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2023: A year in review

December 15, 2023

Review the University of Cincinnati's historic and productive year in 2023 through our year-in-review website.

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Hoffman Honors Scholars honor University of Cincinnati alumnus

December 4, 2023

The estate of Hugh Hoffman, MBA ’63, has established a new scholarship program at three University of Cincinnati colleges. A $56 million gift will create the Hoffman Honors Scholars Program and support student-athletes with an extraordinary endowment.

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Engineering student aims to develop a more sustainable world

November 20, 2023

As an aspiring power engineer, University of Cincinnati student Matt Smeal hopes to contribute to a more sustainable world by working towards better energy solutions. Smeal is a fifth-year electrical engineering student at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) specializing in electric energy systems with a minor in environmental studies. Currently, he serves as vice president for Clean Up Cincy, a volunteer litter clean-up organization, and is a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and Theta Tau engineering fraternity. He is also one of the first students to enroll in CEAS’s new Master of Engineering in Sustainable Energy, through the ACCEND program. ACCEND enables undergraduate students to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees concurrently.

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Global students thriving at the University of Cincinnati

November 13, 2023

With a new class of 1,543 for fall 2023—just 4 students short of last fall’s record-smashing intake—the University of Cincinnati’s international enrollment has reached 4,899 students, or 9.6% of the student population. It’s the highest number in UC’s history, up 15% from last year, due in part to UC's strong support for international student success.

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From co-op to CEO

November 13, 2023

Few understand the value of co-op quite like Jeremy Jarrett. Jarrett is president and CEO of Cincinnati-based tech consulting firm Kinetic Vision, a company that has integrated UC co-op students for over 30 years. Jarrett himself got his start at the company through co-op as UC aerospace student in the '90s.

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UC’s journalism department adds state-of-the-art TV studio

November 3, 2023

The journalism industry has changed dramatically over the years, and now the journalism department in UC’s College of Arts has added a professional grade television studio give its students an edge in an increasingly competitive field.

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California dreamin'

October 10, 2023

Students from the University of Cincinnati teamed up with a group from California State University, San Bernardino on a whirlwind geologic tour of northern California — from the Marin Headlands at the foot of the foggy Golden Gate Bridge to the black basaltic sands of Shell Beach to the massive granite outcrops of the Sierra Nevada dating back to the age of the Tyrannosaurus rex.

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With UC, you see the world

September 19, 2023

Study abroad is back to 75% of pre-COVID levels at the University of Cincinnati, and a wide variety of international study options is available to students in any program. Where do you see yourself in the world?

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Just in: UC tops 50,000 students

August 21, 2023

The University of Cincinnati is anticipating a record fall enrollment with a projected 50,500 students. The growth represents a 5.39% increase and reflects the university's core values around academic excellence, access and inclusion, and affordability.

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A legacy of service

August 10, 2023

Dr. Chris Lewis first visited Tanzania nearly 20 years ago as a UC medical resident intent on making a difference in the country. Now he’s instilling a passion for global health in a new generation of students through Village Life Outreach Project.

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UC geography study tour spans 36 years in Yucatan

July 26, 2023

University of Cincinnati Department of Geography Robert South leads 29th “sequent occupance” study abroad tour of the Yucatan since he created the program in 1987, showing the students the interaction of cultures over time in that landscape.

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Greetings, grace and gratitude

July 25, 2023

A team of UC students, faculty, staff and supporters traveled to East Africa for a service-learning trip across three villages in Tanzania. They returned to campus with a transformational cultural experience and lessons that last a lifetime.

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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.

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Co-ops allow UC undergrad to explore passions, career path

March 29, 2023

According to national studies, as many as 75% to 85% of undergraduate students will change their major at least once before earning their degree. One in ten undergraduate students will change their major more than once throughout their college career. With over 40 majors to choose from in the University of Cincinnati’s College of Arts and Sciences, declaring a major can be a comprehensive process. Fourth year undergraduate student Maggie Sweeney found her perfect fit in the International Affairs program. “I used my resources at UC and looked into a couple different majors,” said Sweeney. “International affairs stuck out to me because it is an interdisciplinary major and all my interests in history, language, and social justice were encompassed into one major as a whole.” 

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UC undergrad finds community, discovers his career path

February 6, 2023

Fourth year journalism student Zach Jarrell began his college career at the University of Cincinnati as a statistics major. Despite having an interest in studying journalism, Jarrell had his doubts. He was unsure about the practicality of that degree, and his ability to pay off his future student loans through it.

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Bearcat dreams come true on Decision Day

January 23, 2023

The newest Bearcats learn they’ve been accepted into the University of Cincinnati on Decision Day, and UC officials surprised area students at their high schools with admission, scholarships and more.

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How to spot a fake

December 6, 2022

University of Cincinnati chemists, geologists and art historians are collaborating to help area art museums answer questions about masterpieces and detect fakes — and teaching students about their methods.

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UC undergrad finds success in publishing internship

November 7, 2022

UC undergraduate Mars Robinson understands as well as any the financial challenges that can face college students. A non-traditional student, Robinson took a break after high school graduation before entering UC’s College of Arts and Sciences to pursue an English major with an emphasis on creative writing. In the beginning, Robinson worked in a casino to pay tuition while she pursued her degree. The night work wasn’t compatible with her goals, she says, and she found herself mentally drained and struggling academically. Then, in 2021, she found an internship opportunity with the University of Cincinnati Press.

