2015 Press Releases

50,000 students ‘graduate’ from UCC

50,000 students ‘graduate’ from UCC

  • 13 Aug 2015

The UCC Visitors’ Centre has two reasons to celebrate – its tenth birthday and reaching the milestone of 50,000 Primary School children from local and national schools having undertaken its pioneering Junior Conferring Programme.  

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UCC alum named Best Young Entrepreneur

UCC alum named Best Young Entrepreneur

  • 06 Jan 2016

A UCC graduate and student captured two of the top awards at Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur  competition in 2015.

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EU spends €79bn on dental diseases

EU spends €79bn on dental diseases

  • 06 Jan 2016

University College Cork has joined an EU €6 million research  project which will transform dental care across Europe over a four year period. 

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Perfect pudding for the holiday season

Perfect pudding for the holiday season

  • 23 Dec 2015

These George Boole little puddings are wonderfully satisfying and made all the better when served hot with a sweet, buttery wine sauce. 

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Dr Seamus O’Reilly wins Supply Chain Leader Award

Dr Seamus O’Reilly wins Supply Chain Leader Award

  • 11 Dec 2015

Dr Seamus O’Reilly, Senior Lecturer and Academic Director of Supply Chain Management programmes at UCC, has won the 2015 Procurement and Supply Chain Leader Award at the National Procurement Supply Chain Awards.

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CCAE graduates win European innovation prize

CCAE graduates win European innovation prize

  • 10 Dec 2015

Eoghan Horgan and Kieran Cremin, recent graduates of the Masters of Architecture at the Cork Centre for Architectural Education (CCAE), have been named as the winners of the European Association for Architectural Education Prize (EEAE) for Innovation. 

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UCC partners Chinese in new centre

UCC partners Chinese in new centre

  • 10 Dec 2015

International bank, State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT), University College Cork (UCC) and Zhejiang University (ZJU) in China announced today a collaboration to launch a technology centre at UCC. 

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Sugata Lecture cancelled

Sugata Lecture cancelled

  • 10 Dec 2015

We regret that Dr Sugata's lecture is not going ahead this morning as his flight was cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.

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Insight director hailed as data leader in Ireland

Insight director hailed as data leader in Ireland

  • 10 Dec 2015

Professor Barry O’Sullivan, director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at UCC, has been named as one of 10 leaders in data “driving Ireland’s data science revolution” by SiliconRepublic.com. 

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Dr James Kapalo awarded ERC grant

Dr James Kapalo awarded ERC grant

  • 10 Dec 2015

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Starting Grant to Dr James Kapalo, a lecturer in the Study of Religions Department at University College Cork. 

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Cork Convention Bureau honours UCC conferences

Cork Convention Bureau honours UCC conferences

  • 04 Dec 2015

Cork Convention Bureau (CCB) last night honoured UCC in two categories at its annual #CorkNeedsYou Cork Conference Ambassadors Awards.

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'Smart dressing' developed to transform wound care

'Smart dressing' developed to transform wound care

  • 03 Dec 2015

Ireland’s leading ICT research centre, Tyndall National Institute, UCC, has teamed up with medical equipment provider Fleming Medical (Limerick) and Holst Centre/TNO (Eindhoven, Netherlands) to develop the world’s first commercially-available 'smart dressing'. 

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ERI researchers showcase research at COP21

ERI researchers showcase research at COP21

  • 03 Dec 2015

“We are the first generation to fully understand climate change, and the last generation to have the opportunity to do something about it.” 

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UCC Quercus Talented Students’ Award Gala

UCC Quercus Talented Students’ Award Gala

  • 01 Dec 2015

UCC President Dr Michael Murphy and UCC’s Vice President for Teaching and Learning, Professor John O’Halloran, will award Quercus Talented Students’ Scholarships to 17 students this evening (Tuesday, December 1).

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UCC honours high-achieving alumni

UCC honours high-achieving alumni

  • 27 Nov 2015

The first Irish woman to be named as Corporate Vice President at Intel and Apple’s Vice President of European Operations were among those to be honoured at UCC’s Alumni Achievement Awards this evening.

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UCC connects startups to free legal advice

UCC connects startups to free legal advice

  • 01 Dec 2015

UCC has become the first university in Ireland to offer free legal information to startups with the launch of its new IT Law Clinic. 

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ERI delegation heads to COP21

ERI delegation heads to COP21

  • 30 Nov 2015

An Environmental Research Institute (ERI) delegation, led by Prof Brian Ó Gallachóir, is attending COP21 in Paris. Representatives from 195 countries will meet to reach a new international climate agreement. 

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UCC to award scholarships to outstanding students

UCC to award scholarships to outstanding students

  • 26 Nov 2015

UCC President Dr Michael Murphy and UCC’s Senior Vice-President Academic and Registrar, Professor Caroline Fennell will award Quercus Entrance Scholarships to 77 students this evening (Thursday, November 26).

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Mardyke Arena UCC receives international awards

Mardyke Arena UCC receives international awards

  • 30 Nov 2015

Well known for its sports, fitness and elite training successes, the Mardyke Arena UCC is now celebrating international success with a record five international standards awards.

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€7.5m for APC research

€7.5m for APC research

  • 27 Nov 2015

The APC Microbiome Institute at UCC is delighted to announce a €7.5m investment by Science Foundation Ireland and AbbVie for a five-year research collaboration in the area of Crohn’s disease.

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UCC helps local businesses

UCC helps local businesses

  • 25 Nov 2015

University College Cork has announced that it is to provide a free service to local businesses to advertise temporary and part-time work in addition to launching a jobs portal for students seeking such positions.

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Cork life in 1916?

Cork life in 1916?

  • 23 Nov 2015

What do the letters of 1916 reveal about life in Cork in that period?  Local communities around Ireland are invited to have their 1916 family letters digitised for posterity

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British Ambassador to speak on EU at UCC event

British Ambassador to speak on EU at UCC event

  • 23 Nov 2015

The British Ambassador to Ireland, Dominick Chilcott, will speak on the UK’s EU policy and the forthcoming UK EU membership referendum at an event at University College Cork on Tuesday 24th November. 

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Boole celebrated at Chennai symposium

Boole celebrated at Chennai symposium

  • 20 Nov 2015

UCC, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) and the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) today celebrated the enormous contributions made by George Boole to technological society at a day-long symposium at the IIT-M campus in Chennai.

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New book on Gay Byrne

New book on Gay Byrne

  • 20 Nov 2015

It is no exaggeration to call Gay Byrne a colossus of Irish broadcasting according to UCC historian Dr Finola Doyle-O'Neill in her book The Gaybo Revolution - How Gay Byrne challenged Irish society. 

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Tree berry compound kills leukaemia cells

Tree berry compound kills leukaemia cells

  • 19 Nov 2015

A molecule developed by scientists at UCC, derived from the berries of the Bloodhorn tree, has shown “a very significant reduction in tumour size,” particularly leukaemia cancer cells.

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UCC partners with Irish Assistance Dogs

UCC partners with Irish Assistance Dogs

  • 19 Nov 2015

A new umbrella organisation, Irish Assistance Dogs, today addressed the Oireachtas Health Committee to highlight the need for special recognition for Assistance Dogs in Irish legislation.

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UCC take Irish-language awards at NUI ceremony

UCC take Irish-language awards at NUI ceremony

  • 17 Nov 2015

The Department of Modern Irish celebrated a remarkable double at the National University of Ireland awards ceremony held at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham recently.

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Calling Cork public to contribute to 'Smart' future

Calling Cork public to contribute to 'Smart' future

  • 17 Nov 2015

Researchers from the International Energy Research Centre (IERC), hosted in Tyndall National Institute, are inviting Cork people to participate in surveys in order to have their say in Cork's future development. 

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President of Ireland launches UCC's new centre

President of Ireland launches UCC's new centre

  • 16 Nov 2015

President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, officially launched the Centre for the Study of Moral Foundations of Economy & Society at an event held at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin.  

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Public invited to offer thoughts on Ireland's future

Public invited to offer thoughts on Ireland's future

  • 13 Nov 2015

UCC seeks to recruit 40 people to share their views on how they would like Ireland and Europe to develop over the next 20-30 years.

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Calls for intervention to tackle root of domestic abuse

Calls for intervention to tackle root of domestic abuse

  • 12 Nov 2015

Ireland is failing victims of domestic abuse by not adequately intervening with the perpetrators, international experts will urge at University College Cork this Friday.

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Cork newspapers battled as ‘actors and reporters’ post-1916

Cork newspapers battled as ‘actors and reporters’ post-1916

  • 10 Nov 2015

The suppression of newspapers in Cork post-1916 represented a devastating restriction of freedom of speech during a pivotal period in history, according to new research by a UCC student.

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Between a rock and a hard place..

Between a rock and a hard place..

  • 10 Nov 2015

Geoscientific knowledge and understanding lies at the heart of many of the most critical societal issues that face us in the 21st century according to Professor Iain Stewart MBE, academic  and BBC presenter who will talk about this in UCC, 6.30pm Wednesday 11 Nov in Boole 4.

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Do you walk like a dinosaur?

Do you walk like a dinosaur?

  • 06 Nov 2015

Do you want to become a champion footballer? Or check if you walk like a dinosaur? Or find out about medieval medicine?

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UCC researchers scoop SFI national award

UCC researchers scoop SFI national award

  • 03 Nov 2015

In a double first this week, not one but two UCC researchers scooped the joint title of Science Foundation Ireland  (SFI) Researcher of the Year at the annual SFI Summit.

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A quiet revolution: UCC to honour education stars

A quiet revolution: UCC to honour education stars

  • 02 Nov 2015

The CEO of a non-profit aiming to educate a billion people around the world for free is among those set to awarded honorary doctorates by University College Cork (UCC) on November 2.

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Cork Digital Marketing Award for UCC

Cork Digital Marketing Award for UCC

  • 02 Nov 2015

UCC has won at the Cork Digital Marketing Awards 2015 thanks to its Twitter presence @UCC.

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Celebration of George Boole at All-Russian Science Festival

Celebration of George Boole at All-Russian Science Festival

  • 29 Oct 2015

To mark the bicentenary of the birth of George Boole, UCC President Dr. Michael Murphy was invited to deliver a lecture on Boole’s life and legacy at Lomonosov Moscow State University coinciding with the annual All-Russian Science Festival.  

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UCC’s digital and green credentials recognised

UCC’s digital and green credentials recognised

  • 28 Oct 2015

UCC has been recognised several times this autumn for its digital and green credentials, attracting nominations from the Cork Digital Marketing Awards, SEAI, Web Awards, EirSpider Awards and Public Sector Magazine.

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Boole World domination for Minecraft

Boole World domination for Minecraft

  • 28 Oct 2015

University College Cork is building a virtual Boole World based on its iconic Quad for the smash hit video game Minecraft.

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#OTandMe celebrates World OT Day

#OTandMe celebrates World OT Day

  • 27 Oct 2015

UCC’s Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy are hosting an ‘OT over Tea’ event to mark World Occupational Therapy Day 2015.

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Revolutionary Roadshow for Waterford

Revolutionary Roadshow for Waterford

  • 23 Oct 2015

The people of Waterford are invited to visit and particpate in the 'Revolutionary Decade Roadshow' in the Park Hotel in Dungarvan, Co Waterford on 31 October 2015, 11am-4pm.

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Vote UCC in SEAI awards

Vote UCC in SEAI awards

  • 22 Oct 2015

UCC’s green credentials have again been recognised, with a public vote underway to help decide the overall winner in the Leadership category at the Sustainable Energy Awards 2015. Vote for UCC here.

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UCC academics engineer success

UCC academics engineer success

  • 22 Oct 2015

UCC academics Dr Edmond Byrne (School of Engineering) and Dr Gerard Mullally (Department of Sociology) have been awarded the Richard Trevithick Memorial Prize (2015) by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). 

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UCC Islam specialist to launch book in Scotland

UCC Islam specialist to launch book in Scotland

  • 21 Oct 2015

Dr Amanullah De Sondy, Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Islam at UCC is to launch his acclaimed book, The Crisis of Islamic Masculinities, at a special launch in Scotland hosted by Edinburgh University on 03 November.

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UNECE Compliance Committee role for Áine Ryall

UNECE Compliance Committee role for Áine Ryall

  • 21 Oct 2015

Dr Áine Ryall of UCC's School of Law has taken up duty as a member of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee, an international treaty that links environmental rights and human rights. 

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Cloud computing: ‘Everyone could be an entrepreneur’

Cloud computing: ‘Everyone could be an entrepreneur’

  • 21 Oct 2015

Everyone will have the potential to create the next Facebook with the cloud infrastructure of tomorrow, according to the UCC professor leading the CloudLightning project.

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Global legislation ‘ill-equipped’ to cope with Big Data revolution

Global legislation ‘ill-equipped’ to cope with Big Data revolution

  • 20 Oct 2015

Privacy and data protection legislation worldwide is ill-equipped to deal with the Big Data revolution, according to Professor Maeve McDonagh from UCC’s School of Law.

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Probiotic may help alleviate stress-related condition

Probiotic may help alleviate stress-related condition

  • 20 Oct 2015

The probiotic  Bifidobacterium longum 1714 may help reduce stress and improve memory according to a small study of healthy men presented at Neuroscience 2015, in Chicago.

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Staff celebrated at #UCCOscars

Staff celebrated at #UCCOscars

  • 15 Oct 2015

UCC has honoured a number of its staff for their outstanding contributions to University life at the 2015 Staff Recognition Awards. Affectionately dubbed the #UCCOscars, read on to find out the winners!

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Cork 1849: a city of feasts and famine

Cork 1849: a city of feasts and famine

  • 19 Oct 2015

A 19th century recipe book and the letters of George Boole, show that Ireland’s food and dining customs at end of the Famine were far more complex than previously thought.

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Life-saving legislation announced

Life-saving legislation announced

  • 15 Oct 2015

New laws announced today by the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar have been warmly welcomed by two UCC health experts.

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UCC named The Sunday Times University of the Year

UCC named The Sunday Times University of the Year

  • 14 Oct 2015

University College Cork (UCC) has been named The Sunday Times University of the Year for a record-breaking fourth time. 

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Call for Tax on SSDs

Call for Tax on SSDs

  • 08 Oct 2015

Researchers at the Health Research Board Centre for Health and Diet Research have announced their support for a 20% tax on sugar-sweetened drinks (SSDs).

