The College of Health and Agricultural Sciences mark the Canonisation of UCD founder, John Henry Newman with a commemorative photograph

The College of Health and Agricultural Science (Wednesday 6th November 2019) hosted a recent event in Woodview house to mark the canonisation in Rome of the university's founder, Cardinal John Henry Newman. Newman is internationally recognised for his contribution to the underpinning principles of a third level education. His seminal work "The Idea of a University" is highly influential and has been regularly cited since its publication in 1852. A portrait of Newman was presented to School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science by Professor Conal Hooper, emeritus Professor of Anatomy and Director of the Centre for Sports Studies, whose family has had long associations with UCD.

Pictured with the portrait are Front L-R Professor Peter Smyth from the School of Medicine, Associate Professor, Mary Forrest from the School of Agriculture and Food Science, The PA to the Dean of Medicine, Ms. Ciara O’Hanlon, CHAS College Office staff: Ms. Beth Kilkenny, Ms. Dawn Slattery and Ms. Catherine Brady. Ms. Brigid Quirke; researcher In the School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science.

Back L-R Associate Professor Finola Leonard for the School of Veterinary Medicine, Associate Professor Mary Casey School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems, the Dean of Veterinary Medicine, Michael Doherty, College Principal, Professor Cecily Kelleher, Fr. Leon Ó Giolláin, Chaplin for the Health Science Centre, Ms. Suzanne Mc Mahon from Health Affairs, the Dean of Medicine, Professor Michael Keane,  Ms. Aoife Byrne from the School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science School Office and Professor Walter Cullen from the School of Medicine.


Ms Margaret Crean and Ms Victoria McDonnell from the National Virus Reference Laboratory with the College Principal.