UCC News in Brief

Glucksman Reopens

President Mary McAleese reopened the Glucksman Gallery on January 22nd. The new exhibition, entitled Thingamajig marks the 5th Anniversary of the Gallery. “2009 will be remembered as a horrible year, but it also be remembered as an extraordinary chapter in the gallery’s history. When you see what has been redeemed, your heart lifts,” she said.

UCC and Bon Secours Sign Teaching Agreement

UCC and the Bon Secours Hospital have signed a teaching agreement designed to benefit Medicine students and provide future aid to pharmacy, nursing and clinical therapy students. Under the agreement, hospital staff wishing to access research facilities will be able to do so at UCC. Professor David Kerins of the School of Medicine said: “This demonstrates that private hospitals and public universities can collaborate fruitfully to the benefit of both parties in the best interests of patients.”

 Adult Continuing Education

UCC, in collaboration with Cork City Library and the Crawford Art Gallery, is offering a series of programmes for adult education which are to be run at locations throughout the city. The introduced programmes include a study of Western artwork masterpieces and a creative and imaginative writing course.

 Cancer Research

It has been announced by Billy Kelleher TO that the Cork Cancer Research Centre at UCC is exploring the possibility of a collaboration with Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, a leading medical school in the United States. It is hoped that a physician transfer and fellowship with both colleges will work to the benefit of both.