2007 Press Releases
|21.12.2006||Governing Body of UCC appoints incoming UCC President|
|08.01.2007||Internationally-Renowned Poet to deliver Annual Yeats Lecture at UCC|
|09.01.2007||"Whence and Whither the Weather? - The World's Changing Climate"|
|12.01.2007||UCC Commerce Conference 2007 Celebrates 25th Silver Jubilee|
|15.01.2007||University College Cork (UCC) launches DVD for second level students|
|16.01.2007||AONTAS Festival - "Celebrating Lifelong Learning in UCC"|
|19.01.2007||Dr Deirdre Madden, BL to chair Commission on Patient Safety and Quality Assurance|
|19.01.2007||The Cork School of Medicine: A History by Professor Denis O'Sullivan|
|19.01.2007||MEng Accreditation for UCC's BEng Process & Chemical Engineering Degree by IChemE|
|19.01.2007||"The Nuclear Power Debate; Fact and Fiction", Public Lecture|
|23.01.2007||National Elec Eng Quiz, 27 January|
|24.01.2007||IBEC presents Export Orientation Programme (EOP) to UCC language students|
|23.01.2007||UCC Lecture to honour Folklorist|
|25.01.2007||Succeeding Generations - UCC Seminar, 31 January|
|25.01.2007||"Renewable Energy - Can it Make a Significant Contribution to Ireland's Energy needs?"|
|25.01.2007||What Food can Teach Us - Public Forum, 30 January|
|25.01.2007||Award winning catalogues for Boole Library, UCC|
|26.01.2007||Launch of Association of Research Contract Staff (ARCS) - UCC|
|26.01.2007||UCC selected by the Carnegie Foundation for New Programme to Improve Graduate Education|
|30.01.2007||Graduate Entry Programmes in Medicine - Announcement by Minister|
|30.01.2007||UCC's Careers Service hosts the 2007 Postgraduate Studies Exhibition|
|31.01.2007||Cork Students Win Top Prize in National Elec Engineering Quiz|
|01.02.2007||International Aid Worker to deliver lecture at UCC, 9 February|
|05.02.2007||"Cancer Facts and Fables" - UCC Public Lecture, 7 February|
|05.02.2007||Trade Ethics Consultant for UCC Leadership Programme|
|02.02.2007||Computing: Is the answer in the quantum world?, 15 February|
|06.02.2007||"The Effects of Exposure to Low Level Ionising Radiation" - Public Lecture, 14 February|
|06.02.2007||UCC hosts Public Lecture on World Art & Contemporary Art History, 15 February|
|06.02.2007||University College Cork (UCC) launches Programme to Train Professional Planners|
|07.02.2007||China - Life in the Middle Kingdom - Public Lecture Series|
|08.02.2007||UCC student awarded medal for first place in Leaving Cert Physics|
|15.02.2007||The Search for Ireland's Giant Turtles - BBC Documentary, 18 February|
|15.02.2007||"Ireland in the Second Half of the Age of Oil" - Public Lecture at UCC, 21 February|
|16.02.2007||International Cultures Week at UCC - 20-22 February|
|19.02.2007||Cool Waters Wins Best Irish Cover Design|
|19.02.2007||UCC Celebrates Year of the Golden Pig , 19 February|
|22.02.2007||"Autism and the Battle of the Sexes", Public Lecture|
|22.02.2007||Inaugural Lecture Series at UCC|
|22.02.2007||Launch of the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights at UCC, 27 February|
|26.02.2007||Evening Law Degree (BCL) at UCC - Information Session|
|26.02.2007||Learning Partnerships for Social Inclusion: Major New UCC Study|
|27.02.2007||Proud Day for UCC Students and Graduates at Annual Prizegiving Ceremony|
|27.02.2007||Calling Contract Researchers at UCC|
|28.02.2007||Mercy University Hospital (MUH) first in Cork with Prescriber's Guide!|
|01.03.2007||Presentation on Car Sharing Scheme in Cork City, 6 March|
|01.03.2007||Exciting Initiative for Speciality Food Producers at University College Cork (UCC)|
|01.03.2007||Pathway to Healthier Lifestyle for UCC Staff|
|02.03.2007||CELTFEST '07 at UCC, 5-8 March|
|02.03.2007||"Animal Venom" - Public Lecture, 7 March|
|06.03.2007||Debating the Big Issues - Public Lecture by Senator David Norris|
|06.03.2007||UCC Students to represent Ireland at US Conference|
|06.03.2007||Launch of SCENARIO - New Applied Drama and Theatre Journal|
|08.03.2007||Launch of Cork Online Law Review|
|08.03.2007||"Eyes or Ears? On Science's Sense of the Divine" - Public Lecture, 14 March|
