2009 Press Releases

UCC’s College of Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS) hosts 2009 Public Lecture Series
06.01.2009

The popular Annual SEFS Public Lecture Series will begin its 2009 programme on Wednesday, January 14th with a lecture by Professor William Reville on "Darwin’s Legacy".
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Mature Student Application to Arts and Social Science – Apply online by January 20th 2009
08.01.2009

If you are applying as a mature student to study an Arts or Social Science programme at University College Cork (UCC) or University College Dublin (UCD), there are two things you need to do:
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Judge of the European Court of Justice visits Faculty of Law, UCC
09.01.2009

Judge Aindrias Ó Caoimh, who is the Irish Judge at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, visited UCC on Thursday, January 8th 2009 and delivered a lecture to students at the Faculty of Law.
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UCC Commerce Society presents its 27th Annual Business Conference 2009
12.01.2009

2009 heralds a year of economic uncertainty. Will it be the new frontier for the Irish economy that we all hope for? This is the issue that the 27th Annual UCC Commerce Conference hopes to address at the conference titled “2009, Turning Change into Opportunity; Our Next Steps.”
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UCC wins €800,000 award to help make pregnancy safer
12.01.2009

The Anu Research Centre, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, UCC is celebrating a €800,000 research award from the Wellcome Trust, to help develop a new blood test to identify women with high risk pregnancies.
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Celebrated Composer to perform in UCC
12.01.2009

Celebrated Welsh composer and improviser Richard Barrett, one of the most significant European composers of his generation, will visit University College Cork (UCC) from January 15th-16th 2009 to talk about his work and to perform with Paul Obermayer as FURT.
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NAIRTL hosts Public Lecture Series
06.01.2009

The National Academy for the Integration of Research & Teaching & Learning (NAIRTL) will host a public lecture on Thursday, January 8th at 4pm in the Aula Maxima, UCC.
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National Elec Engineering Quiz 2009
14.01.2009

The 3rd National Elec Engineering Quiz will take place simultaneously in four colleges on Saturday next, January 17th 2009 at 12 noon. The four colleges involved are UCC, DIT, NUI Galway and Waterford IT.
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Global Warming: Sink or Swim?
15.01.2009

The impacts of future rises in sea level under global warming may have profound effects in the 21st century on about 40% of the world’s population. In the next lecture of the Annual College of Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS) Public Lecture Series at UCC, Professor Robert Devoy will explore this and other questions of the impacts of global warming.
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Science for All 2009 Launched
16.01.2009

Science for All 2009, the UCC Postgraduate Student Public Presentation Competition, was recently launched by Dr Michael Murphy, President UCC.
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Commerce Society hosts First Intervarsities Event
19.01.2009

This year (2009), the UCC Commerce Society will host the Inaugural Commerce Intervarsity event on Thursday, January 22nd 2009.
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Renowned Photographer, John Minihan to give Presentation at UCC
19.01.2009

UCC Photographic Society is pleased to welcome renowned photographer, John Minihan, to UCC on Wednesday, January 21st 2009. He will discuss his work at 6pm in West Wing 6.
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UCC study recruits pregnant women
21.01.2009

UCC researchers are now recruiting mothers and their babies from the Cork University Maternity Hospital to the BASELINE birth cohort study, which will look at why some children develop common childhood diseases while others remain healthy.
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International ‘best practice’ to guide public dental service
21.01.2009

New guidelines on the use of topical fluorides for the prevention of tooth decay in Irish children and adolescents were launched in December 2008.
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UCC student awarded medal for first place in Leaving Cert Physics
21.01.2009

Each year the Institute of Physics in Ireland presents a Silver Medal for the Highest Level of Achievement in the Physics Leaving Certificate. This year, the Medal has been awarded to UCC student, Paul Fitzgerald, a former pupil of Christian Brothers College, Sidney Hill, Cork.
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Embryonic Stem Cell Research – Opening a Pandora’s Box or a Can of Worms?
22.01.2009

The right to life is not absolute – Irish law permits taking life that is necessary/inevitable in order to avert a threat to the lives of others. Embryonic stem cell research raises the question of whether it should be legitimate to destroy life that is non-threatening where this might produce significant benefit to others.
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Medical Agreement announced between Irish Universities and Malaysia
23.01.2009

On Thursday, January 22nd 2009, the Presidents of UCC and NUI Galway signed a Co-operation Agreement in Penang, Malaysia with Allianze College of Medical Sciences (ACMS).

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Cork celebrates Chinese Year of the Golden Ox
26.01.2009

This is the Year of the Golden Ox according to Chinese tradition. ‘Silk and Bamboo’, the biggest Chinese New Year celebration in Cork will take place on Wednesday next, January 28th 2009 at 6pm in the City Hall, Cork.
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Explore the options at UCC’s Postgraduate Study Information Week
27.01.2009

Are you confused about your postgraduate options or thinking of doing a PhD but not sure where to start? The answers to these questions can be found at UCC’s Postgraduate Study Information Week which will run from February 2nd to 6th 2009.
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UCC plays host to European Flood Defences and Coastal Structures Seminar
26.01.2009

The Hydraulics & Maritime Research Centre (HMRC) at University College Cork (UCC) and Cork City will host a seminar on Flood Defences and Coastal Structures on Friday, January 30th in UCC.
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Dr Proinsias Ó Drisceoil to deliver the Annual Kevin Danaher Lecture
28.01.2009

One of the pioneers of Irish language publishing in the nineteenth century will be the subject for discussion at the 2009 Kevin Danaher Lecture to be delivered by Dr Proinsias Ó Drisceoil at UCC on Thursday, February 5th 2009.
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The path to history is through the stomach
29.01.2009

The bacterium Helicobacter pylori demonstrates the route taken by the peoples who settled in Australia and the Pacific region.
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Staff and Students invited to Challenge Stereotypes
29.01.2009

Students and staff of Irish universities are being invited to challenge stereotyping, whether by gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability etc, by entering a creative competition organised by the Irish University Association’s Equality Network.
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Radio Astronomy Past, Present and Future: Pushing Technology Forward
29.01.2009

Radio astronomy will be the focus for discussion at the next lecture of the Annual College of Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS) Public Lecture Series at UCC.
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Study Abroad Calendar launched at UCC
30.01.2009

The Vice-President for the Student Experience, Mr Con O’Brien, recently launched a 2009 calendar featuring photographs taken by UCC students who studied abroad as part of their degree programme during the 2007/2008 academic year.
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Molecular Medicine Ireland meet in UCC
02.02.2009

The President of UCC, Dr Michael Murphy recently received a courtesy visit from the Chair of Molecular Medicine Ireland (MMI), Dr Damian O'Connell and the CEO of MMI, Dr Ruth Barrington.
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The Politics of Trade and Environmental Sustainability
02.02.2009

UCC will host a one-day conference on Friday next, February 6th on the politics of trade and environmental sustainability. The aim of the conference is to explore issues relating to global development with particular reference to the global trade regime.
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What is Social Science? – UCC Lecture
02.02.2009

To celebrate 10 years of Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI) investment in UCC, and to mark its contribution to the development of the University, the region and the nation, the UCC Research Highlights Lecture Series will commence on Thursday, February 5th with a lecture by Professor Fred Powell, Dean of Social Science, UCC.
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Eirgrid Prize for UCC Graduate
04.02.2009

Lieutenant Brian Lane, Irish Naval Service, is the winner of the Eirgrid Prize for 2008.  Eirgrid sponsor a Prize each year for the top student.
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Energy Infrastructure for the Future
06.02.2009

Future energy infrastructure must accommodate not only large centralized power and energy sources but also input from the growing array of distributed resources.
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Medical Education in Ireland Changing Times
03.02.2009

The School of Medicine, UCC will host the second annual scientific meeting of the Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) at a two-day conference on Thursday and Friday next, February 5th and 6th 2009.
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UCC’s Student Health Centre launches initiatives to prevent the development of Cervical Cancer in female students
09.02.2009

Two initiatives aimed at reducing the incidence of cervical cancer in students are being launched today (February 9th 2009) at the Student Health Centre, UCC.
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World-famous Flautist to perform at UCC
09.02.2009

UCC’s Music Department will host a visit by world-class flautist, Carin Levine this week. Carin will perform at a Lunchtime Concert on Friday, February 13th at 1pm in the Aula Maxima.
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Major International Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks
09.02.2009

Over 140 delegates from Ireland, UK, Continental Europe, Asia, US and Australia will gather in Cork this week (February 11th-13th) for the 6th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN).
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“Nanoscale Science and Technology: Highlights & Prospects”
10.02.2009

UCC’s Research Highlights Lecture Series will continue with the next lecture on Thursday next, February 12th when Dr Aidan Quinn will discuss Nanoscale Science and Technology: Highlights and Prospects.
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Transition Year students do IT for real at UCC’s Computer Science Department!
12.02.2009

UCC’s Computer Science Department is hosting a Work Experience Programme for transition year students this week (February 9th-13th).
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Darwin Exhibition Opens at UCC Library
12.02.2009

Specimens collected by Charles Darwin during the voyage that led to the publication of The Origin of Species, will be on display at UCC's Postgraduate Library as part of the University' s celebration of Darwin's 200th anniversary.
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Science Circus Show comes to UCC!
13.02.2009

The tiered seating, the towering unicycle, the dexterous juggling, the enthralled audience – the circus came to town on Tuesday last, February 10th 2009, albeit it pitched in a Brookfield lecture theatre, rather than the traditional Big Top!
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Vitamin D and Health: The Sunshine Vitamin Stepping out of the Shadows?
13.02.2009

Prolonged and severe clinical vitamin D deficiency leads to bone disorders.
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Minister for Education and Science, Mr Batt O'Keeffe, attends session of Teaching and Learning course at UCC
16.02.2009

Mr Batt O'Keeffe, Minister for Education and Science, attended a Teaching and Learning session in the Council Room, UCC, on Saturday, February 14th.
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“Semiconductor quantum dots for controlled light sources” – UCC Lecture
16.02.2009

UCC’s Research Highlights Lecture Series will continue with the next lecture on Thursday next, February 19th when Professor Eoin O’Reilly will discuss semiconductor quantum dots for controlled light sources.
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Uncovering student teachers’ emotions..
17.02.2009

Professor Jim Deegan of Mary Immaculate College, Limerick will give a public lecture on Writing themselves back: developing the emotional self in becoming a teacher on Friday, February 20th, at 7.30pm in Brookfield Health Science Complex G02, UCC.

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Foreign Affairs Minister delivers lecture “The Irish language as international language”
17.02.2009

Foreign Affairs Minister Micheál Martin TD delivered a keynote address at a special seminar on “The Irish language as international language” in Ionad na Gaeilge Labhartha (Ionad), Áras Uí Rathaille on Friday last, February 13th.
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Archaeology celebrates its Centenary
18.02.2009

This year marks a century of Archaeology as an academic discipline in University College Cork.
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Cork City Council Staff complete Chinese (Mandarin) Course
19.02.2009

Cllr Brian Bermingham, Lord Mayor of Cork recently presented certificates to eight officials from Cork City Council on completion of a level one Chinese (Mandarin) course.
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Sensing the Future
20.02.2009

Wireless sensor networks are set to play a major role in addressing some of the key challenges faced by society in healthcare, the environment and energy in buildings.
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An Taoiseach is presented with “Jack Lynch – A Biography”
20.02.2009

Professor Dermot Keogh, author of “Jack Lynch – A Biography” presented a copy of the book to An Taoiseach, Brian Cowen when he was invited to Government Buildings recently.
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Eminent US Geneticist visits UCC
20.02.2009

UCC’s Department of Microbiology recently hosted a visit by Professor Aaron Mitchell, renowned microbiologist and geneticist. Professor Mitchell, formerly of Columbia University, NY, USA is now with Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA.
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UCC hosts International Cultures Festival 2009
23.02.2009

UCC hosts International Cultures Week today Monday, February 23rd and tomorrow Tuesday, February 24th 2009. His Excellency Mr Raja A Nazrin, Malaysian Ambassador to Ireland will perform the Official Opening at 1pm in Devere Hall, Áras na Mac Léinn.
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Proud Day for UCC Students and Graduates at Annual Prizegiving Ceremony
24.02.2009

UCC’s top graduate is Marie Breen. The Graduate of the Year was announced at the 2008 Prizegiving Ceremony at UCC yesterday (February 23rd 2009) at which 42 undergraduate and postgraduate prizes were presented to 56 prizewinners by Dr Michael Murphy, President, UCC.
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Saving Lives at UCC!
24.02.2009

An initiative aimed at saving lives from sudden cardiac death has been announced at UCC with the launch of the second phase of a First Responder Automatic External Defibrillation (AED) Programme.
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UCC's MPlan course awarded professional international accreditation
24.02.2009

The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, John Gormley TD paid a visit to the UCC Programme in Planning and Sustainable Development on February 20th 2009 to mark the achievement of professional recognition for its masters MPlan course.
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UCC academic analyses consequences of Georgia war
25.02.2009

Dr Andrew Cottey of UCC’s Department of Government will deliver a lecture on the topic of "After the Georgia War: European Security and the former Soviet Space" this evening Wednesday, February 25th at NUI Maynooth’s Centre for the Study of Wider Europe.
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“Nanomaterials – Competing at the Top and Research from the Bottom up” – UCC Lecture
25.02.2009

UCC’s Research Highlights Lecture Series will continue with the next lecture on Friday next, February 27th when Professor Michael Morris will deliver a lecture on the subject of materials science at the nanoscale level.
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College of Business & Law hosts Parchment Presentation Ceremony for Diplomates
25.02.2009

The College of Business and Law at UCC will host a Parchment Presentation Ceremony on Saturday, February 28th 2009 at 12.00 noon in Devere Hall, Áras na Mac Leinn, UCC.

