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Storm Ophelia: UCC to close tomorrow (Monday, Oct 16)

Storm Ophelia: UCC to close tomorrow (Monday, Oct 16)

  • 15 Oct 2017

University College Cork will be closed tomorrow to ensure the safety of students and staff following a STATUS RED weather warning issued by Met Éireann.

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Op Ed:The combination of intelligence and ambition can drive Cork

Op Ed:The combination of intelligence and ambition can drive Cork

  • 13 Oct 2017

In his excellent new book, Boy Wonder, Dave Hannigan refers to Cork as ‘a state of mind’. It would seem an appropriate location, therefore, to host a full Cabinet meeting, on one of its rare excursions outside of Dublin.

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Op-Ed: ‘We are not that different from Saudi Arabia’

Op-Ed: ‘We are not that different from Saudi Arabia’

  • 12 Oct 2017

The Unites States of America voted with Botswana, Barundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, China, India, Iraq, Japan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates against a UN Human Rights Council resolution which specifically condemned the death penalty as a punishment for consensual same-sex relations. This move has left many in the US specifically and the whole ‘Western’ world aghast.

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New directors steer MaREI’s vision for Ireland as energy leader

New directors steer MaREI’s vision for Ireland as energy leader

  • 10 Oct 2017

MaREI, Ireland’s national centre for marine and renewable energy research and development, has appointed UCC professors Brian Ó Gallachóir and Jerry Murphy as its new co-directors, after the Citizens' Assembly recently turned its attention to tackling climate change.

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Ireland Votes for Change to cast light on groundbreaking referendums

Ireland Votes for Change to cast light on groundbreaking referendums

  • 10 Oct 2017

The impact of Ireland’s referendums of 1972 — the lowering of the voting age to 18, removing the special position of the Catholic Church from the Constitution and Ireland’s Accession to the EEC (EU) — is the focus of a new exhibition at UCC Library.

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UCC research breakthrough could improve breathing in neuromuscular disease

UCC research breakthrough could improve breathing in neuromuscular disease

  • 05 Oct 2017

Research from the Department of Physiology, UCC, has revealed a compensatory phenomenon supporting breathing in a pre-clinical model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a fatal genetic disease affecting approximately 1 in every 3500 men.

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Op-ed: How to stop America’s cycle of carnage

Op-ed: How to stop America’s cycle of carnage

  • 03 Oct 2017

Another day, another mass shooting in America. This time the carnage took place at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip, where more than 50 people have been killed and many others injured. Some of them critically.

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UCC unveils most ambitious strategic plan in its history

UCC unveils most ambitious strategic plan in its history

  • 29 Sep 2017

University College Cork (UCC) has unveiled its €350 million investment plan which will create more than 500 new construction jobs in Cork over the next five years.

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UCC welcomes young musicians to boost Colombian peace process

UCC welcomes young musicians to boost Colombian peace process

  • 29 Sep 2017

Cork as a UNESCO Learning City and UCC are hosting the Colombian Government’s first Cultural Exchange to Ireland, with a concert at the Aula Maxima today (September 29, 13:00) set to welcome young female Colombian harpists and HE MR Néstor Osorio Londoño, Colombia's Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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Cork: ‘ideal’ for culture

Cork: ‘ideal’ for culture

  • 26 Sep 2017

UCC’s Glucksman Gallery was cited as one of the reasons that Cork was designated one of eight ‘ideal’ cities for culture and creativity across the European Union.

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Autumn Conferrings to go ahead on Tuesday, Oct 17

Autumn Conferrings to go ahead on Tuesday, Oct 17

  • 16 Oct 2017

UCC can confirm that all campuses will be open as normal tomorrow (Tuesday, October 17) and lectures will recommence at 12noon.

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2018 National Famine Commemoration to take place in UCC

2018 National Famine Commemoration to take place in UCC

  • 13 Oct 2017

Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht and Chair of the National Famine Commemoration Committee, has announced that next year's National Famine Commemoration will take place on Saturday, 12th May 2018 in UCC.

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Culture Night 2017 at UCC

Culture Night 2017 at UCC

  • 21 Sep 2017

Meet slithering reptiles, enjoy a drama about digital dating or attend a slide and polka workshop as Gaeilge at UCC on Culture Night, (Friday, Sept 22). 

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UCC celebrates its alum in the arts

UCC celebrates its alum in the arts

  • 20 Sep 2017

As we celebrate the designation by the EU of Cork as an ‘ideal’ city for culture we feature UCC alum working in the arts in Cork.

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From science to showbusiness

From science to showbusiness

  • 08 Sep 2017

Energy cannot be created or destroyed, but changed from one form to another. It’s the same with knowledge. 

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UCC plays host to international scientific conference on vitamin D

UCC plays host to international scientific conference on vitamin D

  • 05 Sep 2017

The Cork Centre for Vitamin D and Nutrition Research, based in the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences at UCC, is hosting an international conference on vitamin D and health throughout life this week.

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Cork University Press unveils Atlas of the Irish Revolution

Cork University Press unveils Atlas of the Irish Revolution

  • 05 Sep 2017

The Atlas of the Irish Revolution (Cork University Press), with a UCC editorial team at the helm, promises to be the publishing event of the year.

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UCC’s first Professor of Creative Practice embarks on Unveiled Horizons

UCC’s first Professor of Creative Practice embarks on Unveiled Horizons

  • 13 Jun 2017

An installation of portraits of Cork-based women on flags at the city’s port is the result of a project spearheaded by Jools Gilson, UCC’s first Professor of Creative Practice.

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UCC neuroscientist awarded distinguished scientist prize

UCC neuroscientist awarded distinguished scientist prize

  • 28 Aug 2017

Professor John Cryan, Head of the Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience and Principal Investigator in the APC Microbiome Institute, will become the first UCC scientist to be awarded the Tom Connor Distinguished Investigator Award from Neuroscience Ireland later today (August 28).

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UCC welcomes wave and tidal energy experts

UCC welcomes wave and tidal energy experts

  • 28 Aug 2017

Ireland is “ideally positioned to become a global market leader in wave and tidal energy production,” according to the organiser of an international conference at UCC this week.

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5 Questions: Dr Shane Hegarty’s Neuroscience Research

5 Questions: Dr Shane Hegarty’s Neuroscience Research

  • 23 Aug 2017

Dr Shane Hegarty has been a lecturer, researcher and student in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, UCC, over the past 11 years and has now taken up a position as a Research Fellow in the Department of Neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr Hegarty speaks here about his UCC research work, future research in Harvard and the advice he would give to students considering a career in science.

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Ones to watch: HRB recognises UCC researchers ‘demonstrating real promise’

Ones to watch: HRB recognises UCC researchers ‘demonstrating real promise’

  • 21 Aug 2017

UCC’s Dr Jane English and Dr Cathal McCarthy have been named by the Health Research Board (HRB) as “researchers demonstrating real promise” in its new Emerging Investigator Awards.

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UCC PI’s 3D-printed battery powers into Bell Labs final

UCC PI’s 3D-printed battery powers into Bell Labs final

  • 16 Aug 2017

Dr Colm O’Dwyer, School of Chemistry and Principal Investigator, Applied Nanoscience Group, UCC, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2017 Nokia Bell Labs Prize.

