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Imagining Something is the First Step to Making it Happen

Imagining Something is the First Step to Making it Happen

  • 15 Dec 2016

Alyssa Hinton is an art professor and art educator who also happens to be the great-great-granddaughter of George Boole. Having earned her B.F.A. from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and her MA in Art and Design from North Carolina State University, she is now an internationally recognised mixed media artist and art educator in the United States. In 2002, she developed a freelance curriculum entitled Art for Life that specialised in contextual learning solutions for troubled youth. She later adapted this programme for various art residencies, including an IBM Enterprise Learning workshop applied to business planning and leadership styles. 

Today, she has kindly agreed to give a rare interview about her work, her life and her interests.

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A Creative Concepts Workshop by Alyssa Hinton - George Boole's Great-Great Granddaughter

A Creative Concepts Workshop by Alyssa Hinton - George Boole's Great-Great Granddaughter

  • 17 Aug 2016

Create a visual paradox, see and draw sounds, illustrate a dream, composite a personal narrative, re-interpret common images, or transform a photograph!

The “Creative Concepts” workshop will help students and staff of varied levels and disciplines expand their perceptive ability and intuitive intelligence. Drawing and collage will serve as the basis for exploring and conveying provocative themes and concepts.

The art process is an inter-relational way of structuring information that stresses relationships as opposed to facts. Participation involves a whole brained experience of exploring and integrating information, where analogies are drawn and "the whole is always greater than the sum of its parts.” The art process deals with complexity and ambiguity and enhances our ability to consider differing viewpoints. There are always many solutions to one problem. Because of this, art activities can ultimately aid in the development of the higher order thinking skills necessary for creative problem solving in all realms of living.

Unusual, yet cohesive solutions to visual problems are found by tricking the rational mind into “losing its grip.”

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A Treat on Cork Culture Night - Discover the Extraordinary Legacy of George Boole

A Treat on Cork Culture Night - Discover the Extraordinary Legacy of George Boole

  • 19 Aug 2016

The Unitarian Church in Princes Street is the place to be on Cork Culture Night ( September 16th, 7pm & 8 pm) where there will be two talks on "The Legacy of George Boole". 

 

 Unitarian Church Photo of The Unitarian Church, Princes St., Cork

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Inside Story: How A Mathematical Genius Inspired A Gifted Blind Musician

Inside Story: How A Mathematical Genius Inspired A Gifted Blind Musician

  • 29 Sep 2016

George Boole (1815-1864) is often referred to today as: “a Forefather of the Information Age”.  However,it is not widely known that music was among his many talents.  

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New Boole Letter and Surprising Attitudes to Pregnancy in Victorian Times

New Boole Letter and Surprising Attitudes to Pregnancy in Victorian Times

  • 08 Aug 2016

‌This year, 2016, is the 100th anniversary of the death of George Boole's wife, Mary Everest Boole (1832-1916), niece of the Surveyor General of India, Sir George Everest, after whom the world’s highest mountain is called. The Booles were well-matched, as she was also unconventional, intelligent, and mathematical in her own right. 

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The Booles and the Hintons: two dynasties that helped shape the modern world.

The Booles and the Hintons: two dynasties that helped shape the modern world.

  • 20 May 2016

In 1983, Gerry Kennedy set off on a journey from Russia to the USA, via China and Japan, to visit others involved in the global peace movement. Twenty years later he discovered that he had followed in the footsteps of two dynasties of radical thinkers and doers to whom he was unknowingly related.

Gerry Kennedy descendant of George Boole and author of The Boole and The Hintons published by CUP June 2016

"Gerry (Kennedy) adopted a unique approach: a hybrid of biography, travel, politics and opinion . . . a captivating and thought-provoking exposition." Leeds Litfest review, April 2016

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A second chance to solve the mystery of 'Being Boole'!

A second chance to solve the mystery of 'Being Boole'!

  • 10 May 2016

The UCC Visitors' Centre is delighted to announce the return of the hugely enjoyable, historical and interactive George Boole Walking Tour.

There are many experts on George Boole, but who better than the man himself to bring the past to life and transport you to 1849?  Boole will guide you through the history of UCC and outline his relationship with the college.

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UCC unveils George Boole bust

UCC unveils George Boole bust

  • 28 Apr 2016

UCC honours the legacy of George Boole with a bronze bust.

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Industry and Academia at MIT

Industry and Academia at MIT

  • 16 Mar 2016

Industry and academia come together at the Boole Shannon Symposium as part of the continuing collaboration between MIT and UCC.

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Another Boole in the Making?

Another Boole in the Making?

