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  • UCC researchers make concerning discovery about micro plastics

    30 Jul 2020
    UCC researchers make concerning discovery about micro plastics
    • UCC scientists find small crustacean can fragment microplastics in just four days. 
    • Findings have significant consequences for the understanding of microplastics in our environment.
    • Worrying discovery may have implications for the food chain.
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  • Great Book of Ireland documentary to screen on RTÉ

    06 Aug 2020
    Great Book of Ireland documentary to screen on RTÉ

    UCC to develop Treasures Gallery to display the Great Book of Ireland

    On Thursday 20th August at 22.10, RTÉ One will premiere a documentary on The Great Book of Ireland, (Leabhar Mór na hÉireann) which has been termed as ‘Ireland’s modern-day Book of Kells.’

    Samuel Beckett’s last handwritten poem is among the original work of 121 artists, 144 poets, and nine composers in this extraordinary 278 page single volume vellum manuscript, which also includes poems by Seamus Heaney and a poet in his late forties, one Michael D. Higgins, the current President of Ireland.

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  • The Glucksman receives international recognition for pandemic lockdown initiative

    22 Jul 2020
    The Glucksman receives international recognition for pandemic lockdown initiative
    The Glucksman is one of six museums internationally to be nominated for an award that champions innovative outreach during the Covd-19 pandemic, earning recognition with counterparts from the Netherlands, Singapore, and the USA.

    Today it has been announced that The Glucksman, based in University College Cork, has been shortlisted for the Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award From Home.

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  • Eight universities jointly launch the European University of Post-Industrial Cities (UNIC)

    20 Jul 2020
    Eight universities jointly launch the European University of Post-Industrial Cities (UNIC)

    The European Commission  has provided support of €5M to conduct a pilot initiative to develop the European University of Post Industrial Cities (UNIC). 

    University College Cork is part of a pilot project funded by the European Commission to establish The European University of Post Industrial Cities (UNIC). This is an alliance of eight universities from eight European countries: University of Deusto (Spain), Ruhr University Bochum (Germany), University College Cork (Ireland), Koç University (Turkey), University of Liège (Belgium), University of Oulu (Finland), University of Zagreb (Croatia) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (coordinator, the Netherlands).

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  • UCC welcomes Leaving Certificate results decision

    20 Jul 2020
    UCC welcomes Leaving Certificate results decision

    UCC welcomes the clarity that has come with the announcement that the Leaving Certificate results will be released on 7th September.

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  • Retirement of Professor Patrick O’Shea, President of University College Cork

    15 Jul 2020
    Retirement of Professor Patrick O’Shea, President of University College Cork

    At a meeting of the Governing Body (GB) of University College Cork (UCC) this afternoon, the Chairperson, Dr Catherine Day informed the GB that the President, Professor Patrick O’Shea, has decided to retire from UCC by the end of the year. Professor O’Shea’s decision is due to personal reasons, and his resignation has been accepted by the GB.

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  • UCC Researchers awarded health research funding

    14 Jul 2020
    UCC Researchers awarded health research funding

    Researchers at University College Cork [UCC] have been awarded almost €500,000 in Health Research Board funding under two postdoctoral training schemes.

    One project aims to identify the women and infants at the highest risk of Iron deficiency during pregnancy and early childhood - one of the leading causes of diminished nuerolgical developmental potential worldwide.

    The other seeks to comprehensively research the oral health of people with Cystic Fibrosis (PWCF) over the next three years to establish whether they have higher rates of oral diseases such as dental decay or gum disease.

     

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  • UCC offers over 500 free or subsidised places for those looking to upskill

    01 Jul 2020
    UCC offers over 500  free or subsidised places for those looking to upskill

    Over 500 free or subsidised postgraduate and higher diploma places are being offered by University College Cork (UCC) to those seeking to upskill during the economic downturn. 

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  • The gut microbiome of Travellers gives a timely public health lesson

    06 Jul 2020
    The gut microbiome of Travellers gives a timely public health lesson

    Investigators at APC Microbiome Ireland SFI Research Centre in University College Cork were stunned by the findings of the first microbiome study of Irish Travellers which challenges the concept of a ‘normal’ or ‘healthy’ microbiome and asks: “what is a normal or desirable microbiome in an ethnically diverse society?”

    The findings have global implications and will be published in the prestigious journal Nature Medicine.

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  • UCC's Prof Séamus Davis wins prestigious award

    02 Jul 2020
    UCC's Prof Séamus Davis wins prestigious award

    The Olli V. Lounasmaa Memorial Prize is awarded once every four years to a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to advances in low temperature physics and related fields. It is named in honour of the founder of the Low Temperature Laboratory at Aalto University, and world-leading researcher in low temperature physics.

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