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UCC Springboard+ courses re-energise careers

UCC Springboard+ courses re-energise careers

  • 01 Aug 2017

Graduates of the Springboard+ adult education courses have their lives "transformed" by the skills and expertise they acquire over their year-long programme, according to Dr Séamus Ó Tuama, Director of Adult Continuing Education at UCC. 

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The Glucksman Gallery to host Paper Party

The Glucksman Gallery to host Paper Party

  • 21 Jul 2017

More than 150 people will party in paper this evening (July 21) at the Glucksman, University College Cork as the gallery celebrates recent successes and the cultural vibrancy of Cork.

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UCC hosts international yeast conference

UCC hosts international yeast conference

  • 23 Jun 2017

UCC will host over 280 researchers from 40 different countries at the largest ever gathering of yeast researchers in Ireland at the 33rd International Specialised Symposium on Yeasts.

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Food and nutritional research improves cancer survival rates

Food and nutritional research improves cancer survival rates

  • 21 Jun 2017

Up to 80% of cancer patients unintentionally lose weight which can have a devastating impact on their quality of life according to Dr Aoife Ryan, dietitian and lecturer in Nutritional Sciences at UCC.   

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UCC’s Junior Conferring Tour celebrates 70,000 scholars

UCC’s Junior Conferring Tour celebrates 70,000 scholars

  • 21 Jun 2017

UCC’s Junior Conferring - the first and only programme of its kind in Ireland – today welcomed its 70,000th scholar: Leah Connolly from Scoil Barra in Ballincollig. 

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Opinion: The Paris accords and rise of climate change scepticism

Opinion: The Paris accords and rise of climate change scepticism

  • 15 Jun 2017

Donald Trump’s decision to take America out of the Paris climate accord has been met with global derision. What lies behind it, asks Anthony Angelini.

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Pat Cotter honoured for contribution to Cork's cultural life

Pat Cotter honoured for contribution to Cork's cultural life

  • 15 Jun 2017

Pat Cotter, UCC General Services Duty Officer, has been honoured with the Lord Mayor's Civic Award, in recognition of his exceptional contribution to the cultural life of Cork as co-founder of the annual outdoor concert A Summer's Evening on the Quad.  

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UCC holds onto QS World University Ranking

UCC holds onto QS World University Ranking

  • 08 Jun 2017

UCC has retained its position among the top 1.1% universities globally in the QS World University Rankings.

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UCC School of Law hosts World Congress

UCC School of Law hosts World Congress

  • 05 Jun 2017

The School of Law is immensely proud to welcome the 7th World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights to Dublin this weekend. 

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Free UCC festival to empower Women’s Voices in Ireland

Free UCC festival to empower Women’s Voices in Ireland

  • 31 May 2017

‘Why are we so dismissive of continued gender equality; have we assumed that the issue of gender equality no longer exists?’ asks Mary Evans, a Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics (LSE), who will be speaking at the Women’s Voices in Ireland festival at UCC. 

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UCC honours four distinguished Irish people

UCC honours four distinguished Irish people

  • 02 Jun 2017

Traveller activist, Brigid Quilligan, will be the first Irish traveller to be conferred with an Honorary Doctorate at University College Cork today (Friday June 2).

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RIA honours three UCC academics

RIA honours three UCC academics

  • 29 May 2017

Three UCC academics have been admitted to the Royal Irish Academy (RIA), Ireland’s leading body of experts in the sciences and humanities. 

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Op-Ed: Guns N’ Recovery

Op-Ed: Guns N’ Recovery

  • 26 May 2017

After 25 years, world-renowned rock band Guns N’ Roses return to Slane this weekend to play for 80,000 fans.

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UCC's media team honoured at national awards

UCC's media team honoured at national awards

  • 26 May 2017

University College Cork has been named the winner of Best Student Campus at the Education Awards.

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Unlocking the secrets of paper

Unlocking the secrets of paper

  • 26 May 2017

A major international conference hosted by UCC's Department of Modern Irish this weekend will examine the history of hand-written, hand-made books in a world context.

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Op-ed: Why is Russia supporting the Far-Right?

Op-ed: Why is Russia supporting the Far-Right?

  • 23 May 2017

Why is Russia so closely aligned with far-right politics in Europe, asks Anthony Angelini, a lecturer with Adult Continuing Education (ACE) at UCC, who outlines concerns raised that Vladimir Putin is seeking to weaken the EU.

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Good news for UCC business education

Good news for UCC business education

  • 19 May 2017

The Irish Management Institute (IMI), which merged with UCC in 2016, achieved 54th position globally and 25th in Europe in the customised programme ranking in the 2017 Financial Times Executive Education Rankings published this week.

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Let’s turn the world purple!

Let’s turn the world purple!

  • 19 May 2017

World IBD Day is today (May 19). The Main Quadrangle in University College Cork, and many famous landmarks worldwide will be lit in purple to raise awareness about Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, which are inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).  

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Ireland’s biggest tech transfer consortium launched at UCC

Ireland’s biggest tech transfer consortium launched at UCC

  • 18 May 2017

A new UCC-led technology transfer consortium with a combined research revenue of almost €150 million was launched this week at the University.

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UCC to host European Conference on Technology Assessment

UCC to host European Conference on Technology Assessment

  • 16 May 2017

A conference will kick off at UCC tomorrow (May 17 - 19), aiming to discuss how best to connect policymakers, science and society in making decisions on the direction of technological innovation.

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Historians record Cork’s War of Independence deaths

Historians record Cork’s War of Independence deaths

  • 16 May 2017

A new digital project attempts to identify every individual killed in County Cork during the Irish War of Independence.  

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UCC spinout InfiniLED in the limelight with KTI award

UCC spinout InfiniLED in the limelight with KTI award

  • 12 May 2017

University College Cork and InfiniLED Ltd have been honoured with Knowledge Transfer Ireland's Impact Award for Mature Spin-out Company.

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UCC named one of ‘Europe’s Most Innovative Universities’

UCC named one of ‘Europe’s Most Innovative Universities’

  • 09 May 2017

University College Cork has claimed 75th place in Reuters’ annual ranking of Europe’s Most Innovative Universities for 2017.

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Prof. Michael Murphy first Irish person elected to EUA Board

Prof. Michael Murphy first Irish person elected to EUA Board

  • 02 May 2017

Professor Michael Murphy, former President of UCC, has become the first Irish person ever to be elected to the Board of Directors of the European University Association (EUA). 

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UCC project wins national award

UCC project wins national award

  • 25 Apr 2017

Staff from the Careers Services and the Department of Economics UCC have won the Association of Higher Education Careers Services Awards for Excellence – Employability Award. 

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Single injection ‘could repair damaged hearts’ after world-first trial

Single injection ‘could repair damaged hearts’ after world-first trial

  • 28 Apr 2017

A UCC professor has shown in a trial, the first of its kind in the world, that low dose insulin-like growth factor, injected into the heart to repair damage to the muscle, improves remodelling for heart attack patients.

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Ford Centenary Quercus Scholarship launched at UCC

Ford Centenary Quercus Scholarship launched at UCC

  • 21 Apr 2017

William Clay Ford, Jr., Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company and great-grandson of Henry Ford, today announced the establishment of the Ford Centenary Quercus Scholarship at UCC.  

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Is yeast the new wonder product?

