College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Newsletter - May 2020

  • Welcome from Head of College, Professor Chris Williams

    19 May 2020
    Welcome from Head of College, Professor Chris Williams

    I am delighted to welcome you to the latest edition of ‘Alumni News’ from the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences. Normally I would have been expecting to write this from my office on the ground floor of the O’Rahilly Building, but it’s now more than two months since I walked down that particular corridor, or enjoyed a stroll over to the Quad or a visit to the Boole Library. The world changed very suddenly and we have all had to adjust rapidly to a new set of circumstances and constraints.

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  • Bestselling author says UCC Online Masters is "fantastic"

    19 May 2020
    Bestselling author says UCC Online Masters is

    New York Times #1 Bestseller Rick Riordan, author of the Greek myth-inspired ‘Percy Jackson’ series, is currently a UCC student and says he now plans to incorporate Irish legend into his works.

    "UCC’s online Gaelic literature MA provided me with everything I needed. It truly is a fantastic program for anyone interested in Irish history, literature, language or mythology" said Rick.

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  • Find out what happened after the Easter Rising

    19 May 2020
    Find out what happened after the Easter Rising

    The War of Independence on RTÉ History’s website commemorates the centenaries of key events that followed the Easter Rising in Ireland in 1916. 

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  • Quarantined in the Caribbean

    19 May 2020
    Quarantined in the Caribbean

    When UCC alumni, Seán Noonan and Judy Walsh set off on the trip of a lifetime, little did they know that their travel plans would be thrown into disarray by the onslaught of a global pandemic.

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  • COVID-19 Employment Impact Research Project

    19 May 2020
    COVID-19 Employment Impact Research Project

    Researchers at UCC’s School of Applied Social Sciences and the Department of Sociology and Criminology have launched a nationwide survey to capture personal stories behind COVID-19's massive impact on jobs and how we work. The online survey from Drs Joe Whelan, Fiona Dukelow and Tom Boland from the School of Applied Social Studies and the Department of Sociology and Criminology in UCC is anonymous and confidential.

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  • Whirlwind tour of the UCC Department of Music

    19 May 2020
    Whirlwind tour of the UCC Department of Music

    This recent video takes you on a whirlwind tour of the Department of Music which is located in the beautiful and historic former seminary, at St.Vincent's, Sunday's Well, overlooking the River Lee.  Students and staff look forward to resuming concerts and events in the near future but in the meantime, they thought you would like a small flavour of a day in the life of the Music Department.

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  • 2020 Lecture Series Celebrating UCC’s 175th Anniversary 

    19 May 2020
    2020 Lecture Series Celebrating UCC’s 175th Anniversary 

    To celebrate the 175th anniversary of the foundation of University College Cork, the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences commenced its Inaugural Lecture Series on 30 January.  Professor Cathal O'ConnellHead, School of Applied Social Studies, launched the series with an address entitled, "What a Country the State’s in – Reflection on the development of the Irish Welfare State". 

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  • Dr Seán Hewitt named alongside Saoirse Ronan and Hozier in the Sunday Times' "30 under 30"

    19 May 2020
    Dr Seán Hewitt named alongside Saoirse Ronan and Hozier in the Sunday Times'

    A postdoctoral researcher and poet at UCC has been identified as one of Ireland’s most promising young artists, and is earmarked as the potential successor to icons such as Eavan Boland, Seamus Heaney and John Montague. 

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