2004 Press Releases

30 Nov 2004

University College Cork (UCC) marks World Aids Day

To mark World AIDS day, the Globalisation Research Group at UCC is hosting its first seminar on Friday 3 December next. Entitled "Ireland and the world - local and international perspectives on HIV and AIDS", the seminar will focus on the impacts of HIV-AIDS on communities at home and globally and strategies that are being adopted to mitigate these impacts.

Speakers will include Ms Maria Fitzgerald (Gorta and Dóchas - the umbrella group of Irish NGOs), Deirdre Seere (Cork Alliance for Sexual Health), Dr Ian Stephenson (Postdoctoral Fellow, The Centre for Sustainable Livelihoods, UCC), Eoghan McKernan (PhD candidate, The Centre for Sustainable Livelihoods, UCC).

The Globalisation Research Group comprises members of the Departments of Law, Food Business and Development, Education, Applied Psychology, Geography, Public Health & Epidemiology, and Applied Social Studies at UCC. The Group was set up to explore the potential for inter-disciplinary research and teaching on globalisation and issues relevant to development education at third level. The Group also hopes to foster co-operation with the NGO and state sectors.

In Autumn 2004, the Group received funding from Development Co-operation Ireland to support the fulfilment of its objectives through the organisation of a seminar series. This event is the first seminar in this series while others on the subjects of human rights and poverty/debt will follow during the year. The seminar takes place on Friday next, 3 December, from 1.30pm to 3.30pm, Room 2.44, O?Rahilly Building, UCC. Members of the public are invited to attend and admission is free.

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