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UC's new Clifton Court Hall reaches major milestone

May 25, 2022

The final beam was hoisted high above Clifton Avenue this month in the topping off ceremony for Clifton Court Hall, one of the latest additions to the University of Cincinnati’s uptown west campus. Situated near the northwest corner of campus, the 185,000 square foot structure will house several departments within the College of Arts and Sciences, in addition to 24 classrooms, 230 faculty and staff offices when it opens in spring of 2023.

UC grad finds passion in telling Black women’s stories

April 19, 2022

When Brande Victorian changed her UC major to journalism, she found what she says was “the perfect fit.” The 2007 graduate from the College of Arts and Sciences took her skills and ran with them, carving a career in the competitive field of writing that has taken her from medical publishing to an editor’s role at a leading magazine for Black women. Currently the senior editor of entertainment for Essence magazine, Victorian was honored this month with the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the A&S Alumni Association. The award is conferred annually on an A&S grad under age 40 with significant achievements in their field, and active involvement with the university. Prior to becoming a part of the Essence family, Victorian contributed to a variety of different publications, including Clutch Magazine, Vibe Vixen and Madame Noire. She has been profiled by Pose magazine, and featured in Jezebel and on the talk show The Real. Her passion for writing the stories of Black women’s lives continues in her role at Essence. As a Black woman herself, Victorian shares the story of who inspires her, how she was able to become a journalist despite obstacles, and advice for young Black women starting out in journalism.

UC to host PBS journalist Alexander Heffner

February 4, 2022

Alexander Heffner, a national PBS correspondent and host of The Open Mind, will be hosting a one-hour virtual event at the University of Cincinnati on Friday, March 4. During the event, titled “Civil Discourse in an Uncivil Age,” Heffner will preview and discuss his work “Pandemic and Insurrection in the USA: An Era of Cruel Feelings.” The collaborative event by UC Journalism, The College of A&S and The Taft Research Center will take place on March 4. Brian Calfano, the head of journalism at UC, organized the event, and he believes that the UC community can benefit from Heffner’s perspective.

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