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A Mayan Water System With Lessons for Today

The New York times

UC researchers Vern Scarborough and Nicholas Dunning reveal the results of the first systematic excavation of the Mayan water reservoirs at Tikal -- revealing much about how sustainable the system was. Though the methods were low-tech” (gravity, sand filtration, rock reservoirs), Tikal could be a model anew as people move back into the highlands to farm today.


Using cutting-edge technology, researchers unearth the


UC professor Jim Ridolfo's pioneering digitizing project will allow an Israeli Samaritan community to have access to ancient Smaritan manuscipts that were sold in the 19th and early 20th centuries. These texts are scattered in museums, libraries and archives around the world.


Iraq Presses Ahead With Global Partnerships Despite Challenges

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Dr. Gulbahar H. Beck­ett, di­rec­tor of Cin­cin­nati's Cen­ter for International Education and Research, is cited on UC's work with Salahaddin University in northeastern Iraq to im­prove the teach­ing of fi­nance, eco­nom­ics, and Eng­lish as a sec­ond lan­guage.


Did Belief in Gods Lead to Mayan Demise?


UC professor, Dr. Nicholas Dunning, geography, is cited on the collapse of the ancient Mayan civilization. While there is no doubt environmental degredation was a factor, it is also very likely that cultural factors were equally important.

Belize | El Salvador | Guatemala | Honduras | Mexico

Reponen Receives Finland Distinguished Professor Award

UC News

Tiina Reponen, UC professor of environmental health, will be working with two Finnish institutions to develop a bioaerosol testing center in Finland.


UC Emeriti Write Biography of Founder of Israel’s Nuclear Energy Program

UC News

Three University of Cincinnati faculty, Milton Orchin (chemistry), Henry Fenichel (physics) and William B. Jensen (chemistry), have collaborated to write the first book-length biography of noted Israeli scientist, Ernst David Bergmann. Their book, "Scientist in The Service of Israel: The Life and Times of Ernst David Bergmann, (1903-75)", was just published by The Hebrew University Magnes Press Ltd.

Germany | Israel

UC Research Reveals Water Management and Climate Change in Ancient Maya City

UC News

Dr. Nicholas Dunning and a team of UC graduate students excavated and mapped an ancient cave in the Yucatan Peninsula. Their findings revealing the cultural and religious significance of the site is presented Feb. 24, 2012 to the Association of American Geographers.


Colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Nursing Collaborate in Saudi Arabia

UC News

Under a new collaborative agreement, UC educators are helping a medical college in Saudi Arabia develop its curriculum for health education. Three representatives from UC's Academic Health Center traveled to Saudi Arabia this fall to visit the school, Inaya Medical College in Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia

Le nom retrouvé de Jeanne Baret, première circumnavigatrice et botaniste

Le Monde

Biology professor, Eric Tepe, discovers a new plant species that is a wild relative of the potato. He named it Solanum baretiae after Jeanne Baret, a pioneering yet mostly unheralded French botanist.

France | Peru

In Ancient Pompeii, Trash and Tombs Went Hand in Hand

UC News

UC doctoral student Allison Emmerson's research counters long-held assumptions about how and why tombs around Pompeii have been found piled high with ancient trash deposits in and around the structures, including butchered and charred animal bones, dog and equine bones, broken pottery and broken architectural material. Emmerson says cemeteries in ancient Pompeii were “mixed-use developments” with a variety of purposes that included serving as an appropriate site to toss out the trash.

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