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UC biologists unlock secrets of beetle’s amazing vision

March 20, 2024

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have found that sunburst diving beetles need water to develop and maintain their sharp vision. And understanding the foundations of this mechanism could shed light on our own vision deficits.


SPIA event March 19: 'Misinformation, Disinformation, and Media...

Event: March 19, 2024 2:00 PM

Join UC’s School of Public and International Affairs for the 2024 Michael Margolis Digital Citizenship event “Misinformation, Disinformation, and Media in Democracy” on Tuesday, March 19, from 2-3:20 p.m., at Clifton Court Hall, Room 1170.


UC selects executive director to lead new Portman Center

March 13, 2024

UC has appointed Andrew Lewis, an associate professor in the department of political science, as the permanent executive director of the Portman Center for Policy Solutions. Officially opened on Oct. 23, 2023, the Portman Center for Policy Solutions is located in the School of Public and International Affairs in UC’s College of Arts and Sciences. Its mission is to encourage individuals, regardless of their political views, to find common ground and solve problems in the political sphere. “I think it is critically important to find a way forward for this country, the campus community, and the city of Cincinnati,” Lewis said. “We can demonstrate that real, important work can get done by people with different ideological outlooks.” Through academic programming, research, and seminars with political figures at the local, state, and federal levels, the center provides an educational platform for comprehensive civic discussions. It also offers student fellowships, scholarships, and internship opportunities to cultivate the next generation of leaders, enhancing their education and fostering the ability to engage in bipartisan conversations and decision-making.


Fox19: UC uses fossils to teach kids about environment

March 7, 2024

Fox19 highlights a field trip that fifth and sixth graders from the Clifton Area Neighborhood School took to UC for a visit with geosciences faculty to learn about the environment. The science day was sponsored by UC's Center for Public Engagement with Science.


What Is Classics?

March 7, 2024

Housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, the classics program is filled to the brim with world-renowned faculty and access to many professional resources. Many classics students began their UC experience outside of classics but came to love the variety of skills and lessons to learn.


UC institute picks four industry research projects for 2024

March 7, 2024

A University of Cincinnati institute selected four new projects to tackle in its second year of helping high-tech industries address their most complicated problems. UC’s Industry 4.0/5.0 Institute is dedicated to harnessing UC’s collective talent across campuses to help solve pressing issues facing businesses.


DAAP, A&S launch cutting-edge games and animation program

March 6, 2024

UC's innovative BFA in Games and Animation blends art and tech, offering hands-on learning, industry partnerships, and a diverse, collaborative approach to prepare students for success in the dynamic fields of digital entertainment.


UC College of Arts and Sciences welcomes new leadership

March 6, 2024

The College of Arts and Sciences announced Littisha Bates and Jay Twomey as the newest additions to the office of the dean. Bates and Twomey’s inclusion will bring new focuses on transformative through cultivating a climate of inclusion and appreciation for the humanities.


What is Africana Studies?

February 29, 2024

In the Africana studies major within UC’s College of Arts and Sciences, you will explore a variety of approaches to understand the experiences of African, African American, Afro-Latin, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-European populations globally. This interdisciplinary program blends tools from sociology, psychology, literature, anthropology, politics, and history to address social issues affecting people of African descent across continents and diasporas.


UC discovers way to bind nanotubes to metals

February 29, 2024

Researchers have demonstrated a new chemical process that grafts nanotubes to metal surfaces to create a strong, consistent, conductive link. The process opens up new possibilities for using this strong, lightweight material.


UC will gather to honor alumni at 'Night with A&S'

Event: March 6, 2024 5:30 PM

Four outstanding alumni and donors will be celebrated on Wed., March 6 during UC’s annual Night with A&S event. The ceremony also recognizes all the donors who have contributed to the forward momentum and impact of UC’s College of Arts and Sciences, and will be hosted by Dean James Mack.


Preserving the past: Archivist speaks on preserving Black...

Event: February 22, 2024 6:30 PM

As part of its full slate of Black Future Month events, UC welcomes Meredith Evans, director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta, for a special lecture on the power and significance of archival history for the future of Black communities in America.


The Independent: This man has been swatted 47 times for making a...

February 14, 2024

A seemingly harmless take on Twitter turned into an years-long campaign of harassment, death threats and dozens of ‘swatting’ attacks on an individual. An arrest has been made, but swatting needs to be taken more seriously, says UC cybersecurity expert Gregory Winger, an assistant professor in the School of Public and International Affairs.


