Together with Community through COVID-19

A University Response to a Universal Emergency

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Supporting the Public Service

Partnering on the Frontline

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Irish Universities Help Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic

Irish Universities Association

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Together Through COVID-19

Irish universities are helping to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. 'Together Through COVID-19’ is University College Cork’s online platform for sharing resources and news about how we are engaging with people and organisations, so together we can adapt to and overcome the challenges ahead.

Message from the President

The importance of our University's third mission, service to society and outreach, is more essential than ever. As a civically engaged university, we continue to creatively contribute to society.

Professor John O'Halloran, President, University College Cork

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I am deeply proud and thank all of our students and staff for the exceptional work they are doing.

Professor John O'Halloran, President, University College Cork

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Nationally, we are working together as a sector with the Irish University Association and other Irish Universities to help the fight the pandemic.

Professor John O'Halloran, President, University College Cork

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Adapting to a New Reality Webinar Series

Connecting Communities: Care, Creativity & Social Innovation

Campus Engage, Creative Ireland, Cork Opera House, the Glucksman and student artivist Alan Daly Mulligan come together to discuss why community engagement through arts, humanities and social sciences matter so much right now. How can we support more sustainable futures through an ethic of care, creativity, social responsibility and global citizenship? Hosted by Prof. Chris Williams, Head of College of Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences.

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A Fair Recovery

The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival in partnership with University College Cork Civic and Community Engagement host this online event on 'The Dynamic Role of Labour Unions in the Wake of Covid-19 and the Safe Keeping of Frontline Workers'. Dr Edward Lahiff (IFUT National Executive) in conversation with Ms. Ann Piggott (ASTI) and Ms. Phil Ni Sheaghdha (INMO).

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03 Feb 2022

Webinar: SARS COV-2, COVID-19 and the Food Industry: Myths, Misinformation, Communication Science

FoodlineUCC, located within the Food Industry Training Unit (FITU), School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University College Cork in partnership with Taste 4 Success Skillnet are delighted to host Professor Purnendu Vasavada and Professor Alan Kelly in this industry focused webinar.  This timely webinar explores some common myths and misconceptions regarding SARS COV-2 and COVID-19. Experts, Professor Alan Kelly, UCC and Professor Purnendu Vasavada, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, will explore the role of science and scientists in communicating reliable, credible information to the public and will provide advice on identifying credible sources of information. All are welcome to attend this free webinar.   Date: Tuesday the 15th of February Time: 14:00-15:00 GMT
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06 Jan 2022

UCC on COVID-19 in The Conversation: News and Analysis

The Conversation is an online news and anlysis platform that offers informed commentary and debate on the issues affecting our world.  UCC academics contribute expert insights and analysis on COVID-19 to this platform. 
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07 Sep 2021

Virtual Seminar: The Impact of COVID-19 Amongst Cancer Patients and Survivors

Thursday, 16th September 2021, 11.00 - 1.00pm  While COVID-19 continues to challenge us all it represents a significant threat to cancer patients and survivors, owing to their weakened immune systems. Researchers from the Department of Economics, Cork University Business School at University College Cork, in collaboration with Breakthrough Cancer Research, have been investigating these impacts of COVID-19 amongst cancer patients and survivors from an economic and social perspective.   
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13 May 2021

'Catching Stories' from Spanish Flu to COVID19

Cork Folklore Project have launched a new ‘Catching Stories’ initiative in a unique oral history and health collaboration. ‘Catching Stories’ is an online social history resource focused on infectious disease in Ireland in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It brings oral testimony and family memory together with an immunologist’s perspective, in a multi-media exploration of diseases such as measles, polio and tuberculosis.
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