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Get Sorted for the UCC Open Day

Get Sorted for the UCC Open Day

  • 06 Oct 2015

Ahead of the next UCC Open Day on 10 October, Deputy Admissions Officer Danielle Byrne offers the perfect guide (and yes, it involves the Lords of Strut and Harry Potter).

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Olympians honoured at UCC

Olympians honoured at UCC

  • 05 Oct 2015

University College Cork had the pleasure of honouring three Olympic athletes recently on their return from the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015.

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UNESCO Learning City Award for Cork

UNESCO Learning City Award for Cork

  • 02 Oct 2015

Cork City is to receive a UNESCO Learning City Award at the UNESCO International Conference on Learning Cities in Mexico City. UCC is one of four partners in the Cork Learning City initiative. 

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Partnership aims to make pregnancy safer

Partnership aims to make pregnancy safer

  • 01 Oct 2015

The INFANT Centre (Irish Centre for Foetal and Neonatal Translational Research) at University College Cork, Bioscreen Health, laya healthcare and IBM have launched the ‘LEANBH’ project in the Cork University Maternity Hospital today, designed to make pregnancy safer.

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#MeetUCC: The girl who lived

#MeetUCC: The girl who lived

  • 01 Oct 2015

Storyteller, social entrepreneur and foodie. In a #Startupirl themed #MeetUCC, Dentistry student and Quercus Scholar Sarah Jameel discusses life at Hogwarts, Food Beyond Borders, a shout-out from Jamie Oliver and snorkeling with sharks.

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Playing video games in classrooms is ‘logical’

Playing video games in classrooms is ‘logical’

  • 30 Sep 2015

The Government should provide dedicated support to teachers to help them incorporate new technologies such as video games into their lessons, according to a professor at University College Cork.

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UCC "seed-bed" for poets

  • 30 Sep 2015

The winner of this year’s Patrick Kavanagh Award for a poet that has not yet published a book is John Mee, a professor in the Faculty of Law at UCC.

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UCC makes finals of Web Awards 2015

UCC makes finals of Web Awards 2015

  • 28 Sep 2015

UCC has made the finals of the forthcoming Web Awards 2015 in two categories, 'Most Influential Irish Website Ever' and 'Best Education and Third Level Website'.

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Easter Rising Roadshow arrives in Tralee

Easter Rising Roadshow arrives in Tralee

  • 25 Sep 2015

The School of History, UCC, Kerry County Council and Kerins O’Rahilly GAA club, Tralee, are pleased to announce that that an ‘Easter Rising Roadshow’ will be held in Tralee next week. 

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Blind musicians get helping hand

Blind musicians get helping hand

  • 25 Sep 2015

The beautiful music of blind harper Turlough O’Carolan might have been lost forever had it not been for Edward Bunting who transcribed the music at the Belfast Harp Festival in 1792.  

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Mobile technology ‘first’ for UCC’s MBA students

Mobile technology ‘first’ for UCC’s MBA students

  • 24 Sep 2015

The UCC Executive MBA has become one of the first programmes in Ireland to give each of its students an Apple iPad Mini, to enable team interaction beyond the lecture room.

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New Centre launches innovative leadership education

New Centre launches innovative leadership education

  • 24 Sep 2015

The demands of the increasingly complex world are over the heads of many leaders in Ireland according as evidenced by the very narrow thinking leading up to the Banking Bailout to UCC Professor Connell Fanning. 

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Dress for Success Cork celebrates 2nd birthday

Dress for Success Cork celebrates 2nd birthday

  • 22 Sep 2015

This week Dress for Success (DFS) Cork celebrates two years of breaking the cycle of poverty through supporting women into the workplace. UCC’s Dr. Celine McInerney is among the guest speakers.

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State funeral for Thomas Kent

State funeral for Thomas Kent

  • 21 Sep 2015

It took 99 years for patriot Thomas Kent to receive the recognition he deserved - but his contribution to Irish freedom will be remembered following the State funeral in his home village in Castlelyons.

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UCC features in Financial Times magazine

UCC features in Financial Times magazine

  • 21 Sep 2015

The inaugural issue of the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) Magazine distirubted by the Financial Times worldwide  highlighted Ireland and UCC as a hub for innovation, new ideas, start-ups and creativity.

 

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International students happiest in Ireland

International students happiest in Ireland

  • 21 Sep 2015

An online study choice portal platform has revealed that international students studying in Europe are the most satisfied with their university experience in Ireland.  

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UCC historians media pundits for Thomas Kent funeral

UCC historians media pundits for Thomas Kent funeral

  • 21 Sep 2015

The remains of Thomas Kent were taken from Cork Prison and buried in Castlelyons after the general public paid their respects in Collins Barracks. 

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Culture Night a virtual reality at UCC

Culture Night a virtual reality at UCC

  • 17 Sep 2015

UCC has a fascinating and quirky feast in store for Culture Night this Friday 18th September, with a wide array of events that will appeal to all ages.

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Sounds from a Safe Harbour

Sounds from a Safe Harbour

  • 17 Sep 2015

Science and music embrace one another as some of the world's most celebrated musicians and composers come face-to-face with the finest minds in neuroscience and physiology at ‘Playing Your Heart Out’. 

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UCC holding its own in QS Rankings

UCC holding its own in QS Rankings

  • 15 Sep 2015

UCC has performed creditably in the QS World University Rankings 2015, where it is ranked at 233. Its scores for academic reputation, employer reputation and international faculty have all improved.

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Food, Fairies and Fundamentalism at UCC…

Food, Fairies and Fundamentalism at UCC…

  • 14 Sep 2015

Great range of short courses on offer in UCC this autumn/winter.

 

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UCC announces appointment of new Chair of its Governing Body

UCC announces appointment of new Chair of its Governing Body

  • 11 Sep 2015

UCC is very pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Catherine Day, outgoing Secretary General of the European Commission to be Chair of its Governing Body until January, 2019.

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UCC President delivers O’Connell lecture

UCC President delivers O’Connell lecture

  • 11 Sep 2015

President of UCC Dr Michael Murphy delivered this year's Daniel O’Connell Lecture at The Library, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry.

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Mental health experiences shared in new book

Mental health experiences shared in new book

  • 10 Sep 2015

A powerful and inspiring collection of short stories written by UCC students and staff has been released, proving that even the darkest times can be overcome. 

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Cork Local Government

Cork Local Government

  • 08 Sep 2015

UCC looks forward to considering the report of the Cork Local Government Committee to see how the recommendations impact on the University and higher education in Cork generally.

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Pregnancy research in Cork wins international award

Pregnancy research in Cork wins international award

  • 07 Sep 2015

Ground-breaking work on preeclampsia, a life threatening complication of late pregnancy, has earned researchers in Cork a major award from the American Heart Association.

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Boole 200: Lord Mayor of Cork visits Lincoln

Boole 200: Lord Mayor of Cork visits Lincoln

  • 04 Sep 2015

Relatives of renowned mathematician George Boole will today (September 4) join a delegation from Cork visiting Lincoln to celebrate the life and legacy of one of the city’s most influential sons.

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Food for thought: international recognition for UCC scientist

Food for thought: international recognition for UCC scientist

  • 02 Sep 2015

The next time you visit the supermarket, spare a thought for how food technologists get omega-3 safely into milk, or make vitamins stable to bring health benefits to consumers.

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UCC research helps efficacy of stents

UCC research helps efficacy of stents

  • 03 Sep 2015

Drug eluting stents have revolutionized coronary artery disease treatment reducing the stent renarrowing rate within six  months after placement which was a limitation of early generation bare metal stents.

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RTÉ to screen George Boole documentary

RTÉ to screen George Boole documentary

  • 01 Sep 2015

The huge impact of George Boole’s work on technology today is explored in a stunning new film commissioned by University College Cork, to be screened on RTÉ One on September 1 at 22:35.

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APC Microbiome Institute at UCC creates 50 new jobs

APC Microbiome Institute at UCC creates 50 new jobs

  • 28 Aug 2015

APC, the national centre for excellence in food and medicine research at UCC, announced today (August 28) the creation of 50 additional hi-tech jobs in Cork.  

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George Boole inspired Sherlock Holmes’ Moriarty

George Boole inspired Sherlock Holmes’ Moriarty

  • 20 Aug 2015

George Boole inspired the character Professor James Moriarty, the criminal mastermind in Sherlock Holmes, Boole’s biographer Professor Des MacHale will tell an audience at UCC next week. 

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UCC alum to head Galway-Mayo IT

UCC alum to head Galway-Mayo IT

  • 20 Aug 2015

UCC alumnus, Dr Fergal Barry of the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT), has been appointed President of the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.

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Irish Examiner and UCC to host CAO offers Q&A

Irish Examiner and UCC to host CAO offers Q&A

  • 19 Aug 2015

The Irish Examiner and University College Cork (UCC) will host an online Q&A on Wednesday, 19 August, for students seeking instant answers to their CAO or going-to-college questions.

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Storify: UCC remembers Nagasaki and A Doctor's Sword

Storify: UCC remembers Nagasaki and A Doctor's Sword

  • 14 Aug 2015

A Doctor’s Sword continues to edge out the competition. The film, which explores the extraordinary life of UCC graduate Dr Aidan MacCarthy, has received outstanding reviews, with several more cinemas taking it on.

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UCC’s industry link drives considerable savings

UCC’s industry link drives considerable savings

  • 13 Aug 2015

UCC’s Supply Chain Management students have delivered a benefit of €86 million to their employers since 2011.

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Boole exhibition to highlight genius’ impact today

Boole exhibition to highlight genius’ impact today

  • 15 Jul 2015

A first-hand account of George Boole and Charles Babbage's meeting, during which they discuss ‘A Thinking Machine’, will be on public display for the first time.

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Doing Arts is not a 'waste' of your points

Doing Arts is not a 'waste' of your points

  • 25 Aug 2015

Professor Claire Connolly made the case for Arts recently, in an Irish Independent opinion piece that resonated strongly, leading to an influx of support and plenty of discussion.

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Cinema release gives A Doctor’s Sword the edge

Cinema release gives A Doctor’s Sword the edge

  • 05 Aug 2015

UCC will host a gala screening of A Doctor’s Sword, which centres on the extraordinary life of graduate Dr Aidan MacCarthy, on 6 August ahead of the film's cinema release.

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O’Donovan Rossa remembered 100 years after funeral

O’Donovan Rossa remembered 100 years after funeral

  • 04 Aug 2015

Thousands attended the State commemoration for the centenary of the funeral of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa in Glasnevin Cemetery  at which UCC’s historian Gabriel Doherty was interviewed for the RTÉ 9pm News.

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Áine Ryall appointed to An Bord Pleanála Review Group

Áine Ryall appointed to An Bord Pleanála Review Group

  • 04 Aug 2015

Áine Ryall, School of Law, has been appointed Vice-Chair of the An Bord Pleanála Review Group.  

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EU-XCEL creates 50 start-ups

EU-XCEL creates 50 start-ups

  • 04 Aug 2015

Emerging entrepreneurs from 25 European nations have just completed the first phase of the UCC-led EU-XCEL European Virtual Accelerator programme and now intend to conquer an array of ICT fields globally.

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UCC supports innovation and entrepreneurship

UCC supports innovation and entrepreneurship

  • 31 Jul 2015

UCC hosted a Horizon 2020 Industry Leadership Information Day to help companies seize the opportunities that Horizon 2020 provides and support the development of their R&D ambitions through collaboration with University researchers.

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Stamp marks Pearse’s graveside oration for O’Donovan Rossa

Stamp marks Pearse’s graveside oration for O’Donovan Rossa

  • 30 Jul 2015

An Post’s new 70c stamp marking the centenary of Pádraig Pearse’s historic speech at the graveside of O’Donovan Rossa was unveiled today in Rosscarbery, Co Cork by John Whelpley, great-grandson of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa.

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EirGrid prize for UCC Sustainable Energy graduate

EirGrid prize for UCC Sustainable Energy graduate

  • 30 Jul 2015

EirGrid, the operator of the national electricity grid, has awarded its annual prize to UCC’s top Masters graduate in Sustainable Energy.

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UCC commemorates Cork Fenian Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa

UCC commemorates Cork Fenian Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa

  • 29 Jul 2015

In 1863, O’Donovan Rossa held a torchlit parade in solidarity with a Polish uprising against their Russian occupiers known as the January Rebellion which was re-enacted in Skibbereen recently.

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UCC displays magic of science

UCC displays magic of science

  • 23 Jul 2015

A yogurt to help people live longer is just one of the projects being developed as part of IndieBio hosted by the School of Microbiology, UCC.  See media round up on Storify.  

 

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SOSventures back nine global start-ups in UCC

SOSventures back nine global start-ups in UCC

  • 21 Jul 2015

IndieBio, the world’s first and only synthetic biology accelerator programme is again underway in the School of Microbiology, UCC with start-ups from around the world, relocating to Ireland especially for the programme.

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UCC President calls for zero-VAT rating for student housing

UCC President calls for zero-VAT rating for student housing

  • 17 Jul 2015

The speech given by Dr Murphy at the official opening of the world-class Beaufort Building also revealed new UCC data on job creation and reflected on cuts in the HE sector and global rankings.

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Remembering the Merchant of Venice

Remembering the Merchant of Venice

  • 17 Jul 2015

UCC has collaborated with Corcadorca to hold an exhibition and roundtable celebrating the 2005 production of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

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#MeetUCC: Jessica Ní Mhaoláin

#MeetUCC: Jessica Ní Mhaoláin

  • 15 Jul 2015

In the second edition of #MeetUCC, MBS Government student Jessica Ní Mhaoláin discusses politics, social justice, the road to the Rose of Tralee and Citizen Cane.

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New writer in residence appointed

New writer in residence appointed

  • 14 Jul 2015

Acclaimed Dublin dramatist Michael West will take up the UCC post in September.

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An Taoiseach opens UCC Beaufort Building

An Taoiseach opens UCC Beaufort Building

  • 13 Jul 2015

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. has officially opened the UCC Beaufort Building in Ringaskiddy, which will provide Ireland with world-class infrastructure for renewable energy and maritime research to power the ‘blue economy’.