|08.03.2007||The Year of the Golden Pig - Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection|
|08.03.2007||The President's Presentation to staff of UCC|
|09.03.2007||Electrical Engineering Open Day 2007, 23 March|
|13.03.2007||Offer An Opinion on Irish Competitiveness|
|13.03.2007||Public Consultations on Law Reform, 30 April|
|13.03.2007||UCC hosts Public Lecture on Modern Architecture and Contemporary Art History|
|20.03.2007||Ronan Daly Jermyn Supports Business Law Scholarship at UCC|
|20.03.2007||"Life, Consciousness and Gaia: Reflections on the Work of James Lovelock"|
|21.03.2007||Launch of Bridging the Gap 2006 Report, 20 March|
|21.03.2007||Public debate on the French presidential election 2007|
|22.03.2007||UCC's Centre for Adult Continuing Education hosts Open Evening, 28 March|
|22.03.2007||"Eugenics: From Social Policy to Race Cleansing Under the Third Reich", Public Lecture|
|23.03.2007||Future Directions for Youth Work in Ireland - UCC Seminar|
|26.03.2007||Open Day at UCC - 20 April 2007|
|27.03.2007||William C. Haines Dairy Science Award for Professor Paul Ross|
|27.03.2007||Science For All Competition, 4 April|
|28.03.2007||Cork Campus Radio 97.4FM wins Oxygen S-Media Award|
|28.03.2007||Launch of three new China Programmes at University College Cork (UCC)|
|28.03.2007||Dermot Gleeson Appointed Chairman of UCC's Governing Body|
|05.04.2007||€8.5 Million Boost to Knowledge Economy announced at UCC|
|16.04.2007||Prestigious Award for UCC Scholar|
|17.04.2007||Gastroenterologists gather in Killarney for Bi-annual Conference|
|19.04.2007||Access Programme Easter School, 23-27 April|
|19.04.2007||The future of Coastal Management - UCC Conference|
|23.04.2007||Students WISE up at University College Cork (UCC)|
|23.04.2007||Public Lecture on German Art & Modernism at UCC, 2 May|
|23.04.2007||Conference on Criminal Justice and Human Rights at UCC, 3 May|
|24.04.2007||Minister for Foreign Affairs launches University College Cork (UCC) degree|
|26.04.2007||UCC Sports Star Awards 2006/2007|
|27.04.2007||'Design for All' Competition: Electrical and Electronic Engineering students win the top prize|
|30.04.2007||Leading Academic to deliver Public Lecture at UCC|
|30.04.2007||Acclaimed Mexican Poets Visit UCC|
|30.04.2007||UCC marks the 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome|
|01.05.2007||Exciting opportunities for UCC's BSc Government Degree Students|
|01.05.2007||Revision Course for Leaving Certificate Chemistry Students|
|02.05.2007||UCC Hosts Conference on Criminal Justice and Human Rights|
|02.05.2007||World leaders in Coastal Governance convene in UCC|
|08.05.2007||Success for UCC in "Irish Universities Promoting Science" Postgraduate Competition|
|08.05.2007||Eminent Academic addresses Southern Radiological Society Meeting|
|08.05.2007||Forensic Radiography Conference at UCC|
|09.05.2007||€1.7million Grant for Obstetrics and Gynaecological Research Project|
|09.05.2007||Salters' Festival of Chemistry at University College Cork (UCC)|
|09.05.2007||Publication by UCC academics examines social movement activity in Ireland|
|10.05.2007||Schools Competition at UCC Promotes History Awareness|
|10.05.2007||Crystal Dáil-gazing: 2007 General Election prediction competition|
|14.05.2007||UCC Students Raise €20,000 in Support of the Rose Project|
|14.05.2007||Funding for UCC's Health Services Research PhD Scholar Programme|
|15.05.2007||Codes and Cryptography - UCC Workshop|
|16.05.2007||Irish Companies to benefit from UCC Initiative|
|17.05.2007||UCC launches its Irish Language Scheme, 17 May|
|18.05.2007||Social Work Development Unit (SWDU) launched at UCC|
|18.05.2007||Art, Religion and Science - One World: Three Perspectives - UCC Conference|
|21.05.2007||Professor Denis Lucey to join Irish Aid Hunger Task Force|
|22.05.2007||"Entrepreneurship, New Stakes, New Behaviours" - International Conference|
|22.05.2007||Writer, Frank O'Connor goes online|
|22.05.2007||Focus on Health - straight from the gut|
