Posts Tagged ‘University College Cork’

Michael Dowling

Michael Dowling is president and CEO of Northwell Health. He began his career as a faculty member at Fordham University as a professor and the assistant dean at the Graduate School of Social Services. In 1983, under Governor Mario Cuomo, he served as deputy secretary and director of Health, Education, and Human Services. He becameRead more..

Irish Film Institute Unveils Century-Old Footage

The Irish Film Institute (IFI) was at the Consulate General of Ireland in New York in April to launch its Irish Independence Film Collection, a culturally significant compilation of newsreel material from the early 20th century. With over 150 films in total, the footage, which features Michael Collins, Éamon de Valera, and Queen Victoria toRead more..

Going Greener:
Mary Robinson
on Climate Change

Former president of Ireland Mary Robinson spoke frankly on her ideas for how Ireland should combat climate change on the inaugural episode of University College Cork’s podcast Plain Speaking, on March 27. In her discourse with program host Eoin Hahessy, Robinson covered a multitude of related issues facing Irish and global society, ranging from howRead more..

Ancient Gaelic
Manuscript Discovered

Arecently discovered 15th-century Irish vellum manuscript reveals a connection between Gaelic Ireland and the Islamic world, and illustrates that medical scholarship in medieval Gaelic Ireland was on a par with that practiced on the continent. The discovery – a sheet full of text in Irish – cut from a 15th-century Irish vellum manuscript that hadRead more..


Alumni of University College Cork got together at NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House, for a reception hosted by the president of ​UCC, Professor Patrick O’Shea. Graduates were updated on the exciting developments taking place at their alma mater and mingled with former classmates and faculty. ♦

University Research

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN A Radical Approach in Diabetes Research An international collaboration jointly led by University College Dublin (UCD) and Monash University in Melbourne has found that mimicking the activity of molecules found naturally in the body may provide a new approach to treating vascular disease in patents with diabetes. Currently 425 million people have diabetes andRead more..

Californian Student Discovers Cork Link

A Californian student attending University College Cork had a prominent role in the centenary commemoration of the first time the U.S. Navy ever landed in Ireland, after making the discovery that her great-grandfather commanded the flotilla that arrived in Cork Harbor. Lizzie Helmer, a 20-year-old journalism student of Chico State University, was informed by herRead more..

George Boole Celebrations

On November 2nd, 2015, schoolchildren all over the world engaged in a lesson in Boolean mathematics and logic through the launch of University College Cork’s Bring Boole2School program. The date marks the bicentennial anniversary of the birth of George Boole, the English mathematician, logician, and philosopher who is often called the “forefather of the informationRead more..

Irish Win Smarter Planet Challenge

A project using smart technology to help the plight of the humble honey bee has won a global competition for Irish students at University College Cork against challengers from MIT/Boston University (2nd) and Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands (3rd). The students created an energy-neutral smart beehive for the IEEE /IBM Smarter Planet ChallengeRead more..

UCC Celebrates Legacy of
Mathematician George Boole

A celebration of the life and legacy of George Boole was the theme of the gala dinner for alumni and friends of University College, Cork, which took place at the Princeton Club in New York in November. Boole, UCC’s first professor of mathematics turns 200 on November 2, 2015, and UCC will celebrate this bicentenaryRead more..