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WVXU: Companies are losing ground on DEI efforts

June 2, 2023

Littisha Bates is a featured guest on WVXU's Cincinnati Edition to discuss the topic of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. Bates is UC's associate dean for inclusive excellence and community partnerships.


WVXU: Ron DeSantis 2024 run, the debt ceiling divide and more

May 25, 2023

For a full hour of all things political, David Niven, associate professor of political science in UC's School of Public and International Affairs, is a guest on WVXU's Cincinnati edition. The topics range from the debt ceiling negotiations to the 2024 presidential race.


UC, Children’s to make local WIC enrollment easier for the...

May 24, 2023

Too many women and children in the Cincinnati region who qualify for federal nutrition benefits are missing out on receiving them — in many cases because of the application process and language barriers. Now a team led by Cincinnati Children’s pediatrician Chidiogo Anyigbo, MD, MPH, and University of Cincinnati pediatric psychologist Cathleen Stough, PhD, has funding to do something about that.


WVXU: AI continues to advance but at what cost?

May 24, 2023

University of Cincinnati aquatic toxicologist Latonya Jackson talks to WVXU's Cincinnati Edition about lessons we can learn about mitigating the benefits and risks of adopting new technology, particularly artificial intelligence.


WKRC: Local expert says ban on TikTok begs bigger question about...

May 23, 2023

The ban of TikTok isn't necessary, says social media expert Jeffrey Blevins, a professor in the Department of Journalism and the School of Public and International Affairs. Restrictions are being discussed by government officials and an outright ban has passed in Montana.


Grass Roots Health: How social media has changed us

May 19, 2023

Since the onset of social media, what has changed in the way people communicate? What factors are there to consider now that employers and other agencies can search your posts? These are the topics that UC social media expert Jeffrey Blevins, PhD, discusses on the podcast: How has social media changed us?


UC Classics grad studies mysteries of ancient Jordan

May 19, 2023

University of Cincinnati doctoral graduate Sarah Wenner said lessons from the past can inform how we understand politics, society and culture today. The UC Classics alumna is studying the ancient city of Petra in Jordan as a National Endowment for the Humanities fellow.


UC Next Innovation Scholar begins MIT grad school journey

May 17, 2023

Armed with a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Cincinnati's College of Arts and Sciences, a minor in biology and a certificate in medical humanities, Next Innovation Scholar Lily Stewart stands poised to illuminate a path forward to positive change through her written word. She heads to Boston this fall to pursue a master’s degree in science writing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


WLW: Coronation facts and tea

May 11, 2023

UC doctoral student Shepherd Ellis gives commentary on the coronation of Charles III and his wife, Camilla, as king and queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms, which took place on May 6, 2023 at Westminster Abbey. Charles acceded to the throne on September 8, 2022, upon the death of his mother, Elizabeth II


Bearcats making a difference in East Africa

May 10, 2023

Marian Spencer Scholars, NEXT Innovation Scholars and UC students from Engineers Without Borders are traveling with Village Life Outreach Project to Tanzania for a host of service projects promoting healthcare, education and access to clean water.


UC Taft Research Group hosts Reporting ACEs Workshop for area...

Event: May 31, 2023 12:00 PM

The University of Cincinnati’s Taft Research Group: Building Resilient Communities invites area media managers, reporters, and other interested parties to a one-hour workshop on how to cover stories and interact with sources who have dealt with adverse childhood experiences.


New probe aids novel findings on cell functions

May 8, 2023

The University of Cincinnati's Jiajie Diao and Yujie Sun led recently published research showing the use of a new cellular probe helped discover new findings about certain cellular processes.


How to make the faculty job search less discouraging

May 5, 2023

Postdoctoral researchers often get little useful feedback about ways to improve their job applications for faculty positions. So a University of Cincinnati anthropologist set up a pilot program that invited postdoctoral researchers to review each others’ application documents.


UC Serves 2023 underscores university's commitment to Cincinnati...

April 27, 2023

This year, the university is celebrating the return of UC Serves – a day for staff and faculty to share the experience of intentional, focused service to the communities surrounding the University of Cincinnati campuses and beyond. The day of service helps connect UC with community neighbors and build stronger connections among university employees. UC Serves brings staff and faculty to the front lines in supporting UC’s institutional commitment to service and community impact in support of our local non-profit partners.


Spectrum News: UC study provides window into woodpecker's world

April 27, 2023

Spectrum News highlighted a study that examined the habitat needs of urban woodpeckers in Ohio. UC student Ruijia Hu found that pileated woodpeckers can survive in fragmented habitat if it has wooded corridors that allow them to move from patch to patch.


What is Sociology?

April 26, 2023

Sociology is a field of study that offers much more than just an understanding of the social world we live in. It provides a comprehensive insight into human behavior, social structures, and social change in a constantly evolving world. Katherine Castiello Jones, the undergraduate program director of the sociology department within UC’s College of Arts and Sciences, attests to its everyday significance. “Sociology is everywhere,” she says. “It can help us understand all different facets of our everyday lives. Sociology is very useful because it helps us make connections between our own individual experiences and the larger social forces that are having impacts on our lives.”


‘Somos familia’

April 26, 2023

“Somos familia” means “we are family,” and students from throughout the Latinx community are building family, finding success and continuing a legacy at UC.


Scientific American: Cool transportation hacks cities are using...

April 24, 2023

Young people may feel helpless when it comes to climate change, but small efforts might relieve their anxiety, says Carlie Trott, an assistant professor of psychology cited in a Scientific American article on climate change reduction. Trott says there is little research on how this global topic impacts the younger population.


