Archive for UCC

College backs down from conferring fees threat

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 23 March 2011 by Steve

“UCC has finally agreed to back down from the threat of a €65 fee to be levied on graduating students of the college, after the university’s finance committee discussed the issue Mon. night and decided against introducing the hotly opposed fee …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 23 March]

Graduation fees at UCC ruled out this year

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 23 March 2011 by Steve

“Controversial graduation fees will not be introduced at University College Cork (UCC) this year …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 23 March]

Barack Obama officially invited to Cork

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“US President Barack Obama has been officially invited to Cork to launch a lecture series at UCC in honour of one of his heroes – anti-slavery champion Frederick Douglass …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 22 March]

UCC link to Singapore

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“University College Cork (UCC) has created a new full-year programme for students in connection with Nanyang Business School at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in association with the Farmleigh Fellowship …” (more)

[Herald, 22 March]

Obama urged to visit Cork and unveil monument to ex-slave

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 19 March 2011 by Steve

“President Barack Obama may take a detour to University College Cork to honour a former African-American slave when he visits Ireland in May. Mr Obama has received appeals from both sides of the Atlantic to inaugurate a monument to the former slave Frederick Douglass, who was an abolitionist, writer and statesman …” (more)

[Lara Marlowe, Irish Times, 19 March]

Remarkable Trees

Posted in Life with tags , on 15 March 2011 by Steve

“National Tree Week came to an end in Ireland last weekend and to celebrate, some pictures of trees from the main campus of University College Cork …” (more)

[Eoin Lettice, Communicate Science, 14 March]

UCC spin-out signs $10m Deal with US company

Posted in research with tags on 14 March 2011 by Steve

“A high-tech firm that was spun out of University College Cork has signed a $10 million (€7.3 million) licensing deal with a large US company. Glantreo will supply silica based materials to the company, which specialises in chromatography, the chemical technique for separating mixtures …” (more)

[Dick O’Brien, Sunday Business Post, 13 March]