2015 Press Releases

  • CCAE graduates win European innovation prize

    10 Dec
    CCAE graduates win European innovation prize

    Eoghan Horgan and Kieran Cremin, recent graduates of the Masters of Architecture at the Cork Centre for Architectural Education (CCAE), have been named as the winners of the European Association for Architectural Education Prize (EEAE) for Innovation. 

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  • ERI delegation heads to COP21

    30 Nov
    ERI delegation heads to COP21

    An Environmental Research Institute (ERI) delegation, led by Prof Brian Ó Gallachóir, is attending COP21 in Paris. Representatives from 195 countries will meet to reach a new international climate agreement. 

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  • Partnership aims to make pregnancy safer

    01 Oct
    Partnership aims to make pregnancy safer

    The INFANT Centre (Irish Centre for Foetal and Neonatal Translational Research) at University College Cork, Bioscreen Health, laya healthcare and IBM have launched the ‘LEANBH’ project in the Cork University Maternity Hospital today, designed to make pregnancy safer.

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  • #MeetUCC: Padraig O'Connor

    30 Jun
    #MeetUCC: Padraig O'Connor

    In the first edition of #MeetUCC, Commerce student and award-winning marketer Padraig O'Connor reflects on his UCC experience, the power of social media, the Super Bowl and doing what you love. 

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  • REACT gets underway at UCC

    23 Apr
    REACT gets underway at UCC

    A forum hosted in UCC has attracted representatives from over 20 third-level colleges throughout the country as part of the REACT (Responding to Excessive Alcohol Consumption in Third-level) project.

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  • The solar eclipse viewed from UCC

    20 Mar
    The solar eclipse viewed from UCC

    Cork experienced clearer skies than many parts of the country and UCC camera man Stephen Bean and William Bean captured perfectly in these videos the moment the moon passed in front of the sun. 

    UCC offers a BSc in Astrophysics  for those who have always harboured an interest in Astronomy and the Physics of the universe.  More http://physics.ucc.ie/?page_id=210

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  • Billions of benefits from Boole…

    04 Feb
    Billions of benefits from Boole…

    The co-founder of the world’s two largest electronic design automation companies and the former Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland are the guest speakers at the George Boole 200 Inaugural Lectures in UCC, Thursday 5 February, 6pm.

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  • 50,000 students ‘graduate’ from UCC

    13 Aug
    50,000 students ‘graduate’ from UCC

    The UCC Visitors’ Centre has two reasons to celebrate – its tenth birthday and reaching the milestone of 50,000 Primary School children from local and national schools having undertaken its pioneering Junior Conferring Programme.  

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  • €7.5m for APC research

    27 Nov
    €7.5m for APC research

    The APC Microbiome Institute at UCC is delighted to announce a €7.5m investment by Science Foundation Ireland and AbbVie for a five-year research collaboration in the area of Crohn’s disease.

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  • UCC helps local businesses

    25 Nov
    UCC helps local businesses

    University College Cork has announced that it is to provide a free service to local businesses to advertise temporary and part-time work in addition to launching a jobs portal for students seeking such positions.

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  • Cork life in 1916?

    23 Nov
    Cork life in 1916?

    What do the letters of 1916 reveal about life in Cork in that period?  Local communities around Ireland are invited to have their 1916 family letters digitised for posterity

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  • Boole celebrated at Chennai symposium

    20 Nov
    Boole celebrated at Chennai symposium

    UCC, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) and the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) today celebrated the enormous contributions made by George Boole to technological society at a day-long symposium at the IIT-M campus in Chennai.

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  • New book on Gay Byrne

    20 Nov
    New book on Gay Byrne

    It is no exaggeration to call Gay Byrne a colossus of Irish broadcasting according to UCC historian Dr Finola Doyle-O'Neill in her book The Gaybo Revolution - How Gay Byrne challenged Irish society. 

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  • Between a rock and a hard place..

