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UC to become home for Philosophy of Science Association

August 25, 2020

As of January, 2021, the Philosophy of Science Association (PSA) moves its executive office to the University of Cincinnati for a five-year term. Located in UC’s College of Arts and Sciences and affiliated with the Department of Philosophy, the PSA move will bring new academic opportunities and increased reach to humanities studies at UC. “This formal partnership with the PSA is a nice recognition in the field of philosophy of our department’s strength in this area,” says Angela Potochnik, professor of Philosophy and director of UC’s Center for Public Engagement with Science.

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.

UC experts’ Maya research featured in Cincinnati Museum Center...

July 28, 2020

The Cincinnati Museum Center officially opened Maya: The Exhibition last week, and with it a hands-on companion exhibit developed by an interdisciplinary team of Maya experts from the University of Cincinnati College of Arts and Sciences. Originally slated for a March 14 opening, the exhibits were shuttered until late this month after the state lockdown resulting from the novel coronavirus pandemic. In its U.S. premiere, the exhibit features more than 300 original objects—from massive, carved-stone slabs to elaborate jade jewelry to tools and everyday items—that explore Maya culture. From 1000 BC to 1500 AD, Maya civilization spanned the jungles of Mexico, Guatemala and Belize, noted for its innovations in science, agriculture, astronomy and mathematics.

UC cybersecurity research inspires Congressional action

July 21, 2020

The University of Cincinnati College of Arts and Sciences’ cybersecurity community is voicing its full support for a Congressional amendment to the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act to help strengthen cyber security protection advancements nationwide. Introduced last week by U.S. Representatives Steve Chabot (R-Westwood), Mike Turner (R-Dayton) and Marcia Fudge (D-Cleveland), and passed Monday, July 20th by the U.S. House of Representatives, the amendment secures $3 million in funding for the National Center for Hardware and Embedded Systems Security and Trust (CHEST).

Retiring diversity director leaves legacy of compassionate...

July 14, 2020

Trusted confidant. Toughest critic. Mentor. Advocate. These are some of the ways colleagues paid tribute to Marilyn Kershaw, director of the Office of Diversity and Access at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Arts and Sciences, at an online retirement reception last month. Kershaw’s retirement ends an 11-year tenure with the college, where she helped move forward a more diverse and inclusive culture in faculty and staff hiring and graduate student recruitment, working with characteristic grace to change biases and open doors. Kershaw’s influence also helped pave the way for the creation of a dean’s-level diversity and inclusion role at A&S.

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