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Cambridge entrepreneur and lecturer to deliver talk at UCC

Ms Hanadi Jabado, Entrepreneur in Residence at Cambridge University, will deliver a public lecture entitled ‘Rejuvenate Your Business Through Entrepreneurship’ on Thursday October 11 at UCC. Hosted by the Department of Management and Marketing at UCC, the lecture is part of a series of master classes that will be delivered by international academics over the coming three years.

Ms Hanadi Jabado has founded businesses in several industries, including education, online retail and property, and works with companies around the world performing board reviews and delivering master classes. She is also an in-demand mentor to entrepreneurs, students and executives.

Dr Joan Buckley, Head of the Department of Management and Marketing at UCC, welcomes the opportunity for the University to host the event:

“The topic is relevant to all organisations, irrespective of scale or purpose, as they strive to find new and innovative ways to meet their customer demands and develop within a global context.”

Writer in residence announced for UCC

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Science and the Arts Council have announced the appointment of Matthew Sweeney as Writer in Residence for the academic year 2012-2013.

Matthew Sweeney’s recent works include The Night Post: A New Selection (Salt, 2010), Black Moon (Cape, 2007), Sanctuary (Cape, 2004) and Selected Poems (Cape, 2002). He has also written poetry and fiction for children, including Up On The Roof: New & Selected Poems (Faber, 2001), and is the editor of The New Faber Book of Children’s Verse (2001).

He is also the co-author (with John Hartley Williams) of the highly-successful guide Writing Poetry (1997). His poetry has been translated into several languages.

A graduate of the University of Freiburg, Sweeney is renowned for his ‘alternative realism’ poetry, having won many awards including the Prudence Farmer Prize (1984) and the Cholmondeley Award (1987). Black Moon was shortlisted for both the T.S. Eliot Prize and the Irish Times Poetry Now Award.

Guinness Jazz Festival Launches

The 2012 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival was officially launched in Cork Opera House last Friday, October 5th. Taking place over the October Bank Holiday Weekend from 26-28 October, the festival will see over 1000 musicians from over 20 countries perform on Leeside. This year’s line-up features an eclectic mix of performers, among the most anticipated shows are performances from De La Soul and Beach House at the Opera House.

Speaking at the launch Con Dennehy, Chairman of Cork County VFI, called for a Hollywood style jazz walk of fame to be set up on McCurtain St which would honour some of the world’s best musicians and would also boost tourism.

As well the headliners in the Festival, The Guinness Music Trail will feature in over 50 venues citywide promising a range of music styles including jazz, blues and funk. The majority of these events are free and some of the top names appearing on the trail include The James Taylor Quartet, Lee Hedley Band, The Mary Stokes Band and local jazz heroes, The Roaring Forties who entertained the crowds at the official launch. There will also be The Big Jazz Fringe, which is a weeklong series of fringe events, aimed at extending the Festival experience for locals and visitors alike. Some of these events include the Jazz Food Fair, Live at the Library, Beat on the Street and Jazz Gospel Service.