Is yeast the new wonder product?

  • 20 Apr 2017

UCC is leading an EU project to develop techniques and platforms to replace oil and contribute to greener industry while bridging the gap between academic and commercial research.

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Porridge is good for you...

Porridge is good for you...

  • 14 Mar 2017

A study from the APC Microbiome Institute at University College Cork has found that porridge has a positive effect on the gut, which, in turn, keeps the heart healthy.

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Two major appointments for UCC

Two major appointments for UCC

  • 11 Apr 2017

University College Cork has appointed two new Heads of College at the University today (Tuesday April 11). 

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UCC provides revolutionary resources online

UCC provides revolutionary resources online

  • 06 Apr 2017

Secondary school teachers are being provided with resources to inspire their students to learn about Ireland’s history from the Great Famine to the Irish Free State. 

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UCC students stand out from the crowd

UCC students stand out from the crowd

  • 05 Apr 2017

Over 300 certificates were awarded to students at the annual UCC Works Awards ceremony recently.

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Sharing science without the jargon...

Sharing science without the jargon...

  • 03 Apr 2017

We are all too familiar with the effects that travel may have on our digestive systems.  But what about the impact that it has on the bacteria living in our guts?  

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How should we stop Climate Change?

How should we stop Climate Change?

  • 31 Mar 2017

2016 saw a record global mean temperature exceed 1ºC above pre-industrial levels for the first time in 100,000 years. Global sea-ice coverage in 2016 was also the lowest recorded.

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EU ranking success for UCC

EU ranking success for UCC

  • 30 Mar 2017

University College Cork (UCC) scored top marks across five core areas ranked in the EU-sponsored U-Multirank published today (Thursday, March 30, 2017).

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School of Pharmacy welcomes Egyptian Ambassador to Ireland

School of Pharmacy welcomes Egyptian Ambassador to Ireland

  • 25 Aug 2016

The Egyptian Ambassador to Ireland, Soha Gendi, visited UCC to mark the completion of the School of Pharmacy's first Clinical Pharmacy Summer School, organised in association with Future University in Egypt (FUE).

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RIA elects President from UCC

RIA elects President from UCC

  • 23 Mar 2017

Professor Peter Kennedy, a world expert in wireless communications, was elected as the 56th President of the Royal Irish Academy recently.

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UCC video transports viewers to 'Hogwarts of Ireland'

UCC video transports viewers to 'Hogwarts of Ireland'

  • 21 Mar 2017

University College Cork has released a video focused on the many connections between its campus and Hogwarts from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, clocking up thousands of views online.

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Op-Ed: Defining de Valera - The Legacy of the Long Fellow

Op-Ed: Defining de Valera - The Legacy of the Long Fellow

  • 20 Mar 2017

On this date, March 20, in 1957, 75-year-old Éamon de Valera took office as Taoiseach for the final time. 

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UCC alum dazzle in Silicon Valley

UCC alum dazzle in Silicon Valley

  • 20 Mar 2017

Six University College Cork alum won top awards at the Irish Technology Leadership Awards (ITLG) in San Francisco at the weekend. 

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Herstory to highlight extraordinary women

Herstory to highlight extraordinary women

  • 16 Mar 2017

The lost life stories of historical, contemporary and mythological women will be uncovered at UCC’s MA in Women’s Studies Herstory Salon next week.

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Was St Patrick married?

Was St Patrick married?

  • 16 Mar 2017

St Patrick has been associated with snakes and shamrocks but the fact that he had a wife has largely been confined to the annals of history according to a UCC folklorist. 

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UCC alum to lead NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

UCC alum to lead NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

  • 15 Mar 2017

UCC alum Michael J. Dowling will serve as Grand Marshal for the 2017 New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

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Op-ed: Russian Revolution’s centenary is Putin’s dilemma

Op-ed: Russian Revolution’s centenary is Putin’s dilemma

  • 10 Mar 2017

How should a conservative government commemorate a revolution that was crucial to the foundation of the state that it rules? 

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Rankings success for UCC

Rankings success for UCC

  • 08 Mar 2017

UCC’s Schools of Nursing & Midwifery and Pharmacy & Pharmacology have been ranked in the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 published today (8/3/17). 

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Food, glorious food...

Food, glorious food...

  • 08 Mar 2017

Food has always had complex and varied functions beyond simply being an item of sustenance or an item of pleasure according to UCC food historian Regina Sexton. 

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Revolutionary Years’ Play Uncovered!

Revolutionary Years’ Play Uncovered!

  • 07 Mar 2017

UCC academic Hiram Morgan has discovered a neglected play about Ireland’s revolutionary era.  

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Op-ed: What's the real reason for Trump's attacks on media?

Op-ed: What's the real reason for Trump's attacks on media?

  • 02 Mar 2017

Donald Trump’s labelling of the media as an “enemy of the American people” has caused a great deal of concern amongst journalists and politicians. Is this merely an exaggerated response to criticism, or is it representative of a dangerous strategy to silence voices of dissent?

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Next stop, Nobel Laureate Meeting, for UCC researcher

Next stop, Nobel Laureate Meeting, for UCC researcher

  • 02 Mar 2017

Dr David McNulty, a postdoctoral researcher at UCC, is one of just three people from Ireland selected to participate in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau in June. 

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Minister Coveney addresses students on Ireland 2040 plan

Minister Coveney addresses students on Ireland 2040 plan

  • 24 Feb 2017

Simon Coveney, Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government today (February 24) sought the views of students and planning experts on the preparation of a strategic planning and development framework for Ireland between now and 2040 at the Planning Conference, held in the Glucksman Gallery, UCC.

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Loading the dice: climate change and extreme weather

Loading the dice: climate change and extreme weather

  • 23 Feb 2017

The role of human-induced climate change on recent extreme weather events in Ireland and across the globe will be explored at a UCC talk next week. 

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Historic records inform perspectives on woodland uses

Historic records inform perspectives on woodland uses

  • 23 Feb 2017

Cultural records and perceptions of a landscape dating back 300 years could shape conservation efforts in woodland areas, according to research by scientists at the University of York and UCC. 

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Reflecting on 10 years as President

Reflecting on 10 years as President

  • 30 Jan 2017

Floods, ash clouds, and the recession were just some of the more challenging aspects of Dr Michael Murphy's 10-year term as President. 

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Glucksman exhibition navigates the urban landscape

Glucksman exhibition navigates the urban landscape

  • 17 Feb 2017

An exhibition showcasing work produced by teenagers living in direct provision centres in Cork will be unveiled at The Glucksman tomorrow (February 18). 

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UCC appoints new Head of Food Business

UCC appoints new Head of Food Business

  • 14 Feb 2017

University College Cork has named Professor Thia Hennessy as the new Head of the University’s Department of Food Business and Development.

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Cork charity seeks funding for leukaemia research

Cork charity seeks funding for leukaemia research

  • 14 Feb 2017

A Cork-based charity is launching a major campaign to fund-raise for a ground-breaking research project which is hoped to lead to the development of a novel treatment for the blood cancer, leukaemia.

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History of Food and Dairy Science Faculty launched

History of Food and Dairy Science Faculty launched

  • 14 Feb 2017

A book celebrating University College Cork’s proud tradition of teaching and research in food and dairy science has been launched.

