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Journalism alum attributes career success to UC experience

September 20, 2021

Saleha Mohsin, the first student to graduate from the University of Cincinnati’s journalism program, knew from a young age that she wanted to do for a career. “My mom actually told me when I was 15, ‘I think you're going to be a journalist’,” she said. But when she enrolled at UC, the university did not have a journalism program – just a handful of journalism courses housed in the university’s English program. So she enrolled in 2001 first as an undecided student and then as an English major in the College of Arts and Sciences. It was during that first year when Mohsin became involved in the campus newspaper, The News Record.

Interdisciplinary Studies opens professional door for UC alum

September 3, 2021

By Rebecca Schweitzer      [COPY] For many students, college is a time of uncertainty and discovery. It is during these formative years that many learn where their interests lay and what future they hope to create for themselves. This was no different for A&S alumna, Jelanah Cheatham.    When Cheatham began at UC in 2014, she felt completely unsure about what career path she hoped to follow. She found herself switching majors multiple times and shifting her post-college aspirations every semester.     After a few semesters of this routine, Cheatham decided Interdisciplinary Studies seemed like a good option and concentrated her curriculum in Math, Marketing and Computer Science.    

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.”

UC appoints interim dean to head College of Arts and Sciences

August 13, 2021

Professor of Physics Margaret Hanson has been appointed interim dean of the University of Cincinnati’s College of Arts and Sciences. Hanson’s appointment follows the move of former Dean Valerio Ferme to UC’s provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, and took effect August 1. She will hold the post until August, 2023. Hanson’s role as Divisional Dean of Natural Sciences will be filled by Professor Emeritus of Geology Arnold Miller until a permanent appointment is made. Hanson plans to build on the college’s successes during Ferme’s term as dean, including: a record $21+ million in research funding; national and international recognition for faculty; increasing graduation rates; and strides forward in equity with the appointment of Associate Professor of Sociology, Littisha Bates as Associate Dean of Inclusive Excellence and Community Partnerships for A&S. The leadership change takes place as the college—with the rest of the university—emerges from an unprecedented academic year, when the school was forced by the pandemic to pivot rapidly to a remote learning model. The college continues to face challenges posed by COVID-19 and its Delta variant.

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