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Dental Society hosts the Irish Dental Students Association Conference
26.02.2009

UCC’s Dental Society will host the Irish Dental Students Association (ISDA) Conference this week-end. Dental students from Trinity College, Dublin (TCD) and Queens University, Belfast (QUB) will be among the delegates who will gather in UCC on February 27th for the week-end event.
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"Who named Poland and the Poles?" - UCC Lecture
26.02.2009

Professor Przemysław Urbańczyk from the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw will deliver a lecture titled "Who named Poland and the Poles"? Tuesday next, March 3rd at UCC.

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Exposure to Dangerous Chemicals, Drugs and Pollutants - UCC Public Lecture
26.02.2009

What do we know of the long-terms effects of exposure to dangerous chemicals? This is the subject that will be addressed at the next lecture of the Annual College of Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS) Public Lecture Series at UCC by Professor James Heffron on Wednesday, March 4th at 8pm, Boole IV Lecture Theatre.
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Honour for UCC Academic
04.03.2009

The Political Studies Association of the UK is delighted to announce that its submission of Professor Neil Collins, Department of Government, UCC as a nominee to become an Academician of the Academy of Social Science has been successful.
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“The importance of 10 years of PRTLI to Food and Health Research at UCC” – UCC Lecture
04.03.2009

UCC’s Research Highlights Lecture Series will continue with the next lecture on Friday next, March 6th when Professor Kevin Cashman will discuss the importance of 10 years of Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI) to Food and Health Research at UCC.
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Architectural Award for UCC’s Postgraduate Library
04.03.2009

Wilson Architecture has won the International Architecture Award 2008 for UCC’s Postgraduate Library.
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NAIRTL expands its grants scheme
05.03.2009

NAIRTL (National Academy for the Integration of Research & Teaching & Learning) has announced the expansion of its grants scheme in support of the integration of research and teaching and learning in higher education.

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UCC BSc Government students depart for New York
05.03.2009

Six third year UCC BSc Government students will shortly begin work placement in the New York State Assembly in Albany, New York.
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Food for Health – The Gluten-free Diet
06.03.2009

Coeliac disease is more common in Ireland than elsewhere, affecting up to 1 in 20 people. In genetically susceptible individuals ingestion of gluten and related proteins triggers an immune-mediated enteropathy known as coeliac disease.
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Undergraduate Dante Study Day – Analysing the Poetry of the Commedia
06.03.2009

Dr Claire Honess and Dr Matthew Treherne, Directors of the Leeds Centre for Dante Studies, assisted by staff and postgraduate students of the Department of Italian, UCC, will lead an Undergraduate Study Day on Dante on Saturday, March 7th 2009.
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Eminent Historian to deliver lecture at UCC
06.03.2009

The MA in Politics Visiting Speaker Series will host a lecture by award-winning writer and Professor of Politics Richard English titled "Terrorism: How to Respond." The lecture will take place on Wednesday next, March 11th at 5pm in Civil Engineering G10.
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Statement by Dr Michael Murphy, President, UCC to the Academic Council, UCC
06.03.2009

Reports in today’s (March 6th 2009) newspapers are carrying accounts that potentially threaten the integrity of the Irish university community and are described as possibly elaborating a two-tier university system.
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Top Maths Students compete at UCC
09.03.2009

Midleton CBS emerged as the winning team at the National Final of Team Math held at UCC on Saturday last (March 7th). The team of Jamie O'Mahony, Conor O'Donovan, Alan Lane and David McCarthy were among second-level mathematics students from all four provinces who gathered for the Final.
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UCC hosts Electrical Engineering Open Day
10.03.2009

Prospective Electrical Engineering students will have the opportunity to get a flavour of what electrical engineering is all about when they attend the Electrical Engineering Open Day at UCC on Friday next, March 13th.
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UCC Academic appointed Specialist Adviser to UK House of Commons Committee
10.03.2009

Dr Maeve Conrick, Dean of Arts, Vice Head, College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (Department of French), has accepted an invitation to act as Specialist Adviser to the UK House of Commons Welsh Affairs Committee.
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New online resource, e-PUB, to benefit UCC students
10.03.2009

UCC students who are concerned about their alcohol use are set to benefit with the announcement of the availability of a new online resource, e-PUB. The Student Health Department and UCC Students’ Union have announced the launch of the resource to coincide with National Alcohol Awareness Week which runs from March 9th-15th 2009.
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New Initiative to assist First Year UCC Students
11.03.2009

UCC has announced a new initiative to assist first year students in their transition to university. The Peer Assisted Student Support (PASS) scheme aims to improve the student experience in UCC by enabling students to assist students in their new environment.
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New Funding to Boost Breast Cancer Research
11.03.2009

Professor Rosemary O’Connor, Department of Biochemistry, UCC is among a group of researchers in Ireland who will receive funding from leading research charity, Breast Cancer Campaign.
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Developments in University Cooperation
11.03.2009

University College, Dublin (UCD) and Trinity College, Dublin (TCD) have this afternoon (March 11th 2009) announced some details of their plans for enhanced cooperation. The announcement was endorsed by the Taoiseach and senior Ministers.
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Stem Cells for Heart Attack
12.03.2009

The mechanisms underlying repair post heart attack (myocardial infarction-MI) are still poorly understood and are currently undergoing re-evaluation. In the next lecture of the UCC’s Research Highlights Lecture Series on Friday, March 13th, Professor Noel Caplice will discuss how researchers have recently shown in an experimental model of MI that repair may be greatly augmented by specific secreted factors from progenitor cells.
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Why Quantum Mechanics Will Change Your Life
13.03.2009

Even though Quantum Mechanics is one of the most complete and successful theories ever developed in physics, it is also the least understood. In the next lecture of the Annual College of Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS) Public Lecture Series at UCC on Wednesday, March 18th, Dr Thomas Busch will discuss why many of the effects it predicts are counter-intuitive to everyday life experiences.
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UCC hosts first IUA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) staff workshop
13.03.2009

UCC LGBT Staff network will host a one-day seminar on behalf of the IUA Equality Network, tomorrow Saturday, March 14th 2009 on the challenges and potential opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans staff working in all areas of third level education in Ireland.
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Green Campus Week is launched at UCC
16.03.2009

UCC launches Green Campus Week today (Monday, March 16th 2009). The Green-Schools (Eco-Schools) Programme is an initiative of the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) and run by An Taisce in Ireland.
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UCC hosts International Conference “Post Beijing 2008: Geopolitics, Sport, and Pacific Rim”
16.03.2009

Experts from Europe, North America, Asia and Australia will gather in UCC for a three-day International Conference/Workshop on March 18th, 19th, 20th.
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Postgraduate Options in Ireland on offer at UCC Exhibition
16.03.2009

Confused with the array of courses available? Don’t have enough time to research different courses in different colleges?
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New Healthy Drink Product Wins UCC Food Innovation Prize
16.03.2009

An innovative new beverage product was awarded 1st prize (the UCC Food Innovation Trophy) at UCC on Friday evening last (March 13th 2009) at the Faculty of Food Science and Technology New Food Product Development Showcase.
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Waterford educationalist talks about educational policy
19.03.2009

UCC is hosting a Public Lecture Series as part of its new Cohort PhD programme in Education.
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Public Lecture to focus on UCC’s Boole Centre for Research in Informatics
19.03.2009

UCC’s Research Highlights Lecture Series will continue with the next lecture tomorrow (Friday, March 20th 2009) when Professor John Morrison will outline the role of the Boole Centre for Research in Informatics (BCRI) at UCC.
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Grin & Bear It opens at the Glucksman
19.03.2009

The Glucksman presents Grin & Bear It: cruel humour in art & life, an exhibition of artwork and archival material that explores humour as a way of coping with the adversities of everyday life.
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Nitrogen Fixation – Food Wars and Politics
19.03.2009

The reaction of atmospheric nitrogen with hydrogen to form ammonia is one of the most important industrial chemical reactions as ammonia is used in the synthesis of a great many chemicals but, most importantly, explosives and fertilizers.
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UCC Academics selected by National Forum on Europe to act as facilitators
20.03.2009

Dr Séamus Ó Tuama and Dr Clodagh Harris of the Department of Government, UCC have been selected by the National Forum on Europe to act as facilitators for the European Citizens’ Consultation in Dublin Castle this weekend (March 20th-22nd 2009).
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St Mary’s Secondary School, Macroom victorious in Debating Competition
20.03.2009

St Mary’s Secondary School, Macroom, Co. Cork emerged victorious in the Munster Regional Final Schools Debating Science Competition today (March 20th 2009).
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Success for UCC in Women’s Senior Cup Hockey and Fitzgibbon Cup Hurling
20.03.2009

Congratulations to UCC’s Hockey and Hurling Teams on their recent magnificent victories. The Hockey team won the Women’s Munster Senior Cup beating a resilient Bandon side on a 3-1 score line while the hurlers were victorious for the first time in 11 years beating a strongly fancied UL team by 2-17 to 14 points.
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International Academic to deliver Annual Lecture on Human Rights Law
23.03.2009

UCC’s Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, in association with the International Law Association (Irish Branch) will host the Annual Distinguished Lecture today (Monday, March 23rd 2009).
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Distinguished Scholar to deliver History Lecture at UCC
23.03.2009

Irish migration from the Beara Peninsula to the Michigan Copper Country will be focus of a public lecture taking place at UCC on Thursday next, March 26th.
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US Senior Attorney presents Seminar on Child Protection at UCC
24.03.2009

UCC’s Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR) will host a seminar on child protection today (Tuesday, March 24th 2009).  The seminar will take place from 12.45-2pm in Room 123, O’Rahilly Building.
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Minister for Foreign Affairs launches book by UCC Academic "Protecting Civilians: The Obligations of Peacekeepers"
24.03.2009

The scope and nature of peacekeepers' obligations to protect civilians from serious abuses of their human rights, such as genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing is the subject of a book just published by UCC Law Lecturer, Dr Siobhán Wills.
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Culture of hospitals affects hand hygiene compliance
25.03.2009

A UCC/HSE study has found marked differences in healthcare workers’ hand hygiene behaviour among similar types of hospitals in Ireland.
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Advances in Drugs
25.03.2009

Discovery of new drugs to address ongoing medical challenges requires the involvement of interdisciplinary teams of researchers bringing together relevant disciplines in a seamless manner. In the next lecture of the UCC’s Research Highlights Lecture Series on Friday, March 27th 2009, Professor Anita Maguire will discuss how the developments at the Chemistry-Biology interface over the past decade have revolutionised the ways in which new drugs are discovered.
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Looking for a New Direction?
24.03.2009

UCC’s Mature Student Office is participating in the sixth annual Cork Lifelong Learning Festival 2009. On Tuesday, March 31st, Looking for a New Direction? Pathways to sUCCess will be launched in the Glucksman Gallery, UCC and will run from 2.30-6pm. Information stands will be located in strategic locations throughout the gallery.
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Accounting Online!
26.03.2009

UCC’s Department of Accounting, Finance & Information Systems has launched a new Accounting Online support service which will be available to all students taking any accounting modules.
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Courses for Adult Learners unveiled by UCC’s Centre for Adult Education (CACE)
01.04.2009

UCC’s Centre for Adult Continuing Education (CACE) will hold an Open Information evening on Friday, April 3rd from 4pm to 7pm in Devere Hall, Student Centre, UCC to launch the Centre’s Adult Continuing Education brochure for 2009/2010.
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UCC Medical Society hosts Public Awareness Day 2009
01.04.2009

UCC Medical Society hosted a campus-based Public Health Awareness Day on Monday, March 23rd.  The event was organised in conjunction with the Family Medicine Society and the newly-established Sláinte Society.
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European and Chinese academics discuss EU-China relations in a new world order
30.03.2009

Facing the unprecedented global economic crisis. Europe and China need to take positive steps to prevent their relations becoming openly antagonistic and take an active role in crisis management, warn UCC political scientist Dr Andrew Cottey and UCC China watcher Dr Joern-Carsten Gottwald.
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Spring Conferring at UCC
27.03.2009

Over 90 postgraduate and postdoctoral students were conferred today (Friday, March 27th 2009) at UCC’s Spring Conferring Ceremony. The students graduated from the four colleges: Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences; Business & Law; Medicine & Health; Science, Engineering & Food Science.
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Mystery of Science unravelled by UCC Students
27.03.2009

Explaining scientific research to a lay audience will be the challenge for six UCC students on Wednesday next, April 1st when they compete in Science for All Postgraduate Competition.
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Harvard Teaching and Learning expert in UCC
27.03.2009

Dr Abigail Lipson, Director of the Bureau of Study Counsel at Harvard University, is visiting UCC this week (March 23rd-27th) on the invitation of the Vice-President for Teaching and Learning, Professor Grace Neville.
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UCC team to represent Ireland in Investment Research Challenge
26.03.2009

A team of UCC students has been selected to represent Ireland on April 1st next at the European Regional Final of the Global Investment Research Challenge organised by the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute.
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School of English
30.03.2009

The School of English at UCC recently celebrated the appearance of six books, including monographs and edited collections, by members, two collaboratively, with Tina O’Toole (UL) and Paul Hegarty (French, UCC).
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UCC wins €800,000
31.03.2009

The Anu Research Centre, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is celebrating a €800,000 research award from the Wellcome Trust, to help develop a new blood test to identify women with high risk pregnancies.
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NUI Centennial Prizes
30.03.2009

NUI Centennial Prizes for Academic Publishing in Medical and Health Sciences each of €5,000 have been awarded to Dr John J. O’Connell, Department of Medicine, UCC and Professor Paul Moynagh, Institute of Immunology at NUI, Maynooth.
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Cell Biology and Cell Signalling at UCC
01.04.2009

The Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI) Investment in the UCC BioSciences Institute (the building itself, equipment and support for students and researchers) has supported a significant body of research in the broad area of cell biology and cell signalling.
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Well Done
02.04.2009

Congratulations to Julie O’Donovan, this year’s winner of the UCC Science for All Postgraduate Student Public Presentation Competition, in which young scientists have to explain themselves “without the jargon” to a live audience.


