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Photo: Dr Eve Griffin, CEO of the National Suicide Research Foundation, says that the economic measures put in place during the Covid-19 pandemic by several countries, including Ireland, were critical in providing families and individuals with ongoing support during that time. Image credit: Ruben Martinez (UCC TV).
28 Feb 2024

UCC researchers find no immediate increase in rates of suicide globally during the first 15 months of the Covid-19 pandemic

Review finds no increase in suicide rate during the Covid-19 pandemic. A range of factors during the pandemic served as protective effects to the risk of suicide. Study also highlights the need for high-quality and timely data on suicide deaths worldwide.
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Group performance by Paul Hegarty, Sarah Hayden, Mick O'Shea & Rachel Warriner at SoundEye 21 (2017). Image credit: Trevor Joyce.
22 Feb 2024

Major contemporary poetry and video archives donated to University College Cork

Archives of the SoundEye Festival and Meshworks donated to the UCC. The Archives feature an extensive collection of materials related to contemporary poetry. The acquisition marks an important step the development of contemporary cultural collections at the university.
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Photo (L-R): Professor Ruth Massey and Professor Rachel McLoughlin
20 Feb 2024

Wellcome Trust awards €5.3 million to tackle fatal bloodstream infections

Female led project brings together experts from APC Microbiome Ireland a world leading SFI Research Centre based at University College Cork (UCC), The Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute at Trinity College Dublin, University of Exeter and University of Bristol.
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Dr Valentina Rossi of University College Cork, Ireland, who led the research team which discovered that a 280-million-year-old lizard fossil is, in part, a forgery. (Image credit: Zixiao Yang)
16 Feb 2024

Mystery solved: the oldest fossil reptile from the alps is an historical forgery

A 280-million-year-old fossil that has baffled researchers for decades has been shown to be, in part, a forgery following new examination of the remnants. The discovery has led the team led by Dr Valentina Rossi of University College Cork, Ireland (UCC) to urge caution in how the fossil is used in future research.
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