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UCC students and alum honoured by NUI

UCC students and alum honoured by NUI

  • 13 Feb 2017

Over 30 students and graduates from UCC were presented with post-doctoral fellowships, travelling studentships and other awards at the last NUI Awards awards presentation.

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UCC wins IChemE Sustainability Teaching Award

UCC wins IChemE Sustainability Teaching Award

  • 09 Feb 2017

The Department of Process and Chemical Engineering at University College Cork, Ireland has been named winner of the Institute of Chemical Engineering Sustainability Teaching Award. 

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UCC researcher honoured for brain seizure predictions

UCC researcher honoured for brain seizure predictions

  • 09 Feb 2017

A UCC researcher has won a prestigious international competition for his work in predicting seizures in the human brain through long-term EEG recordings.

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France honours ‘father of ocean energy’ Tony Lewis

France honours ‘father of ocean energy’ Tony Lewis

  • 08 Feb 2017

Professor Tony Lewis, a Principal Investigator in MaREI and Professor Emeritus at UCC, has been awarded the Chevalier des Palmes Académiques. 

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Matt Cooper and Peter Feeney among speakers at Journalism Conference

Matt Cooper and Peter Feeney among speakers at Journalism Conference

  • 06 Feb 2017

Today FM presenter Matt Cooper and Press Ombudsman, Peter Feeney, are among the speakers set to appear atUCC Journalism Society’s conference this Thursday (February 9). 

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Professor Fergus Shanahan awarded RIA Gold Medal

Professor Fergus Shanahan awarded RIA Gold Medal

  • 08 Feb 2017

Professor Fergus Shanahan, director of the APC Microbiome Institute at UCC, has been awarded the 2016 Royal Irish Academy Gold Medal.

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Statement: Proposed conference on Israel

Statement: Proposed conference on Israel

  • 03 Feb 2017

The organising committee of the International Law and the State of Israel conference have informed UCC that they will host two of the three conference days in an off-campus location in Cork on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1. 

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New UCC President takes up office

New UCC President takes up office

  • 01 Feb 2017

Universities must have creative and innovative funding streams to support economic development in addition to state funding, according to the new President of University College Cork, Professor Patrick O’Shea.

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Op Ed:Brexit and the Common Travel Area

Op Ed:Brexit and the Common Travel Area

  • 30 Jan 2017

British PM Theresa May’s long-awaited speech made it clear that immigration is central to British concerns.

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President Michael D. Higgins opens UCC exhibition

President Michael D. Higgins opens UCC exhibition

  • 26 Jan 2017

Irish figures who have influenced the cultural, intellectual, scientific and political landscape of Latin America are to be celebrated in a major exhibition which was opened by President Michael D. Higgins today.

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'UCC's the best thing that's happened to me'

'UCC's the best thing that's happened to me'

  • 25 Jan 2017

When I arrived in Ireland last September, alone on my first trip to Europe, I was reminded of how, as a young Muslim girl growing up in the State of Uttar Pradesh in India, I was always discouraged from travelling alone. Using public transport was prohibited because it would have exposed me to public gaze and increased the chances of harassment by strangers. My mobility was curbed for my own safety, I was told. 

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Statement: Proposed conference in UCC

Statement: Proposed conference in UCC

  • 26 Jan 2017

The University Management Team at its meeting on the 16th January 2017 considered the matter of the proposed conference entitled ‘International Law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Responsibility and Exceptionalism’

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Q & A: Are you a rhizomatic learner?

Q & A: Are you a rhizomatic learner?

  • 24 Jan 2017

The rhizomatic learner doesn’t like trees. This is because a rhizome is a root system, a bit like Japanese knotweed or like the world wide web, certainly not like a tree

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Portrait of UCC President Dr Michael Murphy unveiled

Portrait of UCC President Dr Michael Murphy unveiled

  • 24 Jan 2017

A portrait of the outgoing UCC President Dr Michael Murphy by the contemporary artist Colin Davidson has been unveiled today (January 20) by Dr Catherine Day, Chair of the Governing Body, UCC.

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UCC Professor Elected RCPI President Designate

UCC Professor Elected RCPI President Designate

  • 23 Jan 2017

Professor Mary Horgan, Dean of School of Medicine, UCC will succeed Professor Frank Murray as President of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) in October 2017.

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UCC alum wins architecture award

UCC alum wins architecture award

  • 20 Jan 2017

A UCC graduate was the inaugural winner of the RIAI Scott Tallon Walker Student Excellence Award in Architecture by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI).

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UCC celebrates John A's 90th

UCC celebrates John A's 90th

  • 18 Jan 2017

The Community of University College Cork gathered in the University's Aula Maxima to celebrate the 90th Birthday of John A Murphy, Emeritus Professor of Irish History and University Historian.

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Op-Ed: Pay caps are neither economically crazy nor morally wrong

Op-Ed: Pay caps are neither economically crazy nor morally wrong

  • 12 Jan 2017

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for a maximum wage for Britian’s highest earners, an ostensibly draconian measure necessary to stop the UK becoming a grossly unequal, bargain basement economy. 

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A Poem on Women's Christmas

A Poem on Women's Christmas

  • 07 Jan 2017

Oíche Nollaig na mBan, Women's (or Little) Christmas Night, the eve of the Epiphany, marks the end of the festive season. 

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UCC economist appointed chair of Fiscal Advisory Council

UCC economist appointed chair of Fiscal Advisory Council

  • 04 Jan 2017

UCC economist Seamus Coffey has been appointed as the new Chairperson of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council.

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US honour for UCC's Nabeel Riza

US honour for UCC's Nabeel Riza

  • 03 Jan 2017

UCC’s Nabeel A Riza, Chair Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, has been named a fellow of the US National Academy of Inventors (NAI). 

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UCC scores gold at synthetic biology competition

UCC scores gold at synthetic biology competition

  • 21 Dec 2016

UCC’s Limited Lactis team was awarded a gold medal recently at the iGEM (international Genetically Engineered Machine) competition in Boston. 

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A poem at Christmas

A poem at Christmas

  • 16 Dec 2016

A slightly older contemporary of Seán Ó Ríordáin, who along with him fashioned the course of modern poetry in Irish, Máirtín Ó Direáin was born on Aran in 1910. 

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Green pastures deliver superior dairy

Green pastures deliver superior dairy

  • 15 Dec 2016

The vast majority of cows in the world are fed indoors and see little of the lush pastures that we are so used to here in Ireland.   

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AI technology to identify child sexual abuse offenders

AI technology to identify child sexual abuse offenders

  • 15 Dec 2016

A new toolkit using artificial intelligence will help police identify new images of child sexual abuse online and find offenders who present the highest risk to the public, according to a UCC researcher behind the technology.

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Remembering John Montague

Remembering John Montague

  • 14 Dec 2016

The School of English was saddened to hear that our former colleague, the renowned poet John Montague, passed away on 10 December, aged 87, at his home in Nice. 

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CARL honours community engagement trailblazers

CARL honours community engagement trailblazers

  • 12 Dec 2016

UCC’s Community-Academic Research Links (CARL) initiative hosted its first Outstanding Community Engagement Awards ceremony to highlight the impact of its projects.

