Research News Archive
Dec. 18, 2002/Digital Press Publication Receives National Award
The Western History Association has honored the Digital Press with the Dwight L. Smith Award for the UCDP's publication of James Otto Lewis' The Aboriginal Portfolio: The Complete Edition.
Dec. 2, 2002/Surprising New Twist To Relationship Of The Spider And The Fly
The proverbial pairing of the spider and the fly takes an unexpected turn in new research published by UC biologist George Uetz.
Nov. 26, 2002/Professor Awarded For Article Outlining The Right Way To Downsize
A UC communication professor outlines a communication strategy for handling layoffs that provides a win-win situation for empoyers, employees -- and even herself. Her study won a National Communication Association award.
Nov. 19, 2002/UC Earns 13 Percent More In Research Dollars
Research fundingtat UC is up by more than 13 percent over last year. UC's research achievements place it among the most selective universities in the country.
Oct. 30, 2002/Scouting Out Al Queda: UC Researcher Develops New Methods of Counter-Terrorism
"Where in the world is Osama bin Laden?" is a question that geographer Richard Beck has helped to answer, using satellite imaging and other tools.
Oct. 29, 2002/Geological Study Documents Changes in Coral Reefs
A recent study of coral formations in different tropical locations will be used to help geologists reconstruct climate and storm patterns of the past and learn more about the preservation of reefs.
Oct. 29, 2002/Research Presented At 2002 Geological Society of America Meeting
A grad student explores whether volcanoes age like people; a different study documents changes in coral reefs; scouting out Al Queda: UC researcher develops new methods of counter-terrorism.
Oct. 25, 2002/A Break-Through For Women in Politics: 2002 The "Turning Point"
As a banner year for women in elections unfolds, UC researcher Judith Trent shares the five key points she learned from interviews with women politicians.
Oct. 23, 2002/Ohio Technology Initiative Supports UC Learning Communities
Improving student learning is the goal of the Ohio Learning Network project. Positive early results won UC $75,000 in additional funding for three learning communities.
Oct. 21, 2002/From Trash To Treasure: UC Think Tank Dissects Mummy-Hid Scroll
UC's Department of Classics convenes international scholars to assess a mysterious scroll.
Oct. 14, 2002/Archeologist Brian Rose Makes His Troy Finale
Ancient golden jewelry, hidden sculptures of fampus emperors and other historic treasures are the discoveries that have filled the career of Brian Rose over the last 15 seasons at Troy, the fabled site of the Trojan War.
Oct. 11, 2002/New Poll Data Shows Ohioans See "Intelligent Design" As A Religion-Based Concept
As Ohio consideres the concept of "intelligent design" for its curricula, new work from UC and Case Western Reserve suggests that concept as a religious explanation of human origins.
Oct. 7, 2002/UC Researcher Preps Robot Rover For Mars
Satellite imaging expert Richard Beck worked with NASA to test a data-gathering system that may someday be used to explore other planets.
Oct. 2, 2002/UC Community Partnership Awarded $200,000 Grant To Build On the Success of Local Head Start Programs
Preschoolers from low-income families will gain success in the classroom as a UC partnership, one of only five university collaborations nationwide, is awarded federal funding for research.
Sept. 18, 2002/UC Scholar Finds Treasure at Local Art Museum
A burial casket at Cincinnati Art Museum bore a surprising discovery for UC Professor Steven Fine. It shows pyramids that graced the landscape where Jesus is believed to have walked.
Sept. 13, 2002/UC Geology Students Research Volcano in Hawaii
UC geology students got a jump start on classes and a unique opportunity to conduct research in volcanology this month. They're in Hawaii studying a series of volcanoes on the Big Island, including Kilauea which continues to erupt.
Aug. 30, 2002/Paper by UC Prof Awarded Group's Top Research Honor
A UC business professor has a winning approach to understanding lost sales. Her research just earned the top award from the American Marketing Association.
Aug. 21, 2002/Anniversary Volume Gives New Voice to Pioneer Accounts of Sioux Uprising
August marks the 140th anniversary of the Great Sioux Uprising. A new volume editied by UC German American scholar Don Heinrich Tolzmann gives eyewitness accounts from two women pioneers.