  • 12 Jan 2016

BTYSTE 2016 awards Inaugural 'UCC Boole Award for Excellence in Mathematics'

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Stories from George Boole Day

Stories from George Boole Day

  • 03 Dec 2015

Marking the Bicentenary of George Boole

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In Memoriam: George Boole

In Memoriam: George Boole

  • 03 Dec 2015

The bicentennial year of celebrations in honour of George Boole at University College Cork begins and ends with moving sermons in tribute to this devout genius.

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Success for UCC brings Boole2School

Success for UCC brings Boole2School

  • 20 Nov 2015

Schools in 48 countries celebrated George Boole Day with Boole2School.

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George Boole Day In Numbers

George Boole Day In Numbers

  • 09 Nov 2015

Google Doodle celebrates the Bicentenary of George Boole, forefather of the information age 

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Boole2School Launches with Fanfare

Boole2School Launches with Fanfare

  • 16 Oct 2015

Over 45 countries now participating!

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The Idea of Holonomy

The Idea of Holonomy

  • 08 Oct 2015

President of the American Math Society to speak at UCC

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Allowing uncertainty to inspire us

Allowing uncertainty to inspire us

  • 15 Sep 2015

Boole gives us a clue to how we should tap into our own innate moral values to understand the grey areas between True and False in this thought piece from Dr Fergal Carton, Business Information Systems, UCC 

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Compute & Communicate

Compute & Communicate

  • 07 Sep 2015

Boole Bicentennial celebrations spark Inaugural exchange programme at MIT and UCC

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Lord Mayor of Cork visits Lincoln

Lord Mayor of Cork visits Lincoln

  • 04 Sep 2015

Lord Mayor of Cork to visit Lincoln in celebration of George Boole’s bicentenary

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Hundreds of Boolean Experts Descend on Cork

Hundreds of Boolean Experts Descend on Cork

  • 18 Aug 2015

The Boole conferences celebrate the Boolean Legacy with a series of academic conferences stretching from August 17 until September 5.

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Reel Contribution to Digital World Celebrated in Film

Reel Contribution to Digital World Celebrated in Film

  • 20 Aug 2015

(2 minute read)

George Boole is set to get film star treatment in a new documentary about his life and legacy, launching September 1st, at 22:35 on RTE 1. The film features big names in the industry including David Puttnam and Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons.

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Boole For Beginners

Boole For Beginners

  • 13 Aug 2015

(2 minute read)

Did you know...?

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Plan to Restore Boole's Homeplace Adds Up

Plan to Restore Boole's Homeplace Adds Up

  • 02 Jul 2015

(5 minute read)

An ambitious ‘town and gown’ plan to restore the building where the mathematical genius George Boole lived is coming closer to fruition and will feature a visitor and interpretive centre dedicated to education and innovation in computer science and mathematics, honouring his legacy, writes Eoin English.

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Summing it all up

Summing it all up

  • 05 Aug 2015

The George Boole 200 Bicentenary Celebrations have worked closely with Math Circles Ireland to develop free Boolean math lessons for Boole2School. Learn more about UCC Professor Anca Mustata, a leading voice in Math Circles Ireland.

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A Real Tour De Force

A Real Tour De Force

  • 09 Jul 2015

(7 minute read)

Marjorie Brennan takes a trip back in time, not only to her own UCC student days, but to the life and times of Boole, as she is shown around the campus in a dramatically entertaining way.

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George Boole*: a Man More Than the Sum of his Parts

George Boole*: a Man More Than the Sum of his Parts

  • 25 Jun 2015

(6 minute read)

University College Cork’s first professor of mathematics, George Boole was much more than a mathematical genius. He was a child prodigy, a whistleblower, a linguist, a social reformer and a poet – and he may even have given fictional detective Sherlock Holmes a run for his money. Clodagh Finn introduces an unsung architect of the modern age.

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Making Boole Cool in School

Making Boole Cool in School

  • 18 Jun 2015

(4 minute read)

Gwen Boyle discovers how the influence of the mathematician comes full circle, as his concepts are introduced in a fun and interactive way to the classroom

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Start-ups at UCC

Start-ups at UCC

  • 22 Jun 2015

UCC to host Eu-Xcel European-wide entrepreneurial competition on George Boole Day. 

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471 classes - over 12,000 students - now registered with Boole2School

471 classes - over 12,000 students - now registered with Boole2School

  • 18 Jun 2015

This November, in a rather amazing feat of time travel and bilocation, George Boole will simultaneously appear in classrooms across Ireland and the world – or at least, his work and his legacy will. Over 400 classes around Ireland have already registered to deliver Boolean Logic lessons on George Boole Day, Monday, 2 November 2015. Schoolchildren around the world will have the opportunity to take part in fun and interactive lessons that are specially designed to introduce young thinkers and innovators to concepts pioneered by the mathematician.