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Op Ed: Ireland between a rock and a hard place

Op Ed: Ireland between a rock and a hard place

  • 12 Dec 2016

A report from the German Chambers of Commerce Worldwide and the German-Irish Chamber of Commerce concludes that, of all the EU members, Ireland has most to lose from a hard Brexit.

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Royal Irish Academy to unveil Dr Maria McNamara’s portrait

Royal Irish Academy to unveil Dr Maria McNamara’s portrait

  • 07 Dec 2016

UCC’s Dr Maria McNamara is one of 12 female academic leaders whose portraits will be the first to hang on the walls of the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin. 

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Students launch world’s first online volunteering portal

Students launch world’s first online volunteering portal

  • 07 Dec 2016

UCC and nine other third level colleges have developed studentvolunteer.ie – a world-first, online resource which matches students’ interests with volunteering opportunities.  

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New clinical trial for Malignant Melanoma patients

New clinical trial for Malignant Melanoma patients

  • 05 Dec 2016

Cork Cancer Research Centre, based at UCC, announce the launch of a new clinical trial for the treatment of malignant melanoma, aimed at significantly improving patient outcomes.

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Op Ed: The legacy of Pearl Harbour

Op Ed: The legacy of Pearl Harbour

  • 05 Dec 2016

Seventy-five years after Japan’s devastating surprise attack on the American fleet at Pearl Harbour a new great power clash looms in the Asia-Pacific region. 

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This weekend marks Ó Ríordáin's centenary...

This weekend marks Ó Ríordáin's centenary...

  • 01 Dec 2016

Poet Seán Ó Riordáin is described as the best Irish language poet since the Famine by his biographer UCC Emeritus Professor of Modern Irish, Seán Ó Coileáin. 

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Life after UCC: University to honour inspiring alumni

Life after UCC: University to honour inspiring alumni

  • 25 Nov 2016

Fergus Finlay, Barnardos CEO and former political strategist behind Labour campaigns including the one that led to the election of Mary Robinson as President, will be honoured at the UCC Alumni Achievement Awards this evening (November 25).

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UCC-led EU network PEARRL launched

UCC-led EU network PEARRL launched

  • 28 Nov 2016

The Horizon 2020-funded PEARRL Network, led by UCC’s School of Pharmacy and aiming to achieve earlier patient access to new medicines, has been launched.

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EIB loan drives UCC's biggest expansion

EIB loan drives UCC's biggest expansion

  • 25 Nov 2016

Europe’s long-term lending institution, the European Investment Bank (EIB) will sign a €100 million loan agreement with University College Cork today (Friday 25th November). 

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The Glucksman probes gut-brain link

The Glucksman probes gut-brain link

  • 25 Nov 2016

Gut Instinct, the new art exhibition at The Glucksman, UCC, has employed ground-breaking research at the University’s APC Microbiome Institute into how our state of gut affects our state of mind.

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A safe place for ships…

A safe place for ships…

  • 23 Nov 2016

A leading underwater archaeologist will discuss one of the world’s most famous shipwrecks at UCC this Saturday, 26th November.

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UCC supports Cork City FC

UCC supports Cork City FC

  • 22 Nov 2016

A comprehensive partnership agreement between University College Cork, Mardyke Arena and FAI Cup Winners, Cork City Football Club has been announced this week.

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UCC hosts Startup Nations summit

UCC hosts Startup Nations summit

  • 22 Nov 2016

The Startup Nations Summit drew to a close in Cork’s County Hall on Saturday after three days of meetings with more than 1000 delegates in attendance.

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UCC to celebrate centenary of the Honan Chapel

UCC to celebrate centenary of the Honan Chapel

  • 18 Nov 2016

University College Cork and the Board of Governors of the Honan Trust will host The Honan Chapel Centenary Symposium this Saturday (November 19) at the Aula Maxima, UCC (9:15 – 17:50) to mark its centenary.

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UCC acquires John Minihan Photography Collection

UCC acquires John Minihan Photography Collection

  • 16 Nov 2016

UCC Library has secured the photographic collection and archive of the photographer John Minihan, boasting some of the most memorable photographic images of the last century.

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Professor Barry O’Sullivan named top SFI researcher

Professor Barry O’Sullivan named top SFI researcher

  • 14 Nov 2016

Professor Barry O’Sullivan, Director of Insight at UCC, has been named SFI Researcher of the Year, recognising his significant contribution to the Irish research community in his career. 

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Op Ed:Trump’s economics bad for US and global economies

Op Ed:Trump’s economics bad for US and global economies

  • 14 Nov 2016

President Bill Clinton coined the phrase ‘It’s the economy, stupid’. For President-Elect Trump it’s more a case of stupid economics. 

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Op Ed: We should pay for climate change

Op Ed: We should pay for climate change

  • 14 Nov 2016

Last week, Ireland formally ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change.  The international treaty, already ratified by 103 countries, aims to reduce global greenhouse emissions and to avoid dangerous temperature increases.

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Revolution and reflection: UCC to celebrate Seán Ó Ríordáin

Revolution and reflection: UCC to celebrate Seán Ó Ríordáin

  • 10 Nov 2016

Times have certainly changed since the legendary visit in the eighth century of the poet Anér mac Con Glinne to the monastery of Cork, close to where UCC is located today. As a reward for complaining of the miserly welcome he received, and for composing a satiric poem to that effect, he was beaten, ducked in the river Lee, and condemned to death on the orders of the abbot. Happily he managed to avoid the ultimate punishment, and things improved for him thereafter.

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Op-ed: Lady Gaga's transformation: Fandom, cakes and politics

Op-ed: Lady Gaga's transformation: Fandom, cakes and politics

  • 11 Nov 2016

Joanne. The new album title alone has personal significance for Stefani Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga. Joanne is one of her middle names, and comes from an aunt on her father’s side who died of lupus long before Gaga was born. Her aunt Joanne is remembered, too, in the name of Gaga’s dad’s restaurant. 

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Op-ed: President Trump and the new face of democracy in America

Op-ed: President Trump and the new face of democracy in America

  • 09 Nov 2016

First Brexit, and now President Trump. In years to come, 2016 will be remembered as a watershed moment in the history of democracy. Political pundits shocked and alarmed by Trump’s victory have suggested that it spells the beginning of the end of Western democracy. I believe, instead, that it marks the opening of a new chapter characterised by both enormous risk and possibility.

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EU Commissioner honoured by UCC

EU Commissioner honoured by UCC

  • 04 Nov 2016

The European Commissioner for Research, Science & Innovation, Carlos Moedas was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate at UCC today in recognition of his contribution to innovation in Europe.

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Op Ed: The children in our backyard

Op Ed: The children in our backyard

  • 08 Nov 2016

“Do you know Donald Trump?” asked Fergal, the seven-year-old boy who had magically appeared right next to me, just as we sat down at our dinner table.

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UCC takes rarely-performed ‘Pericles’ into new territory

UCC takes rarely-performed ‘Pericles’ into new territory

  • 08 Nov 2016

The second ever performance of Shakespeare’s critically-neglected play Pericles, Prince of Tyre in Ireland, and the first in Munster, is set to take place in Cork, as part of a project led by a UCC lecturer. 

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UCC sensory scientist launches publication for F&B sector

UCC sensory scientist launches publication for F&B sector

  • 07 Nov 2016

With 70-98% of new product launches failing, UCC sensory scientist Dr Maurice O’ Sullivan’s book focused on consumer-led product development has been hailed as “a critical update to the food and beverage sector.”

