2016 Press Releases

  • Climate change resolutions?

    06 Jan
    Climate change resolutions?

    Following the climate change conference in Paris in December maybe it's time to help save the earth by reducing our carbon foot-print in 2016?  See round-up of media coverage of UCC's participation in COP21 below.

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  • UCC receives 30% of new SFI research fund

    12 Jan
    UCC receives 30% of new SFI research fund

    University College Cork received €8,682,332 or 30% of the €28.8m for funding research infrastructure as announced by Ministers Bruton and English and the SFI today (Tuesday 12 Jan).  UCC researchers are leading or involved in eight of the 21 chosen projects.

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  • 1916 events at UCC

    27 Jan
    1916 events at UCC

    The School of History at University College Cork will host a major conference this weekend on 'The Rising of Poets and Playwrights?  The Arts and the 1916 Rising.'  Admission is free and all are welcome.

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  • Pat McCabe to talk site-specific theatre

    08 Feb
    Pat McCabe to talk site-specific theatre

    Author and playwright Pat McCabe will deliver a talk this Wednesday evening on his experience of being sent to live in a mansion on the edge of Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan for a month in 2014, tasked with writing an original television play set in the location. 

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  • Shakespeare and love

    12 Feb
    Shakespeare and love

    William Shakespeare has long been associated with love. His poem “Venus and Adonis”, about the goddess of love and her ill-fated infatuation with a beautiful youth, was one of the great literary successes of the Tudor era, and the popularity of Romeo and Juliet has helped ‘Romeo’ to become shorthand for a passionate lover or sweetheart. 

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  • UCC at the Oscars

    26 Feb
    UCC at the Oscars

    In an extraordinary year for the Irish film industry UCC alum, John Crowley, was up for a ‘best picture’ award for the film 'Brooklyn' at the Academy Awards ceremony last night.

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  • App to ePrePP students for professional practice

    26 Sep
    App to ePrePP students for professional practice

    Experts from medicine, nursing and pharmacy gathered in University College Cork for the Future Professional Practice - A Step in the Right Direction symposium, to discuss the use of digital tools to enhance inter-professional learning on clinical and practical placements for students. 

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  • Bovaird Report on Cork Local Government

    18 Oct
     Bovaird Report on Cork Local Government

    Following the publication (2015) of the report of the Cork Local Government Review Group (CLGRG) chaired by Mr A. Smiddy, UCC President Dr Michael Murphy received approaches from several directions to comment on the report and that of the minority group within the CLGRG - the latter members being UCC connected. President Murphy considered that since there had been no international representative on the CLGRG (in contrast to the usual review processes at UCC on matters of less public interest), it would be appropriate to seek international advice from an acknowledged expert on local authority governance.   

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  • UCC climate change experts

    01 Dec
    UCC climate change experts

    How are our birds and dolphins being affected by climate change? How can we help our farmers lessen the effects of our wet climate on their herds? These are just some of the questions that UCC experts can answer.

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  • Saint Patrick as a Mythic Figure

    16 Mar
    Saint Patrick as a Mythic Figure

    In the run up to St Patrick’s Day, especially in this centenary year commemorating the 1916 Rising, many people in Ireland and around the world will think of the day as a celebration of Ireland, Irish heritage, individual Irishness, national identity and pride.

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  • Teddy bear hospital reopens in UCC

    12 Apr
    Teddy bear hospital reopens in UCC

    Students from UCC's School of Medicine have reopened the College of Medicine and Health’s teddy bear hospital to diagnose and treat teddy bear patients with commonly used medical instruments and procedures.

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  • Why make a false confession?

    18 Apr
    Why make a false confession?

    You’ve just confessed to cheating in your UCC summer exams, knowing you’ll be expelled…But you’re innocent. So why confess? Gillian Murphy of the PsychSlam Organising Committee at UCC explores the topic. 

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  • UCC unveils George Boole bust

    25 Apr
    UCC unveils George Boole bust

    University College Cork will today (April 25) honour the legacy of its first Professor of Mathematics and the forefather of the Information Age, with the unveiling of the bust of George Boole.

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  • Double win for UCC at gradireland awards

    03 May
    Double win for UCC at gradireland awards

    UCC’s MEngSc Information Technology in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (ITinAEC) and MSc Information Systems for Business Performance (ISBP) have both been named Postgraduate Course of the Year, in Engineering and IT, respectively. 

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  • 1916 in 2016: An Unfinished Revolution?

    17 May
    1916 in 2016: An Unfinished Revolution?

    In this ‘decade of centenaries’, numerous commentators have defined the 1916 Rising from the perspective of ‘professional history’, confining their interpretations to political outcomes and scales of revolutionary violence.  