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UCC research shapes Medical Council review

UCC research shapes Medical Council review

  • 14 Jul 2015

Professor Deirdre Madden of UCC’s School of Law and Dr Orla O’Donovan, Applied Social Studies were behind the qualitative findings of the report which received national media attention.

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UCC and IIPMM collaborate for Masters

UCC and IIPMM collaborate for Masters

  • 06 Jul 2015

UCC and Irish Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (IIPMM) are collaborating on a Masters programme that has delivered €86m in savings to businesses over the last four years.

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Success through collaboration

Success through collaboration

  • 30 Jun 2015

The MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy programme recently had its first examination board as a collaborative programme between University College Cork and the Turning Point Training Institute (TPTI).

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New international online journal for UCC

New international online journal for UCC

  • 02 Jul 2015

The School of Asian Studies at UCC has launched a new international, peer-reviewed online journal.

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Former UCC VP chairs €12m bid

Former UCC VP chairs €12m bid

  • 01 Jul 2015

Professor Grace Neville, former Vice-President for Teaching and Learning at UCC, has been chairing an international committee responsible for evaluating projects bidding for a total of €12 million in funding.

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Blackstone Charitable Foundation launches in Ireland

Blackstone Charitable Foundation launches in Ireland

  • 01 Jul 2015

The Blackstone Charitable Foundation today announced the first international expansion of its campus entrepreneurship programme, Blackstone LaunchPad, to Ireland. Ireland becomes the seventh Blackstone LaunchPad region, following the U.S. states of Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Montana, and California.

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10 tips for CAO Change of Mind

10 tips for CAO Change of Mind

  • 30 Jun 2015

"I really regret researching the content of the course I’m studying during the application stage" – said nobody, ever!

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UCC to host live CAO Q&A

UCC to host live CAO Q&A

  • 22 Jun 2015

Ahead of the CAO Change of Mind deadline (1 July), UCC is hosting a live online Q&A on Wednesday 24 June, from 3-4.30pm in partnership with the Irish Examiner and Pubble.

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#MeetUCC: Padraig O'Connor

#MeetUCC: Padraig O'Connor

  • 30 Jun 2015

In the first edition of #MeetUCC, Commerce student and award-winning marketer Padraig O'Connor reflects on his UCC experience, the power of social media, the Super Bowl and doing what you love. 

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Quantum computers threaten online security

Quantum computers threaten online security

  • 30 Jun 2015

Quantum computing will bring many advantages, and pose a few hurdles, an academic from the Tyndall National Institute at UCC will say at a lecture to commemorate the bicentenary of George Boole, the forefather of the Information Age.

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UCC gets Tripadvisor thumbs up

UCC gets Tripadvisor thumbs up

  • 29 Jun 2015

TripAdvisor has marked UCC out as one of the most popular attractions in Ireland. The news comes as the university counts down to A Summer’s Evening on the Quad charity concert 2015.

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UCC school presentation sweet like Raspberry Pi

UCC school presentation sweet like Raspberry Pi

  • 26 Jun 2015

UCC President Dr Michael Murphy and Professor Barry O'Sullivan, Head of UCC's Department of Computer Science and Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, presented Raspberry Pi computers to the pupils of St. Michael's National School in Blackrock, Cork.

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Great buzz at energy policy workshop

Great buzz at energy policy workshop

  • 25 Jun 2015

UCC researchers have presented new findings on energy and climate research at the 4th annual ESRI-UCC energy research workshop.

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Discovery of new habitat for corals in the Porcupine Bank Canyon

Discovery of new habitat for corals in the Porcupine Bank Canyon

  • 24 Jun 2015

An international team of scientists led by Prof Andy Wheeler of UCC has discovered a new cold-water coral habitat in Irish waters possibly doubling the amount of cold-water corals previously thought to exist in Irish waters.

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UCC promotes bright futures in IT

UCC promotes bright futures in IT

  • 23 Jun 2015

Improving employability and advice on entering the exciting IT sector will be top of the agenda at UCC’s Information Session tomorrow evening.

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EU agreement on data protection good for health research

EU agreement on data protection good for health research

  • 19 Jun 2015

Health research bodies and data scientists are holding a Day of Action in Brussels today following the announcement of an agreement between the 28 EU governments on a new EU-wide data protection law.

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The good, the bad and the €400,000 for charity

The good, the bad and the €400,000 for charity

  • 19 Jun 2015

An incredible line-up awaits those keen to be serenaded at a movie-themed musical extravaganza on 4 July, as A Summer’s Evening on the Quad celebrates its 10th year and €400,000+ raised for charity.

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UCC define a new standard in cloud computing

UCC define a new standard in cloud computing

  • 18 Jun 2015

Researchers at University College Cork are leading a €4m EU-funded research project to address energy efficiency and high performance in cloud computing. 

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Economic recessions may impact on suicide rates

Economic recessions may impact on suicide rates

  • 17 Jun 2015

Researchers at UCC and McGill University in the US have found strong associations between economic downturns and the rates of suicide. Their findings are published online today (Wednesday, 17th June) in the International Journal of Epidemiology.

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UCC develops collaboration with Rennes

UCC develops collaboration with Rennes

  • 15 Jun 2015

UCC has signed a the Memorandum of Understanding  between University College Cork and École Normale Superieure de Rennes (ENS Rennes).

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Keynes inspires new UCC business centre

Keynes inspires new UCC business centre

  • 15 Jun 2015

President Dr Michael Murphy recently launched UCC’s newest venture, The Keynes Centre, which will provide integrated personal and professional development programmes for senior executives and aspiring executives.

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UCC postgrads shine for Ireland in Canada

UCC postgrads shine for Ireland in Canada

  • 15 Jun 2015

UCC postgraduate students have taken third place at the International Graduate Competition in Montreal, Canada.

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UCC helps managers make difficult choices

UCC helps managers make difficult choices

  • 15 Jun 2015

Given competing demands for limited funds, how do health services decide which health care activities to fund?

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EuroSoTL2015: Bridging boundaries

EuroSoTL2015: Bridging boundaries

  • 10 Jun 2015

The inaugural European Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (EuroSoTL2015), which was held in UCC recently, attracted over 300 delegates.

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Love and Marriage revisited

Love and Marriage revisited

  • 10 Jun 2015

Dr Linda Connolly, Director of the Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century is Director of the Merriman Summer School 2015, the theme of which is Love and Marriage revisited.

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Fergus Shanahan awarded honorary DSc

Fergus Shanahan awarded honorary DSc

  • 10 Jun 2015

Fergus Shanahan, Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at UCC & Director of the APC Microbiome Institute has been awarded an honorary Doctorate of Science at UCD.  

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#Storify: UCC celebrates fashion and design

#Storify: UCC celebrates fashion and design

  • 09 Jun 2015

Read on for a press and social media round-up of all the colourful coverage from the UCC Honorary Conferrings 2015, which celebrated Nicholas Fox Weber, Joseph Walsh and Don O'Neill.

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United Nations General Assembly honours George Boole

United Nations General Assembly honours George Boole

  • 08 Jun 2015

The United Nations recognised the extraordinary global impact of the work of George Boole in its resolution creating a World Statistics Day.

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Teens swap classroom for business bootcamp at UCC

Teens swap classroom for business bootcamp at UCC

  • 08 Jun 2015

Enterprising secondary school students are leaving the classroom behind to embark on a business bootcamp at UCC as part of the Student Enterprise Awards Programme through the Local Enterprise Offices.

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Independent Thinking 2015, UCC Alumni Magazine

Independent Thinking 2015, UCC Alumni Magazine

  • 05 Jun 2015

For the first time, copies of UCC’s annual alumni magazine will be distributed simultaneously as an insert in the Irish Examiner and Irish Times on Friday, 5 June.

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UCC to recognise three creative geniuses

UCC to recognise three creative geniuses

  • 05 Jun 2015

University College Cork (UCC) will roll out the red carpet on Friday, 5 June 2015 to welcome and honour three renowned creative minds at the pinnacle of their professions.

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UCC celebrates seven billion dreams

UCC celebrates seven billion dreams

  • 04 Jun 2015

UCC’s Green Flag will fly proudly on June 5 to mark World Environment Day (WED), with the university, 2nd in the world for sustainability, set to go green after dark.

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Creative geniuses to talk art, fashion and design

Creative geniuses to talk art, fashion and design

  • 04 Jun 2015

On the eve of the 2015 UCC Honorary Conferrings, fashion designer Don O’Neill, furniture designer Joseph Walsh and cultural historian Nicholas Fox Weber will take part in a creative conversation at the Glucksman.

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UCC among leading social media influencers

UCC among leading social media influencers

  • 03 Jun 2015

Having won in 2014 for best social media engagement, UCC is again a front runner at the 2015 national Social Media Awards.

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#MeetUCC on the Leaving Cert and CAO

#MeetUCC on the Leaving Cert and CAO

  • 02 Jun 2015

In the inaugural edition of #MeetUCC, we asked UCC students, staff and alumni for their advice as second-level students start their Leaving Certificate and the CAO Change of Mind deadline approaches.

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Irish Association for Asian Studies formed

Irish Association for Asian Studies formed

  • 29 May 2015

The Irish Association for Asian Studies (IAAS) has been formed at a special workshop at the Irish Management Institute in Dublin organised by Dr Kevin Cawley.

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Berry boost fires up Dragons

Berry boost fires up Dragons

  • 28 May 2015

Nutri-vive, an innovative functional beverage developed by students, clinched the UCC Food Innovation Prize at the Dragons’ Den-style event last night.

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Global HR experts to speak at UCC

Global HR experts to speak at UCC

  • 26 May 2015

The biggest International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice to date is set to the take place at UCC from June 3 to 5. 

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Students hit high note on TG4

Students hit high note on TG4

  • 22 May 2015

Mahoo was last night named the winner of TG4’s show Busker Abú.

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UCC excels in global ranking

UCC excels in global ranking

  • 21 May 2015

UCC has this week been recognised as one of the leading universities worldwide for scientific research in the  CWTS Leiden Ranking 2015.

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University College Cork becomes lean

University College Cork becomes lean

  • 19 May 2015

As part of ‘Continuous Improvement in UCC- A roadmap to 2017,’ seven staff members have received recognition for attaining Lean Green Belt certification awards.

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UCC geologist presents Mullaghmore coral to Prince Charles

UCC geologist presents Mullaghmore coral to Prince Charles

  • 19 May 2015

During Prince Charles's visit to the Marine Institute in Galway, Professor Andy Wheeler gave the prince a gift of a cut and polished fossil coral with a poignant personal message.

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US-Irish award for Alimentary Health

US-Irish award for Alimentary Health

  • 18 May 2015

Alimentary Health has won an award in the inaugural US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards for its work bringing a patented Irish probiotic, discovered in UCC, to the UK and Irish market under its own brand ALFLOREX®, and in collaboration with Proctor & Gamble in the US as ALIGN®.

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QS top 50 for Pharmacy & Pharmacology

QS top 50 for Pharmacy & Pharmacology

  • 29 Apr 2015

UCC’s performance in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 has reinforced its position as a leading university internationally, with 13 subject areas featuring in the top tier globally.

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New class of compounds may lead to new antiviral drugs

New class of compounds may lead to new antiviral drugs

  • 14 May 2015

Researchers in the Analytical & Biological Chemistry Research Facility (ABCRF) at UCC led by Anita Maguire, have designed and synthesised a new class of compounds with potential in the discovery of new antiviral drugs.

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UCC student wins Oscars of marketing

UCC student wins Oscars of marketing

  • 11 May 2015

UCC student Padraig O’Connor has won the An Post Student Marketing Campaign of the Year Award 2015.

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Professor honoured for engineering excellence

Professor honoured for engineering excellence

  • 11 May 2015

Professor Nabeel Riza, Head of UCC’s School of Engineering, has received an Honorary Fellow Award from Engineers Ireland.

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Still time for a 2015 postgrad course

Still time for a 2015 postgrad course

  • 08 May 2015

It’s not too late to apply for the right postgraduate option for you. Find out more during our free live and online chat sessions on 19 May, from 4pm-6pm.

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George Boole Chronicles cause a stir

George Boole Chronicles cause a stir

  • 12 Mar 2015

Previously unpublished images, Victorian recipes and an insight into the personality of George Boole feature in the special edition George Boole Chronicles.

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MSc ISBP best in class for business

MSc ISBP best in class for business

  • 07 May 2015

UCC’s MSc Information Systems for Business Performance (ISBP) has won Postgraduate Course of the Year in the business category at the annual Postgraduate Course of the Year Awards.

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UCC talk: Leave fossil fuels buried, expert warns

UCC talk: Leave fossil fuels buried, expert warns

  • 01 May 2015

A third of oil reserves, half of gas reserves and over 80 per cent of current coal reserves should remain unused until 2050 according to expert Dr Christophe McGlade.

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George Boole's Prayer remembered

George Boole's Prayer remembered

  • 01 May 2015

Inspired by the George Boole commemorations, a fourth year music student at UCC, Robert Creed, composed a piece of music to accompany a poem written by Boole on 'The Communion of Saints'.

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Bad childhood experiences (ACE) link to chronic diseases in later life.

Bad childhood experiences (ACE) link to chronic diseases in later life.

  • 29 Apr 2015

UCC researchers have found that people with multimorbidity (that is two or more chronic diseases at the same time) were more likely to report having had bad experiences in childhood than people without multimorbidity.  

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APC Microbiome Institute Partners with Second Genome

APC Microbiome Institute Partners with Second Genome

  • 28 Apr 2015

The APC Microbiome Institute at UCC has entered into an alliance with Second Genome Inc. to develop microbiome-based therapies that prevent and treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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Minute’s silence in memory of Garissa

Minute’s silence in memory of Garissa

  • 26 Apr 2015

The UCC community will observe a minute’s silence on Monday 27 April at 11am (12:00 CET) in response to the terrorist attack that unfolded at Garissa University College in Kenya on 2 April.

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George Boole and his influence on modern sport

George Boole and his influence on modern sport

  • 24 Apr 2015

Journalist Stephen Walsh reflects on George Boole’s sporting legacy in 2015 as UCC celebrates the 200th anniversary of his birth with a series of events. 

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UCC honours its sporting heroes

UCC honours its sporting heroes

  • 23 Apr 2015

UCC’s top young sports stars have been honoured at the 2014/2015 Sports Star Awards. The annual awards recognise outstanding sporting performances from UCC sports club athletes.