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The Glucksman and Broad MSU imagine Ireland’s future

The Glucksman and Broad MSU imagine Ireland’s future

  • 03 Nov 2016

The Lewis Glucksman Gallery at UCC and the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University (Broad MSU) have joined forces to present a new exhibition featuring contemporary Irish artists’ visions of Ireland’s changing society and imagined future. 

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UCC investigates secret police archives

UCC investigates secret police archives

  • 04 Nov 2016

The Heads of two of Eastern Europe’s secret police archives will be in UCC today (Nov 4) for an innovative project that presents a new perspective on the secret service archives.

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UCC salutes outstanding achievers

UCC salutes outstanding achievers

  • 03 Nov 2016

Four key national and international figures were conferred with Honorary Doctorates in University College Cork in recognition of their outstanding contribution and success in their fields. 

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Bible music: from Bach to Bono

Bible music: from Bach to Bono

  • 01 Nov 2016

A UCC academic has co-authored a book, the first of its type, which lists the music and musicians from plainchant to Lady Gaga who have referenced the Bible in their lyrics.

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ERI seeks solutions for climate change

ERI seeks solutions for climate change

  • 25 Oct 2016

A 24-hour hackathon (Climathon) is taking place at the Environmental Research Institute (ERI), this Friday (October 28) to come up with solutions for climate change challenges within the agri-food sector.

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UCC honours its staff

UCC honours its staff

  • 24 Oct 2016

UCC has honoured staff for their contributions in three areas:  Teaching and Learning, Staff Recognition and Research

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Does kefir promote health?

Does kefir promote health?

  • 24 Oct 2016

Scientists at UCC’s  APC Microbiome Institute have for the first time characterised kefir and gained new insights into some of its health promoting properties.  

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UCC academics to shape future of education in China

UCC academics to shape future of education in China

  • 20 Oct 2016

University College Cork (UCC) is poised for strong growth in Chinese student numbers as two of its leading academics this week share their insights on becoming better university teachers in Beijing. 

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International company invests in Insight UCC

International company invests in Insight UCC

  • 21 Oct 2016

A €1.5m investment in Insight UCC by United Technologies will advance research in smart service delivery and supply chain management in Cork.

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Dear Cork, I love you...

Dear Cork, I love you...

  • 18 Oct 2016

When you grow up in a tiny town in northern America, where everyone knows everyone and nobody ever really leaves, the last place you expect to find yourself is Cork, Ireland. 

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UCC to launch Equality Week

UCC to launch Equality Week

  • 14 Oct 2016

UCC Students’ Union and UCC’s Equality Committee will host a series of events across campus every day next week (0ctober 17 – 21) for the University’s inaugural Equality Week.

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Comment: The future looks inclusive

Comment: The future looks inclusive

  • 08 Oct 2016

The UCC LGBT Staff Network was set up in 2007 and publicly launched by the University’s President in 2008.

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UCC named best university in Ireland

UCC named best university in Ireland

  • 07 Oct 2016

University College Cork (UCC) has become the first University to be named The Sunday Times University of the Year for two consecutive years in the 15-year history of the award.

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10 things to do at the UCC Open Day

10 things to do at the UCC Open Day

  • 07 Oct 2016

UCC Open Day set to take place this Saturday, October 8, all over campus. For the full schedule and to plan your day in advance, check out the brochure here or see www.ucc.ie/opendays. For further inspiration, UCC Admissions has picked 10 things you could do at the Open Day:

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UCC develops arsenal of alternatives to antibiotics

UCC develops arsenal of alternatives to antibiotics

  • 06 Oct 2016

Scientists at the APC Microbiome Institute at UCC have identified an arsenal of new antimicrobials which can kill many harmful bacteria.   

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Op Ed: Carbon tax and Budget 2017

Op Ed: Carbon tax and Budget 2017

  • 05 Oct 2016

Professor Brian Ó Gallachóir examines how the Government could demonstrate a commitment to climate action and have more money to spend on budget day.

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Op-ed: Controlling the message

Op-ed: Controlling the message

  • 03 Oct 2016

Dr Finola Doyle O’Neill, Broadcast Historian with the School of History, UCC, argues that media mogul Denis O’Brien could well be the key player in Ireland once Brexit is a reality.  

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Our Place: Community Art Projects at the Glucksman

Our Place: Community Art Projects at the Glucksman

  • 30 Sep 2016

Back in 2014 Mike Fitzgibbon sent an email to University staff seeking donations to help out with a Christmas Day event for children living in direct provision.The email described the troubled living conditions of the children and the lack of resources, activities or enjoyment in their lives. 

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Op-ed: Including children’s views in new Obesity Policy

Op-ed: Including children’s views in new Obesity Policy

  • 29 Sep 2016

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone TD last week launched week on a consultation with children and young people ‘Healthy Lifestyles Have Your Say: A Consultation with Children and Young People’.

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Educating the Postmodern Child

Educating the Postmodern Child

  • 15 Sep 2016

Dr Fiachra Long discusses some of the problems presented to educators in the early decades of the twenty first century. 

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Bards to Brain Games: Culture Night at UCC

Bards to Brain Games: Culture Night at UCC

  • 08 Sep 2016

University College Cork (UCC) is set to continue its contribution to Cork Culture Night next Friday (September 16) with a myriad of tours, talks, workshops and readings.

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5 Questions on Neuroscience Research

5 Questions on Neuroscience Research

  • 17 Aug 2016

Dr Shane Hegarty talks about his research at UCC, which aims to develop new therapies for Parkinson’s disease, and the advice he would give to students considering a career in science. 

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Op-ed: France’s burqini ban

Op-ed: France’s burqini ban

  • 28 Aug 2016

The image of a Muslim woman being forced to disrobe her burqini has sent shockwaves around the world with much supportive and dissenting commentary, as Dr Amanullah De Sondy, Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Islam, UCC, discusses.

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UCC helps 'blue' economy...

UCC helps 'blue' economy...

  • 28 Aug 2016

Aware of the problems facing maritime industries as competition for space increases, a Norwegian seaweed company, SES, has been investigating the potential of moving their seaweed farms further offshore. 

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5 Questions on Climate Change

5 Questions on Climate Change

  • 26 Aug 2016

Professor John Sodeau discusses climate change and what Ireland can do to play its part in the fight against the phenomenon termed global warming. 

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UCC and the Olympics

UCC and the Olympics

  • 19 Aug 2016

Gabriel Doherty, UCC School of History, on the University's long tradition of contributing to the Irish Olympic effort. 

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UCC archaeologists unravel enigma of Ireland’s Iron Age diet

UCC archaeologists unravel enigma of Ireland’s Iron Age diet

  • 18 Aug 2016

A UCC-led project, the first of its kind of Ireland, has witnessed a team of international archaeologists unearthing evidence of the food people ate in the southeast of Ireland during the Iron Age. 

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Global Cities and Poor Choices: The Rio Olympics

Global Cities and Poor Choices: The Rio Olympics

  • 12 Aug 2016

The French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre says ‘we are our choices’ and indeed, it would appear watching the Rio Olympics this week that the International Olympic Committee and the Brazilian government are living very much with consequences of their choices. 

