 at 5 pm.
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Europe’s Multimedia Online Library Unveiled
21.11.2008

Europeana, Europe’s multimedia online library was officially launched by the European Union on November 20th 2008.
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University College Cork showcases ten years of research
21.11.2008

University College Cork (UCC) will launch the UCC Research Highlights Lecture Series and Associated Exhibition on Monday next, November 24th 2008 at UCC. Mr Batt O’Keeffe TD, Minister for Education and Science will open the event at 12.15pm in the Aula Maxima, UCC.
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Top Civil Servant to deliver Philip Monahan Memorial Lecture
25.11.2008

Dermot McCarthy, Secretary General to the Government, will deliver the 10th Annual Philip Monahan Memorial Lecture at UCC on Friday next, November 28th. Titled “Reforming the Public Sector”, the lecture takes place at 6.30pm in Boole III Lecture Theatre.
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UCC Electrical Engineering student wins top international IEEE award
25.11.2008

Seán McSweeney, a PhD student in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, UCC has won a best student paper prize at the 2008 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Ultrasonics Symposium held in Beijing.
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One in four Irish adults is obese
25.11.2008

Two out of three Irish adults are overweight and one in four is obese according to a new report that provides a detailed analysis of the nutritional status and dietary habits of the Irish population.
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Launch of monograph by UCC lecturer about Inishmurray, Co. Sligo
25.11.2008

Dr Tomás Ó Carragáin of the Archaeology Department, UCC, has co-authored a major study of the early monastery of Inishmurray, Co Sligo with NRA archaeologist Jerry O’Sullivan.
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Anglo-Irish Agreement of 1938 to be discussed at UCC Conference
26.11.2008

This year (2008) sees the seventieth anniversary of the Anglo-Irish Agreement of 1938. On November 28th and 29th a range of experts on the political, military, constitutional, economic, and foreign policy will assess the 1938 Agreement and its legacy at a conference in UCC.
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Major Conference on European Union Law at University College Cork
26.01.2016

UCC’s Law Society will host its 8th Annual Law Conference on Thursday, November 27th 2008. Titled “The Impact of European Union law in Ireland”, the conference is timely in light of the recent referendum on the Lisbon Treaty and the ongoing debate on Ireland’s relationship with the European Union.


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Distinguished UCC Graduates Honoured
27.11.2008

Outstanding achievers in the fields of arts, business, sports and medicine are to be honoured by UCC at the 2008 Alumni Achievement Awards Ceremony, sponsored by Henry Ford & Son, Limited, which takes place this evening (Thursday, November 27th 2008) at UCC.
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School of Pharmacy Scientist involved in Malaria Vaccine Breakthrough
28.11.2008

An international team of scientists, including Dr Anne Moore of the UCC School of Pharmacy, reported a major breakthrough in their attempts to create a malaria vaccine in the journal Nature Medicine.
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Minister for Foreign Affairs to launch CorkWorlds2009
28.11.2008

Micheál Martin, TD, Minister for Foreign Affairs will launch the Cork Worlds2009 World University Debating Championship on Monday next, December 1st 2008.
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UCC's Disability Support Service hosts "Better Options 2008"
01.12.2008

UCC's Disability Support Service, in association with AHEAD (Association for Higher Education Access & Disability) & DAWN (Disability Advisors' Working Network), will host a one-day event for students with a disability or specific learning difficulty considering Higher Education Options in Ireland.

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UCC Researchers Use “Wisdom of Crowds” to Predict Disease
02.12.2008

Researchers at University College Cork (UCC) School of Medicine have teamed up with Intrade, a Dublin-based technology firm, to develop an innovative forecasting method.
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“Spirit of Christmas” on campus – December 7th 2008
04.12.2008

UCC continues its programme of Student Sundays with a special event the “Spirit of Christmas” on Sunday next, December 7th.

