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Melanie writes about a variety of campus updates, activities and faculty, staff and student success.

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Presidential medals honor the 'best of the best'

May 26, 2022

The University of Cincinnati honors four undergraduates with the Presidential Leadership Medal of Excellence and two graduate students with the Presidential Medal of Graduate Student Excellence in the annual 2022 celebration at Cincinnati's Queen City Club.


UC residence tower rises in high style

May 9, 2022

Known as the southern gateway to campus, where almost 3,000 students pass through on their way to U-square every day, the more than $80 million facelift on the University of Cincinnati's Calhoun residence hall now shines a light on the positive, modern features adorning the 16-story tower overlooking UC’s Uptown campus and surrounding city.


Earth Day is every day for UC sustainability stewards

April 21, 2022

With national Earth Day celebrated on April 22, events across all four campuses are bringing the awareness of UC's green energy initiatives and the improved built environment to light. While Earth Day was created in 1970, today a growing group of sustainability stewards all across UC continue to carry out the original Earth Day mission: from awareness to action.


UC celebrates Women’s History Month

March 8, 2022

While University of Cincinnati pioneers Elizabeth Dyer and Marian Spencer broke critical sex and racial barriers across campus and the community throughout history, today’s UC changemakers are leading the way across the globe. UC celebrates its women leaders with many fun and enlightening Women's History Month campus events.


Celebrating greatness, resilience amid adversity

January 26, 2022

The University of Cincinnati celebrates Black History Month 2022 with music, film and historical discussions that pay homage to Black Americans who have shown "uthabiti" — resilience in Swahili — and those who continue to conquer their dreams during a global pandemic.


When will freedom ring?

Event: January 13, 2022 11:00 AM

UC's African American Cultural & Resource Center presents Martin Luther King Jr. Day virtual celebrations and thoughtful discussions on current issues, hope and future promise on Jan. 13 and 18. Virtual events includes panel discussions by Cincinnati Vice Mayor Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, UC students, staff and other local community activists.


Student hackathon leads to marketable startup

November 15, 2021

The Cincinnati Innovation District ® (CID) and UC’s 1819 Innovation Hub corporate partner FIS held a national student hackathon tasking teams with solving financial inclusion challenges many people face every day. The competition's winning team from Wisconsin took their concept, an app designed to help underprivileged people gain financial independence, through UC's Venture Lab pre-accelerator cohort 16 to successfully bring their startup to market.


Sky’s not the limit in student innovation challenge

November 5, 2021

Cincinnati Innovation District, University of Cincinnati's 1819 Innovation Hub host the second FlyOhio Vertiport Innovation Challenge, inviting students from institutions across the state of Ohio. Thirteen teams from six colleges presented concepts for Advanced Air Mobility vertiports focusing on how medical or cargo transport would benefit the community, sustain itself and create more than 15,000 new jobs and convert existing jobs.


More than ceremonial, ancient Chaco Canyon was home, new UC...

October 27, 2021

University of Cincinnati interdisciplinary research reveals ancestral puebloans in ancient Chaco Canyon interacted with local ecosystem to thrive for more than a millennium, but unsustainable deforestation practices likely contributed to destabilizing environmental impact prior to their final exodus.


Cincinnati Innovation District announces inaugural advisory...

September 28, 2021

The Cincinnati Innovation District ® (CID) — Ohio’s first purpose-built innovation district, powered by the University of Cincinnati — presents a newly formed advisory council of global business leaders who are committed to the economic future of companies in our region.


Local CPS students see path to college, job skilling first-hand...

September 24, 2021

University of Cincinnati leadership provided an inspiring look at what is possible for a group of Cincinnati Public High School students at the 1819 Innovation Hub, the nerve center of the Cincinnati Innovation District® (CID).  As part of the “My Brother’s Keeper” (MBK) leadership series in Ohio, more than 22 Cincinnati area high school students enjoyed a fun-filled day engaging with leaders at UC’s 1819 Innovation Hub, learning about career opportunities through the CID and how to achieve a college degree in IT or cyber security through UC’s Early IT program.


How UC pharmacy gives back, makes urban impact

September 20, 2021

Bethanne Brown, associate professor of pharmacy practice and residency director in UC’s James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, sees pharmacy outreach as a privilege, and is instrumental in making a difference for the underprivileged populations in the Tristate. Her impact as director of UC's pharmacy residency program, in collaboration with the St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy, helps provide free care and prescribed medications to underserved communities in the region.


An introductory guide to college conversation: Helpful terms to...

The transition to the University of Cincinnati is an exciting journey, but it can be confusing at times. The first step to walking the walk is learning how to talk the talk. And we’ve made it easy to get started. This glossary of college admissions terms will help students navigate the college process — from application to financial aid and beyond.


Designing the future

August 2, 2021

Students from across the University of Cincinnati put their creative prowess to work during a design sprint at UC’s Innovation Hub. The challenge — a week-long think tank to generate ideas and concepts — will help enhance the interior design of the upcoming Digital Futures Complex building in the Cincinnati Innovation District.


UC student infuses art and design into Cincinnati’s newest...

July 30, 2021

Emily Baxter, fine arts senior in UC’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, spent her co-op working for RARECulture, a New York-based design firm, but worked right here in the Queen City creating wall plaques and historical designs for the region's new sports venue: TQL Stadium, home of major league soccer team FC Cincinnati.

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