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UC establishes Center for Truth, Racial Healing, Transformation

August 6, 2020

A center to provide space for racial healing and address social injustice through research and community dialogue opens this summer at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Arts and Sciences (A&S). The Center for Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRT) at UC will join a nationwide network of 22 similar centers at higher education institutions partnering with the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) . Since 2018, the AAC&U has established centers across the country, from the University of California, Irvine to Duke University to The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.

Biosensor detects toxins in water sources

August 5, 2020

University of Cincinnati environmental engineers and chemists developed a biosensor to detect toxins in surface water such as streams, rivers and lakes. Funded through National Science Foundation (NSF) grants, the research was recently featured in an NSF video. The research is led by Dionysios Dionysiou, professor of environmental engineering, and addresses the importance of detecting toxic products of cyanobacteria algal blooms, which are formed mainly by agricultural runoff.

UC alumnus named Hamilton County health commissioner

August 5, 2020

By Adam Cline College of Arts & Sciences (A&S) graduate Greg Kesterman has recently been appointed to health commissioner for Hamilton County Public Health (HCPH). According to Kesterman, UC helped his career by giving him “the opportunity to explore and develop my interests while interacting with a diverse group of instructors and fellow students.” Kesterman graduated with a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies in 2002.

Innovative UC start-up gives back to community during COVID-19...

August 5, 2020

By Adam Cline When the area non-profit Locally Fed began just a couple of months ago, things happened fast. Started by UC students, including College of Arts and Sciences Journalism graduate Madalyn Norman, and current students Madi Rinaldi and Emily Buck, the organization was designed as an innovative solution to a unique challenge: helping feed Cincinnati during the COVID-19 pandemic and support restaurants hit hard by the crisis. To get started, the women solicited donations from friends and family to buy meals from local eateries. They also reached out to different publications to get the word out and keep the donations coming in.

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