|23.05.2007||Skills @ Work Programme for second-level students at UCC|
|25.05.2007||"Inventors Grow in Schools" - novel initiative by UCC's Process & Chemical Engineering Department|
|25.05.2007||HONORARY CONFERRINGS 2007 - University College Cork|
|25.05.2007||UCC to host International China Conference , June 6th-8th|
|31.05.2007||Scoláireacht Uí Ríordáin 2007|
|31.05.2007||UCC to host the inaugural seminar of the Forum for the Co-operative Movement in Ireland|
|31.05.2007||New Members of Royal Irish Academy Enrolled|
|31.05.2007||Mothering Issues to be addressed at UCC Conference, June 9th|
|05.06.2007||Bridging the Gap 2007 Showcase|
|11.06.2007||Adjunct Professor Judge Bryan McMahon Appointed Judge of the High Court|
|14.06.2007||Combating infectious disease with probiotics|
|19.06.2007||As We See It: Pupils of St Patrick's Girls School Learn to See|
|19.06.2007||Exciting Initiative for Speciality Food Producers at University College Cork (UCC)|
|21.06.2007||First graduates of new degree programmes conferred at UCC, June 21st|
|22.06.2007||Summer Conferrings at UCC, June 22nd|
University College Cork (UCC) has achieved the status of cleanest third
level campus in Ireland according to new league tables published by
Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL).
Through a generous donation from Schering-Plough (Brinny) Co., the
research laboratory of the Clinical Practice Group in UCC's School of
Pharmacy has been equipped. The equipment includes two HPLC systems and
ancillary support materials and equipment.
The Tyndall National Institute, Ireland's largest Information and
Communications Technology (ICT) Research Centre, is to create 170
additional research positions as a result of a €50 million expansion
UCC's Environmental Research Institute (ERI) has been honoured with an
award for architectural excellence by the Royal Institute of British
Architects (RIBA). The Award is one of thirteen RIBA European
Awards announced by the RIBA.
Over 130 speakers from all over Europe, the United States, Canada and
Australia will gather at UCC next week (July 9th-12th) for the
Transatlantic Studies Association's annual conference.
In response to the growing number of multimedia companies in the
greater Cork area, the Technology Transfer Initiative (TTI) at UCC and
the Computer Science Department, UCC are launching an innovative
networking initiative on Thursday, July 5th.
This evening (July 5th 2007) will see the opening of two new exhibitions at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery. Gerhard Richter: Survey and Overtake, curated by RenŽ Zechlin and Matt Packer.
The Counselling and Health Studies Unit, UCC is pleased to host the
2007 International Association for Counselling (IAC) conference which
runs from July 9th-13th.
Primary school teachers attending a summer school in UCC were recently
introduced to a highly successful and innovative way of teaching
science to young children with the aid of puppets.
From July 9th to August 3rd 2007, the Faculty of Law, UCC, in cooperation with Franklin Pierce Law Centre in New Hampshire, are hosting the third annual e-Law Summer Institute (eLSI).
Planning a vibrant rural economy in the 21st century will be the focus for discussion at the International Farm Management Association (IFMA) World Congress taking place in UCC next week.
Exciting new research findings on the evolution of imprinted genes
conducted by SFI-funded scientist Dr Charles Spillane and his PhD
student Sylvia Laoueille-Duprat have just been published in the world's
top scientific journal Nature.
UCC graduate, Dr Patricia Kearney has been awarded The Paul Beeson
Fellowship to become the first ever recipient of the award outside of
the United States of America (USA).
Henry Ford & Son, Limited will continue their support of University
College Cork’s (UCC’s) annual Alumni Achievement Awards by sponsoring
the 2007 Awards Programme.
Scientists at UCC believe that the death of the turtle found off
Ballycotton was caused by the turtle mistaking a plastic bag for jellyfish.