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UN honors George Boole

UN honors George Boole

  • 08 Jun 2015

A resolution from the UN General Assembly has declared October 20 2015 to be World Statistic Day, honoring the legacy of George Boole and the importance of data analysis. The theme is 'Better Data, Better Lives' and the last World Statistic Day in 2010 was a great success, celebrated around the world.

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Young Programmers Demonstrate their skills

Young Programmers Demonstrate their skills

  • 29 May 2015

This week we had the honor of judging webpages and videos designed by participants in the Munster Programming Training. Special George Boole prizes were awarded for Programming, Webpage Design and Video Editing.

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Announcing the George Boole 200 Newsletter

Announcing the George Boole 200 Newsletter

  • 21 May 2015

Our monthly newsletter will include updates on a wide-reaching schedule of events and features interviews with academics in Cork around the world, as we celebrate the bicentennial of George Boole, forefather of the Information Age. 

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George Boole 200 reaches out with Boole2School

George Boole 200 reaches out with Boole2School

  • 11 May 2015

Our flagship educational programme Boole2School launches with math lesson plans for George Boole Day this November.

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Heritage Awarded Granted towards 5 Grenville Place Conservation

Heritage Awarded Granted towards 5 Grenville Place Conservation

  • 11 May 2015

On Tuesday 7th May 2015, the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht announced that 5 Grenville Place, George Boole’s house, is to receive a generous grant from the Structures at Risk Fund, 2015.

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New composition: 'George Boole, A Prayer Remembered'...

New composition: 'George Boole, A Prayer Remembered'...

  • 28 Apr 2015

The poetry of George Boole has inspired Robert Creed, a final year student in the B.Mus degree program at UCC, to compose a slow air in his memory.

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Boole joins UCC at Spring Open Day 2015

Boole joins UCC at Spring Open Day 2015

  • 20 Apr 2015

Over 7,000 secondary school students were welcomed to the UCC, to explore the campus, examine course opportunities, and of course, to meet George Boole.

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UCC to Restore George Boole House

UCC to Restore George Boole House

  • 16 Apr 2015

Plans have been filed to restore 5 Grenville Place, with university architects presenting plans to Cork City Council this week.

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UCC leads the way

UCC leads the way

  • 01 Apr 2015

UCC is the top performing higher education institution internationally according to the EU sponsored U-Multirank which published its survey results yesterday.  

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Blowing Trumpets on Saint Patricks Eve.

Blowing Trumpets on Saint Patricks Eve.

  • 16 Mar 2015

Some things do not change. 

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George Boole Chronicles Caused Quite a Stir.

George Boole Chronicles Caused Quite a Stir.

  • 12 Mar 2015

Previously unpublished images, Victorian recipes and an insight to just who Boole was, feature in the special edition George Boole Chronicles.

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Win €1,000 for Your School.

Win €1,000 for Your School.

  • 12 Mar 2015

Transition Year Business Projects Awards is calling all Transition Year students!  

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George Boole Maiden Speaker Competition.

George Boole Maiden Speaker Competition.

  • 03 Mar 2015

Following four rounds of intense debate, the annual UCC Maiden Speakers Competition will reach its conclusionon March 11th.

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DUETS AWARD 2015

DUETS AWARD 2015

  • 06 Mar 2015

Applications are invited for TWO DUETS project awards. 

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George Boole sets to Domino Young Entrepreneurs

George Boole sets to Domino Young Entrepreneurs

  • 26 Feb 2015

George Boole inspired so much of the world we live in today, this application shows how finetuning others work can lead to enhanced performance.

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Launch of the George Boole Chronicles

Launch of the George Boole Chronicles

  • 02 Mar 2015

The George Boole 200 Family History Project

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Boole fulfilled the dreams of Aristotle, Pascal, and Leibnitz.

Boole fulfilled the dreams of Aristotle, Pascal, and Leibnitz.

  • 18 Feb 2015

This week we asked Professor Des MacHale why we should celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Professor Boole.

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Oh What a Night...

Oh What a Night...

  • 06 Feb 2015

“Stimulating and inspiring!” was just one comment following the George Boole 200 Inaugural Lectures in UCC last evening.

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IWish- A Broad and Balanced Platform

IWish- A Broad and Balanced Platform

  • 12 Feb 2015

IWish, the “one of a kind” collaborative iniative between Cork Chamber, IT@Cork, UCC, CIT, Cork City Council and Cork County Council took place in the City Hall today. 

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Cork County Library Shines

Cork County Library Shines

  • 30 Jan 2015

This year, 2015 has been designated the International year of light and light-based technologies. 

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Smart Futures Programme.

Smart Futures Programme.

  • 21 Jan 2015

Smart choices for Leaving Certificate students.

