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Nontraditional students find their place at UC

September 28, 2021

Nontraditional students can be hard to define and even harder to teach in a traditional environment. UC’s College of Arts & Sciences makes it a point to offer flexible scheduling, learning and asynchronous options, aspects that helped Kathy Silbernagel and Al-Raheim Washington earn their liberal arts degrees this year. “In actual class setting, I saw little or no difference between my approach and those of my fellow classmates,” Silbernagel says. “If there is a difference it might be in that many—maybe most—students coming out of high school do not have clear career choices in mind and this was not an issue for me.” Nontraditional students are defined by one or more of seven characteristics: delayed enrollment in college; attends college part-time; works full time; is financially independent; has dependents other than a spouse; is a single parent; or does not have a high school diploma, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. How about a 70-year-old retired CEO and a family advocate and success coach in his mid-30s with a GED?

Doctoral Bearcat earns Emerging Voices Fellowship 

September 2, 2021

A University of Cincinnati doctoral candidate in the History Department has been awarded the prestigious American Council of Learned Societies Emerging Voices Fellowship. A doubly sweet victory was earned on the same day that he received this award. Maurice Adkins completed the final stage in the Ph.D. process by successfully defending his dissertation titled “Leadership in the Shadow of Jim Crow: Race, Labor, Gender, and Politics of African American Higher Education in North Carolina, 1860-1931.”

Students create virtual walking tour of UC's Black history

August 12, 2021

Step back into UC’s history with the help of a new tour created by students. This Black History Walking Tour guides participants through numerous where one can learn more about prominent figures of Black History like Ralph Belsinger, Marian Spencer and The Quadres Society, as well as locations and events throughout history.      The self-guided tour titled, University of Cincinnati’s Black History Walking Tour, was created by a group of UC students as a way to inform others about important people, events, and locations of Black history around campus, covering with information from the 1800s to modern day.       It is available now through free app, PocketSights. Although the tour has a website, it is designed to be followed as a self-guided tour through mobile device and can be downloaded in the App Store or on Google Play.  

UC professor receives Book History prize for his work

July 13, 2020

By Adam Cline Jeff Zalar, associate professor of History at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), has won the annual DeLong Book History Book Prize from the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP). The award was conferred last month for his recently published book, "Reading and Rebellion in Catholic Germany, 1770–1914" from Cambridge University Press (2019). SHARP awards the prize to the

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