University College Cork has announced the details of the measures in place to facilitate greater on-campus activity for the forthcoming academic year.Read more
News and Views
13 Sep 2021
13 Sep 2021
The latest in the award-winning Atlas series at University College Cork (UCC) has just been published. The Coastal Atlas of Ireland is a celebration of Ireland’s coastal and marine spaces and examines the shaping of the coastline of Ireland as a whole, from both the physical and human environmental perspectives.Read more
10 Sep 2021
Cork will meet Galway in the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Final this Sunday, and University College Cork will be well represented in Croke Park on the day.
No fewer than 13 players have a connection to UCC, many of them graduates, some students, and others are incoming students, but all have worn or will wear the famous skull and crossbones, and the majority have played Ashbourne Cup camogie.Read more
UCC's historic Quad will be lit in red and white to show our support this weekend.
03 Sep 2021
University College Cork’s Bystander Intervention programme will today launch a series of audio-visual learning materials to Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) nationwide to raise awareness around active bystanders and sexual assault.Read more
01 Sep 2021
· Some 10.9 giga-tons of carbon are released from deadwood in forests worldwide annually - equivalent to roughly 115% of fossil fuel emissions
· 29% of the carbon that's released from forests is actually released through insect decomposition
· University College Cork President among global team conducting research at forests in countries across six continents, including Ireland.
An international research team, including University College Cork President Prof John O’Halloran, has determined the annual contribution made by deadwood to the global carbon cycle and quantified the importance of insects in the decomposition of wood for the first time.Read more
30 Aug 2021
A new University College Cork (UCC) podcast – The Periodic Table of People – aims to break down the world of chemistry, so that students seeking to study or work in this wonderful field can learn more about science.Read more
17 Aug 2021"There may be a role for this combination of therapies in breast cancers”Combining a histone deacetylase inhibitor drug with immunotherapy agents is safe, and may benefit some patients with advanced cancers that have not responded to traditional therapy, according to results of a phase 1 clinical trial involving University College Cork (UCC) and US researchers.During the study, 33 patients with advanced solid tumors received the histone deacetylase inhibitor drug entinostat for two weeks. Then, some patients received the immunotherapy agent nivolumab, a checkpoint inhibitor, in combination with the entinostat, while others received both nivolumab and a second checkpoint inhibitor agent, ipilimumab, after the initial dosing with entinostat.Read more
16 Aug 2021University College Cork (UCC) has unveiled a banner on its old historic gates in support of its current student and Paralympian, Mary Fitzgerald, who will represent Team Ireland at the games in Tokyo.With the action set to get underway in Japan on 24 August until 5 September, third year Occupational Therapy student and Quercus Scholar, Mary Fitzgerald and alumni Patrick O’ Leary (Canoeist) and Niamh McCarthy (discus) are members of Ireland's team of 29 athletes who will compete at the games.Read more
Microbes turn back the clock as UCC research discovers their potential to reverse aging in the brain.09 Aug 2021
Research from APC Microbiome Ireland (APC) SFI Research Centre at University College Cork (UCC) published today in the leading international scientific journal Nature Aging introduces a novel approach to reverse aspects of aging-related deterioration in the brain and cognitive function via the microbes in the gut.Read more
03 Aug 2021
University College Cork (UCC) has today, (3 August 2021), appointed Professor John O’Halloran as the sixteenth President of the University with effect from 30 August 2021.Read more