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US Award for CUP Book
07.04.2009

Knock:  The Virgin's Apparition in Nineteenth Century Ireland, published by Cork University Press  has been selected as a co-winner of the  tenth annual  James S. Donnelly, Sr. award for  Books in History and the Social Sciences, presented by the American Conference for Irish Studies
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All Ireland for St. Mary’s
07.04.2009

Secondary school students representing the four Provinces of Ireland participated in the final of the Debating Science Issues (DSI) competition on April 2nd, at the Science Gallery in Trinity College Dublin. After several closely fought debates by four teams representing Connaught, Ulster, Leinster and Munster, St. Mary’s Secondary School from Macroom, Co Cork, emerged as the All-Ireland winners.


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First Board Goes East
07.04.2009

The first board meeting of UCC’s  Confucius Institute Board took place at Shanghai University on  March 25th last with Professor Wu Song, (co-chair) and Vice President of Shanghai University, in the chair. Professor Paul Giller, (co-chair) and Senior Vice President of UCC, addressed the board.
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Prestige Prize
09.04.2009

Alex Copland, a post-graduate researcher in the Department of Zoology, Ecology and Plant Science, won the prize for the best student presentation at the recent British Ornithologist’s Union (BOU) spring conference at Leicester University.
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Abbott Bursary 2008
09.04.2009

Professors Michael Maher and Fergus Shanahan (UCC) and doctors  Kevin O’Regan and Alan Desmond of Cork University Hospital, have been awarded the €10,000 2008 Abbott Innovation in Gastroenterology Bursary for their submission titled, ‘Diagnostic Imaging of Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): a collaborative project to reduce radiation exposure and optimise outcomes’
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Public Lecture to focus on UCC's Environmental Research Institute (ERI)
14.04.2009

UCC's Research Highlights Lecture Series will continue with the next lecture tomorrow, Wednesday April 15th when Professor Alan Dobson Director of the Environmental Research Institute (ERI), will discuss environment, marine and energy-based research at the Institute.  The lecture will be delivered at 1pm in Kane Building G2.

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UCC Academic Appointed Vice-President of the RIA
14.04.2009

Professor Fergal O'Gara, Head of the Microbiology Department and Director of the BIOMERIT Research Centre, UCC has been appointed Vice-President of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA).

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UCC's Archaeology Department celebrates centenary with Public Conference
17.04.2009

This year marks a century of Archaeology as an academic discipline in University College Cork. To celebrate the occasion, the Archaeology Department is hosting a Public Conference titled "Origins of a City - The Archaeology of Viking and Medieval Cork" on April 24th-25th next.
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UCC hosts Intellectual Disability Nursing Conference
20.04.2009

Intellectual Disability Nursing will be the focus of a conference taking place in UCC on Friday, April 24th 2009. Over 400 students in the Intellectual Disability/Learning Disability (ID/LD) nursing sector from all over Ireland and the UK will attend the "Positive Choices Conference 2009".
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Beating the Recession Blues
21.04.2009

Grimace and bear it or do something about it? That’s the question people should be asking themselves as the recession continues to bite, according to UCC. The UCC Roadshow, education providers at the University believe, should be the starting point. The Roadshow kicks off today (April 21st) in Mallow and will visit Skibbereen and Midleton in the coming weeks.

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Surgeon elected as President of the European Surgical Association
21.04.2009

Professor Gerald O'Sullivan, Director of Cork Cancer Research Centre has been elected President of the European Surgical Association (ESA) at its recent annual meeting held in Vienna. Professor O'Sullivan, who is immediate past President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (RCSI), commences this office as President of the ESA immediately and succeeds 2008-2009 President, Professor Janos Kiss of Hungary.
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Mini-Symposium for Microbiologists of the Future
21.04.2009

UCC is hosting the first Young Microbiologist Mini-Symposium on microbe signalling, organisation and pathogenesis on April 21st-22nd. This two-day international conference is intended to bring together graduate students, postdoctoral and young principal investigator researchers from leading laboratories around the world to discuss their current research.
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RIA Public Lecture
22.04.2009

On Thursday April 23rd, UCC will host a Royal Irish Academy (RIA) public lecture on the topic of infectious disease. The lecture will take place in lecture theatre G01, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, College Road at 5.00pm and all are welcome.
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International Microbiology Conference
22.04.2009

How bacteria and fungi cause human disease will be the focus of an international conference taking place at UCC this week (April 23rd-24th).
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European Doctoral School on Decision Making
22.04.2009

The 2009 COST Action IC0602 Doctoral School runs from April 18th-22nd at the Cork Constraint Computation Centre.
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Environmental Law Conference
22.04.2009

The body of environmental and planning rules applying to potentially harmful activities and major development projects continues to grow in terms of its complexity and the scope of its coverage, thus increasing the burden on businesses and other factors in complying with and enforcing these rules and regulations.
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Political Science Association of Ireland Graduate Conference
22.04.2009

The Department of Government, UCC will host the annual Political Science Association of Ireland Graduate conference on April 24th-25th.
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Cancer Research Lecture
22.04.2009

UCC’s Research Highlights Lecture Series will continue with the next lecture tomorrow Thursday, April 23rd when Professor Gerald O’Sullivan will discuss the impact of research funded through the PRTLI programme in cancer.
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Rugby Success
23.04.2009

UCC Senior Rugby Team has qualified for the First Division of the All-Ireland Rugby League next season. They finished top of the Division Two of the All-Ireland League and play Old Crescent in the League Playoffs Semi-Final on Saturday, April 25th at the Mardyke. Kick off time for this match is 2.30pm.
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University College Cork and Kerry General Hospital forge links
24.04.2009

Links between University College Cork (UCC) and Kerry General Hospital (KGH) are set to increase with the opening today (Friday, April 24th 2009) of a new Multi-disciplinary Education Room at Kerry General Hospital. The Official Opening was performed by Professor David Kerins, Dean, School of Medicine, UCC.
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Chancellor of Universidad San Jorge visits UCC
27.04.2009

Dr Michael Murphy, President, UCC welcomed Chancellor, Dr Javier Perez and Dr Fiona Crean, Director of the Institute of Modern Languages, Universidad San Jorge, Zaragoza, Spain to UCC on Friday last (April 24th 2009).
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Minister Launches Local Elections Book
27.04.2009

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Michéal Martin TD, was in UCC on Friday night (April 24th 2009) to launch All Politics is Local: A Guide to Local Elections in Ireland. The book is written by Doctors Liam Weeks and Aodh Quinlivan, both of whom are lecturers in politics in the Department of Government, UCC.
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UCC PLUS+ School Programme
27.04.2009

The annual UCC PLUS+ Easter School Programme is taking place on UCC campus from today, Monday, April 27th-Friday, May 1st.
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ERI Research Open Day
27.04.2009

The Environmental Research Institute (ERI) is holding a Research Open Day on Wednesday, April 29th in the Kane Building (Room G1 and G2 from 2-5.30 pm) to showcase some of its ongoing research activities.
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Triumph for UCC students
27.04.2009

A team of UCC students won the European Regional Final of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute’s Global Investment Research Challenge in London recently.
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Celebrating Research Achievements at UCC
28.04.2009

The achievements of UCC researchers were honoured recently when Dr Michael Murphy, President acknowledged their success at a function at the university. UCC researchers have published a total of 18 articles in Nature and Science since 1974.
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UCC wins Premier Science Prize
28.04.2009

UCC Mathematics Postgraduate, Julie O’Donovan is this year's winner of the Intervarsity Science Speak Competition.
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UCC Academic Remembered
29.04.2009

The Chemistry Department, UCC will hold a Seminar in memory of the late Professor Francis Leslie Scott tomorrow (Thursday, April 30th 2009) at 4.30 pm in the Kane Building, Room G19.
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Sports Star Awards 2008/09
30.04.2009

The 26th Annual UCC Sports Star Awards, in association with Jury's Hotel and the Bank of Ireland, UCC, were presented at a function in Jury's last evening (Wednesday, April 29th 2009).
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The Siemens Climate Change Lecture Series 2009
01.05.2009

The Ecology Foundation, in association with Siemens Ireland and in collaboration with the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, UCC, is presenting a series of lectures on climate change and its implications for the future of society.
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Theory and Philosophy Summer School
01.05.2009

The School of Sociology and Philosophy at UCC, with support from the Irish Research Council for the Humanities & Social Sciences, is pleased to announce the inaugural "Theory and Philosophy Summer School" at Blackwater Castle, Castletownroche, from May 4th-8th 2009.
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Conference: Irish Feminisms and the Future
01.05.2009

The position of women in Ireland and the impact of the current downturn from a woman’s perspective will be the focus of a conference taking place at UCC on Saturday next, May 9th 2009.
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UCC marks Sports Success for 2008/2009
02.05.2009

The outstanding success in sport by UCC was acknowledged yesterday (Friday, May 1st 2009) at the university when Dr Michael Murphy, President hosted a reception to honour the clubs who were most successful throughout the year.
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Therapy Research and Rehabilitation
06.05.2009

How therapy research and rehabilitation in Ireland has developed will be the theme of the 5th Annual Conference of the Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society (RTRS) taking place at UCC on Friday next, May 8th 2009.
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Salters' Festival of Chemistry
07.05.2009

UCC's Chemistry Department was the setting on Wednesday, May 6th 2009 for the annual Salters' Festival of Chemistry. Ten schools in the Munster region which included eight from Cork plus one each from Kerry and Limerick were represented at the Festival.

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Minister reviews smoking ban
08.05.2009

Minister Micheál Martin, TD Minister for Foreign Affairs received a leadership award from the World Health Organisation for his work on tobacco control.