Spectrum News: Disney premieres brand new trailer for 'Peter Pan...

April 24, 2023

Children's media expert Nancy Jennings appears on "The Morning Rush" to discuss changes being made to classic children's movies and cartoons to increase diversity and inclusion. Jennings says that the changes benefit children when they can see themselves in a character.


What is Anthropology?

April 20, 2023

When you think of anthropology, your mind may wander to popular media depictions of the discipline presented in television shows and movies like “Bones,” “Star Trek,” “Indiana Jones” and “Midsommar.” While there may be some truth to these portrayals, these are highly fictionalized accounts of the field of anthropology. If you’re interested in the subject you, may be asking yourself ‘what is anthropology, and what does an anthropologist actually do?’ A degree offered through UC’s College of Arts and Sciences, anthropology is an interdisciplinary major that investigates various aspects of the human condition and offers a range of career and post-graduate options. Anthropologists have an unbounded view of human history and evolution. They study the diverse origins, evolutionary pathways, and contemporary lives of humans across the globe. As careful observers of humans in their everyday surroundings, anthropologists often conduct intensive fieldwork to understand the complex interplays between individuals and the world around them. Anthropology offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees and provides students with a unique combination of analytical skills and experiential engagement with the complexities of global human diversity.


SPIA faculty speak to media regarding national defense leaks

April 17, 2023

An intelligence leak by a young Airman has the U.S. Department of Defense rethinking access and security clearances. Faculty at UC's School of Public and International Affairs convey their opinions to media on how secure the country's secrets are, and should be.


WXIX Fox 19: Experts give insight into U.S., China relations

April 17, 2023

UC experts Richard Harknett and Gregory Winger appear on Fox 19 to discuss growing tensions in U.S., China relations and what the impact of worsening relations between the counties could entail. Harknett is the director of UC's School of Public and International Affairs, and both he and Winger are cyber security experts, as well as foreign affairs experts.


Student entrepreneurs display innovation, ambition at pitch...

April 13, 2023

The Carl H. Lindner College of Business’ Center for Entrepreneurship held its annual IQ-E Pitch Competition and its first New Venture Championship on April 6 in Lindner Hall. Students from across the university came together to pitch their business ideas to a panel of entrepreneurs and members of the Cincinnati business community to compete for more than $30,000 in prizes.


Vox: What the new D&D movie gets – and misses – about the game

April 12, 2023

New Dungeons and Dragons movie gets acclaim from academic experts at the University of Cincinnati's School of Communication, Film, and Media Studies. The movie is based on the board game which employs role playing. Faculty say the movie is true to gamers, but also uses diversity and choice to mimic real life decision making.


UC biology major organizes event to inspire wildlife...

April 10, 2023

Between 200 and 2,000 extinctions occur on Earth every year, according to The International Union for Conservation of Nature (ICUN), a global environmental association. For Jacob Danner, a fourth-year biology major in UC's College of Arts and Sciences, this fact is alarming. He has a strong passion for wildlife conservation, and after hearing Lily Maynard, director of global conservation at The Cincinnati Zoo, present her research and speak of her community outreach efforts, Danner was inspired to act on that passion.


Researchers find evidence of twin mass extinctions

April 10, 2023

An international team of researchers say new evidence suggests a mass extinction 260 million years ago was not a single event but two separated by nearly 3 million years, both caused by the same culprit: massive volcanic eruptions.


UC welcomes Einstein public lecture series speaker Nathaniel...

Event: April 15, 2023 5:00 PM

“From Segregation to Research Mathematician” is the title of this year’s Einstein Public Lecture in Mathematics, presented in conjunction with the American Mathematical Society’s Spring Sectional Meeting. The meeting will be held at the University of Cincinnati on April 15-16, and is expected to draw hundreds of mathematical scholars from around the region to UC’s Uptown campus. The lecture will be presented by research mathematician Nathaniel Whitaker, interim dean of the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Natural Sciences. Whitaker has roots in UC’s College of Arts and Sciences, from which he earned his master’s degree in mathematics in the 1980s.


‘Snowball Earth’ might have been slushball

April 5, 2023

Scientists say the Marinoan Ice Age was one of the most extreme in the planet’s history, creating glacial ice that persisted for 15 million years. But new evidence collected in China suggests the Earth was not completely frozen — at least not toward the end of the ice age.


Focus turns to flood prevention in face of climate change

April 4, 2023

Planners have come up with many innovative ways to prevent flooding caused by heavy downpours — from planting rain gardens to installing green roofs. But few options work as well as a detention basin, researchers at the University of Cincinnati found. Cities are looking at better flood control measures in the face of climate change.


WVXU: UC scholar helped shape U.S. Cybersecurity Strategy

April 3, 2023

Richard Harknett, head of UC's School of Public and International Affairs, was the initial scholar in residence at the U.S. Command. The U.S. Cyber Strategy for 2023 was recently announced, with Harknett recognized by cyber expert and colleague Gregory Winger.


These birds vacation at their peril

April 3, 2023

University of Cincinnati scientists found that gregarious monk parakeets lose social standing during an absence. Top-ranked birds lost the most social standing while lower-ranked birds faced less aggression while rejoining the group. studied three groups of captive monk parakeets in 2021 and 2022. The new study, led by postdoctoral researcher Annemarie van der Marel, focused on testing whether social history was a critical component in structuring how the parakeets gained and maintained their ranks within their groups. Researchers were able to identify each bird’s status in the flock’s dominance hierarchy by observing their interactions and quantifying rank using networks of aggression.

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