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UCC hosts conference on sinking of Lusitania

UCC hosts conference on sinking of Lusitania

  • 23 Apr 2015

The UCC School of History will host a major academic conference on the subject of ‘The Lusitania and the war at sea, 1914-8’ on Wednesday 6th May 2015, in UCC’s Boole I lecture theatre.

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REACT gets underway at UCC

REACT gets underway at UCC

  • 23 Apr 2015

A forum hosted in UCC has attracted representatives from over 20 third-level colleges throughout the country as part of the REACT (Responding to Excessive Alcohol Consumption in Third-level) project.

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Medical students operate Teddy Bear Hospital

Medical students operate Teddy Bear Hospital

  • 16 Apr 2015

Students from UCC’s Medical Society (Med Soc) have today launched their annual Teddy Bear Hospital, which aims to limit children’s apprehension surrounding visiting the doctor, a term known as “white-coat anxiety.”

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'Small Town Portraits'  by Dennis Dinneen

'Small Town Portraits' by Dennis Dinneen

  • 16 Apr 2015

An exhibition of photographic portraits by the late Dennis Dinneen opens on the 16th April at 6pm and runs until 27th June in the Boole Library, UCC, Cork.

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Shifting trends, emerging science, new ingredients...

Shifting trends, emerging science, new ingredients...

  • 16 Apr 2015

UCC will host a training workshop on creating value in the wheat and gluten-free based bakery production chain on the 14-15 May - further information is available from www.ucc.ie/en/cerealscience

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UCC sweeps board at FameLab 2015

UCC sweeps board at FameLab 2015

  • 15 Apr 2015

Three UCC PhD students have wowed the judges at one of the world’s leading science communication competitions, as TY students prepare to follow suit using PechaKucha at 'PsychSlam' on 16 April 2015.

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UCC partners with leading Thai universities

UCC partners with leading Thai universities

  • 13 Apr 2015

University College Cork (UCC) has reached agreement with a number of leading Thai universities to cooperate in research, student exchange and staff development. 

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Growing success for UCC postgrad courses

Growing success for UCC postgrad courses

  • 09 Apr 2015

UCC’s MSc Organic Horticulture and MSc Information Systems for Business Performance have both been shortlisted at the forthcoming Postgraduate Course of the Year Awards 2015.

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UCC Science for All winner announced

UCC Science for All winner announced

  • 08 Apr 2015

Ian O’Neill of UCC’s School of Microbiology has won the 2015 UCC Science for All competition.

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UCC leads international rankings…

UCC leads international rankings…

  • 31 Mar 2015

UCC is the top performing higher education institution internationally, based on having the highest number of A scores, in the EU sponsored U-Multirank which published its survey results this week.

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Life Class – the fusing of art and medicine

Life Class – the fusing of art and medicine

  • 24 Mar 2015

Medical Oncologist, Dr Conleth Murphy merges his medical and artistic sides in a tongue-and-cheek fashion in his solo exhibition in the Jennings Gallery, UCC which opens at 6pm, Wednesday 25th March.

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2015 marks centenary of O'Donovan Rossa

2015 marks centenary of O'Donovan Rossa

  • 24 Mar 2015

Jememiah O’Donovan Rossa was arguably the most famous of all the Fenians and the public launch of his centenary commemoration will take place on Wed, 25 March, 7.30pm. All welcome.

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The solar eclipse viewed from UCC

The solar eclipse viewed from UCC

  • 20 Mar 2015

Cork experienced clearer skies than many parts of the country and UCC camera man Stephen Bean and William Bean captured perfectly in these videos the moment the moon passed in front of the sun. 

UCC offers a BSc in Astrophysics  for those who have always harboured an interest in Astronomy and the Physics of the universe.  More http://physics.ucc.ie/?page_id=210

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State-of-mind or state-of-gut?

State-of-mind or state-of-gut?

  • 19 Mar 2015

"Your state of mind might be dependent on your state of gut," says Professor John Cryan in a new TEDMED video, ahead of a Twitter Q&A later this evening (19 March 2015).

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APC and Johnson & Johnson Innovation partner

APC and Johnson & Johnson Innovation partner

  • 18 Mar 2015

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has announced a unique partnership between the APC Microbiome Institute and Johnson & Johnson Innovation.

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Happy St Patrick's Day from UCC and Brazil

Happy St Patrick's Day from UCC and Brazil

  • 16 Mar 2015

A string of videos made by creative Brazilian students have gone viral, showcasing their love for UCC, Cork and Ireland. Just in time for St Patrick's Day 2015!

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Saint Patrick didn’t have it easy...

Saint Patrick didn’t have it easy...

  • 16 Mar 2015

...but at least the food wasn’t bad! UCC food and culinary expert, Regina Sexton has been able to recreate the diet available in 5th century Ireland to a young saint-in-the-making.

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Euro-wide search for tech entrepreneurs

Euro-wide search for tech entrepreneurs

  • 16 Mar 2015

The UCC launch of the EU-XCEL European Virtual Accelerator marks the start of a European-wide recruitment campaign seeking out talented aspiring entrepreneurs in the field of information and communication technology.

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Full steam ahead for UCC Beaufort

Full steam ahead for UCC Beaufort

  • 03 Feb 2015

A construction milestone has been reached at UCC Beaufort in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork, where Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources Alex White T.D. recently performed a 'topping out' ceremony.

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Video: Your city, your club

Video: Your city, your club

  • 11 Mar 2015

As the new SSE Airtricity League season kicks off, UCC wishes Cork City FC the best of luck. A new promo video led by UCC Film Studies graduate Shane Twomey is all heart.

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Mental health brought out of shadows

Mental health brought out of shadows

  • 09 Mar 2015

Adult Continuing Education (ACE) at UCC and Mental Health Ireland have launched the new part-time Certificate Programme in Mental Health in the Community.

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'The Contested Identities of Ulster Protestants'

'The Contested Identities of Ulster Protestants'

  • 05 Mar 2015

Novelist, academic and musician (Ruefrex) Thomas Paul Burgess will unveil two new books at UCC this Friday, 6 March at 5pm in the Staff Common Room

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Irish economic development since 1970

Irish economic development since 1970

  • 06 Mar 2015

Serial under-achievement best describes Ireland’s progress in terms of economic development since 1970 argues Dr Eoin O’Leary, School of Economics, UCC in a newly published book.

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UCC to go Nationwide

UCC to go Nationwide

  • 05 Mar 2015

UCC will be the sole focus of RTÉ's Nationwide programme this Friday 6 March 2015 at 7pm.

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Storify: UCC goes Nationwide and international

Storify: UCC goes Nationwide and international

  • 05 Mar 2015

Videos made by Brazilian students have gone viral, showcasing their love for UCC, Cork and Ireland as the University gears up to appear on RTÉ's Nationwide special this Friday.

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Cork student entrepreneurs compete

Cork student entrepreneurs compete

  • 05 Mar 2015

Over 45 mini-companies will compete to become the Cork Schools Local Enterprise Programme Regional Winners 2015 in UCC this Friday, 6 March, with prizes worth €4000 up for grabs.

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Art to inspire launches

Art to inspire launches

  • 26 Feb 2015

Art to Inspire is an exhibition of artwork by students enrolled in UCC’s Certificate in Contemporary Living running in the Glucksman until 1 March 2015.

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UCC officially named Health Promoting University

UCC officially named Health Promoting University

  • 25 Feb 2015

University College Cork (UCC) has passed its final check-up with flying colours on the road to being declared a ‘Health Promoting University’ by HSE South.

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Neuroscience without Borders

Neuroscience without Borders

  • 24 Feb 2015

Cork is a long way from the island city of Florianopolis in Brazil, but it has been an incredibly fruitful journey so far for three Brazilian neuroscience PhD students at UCC. 

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CUP publishes famine folios

CUP publishes famine folios

  • 19 Feb 2015

A series of pamphlets on the Irish famine was launched by Cork University Press and Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum in Dublin this week.

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Jeremy Irons to discuss 'Trashed' at UCC

Jeremy Irons to discuss 'Trashed' at UCC

  • 16 Feb 2015

Oscar-winning Jeremy Irons will take part in a discussion following a free screening of ground-breaking environmental documentary ‘Trashed’ at UCC on Monday 23 February. 

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R&G to benefit charities

R&G to benefit charities

  • 16 Feb 2015

As Raise & Give Week beings, the UCCSU and wider student body are aiming to make 2015 a record year for monies raised for a number of local and national charities. 

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Boole is brilliant...

Boole is brilliant...

  • 11 Feb 2015

The celebrations of the George Boole bicentenary kicked off with the George Boole 200 Inaugural Lectures.  The media interest in the well-attended event is captured below on Storify.

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Derry presents €5520 to BUMBLEance

Derry presents €5520 to BUMBLEance

  • 11 Feb 2015

Derry McSweeney, who retires this week after 45 years of loyal and dedicated service with UCC General Services/Security, has presented a cheque for €5520 to children’s charity BUMBLEance.

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Bressie leads inclusion conference

Bressie leads inclusion conference

  • 11 Feb 2015

A sold out student-led conference today (Wednesday 11 February) will focus on the need to break down the barriers of disability. It will also be live streamed from 7pm here.

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Universities rise to gender equality challenge

Universities rise to gender equality challenge

  • 09 Feb 2015

The Irish universities are working to address gender imbalances in the higher education sector through the extension of the Athena SWAN Charter to Ireland.

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Boole tickles Ó Briain’s fancy

Boole tickles Ó Briain’s fancy

  • 07 Feb 2015

Comedian Dara Ó Briain visited University College Cork (UCC) this week to share in the celebration of the legacy of George Boole.

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Climate change debate heats up

Climate change debate heats up

  • 06 Feb 2015

Climate change is not an issue found at the top of everyone’s priority list, but it should and ultimately will be, say the determined students behind an upcoming free conference at UCC.

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Billions of benefits from Boole…

Billions of benefits from Boole…

  • 04 Feb 2015

The co-founder of the world’s two largest electronic design automation companies and the former Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland are the guest speakers at the George Boole 200 Inaugural Lectures in UCC, Thursday 5 February, 6pm.

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Operation Transformation for UCC

Operation Transformation for UCC

  • 03 Feb 2015

UCC has officially launched its 2015 Operation Transformation initiative. Now in its third year, the programme has gone from strength to strength with 103 applications for the coveted nine leader positions. 

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RIA Gold Medal for Professor Clarke

RIA Gold Medal for Professor Clarke

  • 02 Feb 2015

Philosopher Professor Desmond Clarke (Professor Emeritus at UCC) is among the receipients of a Royal Irish Academy Gold Medal.

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Irish Examiner profiles UCC President

Irish Examiner profiles UCC President

  • 30 Jan 2015

“The influence of George Boole’s theories of logic and probabilities are as powerful today as they were back in the 1800s” says UCC President in an interview today in the Irish Examiner.

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UCC alcohol research signals last call

UCC alcohol research signals last call

  • 30 Jan 2015

A UCC study on hazardous alcohol consumption and third-level students published in the BMJ Open medical journal today calls for further public policy measures as a matter of urgency.

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UCC named Business of the Year

UCC named Business of the Year

  • 29 Jan 2015

UCC has been named Cork Business of the Year in the large business category at the annual Cork Business Association (CBA) Awards in recognition of its contribution to the city and region.

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INFANT and IBM Big Data team up

INFANT and IBM Big Data team up

  • 27 Jan 2015

IBM today announced it is working with the Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT) at University College Cork (UCC).

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UCC rallies around barefoot athlete

UCC rallies around barefoot athlete

  • 26 Jan 2015

UCC athlete and 3rd year Maths student, Chris Mintern, is the subject of an exciting new sports documentary nominated for Outdoor/Adventure Film of the Year 2014 and he needs your help.

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Reaction: UCC named second greenest university

Reaction: UCC named second greenest university

  • 23 Jan 2015

Here's how the world reacted to Ireland’s greenest university landing second place in the Universitas Indonesia (UI) Greenmetric World University Ranking.

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Online Q&A has CAO and PAC covered

Online Q&A has CAO and PAC covered

  • 23 Jan 2015

UCC and the Irish Examiner are teaming up to host a live CAO clinic online for propsective students on Thursday 29 January from 4-5.30pm.

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Green thumbs up for UCC

Green thumbs up for UCC

  • 20 Jan 2015

UCC’s efforts in the area of sustainability have resulted in the Universitas Indonesia (UI) Greenmetric World University Ranking awarding a second in the world ranking for the second year in a row.

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My job - Myriam Cronin Gateway UCC

My job - Myriam Cronin Gateway UCC

  • 16 Jan 2015

Gateway UCC Manager Myriam Cronin talks job creation, innovation and entrepreneurship with the Irish Examiner and how the initiative contributes heavily to the lifeblood of our economy.

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ProPhotonix teams up with Tyndall and CIT

ProPhotonix teams up with Tyndall and CIT

  • 13 Jan 2015

ProPhotonix Limited has entered into an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and the Tyndall National Institute that will extend the company's laser module solutions offering.

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UCC congratulates Young Scientists

UCC congratulates Young Scientists

  • 12 Jan 2015

Ireland is abuzz with the news that the 2015 BT Young Scientist winners hail from Cork, marking the region out yet again as home to inspiring young people.

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Boole bound for BT Young Scientist

Boole bound for BT Young Scientist

  • 08 Jan 2015

Genius Professor George Boole is set to attend the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2015 this Friday/Saturday 9-11 January. 

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IEA gives UCC Professor the green light

IEA gives UCC Professor the green light

  • 08 Jan 2015

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has elected UCC’s Professor Jerry D Murphy to a senior international role as Leader of the IEA Task 37 ‘Energy from Biogas’ for the trimester 2016 - 2018.

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International innovation award for BARDS team

International innovation award for BARDS team

  • 07 Jan 2015

The Analytical Scientist magazine has ranked a UCC invention among its top global innovations of the year.

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Boole engineers the X-Factor

Boole engineers the X-Factor

  • 07 Jan 2015

The 'I’m an Engineer... Get me out of here!' competition, which runs from 2-13 February 2015, has announced a Boole Zone.

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UCC innovation that 'rocked the world' in 2014

UCC innovation that 'rocked the world' in 2014

  • 07 Jan 2015

A UCC research project was chosen as one of eight Irish innovations that 'rocked the world in 2014' by Silicomrepublic.com Ireland’s leading technology news service.