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UCC secures Bronze Athena SWAN award

UCC secures Bronze Athena SWAN award

  • 05 Aug 2016

University College Cork (UCC) has become the third university in Ireland to receive the Bronze Athena SWAN award, recognising its efforts to promote gender equality in higher education.

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Rio Olympics: The secrets to success

Rio Olympics: The secrets to success

  • 02 Aug 2016

As the Rio Olympics near (August 5 to 21), UCC Exercise Physiologist Trevor Woods talks about how he prepares athletes for the Games. 

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€9.3m research investment for UCC

€9.3m research investment for UCC

  • 03 Aug 2016

Investigating the impact of escaped farmed salmon on wild Irish Atlantic salmon populations is one of five UCC projects which has been awarded €8.5m in Government funding today. A co-led project brings the UCC figure to €9.3m.

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UCC connection to the US presidential race

UCC connection to the US presidential race

  • 27 Jul 2016

Senator Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential nominee and running mate, visited University College Cork (UCC) in 2011 on the formal invitation of President Dr Michael Murphy. 

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World’s first SynBio accelerator returns to UCC

World’s first SynBio accelerator returns to UCC

  • 25 Jul 2016

IndieBio EU, the world’s first and only synthetic biology accelerator, has attracted some of the best startups from across the globe to UCC’s School of Microbiology for its 2016 programme. 

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‘Troubles’ inspire UCC academic’s novel

‘Troubles’ inspire UCC academic’s novel

  • 06 Jul 2016

UCC’s Dr Paul Burgess has found that life can be stranger than fiction as he drew on his experiences growing up in the Shankill Road for his debut novel.  

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UCC Sustainable Energy graduate wins EirGrid Prize

UCC Sustainable Energy graduate wins EirGrid Prize

  • 05 Jul 2016

Xiufeng Yue has been named UCC’s top Masters graduate in Sustainable Energy by EirGrid.

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UCC invents new camera technology

UCC invents new camera technology

  • 01 Jul 2016

UCC engineers have invented a new camera technology that can work in unison with today’s CCD/CMOS sensors to pull out image features previously unseen.

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UCC wins 2 knowledge transfer awards

UCC wins 2 knowledge transfer awards

  • 30 Jun 2016

UCC’s  Office of Technology Transfer won two awards at the annual Knowledge Transfer Impact Awards in Dublin.

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Call for guidelines for pregnant women

Call for guidelines for pregnant women

  • 29 Jun 2016

A study of 1,786 pregnant women at Cork University Maternity Hospital found that 17% of them were deficient in Vitamin D.

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Virginia Teehan appointed to NMI board

Virginia Teehan appointed to NMI board

  • 29 Jun 2016

Virginia Teehan, Director of Cultural Projects at University College Cork, has been appointed to the new board of the National Museum of Ireland (NMI). 

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Statement from Irish universities regarding UK Students and fees

Statement from Irish universities regarding UK Students and fees

  • 27 Jun 2016

In the period of uncertainty following the recent UK referendum to leave the European Union, the Irish universities collectively wish to reassure all UK students currently enrolled in an Irish university that they will continue to enjoy the same conditions as other EU students regarding fees and contributions, for the duration of their degree.

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West End star to take UCC Quad by storm

West End star to take UCC Quad by storm

  • 27 Jun 2016

Ireland’s First Lady of musical theatre Rebecca Storm is set to perform at A Summer’s Evening on the Quad at UCC, the annual outdoor concert which has raised over €500,000 for charities, on July 16.

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UCC hosts ICT start-ups

UCC hosts ICT start-ups

  • 23 Jun 2016

Europe’s top young entrepreneurs founded international tech start-ups in a UCC-led European Virtual Accelerator programme called EU-XCEL hosted by UCC this month. 

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New President - media coverage

New President - media coverage

  • 22 Jun 2016

University College Cork recently announced the appointment of its 15th President and below is a round up of the media coverage.

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University College Cork appoints new President

University College Cork appoints new President

  • 14 Jun 2016

Corkman and UCC physics graduate, Professor Patrick O’Shea, has been appointed the fifteenth President of University College Cork today (14 June 2016) with effect from 1st February 2017.

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National award for UCC engineers

National award for UCC engineers

  • 07 Jun 2016

Embedded.Systems@UCC was recently awarded the Engineering Laboratory of the Year Award and also shortlisted in four categories at the Irish Laboratory Awards 2016

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UCC research on cover of EMBO journal

UCC research on cover of EMBO journal

  • 07 Jun 2016

A group in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology in UCC have just contributed to a key finding of the molecular and cellular events which occur during T-cell activation. 

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Grace Neville named Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur

Grace Neville named Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur

  • 03 Jun 2016

Grace Neville, Emeritus Professor of French at UCC, has been named Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur by French Ambassador to Ireland Jean-Pierre Thébault. 

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UCC professors elected to Royal Irish Academy

UCC professors elected to Royal Irish Academy

  • 30 May 2016

UCC Professors Justin D. Holmes and Geoffrey Roberts have been elected as new members of the Royal Irish Academy.

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UCC hosts climate and energy experts

UCC hosts climate and energy experts

  • 02 Jun 2016

Ireland’s first major carbon-neutral conference, the International Energy Workshop, takes place this week in University College Cork.

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UCC to host ‘CSI 1916’ event

UCC to host ‘CSI 1916’ event

  • 02 Jun 2016

Complex detective work and the invention of new genetic identification methods were required to find and identify the body of 1916 leader, Thomas Kent.

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Ireland's next big entrepreneurs start Business Bootcamp

Ireland's next big entrepreneurs start Business Bootcamp

  • 31 May 2016

Young inventors and entrepreneurs from across Ireland have started a week-long Winners’ Bootcamp at UCC, as part of the Student Enterprise Awards programme.

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Forgotten Faces of Art: The women of the Honan Chapel

Forgotten Faces of Art: The women of the Honan Chapel

  • 24 May 2016

The stories of the extraordinary Irish women behind the design of the Honan Chapel textiles and their contribution to Ireland’s Arts and Crafts Movement have been largely ignored, according to Virginia Teehan, Director of Cultural Projects at UCC.

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Unlocking the secrets of Spike Island’s ‘public health catastrophe’

Unlocking the secrets of Spike Island’s ‘public health catastrophe’

  • 24 May 2016

The deliberate burial of the graveyard at the prison on Cork’s Spike Island under many metres of earth in the 1860’s erased a dark chapter in the island’s history from memory, a new book by UCC lecturer Dr Barra O’Donnabhain and Cal McCarthy reveals. 

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New cookbook to help cancer patients

New cookbook to help cancer patients

  • 23 May 2016

A cookbook for cancer patients experiencing difficulties in chewing or swallowing their food is available free of charge to cancer patients throughout Ireland. 

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Leading biophotonics researcher joins UCC/Tyndall

Leading biophotonics researcher joins UCC/Tyndall

  • 19 May 2016

UCC and Tyndall National Institute have appointed Prof Stefan Andersson-Engels to lead a new €6m SFI funded biophotonics research programme to develop further Ireland’s medical device and diagnostics research capability.

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1916 in 2016: An Unfinished Revolution?

1916 in 2016: An Unfinished Revolution?

  • 17 May 2016

In this ‘decade of centenaries’, numerous commentators have defined the 1916 Rising from the perspective of ‘professional history’, confining their interpretations to political outcomes and scales of revolutionary violence.  