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  • UCC hosts ICT start-ups

    23 Jun
    UCC hosts ICT start-ups

    Europe’s top young entrepreneurs founded international tech start-ups in a UCC-led European Virtual Accelerator programme called EU-XCEL hosted by UCC this month. 

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  • Statement from Irish universities regarding UK Students and fees

    27 Jun
    Statement from Irish universities regarding UK Students and fees

    In the period of uncertainty following the recent UK referendum to leave the European Union, the Irish universities collectively wish to reassure all UK students currently enrolled in an Irish university that they will continue to enjoy the same conditions as other EU students regarding fees and contributions, for the duration of their degree.

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  • €9.3m research investment for UCC

    03 Aug
    €9.3m research investment for UCC

    Investigating the impact of escaped farmed salmon on wild Irish Atlantic salmon populations is one of five UCC projects which has been awarded €8.5m in Government funding today. A co-led project brings the UCC figure to €9.3m.

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  • Global Cities and Poor Choices: The Rio Olympics

    12 Aug
    Global Cities and Poor Choices: The Rio Olympics

    The French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre says ‘we are our choices’ and indeed, it would appear watching the Rio Olympics this week that the International Olympic Committee and the Brazilian government are living very much with consequences of their choices. 

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  • UCC helps 'blue' economy...

    28 Aug
    UCC helps 'blue' economy...

    Aware of the problems facing maritime industries as competition for space increases, a Norwegian seaweed company, SES, has been investigating the potential of moving their seaweed farms further offshore. 

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  • Op-ed: France’s burqini ban

    28 Aug
    Op-ed: France’s burqini ban

    The image of a Muslim woman being forced to disrobe her burqini has sent shockwaves around the world with much supportive and dissenting commentary, as Dr Amanullah De Sondy, Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Islam, UCC, discusses.

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  • Our Place: Community Art Projects at the Glucksman

    30 Sep
    Our Place: Community Art Projects at the Glucksman

    Back in 2014 Mike Fitzgibbon sent an email to University staff seeking donations to help out with a Christmas Day event for children living in direct provision.The email described the troubled living conditions of the children and the lack of resources, activities or enjoyment in their lives. 

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  • UCC to launch Equality Week

    14 Oct
    UCC to launch Equality Week

    UCC Students’ Union and UCC’s Equality Committee will host a series of events across campus every day next week (0ctober 17 – 21) for the University’s inaugural Equality Week.

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  • Dear Cork, I love you...

    18 Oct
    Dear Cork, I love you...

    When you grow up in a tiny town in northern America, where everyone knows everyone and nobody ever really leaves, the last place you expect to find yourself is Cork, Ireland. 

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  • Op-ed: President Trump and the new face of democracy in America

    09 Nov
    Op-ed: President Trump and the new face of democracy in America

    First Brexit, and now President Trump. In years to come, 2016 will be remembered as a watershed moment in the history of democracy. Political pundits shocked and alarmed by Trump’s victory have suggested that it spells the beginning of the end of Western democracy. I believe, instead, that it marks the opening of a new chapter characterised by both enormous risk and possibility.

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  • Revolution and reflection: UCC to celebrate Seán Ó Ríordáin

    10 Nov
    Revolution and reflection: UCC to celebrate Seán Ó Ríordáin

    Times have certainly changed since the legendary visit in the eighth century of the poet Anér mac Con Glinne to the monastery of Cork, close to where UCC is located today. As a reward for complaining of the miserly welcome he received, and for composing a satiric poem to that effect, he was beaten, ducked in the river Lee, and condemned to death on the orders of the abbot. Happily he managed to avoid the ultimate punishment, and things improved for him thereafter.

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  • Op-ed: Lady Gaga's transformation: Fandom, cakes and politics

    11 Nov
    Op-ed: Lady Gaga's transformation: Fandom, cakes and politics

    Joanne. The new album title alone has personal significance for Stefani Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga. Joanne is one of her middle names, and comes from an aunt on her father’s side who died of lupus long before Gaga was born. Her aunt Joanne is remembered, too, in the name of Gaga’s dad’s restaurant. 

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  • Op Ed: We should pay for climate change

    14 Nov
    Op Ed: We should pay for climate change

    Last week, Ireland formally ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change.  The international treaty, already ratified by 103 countries, aims to reduce global greenhouse emissions and to avoid dangerous temperature increases.

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  • A poem at Christmas

    16 Dec
    A poem at Christmas

    A slightly older contemporary of Seán Ó Ríordáin, who along with him fashioned the course of modern poetry in Irish, Máirtín Ó Direáin was born on Aran in 1910. 

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