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  • One of the Great Books of Ireland returns home

    28 Oct 2020
    One of the Great Books of Ireland returns home

    Join a special virtual event at 11am today

    The Book of Lismore, created in the late 15th century, has been donated by the Trustees of the Chatsworth Settlement to UCC. This major medieval manuscript, created at Kilbrittain, Co. Cork, in a golden age of Irish literature, is rightly considered as one of the Great Books of Ireland.

    The Book of Lismore, consists of 198 large vellum folios, and contains important texts, many drawn from Irish tradition and others that are translations of contemporary European works. The Book reflects an Ireland that was deeply engaged with the contemporary European culture of the time.

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  • UCC researchers awarded as part of €21m Irish Research Council programmes

    23 Oct 2020
    UCC researchers awarded as part of €21m Irish Research Council programmes

    Early career researchers across all academic disciplines at University College Cork are among those to share in funding worth over €21 million, announced today.

    A total of 37 UCC researchers have been awarded Postgraduate Scholarships or Postdoctoral Fellowships as part of the Irish Research Council’s Government of Ireland programmes, announced by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD.

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  • UCC and Food Safety Authority of Ireland join forces on research project

    22 Oct 2020
    UCC and Food Safety Authority of Ireland join forces on research project
    • University College Cork to work with Food Safety Authority on research project
    • The Project is one of 12 to share €700,000 Science Foundation Ireland funding
    • UCC/FSAI project is an ‘Assessment of the Safety of Probiotic Foods on Sale targeted at vulnerable groups in Ireland’
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  • Glucksman Gallery wins international award for Covid-19 initiative

    20 Oct 2020
    Glucksman Gallery wins international award for Covid-19 initiative

    The Glucksman at UCC is celebrating having won the Best International Museum Award in a virtual awards ceremony hosted by TV personalities, Philip Mould and Kate Williams on Monday.

    The UK’s Family Friendly Museum awards have been running for 15 years and recognise excellence in activities for young people and this year placed special emphasis on digital activities that we able to go ahead during the pandemic.

    The Glucksman was recognised for its 'Creativity At Home' initiative which encouraged creative activities to keep children engaged during lockdown. 

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  • Virtual History Conference to mark the centenary of the Terence MacSwiney and the Cork Men’s Gaol Hunger Strike

    08 Oct 2020
    Virtual History Conference to mark the centenary of the Terence MacSwiney and the Cork Men’s Gaol Hunger Strike

    The public is invited to log onto a three-day online centenary conference exploring the events leading up to the death of patriot Lord Mayor of Cork, Terence MacSwiney and the Cork Men’s Gaol Hunger Strike.

    Hosted by UCC, and funded by Cork City Council and the Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht, the virtual event has been organised to mark the centenary of the hunger strike of Irish republicans in Brixton Prison and Cork Men’s Gaol.

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  • Taoiseach visits UCC's Tyndall National Institute

    02 Oct 2020
    Taoiseach visits UCC's Tyndall National Institute

    Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD recently visited University College Cork's Tyndall National Institute, one of Europe’s leading ICT research centres. During the visit, the Taoiseach spoke with some of Tyndall’s award-winning PhD students and researchers about the impact of their work. The focus of the visit was a discussion on the ambitious expansion of Tyndall and the official opening of the new Electron Beam Lithography Lab, which is unique in Ireland. The capabilities of the lab allows us to rapidly transition from fundamental research, to prototype and manufacture with industry. This is a critical enabler for the high-tech industry in Ireland.

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  • UCC awarded significant HCI 3 funding

    05 Oct 2020
    UCC awarded significant HCI 3 funding

    Huge boost for Cork’s pharma and health tech future

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  • UCC Nursing & Midwifery and Dental Schools awarded for equality work

    29 Sep 2020
    UCC Nursing & Midwifery and Dental Schools awarded for equality work
    Two Schools in University College Cork’s College of Medicine & Health have earned Athena SWAN awards.
     
    The UK-based Higher Education agency AdvanceHE today announced the conferring of the awards on the School of Nursing & Midwifery and the Dental School & Hospital. The announcement follows news earlier this year of the conferring of an award on the School of Public Health, bringing to eight the number of School-level awards in UCC.

     

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  • IMPORTANT: New Academic term update

    25 Sep 2020
    IMPORTANT: New Academic term update

    Following a Government direction this afternoon, UCC, along with all universities in the country, will introduce enhanced public health protection measures from Monday, 28 September 2020.

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  • UCC prepares for its new academic term

    24 Sep 2020
    UCC prepares for its new academic term

    A community charter, a joint social media campaign with the Student Union, and a COVID-19 safety support team are among the initiatives University College Cork has planned as the new academic term commences next week.  

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