UCC Marine Scientists, Dr Tom Doyle and Luke Harmon are conducting
research into a leatherback turtle found dead in Irish waters on July 24th 2007.
Scientists at the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC), based in
University College Cork (UCC) and Teagasc's Moorepark Food Research
Centre, are researching a new treatment to combat the increasing
incidences of hospital acquired diarrhoea which has become a major
problem in hospitals, nursing homes and facilities for the elderly.
The Faculty of Science at UCC runs an Annual Public Lecture Series
organised by Professor William Reville, Public Awareness of Science
Officer at UCC and Irish Times Columnist.
This summer sees 58 science and engineering students from around the
world taking part in research projects in UCC through the Undergraduate
Research Experience & Knowledge Award (UREKA) programme.
UCC's Department of Food Business & Development has in the past two
years developed a unique MSc programme in Rural Development jointly
with Mekelle University in Ethiopia.
Lewis Glucksman Gallery celebrates 200,000 visitors with the announcement of more tours.
Dr Peter Herrmann has
been invited as Academic Advisor of the Social Policy Research Centre,
National Taiwan University.
Professor Anita Maguire, Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and
Director of the Analytical and Biological Chemistry Research Facilty
(ABCRF) at UCC is to lead a research team for the development of a new
Mr Joseph Carey, Managing Director RE/MAX Cork & County
auctioneers, recently announced his continued sponsorship of the
MultiText Project in History - Phase IV (2007-2009).
Each year the Institute of Physics in Ireland (IoPI) awards the
Earnshaw Prize to the undergraduate student who presents the best final
year physics project in Irish third level institutions.
Following the recent European Universities Debating Championships,
University College Cork (UCC) has climbed to 4th in the newly released
world rankings, behind only the illustrious institutions of Oxford
University, Cambridge University and the University of St Andrews.
Exploring the reception of earlier Greek and Roman literature in the
ancient novels and the way in which reception shapes the novels'
content, structure and style is the subject for discussion at a KYKNOS
conference to be held in UCC next week.
UCC's School of Pharmacy and Campbell Informatics have entered into a
2-year EI-sponsored Innovative Partnership Project, effective August
We find it on chairs, stuck under desks, on pavements or stuck to our
shoes. Chewing gum is sticky - and it does not degrade readily. This leads to increased cleaning costs for our local authorities.
A team of international scientists have succeeded in satellite tagging
two ocean sunfish off the coast of Dingle. Dr Tom Doyle, Coastal and Marine Resource Centre, UCC together with Dr
John Houghton of the University of Wales Swansea and other researchers
from both Wales and Germany spent over two weeks studying the movements
of sunfish off Smerwick harbour on the Dingle peninsula in Co. Kerry.
Recent studies have shown that 1 in 100 people suffer from Coeliac
disease (CD) worldwide. Such a rate establishes CD as one of the most
common food intolerances and CD is more common in Ireland than anywhere
else in the world.
UCC's Department of Epidemiology and Public Health hosts the joint
meeting of the Society for Social Medicine and the International
Epidemiological Association (European Federation) from September
12th-14th in UCC.
Almost 500 students graduated today (September 10th 2007) on the first day of UCC's week-long Autumn Conferring Ceremonies.
Conferring ceremonies continued today (September 11th 2007) at
UCC with 516 undergraduate and postgraduate
students graduating from the Colleges of Business & Law and
Science, Engineering & Food Science.
Conferring ceremonies continued today (September 12th 2007) at UCC with
509 undergraduate and postgraduate students graduating from the College
of Science, Engineering & Food Science and College of Arts, Celtic
Studies & Social Sciences.
Kaveh Hosseini, a PhD student at University College Cork (UCC) and Tyndall
National Institute, has been awarded the inaugural Outstanding Research
Publication Award for doctoral students by the Microelectronic Industry
Design Association (MIDAS Ireland).
Conferring ceremonies continued today (September 13th 2007) at UCC with
515 undergraduate students graduating from the College of Arts, Celtic
Studies & Social Sciences.
The Centre for Adult Continuing Education is pleased to present a newly
augmented range of short courses for the academic year 2007/2008.
The Third Irish Family Business Conference, organised by the John C.
Kelleher Family Business Centre, UCC, takes place on October 19th, 2007
in Hayfield Manor Hotel.
University College Cork (UCC) hosts Orientation 2007 for First Year students from September 17th-21st 2007.