UC expert helps museum's 'Pompeii' come to life

February 13, 2024

University of Cincinnati Classics Professor Steven Ellis last year published the first of four historical volumes on his work as director of excavations at Pompeii’s Porta Stabia neighborhood. Now he is lending his expertise to a new exhibit on Pompeii at the Cincinnati Museum Center. “Pompeii: The Exhibition” opens at the museum on Feb. 16. It features 150 priceless artifacts from the ancient city.


WVXU: Former Sens. Portman, Heitkamp talk 'civility in polarized...

February 9, 2024

A speaker event at UC's Portman Center for Policy Solutions drew a large crowd on Feb. 5. Two former senators spoke to attendees on the importance of "Civility in Polarized Times." The former senators were: Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio).


Three A&S alumni to be highlighted at 10th annual Onyx & Ruby...

February 9, 2024

UC will be celebrating alumni excellence at the 10th Onyx & Ruby Gala on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, hosted by the African American Alumni Affiliate. This black-tie affair, a highlight of the UC Alumni Association's annual events, recognizes the achievements of Black alumni, faculty, staff, and students, awarding them with prestigious honors.


Black FUTURE month is here 

February 6, 2024

The University of Cincinnati’s annual Black History Month celebration is back and better than ever. This year’s celebration has been renamed Black FUTURE Month by organizers, and includes something for everyone—from tours of historical Black churches to cosplays to Drink n’ Thinks, field trips and food.


Business Courier: Physicist joins composer for fund-raiser...

Event: February 9, 2024 3:00 PM

Physicist Alan Lightman will take part in a fundraiser discussion for the nonprofit group the Well on Thursday, Feb. 8, with UC graduate and composer Brian Raphael Nabors. Lightman also will give a free public talk on "The Miraculous from the Material" at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Probasco Auditorium.


Connecticut Public Radio: A look at how 2024 was imagined

January 29, 2024

The time is 2024 and society as we know it is breaking down. This was the prediction of Octavia E. Butler (1947–2006). is her 1993 fiction novel: "The Parable of the Sower." UC speculative fiction expert Cassandra Jones joined a panel of speculative fiction experts to talk about Butler's book and the similarities to today.


UC Portman Center event: 'Civility in Polarized Times'

Event: February 5, 2024 2:30 PM

Former U.S. senators Heidi Heitkamp and Rob Portman discuss 'Civility in Polarized Times" at UC's Portman Center within the School of Public and International Affairs. The event takes place Monday, Feb. 5, 2023 in Clifton Court Hall.


UC Visiting Writers series returns for spring, with...

Event: February 1, 2024 12:00 AM

UC’s Visiting Writers Series kicks off with a five-event program featuring authors and poets who have been nationally and internationally recognized for their work by The New York Times, The Guardian and The Wall Street Journal.


WVXU: Ohio social media law heads to court

January 19, 2024

A new law in Ohio that would require parental consent to use social media platforms is being challenged in court. UC's children's media expert Nancy Jennings says more education and digital literacy would solve some of the issues cited in the law.


UC hosts week of events focusing on sustainability

Event: January 29, 2024 5:18 PM

UC's Center for Public Engagement with Science is hosting a week of events focused on sustainability. The week features a sustainable lab webinar and multiple events with keynote speaker Mitchell Thomashow.


Rain can spoil a wolf spider’s day, too

January 17, 2024

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati found that wolf spiders can’t signal others or perceive danger from predators as easily after it rains. Even communicating with would-be mates is harder when rain saturates the forest floor.


WVXU: Congressman Brad Wenstrup on why he's not seeking...

January 12, 2024

Political scientist David Niven teaches American politics and conducts research on campaigns, political communication and death penalty policy. He is often a guest speaker on WVXU's Cincinnati Edition covering Ohio politics. In this segment, he discusses the departure of Brad Wenstrup from Congress, an office Wenstrup held for five decades.


UC Classics professor returns to 'Jeopardy!'

January 9, 2024

UC Associate Professor Kelly Shannon-Henderson competed on the quiz show "Jeopardy!" again on Thursday, Jan. 4, as part of the show's Second Chance competition. Shannon-Henderson studies Greek and Latin prose literature in UC's Classics Department.

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