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Irish Association for Chinese Teaching and Learning (IACTL)
08.05.2009

The Irish Association for Chinese Teaching and Learning (IACTL) was established on May 2nd 2009. Its headquarters are in UCC.
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Work-based Learning Symposium
08.05.2009

The Education in Employment (EiE) project recently hosted its second Symposium on “Work based Learning” in The Cavanagh Pharmacy Building, UCC.
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The Irish Economic Association Annual Conference
08.05.2009

UCC recently hosted the Irish Economic Association (IEA) Conference. The first time to be hosted by UCC, the conference was the largest in its 24 year history with national as well as international speakers from Europe, the USA and Australia.
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The Business of Climate Change
11.05.2009

An explanation of how climate change will transform global commerce and affect business strategy will be the subject of the next lecture at UCC on climate change and its implications for the future of society.
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Chairman of UNICEF UK to deliver Public Lecture at UCC
11.05.2009

Mr David Stanton, Chairman of UNICEF UK, will present a public lecture at UCC on Thursday next, May 14th at 7pm in the Council Room, North Wing. The lecture titled “International Development – The Key Players” will be followed by a Questions and Answers Session.
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Conference of Irish Geographers
12.05.2009

UCC’s Department of Geography will host the 2009 Conference of Irish Geographers from Thursday, May 14th to Saturday, May 16th.This year's theme will be Irish Geographies: prospect and retrospect.
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West Cork Students excel in UCC History Competition
12.05.2009

The History Department, UCC, held its annual Schools’ Essay/Project competition prize-giving ceremony for history students in the Leaving (Senior) and Junior Certificate cycles on Friday last, May 8th 2009.
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Tralee Students are Top Inventors!
12.05.2009

“Inventors Grow in Schools” is the title of an initiative aimed at stimulating interest in university for second-level students.
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Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Society for Oral Medicine
13.05.2009

UCC’s Dental School and Hospital will welcome the British Society for Oral Medicine (BSOM) from May 13th-15th for its Annual Scientific Meeting.
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HONORARY CONFERRINGS 2009 – University College Cork
13.05.2009

Six leading figures in the world of education, sport, politics, 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 5th next.
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Elizabeth Bowen: New Critical Perspectives
14.05.2009

Elizabeth Bowen: New Critical Perspectives has been published by Cork University Press. It is edited by Susan Osborn.
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History Department Prize-giving Ceremony
14.05.2009

The achievements of UCC’s History students, undergraduate and postgraduate, were celebrated recently at the Department’s Annual Prize-giving Ceremony.
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Joe Gantly
14.05.2009

The University has learned of the sudden death of Friend and Governor, Joe Gantly.
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Bursary for Tyndall Postgraduate
14.05.2009

The 2009 BOC Gases Postgraduate Bursary was presented recently to Courtney Collins at The Tyndall National Institute, UCC.
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Chinese Government Awards for UCC Postgraduate Students
14.05.2009

Two UCC postgraduate students, Ms Fang Fang and Mr Jun Wang, both working on research funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), have received awards from the Chinese Government for being outstanding PhD students in Ireland.
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Gradam na Gaeilge 2009
15.05.2009

Bhronn Banc na hÉireann Gradam na Gaeilge, ar bheirt scoláirí de chuid Choláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh le déanaí.
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Accounting and Finance Student wins Award
15.05.2009

Domenico Campa, a PhD student in Accounting at UCC has been successful in the Irish Accounting and Finance Association (IAFA) Masters/Doctoral Research Funding Competition.
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New technology for Green Energy
18.05.2009

Wirelite Sensors Ltd., and Tyndall National Institute, UCC have announced a strategic partnership agreement supported by Enterprise Ireland to develop new wireless sensor platforms for energy monitoring in commercial and retail buildings.
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The Engineering Challenge of Climate Change
18.05.2009

A presentation of the major engineering challenges of climate change will be the subject of the next lecture at UCC on climate change and its implications for the future of society.
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Munster Students Innovate to Success
18.05.2009

The Second Annual Transition Year Enterprise Awards ceremony was held in UCC recently.
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Research Recognition Award
18.05.2009

Dr Belinda Houghton was one of four individuals who received a ‘Research Recognition Award’ from the Neural Control and Autonomic Regulation section of the American Physiological Society at the April 2009 Experimental Biology meeting in New Orleans.
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Provincial Hockey Awards for UCC students
19.05.2009

UCC students were recently honoured for their contribution to a superb season on and off the hockey pitch at the Munster Branch of the Irish Hockey Association (MBIHA) Awards.
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Fulbright Scholarship for PhD student
19.05.2009

Catherine Burke, a PhD student in the Department of French, UCC, has recently been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to work with Professor James Porter at the University of California, Irvine.
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Cork University Press acclaimed by the TLS
20.05.2009

In a recent article giving an overview of academic publishing in Irish Studies, Toby Barnard of Oxford University wrote in the Times Literary Supplement (TLS) …
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UCC marks World Digestive Health Day with Public Forum on IBS
20.05.2009

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a disorder characterized most commonly by cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhoea, is a problem which affects millions of individuals worldwide.
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Annual Conference of the Association of Franco-Irish Studies
20.05.2009

UCC, in conjunction with the National Centre for Franco-Irish Studies (NCFIS) based in IT Tallaght, is hosting the fifth annual conference of the Association of Franco-Irish Studies (AFIS) on Friday May 22nd and Saturday May 23rd.
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UCC Academic elected to the Royal Irish Academy
21.05.2009

Professor Colin Hill, Professor of Microbial Food Safety, UCC and Principal Investigator, Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, has been elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA).
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Flann O’Brien – CUP Publication
21.05.2009

Flann O’Brien: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Post-Modernist (author: Keith Hopper, University of Oxford) has been published by Cork University Press
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Minister announces renewal of Food Graduate Development Programme
22.05.2009

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Brendan Smith TD, has announced that the Food Graduate Development Programme  is to continue for another two years.
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Presentation of Certificates and Diplomas
22.05.2009

The Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education constitutes the first year of a three year programme, offered in UCC on a modular, credit accumulation basis.
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The Irish-African Partnership for Research Capacity Building
22.05.2009

Three representatives from University College Cork, the President, Dr Michael Murphy, Dr Paul Conway, Department of Education and Dr Nick Chisholm, Department of Food Business and Development attended a workshop in Maputo, Mozambique from May 11th-14th.
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Minister voices support for National Centre
22.05.2009

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Micheál Martin, TD, launched a pilot project to a packed audience in Boole 4 Lecture Theatre, UCC last evening (May 21st 2009). 

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Photographic exhibition – Landscapes and Mindscapes
22.05.2009

Photographer, John Minihan will open an exhibition – Landscapes and Mindscapes on June 4th next at the Jennings Gallery, UCC.
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A smart government for a smart people? by Dr Eoin O’Leary, lecturer in Economics, UCC
25.05.2009

The government’s current recovery plan is to build a ‘smart economy’ based on innovation. Is the government up to the challenge of leading such an economy?
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UCC Rugby Club - Unprecedented Success in 2009
25.05.2009

UCC Rugby Football Club celebrates what may be the most successful season in the 137 year history of the club. UCC Senior Team were crowned All Ireland League Winners (Division Two) and are promoted to Division One for the first time in the club's history since the AIL was established.
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Climate Change and the Psychology of Risk and Response
25.05.2009

A lecture on what can be learned about attitudes to climate change will be the subject of the final lecture at UCC on climate change and its implications for the future of society.
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New York Alumni Dinner
25.05.2009

Seventy five graduates and friends of UCC were reunited recently at the first annual UCC New York Alumni Dinner held at the Princeton Club in Manhattan.
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Cambridge Historian to deliver Public Lecture
26.05.2009

Professor Peter Burke, Emmanuel College, Cambridge will deliver a public lecture at UCC on Thursday, May 28th at 7pm in Boole VI Lecture Theatre. The lecture is titled “Translating Texts, Translating Cultures".
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BIS Innovative Software Showcase
26.05.2009

The BIS Innovation Software Showcase takes place today (Tuesday, May 26th 2009) from 4.30-6.30pm in the Aula Maxima, UCC
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Can breastfeeding support services be improved?
26.05.2009

Do you breastfeed or bottle feed your baby? Are you happy with the support services provided by Public Health Nurses in Ireland?
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New SFI funded Irish Separation Science Cluster
26.05.2009

A Research Team from UCC’s Chemistry Department is set to enlarge the activities and facilities of its Innovative Chromatography group following a major Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) award establishing the Irish Separation Science Cluster (ISSC).
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Award for An Chuallacht
27.05.2009

An Chuallacht, UCC’s Irish Language Society has won first prize in the competition for Irish language societies in third level institutions. Glór na nGael presented the prize to the Society at an awards ceremony in Gaoth Dobhar in the Donegal Gaeltacht.
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The Natural History of Ireland
27.05.2009

The Natural History of Ireland by Philip O'Sullivan Beara (c.1590-1660) translated and edited by Denis C. O'Sullivan will be launched by UCC President, Dr Michael Murphy this evening (Wednesday, May 27th 2009) in the Aula Maxima, UCC.
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New Book Highlights Innovation in Local Government
28.05.2009

A new book, Innovation and Best Practice in Irish Local Government, written by UCC researchers Dr Aodh Quinlivan and Dr Emmanuelle Schon-Quinlivan of UCC’s Department of Government will be launched today (Thursday, May 28th 2009) in Dublin. 

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UCC Academic elected President of the Sociological Association
28.05.2009

Dr Ciarán McCullagh, Department of Sociology, UCC was elected President of the Sociological Association at its annual conference held in Waterford Institute of Technology earlier this month.
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UCC strengthens its relationship with Guilin University of Electronic Engineering (GUET)
28.05.2009

A visit to UCC this week by a university delegation from Guilin, China, has further developed UCC’s relationship with overseas partner institutions.
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UCC students launch new Theatre Company
29.05.2009

Students Jennifer Rogers and Rachel Yoder, who are completing their final year of Drama and Theatre Studies at UCC, have just launched ROUNDHOUSE, a new theatre company.
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Science and Technology Pilot Project
03.06.2009

Seven second level schools were represented at the launch of the Sensors in Transition pilot project in UCC recently. Each team of students delivered a Powerpoint presentation of the results they obtained on research projects they carried out in their schools using datalogging equipment.
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Fulbright Scholar Awards for Law
03.06.2009

Dr Siobhán Mullally has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar award to Columbia Law School, NY, and Temple Law School, Philadelphia, for the academic year 2009-2010. Siobhán is a graduate of the European University Institute, Florence (PhD), the London School of Economics (LLM) and UCC (BCL). She has taught at UCC since 1995 and previously lectured at the University of Hull, UK and at the University of Peshawar, Pakistan.
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Creating a successful start-up company – UCC Conference
04.06.2009

The key elements required to start a technology company – either biotech or hi-tech - will be the focus of a conference taking place in UCC on June 9th next. Leading entrepreneurial experts will gather for the conference titled “Entrepreneurship - How to create a technology start-up”.
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Professor Peter Woodman honoured
05.06.2009

Peter Woodman, Emeritus Professor of Archaeology in UCC, has been awarded the Prehistoric Society's Europa Prize. The award was presented at a one-day conference held in his honour.
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Chinese University President delivers lecture in UCC
05.06.2009

A further stage in the relationship between UCC and Beijing Technology and Business University (BTBU) was marked recently when the President of BTBU, Professor Tan Xiangyong, was conferred with an honorary professorship by the President of UCC, Dr Michael Murphy.
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Honorary Conferrings 2009
05.06.2009

Five leading figures in the world of education, sport, politics, health and human rights, were honoured by the National University of Ireland during a ceremony to confer honorary doctorates at University College Cork today (Friday, June 5th 2009).
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Graduate School Erasmus Mobility Scholar Programme
08.06.2009

The Graduate School Erasmus Mobility Scholar Programme will be launched tomorrow Tuesday, June 9th 2009 in the Council Room, North Wing, UCC at 5pm.
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Workshop for Final Year Students
09.06.2009

If you are a final year student and wish to enhance your employability skills, then please come along to the two-day workshop taking place in UCC on Thursday and Friday next, June 11th and 12th.
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Eli Lilly supports UCC Programme
09.06.2009

Eli Lilly has announced its support for the Cancer Biology PhD Scholars Programme at UCC that was funded by the Health Research Board in 2007. It is the first dedicated PhD training Programme in Cancer Biology to be established in Ireland and has already generated intensive international demand for places.
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Lost manuscript launched online
11.06.2009

The Desmond Survey, a lost manuscript of Professor John A. Murphy’s, is today (June 11th 2009) being launched online at the Irish Conference of Historians in Limerick.
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Careers Workshop for PhD Students
11.06.2009

Are you a PhD student with a keen eye on your future? Would you like to benefit from the insights of PhD graduates with thriving, fulfilling careers?
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Calling Contract Researchers at UCC
12.06.2009

The Association of Research Contract Staff (ACRS) was set up in UCC in 2006 to provide help, advice and a voice for research contract staff both within UCC and nationally.
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UCC Teams win All-Island Enterprise Awards
12.06.2009

Two Teams from University College Cork (UCC) were awarded top prizes at the 2009 Enterprise Ireland Student Enterprise Awards, Ireland’s biggest third level business awards.
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Summer Concert of Musical Favourites
15.06.2009

A concert in aid of the Vanbrugh Quartet Scholarship Fund will take place on Friday next, June 19th in the Aula Maxima at 8pm.
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Voters’ choice
15.06.2009

Does the design of the ballot paper impact on voters’ choice? This is the question being addressed by researchers at UCC’s Department of Government.
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Stories of the crime genre
15.06.2009

Writing about crime has exerted a special fascination upon millions of readers worldwide since Edgar Allan Poe created the first fictional detective, Auguste Dupin, with the publication of The Murders in the Rue Morgue in 1841.
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Seminar on Placement Programmes
16.06.2009

As part of the Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) funded project, Roadmap for Employment Academic Partnerships (REAP), a seminar on undergraduate work placement programmes will be held in UCC on Thursday, 18th June from 09.30-12.45 in West Wing 5.
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Award for Accounting & Finance Academic
17.06.2009

Michelle Carr, a lecturer in Accounting & Finance at UCC was recently awarded the Edward Cahill prize for the best paper in the Irish Accounting Review over the three years 2006-2008.
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UCC Researcher wins prestigious Fellowship to Canada
17.06.2009

Dr Anne Oxbrough, Department of Zoology, Ecology and Plant Science (ZEPS), UCC has been awarded an INSPIRE International Mobility Fellowship Award by the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET).
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Exciting opportunities for UCC Government students
17.06.2009

Students of UCC’s BSc Government degree course recently began work placement in the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh and the Massachusetts State Legislature in Boston.
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Summer Conferrings at UCC
18.06.2009

Some 420 graduates, mainly in Medicine & Health, will be conferred during this year’s UCC’s annual summer conferring ceremonies taking place today (Thursday, June 18th 2009).
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Microelectronics Award for UCC PhD Student
18.06.2009

UCC student, Saeid Daneshgar is this year's winner of the MIDAS Ireland Outstanding Research Publication Award for PhD students.
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Translational Health Research Conference
19.06.2009

UCC’s College of Medicine and Health, in association with Pfizer and Cork Cancer Research Centre, will host a one-day research conference at Brookfield Health Sciences Complex on Wednesday, June 24th 2009.
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Glucksman Fellow awarded place on International Curatorial Summer School
19.06.2009

Glucksman Fellow, Claire Feeley, has been awarded a place on the prestigious international curatorial summer school at the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland.

