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# University College Cork

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# Public Health
HSE targets graduates and students to boost contact tracing capacity
The HSE said that it’s looking for public-health trained individuals who will be ready to start almost immediately.
# gut feeling
Eating a Mediterranean diet boosts chances of 'healthy' ageing among older people
A Mediterranean diet promotes gut bacteria linked to healthy ageing, according to a UCC study.
# Be prepared
Gardaí in Cork carry out simulated training exercise involving 15 people in emergency department
Gardaí from Cork took part in the exercise at the ASSERT Centre in UCC today.
# Job Losses
This town in Longford is the most at-risk place from job automation in the country
Research from University College Cork has identified the top 10 most at-risk towns in Ireland for the first time.
# pterosaurs
Breakthrough from scientists in Cork shows flying reptiles had feathers over 200 million years ago
The discovery has been hailed as shifting our knowledge concerning the origin of feathers.
# University of Sanctuary
Seven asylum seekers and refugees will receive scholarships to study at UCC
The college joins DCU and UL as a University of Sanctuary.
# investment plan
UCC €350 million investment plan to create more than 500 construction jobs over next five years
The strategic plan 2017 – 2022 aims to expand the campus by 20%.
# Leukaemia
Cork researchers on the trail of way to 'tame' cancer to launch new campaign
The team at UCC are looking to fund their ground-breaking research into leukaemia.
# the old college bar
9 reasons why the Old Bar is the heart and soul of UCC
After a successful campaign to save the space by UCC SU, the bar is staying open.
Row over naming UCC building after professor who made 'racist and misogynistic' comments
The university’s governing body and students’ union are not happy with the decision.
# boole 4
15 Things You'll Only Know If You Went To UCC
Can ANYONE find their way around the O’Rahilly Building?
Tyndall Institute in Cork evacuated after 'toxic alarm' went off
There were no injuries.
# Cork
Students furious over campus ad branding female cleavage 'cheap-looking'
The UCC Feminist Society said the advertising campaign is “disrespectful” and “overly sexualised”.
# representin'
UCC randomly popped up on the hit US TV show Elementary last night
Lookin’ well.
# university of the year
UCC named Ireland's top university in latest ranking
The Sunday Times league table ranks third-level institutions in 30 different areas.
# Take a Break
People are loving these three guys Irish dancing at UCC
Legs flying everywhere.
# silent teachers
Over 300 people donated their bodies to medical science from 2012 - 2014
There are five medical schools who take donations in Ireland.
# Cork
Student dies after falling from a height at UCC
The tragic incident happened in the Kane Science Building this afternoon.
# sustainability
Can you guess which Irish college has been ranked second in the world for being so green?
Clue…it’s in Munster.
# fight the man
Student 'study-in' forces UCC to let people swot in library later at night
Students had refused to leave the library for three successive nights – and it worked.
US scientist who sold his Nobel Prize to donate some of his millions to Irish university
It has also been revealed that the man who bought the medal did so to give it back.
# Careful Now
Students stage 'study-in' at UCC library over opening hours
The students’ union president has said that studying at home simply isn’t an option for some students.
# humans of homophobia
This Irish student's heartfelt essay about the effects of homophobia is going super viral
The powerful piece was picked up by the Huffington Post.
# Students
Genius study methods spotted at University College Cork
Study the form.
# late diagnosis
76-year-old woman diagnosed with cystic fibrosis is Ireland's oldest ever case
The woman is the oldest ever first presentation of the condition in Ireland.
# Children
Philomena Lee to tell world conference about her forced adoption in Ireland
A major international conference in Cork today will hear from a number of speakers about adoption law.
# Mother and Baby
Stark differences between childbirth procedures in public and private hospitals
Women in private hospitals are far more likely to choose to have a caesarean delivery.
Plan for independent evaluation of pay ends dispute at Tyndall Institute
Staff from IFUT and Siptu had picketed on a number of occasions this year.
# Commuting
Study finds Irish travelling abroad to work fear 'skidding' to lower social classes
It also suggests that many ‘commuter migrants’ choose that lifestyle as a way of tackling large mortgages.
Staff to strike again at Tyndall Institute over pay
SIPTU says it is available for talks with the Tyndall Institute and UCC over the issues.
Tyndall National Institute staff to picket over pay
The institute is part of University College Cork, but is not based on the main campus.
Staff to picket UCC's Tyndall Institute tomorrow over pay dispute
Workers claim there is pay inequity between them and a number of their counterparts in UCC who are doing the same job.
# Winning
'Pioneering' Irish professor named Researcher of the Year
Professor Fergus Shanahan has been described as a role model for his work in the field of gastroenterology.
# Emigration
Minister: Of course I'm worried about the emigration 'brain drain'
Richard Bruton was responding to a new study about Irish people emigration that has been published today.
# green flag
Global first as UCC retains Green Flag for environment
The college was the first university in the world to be awarded the international Green Flag for environmental friendliness in 2010.
# Vita Cortex
Vita Cortex workers meet with Noam Chomsky in Cork
During their protest last year, Chomsky send workers messages of support commending them for their “courageous and honourable actions”
# The Great Book of Ireland
UCC pays big price for a great book
The Great Book of Ireland (Leabhar Mór na hÉireann) has been bought by the college for $1 million.
# bacteria
Infant antibiotic use may have implications for allergies, asthma and obesity - study
A new Irish study has shown that antibiotic use can reduce the number of bacteria in the intestines of children.
# Cancer
Irish start-up company develops 'groundbreaking' cancer treatment
MitaMed has begun a clinical trial in Cork and Dublin hospitals for its treatment for colorectal cancers.
Athlone IT named as venue for Sigerson Cup Finals Weekend
Meanwhile, the climax of the Fitzgibbon Cup will take place in Galway by GMIT.