Sexism with your morning coffee? The coffee shop in the UCC student centre is running a smart card discount campaign with the tag line ‘What’s your cup size?’. This is accompanied by an image of a bikini, where cups of coffee represent the bikini top/breasts (see above). I’m not sure what moron thought that was acceptable…
George Boole, the first professor of mathematics at University College Cork and ‘father’ of modern algebra, and his former residence in Cork
The first web summiteer apparently.
Barry Roche, of The Irish Times, reports:
“Taoiseach Enda Kenny will today join with the president of University College Cork Dr Michael Murphy to launch next year’s celebration to mark the bicentenary of the birth of leading mathematician, George Boole.”
“Dr Murphy said it was timely to launch the programme of events for Boole’s Bicentenary in the week that the Web Summit takes place in Dublin as he paved the way for the advances in technology that ICT and STEM leaders are showcasing at the summit.”
“Among the events planned for the Bicentenary celebrations is a major restoration by UCC in conjunction with Cork City Council of Boole’s home at No 5 Grenville Place in Cork where he wrote his masterpiece “An Investigation of the Laws of Thought” in 1854.”
An exhibition on Sir Henry’s is being compiled focusing on the legendary and iconic Cork city music venue. The project, to be exhibited at the Boole Library, University College Cork from July to September, will curate materials on Sir Henry’s distinctive history through both tangible and intangible sources, including material artefacts and oral histories.
The project by DJ Stevie G; Eileen Hogan, lecturer at the School of Applied Social Studies, UCC; and Martin O Connor of the Boole Library, UCC, is to illuminate, in a fun and accessible way, a sense of what Sir Henry’s was like and why it was significant to the people of Cork and beyond. In short, it will be about the venue’s emotional, aesthetic, musical, cultural, and historical value and legacy.
Anyone who would like to contribute any memorabilia from the club, such as posters, fliers, photographs or ticket stubs can email firstname.lastname@example.org
As UCC announces a pilot programme of alcohol-free accommodation at Victoria Lodge (above), few will remember the tragic incident of a 19 year old student who died as a result of a binge drinking session.
In 2009, a second-year Arts student consumed more than ten cans of beer and about half a litre of vodka while celebrating his hurling team’s win.
A UCC 2010 study on alcohol consumption showed that 46pc of male and 45pc of female students reported binge drinking more than once a week, and that all who reported drinking alcohol reported at least one adverse consequence.