Uplifting stories help #UCtheGood
June 5, 2020
UC Marketing + Communications gathers recent uplifting stories to help the community focus on the good during coronavirus pandemic.
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James Cannon, a pianist, and Bert Nelson, an organist, are not the typical music students you would find walking the halls at UC’s College-Conservatory of Music. Both are retired airline pilots with distinguished careers in the military who are currently taking graduate-level classes in keyboard studies at CCM.
Janelle Gelfand featured Cannon and Nelson in the Cincinnati Business Courier, speaking to the keyboardists as well as their CCM professors about their studies. “Whether commanding commercial airliners or flying loops, rolls or the ‘Diamond Pass In Review’ with the Thunderbirds, both are awe-inspiring,” Gelfand wrote. “But what they are accomplishing now is a different kind of challenge.”
Nelson isn’t enrolled in a CCM degree program, but he currently takes graduate-level classes in organ performance with CCM Professor Michael Unger. Cannon began taking piano lessons through CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement in 2015. In 2018, he enrolled in CCM’s Master of Music program to study piano performance with CCM Professor Dror Biran.
“The life experience of these two pilots sets an example for students who are often stressed about winning competitions and auditions before they turn 30,” Unger told Gelfand. “What a gift for the 19- and 20-year-olds to see that we’re all in this together, we’re all learning together. It doesn’t matter if you’re a 19-year-old or someone in your 60s.”
June 5, 2020
June 5, 2020
Cooperative Education, pioneered by the University of Cincinnati, should be embraced by other universities according to an Inside Higher Ed columnist.
June 4, 2020
The COVID-19 Watcher, developed by two University of Cincinnati students, displays data from every county and 188 metropolitan areas in the country. Features of the dashboard include ranking of the worst affected areas and auto-generating plots that depict temporal changes in testing capacity, cases and deaths. The COVID-19 Watcher can provide the public with real-time updates of outbreaks in their area. The app pulls in data from the New York Times, which has been tracking COVID-19 cases since January, and merges it with sources from the U.S. Census to map cases for each county and metropolitan area.