2017 Press Releases

  • UCC celebrates John A's 90th

    18 Jan
    UCC celebrates John A's 90th

    The Community of University College Cork gathered in the University's Aula Maxima to celebrate the 90th Birthday of John A Murphy, Emeritus Professor of Irish History and University Historian.

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  • Statement: Proposed conference in UCC

    26 Jan
    Statement: Proposed conference in UCC

    The University Management Team at its meeting on the 16th January 2017 considered the matter of the proposed conference entitled ‘International Law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Responsibility and Exceptionalism’

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  • 'UCC's the best thing that's happened to me'

    25 Jan
    'UCC's the best thing that's happened to me'

    When I arrived in Ireland last September, alone on my first trip to Europe, I was reminded of how, as a young Muslim girl growing up in the State of Uttar Pradesh in India, I was always discouraged from travelling alone. Using public transport was prohibited because it would have exposed me to public gaze and increased the chances of harassment by strangers. My mobility was curbed for my own safety, I was told. 

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  • New UCC President takes up office

    01 Feb
    New UCC President takes up office

    Universities must have creative and innovative funding streams to support economic development in addition to state funding, according to the new President of University College Cork, Professor Patrick O’Shea.

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  • Statement: Proposed conference on Israel

    03 Feb
    Statement: Proposed conference on Israel

    The organising committee of the International Law and the State of Israel conference have informed UCC that they will host two of the three conference days in an off-campus location in Cork on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1. 

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  • Minister Coveney addresses students on Ireland 2040 plan

    24 Feb
    Minister Coveney addresses students on Ireland 2040 plan

    Simon Coveney, Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government today (February 24) sought the views of students and planning experts on the preparation of a strategic planning and development framework for Ireland between now and 2040 at the Planning Conference, held in the Glucksman Gallery, UCC.

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  • Rankings success for UCC

    08 Mar
    Rankings success for UCC

    UCC’s Schools of Nursing & Midwifery and Pharmacy & Pharmacology have been ranked in the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 published today (8/3/17). 

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  • Food, glorious food...

    08 Mar
    Food, glorious food...

    Food has always had complex and varied functions beyond simply being an item of sustenance or an item of pleasure according to UCC food historian Regina Sexton. 

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  • Was St Patrick married?

    09 Mar
    Was St Patrick married?

    St Patrick has been associated with snakes and shamrocks but the fact that he had a wife has largely been confined to the annals of history according to a UCC folklorist. 

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  • Let’s turn the world purple!

    19 May
    Let’s turn the world purple!

    World IBD Day is today (May 19). The Main Quadrangle in University College Cork, and many famous landmarks worldwide will be lit in purple to raise awareness about Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, which are inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).  

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  • Good news for UCC business education

    19 May
    Good news for UCC business education

    The Irish Management Institute (IMI), which merged with UCC in 2016, achieved 54th position globally and 25th in Europe in the customised programme ranking in the 2017 Financial Times Executive Education Rankings published this week.

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  • Op-Ed: ‘We are not that different from Saudi Arabia’

    12 Oct
    Op-Ed: ‘We are not that different from Saudi Arabia’

    The Unites States of America voted with Botswana, Barundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, China, India, Iraq, Japan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates against a UN Human Rights Council resolution which specifically condemned the death penalty as a punishment for consensual same-sex relations. This move has left many in the US specifically and the whole ‘Western’ world aghast.

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