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International prize for microbiome research

International prize for microbiome research

  • 13 May 2016

An article entitled “Bacteria - the Emotions Factory” describing research at the APC Microbiome Institute in University College Cork has won a media prize for a German health journalist.

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UCC launches new qualification for dairy industry

UCC launches new qualification for dairy industry

  • 11 May 2016

UCC has launched a new postgraduate qualification aimed at supporting the further education and training needs of people working in the dairy industry. 

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UCC to strike up memories of Irish anthem composer

UCC to strike up memories of Irish anthem composer

  • 11 May 2016

Those familiar with the story of Peadar Kearney as author of the Irish anthem could not help regretting that public recognition came so late, according to his grandson Colbert Kearney, Professor Emeritus of English at UCC. 

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Award for new course to boost Asian Studies

Award for new course to boost Asian Studies

  • 05 May 2016

Dr Kevin Cawley, acting head of the Department of Asian Studies and Director of the Irish Institute of Korean Studies, has been awarded US $50,000 from the One Asia Foundation.

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“The misfortune of the Irish”?

“The misfortune of the Irish”?

  • 04 May 2016

The Russian Bolshevik leader V I Lenin famously declared in relation to the 1916 Rising that “The misfortune of the Irish is that they rose prematurely”.

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Double win for UCC at gradireland awards

Double win for UCC at gradireland awards

  • 03 May 2016

UCC’s MEngSc Information Technology in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (ITinAEC) and MSc Information Systems for Business Performance (ISBP) have both been named Postgraduate Course of the Year, in Engineering and IT, respectively. 

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James Upton named Student Leader of the Year

James Upton named Student Leader of the Year

  • 29 Apr 2016

UCC’s James Upton was last night (April 28) named Student Leader of the Year by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI).

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UCC unveils George Boole bust

UCC unveils George Boole bust

  • 25 Apr 2016

University College Cork will today (April 25) honour the legacy of its first Professor of Mathematics and the forefather of the Information Age, with the unveiling of the bust of George Boole.

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School of Law launches new masters programmes

School of Law launches new masters programmes

  • 21 Apr 2016

The School of Law at UCC is proud to announce the creation of two new cutting-edge masters programmes, an LLM in Environmental and Natural Resources Law, and and LLM in Marine and Maritime Law

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UCC ‘world first’ to discover the impact of the Vikings

UCC ‘world first’ to discover the impact of the Vikings

  • 22 Apr 2016

As hit TV drama series Vikings returns for a gripping fourth season with Jonathan Rhys Meyers set to join its cast for the fifth, the World-Tree Project will be launched today at UCC, aiming to create the largest online collection about the Vikings.

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Major award for UCC research

Major award for UCC research

  • 19 Apr 2016

UCC Pharmacology lecturer, Dr Anne Moore, is one of three researchers in Ireland given a major award for her work in enhancing the body's immune system.

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Why make a false confession?

Why make a false confession?

  • 18 Apr 2016

You’ve just confessed to cheating in your UCC summer exams, knowing you’ll be expelled…But you’re innocent. So why confess? Gillian Murphy of the PsychSlam Organising Committee at UCC explores the topic. 

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Academics need to become activists…

Academics need to become activists…

  • 18 Apr 2016

Alternative ways of dealing with ‘madness’ will be explored in the context of the current bio-psychiatric approaches at University College Cork today, (Monday 18th April).  

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Dino dinner, dead or alive!

Dino dinner, dead or alive!

  • 15 Apr 2016

When asked to think of meat-eating dinosaurs we usually conjure images of voracious predators chasing down helpless prey. 

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Teddy bear hospital reopens in UCC

Teddy bear hospital reopens in UCC

  • 12 Apr 2016

Students from UCC's School of Medicine have reopened the College of Medicine and Health’s teddy bear hospital to diagnose and treat teddy bear patients with commonly used medical instruments and procedures.

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Gut Microbes regulate Myelination in the Brain

Gut Microbes regulate Myelination in the Brain

  • 06 Apr 2016

UCC scientists have shown for the first time that gut bacteria have a direct physical effect on the brain.

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Who will be UCC’s entrepreneur of the year?

Who will be UCC’s entrepreneur of the year?

  • 06 Apr 2016

The Final of the UCC Entrepreneur of the Year takes place in the Boole Library Creative Zone at 4:30pm today (6th April). 

 

 

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UCC hailed for ‘world-class research’ in EU ranking

UCC hailed for ‘world-class research’ in EU ranking

  • 04 Apr 2016

University College Cork (UCC) scored top marks across the five core areas ranked in the world’s most comprehensive ranking system.

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Talking science without the jargon

Talking science without the jargon

  • 04 Apr 2016

Would you like to know more about responsible forest harvesting, making computer programmes run faster, using probiotics to treat cancer, or about a brand new drug for treating cystic fibrosis?

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Fossilised snake shows its true colours

Fossilised snake shows its true colours

  • 01 Apr 2016

The colours of the skin of a 10 million year old Spanish snake have been discovered from its colourless fossil remains by scientists at University College Cork (UCC).

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QS top 50 for UCC’s Nursing and Midwifery

QS top 50 for UCC’s Nursing and Midwifery

  • 22 Mar 2016

UCC’s School of Nursing and Midwifery has been ranked in the top 50 nursing schools worldwide in the international QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 published today (22/3/16).

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Boole Shannon Symposium today at MIT

Boole Shannon Symposium today at MIT

  • 18 Mar 2016

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is today (March 18) hosting a symposium with a fantastic line-up of speakers to celebrate the lives and achievements of George Boole and Claude Shannon.

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Saint Patrick as a Mythic Figure

Saint Patrick as a Mythic Figure

  • 16 Mar 2016

In the run up to St Patrick’s Day, especially in this centenary year commemorating the 1916 Rising, many people in Ireland and around the world will think of the day as a celebration of Ireland, Irish heritage, individual Irishness, national identity and pride.

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St Patrick’s food back on the menu…

St Patrick’s food back on the menu…

  • 14 Mar 2016

The fermented and wild foods St Patrick dined on in the 5th century are back among the hottest food trends internationally, according to UCC food historian Regina Sexton. 

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Music and pageantry at UCC's Proclamation Day

Music and pageantry at UCC's Proclamation Day

  • 14 Mar 2016

As part of Proclamation Day, University College Cork will hold a public reading of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic on Tuesday, 15 March, at noon on the Main Quad. All are welcome.

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Frank O’Connor celebration

Frank O’Connor celebration

  • 10 Mar 2016

A symposium is being held at UCC today (March 10) to mark the 50th anniversary of the Cork-born writer Frank O’Connor’s death and celebrate his legacy.

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Antarctica hunting ground for meteorites

Antarctica hunting ground for meteorites

  • 08 Mar 2016

UCC physics alum, Michael Coughlan, has perhaps solved the mystery that has puzzled planetary scientists and Antarctic explorers for decades. 

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School of Law conference to explore healthcare decisions

School of Law conference to explore healthcare decisions

  • 03 Mar 2016

Every day in Irish hospitals and clinics, decisions are made which have profound impacts on individual lives.  Yet, beyond the occasional dramatic case, we have little understanding of how these decisions are made.

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