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  • Academic Year 2021/2022

    13 Sep 2021
    Academic Year 2021/2022

    University College Cork has announced the details of the measures in place to facilitate greater on-campus activity for the forthcoming academic year.

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  • Cork University Press unveils The Coastal Atlas of Ireland

    13 Sep 2021
    Cork University Press unveils The Coastal Atlas of Ireland

    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.

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  • UCC camogie takes centre stage in Sunday's All-Ireland final

    10 Sep 2021
    UCC camogie takes centre stage in Sunday's All-Ireland final

     

    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.

    UCC's historic Quad will be lit in red and white to show our support this weekend.

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  • National video campaign to combat sexual assault on university campuses launched

    03 Sep 2021
    National video campaign to combat sexual assault on university campuses launched

    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.

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  • Ground-breaking international research determines role insects and deadwood play in carbon cycle

    01 Sep 2021
    Ground-breaking international research determines role insects and deadwood play in carbon cycle

    ·         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.

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  • New Podcast Aims to Break Down the World of Chemistry

    30 Aug 2021
    New Podcast Aims to Break Down the World of Chemistry

    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.

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  • Inhibitor drug ‘primes’ the body to better respond to anti-cancer treatment

    17 Aug 2021
    Inhibitor drug ‘primes’ the body to better respond to anti-cancer treatment
    "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.
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  • UCC unveils banner in support of Paralympians

    16 Aug 2021
    UCC unveils banner in support of Paralympians
    University 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.
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  • Microbes turn back the clock as UCC research discovers their potential to reverse aging in the brain.

    09 Aug 2021
    Microbes turn back the clock as UCC research discovers their potential to reverse aging in the brain.

    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.

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  • University College Cork appoints new President

    03 Aug 2021
    University College Cork appoints new President

    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.

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