UCC staff welcome removal of Watson’s name from building

Posted in Governance and administration on February 18th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork staff have welcomed the decision by the university authorities to remove the name of American geneticist and Nobel Prize winner Dr James D Watson (90) from one of its buildings after he re-iterated racist comments on a recent documentary …” (more)

[Barry Roche, Irish Times, 18 February]

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UCC to cut ties with nobel winner Dr James Watson over ‘deplorable’ comments

Posted in Governance and administration, Research on February 15th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork has cut ties with a Nobel Prize winner after what the university described as ‘deplorable’ comments on the subject of ethnicity and genetics. Dr James Watson, who helped discover the structure of DNA, has been criticised for ‘racist’ comments in a recent documentary, which sparked international outrage. A New York laboratory recently said it was revoking all his titles and honours …” (more)

[Kevin O’Neill, Irish Examiner, 15 February]

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UCC Students Launch Petition to Rename Watson Building

Posted in Governance and administration on February 7th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork (UCC) students have launched a petition calling for a change to the name of the Watson Building, following racist comments made by the Nobel Prize winner …” (more)

[Rachel O’Leary, University Times, 7 February]

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UCC to Review Ties with Nobel Prize Winner

Posted in Governance and administration on February 6th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Calls have been made for University College Cork to cut its ties with well-known scientist and former Nobel Prize Winner, Dr James Watson. This comes in light of comments repeated by Watson, 90, in which is claimed that there is a correlation between race and intelligence. In 2007 Dr Watson, who helped discover the structure of DNA, said that …” (more)

[Ciaran Dineen, University Express, 5 February]

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UCC to review building name in light of comments on race by Nobel scientist James Watson

Posted in Governance and administration on January 19th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“It is expected that University College Cork will sever its ties with a Nobel Prize winner in the coming weeks following his controversial comments about race. Dr James Watson, whose name adorns a building at the Brookfield Health Science Complex at UCC, has been stripped of a host of honorary titles after making the remarks …” (more)

[Kevin O’Neill, Irish Examiner, 18 January]

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UCC to examine its ties with James Watson

Posted in Governance and administration on January 16th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The possibility of removing a Nobel Prize winner’s name from a building at University College Cork is to be discussed at a meeting in the coming weeks. UCC could cut ties with Dr James Watson, who helped discover the structure of DNA, over ‘racist’ comments, following a meeting of the governing body in the coming weeks …” (more)

[Darragh Bermingham, Evening Echo, 15 January]

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Petition: UCC: Revise decision to name building after Dr James Watson

Posted in Governance and administration on June 18th, 2016 by steve

IrelandTo: Dr Michael B Murphy, President of University College Cork and Governing Body. Following the decision to name a new building after the controversial scientist, Dr James Watson, we want University College Cork to revise and change the name of the building …” (more)

[UCC Feminist Society, Uplift, 16 June]

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Members of UCC’s governing body criticise university’s Watson decision

Posted in Governance and administration on June 16th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Two members of the governing body of University College Cork have criticised the decision by university management to honour controversial Nobel laureate, Prof James Watson by naming a building at the Cork campus after him …” (more)

[Barry Roche, Irish Times, 16 June]

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UCC criticised for naming building in honour of Nobel laureate

Posted in Governance and administration on June 16th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork has been criticised over a decision to name one of its buildings in honour of Nobel laureate James Watson, who has previously expressed controversial views on race. Dr Watson visited UCC on Wednesday for a ceremony to name a building in the Brookfield Health Sciences complex after him …” (more)

[Barry Roche, Irish Times, 15 June]

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UCC sparks row over name of new building

Posted in Governance and administration on June 16th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Academics and students have united to criticise University College Cork for naming a new research building after Nobel laureate James Watson, who has been roundly condemned for his racist and sexist views. They spoke out yesterday as Dr Watson, 88, the US scientist who co-discovered the structure of DNA, delivered a lecture in Cork to celebrate the naming of the Watson Building on UCC’s Brookfield medical campus …” (more)

[Eoin English and Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 16 June]

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US scientist who sold his Nobel Prize to donate some of his millions to Irish university

Posted in Research on December 10th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“The controversial US scientist who auctioned off his Nobel Prize medal for millions has said he hopes to use some of the proceeds to set up a new institute at University College Cork …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 10 December]

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Ireland’s future depends on science, says Nobel winner

Posted in Research, Teaching on July 9th, 2012 by steve

“Ireland has the potential to make a lasting impression on world science and show that it can deliver a knowledge economy, according to Nobel prize winner James Watson …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 9 July]

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