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Part of the President’s plan to reduce gun violence focuses on increased mental health services. Ann Thompson, in “Focus on Technology,” reports on Cincinnati efforts to be pro-active, involving a predictive spit test and photographing the brain.

Memorial honors former UC president Steger

Jun 5, 2013
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The University of Cincinnati celebrated the life and legacy of its 24th president with a memorial service Wednesday afternoon.  Joseph Steger died May 9 at the age of 76 in Cincinnati.

His 19-year term (1984-2003) is the second longest in the university's history.  He's credited with directing a rebirth of UC's campus through the adoption of the Campus Master Plan launched in 1989, and with increasing UC's renown for fiscal responsibility during his tenure.

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A memorial service for the late Joseph A. Steger, the second-longest serving president of the University of Cincinnati, will take place on campus on June 5.

Steger died May 9 at the age of 76. He served as UC's president from July 1984 until his retirement in September 2003.

The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 at the Patricia Corbett Theater at the College Conservatory of Music on the University of Cincinnati's main campus. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m.

New research from the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center finds kids who live near or attend school near a major highway or interstate have an increased risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) because of the traffic- related pollution.

Lots of kids could be at risk

Studies have shown 40% of children attend school within 400 meters of a major highway. Another 11% of the population in the U.S. lives within a 100 meters of a four-lane highway.

The developing brain is the concern

A power outage early this morning cut off electric service  to the University of Cincinnati main campus and the UC Medical Center, but it was restored before noon.

The campus and UC Medical Center were without power from shortly after 8 a.m. until 11:20, according to tweets from the university and UC president Santa Ono.   The hospital kept operating on a back-up power system.

The university has its own power grid which is fed electricity by Duke Energy. It is not known what caused the outage at the UC substation.
 

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The University of Cincinnati's 24th President, Joseph Steger, has died.  Steger led the university from July 1984 through September 2003.  A release from the university says his 19 year term is the second longest in UC's history. 

Steger came to UC in 1982 as Senior Vice President and Provost, recruited by then-president Henry Winkler. At the time, he was director of organizational development and human resources for Colt Industries. 

Undergraduate students at Northern Kentucky University who are Kentucky residents will see their tuition increase by 2.7 percent in the 2013-2014 academic year.


Graduate students from Kentucky will see a 9.3 percent tuition hike, while graduate students from Ohio and Indiana will see their tuition go up by 9.4 percent.


NKU’s board of regents approved the increase Wednesday by a unanimous vote. It will mean a $9 per credit hour tuition hike for resident undergraduates. Their tuition will jump from $328 to $337.

University of Cincinnati researchers are reporting it could be cost-effective to screen populations with a higher estimated prevalence of hepatitis C.

Dr. Mark Eckman says electronic medicals records make it easy to separate people into groups that are at higher risk. It then makes sense financially to test everyone in those certain categories.

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In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Miami University is stepping up security at its upcoming graduation ceremonies.

University spokeswoman Claire Wagner says there have been no threats or safety concerns but the school is updating measures as a matter of good practice. She adds the changes are basically the same as those already in place for football games. All bags will be checked and attendees will be "subject to visual inspection of person, parcels, bags and clothing capable of concealing prohibited items."

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University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono is recommending the school freeze in-state tuition rates for the next school year.  

A press release says the Board will vote on the proposal in June.  

The freeze would apply to undergraduate instructional, general, campus life and the information technology and instructional equipment fee.

President Ono also told the board Tuesday he will not accept a salary increase or bonus payment for the next two years.

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