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  • UCC academics appointed to expert groups

    29 Apr 2022
    UCC academics appointed to expert groups

    UCC experts have been recently appointed to expert national groups. 

    Professor Mary Horgan, President of the Royal College of Physicians Ireland, along with UCC colleagues Dr Anne Moore, Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC and Professor of Physical Chemistry, John Wenger, joint founder of the Centre for Research into Atmospheric Chemistry, have all been appointed as leading members of the Government's new Covid-19 Advisory Group, which will replace the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet). 

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  • New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy visits UCC

    26 Apr 2022
    New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy visits UCC

    The Governor of New Jersey Phil Murphy, First Lady Tammy Murphy, and a Choose NJ delegation today visited UCC as part of an economic development visit to Ireland.

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  • Olympic Heroes among those to be Honoured at UCC Sport Star Awards

    25 Apr 2022
    Olympic Heroes among those to be Honoured at UCC Sport Star Awards

    Olympic medallists Paul O’Donovan and Emily Hegarty are among those to be honoured at the UCC Sport Star Awards tonight by Professor John O’Halloran, President of University College Cork.

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  • UCC’s Professor Barry O’Sullivan announced as a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence

    22 Apr 2022
    UCC’s Professor Barry O’Sullivan announced as a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence

    University College Cork’s Professor Barry O’Sullivan has been elected a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) -  the first time that someone based at an Irish university has been recognised in this way. Professor O’Sullivan, Chair of Constraint Programming at the School of Computer Science and Information Technology, who is also the founding director of both the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics at UCC and the SFI Centre for Research Training in Artificial Intelligence, has been recognised for his contributions to the field of constraint programming and his leadership within the AI community.

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  • Pterosaur discovery solves ancient feather mystery

    20 Apr 2022
    Pterosaur discovery solves ancient feather mystery

    Flying reptiles could change the colour of their feathers, research finds 

    An international team of palaeontologists has discovered remarkable new evidence that pterosaurs, the flying relatives of dinosaurs, were able to control the colour of their feathers using melanin pigments.

    The study, published today in the journal Nature, was led by University College Cork (UCC) palaeontologists Dr Aude Cincotta (UCC & Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences) and Prof. Maria McNamara and Dr Pascal Godefroit from the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, with an international team of scientists from Brazil and Belgium.

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  • Women from the Travelling Community Graduate from 'life-changing' UCC course

    15 Apr 2022
    Women from the Travelling Community Graduate from 'life-changing' UCC course

    A group of women from the Travelling Community yesterday graduated at a conferring ceremony at UCC having completed a ‘life-changing’ course designed to empower leadership in their community.

    Developed in response to community need, the Level 6 Leadership in the Community programme was co-created by the Southern Traveller Health Network (STHN); Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) and supported by Access UCC and funded by the SOAR Project. It serves as a model of innovative practice in creating an inclusive learning environment that enables Traveller participation in higher education.

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  • University College Cork announces Sanctuary Fellowship scheme

    14 Apr 2022
    University College Cork announces Sanctuary Fellowship scheme

    In response to conflicts across the world, University College Cork (UCC) today announces that it has created a Sanctuary Fellowship Scheme.

    Through this scheme scholars and staff members from universities, and other third level institutes outside of Ireland, who are at risk as a result of conflict or other serious human rights violations can apply for a six month fellowship in UCC. It is the first fellowship of its kind in Ireland’s higher education sector. 

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  • Pandemic response highlights science’s crucial role, former NASA Chief Scientist tells UCC graduates

    13 Apr 2022
    Pandemic response highlights science’s crucial role, former NASA Chief Scientist tells UCC graduates
    • Former Director of the US National Science Foundation in Cork to receive Honorary Doctorate
    • Dr France Córdova, an award-winning astrophysicist, was the youngest person ever and the first woman to serve as NASA's Chief Scientist
    • Eoin O’Driscoll, Chairman, Tyndall National Institute to receive Honorary Doctorate
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  • UCC celebrates pioneering alumni achievers  

    08 Apr 2022
    UCC celebrates pioneering alumni achievers  

    Five trailblazing alumni will be honoured with an Alumni Achievement Award from their alma mater University College Cork (UCC).

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  • UCC subjects ranked in Top 100 globally

    06 Apr 2022
    UCC subjects ranked in Top 100 globally
    • World’s most-consulted university ranking places UCC in top 100 internationally for four subjects
    • UCC ranked first in Ireland for Nursing, Agriculture & Forestry, Anatomy & Physiology, and Law
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