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50,000 students ‘graduate’ from UCC

50,000 students ‘graduate’ from UCC

  • 13 Aug 2015

The UCC Visitors’ Centre has two reasons to celebrate – its tenth birthday and reaching the milestone of 50,000 Primary School children from local and national schools having undertaken its pioneering Junior Conferring Programme.  

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UCC alum named Best Young Entrepreneur

UCC alum named Best Young Entrepreneur

  • 06 Jan 2016

A UCC graduate and student captured two of the top awards at Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur  competition in 2015.

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EU spends €79bn on dental diseases

EU spends €79bn on dental diseases

  • 06 Jan 2016

University College Cork has joined an EU €6 million research  project which will transform dental care across Europe over a four year period. 

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Perfect pudding for the holiday season

Perfect pudding for the holiday season

  • 23 Dec 2015

These George Boole little puddings are wonderfully satisfying and made all the better when served hot with a sweet, buttery wine sauce. 

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Dr Seamus O’Reilly wins Supply Chain Leader Award

Dr Seamus O’Reilly wins Supply Chain Leader Award

  • 11 Dec 2015

Dr Seamus O’Reilly, Senior Lecturer and Academic Director of Supply Chain Management programmes at UCC, has won the 2015 Procurement and Supply Chain Leader Award at the National Procurement Supply Chain Awards.

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CCAE graduates win European innovation prize

CCAE graduates win European innovation prize

  • 10 Dec 2015

Eoghan Horgan and Kieran Cremin, recent graduates of the Masters of Architecture at the Cork Centre for Architectural Education (CCAE), have been named as the winners of the European Association for Architectural Education Prize (EEAE) for Innovation. 

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UCC partners Chinese in new centre

UCC partners Chinese in new centre

  • 10 Dec 2015

International bank, State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT), University College Cork (UCC) and Zhejiang University (ZJU) in China announced today a collaboration to launch a technology centre at UCC. 

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Sugata Lecture cancelled

Sugata Lecture cancelled

  • 10 Dec 2015

We regret that Dr Sugata's lecture is not going ahead this morning as his flight was cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.

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Insight director hailed as data leader in Ireland

Insight director hailed as data leader in Ireland

  • 10 Dec 2015

Professor Barry O’Sullivan, director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at UCC, has been named as one of 10 leaders in data “driving Ireland’s data science revolution” by SiliconRepublic.com. 

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Dr James Kapalo awarded ERC grant

Dr James Kapalo awarded ERC grant

  • 10 Dec 2015

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Starting Grant to Dr James Kapalo, a lecturer in the Study of Religions Department at University College Cork. 

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Cork Convention Bureau honours UCC conferences

Cork Convention Bureau honours UCC conferences

  • 04 Dec 2015

Cork Convention Bureau (CCB) last night honoured UCC in two categories at its annual #CorkNeedsYou Cork Conference Ambassadors Awards.

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'Smart dressing' developed to transform wound care

'Smart dressing' developed to transform wound care

  • 03 Dec 2015

Ireland’s leading ICT research centre, Tyndall National Institute, UCC, has teamed up with medical equipment provider Fleming Medical (Limerick) and Holst Centre/TNO (Eindhoven, Netherlands) to develop the world’s first commercially-available 'smart dressing'. 

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ERI researchers showcase research at COP21

ERI researchers showcase research at COP21

  • 03 Dec 2015

“We are the first generation to fully understand climate change, and the last generation to have the opportunity to do something about it.” 

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UCC Quercus Talented Students’ Award Gala

UCC Quercus Talented Students’ Award Gala

  • 01 Dec 2015

UCC President Dr Michael Murphy and UCC’s Vice President for Teaching and Learning, Professor John O’Halloran, will award Quercus Talented Students’ Scholarships to 17 students this evening (Tuesday, December 1).

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UCC honours high-achieving alumni

UCC honours high-achieving alumni

  • 27 Nov 2015

The first Irish woman to be named as Corporate Vice President at Intel and Apple’s Vice President of European Operations were among those to be honoured at UCC’s Alumni Achievement Awards this evening.

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UCC connects startups to free legal advice

UCC connects startups to free legal advice

  • 01 Dec 2015

UCC has become the first university in Ireland to offer free legal information to startups with the launch of its new IT Law Clinic. 

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ERI delegation heads to COP21

ERI delegation heads to COP21

  • 30 Nov 2015

An Environmental Research Institute (ERI) delegation, led by Prof Brian Ó Gallachóir, is attending COP21 in Paris. Representatives from 195 countries will meet to reach a new international climate agreement. 

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UCC to award scholarships to outstanding students

UCC to award scholarships to outstanding students

  • 26 Nov 2015

UCC President Dr Michael Murphy and UCC’s Senior Vice-President Academic and Registrar, Professor Caroline Fennell will award Quercus Entrance Scholarships to 77 students this evening (Thursday, November 26).

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Mardyke Arena UCC receives international awards

Mardyke Arena UCC receives international awards

  • 30 Nov 2015

Well known for its sports, fitness and elite training successes, the Mardyke Arena UCC is now celebrating international success with a record five international standards awards.

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€7.5m for APC research

€7.5m for APC research

  • 27 Nov 2015

The APC Microbiome Institute at UCC is delighted to announce a €7.5m investment by Science Foundation Ireland and AbbVie for a five-year research collaboration in the area of Crohn’s disease.

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UCC helps local businesses

UCC helps local businesses

  • 25 Nov 2015

University College Cork has announced that it is to provide a free service to local businesses to advertise temporary and part-time work in addition to launching a jobs portal for students seeking such positions.

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Cork life in 1916?

Cork life in 1916?

  • 23 Nov 2015

What do the letters of 1916 reveal about life in Cork in that period?  Local communities around Ireland are invited to have their 1916 family letters digitised for posterity

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British Ambassador to speak on EU at UCC event

British Ambassador to speak on EU at UCC event

  • 23 Nov 2015

The British Ambassador to Ireland, Dominick Chilcott, will speak on the UK’s EU policy and the forthcoming UK EU membership referendum at an event at University College Cork on Tuesday 24th November. 

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Boole celebrated at Chennai symposium

Boole celebrated at Chennai symposium

  • 20 Nov 2015

UCC, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) and the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) today celebrated the enormous contributions made by George Boole to technological society at a day-long symposium at the IIT-M campus in Chennai.

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New book on Gay Byrne

New book on Gay Byrne

  • 20 Nov 2015

It is no exaggeration to call Gay Byrne a colossus of Irish broadcasting according to UCC historian Dr Finola Doyle-O'Neill in her book The Gaybo Revolution - How Gay Byrne challenged Irish society. 

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Tree berry compound kills leukaemia cells

Tree berry compound kills leukaemia cells

  • 19 Nov 2015

A molecule developed by scientists at UCC, derived from the berries of the Bloodhorn tree, has shown “a very significant reduction in tumour size,” particularly leukaemia cancer cells.

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UCC partners with Irish Assistance Dogs

UCC partners with Irish Assistance Dogs

  • 19 Nov 2015

A new umbrella organisation, Irish Assistance Dogs, today addressed the Oireachtas Health Committee to highlight the need for special recognition for Assistance Dogs in Irish legislation.

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UCC take Irish-language awards at NUI ceremony

UCC take Irish-language awards at NUI ceremony

  • 17 Nov 2015

The Department of Modern Irish celebrated a remarkable double at the National University of Ireland awards ceremony held at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham recently.

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Calling Cork public to contribute to 'Smart' future

Calling Cork public to contribute to 'Smart' future

  • 17 Nov 2015

Researchers from the International Energy Research Centre (IERC), hosted in Tyndall National Institute, are inviting Cork people to participate in surveys in order to have their say in Cork's future development. 

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President of Ireland launches UCC's new centre

President of Ireland launches UCC's new centre

  • 16 Nov 2015

President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, officially launched the Centre for the Study of Moral Foundations of Economy & Society at an event held at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin.  

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Public invited to offer thoughts on Ireland's future

Public invited to offer thoughts on Ireland's future

  • 13 Nov 2015

UCC seeks to recruit 40 people to share their views on how they would like Ireland and Europe to develop over the next 20-30 years.

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Calls for intervention to tackle root of domestic abuse

Calls for intervention to tackle root of domestic abuse

  • 12 Nov 2015

Ireland is failing victims of domestic abuse by not adequately intervening with the perpetrators, international experts will urge at University College Cork this Friday.

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Cork newspapers battled as ‘actors and reporters’ post-1916

Cork newspapers battled as ‘actors and reporters’ post-1916

  • 10 Nov 2015

The suppression of newspapers in Cork post-1916 represented a devastating restriction of freedom of speech during a pivotal period in history, according to new research by a UCC student.

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Between a rock and a hard place..

Between a rock and a hard place..

  • 10 Nov 2015

Geoscientific knowledge and understanding lies at the heart of many of the most critical societal issues that face us in the 21st century according to Professor Iain Stewart MBE, academic  and BBC presenter who will talk about this in UCC, 6.30pm Wednesday 11 Nov in Boole 4.

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Do you walk like a dinosaur?

Do you walk like a dinosaur?

  • 06 Nov 2015

Do you want to become a champion footballer? Or check if you walk like a dinosaur? Or find out about medieval medicine?

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UCC researchers scoop SFI national award

UCC researchers scoop SFI national award

  • 03 Nov 2015

In a double first this week, not one but two UCC researchers scooped the joint title of Science Foundation Ireland  (SFI) Researcher of the Year at the annual SFI Summit.

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A quiet revolution: UCC to honour education stars

A quiet revolution: UCC to honour education stars

  • 02 Nov 2015

The CEO of a non-profit aiming to educate a billion people around the world for free is among those set to awarded honorary doctorates by University College Cork (UCC) on November 2.

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Cork Digital Marketing Award for UCC

Cork Digital Marketing Award for UCC

  • 02 Nov 2015

UCC has won at the Cork Digital Marketing Awards 2015 thanks to its Twitter presence @UCC.

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Celebration of George Boole at All-Russian Science Festival

Celebration of George Boole at All-Russian Science Festival

  • 29 Oct 2015

To mark the bicentenary of the birth of George Boole, UCC President Dr. Michael Murphy was invited to deliver a lecture on Boole’s life and legacy at Lomonosov Moscow State University coinciding with the annual All-Russian Science Festival.  

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UCC’s digital and green credentials recognised

UCC’s digital and green credentials recognised

  • 28 Oct 2015

UCC has been recognised several times this autumn for its digital and green credentials, attracting nominations from the Cork Digital Marketing Awards, SEAI, Web Awards, EirSpider Awards and Public Sector Magazine.

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Boole World domination for Minecraft

Boole World domination for Minecraft

  • 28 Oct 2015

University College Cork is building a virtual Boole World based on its iconic Quad for the smash hit video game Minecraft.

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#OTandMe celebrates World OT Day

#OTandMe celebrates World OT Day

  • 27 Oct 2015

UCC’s Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy are hosting an ‘OT over Tea’ event to mark World Occupational Therapy Day 2015.

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Revolutionary Roadshow for Waterford

Revolutionary Roadshow for Waterford

  • 23 Oct 2015

The people of Waterford are invited to visit and particpate in the 'Revolutionary Decade Roadshow' in the Park Hotel in Dungarvan, Co Waterford on 31 October 2015, 11am-4pm.

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Vote UCC in SEAI awards

Vote UCC in SEAI awards

  • 22 Oct 2015

UCC’s green credentials have again been recognised, with a public vote underway to help decide the overall winner in the Leadership category at the Sustainable Energy Awards 2015. Vote for UCC here.

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UCC academics engineer success

UCC academics engineer success

  • 22 Oct 2015

UCC academics Dr Edmond Byrne (School of Engineering) and Dr Gerard Mullally (Department of Sociology) have been awarded the Richard Trevithick Memorial Prize (2015) by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). 

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UCC Islam specialist to launch book in Scotland

UCC Islam specialist to launch book in Scotland

  • 21 Oct 2015

Dr Amanullah De Sondy, Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Islam at UCC is to launch his acclaimed book, The Crisis of Islamic Masculinities, at a special launch in Scotland hosted by Edinburgh University on 03 November.

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UNECE Compliance Committee role for Áine Ryall

UNECE Compliance Committee role for Áine Ryall

  • 21 Oct 2015

Dr Áine Ryall of UCC's School of Law has taken up duty as a member of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee, an international treaty that links environmental rights and human rights. 

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Cloud computing: ‘Everyone could be an entrepreneur’

Cloud computing: ‘Everyone could be an entrepreneur’

  • 21 Oct 2015

Everyone will have the potential to create the next Facebook with the cloud infrastructure of tomorrow, according to the UCC professor leading the CloudLightning project.

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Global legislation ‘ill-equipped’ to cope with Big Data revolution

Global legislation ‘ill-equipped’ to cope with Big Data revolution

  • 20 Oct 2015

Privacy and data protection legislation worldwide is ill-equipped to deal with the Big Data revolution, according to Professor Maeve McDonagh from UCC’s School of Law.

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Probiotic may help alleviate stress-related condition

Probiotic may help alleviate stress-related condition

  • 20 Oct 2015

The probiotic  Bifidobacterium longum 1714 may help reduce stress and improve memory according to a small study of healthy men presented at Neuroscience 2015, in Chicago.

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Staff celebrated at #UCCOscars

Staff celebrated at #UCCOscars

  • 15 Oct 2015

UCC has honoured a number of its staff for their outstanding contributions to University life at the 2015 Staff Recognition Awards. Affectionately dubbed the #UCCOscars, read on to find out the winners!

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Cork 1849: a city of feasts and famine

Cork 1849: a city of feasts and famine

  • 19 Oct 2015

A 19th century recipe book and the letters of George Boole, show that Ireland’s food and dining customs at end of the Famine were far more complex than previously thought.

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Life-saving legislation announced

Life-saving legislation announced

  • 15 Oct 2015

New laws announced today by the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar have been warmly welcomed by two UCC health experts.

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UCC named The Sunday Times University of the Year

UCC named The Sunday Times University of the Year

  • 14 Oct 2015

University College Cork (UCC) has been named The Sunday Times University of the Year for a record-breaking fourth time. 

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Call for Tax on SSDs

Call for Tax on SSDs

  • 08 Oct 2015

Researchers at the Health Research Board Centre for Health and Diet Research have announced their support for a 20% tax on sugar-sweetened drinks (SSDs).

