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Garfield Weston Foundation honours Breege O’Donoghue’s achievements and dynamic career

UCD Foundation are delighted to announce Ireland’s first Masters Programme in Retail Leadership launched on Monday, 1st of October 2018 at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. The MSc has emerged from a collaboration between the Garfield Weston Foundation and UCD leadership. Inspired by Breege O’Donoghue’s outstanding retail career with Primark, the partnership recognises Breege’s contributions to the sector by funding the creation of the MSc in Retail Leadership programme alongside numerous scholarships in her name. The goal of the MSc in Retail Leadership is to provide students with a detailed understanding of the retail landscape as the business world...
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Ad Astra alumnus Paul O’Donovan brings home gold

UCD Ad Astra Elite Sports alumnus Paul O’Donovan and his brother Gary have won gold in the men’s lightweight double sculls at the World Championship Regatta in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. This follows a summer of sporting successes for the pair, who also won the final of the men’s lightweight double sculls at the 2018 World Rowing Cup in July. [caption id="attachment_2072" align="aligncenter" width="579"] Paul, left, and Gary O'Donovan winning gold in the men’s lightweight double sculls at the World Rowing Cup.[/caption] The talented brothers claimed a silver medal for Ireland in the lightweight men’s double at the European Championships over the...
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We are delighted to publish our annual UCD Champions – Changing Futures Impact Report

UCD Foundation is delighted to publish our annual UCD Champions – Changing Futures Impact Report In the past year, over 3,500 UCD alumni and friends came together to get behind an amazing initiative. Thanks to our UCD Champions, UCD Foundation was able to award 121 scholarships to deserving and hardworking students for the academic year 2017/2018, which means you have helped us break another record with the amount of scholarships raised. With your support, we were also able to make UCD more accessible for all students by purchasing library books and updating campus facilities. Please read the report below to...
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The Roy Foster Lecture – Celebrating 50 Years of Anglo-Irish Literature

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]  [caption id="attachment_1713" align="aligncenter" width="611"] Professor Roy Foster, Professor Margaret Kelleher and Dr Joe Hassett[/caption] A fantastic crowd gathered for Professor Augustine Martin’s Memorial Lecture on Thursday evening, 26 April 2018. The inspiring lecture by Professor Roy Foster on the topic of ‘All the House I Have: Yeats and Friendship’ focusing on W.B. Yeats and Friendship was given to a full house at FitzGerald Debating Chamber, UCD Student Centre.   Professor Margaret Kelleher, Chair of UCD’s Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama programme gave introductory remarks and Dr Joe Hassett, UCD alumnus, accomplished lawyer and Yeats scholar responded to the lecture....
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Sky’s the Limit for 2018 UCD Intel Masters Scholars – The Worlds of Science, Engineering and Drones Collide

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] [caption id="attachment_1667" align="aligncenter" width="600"] 2018 Intel Masters Scholars with Drone Pilots and Guest Speakers[/caption] On Friday 6 April, the 2018 UCD Intel Masters Scholars presented Sky’s the Limit in UCD O’Brien Centre for Science. Special guest speaker Bernard Capraro, Silicon Technology Research Manager at Intel Ireland, kicked the event off with an insightful talk about Intel Ireland and the future of their industry.   The talk was followed by a panel discussion chaired by Intel Masters Scholars Clara Zehe and Abel Paul Kannan, who brought together great minds from Intel and UCD alike for a conversation spanning everything...
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NCRC supports a new Chair in paediatric haemato-oncology

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] The Brendan McGonnell UCD Professor of Paediatric Molecular Haemato-Oncology has been established at the UCD School of Medicine with thanks to an award provided by the National Children’s Research Centre (NCRC) and funded by the Children's Medical and Research Foundation (CMRF) Crumlin. This is a truly fitting gesture in memory of Mr. McGonnell and his extraordinary philanthropy. We sincerely extend our gratitude to the NCRC and CMRF for their commitment to advance research into paediatric and adolescent cancers of the blood, and to improve survival rates for those affected.   Professor Jonathan Bond has been appointed to the...
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The Annual Newman Fellowship Programme Dinner 2018

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]The annual Newman Fellowship Programme Dinner was held on Tuesday, 6th March 2018 with UCD President Professor Andrew J. Deeks welcoming Donors, Fellows and their Academic Mentors to celebrate UCD’s pioneering postdoctoral research initiative, the Newman Fellowship Programme. The Newman Fellowship Programme is funded entirely by philanthropy and provides vital funding at post-doctoral level across the University. During the evening, Dr Nonnie McNicholas, Biogen Idec Newman Fellow in Neurology and Dr Jana Musilová, AbbVie Newman Fellow in Dermatology outlined the research that they are undertaking during their two-year fellowship and the impact that it is having.   For further...
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Open Call for 2018 Maria Helena Kopschitz and Gus Martin Memorial Postgraduate Scholarships

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]UCD Foundation is delighted to announce the continued support of the Maria Helena Kopschitz and Gus Martin Memorial Postgraduate Scholarships in Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama.   Maria Helena Kopschitz was Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Fluminense Federal University, in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Professor Kopschitz retained strong links with Ireland throughout her career. She served as Vice-President of the Brazilian Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (ABEI). She was a highly accomplished and sensitive translator, her legacy of translation including a myriad of poems, plays and short stories. This scholarship will strengthen the long tradition of...
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UCD Energy Institute welcomes Dr Eddie O’Connor to UCD for launch of SuperNode

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]UCD Energy Institute recently welcomed Dr Eddie O’Connor (BE, MIE), the founder and chairman of Mainstream Renewable Power and Global Wind Energy Council’s Global Ambassador to UCD O’Brien Centre for Science for the official launch of the SuperNode.   In 2001 Dr O’Connor initiated proposals for the Supergrid which resulted in the establishment of ‘The Friends of the Supergrid’ (FOSG) who advocate for the interconnection of different grids to achieve an interconnected smart infrastructure, empower citizens and to harmonise European Energy Policy.   “Last year, for the first time ever, Europe generated more electricity from wind, solar and biomass...
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Introducing MoLI – A museum of literature for the world’s greatest storytellers

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]On Friday 2 February, UCD Foundation joined in the official launch event of the Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) at the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Iveagh House, Dublin. A historic partnership between UCD and the National Library of Ireland, the new landmark cultural institution will be in the heart of Dublin at Newman House, the original home of UCD.   The day was significant for many reasons: it represented not only James Joyce's birthday, but also the anniversary of the first ever publication of one of his most celebrated texts, Ulysses.   The Museum of Literature Ireland...