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Research programme announced between University College Cork (UCC) and Synopsys
09.12.2008

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Mary Coughlan TD announced on Monday, December 8th 2008 that Synopsys is to expand its R&D operations at its Blanchardstown facility by adding up to 50 new high-level software and electronic engineering positions over four years, with the support of Government through IDA Ireland.
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University College Cork (UCC) continues to attract excellent students nationwide
10.12.2008

“University College Cork continues to attract students of the highest calibre” said UCC President, Dr Michael Murphy when he presented parchments to 78 Entrance Scholarship recipients at a special awards ceremony at the University on Tuesday, December 9th 2008.
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Winter Conferring Ceremonies at University College Cork (UCC) - December 10th 2008
10.12.2008

Winter conferring ceremonies commenced today (December 10th 2008) at UCC with 460 undergraduate and postgraduate students graduating from the College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences.
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Winter Conferring Ceremonies at University College Cork (UCC) - December 11th 2008
11.12.2008

Winter conferring ceremonies continued today (December 11th 2008) at UCC with 444 undergraduate and postgraduate students graduating from the College of Business & Law and the College of Science, Engineering & Food Science.
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Winter Conferring Ceremonies at University College Cork (UCC)
12.12.2008

Winter conferring ceremonies concluded today (December 12th 2008) at UCC with 84 undergraduate and postgraduate students graduating from the College of Medicine & Health.
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Presentation of Adult Continuing Education Awards at UCC
12.12.2008

The Centre of Adult Continuing Education, UCC will present awards to the 1000 Adult Learners who have successfully completed Adult Continuing Education Certificates and Diplomas at an award ceremony which will take place on Saturday, 13th and Sunday 14th December, 2008 at UCC.
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University College Cork (UCC) leads the way with facilities for Students with Disabilities
16.12.2008

This year, 535 students registered with Disability Support Services (DSS) in UCC.
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UCC student wins HRB Watts Medal 2008
17.12.2008

UCC Medical student, Aoife McSweeney has won the 2008 Health Research Board (HRB) Watts medal. Aoife won with a presentation on her research for treating pre-eclampsia, a condition which affects 100,000 expectant mothers worldwide each year.
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Confucius Institutes meet in Beijing
17.12.2008

UCC's Confucius Institute was recently represented at the World Congress of the Confucius Institutes in Beijing by Professor Paul Giller, Senior Vice-President Academic, UCC.
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National Academy Awards for Excellence in Teaching announced
17.12.2008

The National Academy for the Integration of Research & Teaching & Learning (NAIRTL) announced the winners of their Awards for Excellence in Teaching in Higher Education on December 15th 2008.
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New BSc in Food Marketing and Entrepreneurship offered by UCC
18.12.2008

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Mr Brendan Smith TD, has welcomed the introduction by University College Cork (UCC) of a new BSc degree course in Food Marketing and Entrepreneurship (CAO code CK502).
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Glucksman Director appointed to Arts Council
18.12.2008

Fiona Kearney, Director, Glucksman Gallery, UCC has been appointed to the Arts Council. Martin Cullen TD, Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism announced new membership to the Council on December 17th 2008.
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Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC) at UCC to benefit from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funding
18.12.2008

The Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre at UCC is one of three world-class research centres to benefit from Science Foundation Ireland funding following the announcement on December 18th 2008 by the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Mary Coughan TD.
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UCC hosts 29th World Universities Debating Championships
22.12.2008

The countdown is on to the 29th World Universities Debating Championships, which will kick off on December 27th in UCC.
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Can bad bugs be beneficial?
23.12.2008

Using bad bugs to do good things is the subject of a new book called "Patho-biotechnology" by Dr Roy Sleator and Professor Colin Hill, Principal Investigators at the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC), UCC.
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UCC Affinity Card Raises €1million for UCC’s Sports Fund
23.12.2008

The UCC affinity credit card in association with Bank of Ireland is among the most successful affinity cards in the country, generating over one million euro for the UCC Sports Fund since the card was launched almost fifteen years ago.
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UCC Celebrates Centenary
23.12.2008

This year (2008) marks the centenary of the establishment of University College Cork (UCC). Queen’s College Cork, the immediate predecessor of University College Cork, opened its doors in 1849 to 117 students.
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