Aug. 5, 2002/UC's Digital Press Highlights Rare, Historic Pieces of Americana
The UCDP's newest publication, McKenney & Hall's History of the Indian Tribes of North America: The First Issue, is one of the world's earliest and most extensive collections of Native American Portraits.
July 29, 2002/UC Scholar Launches Book Series on Greek Jews in the Holocaust
UC scholar Steve Bowman launches a new series of books examinging the experiences of Greek Jews in the Holocaust.
July 22, 2002/Muddy Mayan Mystery Made Clearer by UC Researchers
Research on the Maya led by two UC scholars reveals evidence of a human-induced environmental transformation that changed perennial wetlands and lakes in Latin America to swamps. Their findings also bring a warning about modern-day deforestation in the tropics.
July 18, 2002/UC Study Shows Effectiveness of Ohio's Drug Courts
The drug court concept is succeeding in Ohio, according to a comprehensive study by UC researchers.
July 16, 2002/Geology Consortium Work Attracts Students Nationwide
July 11, 2002/Summer Research Program Offers Opportunities for Young Women
National studies indicate that women hold just 12 percent of science and engineering jobs even though they make up 45 percent of the workforce. The University of Cincinnati Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program is working to change that.
July 10, 2002/UC Biology Research Featured in Top Science Journal
UC researchers find tropical snake with unusal eating habits. Their findings are published in Nature.
June 6, 2002/Honors Scholar Jannelle Sikorski Goes Global for Degree
June 5, 2002/Three UC Faculty Named Distinguished Professors
A physicist, a psychiatry researcher and a medical teacher earn renown for their achievements.
June 3, 2002/UC Leads Awards for Ohio Technology Initiative
The Ohio Learning Network awards UC $596,050, the highest amount of grant money won by an Ohio institution.
May 29, 2002/New UC Center Aims to Improve Urban Education
Improving urban schools is the goal of a new UC educational center that will coordinate nearly $4 million in funding.
May 23, 2002/UC Historian Writes on the Overlooked Forefather
Who was the father of the American Revolution? He's a man who seldom gets much credit these days -- except as a brewer, which he really wasn't. It's Samuel Adams, the subject of a new biography written by John K. Alexander, professor of history in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences.
May 22, 2002/UC Becomes One of Two Sites Nationally for Crucial Research
MAST Center pools students, scholars and industry to conduct research to develop scientific and technical applications of biological and synthetic membranes.
May 14, 2002/UC Libraries Rise in Research Rankings
University of Cincinnati Libraries have achieved the goal of reaching the Top 50 in the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) rankings, moving into number 49 for the 2000-2001 academic year with a gain of three positions from the year before. The UC ranking is based on data from University Libraries, Medical Libraries and the Law Library.
May 10, 2002/UC Archeologists Preserve Pigments of the Past
UC Archeologists have worked to save a brightly painted marble coffin that has survived the centuries. Dropped by looters, this archeological treasure is decorated with the most extensive painting surviving on a sarcophagus of the classical Greek period.
May 3, 2002/Ancient Chinese Rocks Bring Clues to Climate Change
McMicken College of Arts and Sciences geologists studying rocks more than 700 million years old from southern China are hoping the rocks will reveal information about global climate change and a better understanding of an event called "Snowball I."
May 3, 2002/Biologists Find Resistant Bacteria in Ohio River
The data was collected during River Run 2001, a collaborative research project involving UC, Northern Kentucky University, Thomas More College and Marshall University.
May 3, 2002/Geologists Show How Wetlands Can Clean Up Acid Mine Drainage
Acid mine drainage is a global problem that results when chemical reactions involving key elements (sulfur and iron) react with water in the environment, ultimately producing sulfuric acid. Geology Professor Barry Maynard and graduate student Adam Flege studied the effectiveness of constructed and natural wetlands in six sites affected by acid mine drainage in Indiana (Pike, Warrick, and Greene counties) and Ohio (Coshocton and Muskingum counties).