Conferring ceremonies concluded today (September 14th 2007) at UCC with
463 undergraduate and postgraduate students graduating from the College
of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences.
The Department of Hispanic Studies at UCC is delighted to announce that
it has recently expanded its academic role by becoming the Examining
Centre in Cork for the Instituto Cervantes.
A major international conference on mobile and wireless networking will
be jointly hosted in Cork by UCC and CIT from September 19th to 21st.
UCC today (September 18th 2007) became the first Irish university to
offer a specialised course in Energy Engineering when Mr Eamon Ryan,
Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources launched
the new BE Degree in Energy Engineering.
How Information Technology (IT) can make buildings smarter was among
the topics for discussion at the recent colloquium on "Innovation in
Construction" hosted by UCC's Department of Civil & Environmental
Professor Tom Cotter of UCC’s Biochemistry Department has been awarded €1.65m for research into eye disease.
Professor Tom Cross, Department of Zoology, Ecology and Plant Science
UCC was this week (September 19th 2007) presented with a Beaufort
award in Fish Population Genetics.
Valerie Cummins, Director of the Coastal and Marine Resources Centre (CMRC),
UCC and Professor Gavin Burnell, Director of the Aquaculture and
Fisheries Development Centre (AFDC), UCC were this week (September 19th 2007) presented with a Beaufort award for research into an ecosystems
approach to fisheries management.
"Issues in financial exclusion and overindebtedness in Ireland: Current
and Recent Research" is the title of a one-day seminar being organised
by the Centre for Co-operative Studies, UCC.
The Centre for Adult Continuing Education, UCC will present awards to
the 1,000 adult learners who have successfully completed Adult
Continuing Education Certificates and Diplomas at an award ceremony
UCC's School of Pharmacy has announced the launch of a two-year
distance learning Masters in Pharmaceutical Technology and Quality
UCC's Open Day for Schools will take place on Saturday, October 13th from 10am to 3.30pm.
The future of medicine is one of the topics for discussion at a major
UCC conference taking place on Friday next, October 12th at UCC. The Conference, hosted by the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC), is
part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of Mercy University Hospital
(MUH). Over 150 participants are expected to hear presentations by key
national and international speakers.
Sraith de chainteanna atá á heagrú ag Roinn na Nua-Ghaeilge i gColáiste
na hOllscoile Corcaigh i gcomhar le Raidió na Gaeltachta agus ag
Comhairle Chontae Chorcaí i gcuimhne ar an bhfile Seán Ó Ríordáin a
fuair bás tríocha bliain ó shin.
Nine award-winning Chinese films will be shown at UCC by the Institute
of Chinese Studies, one every Wednesday, starting on October 10th.
Where Finbarr Taught: A Concise History of Queen's/University College Cork 1845-2006 spans the history of University College Cork (UCC) from 1845 to 2006. Written by John A. Murphy, this authoritative and engaging history of the University over a 161-year period, examines fresh aspects of a familiar and much loved campus.
The award-winning Lewis Glucksman Gallery today (Friday, October 12th
2007) celebrates its third birthday with the announcement that is has
been selected as one of 1001 architectural masterpieces worldwide in a
forthcoming book by architecture expert, Mark Irving.
The Equality Personnel and the Student Unions in all seven Universities
across Ireland have teamed up to hold a photography competition for
staff and students (separate categories) to mark the European Year of
Equal Opportunities for All.
Adjunct Professor of Law and Judge of the High Court, the Honourable
Justice Paul Carney, delivered his second lecture on 'The Role of the
Victim in the Criminal Process' to the Centre for Criminal Justice and
Human Rights and the Faculty of Law at UCC on Wednesday, October 10th
UCC's College of Medicine and Health and the Bon Secours Hospital Cork signed an Agreement on Thursday, October 11th 2007.
Well-known writer and broadcaster, David Crystal returns to UCC later
this month to give a public lecture on "The Future of Englishes".
Conference delegates from all over Ireland will gather at the Third
Irish Family Business Conference on Friday morning next (October 19th
2007). This conference, hosted by UCC's John C. Kelleher Family
Business Centre in partnership with Ulster Bank, will address issues
relating to the transfer to the next generation.
Professor Mary McCaffrey, Biochemistry Department, is a co-author on a
paper in the current issue of the prestigious journal, Development Cell
(Caswell, PT et al., 13, 496-510 (2007).
