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UCD honours Author, Businessman, Aid Worker and
Nobel Laureate

For their exceptional achievements which are an inspiration to current and future generations of students, UCD awarded honorary doctorates to Anthony Cronin, Peter Gleeson, Michael Kelly SJ , and José Saramago...

 

UCD Carnival Day - A special time for staff, family and friendsUCD Carnival Day - A special time for staff, family and friends

This year's UCD Carnival Day took place at the UCD Sports Centre and surrounding areas on Saturday 17 June 2006. UCD President, Dr. Hugh Brady along with a record number of UCD staff, family and their friends enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon of activities...

 

UCD bestows Ulysses Medal on author Edna O’BrienUCD bestows Ulysses Medal on author Edna O’Brien

The first book Edna O'Brien ever bought was Introducing James Joyce by T.S. Eliot. She once said that Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man made her realise that she wanted to spend her own life writing. So, it was indeed fitting that when UCD bestowed the Ulysses Medal on Edna O’Brien, the ceremony took place...

 

Eileen Collins with group of primary school children First woman to pilot NASA space shuttle honoured by UCD

Eileen Collins, the first woman to pilot and command a NASA space shuttle was conferred with an honorary Doctor of Science by UCD on Wednesday 14 June. The astronaut, who has spent a total of 872 hours in space on four space flights, spoke to a group of 400 primary school children in UCD's O'Reilly Hall...

 
 

June 20 - 21, 2006 - Empires of Religion Conference

Religion has traditionally accompanied the expansion, and the overthrow, of empires but it is sometimes argued that religion was of little consequence to the British Empire. Yet British religious cultures were seeded around the globe...

 

Sept 28 - 30, 2006 - Glass from the past: Blaschka conference and exhibition in DublinSept 28 - 30, 2006 - Glass from the past: Blaschka conference and exhibition in Dublin

UCD is to co-host the Dublin Blaschka Congress, the first ever international conference focused on the work of father and son glass artists Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka. The conference takes place from 28 to 30 September in the Natural History Museum...