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UC film and media studies grad finds home in regional theater

November 4, 2022

Sometimes it takes a couple of tries to find your true passion. University of Cincinnati alumna Deja Shanks took a second swing at her path and found professional home near the footlights and greasepaint at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

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Bearcats at the zoo

October 31, 2022

University of Cincinnati students and faculty get a chance to work on global wildlife conservation projects with the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, considered one of the best zoos in North America.

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UC joins historic U.S. academic outreach to Greece

October 31, 2022


The University of Cincinnati will join a historic delegation of U.S. academic institutions on a visit to Greece in November to explore new opportunities for student scholarship in both countries.

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Ancient Maya faced bane of urban sprawl, too

October 27, 2022

The ancient Maya’s Calakmul once was the biggest city in the Americas, full of apartment complexes, temples and shrines stretching across an area the size of Washington, D.C. New mapping tools are giving an international team of scientists their first complete look at the scale and complexity of the enormous metropolis hidden beneath centuries of rainforest.

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UC student finds purpose helping community through service...

September 23, 2022

Last summer, Molly McKee spent her days fulfilling her goal to work in community service. She combined her drive towards bettering the community with her co-op requirement in UC’s College of Arts and Sciences through a co-op position with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. A fourth-year student, McKee is double majoring in political science and International affairs, with a minor in Spanish. Having discovered the service learning co-op option through UC’s honors program, McKee landed a position as an outreach center programs associate position at St. Vincent de Paul. For her, the experience was transformational.

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School of rocks

September 20, 2022

A group of UC Geology graduate students, faculty and alumni saw billions of years of the Earth's history on a field trip to Northern Minnesota and the Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada region in early August 2022.

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CCM Play Series opens with dramatic double bill, 'Lysistrata'...

Event: September 29, 2022 8:00 PM

Ellen McLaughlin’s adaptations of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata and Euripides’ The Trojan Women tell stories of women impacted by war and their struggle to take control of their fates. A satirical comedy, Lysistrata focuses on women who try to end the Peloponnesian War by going celibate until their men see reason and lay down their arms. Known as the first anti-war play in the western canon, The Trojan Women focuses on the surviving women who grapple with grief, fear and the total devastation of their homes after their city’s defeat in the Trojan War.

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National rankings highlight UC’s co-op program, innovation

September 12, 2022

The University of Cincinnati’s co-op program stands at No. 4 in the U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings, continuing its historical placement among the top five co-op programs in the country — and No. 1 for co-op among public universities. The latest 2023 issue of the magazine’s influential “Best Colleges” guide ranks UC in the top tier, including among the “most innovative among national universities,” (No. 68) — UC’s first-ever ranking in that category.

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A UC first: Enrollment tops 48,000

August 18, 2022

The University of Cincinnati anticipates record enrollment as classes begin Monday, Aug. 22, with a projected 48,300 students — a 3% increase over last year. It will mark nearly a decade of continuous growth of a student body that increasingly reflects the university’s core values.

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Future environmental engineer takes helm of UC student government

August 12, 2022

Meet UC Student Body President Isaac Smitherman. He's a third-year environmental engineering major. Smitherman, a Black openly gay student and possibly the first to lead the UC student body, is also a vegan and a proponent of sustainable practices that support human, ecological and economic health and well-being.

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UC students uncover ancient city

August 10, 2022

The Cincinnati Enquirer highlights research by UC associate professor Steven Ellis and his students who are discovering new insights about ancient civilizations in Italy.

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Life on Mars

July 11, 2022

The first year of the Perseverance rover mission on Mars captured the imaginations of scientists and the public alike with an interplanetary helicopter flight and the first chance to hear the sounds of the red planet. But two students at the University of Cincinnati say the best is yet to come in year two as the rover and their NASA science team begin in earnest to look for ancient life on another planet.

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UC launches coast-to-coast co-op contest

June 14, 2022

Share a photo or short video (1-minute or less) of yourself at work telling us what you like about co-op on Instagram or LinkedIn during UC's first Coast-to-Coast Co-op Contest. We want to hear about the projects you’re working on, where you work, the people you work with, or other perks of the job.

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How to give a hippo an ultrasound

May 26, 2022

University of Cincinnati master's student Julie Barnes works as a veterinarian at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden where she recently performed an ultrasound on a hippo.

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UC exchange student shoots for the stars

May 16, 2022

Paula Vulić, a master’s student in astrophysics from the University of Zagreb in Croatia set her sights high during an internship exchange semester this spring at the University of Cincinnati.

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UC leads demonstration project to improve Ohio streams

May 4, 2022

Biologists at the University of Cincinnati are studying low-cost ways to improve water quality and wildlife habitat in Greater Cincinnati’s creeks. UC biologists Stephen Matter and Michael Booth are examining whether water quality and wildlife habitat can be improved simply by adding logs and branches in select parts of the upper Cooper Creek. The addition of fallen timber could help slow periodic floodwaters, create more standing pools for fish during droughts and add nutrients for plants and fungus that support other aquatic life, researchers said.

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