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STEM Bicycle Club teaches life skills, offers options

February 22, 2021

Mary Jane Watson suggests to the girls in her Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative (GCSC) Bicycle Club that they name their bikes. The middle school students from Norwood Middle School may look at her funny but she has a reason. “I think it subconsciously gives them a stronger tie to their bike and represents what will happen if they take care of it,” says Mary Jane, who is a Senior Scientist at Procter & Gamble. Using bikes as a tool, middle school girls and boys in the Tri-State area strengthen critical thinking, problem solving and perseverance skills through GCSC’s STEM Bicycle Clubs. Volunteers like Mary Jane serve as mentors at 10 after-school sessions and help students take apart and rebuild new bikes, provided by the program, that they get to keep. “For me, the magic is watching these girls light up when they do something they have never done before,” says Mary Jane. “This could be as simple as tightening a screw.” GCSC is committed to creating a talent pipeline that encourages interest in science, technology, engineering and math, and represents the region’s population; with a particular focus on underrepresented students. Housed within University of Cincinnati’s College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH), GCSC is a part of the college’s robust community-focused programming, and is overseen by Kathie Maynard, associate dean for Education Innovations and Community Partnerships.


Scholarship support relieves pressure for medical student

February 17, 2021

Medical school is not for the faint of heart. When student Anthony DeMarco describes his third year of medical school at UC College of Medicine, it includes a complicated schedule juggling eight to 12-hour rotations in different areas of medicine. He has alternated between family medicine, emergency medicine, obstetrics and surgery in a short time. It can be stressful and expensive. But as someone who has always enjoyed connecting with people, listening and giving counsel, Anthony felt called by his faith to be a doctor. A scholarship from the IvaDean Student Scholarship Fund allows him to focus on his aspirations.


John B. Goering: Bearcat Forever

February 10, 2021

Inscribed on the southeast corner of University of Cincinnati’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business is a name. A permanent tribute to a man who was said to bleed red and black. Those who knew him best described John B. Goering as a man of great value and values. A man of remarkable character, integrity, and a tremendous sense of purpose. A family man. Thoughtful, generous, and disciplined. A Bearcat forever.


UC student has a good attitude and some joy

February 4, 2021

oi Hutcherson read the email with her acceptance into the University of Cincinnati’s Darwin T. Turner Scholars Program and screamed. Loudly. "We were on our way to the movies and Tyler [her fiancé] and his dad thought my water broke because I was so loud," Joi says. "I yelled because I was happy." Always "dead-set" on going to college, the fact that Joi was to become a young mother never deterred her; it was simply an additional motivator. Joi knew she would need scholarship support, and was a focused and accomplished high school student. She says she was honored to be a part of a highly competitive program. Offered by UC’s Office of Ethnic Programs & Services, the Darwin T. Turner Scholars Program promotes academic excellence, fosters diversity and provides leadership and service opportunities to its students. Named after African American student Darwin T. Turner, the youngest person to graduate from UC at the age of 16, the program’s goal is to recruit and retain underrepresented groups with high potential for academic success. Students like Joi must meet qualifying criteria to be considered and, if accepted, receive full tuition scholarships. "Darwin T. Turner is based on service, scholarship and success," Joi says. "They look for students who want to better themselves and make an impact on the world." This description describes Joi perfectly. In her second year at the College of Arts & Sciences with a major in organizational leadership, Joi is the UC Government Director of Academic Affairs, a member of the Society for Human Resources Management, holds an internship, runs a baking business (Joiful Creations) and is the mother of two-year-old Carter Rose.


$1M gift establishes endowed chair in nephrology at UC College of Medicine

February 23, 2021

– A $1 million anonymous gift has helped to create the Robert G. Luke, MD Endowed Chair in Nephrology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine’s Division of Nephrology and Hypertension. The chair recognizes the work of Robert Luke, MD, a pioneer in kidney and hypertension research, treatment and medical ethics and chair of UC’s Department of Internal Medicine from 1988 until 2004


UC's Homecoming celebration

September 28, 2018

The University of Cincinnati welcomes alumni, students, friends and fans to campus for reunions, tailgating, the parade, and the Homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 6.