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]

Ógra FF secretary quits in anti-gay row

Posted in Life with tags , , on 14 March 2011 by Steve

“The Ógra Fianna Fáil branch secretary in Micheál Martin’s own constituency has left the party and joined David Norris’s presidential election bid over the ‘bigoted’ anti-gay opinions of an ex-colleague …” (more)

[Fiachra Ó Cionnaith, Irish Examiner, 14 March]

IHL points deduction for UCC

Posted in Life with tags , on 12 March 2011 by Steve

“University College Cork’s off-field woes have continued with the news that they have been docked two women’s Irish Hockey League points for fielding an ineligible player …” (more)

[Alan Good, Southern Fried Hockey, 12 March]

Cork institutes win €4.8m scheme

Posted in teaching with tags , , on 11 March 2011 by Steve

“The Tyndall National Institute and Cork Institute of Technology have been awarded the joint co-ordination of a high-tech EU postgraduate training programme …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 11 March]

Nanotechnology pays big dividends

Posted in research with tags , , , on 11 March 2011 by Steve

“Investment in nanotechnology by the Irish government and industry is now showing tangible results, according to Diarmuid O’Brien, executive director of Crann. The research institute, which focuses on nanotechnology and material science, released its annual report today …” (more)

[Adam Maguire, Irish Times, 11 March]

Morgan steers UCC to title after 16-year wait

Posted in Life with tags , , on 7 March 2011 by Steve

SIGERSON CUP FINAL: UCC 0-10 UUJ 0-7 Appropriately, the centenary of one of the GAA’s oldest competitions came to a traditional climax on Saturday as one of the original participants, UCC, won a first title in 16 years, their 21st in all …” (more)

[Sean Moran, Irish Times, 7 March]

College braces for library patrols

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 6 March 2011 by Steve

“UCC’s chatter-boxes are preparing to enjoy their last day of uninhibited chatting in the Boole Library as UCC library management get ready to enforce a strict no-talking policy in the coming days …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 6 March]

UCC 0-10 UUJ 0-07

Posted in Life with tags , , on 5 March 2011 by Steve

“UCC won their 20th Sigerson Cup title with a three points win over UUJ at Belfield …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 5 March]

Hosts’ hopes dashed by defiant UCC

Posted in Life with tags , , on 5 March 2011 by Steve

SIGERSON CUP SEMI-FINAL UCC 0-13 UCD 0-11 UCC added another impressive scalp to their collection when they shocked the Sigerson hosts in a dramatic semi-final in Belfield yesterday …” (more)

[Irish Times, 5 March]

Majority of UCC students find library measures over the top

Posted in Life with tags on 3 March 2011 by Steve

“An online poll conducted by Cork Student News has found that most UCC students consider the upcoming penalties at UCC’s library to be ‘over the top’ …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 3 March]

‘Fruitbatgate’ sanctions reduced

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 3 March 2011 by Steve

“An academic who was found guilty of sexual harassment by University College Cork after showing a female colleague a research paper on oral sex among fruit bats has had the sanctions against him reduced following a court ruling …” (more)

[Times Higher Education, 3 March]

UCC library to ‘clamp down’ on bad behaviour

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 2 March 2011 by Steve

“UCC library management has posted a message on UCC’s online forums, FUCC, that it is going to be ‘clamping down’ on ‘unacceptable behaviour’ over the coming weeks and months …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 2 March]

UCC take Collingwood Cup at the death

Posted in Life with tags , , on 27 February 2011 by Steve

“On a glorious spring afternoon, University College Cork midfielder Luke Burgess’ excellent finish in extra time was enough to clinch the prestigious Collingwood Cup for his side …” (more)

[University Times, 27 February]

University Football Teams Battle it out for the Collingwood Cup 2011

Posted in Life with tags , , , on 26 February 2011 by Steve

“A strong UCC team held off tough competition from NUIG to win 1-0 with a goal in extra time in the final of the 2011 Collingwood Cup to win the trophy as this year’s winners …” (more)

[Trinity Communications Office, 25 February]