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Get Sorted for the UCC Open Day

Get Sorted for the UCC Open Day

  • 06 Oct 2015

Ahead of the next UCC Open Day on 10 October, Deputy Admissions Officer Danielle Byrne offers the perfect guide (and yes, it involves the Lords of Strut and Harry Potter).

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Olympians honoured at UCC

Olympians honoured at UCC

  • 05 Oct 2015

University College Cork had the pleasure of honouring three Olympic athletes recently on their return from the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015.

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UNESCO Learning City Award for Cork

UNESCO Learning City Award for Cork

  • 02 Oct 2015

Cork City is to receive a UNESCO Learning City Award at the UNESCO International Conference on Learning Cities in Mexico City. UCC is one of four partners in the Cork Learning City initiative. 

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Partnership aims to make pregnancy safer

Partnership aims to make pregnancy safer

  • 01 Oct 2015

The INFANT Centre (Irish Centre for Foetal and Neonatal Translational Research) at University College Cork, Bioscreen Health, laya healthcare and IBM have launched the ‘LEANBH’ project in the Cork University Maternity Hospital today, designed to make pregnancy safer.

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#MeetUCC: The girl who lived

#MeetUCC: The girl who lived

  • 01 Oct 2015

Storyteller, social entrepreneur and foodie. In a #Startupirl themed #MeetUCC, Dentistry student and Quercus Scholar Sarah Jameel discusses life at Hogwarts, Food Beyond Borders, a shout-out from Jamie Oliver and snorkeling with sharks.

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Playing video games in classrooms is ‘logical’

Playing video games in classrooms is ‘logical’

  • 30 Sep 2015

The Government should provide dedicated support to teachers to help them incorporate new technologies such as video games into their lessons, according to a professor at University College Cork.

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UCC "seed-bed" for poets

  • 30 Sep 2015

The winner of this year’s Patrick Kavanagh Award for a poet that has not yet published a book is John Mee, a professor in the Faculty of Law at UCC.

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UCC makes finals of Web Awards 2015

UCC makes finals of Web Awards 2015

  • 28 Sep 2015

UCC has made the finals of the forthcoming Web Awards 2015 in two categories, 'Most Influential Irish Website Ever' and 'Best Education and Third Level Website'.

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Easter Rising Roadshow arrives in Tralee

Easter Rising Roadshow arrives in Tralee

  • 25 Sep 2015

The School of History, UCC, Kerry County Council and Kerins O’Rahilly GAA club, Tralee, are pleased to announce that that an ‘Easter Rising Roadshow’ will be held in Tralee next week. 

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Blind musicians get helping hand

Blind musicians get helping hand

  • 25 Sep 2015

The beautiful music of blind harper Turlough O’Carolan might have been lost forever had it not been for Edward Bunting who transcribed the music at the Belfast Harp Festival in 1792.  

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Mobile technology ‘first’ for UCC’s MBA students

Mobile technology ‘first’ for UCC’s MBA students

  • 24 Sep 2015

The UCC Executive MBA has become one of the first programmes in Ireland to give each of its students an Apple iPad Mini, to enable team interaction beyond the lecture room.

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New Centre launches innovative leadership education

New Centre launches innovative leadership education

  • 24 Sep 2015

The demands of the increasingly complex world are over the heads of many leaders in Ireland according as evidenced by the very narrow thinking leading up to the Banking Bailout to UCC Professor Connell Fanning. 

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Dress for Success Cork celebrates 2nd birthday

Dress for Success Cork celebrates 2nd birthday

  • 22 Sep 2015

This week Dress for Success (DFS) Cork celebrates two years of breaking the cycle of poverty through supporting women into the workplace. UCC’s Dr. Celine McInerney is among the guest speakers.

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State funeral for Thomas Kent

State funeral for Thomas Kent

  • 21 Sep 2015

It took 99 years for patriot Thomas Kent to receive the recognition he deserved - but his contribution to Irish freedom will be remembered following the State funeral in his home village in Castlelyons.

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UCC features in Financial Times magazine

UCC features in Financial Times magazine

  • 21 Sep 2015

The inaugural issue of the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) Magazine distirubted by the Financial Times worldwide  highlighted Ireland and UCC as a hub for innovation, new ideas, start-ups and creativity.

 

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International students happiest in Ireland

International students happiest in Ireland

  • 21 Sep 2015

An online study choice portal platform has revealed that international students studying in Europe are the most satisfied with their university experience in Ireland.  

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UCC historians media pundits for Thomas Kent funeral

UCC historians media pundits for Thomas Kent funeral

  • 21 Sep 2015

The remains of Thomas Kent were taken from Cork Prison and buried in Castlelyons after the general public paid their respects in Collins Barracks. 

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Culture Night a virtual reality at UCC

Culture Night a virtual reality at UCC

  • 17 Sep 2015

UCC has a fascinating and quirky feast in store for Culture Night this Friday 18th September, with a wide array of events that will appeal to all ages.

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Sounds from a Safe Harbour

Sounds from a Safe Harbour

  • 17 Sep 2015

Science and music embrace one another as some of the world's most celebrated musicians and composers come face-to-face with the finest minds in neuroscience and physiology at ‘Playing Your Heart Out’. 

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UCC holding its own in QS Rankings

UCC holding its own in QS Rankings

  • 15 Sep 2015

UCC has performed creditably in the QS World University Rankings 2015, where it is ranked at 233. Its scores for academic reputation, employer reputation and international faculty have all improved.

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Food, Fairies and Fundamentalism at UCC…

Food, Fairies and Fundamentalism at UCC…

  • 14 Sep 2015

Great range of short courses on offer in UCC this autumn/winter.

 

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UCC announces appointment of new Chair of its Governing Body

UCC announces appointment of new Chair of its Governing Body

  • 11 Sep 2015

UCC is very pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Catherine Day, outgoing Secretary General of the European Commission to be Chair of its Governing Body until January, 2019.

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UCC President delivers O’Connell lecture

UCC President delivers O’Connell lecture

  • 11 Sep 2015

President of UCC Dr Michael Murphy delivered this year's Daniel O’Connell Lecture at The Library, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry.

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Mental health experiences shared in new book

Mental health experiences shared in new book

  • 10 Sep 2015

A powerful and inspiring collection of short stories written by UCC students and staff has been released, proving that even the darkest times can be overcome. 

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Cork Local Government

Cork Local Government

  • 08 Sep 2015

UCC looks forward to considering the report of the Cork Local Government Committee to see how the recommendations impact on the University and higher education in Cork generally.

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Pregnancy research in Cork wins international award

Pregnancy research in Cork wins international award

  • 07 Sep 2015

Ground-breaking work on preeclampsia, a life threatening complication of late pregnancy, has earned researchers in Cork a major award from the American Heart Association.

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Boole 200: Lord Mayor of Cork visits Lincoln

Boole 200: Lord Mayor of Cork visits Lincoln

  • 04 Sep 2015

Relatives of renowned mathematician George Boole will today (September 4) join a delegation from Cork visiting Lincoln to celebrate the life and legacy of one of the city’s most influential sons.

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Food for thought: international recognition for UCC scientist

Food for thought: international recognition for UCC scientist

  • 02 Sep 2015

The next time you visit the supermarket, spare a thought for how food technologists get omega-3 safely into milk, or make vitamins stable to bring health benefits to consumers.

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UCC research helps efficacy of stents

UCC research helps efficacy of stents

  • 03 Sep 2015

Drug eluting stents have revolutionized coronary artery disease treatment reducing the stent renarrowing rate within six  months after placement which was a limitation of early generation bare metal stents.

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RTÉ to screen George Boole documentary

RTÉ to screen George Boole documentary

  • 01 Sep 2015

The huge impact of George Boole’s work on technology today is explored in a stunning new film commissioned by University College Cork, to be screened on RTÉ One on September 1 at 22:35.

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APC Microbiome Institute at UCC creates 50 new jobs

APC Microbiome Institute at UCC creates 50 new jobs

  • 28 Aug 2015

APC, the national centre for excellence in food and medicine research at UCC, announced today (August 28) the creation of 50 additional hi-tech jobs in Cork.  

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George Boole inspired Sherlock Holmes’ Moriarty

George Boole inspired Sherlock Holmes’ Moriarty

  • 20 Aug 2015

George Boole inspired the character Professor James Moriarty, the criminal mastermind in Sherlock Holmes, Boole’s biographer Professor Des MacHale will tell an audience at UCC next week. 

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UCC alum to head Galway-Mayo IT

UCC alum to head Galway-Mayo IT

  • 20 Aug 2015

UCC alumnus, Dr Fergal Barry of the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT), has been appointed President of the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.

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Irish Examiner and UCC to host CAO offers Q&A

Irish Examiner and UCC to host CAO offers Q&A

  • 19 Aug 2015

The Irish Examiner and University College Cork (UCC) will host an online Q&A on Wednesday, 19 August, for students seeking instant answers to their CAO or going-to-college questions.

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Storify: UCC remembers Nagasaki and A Doctor's Sword

Storify: UCC remembers Nagasaki and A Doctor's Sword

  • 14 Aug 2015

A Doctor’s Sword continues to edge out the competition. The film, which explores the extraordinary life of UCC graduate Dr Aidan MacCarthy, has received outstanding reviews, with several more cinemas taking it on.

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UCC’s industry link drives considerable savings

UCC’s industry link drives considerable savings

  • 13 Aug 2015

UCC’s Supply Chain Management students have delivered a benefit of €86 million to their employers since 2011.

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Boole exhibition to highlight genius’ impact today

Boole exhibition to highlight genius’ impact today

  • 15 Jul 2015

A first-hand account of George Boole and Charles Babbage's meeting, during which they discuss ‘A Thinking Machine’, will be on public display for the first time.

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Doing Arts is not a 'waste' of your points

Doing Arts is not a 'waste' of your points

  • 25 Aug 2015

Professor Claire Connolly made the case for Arts recently, in an Irish Independent opinion piece that resonated strongly, leading to an influx of support and plenty of discussion.

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Cinema release gives A Doctor’s Sword the edge

Cinema release gives A Doctor’s Sword the edge

  • 05 Aug 2015

UCC will host a gala screening of A Doctor’s Sword, which centres on the extraordinary life of graduate Dr Aidan MacCarthy, on 6 August ahead of the film's cinema release.

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O’Donovan Rossa remembered 100 years after funeral

O’Donovan Rossa remembered 100 years after funeral

  • 04 Aug 2015

Thousands attended the State commemoration for the centenary of the funeral of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa in Glasnevin Cemetery  at which UCC’s historian Gabriel Doherty was interviewed for the RTÉ 9pm News.

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Áine Ryall appointed to An Bord Pleanála Review Group

Áine Ryall appointed to An Bord Pleanála Review Group

  • 04 Aug 2015

Áine Ryall, School of Law, has been appointed Vice-Chair of the An Bord Pleanála Review Group.  

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EU-XCEL creates 50 start-ups

EU-XCEL creates 50 start-ups

  • 04 Aug 2015

Emerging entrepreneurs from 25 European nations have just completed the first phase of the UCC-led EU-XCEL European Virtual Accelerator programme and now intend to conquer an array of ICT fields globally.

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UCC supports innovation and entrepreneurship

UCC supports innovation and entrepreneurship

  • 31 Jul 2015

UCC hosted a Horizon 2020 Industry Leadership Information Day to help companies seize the opportunities that Horizon 2020 provides and support the development of their R&D ambitions through collaboration with University researchers.

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Stamp marks Pearse’s graveside oration for O’Donovan Rossa

Stamp marks Pearse’s graveside oration for O’Donovan Rossa

  • 30 Jul 2015

An Post’s new 70c stamp marking the centenary of Pádraig Pearse’s historic speech at the graveside of O’Donovan Rossa was unveiled today in Rosscarbery, Co Cork by John Whelpley, great-grandson of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa.

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EirGrid prize for UCC Sustainable Energy graduate

EirGrid prize for UCC Sustainable Energy graduate

  • 30 Jul 2015

EirGrid, the operator of the national electricity grid, has awarded its annual prize to UCC’s top Masters graduate in Sustainable Energy.

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UCC commemorates Cork Fenian Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa

UCC commemorates Cork Fenian Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa

  • 29 Jul 2015

In 1863, O’Donovan Rossa held a torchlit parade in solidarity with a Polish uprising against their Russian occupiers known as the January Rebellion which was re-enacted in Skibbereen recently.

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UCC displays magic of science

UCC displays magic of science

  • 23 Jul 2015

A yogurt to help people live longer is just one of the projects being developed as part of IndieBio hosted by the School of Microbiology, UCC.  See media round up on Storify.  

 

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SOSventures back nine global start-ups in UCC

SOSventures back nine global start-ups in UCC

  • 21 Jul 2015

IndieBio, the world’s first and only synthetic biology accelerator programme is again underway in the School of Microbiology, UCC with start-ups from around the world, relocating to Ireland especially for the programme.

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UCC President calls for zero-VAT rating for student housing

UCC President calls for zero-VAT rating for student housing

  • 17 Jul 2015

The speech given by Dr Murphy at the official opening of the world-class Beaufort Building also revealed new UCC data on job creation and reflected on cuts in the HE sector and global rankings.

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Remembering the Merchant of Venice

Remembering the Merchant of Venice

  • 17 Jul 2015

UCC has collaborated with Corcadorca to hold an exhibition and roundtable celebrating the 2005 production of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

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#MeetUCC: Jessica Ní Mhaoláin

#MeetUCC: Jessica Ní Mhaoláin

  • 15 Jul 2015

In the second edition of #MeetUCC, MBS Government student Jessica Ní Mhaoláin discusses politics, social justice, the road to the Rose of Tralee and Citizen Cane.

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New writer in residence appointed

New writer in residence appointed

  • 14 Jul 2015

Acclaimed Dublin dramatist Michael West will take up the UCC post in September.

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An Taoiseach opens UCC Beaufort Building

An Taoiseach opens UCC Beaufort Building

  • 13 Jul 2015

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. has officially opened the UCC Beaufort Building in Ringaskiddy, which will provide Ireland with world-class infrastructure for renewable energy and maritime research to power the ‘blue economy’.

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UCC research shapes Medical Council review

UCC research shapes Medical Council review

  • 14 Jul 2015

Professor Deirdre Madden of UCC’s School of Law and Dr Orla O’Donovan, Applied Social Studies were behind the qualitative findings of the report which received national media attention.