April 25, 2002/Technology Experts Team with Native Americans
A UC satellite imaging expert heads a NASA-funded project that will expand the technological capacities of Native Americans on reservations throughout the state of Minnesota.
April 25, 2002/Experimental Teaching Brings UC's Expertise to Native Americans
A UC professor experiments with two-way Internet over satellite technology to bring technology courses to Native Americans.
April 19, 2002/Community Reading Project Under Study at UC
UC Communication researchers examine On the Same Page project as a tool of persuasion.
April 18, 2002/UC Historian Collaborates with Supreme Court Justice to Publish Historic Memoir
A collaborative effort by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Historian Linda Przybyszewski results in a book due in May 2002.
April 17, 2002/Authors, Editors and Composers Honored for Array of Published Works
Books, music and art just some of the published research showcased at a UC reception April 24
April 16, 2002/UC Assistant Professor Writes Eugenics History
Most people think of Hitler and the Nazis when they think of eugenics. Historian wendy Kline has written a book about the movement to "build a better race" in the United States.
April 11, 2002/Glaciers Study Helps Track Global Cimate Change
Twelve years of research by UC geologist Thomas Lowell and an international team of collaborators are helping scientists better understand abrupt changes in Earth's climate. The long-term project recently attracted a top national climate change panel to New Zealand to see for themselves the evidence these geologists have collected.
April 4, 2002/History Dissertation of Sanjam Ahluwalia Awarded as Ohio's Best
The Ohio Academy of History honors the work of a UC doctoral student.
March 28, 2002/UC Researchers Improve Detection of Dangerous Microbes
Faculty members Daniel Oerther, Ian Papautsky and Brian Kinkle are awarded $100,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation.
March 28, 2002/UC Chemist William Connick Earns Prestigious National Science Award
Connick's work with photons earns him the National Science Foundation's CAREER Award.
March 1, 2002/UC Research Leads to Action in the Kansas Legislature
Feb. 6, 2002/Grad Student Sachin Modi Awarded For Robotics Research
Feb. 5, 2002/Educator Patricia O'Reilly Explores Gender Equality in the Classroom
Feb. 1, 2002/Assistant Professor Glen Kreiner Finds Out Who's Doing the Dirty Work
Jan. 22, 2002/History Professor Barbara Ramusack Awarded Fulbright to India
Jan. 22, 2002/Faculty Member Kirtsen Nigro to Study Transformation in Mexico
Jan. 22, 2002/Fulbright Scholar Shafiqul Islam Working to Save Lives in Bangladesh
Jan. 22, 2002/Fulbright Scholar Richard Harknett Off to Austria
Jan. 22, 2002/UC Number One Nationally in Criminal Justice Research
Jan. 10, 2002/Assistant Professor Wendy Eisner Finds Facinating Research From Little Figurines
Jan. 9, 2002/UC Moves Up Nationally in Research Rankings
Dec. 28, 2001/Tiny Particles of Big Importance To Three UC Physicists
Nov. 15, 2001/UC Led Team Tracks Climate Change in the Tundra
Nov. 7, 2001/UC Geologists Well Represented at Major National Conference
Nov. 5, 2001/Amateur Fossil Hunter Gets World Recognition
Oct. 30, 2001/UC Geographers Present Research at National Conference
Oct. 30, 2001/UC Graduate Student Kevin Raleigh Examines Alcohol Sales in Kentucky
Oct. 24, 2001/UC Research Funding Hits Record High
Oct. 19, 2001/Research by UC Professor Abraham H. Miller Finds Gaps in U.S. Intelligence
Oct. 17, 2001/UC Engineering Innovation Launches High-tech Firm