How the quality of life for the elderly can be improved will be the one
of the topics for discussion when over 400 delegates, including 130
occupational therapy students from across Europe, gather at UCC today
(October 18th 2007).
Friday, October 19th 2007 was an historic day for University College
Cork (UCC) and the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) as sixteen
graduates received their MSc in Biomedical Science parchments in a
joint awards ceremony.
Radical changes in the law concerning the rights of patients in mental health centres have been made with the full implementation of the Mental Health Act 2001, the main substance of which came into force on 1st November last. The topic of mental health and human rights will be the focus for discussion at a seminar in UCC.
UCC has announced the establishment of an annual lecture series in honour of Cork’s most celebrated writer, Frank O’Connor.
Dr. Michael Murphy highlighted the significant contribution the University makes to the economic, social and cultural development of the region. He emphasised the crucial importance of partnerships between the University and a broad range of stakeholders in the region.
A conference on child protection and welfare social work takes place today (Friday, October 26th 2007) in University College Cork. Child protection and welfare is one of the largest sectors of social work practice and it has undergone rapid legislative, policy and practice development over the last fifteen years in a context of greater cultural and ethnic diversity.
Professor Neil Collins, Department of Government, UCC has been elected
as President of the Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI),
the professional body for political scientists, at its recent AGM.
The combined Departments of Irish at UCC in conjunction with the Irish
Texts Society will hold their Ninth Annual One-Day Seminar on Saturday,
November 10th at UCC.
Beyond the country has just opened in UCC's Glucksman Gallery. This
exhibition presents historic and contemporary artistic representations
of the land.
Ireland is ranked 22nd in the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) maintaining its performance over recent years.
UCC has won two awards in the 2007 Cork City Centre Better Building Awards.
Two UCC sporting heroes will be honoured today (Monday, November 5th
2007) when Memorial Scholarships in their memory are launched. UCC
students, Jason Foley and Jonathan Herlihy, who died tragically, were
at the pinnacle of their sporting careers when they lost their lives.
Pulizer Prize Winning Novelist, Richard Ford will deliver the inaugural
Frank O'Connor Lecture at UCC on Tuesday next, November 13th at 5pm in
Boole II Lecture Theatre.
Are you a budding biologist who is considering biological science as a
career option? If so, come along to UCC next Monday evening,
November 12th, and hear five graduates describe their different routes to
The National Academy for Integrating Research and Teaching and Learning
(NAIRTL) together with the Irish Universities Quality Board (IUQB) will
host a conference in UCC on Friday 9th and Saturday
10th November 2007.
On Monday, November 12th 2007 the students and staff of UCC will re-enact the Treaty Debates of 1922. Known as "This Treaty", the
dramatisation is set in the aftermath of the signing of the Anglo Irish
treaty in 1921, which was signed to bring the Irish war of independence
to an end.
Science Week 2007 runs from November 11th-18th this year with "Surrounded by Science" as its main theme.
UCC Security Services shave for charity! The sponsored
headshave, in aid of Marymount Hospice, took place on the UCC campus today (Thursday, November 8th 2007).
The Cork University Dental School and Hospital (CUDSH) will become the
first school outside of Dublin to offer recognised specialist
orthodontic training with the official opening of the new Postgraduate
The International Education Office, UCC, in conjunction with The Irish
Council for International Students (ICOS), is pleased to host "Diverse
Voices: International Students in Irish Higher Education" - An
International Students' Forum.
James MacGuill graduated from UCC with a BCL in 1983 and qualified as a solicitor in 1986.
University College Cork (UCC) and the Tyndall National Institute have
received €20 million for cutting edge research in a number of key
University College Cork (UCC) and Shanghai University have announced the establishment of the UCC Confucius Institute.
To honour the memory of Ireland's first carillonneur, Staf Gebruers, an
annual Staf Gebruers Memorial Lecture and Student Award has been
established in association with the Department of Music, UCC, and
generously sponsored by Cobh man, Tom Jago and his wife Ann.
The second meeting of the Hunger Task Force, launched by the Irish
Government in September 2006, took place in UCC on Friday last,
The Chancellor of the NUI, Dr Garret FitzGerald recently presented the
Dr Andrew Cottey of UCC's Department of Government has recently been
renewing some quite ancient ties between Ireland and another small
state located on Europe's western periphery - Iceland.