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UCC and IIPMM collaborate for Masters

UCC and IIPMM collaborate for Masters

  • 06 Jul 2015

UCC and Irish Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (IIPMM) are collaborating on a Masters programme that has delivered €86m in savings to businesses over the last four years.

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Success through collaboration

Success through collaboration

  • 30 Jun 2015

The MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy programme recently had its first examination board as a collaborative programme between University College Cork and the Turning Point Training Institute (TPTI).

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New international online journal for UCC

New international online journal for UCC

  • 02 Jul 2015

The School of Asian Studies at UCC has launched a new international, peer-reviewed online journal.

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Former UCC VP chairs €12m bid

Former UCC VP chairs €12m bid

  • 01 Jul 2015

Professor Grace Neville, former Vice-President for Teaching and Learning at UCC, has been chairing an international committee responsible for evaluating projects bidding for a total of €12 million in funding.

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Blackstone Charitable Foundation launches in Ireland

Blackstone Charitable Foundation launches in Ireland

  • 01 Jul 2015

The Blackstone Charitable Foundation today announced the first international expansion of its campus entrepreneurship programme, Blackstone LaunchPad, to Ireland. Ireland becomes the seventh Blackstone LaunchPad region, following the U.S. states of Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Montana, and California.

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10 tips for CAO Change of Mind

10 tips for CAO Change of Mind

  • 30 Jun 2015

"I really regret researching the content of the course I’m studying during the application stage" – said nobody, ever!

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UCC to host live CAO Q&A

UCC to host live CAO Q&A

  • 22 Jun 2015

Ahead of the CAO Change of Mind deadline (1 July), UCC is hosting a live online Q&A on Wednesday 24 June, from 3-4.30pm in partnership with the Irish Examiner and Pubble.

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#MeetUCC: Padraig O'Connor

#MeetUCC: Padraig O'Connor

  • 30 Jun 2015

In the first edition of #MeetUCC, Commerce student and award-winning marketer Padraig O'Connor reflects on his UCC experience, the power of social media, the Super Bowl and doing what you love. 

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Quantum computers threaten online security

Quantum computers threaten online security

  • 30 Jun 2015

Quantum computing will bring many advantages, and pose a few hurdles, an academic from the Tyndall National Institute at UCC will say at a lecture to commemorate the bicentenary of George Boole, the forefather of the Information Age.

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UCC gets Tripadvisor thumbs up

UCC gets Tripadvisor thumbs up

  • 29 Jun 2015

TripAdvisor has marked UCC out as one of the most popular attractions in Ireland. The news comes as the university counts down to A Summer’s Evening on the Quad charity concert 2015.

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UCC school presentation sweet like Raspberry Pi

UCC school presentation sweet like Raspberry Pi

  • 26 Jun 2015

UCC President Dr Michael Murphy and Professor Barry O'Sullivan, Head of UCC's Department of Computer Science and Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, presented Raspberry Pi computers to the pupils of St. Michael's National School in Blackrock, Cork.

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Great buzz at energy policy workshop

Great buzz at energy policy workshop

  • 25 Jun 2015

UCC researchers have presented new findings on energy and climate research at the 4th annual ESRI-UCC energy research workshop.

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Discovery of new habitat for corals in the Porcupine Bank Canyon

Discovery of new habitat for corals in the Porcupine Bank Canyon

  • 24 Jun 2015

An international team of scientists led by Prof Andy Wheeler of UCC has discovered a new cold-water coral habitat in Irish waters possibly doubling the amount of cold-water corals previously thought to exist in Irish waters.

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UCC promotes bright futures in IT

UCC promotes bright futures in IT

  • 23 Jun 2015

Improving employability and advice on entering the exciting IT sector will be top of the agenda at UCC’s Information Session tomorrow evening.

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EU agreement on data protection good for health research

EU agreement on data protection good for health research

  • 19 Jun 2015

Health research bodies and data scientists are holding a Day of Action in Brussels today following the announcement of an agreement between the 28 EU governments on a new EU-wide data protection law.

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The good, the bad and the €400,000 for charity

The good, the bad and the €400,000 for charity

  • 19 Jun 2015

An incredible line-up awaits those keen to be serenaded at a movie-themed musical extravaganza on 4 July, as A Summer’s Evening on the Quad celebrates its 10th year and €400,000+ raised for charity.

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UCC define a new standard in cloud computing

UCC define a new standard in cloud computing

  • 18 Jun 2015

Researchers at University College Cork are leading a €4m EU-funded research project to address energy efficiency and high performance in cloud computing. 

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Economic recessions may impact on suicide rates

Economic recessions may impact on suicide rates

  • 17 Jun 2015

Researchers at UCC and McGill University in the US have found strong associations between economic downturns and the rates of suicide. Their findings are published online today (Wednesday, 17th June) in the International Journal of Epidemiology.

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UCC develops collaboration with Rennes

UCC develops collaboration with Rennes

  • 15 Jun 2015

UCC has signed a the Memorandum of Understanding  between University College Cork and École Normale Superieure de Rennes (ENS Rennes).

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Keynes inspires new UCC business centre

Keynes inspires new UCC business centre

  • 15 Jun 2015

President Dr Michael Murphy recently launched UCC’s newest venture, The Keynes Centre, which will provide integrated personal and professional development programmes for senior executives and aspiring executives.

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UCC postgrads shine for Ireland in Canada

UCC postgrads shine for Ireland in Canada

  • 15 Jun 2015

UCC postgraduate students have taken third place at the International Graduate Competition in Montreal, Canada.

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UCC helps managers make difficult choices

UCC helps managers make difficult choices

  • 15 Jun 2015

Given competing demands for limited funds, how do health services decide which health care activities to fund?

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EuroSoTL2015: Bridging boundaries

EuroSoTL2015: Bridging boundaries

  • 10 Jun 2015

The inaugural European Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (EuroSoTL2015), which was held in UCC recently, attracted over 300 delegates.

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Love and Marriage revisited

Love and Marriage revisited

  • 10 Jun 2015

Dr Linda Connolly, Director of the Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century is Director of the Merriman Summer School 2015, the theme of which is Love and Marriage revisited.

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Fergus Shanahan awarded honorary DSc

Fergus Shanahan awarded honorary DSc

  • 10 Jun 2015

Fergus Shanahan, Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at UCC & Director of the APC Microbiome Institute has been awarded an honorary Doctorate of Science at UCD.  

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#Storify: UCC celebrates fashion and design

#Storify: UCC celebrates fashion and design

  • 09 Jun 2015

Read on for a press and social media round-up of all the colourful coverage from the UCC Honorary Conferrings 2015, which celebrated Nicholas Fox Weber, Joseph Walsh and Don O'Neill.

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United Nations General Assembly honours George Boole

United Nations General Assembly honours George Boole

  • 08 Jun 2015

The United Nations recognised the extraordinary global impact of the work of George Boole in its resolution creating a World Statistics Day.

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Teens swap classroom for business bootcamp at UCC

Teens swap classroom for business bootcamp at UCC

  • 08 Jun 2015

Enterprising secondary school students are leaving the classroom behind to embark on a business bootcamp at UCC as part of the Student Enterprise Awards Programme through the Local Enterprise Offices.

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Independent Thinking 2015, UCC Alumni Magazine

Independent Thinking 2015, UCC Alumni Magazine

  • 05 Jun 2015

For the first time, copies of UCC’s annual alumni magazine will be distributed simultaneously as an insert in the Irish Examiner and Irish Times on Friday, 5 June.

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UCC to recognise three creative geniuses

UCC to recognise three creative geniuses

  • 05 Jun 2015

University College Cork (UCC) will roll out the red carpet on Friday, 5 June 2015 to welcome and honour three renowned creative minds at the pinnacle of their professions.

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UCC celebrates seven billion dreams

UCC celebrates seven billion dreams

  • 04 Jun 2015

UCC’s Green Flag will fly proudly on June 5 to mark World Environment Day (WED), with the university, 2nd in the world for sustainability, set to go green after dark.

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Creative geniuses to talk art, fashion and design

Creative geniuses to talk art, fashion and design

  • 04 Jun 2015

On the eve of the 2015 UCC Honorary Conferrings, fashion designer Don O’Neill, furniture designer Joseph Walsh and cultural historian Nicholas Fox Weber will take part in a creative conversation at the Glucksman.

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UCC among leading social media influencers

UCC among leading social media influencers

  • 03 Jun 2015

Having won in 2014 for best social media engagement, UCC is again a front runner at the 2015 national Social Media Awards.

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#MeetUCC on the Leaving Cert and CAO

#MeetUCC on the Leaving Cert and CAO

  • 02 Jun 2015

In the inaugural edition of #MeetUCC, we asked UCC students, staff and alumni for their advice as second-level students start their Leaving Certificate and the CAO Change of Mind deadline approaches.

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Irish Association for Asian Studies formed

Irish Association for Asian Studies formed

  • 29 May 2015

The Irish Association for Asian Studies (IAAS) has been formed at a special workshop at the Irish Management Institute in Dublin organised by Dr Kevin Cawley.

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Berry boost fires up Dragons

Berry boost fires up Dragons

  • 28 May 2015

Nutri-vive, an innovative functional beverage developed by students, clinched the UCC Food Innovation Prize at the Dragons’ Den-style event last night.

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Global HR experts to speak at UCC

Global HR experts to speak at UCC

  • 26 May 2015

The biggest International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice to date is set to the take place at UCC from June 3 to 5. 

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Students hit high note on TG4

Students hit high note on TG4

  • 22 May 2015

Mahoo was last night named the winner of TG4’s show Busker Abú.

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UCC excels in global ranking

UCC excels in global ranking

  • 21 May 2015

UCC has this week been recognised as one of the leading universities worldwide for scientific research in the  CWTS Leiden Ranking 2015.

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University College Cork becomes lean

University College Cork becomes lean

  • 19 May 2015

As part of ‘Continuous Improvement in UCC- A roadmap to 2017,’ seven staff members have received recognition for attaining Lean Green Belt certification awards.

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UCC geologist presents Mullaghmore coral to Prince Charles

UCC geologist presents Mullaghmore coral to Prince Charles

  • 19 May 2015

During Prince Charles's visit to the Marine Institute in Galway, Professor Andy Wheeler gave the prince a gift of a cut and polished fossil coral with a poignant personal message.

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US-Irish award for Alimentary Health

US-Irish award for Alimentary Health

  • 18 May 2015

Alimentary Health has won an award in the inaugural US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards for its work bringing a patented Irish probiotic, discovered in UCC, to the UK and Irish market under its own brand ALFLOREX®, and in collaboration with Proctor & Gamble in the US as ALIGN®.

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QS top 50 for Pharmacy & Pharmacology

QS top 50 for Pharmacy & Pharmacology

  • 29 Apr 2015

UCC’s performance in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 has reinforced its position as a leading university internationally, with 13 subject areas featuring in the top tier globally.

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New class of compounds may lead to new antiviral drugs

New class of compounds may lead to new antiviral drugs

  • 14 May 2015

Researchers in the Analytical & Biological Chemistry Research Facility (ABCRF) at UCC led by Anita Maguire, have designed and synthesised a new class of compounds with potential in the discovery of new antiviral drugs.

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UCC student wins Oscars of marketing

UCC student wins Oscars of marketing

  • 11 May 2015

UCC student Padraig O’Connor has won the An Post Student Marketing Campaign of the Year Award 2015.

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Professor honoured for engineering excellence

Professor honoured for engineering excellence

  • 11 May 2015

Professor Nabeel Riza, Head of UCC’s School of Engineering, has received an Honorary Fellow Award from Engineers Ireland.

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Still time for a 2015 postgrad course

Still time for a 2015 postgrad course

  • 08 May 2015

It’s not too late to apply for the right postgraduate option for you. Find out more during our free live and online chat sessions on 19 May, from 4pm-6pm.

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George Boole Chronicles cause a stir

George Boole Chronicles cause a stir

  • 12 Mar 2015

Previously unpublished images, Victorian recipes and an insight into the personality of George Boole feature in the special edition George Boole Chronicles.

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MSc ISBP best in class for business

MSc ISBP best in class for business

  • 07 May 2015

UCC’s MSc Information Systems for Business Performance (ISBP) has won Postgraduate Course of the Year in the business category at the annual Postgraduate Course of the Year Awards.

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UCC talk: Leave fossil fuels buried, expert warns

UCC talk: Leave fossil fuels buried, expert warns

  • 01 May 2015

A third of oil reserves, half of gas reserves and over 80 per cent of current coal reserves should remain unused until 2050 according to expert Dr Christophe McGlade.

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George Boole's Prayer remembered

George Boole's Prayer remembered

  • 01 May 2015

Inspired by the George Boole commemorations, a fourth year music student at UCC, Robert Creed, composed a piece of music to accompany a poem written by Boole on 'The Communion of Saints'.

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Bad childhood experiences (ACE) link to chronic diseases in later life.

Bad childhood experiences (ACE) link to chronic diseases in later life.

  • 29 Apr 2015

UCC researchers have found that people with multimorbidity (that is two or more chronic diseases at the same time) were more likely to report having had bad experiences in childhood than people without multimorbidity.  

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APC Microbiome Institute Partners with Second Genome

APC Microbiome Institute Partners with Second Genome

  • 28 Apr 2015

The APC Microbiome Institute at UCC has entered into an alliance with Second Genome Inc. to develop microbiome-based therapies that prevent and treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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Minute’s silence in memory of Garissa

Minute’s silence in memory of Garissa

  • 26 Apr 2015

The UCC community will observe a minute’s silence on Monday 27 April at 11am (12:00 CET) in response to the terrorist attack that unfolded at Garissa University College in Kenya on 2 April.

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George Boole and his influence on modern sport

George Boole and his influence on modern sport

  • 24 Apr 2015

Journalist Stephen Walsh reflects on George Boole’s sporting legacy in 2015 as UCC celebrates the 200th anniversary of his birth with a series of events. 

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UCC honours its sporting heroes

UCC honours its sporting heroes

  • 23 Apr 2015

UCC’s top young sports stars have been honoured at the 2014/2015 Sports Star Awards. The annual awards recognise outstanding sporting performances from UCC sports club athletes.