    10 Nov
    Between a rock and a hard place..

    Geoscientific knowledge and understanding lies at the heart of many of the most critical societal issues that face us in the 21st century according to Professor Iain Stewart MBE, academic  and BBC presenter who will talk about this in UCC, 6.30pm Wednesday 11 Nov in Boole 4.

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  • UCC academics engineer success

    22 Oct
    UCC academics engineer success

    UCC academics Dr Edmond Byrne (School of Engineering) and Dr Gerard Mullally (Department of Sociology) have been awarded the Richard Trevithick Memorial Prize (2015) by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). 

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  • State funeral for Thomas Kent

    21 Sep
    State funeral for Thomas Kent

    It took 99 years for patriot Thomas Kent to receive the recognition he deserved - but his contribution to Irish freedom will be remembered following the State funeral in his home village in Castlelyons.

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  • Sounds from a Safe Harbour

    17 Sep
    Sounds from a Safe Harbour

    Science and music embrace one another as some of the world's most celebrated musicians and composers come face-to-face with the finest minds in neuroscience and physiology at ‘Playing Your Heart Out’. 

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  • Cork Local Government

    08 Sep
    Cork Local Government

    UCC looks forward to considering the report of the Cork Local Government Committee to see how the recommendations impact on the University and higher education in Cork generally.

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  • Former UCC VP chairs €12m bid

    01 Jul
    Former UCC VP chairs €12m bid

    Professor Grace Neville, former Vice-President for Teaching and Learning at UCC, has been chairing an international committee responsible for evaluating projects bidding for a total of €12 million in funding.

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  • Blackstone Charitable Foundation launches in Ireland

    01 Jul
    Blackstone Charitable Foundation launches in Ireland

    The Blackstone Charitable Foundation today announced the first international expansion of its campus entrepreneurship programme, Blackstone LaunchPad, to Ireland. Ireland becomes the seventh Blackstone LaunchPad region, following the U.S. states of Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Montana, and California.

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  • UCC to host live CAO Q&A

    22 Jun
    UCC to host live CAO Q&A

    Ahead of the CAO Change of Mind deadline (1 July), UCC is hosting a live online Q&A on Wednesday 24 June, from 3-4.30pm in partnership with the Irish Examiner and Pubble.

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  • UCC school presentation sweet like Raspberry Pi

    26 Jun
    UCC school presentation sweet like Raspberry Pi

    UCC President Dr Michael Murphy and Professor Barry O'Sullivan, Head of UCC's Department of Computer Science and Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, presented Raspberry Pi computers to the pupils of St. Michael's National School in Blackrock, Cork.

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  • Love and Marriage revisited

    10 Jun
    Love and Marriage revisited

    Dr Linda Connolly, Director of the Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century is Director of the Merriman Summer School 2015, the theme of which is Love and Marriage revisited.

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  • UCC sweeps board at FameLab 2015

    15 Apr
    UCC sweeps board at FameLab 2015

    Three UCC PhD students have wowed the judges at one of the world’s leading science communication competitions, as TY students prepare to follow suit using PechaKucha at 'PsychSlam' on 16 April 2015.

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  • Full steam ahead for UCC Beaufort

    03 Feb
    Full steam ahead for UCC Beaufort

    A construction milestone has been reached at UCC Beaufort in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork, where Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources Alex White T.D. recently performed a 'topping out' ceremony.

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  • Boole is brilliant...

    11 Feb
    Boole is brilliant...

    The celebrations of the George Boole bicentenary kicked off with the George Boole 200 Inaugural Lectures.  The media interest in the well-attended event is captured below on Storify.

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  • Operation Transformation for UCC

    03 Feb
    Operation Transformation for UCC

    UCC has officially launched its 2015 Operation Transformation initiative. Now in its third year, the programme has gone from strength to strength with 103 applications for the coveted nine leader positions. 

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  • Green thumbs up for UCC

    20 Jan
    Green thumbs up for UCC

    UCC’s efforts in the area of sustainability have resulted in the Universitas Indonesia (UI) Greenmetric World University Ranking awarding a second in the world ranking for the second year in a row.

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