Jenny Finney Boylan, Professor of Creative Writing at Colby College in
Maine will read from her best-selling memoir "She's Not There" on
Tuesday next, November 27th at 12 noon in Boole II Lecture.
The John C. Kelleher Family Business Centre, UCC will host a Family
Business Network Ireland event on Wednesday, December 12th 2007 at
6.30pm in the Council Room at UCC.
As Ireland begins to debate the EU Reform Treaty in advance of next
year's referendum, it is becoming clear that a 'no' vote here will halt
progress towards 'an ever closer union'.
Several Irish people who have served in leadership roles in the
European Union told a session of the National Forum On Europe in UCC today (Friday, November 23rd 2007) that Ireland
has had extraordinary influence in the European Union.
The Seventh Annual UCC Student Law Society Conference will take place
on Thursday, November 29th, in Áras na Mac Léinn, UCC from 10am to
"Protecting Migrant Children in Ireland: Models of Guardianship" is the
title of a one-day conference to be hosted by UCC's Centre for Criminal
Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR) and the Irish Refugee Council.
Mr Thomas Hammarberg, Human Rights Commissioner for the Council of
Europe, will visit UCC's Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights
(CCJHR), Faculty of Law on Wednesday, November 28th.
UCC has announced the launch of a lecture series in Sport. The first
lecture titled "Building Successful Teams" will be delivered by Jack
Charlton to an invited audience of UCC staff and community partners this evening,
Tuesday, November 27th 2007.
General (retired) John de Chastelain will today Monday (December 3rd
2007) present a lecture to the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human
Rights (CCJHR), Faculty of Law, UCC on "Decommissioning and the
Northern Ireland Peace Process: 1994-2007."
Cancer is a major health issue world-wide and cancer research is a high
priority in modern science. UCC has a large interdisciplinary research
cluster in cancer that includes investigators from the College of
Science Engineering and Food Science and the College of Medicine and
A sponsored head shave, by 28 members of the UCC Security Section
(including one female member), took place on November 8th in aid of
The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT), UCC and Enterprise Ireland
(EI) are hosting a workshop at UCC tomorrow (Wednesday, December 5th
John Gray, “one of the world's most prominent political thinkers”
(American Political Science Association), will give the inaugural
lecture at the MA in Politics Visiting Speaker Series tomorrow
(Wednesday December 5th 2007) at UCC.
"Why Politics Matters" is the title of a public lecture to be delivered
at UCC by Professor Gerry Stoker whose book: "Why Politics Matters" won
the Political Studies Association (PSA) of the UK's prize for the best
politics book of 2006.
President Mary McAleese recently named Dr Karen Keeshan as one of only
four winners of this year’s Science Foundation Ireland-funded President of Ireland Young Researcher Award
Outstanding achievers in the fields of arts, the judiciary, business
and medicine are to be honoured by UCC at the 2007 Alumni Achievement
Awards Ceremony, sponsored by Henry Ford & Son Limited, which
takes place this evening (Friday, December 7th 2007) at UCC.
The Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR), UCC announces
the launch of "Sexual Violence in Ireland: the criminal justice process
- a victim's guide" by Mary Crilly, Director, Sexual Violence Centre,
"University College Cork continues to attract students of the highest
calibre" said UCC President, Dr Michael Murphy when he presented
parchments to 73 Entrance Scholarship winners at a special awards
ceremony at UCC on Monday, December 10th 2007.
Winter conferring ceremonies commenced today (December 12th 2007) at
UCC with 375 undergraduate and postgraduate students graduating from
the College of Business & Law, College of Science, Engineering
& Food Science and College of Medicine & Health.
Winter conferring ceremonies continued today (December 13th 2007) at
UCC with 433 undergraduate and postgraduate students graduating from
the College of Business & Law and the College of Arts, Celtic
Studies & Social Sciences.
One of UCC's key strategic partners in China, Beijing Technology and
Business University (BTBU), recently visited UCC. The high level
delegation was led by BTBU President, Professor Shen Yu, and consisted
of three other professors.
UCC graduate, Clare O'Gorman has been presented with a bursary of
€2,000 by Centocor Biologics Ireland. Clare, who was conferred with an
MSc at the UCC Winter Conferring Ceremonies was awarded the bursary for
her high academic achievement in the MSc Biotechnology.
UCC researchers have been awarded €2.8 million for research on networked embedded systems (NEMBES).
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