Archive for floods

Australian Campuses, Swamped for a Week by Heavy Flooding, Prepare to Reopen

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 18 January 2011 by Steve

“Four Australian universities are scraping out mud and picking up debris this week after heavy flooding in the northeastern state of Queensland shut down some of the universities’ campuses. The Queensland government declared three-quarters of the state a disaster zone …” (more)

[Chronicle of Higher Education, 17 January]

ESB not aware of likely damage to Cork city from dam waters

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 6 February 2010 by Steve

“The ESB has insisted it was not aware of the likely damage to Cork city when it released more than 520 cubic metres of water per second from the Inniscarra dam in November last year …” (more)

[Fiachra O Cionnaith, Irish Examiner, 6 February]

Consultants to advise college on flood measures

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 5 February 2010 by Steve

“Consultants have been appointed to advise University College Cork (UCC) on future flood proofing measures, an Oireachtas committee was told last night as it began a fact-finding tour of flood ravaged areas …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 5 February]

Flooded art gallery now dry and high

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 23 January 2010 by Steve

“President Mary McAleese yesterday praised those who had restored a prestigious art gallery two months after it was flooded. The Lewis Glucksman Gallery at University College Cork was officially reopened to the public yesterday by the President after it was damaged in some of the worst flooding in recent memory …” (more)

[Olivia Kelleher, Independent, 23 January]

Glucksman Gallery reopens after floods

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 23 January 2010 by Steve

“President Mary McAleese yesterday paid tribute to the staff at the Glucksman Gallery at University College Cork for their efforts in saving valuable works of Irish art, when she reopened the gallery after extensive damage in the November floods …” (more)

[Irish Times, 23 January]

Floods @ UCC

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 22 January 2010 by Steve

“Glucksman spokesperson (Morning Ireland) oft proclaims surprise at flood damage. Anyone else go to UCC & find it completely unsurprising?” (tweet)

[Rossa McMahon, Twitter, 22 January]

After the deluge, Glucksman re-opens

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 19 January 2010 by Steve

“Sunshine may follow rain, but it has taken eight long weeks before the director of Cork’s Lewis Glucksman Gallery saw anything to be sunny about. Many people will remember the newspaper pictures and TV footage of Fiona Kearney standing in the UCC gallery, which at one point was under 10 feet of water …” (more)

[Claire O’Sullivan, Irish Examiner, 19 January]