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UC Magazine Cover Fall 2018

Terrific writing and storytelling this past issue. The feature story about Alberto Jones [“Finding his voice,” UC Magazine, September 2018] was amazing. Incredible what’s he’s overcome and what he’s made of himself. As a [UC] journalism alumnus myself, it makes me even prouder to see [Jones] on the rise. Also loved the supporting articles. Laura Mendez Ortiz is another Bearcat to keep an eye on; wonderful write-up on her as well. I always enjoy learning about UC history (we have nearly 200 years of it!). Glad to see so much of it this issue. Everyone deserves some props over at UC Magazine: the designers, writers, editors and photographers. Keep it up!

Chad Reid, A&S ’09, ’10
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Magazine keeps reader connected

I look forward to every publication of the UC Magazine and read it from cover to cover. Even though I have season tickets to basketball and football, it is the best way for me to stay connected to my university.

Roger Weaver, Ed ’76
Cincinnati, Ohio

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Arjun Chiddarwar, M (CEAS) ’18

Story helped launch career

Recently, I was interviewed at Microsoft for the position of software engineer. Before my interview, the interviewer had seen the UC magazine article and video [“Fixing gridlock from the sky,” in which Chiddarwar was featured] and they loved it.

After a series of technical interviews, I was offered the position, which I have accepted, and I am going to join Microsoft in the spring of 2019.

I wanted you to know I am grateful to UC Magazine. My career path wouldn’t have been the same without you.

Arjun Chiddarwar, M (Eng) ’18

UC Bicentennial stamp possible

The UC Timeline [September 2018] termed itself “a glimpse at the university’s impact over two centuries.” That impact is being fully examined by the U.S. Postal Services Citizen Stamp Advisory Commission, which is currently considering the issuance of a commemorative stamp or postcard honoring UC’s Bicentennial.

Fredrick Falls, DAAP ’70
Mansfield, Ohio

‘Superb’ timeline

I just want to thank you for putting together this superb overview of UC’s history! It is outstanding and will certainly help our faculty, staff and students understand more about who we are and how we got here.

Warren Huff
UC professor emeritus of Geology


Two researchers collaborate in the 1819 Innovation Hub
Creative collisions

Home to a new hub that fast-tracks marketplace breakthrough ideas and stokes creativity in teaching and basic research, the University of Cincinnati is proving that innovation is a mindset, not a major

Residents of UC's Gen-1 Theme House
Breaking the cycle

As UC’s Gen-1 program celebrates its 10th anniversary, students, alumni and staff reflect on the impact and success of the first-of-its-kind initiative

The Gardner Neuroscience Center
New home for neuroscience

The new UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute building is sensitive to the needs of patients who helped inform its design.

Nancy Smith
From prison to center stage

The world premiere opera “Blind Injustice” will explore the true stories of six people who were tried, convicted and imprisoned, but then ultimately freed by UC’s Ohio Innocence Project


UC Women's Golf team member
Down the drive

News section takes you to the heart of what’s happening at UC

Arjun Chiddarwar

Readers offer thoughts on recent editions of UC Magazine

UC alumnus Chad Reid
First person

How a UC liberal arts degree prepared me for the startup world

McMicken Hall on a foggy day

Studying the life and legacy of Charles McMicken

UC Alumni Director Jen Heisey
Last word

Thoughts on UC's Bicentennial from Alumni Director Jennifer Heisey