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Rebecca Storm star attraction for concert on the Quad
19.06.2009

The annual open-air charity concert, A Summer’s Evening on the Quad will this year feature Rebecca Storm as its main attraction. The concert will take place on Friday, July 31st at 8pm.
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UCC Book for Scientific American
22.06.2009

Scientific American, the prestigious popular science magazine, targets both academic and lay audiences. It is the oldest continuously-published magazine in the US with a worldwide circulation exceeding 600,000. Its Book Club has selected Professor David Sheehan’s (Biochemistry Dept) “Physical Biochemistry: Principles and Applications” (John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 0470856033, 9780470856031; 424pp) for feature this coming August.  
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UCC academic wins award from Canadian Government
25.06.2009

Dr Maeve Conrick, Dean of Arts, Vice Head, College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, Department of French, UCC, has been presented with a Canadian Government Faculty Enrichment Award.
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US Congressional Delegation visits UCC
25.06.2009

A high level delegation from the US Congress will visit UCC tomorrow, Saturday June 27th 2009 at the start of a five-day official visit to Ireland.
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UCC scientists publish in prestigious journal
29.06.2009

A team of scientists led by Dr Max Dow and Dr Robert Ryan at the BIOMERIT Research Centre, Department of Microbiology, UCC has discovered extensive similarities between a strain of bacteria commonly associated with plants and one increasingly linked to opportunistic infections in hospital patients.
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Training for supervisors highlighted in NAIRTL survey
30.06.2009

Academic staff want to see more initiatives that provide training or support for their supervision activities, according to a survey of 400 academic staff carried out by NAIRTL’s Graduate Studies Working Group.
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Minister for Foreign Affairs launches “Conor Cruise O’Brien: Violent Notions”
30.06.2009

“Conor Cruise O’Brien: Violent Notions” by Dr Diarmuid Whelan, Lecturer in International Politics in the School of History, UCC, was launched recently by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Micheál Martin.
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UCC scientists appointed to panel of experts
30.06.2009

The Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) to the Government, Professor Patrick Cunningham, has appointed nine distinguished Irish scientists to his Panel of Experts. The panel includes UCC scientists, Professor Tom Cotter, Department of Biochemistry and Professor Alan Dobson, Director, Environmental Research Institute.
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Revealing the Secret Music Practices of Italian Renaissance Convents
01.07.2009

Sacred Hearts, Secret Music is the latest ground-breaking recording co-directed by Dr Laurie Stras and Ms Deborah Roberts, visiting voice teacher at University College Cork. The women’s vocal ensembles Musica Secreta and the Celestial Sirens recorded sacred music by composers Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina and Cipriano de Rore as it might have been sung in Italian Renaissance convents.
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Engineers of the future attend “Enlightened Electronics” at Tyndall
02.07.2009

Tyndall National Institute played host recently to a group of talented, young students with aspirations towards careers in science and engineering.

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New UCC postgraduate programme to benefit the health sector
03.07.2009

How economic decision-making can be applied to the health care sector will be the focus of a new postgraduate programme launched by UCC's Department of Economics.
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A First for Primary Teachers
06.07.2009

A group of 53 primary teachers took a major step in putting scientific exploration in the hands of their students when they attended a week-long series of lectures and workshops at UCC’s College of Science, Engineering & Food Science (SEFS).
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Fehily Timoney & Company celebrates long-standing partnership with UCC
07.07.2009

Cork-based consulting engineering company, Fehily Timoney & Company, recently presented the final part of a €50,000 corporate donation to UCC's heritage fund, made over a period of five years.
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UCC students to represent Ireland in Chinese!
08.07.2009

Four Irish students from the Irish Institute of Chinese Studies in UCC will represent Ireland in a Chinese proficiency competition in Hunan Province in China, throughout July and August.
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Tyndall renews contract with European Space Agency
09.07.2009

Tyndall National Institute, UCC, announced on Wednesday, July 8th 2009 the renewal of a five year contract worth over €750,000 with the European Space Agency (ESA).
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Options for Mature Students
09.07.2009

UCC is adopting a more "active" approach to helping mature students build higher-level skills in anticipation of economic growth. Places are being made available to mature students in a number of areas where skills shortages are known to exist through a summer entry route via the CAO with a closing date of Friday, July 17th 2009.
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Collaboration between UCC and Cork Prison
10.07.2009

The Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR) at UCC recently concluded its Second Annual Course on Citizenship and the Law in Cork Prison.
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International conference on PhD Research in Microelectronics and Electronics
13.07.2009

This week, Tyndall National Institute and UCC are hosting the 5th international conference on PhD Research in Microelectronics and Electronics, PRIME 2009.
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Prestigious Scholarship for UCC Graduate
13.07.2009

Ms Katja Frimberger, who completed her Masters in Drama & Theatre Studies in UCC in 2008, and has spent the last year working in Venezuela, has been awarded a valuable three-year scholarship in Glasgow University.

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Students research infectious diseases
13.07.2009

Twelve science undergraduates may have their Eureka moment when they take part in a twelve week research programme hosted by UCC this summer.
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Tyndall PhD Student receives award for excellence in chemical science
14.07.2009

Micheál Scanlon, a PhD student at the Tyndall National Institute, UCC has been awarded the 2009 Ronald Belcher Award by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).
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International Dairy Science Award for UCC Academic
15.07.2009

Professor Alan Kelly, Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, and Dean of Graduate Studies of UCC has been awarded the Danisco International Dairy Science Award.
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UCC’s Boole Library acquires Seán O’Faoláin Collection
16.07.2009

UCC has acquired correspondence papers of Irish writer, Seán O’Faoláin. The letters contain correspondence between Seán O’Faoláin and solicitor, Major Gerald F. Fox, while O’Faoláin was undertaking research for his book, Newman’s Way in 1952.
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The Iveragh Peninsula: A Cultural Atlas of the Ring of Kerry
17.07.2009

The Iveragh Peninsula: A Cultural Atlas of the Ring of Kerry (editors John Crowley and John Sheehan (UCC), published by Cork University Press, will be launched today (Friday, July 17th 2009) by John A Murphy, Emeritus Professor of History, UCC and John O'Donoghue, TD, An Ceann Comhairle at Tech Amergin Community and Arts and Education Centre, Waterville, County Kerry.
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MMI Clinician Scientist Fellowship Programme Annual Meeting
17.07.2009

The first Molecular Medicine Ireland (MMI) Clinician Scientist Fellowship Programme (CSFP) Annual Meeting took place earlier this month at NUI Galway.
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Then + Now: Evolving Art Practices opens at the Glucksman
17.07.2009

Then + Now: Evolving Art Practices will open in the Lewis Glucksman Gallery on Tuesday, July 21st. The exhibition features selected artists from the University College Cork Art Collection.

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UCC Law Faculty hosts Fifth Annual e-Law Summer Institute
20.07.2009

UCC's Law Faculty hosts the e-Law Summer Institute (eLSI) from July 6th-24th 2009.  Initiated in the summer of 2005, the eLSI focuses on the emerging policy and law of the information age.
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MA Drama and Theatre Studies presents plays at the Granary
20.07.2009

ONE TWO THREE BOOM is a series of three separate plays presented by the MA Drama and Theatre Studies students. The plays will run in the Granary Theatre starting tonight (Monday, July 20th 2009).
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Influenza Response Team
20.07.2009

The HSE has advised that H1N1 Influenza is circulating in Ireland. UCC has a Influenza Response Team in place which includes expert members from across the University to implement  the recommendations contained in the National Pandemic Influenza Plan.
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UCC Welcomes Smart Economy Drive
23.07.2009

University College Cork (UCC) welcomes the launch of the strategy “Technology Actions to Support the Smart Economy”, announced recently by the Energy and Communications Minister Éamon Ryan, and Minister of State responsible for the Information Society, Conor Lenihan.
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UCC to be represented at Perpignan Carillon Festival
23.07.2009

This year's annual Perpignan Carillon Festival will feature a number of European educational institutions which provide courses in carillon studies.
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Mekelle University Graduation
27.07.2009

UCC’s Department of Food Business & Development has in the last four years developed a unique MSc programme in Rural Development with Mekelle University in Ethiopia, delivered through blended learning methods including distance learning, intensive block teaching, tutorials and a research thesis.
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SFI Funding for UCC Researchers
28.07.2009

Dr Louise Kenny and Professor John Atkins are set to share in research funding awards of €20.7million announced recently by Conor Lenihan TD, Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation.
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English Language Summer School at UCC
28.07.2009

The Language Centre at UCC is currently running a very successful English Language Summer School until the end of August. Students can enrol for a minimum of one week.
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UCC and IMI announce the commencement of negotiations
29.07.2009

University College Cork (UCC) and the Irish Management Institute (IMI) have announced the commencement of exclusive negotiations between the two bodies aimed at reaching agreement on the IMI merging with UCC.
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Sporting Heroes Honoured
04.08.2009

The Southside Sports Awards were presented at the Cork International Airport Hotel recently and UCC sports stars were once again well represented. UCC Graduate, Ronan O’Gara, received the April Award for his performances in Ireland’s historic Grand Slam rugby win.
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Postgraduate Places Available at UCC for Unemployed Graduates
06.08.2009

On the 4th August the government announced details of part-time postgraduate third-level places for unemployed workers under the Higher Education Authority Labour Market Activation Programme.
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Overturning Your Immunity To Change.
14.08.2009

Managers who wish to improve personal and team performance at work are often the biggest stumbling blocks to making it happen. This uncomfortable fact is likely to raise some eyebrows when Professor Robert Kegan of Harvard University, one of the leading experts in the field of professional development, leads a workshop Cork on September 16th next.
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Reducing health care expenditure or increasing the pain?
14.08.2009

Recommendations from the An Bord Snip report include reducing health expenditure in the form of increasing the drugs payment scheme (DPS) co-payment by 25% and the introduction of a €5 co-payment for general medical services (GMS) patients have come under strong criticism recently.
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UCC best placed to meet Smart Economy needs
17.08.2009

The points required to take courses in Engineering, Mathematical Science, Physics and Astrophysics at UCC are the highest in Ireland for these programmes and overall, the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS) has declared itself very satisfied with the quality of student intake this year.
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UCC students depart for China
19.08.2009

UCC, the Irish Institute of Chinese Studies and UCC Confucius Institute, recently bade farewell to newly awarded scholarship students and to students attending a cultural exchange summer camp in Shanghai.
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European Symposium on European Citizenship
20.08.2009

The Alliance Française de Cork and College of Business & Law, UCC are proud to present their European Symposium 2009 on European Citizenship. This event will take place in Devere Hall, UCC, on Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 from 8.30am to 6.30pm.
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Primary school children discover the wonders of science
20.08.2009

Over 100 Primary school children between the ages of 8 and 12 recently participated in the Primary Science summer camps at UCC. The two-week programme included two courses - the original “Super Science” course where children experience a broad range of science subjects, and the newly developed “Sci Files-The Investigators” course.
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Let’s Talk – Irish Women’s Voices in Europe
20.08.2009

How Irish women have benefitted from EU membership will be the focus of discussion at a one-day public consultative conference taking place at UCC on Tuesday, September 8th 2009.
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UCC research shows that giving up smoking helps pregnancies
21.08.2009

A major international study involving UCC researchers has found that giving up smoking early in pregnancy reverses the risks of complications. A set of proteins in the blood of pregnant women has also been identified that may predict the development of preeclampsia.
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Funding for Renaissance Humanism Project
27.08.2009

Dr Jason Harris (History Department, UCC) co-director of the Centre for Neo-Latin Studies, has been awarded an IRCHSS project grant to examine the earliest evidence of Renaissance influences in Ireland.
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College of Business and Law continues to attract high calibre students
21.08.2009

Professor Irene Lynch-Fannon, Head of the College of Business and Law at UCC is delighted that this college continues to attract high calibre students to its range of degree programmes.
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Divers Tongues
27.08.2009

The 19th Annual Conference of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA) will take place in UCC on 2-5 September. The conference is the leading international forum for Second Language Acquisition research, which is concerned with theoretical and experimental approaches to exploring the processes and mechanisms underlying the phenomenon of language development beyond one’s first language
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International Cancer Conference
02.09.2009

The International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy of Cancer will be held in UCC on September 2nd-4th. This prestigious congress is being hosted by the Cork Cancer Research Centre and will also feature the 3rd Conference of the Irish Socity for Gene & Cell Therapy.
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New vaccine to transform cancer and flu treatment in elderly
03.09.2009

Although billions are spent on vaccinating the elderly against the flu, recent studies have shown that there is no survival advantage because of changes in the immune response with aging.
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Symposium on European Citizenship
04.09.2009

The Alliance Française de Cork and the College of Business and Law, UCC hosted a Symposium on European Citizenship on Tuesday last, September 1st 2009.