Sept. 19, 2001/UC Engineers Team with Air Force Scientists on New Research
Sept. 5, 2001/WISE Undergrads Celebrate Success: Details on Summer Research Experience
Sept. 4, 2001/UC in Europe: Students Witness History with Introduction to the Euro
Sept. 4, 2001/UC Glacial Studies in Alaska Come to an Emotional Close
Sept. 4, 2001/Indiana Geologists Join UC Glacier Exploration in Alaska
Aug. 31, 2001/UC in Europe Joel Wyler Honored as International Studies Fellow
Aug. 31, 2001/UC in Europe Perils in a City of Pedalers
Aug. 31, 2001/Reading High Grad Michelle Hart Explores Alaska's Glaciers
Aug. 29, 2001/UC Glacier Exploration Draws Students from Northern Kentucky
Aug. 28, 2001/Anderson Grad Janelle Sikorski on Glacial Challenge in Alaska
Aug. 27, 2001/Norwood Native Amy Cochran Challenges Alaska's Glaciers
Aug. 24, 2001/Professor Tom Lowell's Expedition Reaches Halfway Point
Aug. 24, 2001/UC Student Patrick Applegate on Expedition in Alaska
Aug. 22, 2001/Graduate Katie Schoenenberger Tracks Climate Change in Alaska
Aug. 21, 2001/Grad Student Donovan Pena Honored with Dissertation Award
Aug. 20, 2001/Geology Student Rebecca Reverman on Alaskan Adventure
Aug. 20, 2001/Going for the Cold: Glacier Studey in Alaska
Aug. 17, 2001/Blasco Sobrinho of University College Takes New Approach to Relating Academic Theories
Aug. 15, 2001/UC Professor Thomas Lowell Leads Field Study in Alaska
Aug. 13, 2001/Are Working Moms Getting Shortchanged? Results of New Study
Aug. 9, 2001/Aerospace Students Ride the "Vomit Comet" to Research Control of Nanosatellites
Aug. 9, 2001/Geologist Thomas Lowell Studies Climate Change on Alaska's Glaciers
Aug. 3, 2001/Marketing Faculty Andrea Dixon, Raj Mehta and James Comer Published in "Journal of Marketing"
Aug. 3, 2001/Education's Annie Bauer Authors Book on Adolescents and Inclusion
July 23, 2001/UC Wins Two More Eminent Scholar Awards: Pediatrics and Genetics
July 17, 2001/Historian Linda Przybyszewski Teams With Justice Ginsburg in Examining Supreme Court History
July 17, 2001/Communication and Environment Conference Features Local "Toxic Tours" and More
July 10, 2001/Historian Zane Miller Recounts 150 Years of Clifton
July 6, 2001/Classics Researchers Turn Up Treasure in Ancient Well
June 28, 2001/Edna Kaneshiro Elected Fellow of American Academy of Microbiology
June 27, 2001/Physics Student Jennifer Raaf Earns European Trip, Confers with Nobel Laureates
June 18, 2001/Chemistry's Hershel Jude Earns National Fellowship: Research Could Enhance Solar Power Devices
June 1, 2001/Archaeologist Gisela Walberg Excavates Bronze Age Town in Cyprus
May 30, 2001/Advanced Planning Students Research Region's Future
May 23, 2001/Engineering Lab Close to Producing "Wristwatch" Mini-Medical Monitor
May 16, 2001/Researchers Get Set for Summer 2001 Rescue Mission in Crete
May 15, 2001/Paleontologists' New Fossil Database Raises Questions About Global Radiation
May 14, 2001/Historian Roger Daniels Pens New Book on Immigration's Benefits
May 14, 2001/Planner David Varady's Surveys Show Economic, Racial Shifts in Public Housing
May 8, 2001/Classics' William Johnson Puts Music of Imperial Rome on the Web
May 1, 2001/VP Howard Jackson Delivers Keynote on Research and the Changing Role of Research Universities
May 1, 2001/Internet2 Day at UC Set for May 10
April 26, 2001/A New Class of Glass: Mobile Silver Ions Appear Key to New Materials
April 24, 2001/"Active" Problem-Based Learning Comes to Campus
April 23, 2001/Medical Center Names Director for New Genome Research Institute
April 17, 2001/Medical Center Names Director for New Genome Research Institute