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UCC hosts conference on sinking of Lusitania

UCC hosts conference on sinking of Lusitania

  • 23 Apr 2015

The UCC School of History will host a major academic conference on the subject of ‘The Lusitania and the war at sea, 1914-8’ on Wednesday 6th May 2015, in UCC’s Boole I lecture theatre.

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REACT gets underway at UCC

REACT gets underway at UCC

  • 23 Apr 2015

A forum hosted in UCC has attracted representatives from over 20 third-level colleges throughout the country as part of the REACT (Responding to Excessive Alcohol Consumption in Third-level) project.

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Medical students operate Teddy Bear Hospital

Medical students operate Teddy Bear Hospital

  • 16 Apr 2015

Students from UCC’s Medical Society (Med Soc) have today launched their annual Teddy Bear Hospital, which aims to limit children’s apprehension surrounding visiting the doctor, a term known as “white-coat anxiety.”

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'Small Town Portraits'  by Dennis Dinneen

'Small Town Portraits' by Dennis Dinneen

  • 16 Apr 2015

An exhibition of photographic portraits by the late Dennis Dinneen opens on the 16th April at 6pm and runs until 27th June in the Boole Library, UCC, Cork.

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Shifting trends, emerging science, new ingredients...

Shifting trends, emerging science, new ingredients...

  • 16 Apr 2015

UCC will host a training workshop on creating value in the wheat and gluten-free based bakery production chain on the 14-15 May - further information is available from www.ucc.ie/en/cerealscience

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UCC sweeps board at FameLab 2015

UCC sweeps board at FameLab 2015

  • 15 Apr 2015

Three UCC PhD students have wowed the judges at one of the world’s leading science communication competitions, as TY students prepare to follow suit using PechaKucha at 'PsychSlam' on 16 April 2015.

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UCC partners with leading Thai universities

UCC partners with leading Thai universities

  • 13 Apr 2015

University College Cork (UCC) has reached agreement with a number of leading Thai universities to cooperate in research, student exchange and staff development. 

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Growing success for UCC postgrad courses

Growing success for UCC postgrad courses

  • 09 Apr 2015

UCC’s MSc Organic Horticulture and MSc Information Systems for Business Performance have both been shortlisted at the forthcoming Postgraduate Course of the Year Awards 2015.

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UCC Science for All winner announced

UCC Science for All winner announced

  • 08 Apr 2015

Ian O’Neill of UCC’s School of Microbiology has won the 2015 UCC Science for All competition.

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UCC leads international rankings…

UCC leads international rankings…

  • 31 Mar 2015

UCC is the top performing higher education institution internationally, based on having the highest number of A scores, in the EU sponsored U-Multirank which published its survey results this week.

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Life Class – the fusing of art and medicine

Life Class – the fusing of art and medicine

  • 24 Mar 2015

Medical Oncologist, Dr Conleth Murphy merges his medical and artistic sides in a tongue-and-cheek fashion in his solo exhibition in the Jennings Gallery, UCC which opens at 6pm, Wednesday 25th March.

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2015 marks centenary of O'Donovan Rossa

2015 marks centenary of O'Donovan Rossa

  • 24 Mar 2015

Jememiah O’Donovan Rossa was arguably the most famous of all the Fenians and the public launch of his centenary commemoration will take place on Wed, 25 March, 7.30pm. All welcome.

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The solar eclipse viewed from UCC

The solar eclipse viewed from UCC

  • 20 Mar 2015

Cork experienced clearer skies than many parts of the country and UCC camera man Stephen Bean and William Bean captured perfectly in these videos the moment the moon passed in front of the sun. 

UCC offers a BSc in Astrophysics  for those who have always harboured an interest in Astronomy and the Physics of the universe.  More http://physics.ucc.ie/?page_id=210

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State-of-mind or state-of-gut?

State-of-mind or state-of-gut?

  • 19 Mar 2015

"Your state of mind might be dependent on your state of gut," says Professor John Cryan in a new TEDMED video, ahead of a Twitter Q&A later this evening (19 March 2015).

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APC and Johnson & Johnson Innovation partner

APC and Johnson & Johnson Innovation partner

  • 18 Mar 2015

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has announced a unique partnership between the APC Microbiome Institute and Johnson & Johnson Innovation.

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Happy St Patrick's Day from UCC and Brazil

Happy St Patrick's Day from UCC and Brazil

  • 16 Mar 2015

A string of videos made by creative Brazilian students have gone viral, showcasing their love for UCC, Cork and Ireland. Just in time for St Patrick's Day 2015!

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Saint Patrick didn’t have it easy...

Saint Patrick didn’t have it easy...

  • 16 Mar 2015

...but at least the food wasn’t bad! UCC food and culinary expert, Regina Sexton has been able to recreate the diet available in 5th century Ireland to a young saint-in-the-making.

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Euro-wide search for tech entrepreneurs

Euro-wide search for tech entrepreneurs

  • 16 Mar 2015

The UCC launch of the EU-XCEL European Virtual Accelerator marks the start of a European-wide recruitment campaign seeking out talented aspiring entrepreneurs in the field of information and communication technology.

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Full steam ahead for UCC Beaufort

Full steam ahead for UCC Beaufort

  • 03 Feb 2015

A construction milestone has been reached at UCC Beaufort in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork, where Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources Alex White T.D. recently performed a 'topping out' ceremony.

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Video: Your city, your club

Video: Your city, your club

  • 11 Mar 2015

As the new SSE Airtricity League season kicks off, UCC wishes Cork City FC the best of luck. A new promo video led by UCC Film Studies graduate Shane Twomey is all heart.

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Mental health brought out of shadows

Mental health brought out of shadows

  • 09 Mar 2015

Adult Continuing Education (ACE) at UCC and Mental Health Ireland have launched the new part-time Certificate Programme in Mental Health in the Community.

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'The Contested Identities of Ulster Protestants'

'The Contested Identities of Ulster Protestants'

  • 05 Mar 2015

Novelist, academic and musician (Ruefrex) Thomas Paul Burgess will unveil two new books at UCC this Friday, 6 March at 5pm in the Staff Common Room

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Irish economic development since 1970

Irish economic development since 1970

  • 06 Mar 2015

Serial under-achievement best describes Ireland’s progress in terms of economic development since 1970 argues Dr Eoin O’Leary, School of Economics, UCC in a newly published book.

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UCC to go Nationwide

UCC to go Nationwide

  • 05 Mar 2015

UCC will be the sole focus of RTÉ's Nationwide programme this Friday 6 March 2015 at 7pm.

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Storify: UCC goes Nationwide and international

Storify: UCC goes Nationwide and international

  • 05 Mar 2015

Videos made by Brazilian students have gone viral, showcasing their love for UCC, Cork and Ireland as the University gears up to appear on RTÉ's Nationwide special this Friday.

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Cork student entrepreneurs compete

Cork student entrepreneurs compete

  • 05 Mar 2015

Over 45 mini-companies will compete to become the Cork Schools Local Enterprise Programme Regional Winners 2015 in UCC this Friday, 6 March, with prizes worth €4000 up for grabs.

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Art to inspire launches

Art to inspire launches

  • 26 Feb 2015

Art to Inspire is an exhibition of artwork by students enrolled in UCC’s Certificate in Contemporary Living running in the Glucksman until 1 March 2015.

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UCC officially named Health Promoting University

UCC officially named Health Promoting University

  • 25 Feb 2015

University College Cork (UCC) has passed its final check-up with flying colours on the road to being declared a ‘Health Promoting University’ by HSE South.

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Neuroscience without Borders

Neuroscience without Borders

  • 24 Feb 2015

Cork is a long way from the island city of Florianopolis in Brazil, but it has been an incredibly fruitful journey so far for three Brazilian neuroscience PhD students at UCC. 

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CUP publishes famine folios

CUP publishes famine folios

  • 19 Feb 2015

A series of pamphlets on the Irish famine was launched by Cork University Press and Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum in Dublin this week.

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Jeremy Irons to discuss 'Trashed' at UCC

Jeremy Irons to discuss 'Trashed' at UCC

  • 16 Feb 2015

Oscar-winning Jeremy Irons will take part in a discussion following a free screening of ground-breaking environmental documentary ‘Trashed’ at UCC on Monday 23 February. 

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R&G to benefit charities

R&G to benefit charities

  • 16 Feb 2015

As Raise & Give Week beings, the UCCSU and wider student body are aiming to make 2015 a record year for monies raised for a number of local and national charities. 

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Boole is brilliant...

Boole is brilliant...

  • 11 Feb 2015

The celebrations of the George Boole bicentenary kicked off with the George Boole 200 Inaugural Lectures.  The media interest in the well-attended event is captured below on Storify.

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Derry presents €5520 to BUMBLEance

Derry presents €5520 to BUMBLEance

  • 11 Feb 2015

Derry McSweeney, who retires this week after 45 years of loyal and dedicated service with UCC General Services/Security, has presented a cheque for €5520 to children’s charity BUMBLEance.

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Bressie leads inclusion conference

Bressie leads inclusion conference

  • 11 Feb 2015

A sold out student-led conference today (Wednesday 11 February) will focus on the need to break down the barriers of disability. It will also be live streamed from 7pm here.

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Universities rise to gender equality challenge

Universities rise to gender equality challenge

  • 09 Feb 2015

The Irish universities are working to address gender imbalances in the higher education sector through the extension of the Athena SWAN Charter to Ireland.

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Boole tickles Ó Briain’s fancy

Boole tickles Ó Briain’s fancy

  • 07 Feb 2015

Comedian Dara Ó Briain visited University College Cork (UCC) this week to share in the celebration of the legacy of George Boole.

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Climate change debate heats up

Climate change debate heats up

  • 06 Feb 2015

Climate change is not an issue found at the top of everyone’s priority list, but it should and ultimately will be, say the determined students behind an upcoming free conference at UCC.

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Billions of benefits from Boole…

Billions of benefits from Boole…

  • 04 Feb 2015

The co-founder of the world’s two largest electronic design automation companies and the former Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland are the guest speakers at the George Boole 200 Inaugural Lectures in UCC, Thursday 5 February, 6pm.

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Operation Transformation for UCC

Operation Transformation for UCC

  • 03 Feb 2015

UCC has officially launched its 2015 Operation Transformation initiative. Now in its third year, the programme has gone from strength to strength with 103 applications for the coveted nine leader positions. 

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RIA Gold Medal for Professor Clarke

RIA Gold Medal for Professor Clarke

  • 02 Feb 2015

Philosopher Professor Desmond Clarke (Professor Emeritus at UCC) is among the receipients of a Royal Irish Academy Gold Medal.

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Irish Examiner profiles UCC President

Irish Examiner profiles UCC President

  • 30 Jan 2015

“The influence of George Boole’s theories of logic and probabilities are as powerful today as they were back in the 1800s” says UCC President in an interview today in the Irish Examiner.

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UCC alcohol research signals last call

UCC alcohol research signals last call

  • 30 Jan 2015

A UCC study on hazardous alcohol consumption and third-level students published in the BMJ Open medical journal today calls for further public policy measures as a matter of urgency.

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UCC named Business of the Year

UCC named Business of the Year

  • 29 Jan 2015

UCC has been named Cork Business of the Year in the large business category at the annual Cork Business Association (CBA) Awards in recognition of its contribution to the city and region.

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INFANT and IBM Big Data team up

INFANT and IBM Big Data team up

  • 27 Jan 2015

IBM today announced it is working with the Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT) at University College Cork (UCC).

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UCC rallies around barefoot athlete

UCC rallies around barefoot athlete

  • 26 Jan 2015

UCC athlete and 3rd year Maths student, Chris Mintern, is the subject of an exciting new sports documentary nominated for Outdoor/Adventure Film of the Year 2014 and he needs your help.

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Reaction: UCC named second greenest university

Reaction: UCC named second greenest university

  • 23 Jan 2015

Here's how the world reacted to Ireland’s greenest university landing second place in the Universitas Indonesia (UI) Greenmetric World University Ranking.

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Online Q&A has CAO and PAC covered

Online Q&A has CAO and PAC covered

  • 23 Jan 2015

UCC and the Irish Examiner are teaming up to host a live CAO clinic online for propsective students on Thursday 29 January from 4-5.30pm.

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Green thumbs up for UCC

Green thumbs up for UCC

  • 20 Jan 2015

UCC’s efforts in the area of sustainability have resulted in the Universitas Indonesia (UI) Greenmetric World University Ranking awarding a second in the world ranking for the second year in a row.

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My job - Myriam Cronin Gateway UCC

My job - Myriam Cronin Gateway UCC

  • 16 Jan 2015

Gateway UCC Manager Myriam Cronin talks job creation, innovation and entrepreneurship with the Irish Examiner and how the initiative contributes heavily to the lifeblood of our economy.

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ProPhotonix teams up with Tyndall and CIT

ProPhotonix teams up with Tyndall and CIT

  • 13 Jan 2015

ProPhotonix Limited has entered into an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and the Tyndall National Institute that will extend the company's laser module solutions offering.

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UCC congratulates Young Scientists

UCC congratulates Young Scientists

  • 12 Jan 2015

Ireland is abuzz with the news that the 2015 BT Young Scientist winners hail from Cork, marking the region out yet again as home to inspiring young people.

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Boole bound for BT Young Scientist

Boole bound for BT Young Scientist

  • 08 Jan 2015

Genius Professor George Boole is set to attend the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2015 this Friday/Saturday 9-11 January. 

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IEA gives UCC Professor the green light

IEA gives UCC Professor the green light

  • 08 Jan 2015

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has elected UCC’s Professor Jerry D Murphy to a senior international role as Leader of the IEA Task 37 ‘Energy from Biogas’ for the trimester 2016 - 2018.

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International innovation award for BARDS team

International innovation award for BARDS team

  • 07 Jan 2015

The Analytical Scientist magazine has ranked a UCC invention among its top global innovations of the year.

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Boole engineers the X-Factor

Boole engineers the X-Factor

  • 07 Jan 2015

The 'I’m an Engineer... Get me out of here!' competition, which runs from 2-13 February 2015, has announced a Boole Zone.

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UCC innovation that 'rocked the world' in 2014

UCC innovation that 'rocked the world' in 2014

  • 07 Jan 2015

A UCC research project was chosen as one of eight Irish innovations that 'rocked the world in 2014' by Silicomrepublic.com Ireland’s leading technology news service.

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