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UCC Orientation 2009
04.09.2009

Orientation 2009 runs at UCC from September 7th-20th for First Year and transfer students. The Orientation Programme coincides with Registration. During the weekend of September 19th and 20th, the University will host a Freshers Fest.
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Publication of Report on Independence of the Judiciary in Pakistan, 2009
07.09.2009

The International Bar Association, Human Rights Institute, report A Long March to Justice: A report on judicial independence and integrity in Pakistan was released on September 4th.
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NAIRTL goes Global
07.09.2009

A conference for school principals of India will take place in Guwahati, India in early October. Jennifer Murphy, Project Manager of the National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (NAIRTL), has been invited to address the conference delegates. The number of attendees is expected to be in the region of 200.
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Conferring Ceremonies at University College Cork (UCC) - September 7th 2009
07.09.2009

Over 500 students graduated today (September 7th 2009) on the first day of UCC's week-long Autumn Conferring Ceremonies. Among the undergraduate and postgraduate students who graduated were 181 from the College of Business and Law, 153 from the College of Science, Engineering & Food Science and 184 from the College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences.
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Third Level Access Scheme extends to all secondary schools
08.09.2009

The Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) is being extended by the seven universities, DIT and the seven colleges of education from 305 to all 730 secondary schools in Ireland.
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Conferring Ceremonies at University College Cork – September 8th 2009
08.09.2009

Conferring ceremonies continued today (September 8th 2009) at University College Cork with over 500 undergraduate and postgraduate students graduating from the College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences.
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25th place for Ireland in Global Competitiveness Report
09.09.2009

Ireland’s competitiveness performance has deteriorated, dropping three places to 25th of 130 countries in the annual Global Competitiveness Report published today (September 9th 2009).
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Conferring Ceremonies at University College Cork - September 9th 2009
09.09.2009

Conferring ceremonies continued today (September 9th 2009) at University College Cork with over 500 undergraduate and postgraduate students graduating from the College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences and the College of Science, Engineering & Food Science.
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Conferring Ceremonies at University College Cork - September 10th 2009
10.09.2009

Conferring ceremonies continued today (September 10th 2009) at University College Cork with over 500 undergraduate and postgraduate students graduating from the Colleges of Science, Engineering & Food Science, Medicine & Health and Business & Law.
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Conferring Ceremonies at University College Cork – September 11th 2009
11.09.2009

Conferring ceremonies concluded today (September 11th 2009) at University College Cork with over 200 undergraduate and postgraduate students graduating from the College of Business & Law.
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World’s most advanced fibre-to-the-home network concept demonstrated in Irish research laboratory
11.09.2009

Mr Conor Lenihan TD, Minister for Science, Technology, & Innovation, visiting Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork, one of Ireland’s leading research facilities, today (Friday, September 11th 2009) announced that it has demonstrated a ground-breaking advance in fibre-to-the-home networks.
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Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre playing key role in the Smart Economy
11.09.2009

“The Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre at University College Cork and Teagasc is playing a very important role in exploring commercial opportunities in both the pharma and food sectors here, and this emerging area offers enormous possibilities in the future for Ireland,” Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, Conor Lenihan TD said today (Friday, September 11th 2009).
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UCC Academic elected Fellow of the Irish Academy of Management
14.09.2009

Dr James S. Walsh, Lecturer in Management & Director of the Executive MBA Programme at UCC, was elected Fellow of the Irish Academy of Management at its Annual Meeting in Galway recently.
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Irish Women’s Voices on Europe
14.09.2009

Academic research has shown that after the farming community, Irish women have benefitted most from EU membership. Yet it also shows that Irish women are more likely than their male counterparts to reject EU treaties, a fact supported by the latest TNS MRBI poll which shows that 52% of male voters say that they will vote yes in the forthcoming referendum on the Lisbon Treaty compared with just 41% of female voters.
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Optical breakthough at Tyndall
15.09.2009

Photonics - the study and application of devices that transmit and control light signals and the underlying technology supporting everything from the Internet and telecommunications to DVD players and supermarket checkouts - becomes the focus of attention over the coming days as the Photonics Ireland 2009 conference takes place in Kinsale (September 14th-16th, 2009).
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Horgan Papers donated to UCC Library
15.09.2009

Professor John Horgan, Press Ombudsman, has donated material relating to his grandfather, the Cork businessman John J. Horgan to UCC Library, marking the occasion of the republication of his grandfather’s book Parnell to Pearse.
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Brazilian Ambassador visits UCC
15.09.2009

The Brazilian Ambassador, HE Pedro Fernando Bretas Bastos and his wife, Mrs Margarida Bretas Bastos paid a courtesy visit to UCC President, Dr Michael Murphy on September 14th 2009.
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International Symposium for Engineering Education 2010
16.09.2009

The 3rd International Symposium for Engineering Education (ISEE2010) will take place in UCC on July 1st and 2nd 2010 under the theme “Educating Engineers for a Changing World - leading transformation from an unsustainable global society”.
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Prestigious Award for UCC Cartographer
16.09.2009

Mike Murphy, Cartographer, Department of Geography, UCC, has won the Society of Cartographers 2009 ‘Wallis Award', for his work on the The Iveragh Peninsula: A Cultural Atlas of the Ring of Kerry (Cork University Press).
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Milk research to improve health
17.09.2009

The health-giving properties of milk are being investigated with the aim of developing new healthy products by Food for Health Ireland, a consortium of four Irish research institutions and four dairy companies. The first meeting of the consortium takes places this week in Cork.
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Diabetes Management in Primary Care
18.09.2009

Diabetes is an increasing health problem. Type 2 Diabetes accounts for approximately 80-90% of all cases. Screening for diabetes in the community and actively managing Pre-Diabetes can prevent these patients progression to developing Type 2 Diabetes.
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Ernst & Young Cork continues support of UCC PLUS+ Programme
21.09.2009

Recently at UCC, Ernst & Young announced their continued support of the UCC PLUS+ Programme by continuing to fund a number of students to complete their undergraduate studies at the university.
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Graduate generic competences - NAIRTL Symposium
22.09.2009

Generic competences are the skills, attitudes, and knowledge that a student acquires over the course of their studies and can be applied in a variety of job and life situations.
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Rapping Science!
22.09.2009

Can you rap science? This is the question being posed to Irish second-level students in a new competition as part of Science Week 2009. Science Raps Challenge is aimed at encouraging young people to express their thoughts about science and technology through rap music.
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Breaking the Barriers – Exhibition and Public Lecture
22.09.2009

Professor Patrick Fitzpatrick, Head of the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science at UCC will welcome staff, students and the public to the launch of a photographic exhibition at the Western Gateway Building on Thursday, September 24th at 6.00 pm. The Exhibition will be launched by Brian Crowley MEP and will be followed by a public lecture at 7pm by photojournalist, Eileen O’Leary.
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Outstanding Achievement
23.09.2009

Congratulations to Lisa Cummins who becomes the first Irish person to swim the English Channel both ways. Lisa, a PhD student in Computer Science at UCC, becomes the first female in the world to complete the swim without ever having completed a channel crossing before and joins an elite club of just 20 people who have done so.
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Business Seminar for Pharmacy Students
23.09.2009

Final-year Pharmacy students at UCC are this week (September 21st-23rd) participating in a three-day Business Seminar at the university.
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Boat Naming Ceremony
24.09.2009

Earlier this year UCC Rowing Club purchased new Filippi Men’s Coxed Four and Coxless Pair racing boats. The Club Committee for 2008/09 decided to use this opportunity to recognise the valuable contribution made by two individuals to UCC Rowing.
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Treatment still takes precedence over prevention
24.09.2009

It has been suggested that in the history of mankind few ideas have attracted such support in the abstract and neglect in practice as the primacy of prevention.
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UCC participates in European diabetes education project
24.09.2009

The Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery at UCC will represent Ireland in an EU project to improve patient education skills of health care professionals in relation to diabetes.
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UCC Expert Called in by British Museum
25.09.2009

Anglo-Saxon expert, Professor Elisabeth Okasha of University College Cork has been called in by the British Museum to help analyse one piece of the Staffordshire hoard, one of the most exciting archaeological finds ever discovered in Britain.
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Visit of the Japanese Ambassador
25.09.2009

Professors Graham Parkes and Fan Hong (Heads of the Schools of Philosophy & Sociology and Asian Studies) are delighted to announce a visit by His Excellency, Toshinao Urabe, Ambassador of Japan to Ireland, to UCC on Monday next, September 28th 2009.
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Reducing tooth decay in Irish children and teenagers
25.09.2009

A Health Research Board funded initiative, based at University College Cork (UCC) has produced a comprehensive evidence-based guideline to reduce tooth decay (dental caries) in Irish children.
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University Presidents vote “Yes” to secure future of Higher Education
25.09.2009

The Presidents of the seven universities today (September 25th 2009) expressed their strong collective support for Ireland's positive engagement at the heart of the European Union, in the context of the coming referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.

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Lord Mayor addresses UCC Government Workshop
28.09.2009

At a recent workshop, organised by UCC’s Department of Government, the Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Dara Murphy advised local councillors to ‘play the media game’ and to be more aware of how the media works if they wish to progress in their political careers.
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Report on migrant children shows value of friendships
29.09.2009

Having friends and making connections with others is more important to migrant children than emphasising their national or ethnic differences. While migrant children do have their own views on national identity, which vary a lot, a desire to make new friends and to keep up old friendships is what dominates their stories.
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Obesity epidemic strain on public finances
29.09.2009

An obesity epidemic is set to place significant strain on public expenditure in the coming decades unless effective means of tackling it are found, according to the Director of the Centre of Excellence for Public Health, based at Queen’s University.
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Minister Seán Haughey officially opens NAIRTL Symposium
30.09.2009

Seán Haughey, TD, Minister of State, Department of Education and Science today (September 30th 2009) officially opened the NAIRTL Symposium on “Integrating generic competences in the curriculum.”
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UCC hosts Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference
01.10.2009

Postnatal depression in first-time mothers, the use of information technology to improve patient care, self-neglect of older adults, ethical issues at end of life care are among the topics which will be discussed at a conference in UCC next week.
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UCC Research Facility part of new EU Infrastructure Project
02.10.2009

The UCC atmospheric simulation chamber run by Dr John Wenger and Dr Dean Venables (both of the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Research Institute) has recently become part of the EU-funded EUROCHAMP project.
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UCC makes bread last longer
05.10.2009

Food scientists at University College Cork have developed a revolutionary method to increase the shelf-life of bread by up to 14 days, a breakthrough that has now been patented and licensed to Puratos, the Belgian-based multinational food ingredients company.
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Drive to fill over 1000 higher education places for students with disabilities
06.10.2009

The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE), aimed at all school leavers with disabilities, is being launched by the seven universities, Athlone IT, DIT, National College of Ireland and the Mater Dei Institute of Education. The official launch takes place at University College Cork today (Tuesday, October 6th 2009).
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UCC and Energy Sense Ireland collaborate on Energy Saving software development
06.10.2009

University College Cork (UCC) and Energy Sense Ireland Ltd (ESI) have announced a strategic partnership agreement supported by Enterprise Ireland to develop Eco software to help manage and reduce power consumed by IT equipment.
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Celebrating Positive Ageing at UCC
07.10.2009

An exhibition of photographs submitted by the general public as part of Age Action Ireland’s Positive Ageing photographic competition (sponsored by the ESB) will be launched at the Jennings Gallery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, College Road on Tuesday, October 13th.
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UCC Climbs Higher in World Rankings
08.10.2009

UCC has climbed a further 19 places in the world university rankings and according to the latest Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) survey, stands at 207th place.
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UCC and Pfizer Ireland collaborate on Leadership Development Programme
08.10.2009

The Department of Management and Marketing at UCC has launched a new programme on Leadership and Organisation with Pfizer Ireland. The course is aimed at Pfizer staff with future senior management and leadership potential.
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Open Day 2009
09.10.2009

UCC's Open Day for Schools will take place tomorrow, Saturday, October 10th 2009 from 10am to 3.30pm.
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Management & Marketing Department hosts Business Lecture Series
09.10.2009

The Department of Management & Marketing at UCC is presenting a series of lectures by Maurice Biriotti, Chief Executive of SHM, and Adjunct Professor to the Department of Management and Marketing.
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Top Honour for UCC Government Student
12.10.2009

The Washington Ireland Programme (WIP) celebrated its 15th anniversary recently with a gala ceremony in Dublin Castle attended by the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, and the US Ambassador to Ireland, Daniel M. Rooney.
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Flown the Nest
13.10.2009

Flown the Nest is published today (October 13th 2009) by Cork University Press. Hanna Greally spent the best part of the 1940s and 1950s incarcerated in a psychiatric hospital in the Irish Midlands. Her terrible suffering was recounted in Bird’s Nest Soup (2008).
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Changes in the Uplands
13.10.2009

Land abandonment is as big a threat to the ecology of upland areas as overexploitation and EU subsidy driven over-stocking was in the recent past 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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Top Prize for UCC Civil Engineering Students
14.10.2009

UCC Civil Engineering graduates, Paul Whooly and Brendan Casey have won first prize in the Graduate and Student Paper Competition of the Institute of Civil Engineers 2009.
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New Chair of Irish Research Council
14.10.2009

The Minister for Education and Science has appointed Professor Caroline Fennell as Chairperson of the Irish Research Council for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS).
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Promoting Positive Ageing
14.10.2009

A series of lunchtime seminars on ageing and diet, physical health and mental health concludes at UCC tomorrow Tuesday, October 20th at 1.15pm with a presentation on the theme “Mental Health in the Elderly” by Professor Ted Dinan, Professor of Psychiatry, Cork Neuroscience Group and Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, UCC.
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NY Academy of Sciences
15.10.2009

Professor Gregory Provan, Department of Computer Science, UCC has been invited to give a talk at the Academy of Sciences in New York.
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Annual Austrian History Lecture
15.10.2009

The European Studies programme which is run by UCC’s School of History and School of Geography and Archaeology will host the Annual Austrian History Lecture on Tuesday next, October 20th at 5pm.