April 4, 2001/Marketing's James Kellaris Studies Why We Get Songs Stuck in Our Heads
March 29, 2001/Chemists and Physicists Earn National Recognition
March 23, 2001/Jack Davis of Classics in Albania: Finds Chaotic Growth Endangers Heritage
March 13, 2001/Anthropologist Lynn Schepartz Makes Unusual Bone Find in China
March 12, 2001/School Violence Researcher Keith King Receiving National Recognition
March 12, 2001/Geology Field Trip Digs Up Surprise: Possible New Trilobite Species
March 5, 2001/Archaeologists Off to Albania on Cultural Rescue Mission
March 2, 2001/Engineering Researchers Win Big in Aerospace Funding Competition
Feb. 28, 2001/Don Heinrich Tolzmann Book Details German American History
Feb. 28, 2001/Open House Offers Inside Look at UC's Newest Research Center
Feb. 19, 2001/Anthropologist Examines the Power of Water on Ancient Civilizations
Feb. 15, 2001/Doctoral History Student Natasha Margulis Researching Serbia's Most Famous Muse
Feb. 14, 2001/Geologist Thomas Lowell Delves into Chilean Lakes to Resolve Ice Age Climate Questions
Feb. 14, 2001/Historians Debut New Ohio Valley History Journal
Feb. 9, 2001/Computer Engineer Yiming Hu Wins Prestigious NSF CAREER Award
Feb. 5, 2000/Two Professors Collaborate on Underground Railroad Documentary
Feb. 5, 2001/Engineers Find Magnetic Method to Detect Flaws in Metal
Feb. 2, 2001/Law Students Work to Repeal Discriminatory Statutes
Jan. 31, 2001/Biologists Propose New Grouping for Mammals: Afrotheria
Jan. 24, 2001/UC Trustees Vote to Accept Donation of Land from Aventis
Jan. 16, 2001/Students Finds Bones that Prove Homer was Right About Sacrifices
Jan. 16, 2001/BioChemist Searches for Clues to HIV Binding
Jan. 10, 2001/Missouri Confederate Still Making Impact, Says UC Author
Jan. 8, 2001/Book on Ancient Greek Poetry Wins Scholarship Kudos
Jan. 5, 2001/New Department of Biomedical Engineering Set to Grow
Jan. 5, 2001/Civil Engineers to Open Large-Scale Test Facility
Jan. 4, 2001/Classics Alumnus Wins Gold Medal in Archaeology
Dec. 21, 2000/UC Engineer Helps Federal Investigation into Firestone Tire Failures
Dec. 8, 2000/College of Business Administration Earns Applause for Scholarly Efforts
Dec. 7, 2000/Psychology Book Offers Guidance for Changing Economy
Nov. 29, 2000/Trustees Approve Biomedical Engineering Department Whitaker Foundation Grant Supports Initiative
Nov. 14, 2000/
Geology Research Focus: Hurricanes, Continental Collisions and Massive Earthquakes
Nov. 14, 2000/NASA-Glenn Conference Features UC's OhioView Collaboration
Nov. 7, 2000/
Arctic Research Uncovers New Clues to Global Warming
Oct. 30, 2000/
Chemical Weapons Cleanup Earns National Recognition for Engineer
Oct. 27, 2000/
Planners Target Environmental, Economic Issues in Indonesia
Oct. 18, 2000/
Materials Science and Engineering Professor Earns Second R&D 100 Award
Oct. 13, 2000/
Engineers Find New Way to Clean Contaminated Soil
Oct. 11, 2000/
Engineers Win $16.7 Million EPA Grant
Oct. 4, 2000/UC Underground: Biologists Search Caves for Signs of Evolution
Oct. 9, 2000/Political Scientists Launch Internet Polling Experiment
Oct. 3, 2000/
Biologists Find Evolution Evidence in Kentucky Caves
Oct. 2, 2000/
UC Educator Develops Model Program to Prevent School Violence
Oct. 2, 2000/
UC Engineers Attract Record Research Funding
Sept. 26, 2000/
UC Technology Helps in the Hunt for Oil
Sept. 24, 2000/
UC Engineers Find Way to Build Durable Biochip from Plastic
March 10, 2000/
Communications Researcher Finds Honesty Has Political Payoff
March 3, 2000/Wired for Politics? Researchers Examine Internet's Impact
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