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George Boole at the intersection of science and faith

George Boole at the intersection of science and faith

  • 15 Jan 2015

Science and religion have distinctly different functions, and, so long as each sticks to its last, there is no need for conflict between them, writes Professor Emeritus Willie Reville.

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UCC congratulates Young Scientists

UCC congratulates Young Scientists

  • 12 Jan 2015

Ireland is abuzz with the news that the 2015 BT Young Scientist winners hail from Cork, marking the region out yet again as home to inspiring young people.

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Boole is Back!

Boole is Back!

  • 09 Jan 2015

George Boole, the first Professor of Mathematics in Queens College Cork (now University College Cork) is paying a visit to the BT Young Scientist Exhibition this weekend.

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Budding Engineers Seek Answers

Budding Engineers Seek Answers

  • 06 Jan 2015

'I’m an Engineer... Get Me Out of Here!' has announced a Boole Zone for their competition in Engineers Week, February 2nd-13th 2015.

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Coder Dojo’s older brother is a star.

Coder Dojo’s older brother is a star.

  • 22 Dec 2014

Munster Programme Training is a blast.

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A Boolean Christmas in Cork

A Boolean Christmas in Cork

  • 22 Dec 2014

Christmas 1850 Boole did not make it home to Lincoln.

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Santa Caught on Camera

Santa Caught on Camera

  • 22 Dec 2014

UCC’s Electrical and Electronic Engineering try to catch Santa while on his annual visit to UCC for the Children’s Christmas Party.

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Last Minute Christmas Shopping

Last Minute Christmas Shopping

  • 19 Dec 2014

Fill your Christmas Stocking with Boole goodies.

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UCC Alumni Homecoming

UCC Alumni Homecoming

  • 10 Dec 2014

Coming home for Christmas, or here all year round?

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Death of Professor Boole, Queen's College.

Death of Professor Boole, Queen's College.

  • 08 Dec 2014

150 years ago today Cork, Lincoln, and the world lost a man that would shape our future. 

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How Boole's ones and zeros changed the world

How Boole's ones and zeros changed the world

  • 04 Dec 2014

In today's Irish Times Peter Lynch, Professor of Meteorology at University College Dublin discusses how George Boole’s zeroes and ones changed the world.

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UCC students are the bees’ knees!

UCC students are the bees’ knees!

  • 01 Dec 2014

A project using smart technology to help the plight of the humble honey bee has won a global competition for UCC students against challengers from MIT/Boston University (2nd) and TU Delft (3rd). The students used a Boolean themed project which was also inspired by Shakespeare, entitled: (2B) OR!(2B): From the beehive to the cloud and back.

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Indian Adventure for George Boole 200

Indian Adventure for George Boole 200

  • 28 Nov 2014

A recent visit to India by Professor Patrick Fitzpatrick, Chair India Strategy Group and Dr Christopher Shepard, Vice-Chair India Strategy Group provided the opportunity for the Cork delegation to introduce the George Boole 200 celebrations to India. Pictured above are Professor Patrick Fitzpatrick and Dr Christopher Shepard, along with Ms Minakshi Batra, Director UCC-India.

 

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Launch of George Boole 200

Launch of George Boole 200

  • 07 Nov 2014

Yesterday an Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny T.D. joined Dr Michael Murphy, President of University College Cork to launch details of the university’s year-long celebrations in 2015 to mark the bicentenary of George Boole (1815-1864). In an event, spanning two cities, the celebration of QCC/UCC's first professor of mathematics was brought to the attention of the nation.

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Boole updates his students 165 years ago today.

Boole updates his students 165 years ago today.

  • 06 Nov 2014

To mark the launch of George Boole 200 at UCC we have selected from UCC Library Archives one of the first letters written by Boole from Cork on 6th November 1849, just over a week after his arrival in the city.

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Boole's first letter home

Boole's first letter home

  • 24 Oct 2014

On the 25th of October 1849, 165 years ago, George Boole F.R.S  (1815 -1864) wrote his first letter home to Lincoln, England from his new place of employment, the City of Cork.  

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Boole Biography Published

Boole Biography Published

  • 08 Oct 2014

The inventor of Boolean logic, the basis of modern digital computer logic, Boole is regarded as a founder of the field of computer science. 

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Web Awards 2014

Web Awards 2014

  • 06 Oct 2014

GeorgeBoole.com is a finalist in the 2014 Web Awards!

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2015 IS GEORGE BOOLE'S 200TH BIRTHDAY

2015 IS GEORGE BOOLE'S 200TH BIRTHDAY

  • 01 Sep 2014

A celebration of the life and legacy of George Boole was announced by UCC President Michael Murphy to a gathering in UCC's Aula Maxima in January 2013..

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