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UCC prescribes for Finland!
15.10.2009

UCC’s Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery recently welcomed a delegation from the Universities of Applied Sciences in Jyväskylä, Vaasa and Oulu, Finland.
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Happy 5th Birthday Glucksman Gallery!
17.10.2009

On October 14th the Glucksman Gallery celebrated its 5th birthday with launch of a new look website http://www.glucksman.org  To mark the occasion Loretta Brennan Glucksman and UCC President, Dr Michael Murphy officially launched the website in the gallery.
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New Risk Management Analytics Research Collaboration announced between UCC and IBM
19.10.2009

University College Cork (UCC), IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the Industrial Development Agency of Ireland (IDA Ireland) have announced a new Risk Management Analytics research collaboration, joining IBM's worldwide network of advanced analytic centres in the US, Germany and UK.
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Association of Third-Level Teachers of German of Ireland
20.10.2009

An event which brings together all academics involved in German Studies in Ireland, the annual conference of the Association of Third-Level Teachers of German of Ireland (ATLTGI), took place recently in UCC.
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Making Ireland Roman: Irish Neo-Latin Writers and the Republic of Letters
21.10.2009

Making Ireland Roman is published today (October 21st 2009) by Cork University Press (CUP).  The book is edited by two UCC scholars namely Jason Harris from the Department of History and Keith Sidwell formerly of the Department of Classics.
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Distinguished Sociologist, Professor Carol Smart
21.10.2009

The Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21), UCC (Family, Gender, Sexualities Research Group) is this week hosting Visiting Professor, Professor Carol Smart. Professor Smart is Co-Director of The Morgan Centre for the Study of Relationships and Personal Life, University of Manchester, UK.
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Biennial Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference
21.10.2009

“Keeping Children Safe: Critical Times, Critical Issues: is the title of a conference taking place at UCC on Friday next, October 23rd 2009.

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Islam in Ireland
22.10.2009

Islam has become one of the fastest growing religions in Ireland and the third largest religious community. At University College Cork (UCC), a pioneering research project is currently underway which will investigate the development and place of Islam in Ireland.
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Archaeological Exhibition
22.10.2009

The Department of Archaeology is currently celebrating its centenary year with a programme of guest lectures, conferences and other events. These include a photographic exhibition to be opened by UCC President, Dr Michael Murphy at 6pm today (October 22nd 2009) in the foyer of the Boole Library. All are welcome to attend.
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International Olympiad Bronze Medal for UCC student
22.10.2009

UCC President, Dr Michael Murphy today (October 22nd 2009) hosted a reception for Electrical Engineering Student, David McCarthy.  David, a former pupil of CBS Midleton, won the bronze medal in this year’s International Olympiad on Informatics, which was held in Bulgaria.
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UCC launches School of Asian Studies
23.10.2009

UCC President, Dr Michael Murphy recently launched Ireland’s first School of Asian Studies. The launch was followed by round table discussions at the National University of Ireland with the Ambassadors of six Asian nations.
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UCC hosts delegation from the University of Montana
23.10.2009

One of UCC's key strategic partners in the western United States, the University of Montana (UM) is visiting UCC this week. The high level delegation is being led by UM President, Professor George Dennison.

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Government Invests €7.9 million in Early Career Researchers
23.10.2009

“It is vital that we have in Ireland the mechanism to keep and attract to Ireland highly skilled, early-stage career researchers,” Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, Mr Conor Lenihan TD, said earlier this week as he announced Government funding of €7.9million.

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JG Farrell in His Own Words: Selected Letters and Diaries
28.10.2009

JG Farrell in His Own Words: Selected Letters and Diaries edited by Lavinia Greacen will be launched by Irish writer, John Banville this evening (Wednesday, October 28th 2009) in the Royal Irish Academy.
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Curry Compounds Kill Cancer Cells
28.10.2009

Molecules found in a curry spice have been shown to kill oesophageal cancer cells in the laboratory, reveals research published in the British Journal of Cancer today (Wednesday, October 28th 2009).
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Tyndall National Institute, UCC to share in €7m funding
29.10.2009

Tyndall National Institute, UCC is among four US-Ireland R&D partnership projects to share in funding valued at €7m.
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University College Cork (UCC) launches Strategic Plan 2009-2012
29.10.2009

Plans for the future of University College Cork were unveiled on Wednesday, October 28th 2009 when UCC President, Dr Michael Murphy launched the University's Strategic Plan 2009-2012.
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UCC leads €7.5m project to help babies
02.11.2009

A researcher at University College Cork, Dr Geraldine Boylan, will jointly lead a €7.5 million international project to develop new drug treatments for seizures in newborn babies.
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Professor Fergus Shanahan awarded “David Sun” Lecture
02.11.2009

UCC’s Professor Fergus Shanahan, MD, FACG, was awarded the prestigious “David Sun” Lecture at the American College of Gastroenterology annual Postgraduate course in San Diego recently.
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Tánaiste opens Tyndall's new €48.7 million research building
02.11.2009

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Mary Coughlan TD, today (November 2nd 2009) officially opened the Government funded Tyndall National Institute’s new state-of-the-art research building, representing a remarkable addition to Ireland’s capabilities in nanoscale semiconductor research.
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“Making Thriving a Reality: Towards and Beyond Mental Health Recovery”
03.11.2009

A two-day Conference on Mental Health Recovery will take place on November 4th and 5th in Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC between 9.15am and 5pm each day.
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Adhesive Dentistry the way forward
03.11.2009

UCC dental students are about to embark on a new set of modern techniques which will see fillings for patients becoming smaller and stronger. From this year, it will be official policy in the Cork Dental School that the material of choice for small and moderate sized caries cavities will be adhesive composites.
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University College Cork (UCC) and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) renew Joint PhD Agreement
05.11.2009

Dr Helke Hillebrand, Dean of Graduate Studies at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), visited UCC on November 4th 2009 to sign an updated agreement which facilitates the awarding of joint PhDs by the two institutions.
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Eminent Scientist to deliver British Biophysical Society Lecture
05.11.2009

Professor Helen Saibil, FRS, Bernal Professor of Structural Biology at Birkbeck College and Institute for Structural Molecular Biology, University of London, will deliver the Biophysical Society Lecture at UCC on Wednesday next, November 11th at 1pm in Room LG51, Cavanagh Building. The lecture is titled “Cryo Electron Microscopy of Chaperone Machines”. 

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Glucksman Gallery Craft Fair
06.11.2009

The Glucksman is delighted to welcome back for a second year the Lewis Glucksman Gallery Craft Fair. The Craft Fair will take place on Saturday and Sunday, November 7th and 8th and will offer visitors the opportunity to view and purchase the unique craftwork of some of Ireland’s leading craftsmakers.
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Conflicts of interest in Irish pharmaceutical regulation
08.11.2009

Despite the semblance of a prohibition on conflicts of interest by scientific experts involved in decision-making about the licensing of pharmaceuticals in Ireland, a study just published in the journal Social Science & Medicine shows that such conflicts of interest are ‘managed’ rather than prohibited by the Irish Medicines Board (IMB).
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Acclaimed literary biographer to visit UCC
09.11.2009

Sir Michael Holroyd, one of the most influential literary biographers of recent times, will deliver a talk at UCC on Wednesday, November 11th at 11am in the North Wing Council Room.
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Science Week at UCC “Celebrating Creativity and Innovation”
09.11.2009

Hundreds of students from primary and secondary schools will visit UCC this week to participate in exciting events to celebrate Science Week. November 8th-15th is National Science Week which aims to promote the relevance of Science, Engineering and Technology in everyday life and make them exciting and accessible to all.
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Annual Postgraduate Conference
09.11.2009

The Graduate School in UCC’s College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS) will host its second Postgraduate Conference on Saturday, November 14th 2009.
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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Swine’ Flu Vaccination Campaign begins in UCC
10.11.2009

The Student Health Department has commenced the vaccination programme against Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Swine ‘Flu in UCC. Dr Oonagh McKaigue, who is co-ordinating the vaccination programme in UCC, is pleased to confirm that so far over 280 people have received the PANDEMRIX vaccine over the last five days.
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Cork Film Forum
10.11.2009

Corona Cork Film Festival and MEDIA Desk Ireland, in partnership with the Department of Management and Marketing, UCC, hosted Cork Film Forum Friday last, November 6th.
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The digestive path
10.11.2009

1500 primary and secondary pupils from schools throughout Cork city and county learned all about the digestive system when they attended “It takes Guts” interactive shows in the City Hall Cork.

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World’s First Pharmaceutical Collaborative Best Practice Crystallization Web-Portal launched
10.11.2009

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Ms Mary Coughlan TD, has unveiled the world’s first Pharmaceutical Best Practice Portal http://www.BPX.ie designed for, and by, pharmaceutical industry and academic institutions. The event took place on Friday last, November 6th 2009.
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Understanding Microbes
11.11.2009

Too tiny to see without a microscope, microbes are essential for life on earth, but we pay a price in terms of sickness and death as a result of infection. At a Public Forum in UCC tomorrow Thursday, November 12th titled “Microbes and Mankind – how bacteria and viruses shape humanity”, a panel of eminent speakers will discuss how microbes affect our lives.
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“Empowering the Next Generation” - Showcasing International Development in UCC
11.11.2009

Perspectives on international development placements will be the theme of a seminar taking place in UCC on Friday, November 13th from 1-5pm in G01, Western Gate Building, Western Road, UCC, organised by the Department of Food Business & Development.
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Success for UCC Students
11.11.2009

Five UCC students were presented with gold medals recently by the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese at an awards ceremony for the Undergraduate Awards of Ireland. The ceremony took place at the Royal Irish Academy.
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Businesses fail to plan for retirement
12.11.2009

For many small business owners, the net value of their business is their second greatest asset, after the family home. Indeed, for some, it is their most valuable asset. Despite this, many don't take the time to devise a satisfactory succession plan.
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Internationally renowned sociologist to launch book
12.11.2009

Internationally renowned sociologist Klaus Eder will launch Critical Turns in Critical Theory: New Directions in Social and Political Thought, the Festschrift in honour of Piet Strydom at UCC today (November 12th 2009) at 5pm in the O’Rahilly Building, UCC.
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BioSciences Institute Researcher of the Year Awards 2009
12.11.2009

The winners of this year’s UCC BioSciences Institute Researcher of the Year competition were announced on November 9th 2009.
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Cork cancer scientists brief American scientists in New York
12.11.2009

To mark the tenth anniversary of the Cork Cancer Research Centre at UCC, Enterprise Ireland and the Consul General in New York hosted a reception to highlight the work of the Centre to interested parties in the United States.
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Conference of the Asian Studies Ireland Association (ASIA)
13.11.2009

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Micheál Martin TD, will present a keynote speech at the 2nd Annual Conference of the Asian Studies Ireland Association which takes place today, Friday, November 13th 2009.
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Better Options 2009
13.11.2009

University College Cork (UCC) in association with AHEAD (Association for Higher Education & Disability) and DAWN (Disability Advisors Working Network) are hosting a one-day event on Tuesday, November 17th for students with a disability or specific learning difficulty.
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Integrating research into education is essential for economic recovery
13.11.2009

The heads of national research funding organisations highlighted the necessity of integrating research into 3rd and 4th level education during a panel discussion at the National Academy’s Annual Conference in Trinity College Dublin on November 11th and 12th.
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UCC hosts Symposium on German-Irish Relations since 1989
16.11.2009

UCC’s German Department will host a symposium on the theme Spotlight Germany: German-Irish Relations since 1989 – Developing International Careers: Theory and Practice at UCC on Friday, November 20th 2009.
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Launch of LLM (Practitioner)
16.11.2009

The LLM (Practitioner) is an innovative masters programme developed collaboratively between the Faculty of Law, UCC and the Law Society of Ireland. The programme aims to facilitate practising legal professionals to gain an internationally recognised masters degree in a flexible manner, individually tailored to their needs and interests.
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Risk Management in Mental Health National Guidelines Launched
16.11.2009

