- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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).
A new UCC-led technology transfer consortium with a combined research revenue of almost €150 million was launched this week at the University.
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.
A new digital project attempts to identify every individual killed in County Cork during the Irish War of Independence.
University College Cork and InfiniLED Ltd have been honoured with Knowledge Transfer Ireland's Impact Award for Mature Spin-out Company.
University College Cork has claimed 75th place in Reuters’ annual ranking of Europe’s Most Innovative Universities for 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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
On this date, March 20, in 1957, 75-year-old Éamon de Valera took office as Taoiseach for the final time.
How should a conservative government commemorate a revolution that was crucial to the foundation of the state that it rules?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
An exhibition showcasing work produced by teenagers living in direct provision centres in Cork will be unveiled at The Glucksman tomorrow (February 18).
A book celebrating University College Cork’s proud tradition of teaching and research in food and dairy science has been launched.
A UCC researcher has won a prestigious international competition for his work in predicting seizures in the human brain through long-term EEG recordings.
Professor Tony Lewis, a Principal Investigator in MaREI and Professor Emeritus at UCC, has been awarded the Chevalier des Palmes Académiques.
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).
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.
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.
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.
UCC economist Seamus Coffey has been appointed as the new Chairperson of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council.
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.
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.
UCC and nine other third level colleges have developed studentvolunteer.ie – a world-first, online resource which matches students’ interests with volunteering opportunities.
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.
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).
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.
President Bill Clinton coined the phrase ‘It’s the economy, stupid’. For President-Elect Trump it’s more a case of stupid economics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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:
Scientists at the APC Microbiome Institute at UCC have identified an arsenal of new antimicrobials which can kill many harmful bacteria.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
Xiufeng Yue has been named UCC’s top Masters graduate in Sustainable Energy by EirGrid.
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.
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.
Young inventors and entrepreneurs from across Ireland have started a week-long Winners’ Bootcamp at UCC, as part of the Student Enterprise Awards programme.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
University College Cork (UCC) scored top marks across the five core areas ranked in the world’s most comprehensive ranking system.
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.
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.