National guidelines on risk management in mental health were launched on Friday last (November 13th 2009) at Dr Steeven’s Hospital, Dublin.
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British Ambassador to Ireland visits UCC
16.11.2009

The new British Ambassador to Ireland, HE Julian King, delivered a robust defence of the European Union (EU) during a lecture in UCC today (November 16th 2009) hosted by the Department of Government and attended by staff and students.
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Sisters: the personal story of an Irish Feminist
17.11.2009

Sisters : the personal story of an Irish Feminist is published today (November 17th 2009) by Attic Press an imprint of Cork University Press (CUP).
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International Honour for UCC Geology Student
17.11.2009

UCC Geology student, Dave McCarthy has been invited to represent Ireland at the Planet Earth Lisbon Event 2009 “Planet Earth, Present for the Future”, taking place in Lisbon from November 19th-22nd.
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Fusion Expo comes to Cork
17.11.2009

A travelling exhibition on fusion energy will be in Cork this week. The fusion Expo is held in conjunction with Discovery 2009, where Dr Paddy Mc Carthy from the Physics Department UCC and colleagues will be present to explain to school groups and members of the public the science and societal importance of this and other developing energy sources.
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Endangering Salmon
18.11.2009

The risk to wild Atlantic salmon populations of release of salmon bred in captivity would increase with global warming, according to a new study. 
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Going to the Well for Water: The Séamus Ennis Field Diary 1942-1946
19.11.2009

Going to the Well for Water: The Séamus Ennis Field Diary 1942-1946 edited by Ríonach uí Ógáin is published today (November 19th 2009) by Cork University Press.
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UCC Teaching Staff honoured by President McAleese
19.11.2009

UCC Teaching Staff, Dr Bettie Higgs and Marian McCarthy were honoured by the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese when they received a Special Commendation at the National Excellence in Teaching Awards at Dublin Castle earlier this week.
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Flood damage at UCC
20.11.2009

Substantial flood damage to a number of key buildings at University College Cork (UCC) has forced the postponement of all lectures for the week beginning November 23rd 2009. Lectures will resume as normal from Monday, November 30th 2009.
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REPORT ON MAJOR FLOOD DAMAGE AT UCC
24.11.2009

On Thursday  November 19th, after a prolonged period of rainfall, the River Lee burst its banks and flooded an extensive area of Cork City.  The main impacts were felt in the western side of the city, from Washington Street to the Lee Fields. 


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Public Consultation on Electoral Reform
25.11.2009

The recent financial crisis and meltdown of the Irish economy has sharpened focus on the role and workload of politicians in our system. In light of this, the Joint Houses of the Oireachtas Committee on the Constitution has been looking at the electoral system and how it determines the nature of politics in Ireland.
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Revolution in Ireland: Popular Militancy 1917 to 1923
26.11.2009

Revolution in Ireland: Popular Militancy 1917 to 1923 by Conor Kostick is published today (November 26th 2009) by Cork University Press.
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Thanksgiving Celebrations at UCC
26.11.2009

Students from the United States of America studying at UCC celebrated Thanksgiving at a breakfast organised by UCC’s International Education Office.
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UCC Students awarded SFI/Dell ‘Young Women in Engineering’ Scholarships
26.11.2009

Three UCC students were among a group of 10 to be awarded the 2009 Science Foundation Ireland/Dell Young Women in Engineering Scholarships Awards announced by Mr Conor Lenihan TD, Minister for Science, Technology & Innovation on November 25th 2009.
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National University of Ireland Awards Ceremony
26.11.2009

The National University of Ireland (NUI) celebrated the academic achievements of its graduates and students at its annual awards ceremony held in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on November 25th 2009.
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Flood Briefing
27.11.2009

UCC President, Dr Michael Murphy hosted a briefing session this morning (November 27th 2009) on the recent floods in the University. Mr Mark Poland, UCC’s Director of Buildings and Estates delivered a Presentation. This was followed by a tour of the affected sites and viewing at first-hand the recovery operation.
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UCC/CIT: A Decade of Collaboration
30.11.2009

A decade of collaboration between University College Cork (UCC) and Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) was celebrated today (Monday, November 30th 2009) by UCC President, Dr Michael Murphy and the President of CIT, Dr Brendan Murphy. 

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Eat Good Things Everyday by Carmel Somers
01.12.2009

Eat Good Things Everyday by Carmel Somers is published by Cork University Press (CUP) today (December 1st 2009).
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Award for Cancer Researchers
01.12.2009

Dr Patrick Kiely, Department of Biochemistry/BioSciences Institute, UCC was among six of Ireland’s most gifted young cancer researchers to be presented with inaugural Irish Cancer Society’s Research Scholarship Awards & Research Fellowship Awards by President Mary McAleese.
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Distinguished UCC Graduates Honoured
01.12.2009

Outstanding achievers in the fields of the performing arts, the judiciary, medicine and business, are to be honoured by UCC at the 2009 Alumni Achievement Awards Ceremony which takes place on Friday, December 4th at UCC.
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UCC economist criticises ‘techno-fetishists’ on RTE’s Prime Time
01.12.2009

Dr Declan Jordan argues that current Irish innovation policy is wrong-headed as it is based on a science-push model of innovation on Prime Time, RTE TV 1, at 9.35pm tonight.
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Nanoweek Launched
01.12.2009

To mark the beginning of Nanoweek on November 30th 2009, the Minister for Education and Science, Batt O’Keeffe, TD unveiled Toxichip, a nanobiotechnology solution developed at the Tyndall National Institute, UCC.
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Lifetime Achievement Award for Irish Researcher and Surgeon
01.12.2009

Pioneering Irish surgeon and researcher, Professor Gerald O’Sullivan, Director of the Cork Cancer Research Centre in UCC, has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Irish Journal of Medical Science (IJMS) Doctor Awards.

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A Quiet Man Miscellany by Des MacHale
02.12.2009

A Quiet Man Miscellany by Des MacHale is published today (December 2nd 2009) by Cork University Press (CUP). John Ford’s The Quiet Man (1952) is the most popular cinematic representation of Ireland, and one of Hollywood's classic romantic comedies.
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Adult Continuing Education Annual Award Ceremonies
02.12.2009

Some 1000 students from all over Munster will receive Certificates, Diplomas and Higher Diplomas on Saturday, December 5th when the UCC’s Centre for Adult Continuing Education holds its annual award ceremonies.
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Postgraduate Diploma in Palliative Care Graduations
04.12.2009

The first class to be conferred with the Postgraduate Diploma in Palliative Care was conferred in Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC on December 3rd 2009. The graduates are attached to UCC’s Medical School and St Patrick’s Hospital/Marymount Hospice.
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After the Irish: An Anthology of Poetic Translation edited by Gregory A. Schirmer
07.12.2009

After the Irish: An Anthology of Poetic Translation edited by Gregory A. Schirmer will be published today (December 7th 2009) by Cork University Press (CUP).

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Business Ethics Lecture
07.12.2009

The Department of Management & Marketing at UCC is presenting the second in a series of lectures by Maurice Biriotti, Chief Executive of SHM and Adjunct Professor to the Department of Management and Marketing.
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International Recognition of Confocal Imaging in the Biosciences Institute
07.12.2009

Cell division is a critical cellular process which involves a parent cell dividing into two daughter cells. These processes are not only critical in reproduction and development but also in replacing damaged cells and tissue.
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University College Cork (UCC) honours its brightest students
08.12.2009

“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 UCC on Monday, December 7th 2009.
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Searching for Ireland’s Earliest People
08.12.2009

Professor Peter Woodman, Emeritus of Archaeology, UCC will deliver a lecture at UCC tomorrow Wednesday, December 9th at 1pm in Room G04, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, College Road.
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“Marconi - if he played football, we would have claimed him”
08.12.2009

“Marconi - if he played football, we would have claimed him” is the title of a lecture to be delivered at UCC on Thursday, December 10th by Professor M. Peter Kennedy, Professor of Microelectronic Engineering Vice-President for Research Policy & Support, UCC.
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UCC psychologist investigates the secrets of happiness
09.12.2009

Studies from positive psychology on the science of happiness are quite startling according to UCC psychologist, Dr Zelda Di Blasi. “We may think that winning the lottery would guarantee happiness.
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Winter Conferrings at University College Cork (UCC) - December 9th
09.12.2009

Winter conferring ceremonies commenced today (December 9th 2009) at UCC with over 500 undergraduate and postgraduate students graduating from the College of Medicine & Heath and the College of Science, Engineering & Food Science (SEFS).
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The Irish Review Issues 40-41
10.12.2009

The Irish Review Issues 40-41, General Editors: Michael Cronin, Colin Graham and Clare O’Halloran has been published by Cork University Press (CUP).

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UCC engineer calls for better flood management system
10.12.2009

A sophisticated flood monitoring infrastructure, flood management system, flood forecasting system and flood warning system are required for the Lee catchment and, in particular, for the Upper Lee catchment according to Professor Ger Kiely, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCC.
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Winter Conferrings at University College Cork (UCC) – December 10th
10.12.2009

Winter conferring ceremonies continued today (December 10th 2009) at UCC with almost 500 undergraduate and postgraduate students graduating from the College of Business & Law and the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences.
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Canada’s highest scholarly honour for UCC graduates
11.12.2009

Two UCC graduates have been inducted into the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), the country’s highest scholarly honour.
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Winter Conferrings at University College (UCC) – 11th December
11.12.2009

Winter conferring ceremonies concluded today (December 11th 2009) at UCC with almost 500 undergraduate and postgraduate students graduating from the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences and the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS).
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Google’s Director of Research to deliver annual Boole Lecture in Informatics
11.12.2009

Dr Peter Norvig, Director of Research at Google will deliver the annual Public Boole Lecture in Informatics at UCC on Tuesday, December 15th at 8pm in Boole IV Lecture Theatre.
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UCC leads the way in Equal Access in Higher Education
14.12.2009

UCC has the highest combined number of full-time mature students, students with a disability and students from targeted socio-economically backgrounds amongst the third level institutions in the country.
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Global Research on Childhood
14.12.2009

A UCC team of academics from the Department of Applied Social Studies are travelling to Kolkata, India this week.

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Launch of Oral Language Development Programme for Primary School Infants
15.12.2009

The development of oral language at an early age is essential for literacy development. Pathways to Education, an innovative primary school programme in developing oral language has been launched at UCC.

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University Science Shop
16.12.2009

The UCC Science Shop is a step closer to becoming a reality.
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New UCC publication on early farming and upland landscapes
16.12.2009

Local Worlds: Early Settlement Landscapes and Upland Farming in South-West Ireland has been published by Collins Press. The principal author is William O’Brien, Professor of Archaeology in UCC, with contributions from Mr Nick Hogan also from the Department of Archaeology, UCC.
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Employing PhD Graduates Benefits Irish Enterprise
16.12.2009

A new report launched on December 15th 2009 by the Advisory Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (ACSTI) has found that Irish R&D firms employing PhD researchers have rates of patenting 2.5 times greater than similarly active firms which do not employ PhD researchers and have vastly higher collaboration rates with both Higher Education Institutes and other firms.
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Fair Play Award for UCC Golf Club
16.12.2009

UCC Golf Club was presented with the Enno Harms Fair Play award by the European University Sports Association (EUSA) at their recent General Assembly in Vienna.
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Increasing profitability
17.12.2009

UCC’s Departments of Food Business & Development and Management & Marketing recently hosted the Postgraduate Diploma/Masters in Supply Chain Management (Lean SCM Black Belt) Capstone Event.
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Archaeology Ireland
17.12.2009

The winter issue of Archaeology Ireland just published (Vol. 23, No. 4), features the IRCHSS-sponsored ‘Christ on the Cross’ project (School of English, and History of Art, School of History, UCC) on its cover, highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of this innovative project.
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Looking to the future
17.12.2009

MEP Brian Crowley, speaking at the recent Adult Continuing Education Conferring Ceremonies congratulated the students and said they now had the opportunity to help with the economic recovery.
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UCC toasts Heineken donation
21.12.2009

Heineken Ireland has presented €50,000 worth of Beamish & Crawford laboratory equipment to UCC.
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Good news from UCC for sushi lovers
21.12.2009

Such is the popularity of sea urchins with sushi lovers that most of the wild stocks are gone because of overharvesting. However, a UCC scientist hopes to capture some of the US$200 million worldwide market with a novel farming system that has been patented in 19 countries.
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Global Warming, Ethics, Photonics and Mathematics
22.12.2009

Global Warming, Ethics, Photonics and the Problem with Mathematics are among the topics to be discussed during the 2010 College of Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS) Public Lecture Series at University College Cork (UCC).
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UCC hosts Intellectual Disability Nursing Conference
20.04.2009

Intellectual Disability Nursing will be the focus of a conference taking place in UCC on Friday, April 24th 2009. Over 400 students in the Intellectual Disability/Learning Disability (ID/LD) nursing sector from all over Ireland and the UK will attend the "Positive Choices Conference 2009".
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