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"The History of Us"

Jun 28, 2013

Leah Stewart teaches creative writing at the University of Cincinnati and is a successful novelist with her books Husband and Wife, and The Myth of You and Me receiving critical acclaim. Her newest book, The History of Us, based here in Cincinnati, is out and she joins Mark Perzel to discuss her writing and her newest novel.

The University of Cincinnati's Nippert Stadium will soon be a construction zone.

UC's board has approved the more than $80 million upgrade plan.

Athletic Director Whit Babcock says construction will begin in December and should wrap up in August 2015. The university says it is considering playing its 2014 games at Paul Brown Stadium.

As expected, the board also froze in-state tuition levels for next year.

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Ishinomaki residents are still suffering

For the last two years children in Ishinomaki, Japan have had few places to play. When the tsunami hit in March 2011 waves reached 33 ft. high, killing 3,000 people, destroying 20,000 homes and forcing many of the city's residents to live in shelters, even today, as reported here in The Daily Beast.

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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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He's been on the job since October but Friday the University of Cincinnati ceremonially welcomed Santa Ono as UC's 28th president.

During his investiture speech, Ono highlighted the university's historic and influential past citing notable graduates and research breakthroughs like Albert Sabin's polio vaccine.  

DAAPworks Fashion Show

Apr 19, 2013

Friday, April 26 is the date for the 62nd Annual DAAPworks 2013 Fashion Show, showcasing the design work by some of the University of Cincinnati’s DAAP outstanding students. Show Director Laurie Wilson is in the studio with Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to discuss this year’s show and the 32 seniors whose works will be showcased.

Senior Learning Conference

Apr 19, 2013

Two of our area’s premier adult learning institutions, UC’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and Miami University’s Institute of Learning in Retirement will combine forces on April 26 to present their Collaborative Conference, a day full of senior learning opportunities. Organizer Rosemary Deitzer tells our Jane Durrell that the conference will feature topics as diverse as electronic medical records, sports stories, and the past and present of our international airport and will take place at the Miami University Voice of America Learning Center in West Chester.

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This is the announcement from the University of Cincinnati Board of Regents:

Statement by C. Francis Barrett, Chair, University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees: Stanley M. Chesley has resigned from the University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees, effective immediately. Accordingly, the special meeting of the Board of Trustees scheduled for Thursday, April 18, 2013 has been cancelled. The University is appreciative of Mr. Chesley’s many years of service. 

UC board asks for Chesley's resignation

Apr 15, 2013
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UPDATE:  UC released the following statement Monday evening:

Statement by C. Francis Barrett, Chair, University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees

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The University of Cincinnati will reinstate and increase the funding to its Olympic sports scholarship programs. Starting this fall, the university says it will implement a plan to ultimately offer the full NCAA complement of grant-in-aid scholarships in each of its 19 sports programs. 

Zachary Copfer is making some pretty unusual art using unconventional means. Like it implies, his "Bacteriography" involves developing images in plates of bacteria. The microbiologist turned visual artist makes use of E. coli bacteria and S.marcescens and then treats them with the DNA from jellyfish. The University of Cincinnati graduate got nationwide press last year when he first unveiled his works at a Cincinnati art show.


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The University of Cincinnati is celebrating a major fundraising goal today. The Proudly Cincinnati campaign is four months ahead of schedule.

The school surpassed $1 billion in personal and corporate donations this month. UC says this places it among one percent of all U.S. colleges and universities to ever raise that amount.

While the Cincinnati region tops the donation list, 33 percent of donations came from New York City, Washington DC and Northern California.

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University of Cincinnati researchers are developing a Star Trek-like tricorder device to help you monitor your own health.

The tricorder, known for its ability in part to diagnose disease, isn't so futuristic anymore.

Diamond Select Toys simulates the sound of the Star Trek device. "Captain, we're picking up very light tricorder readings."

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The first step in developing a Tricorder device may only be a few years away. UC researcher Jason Heikenfeld is testing his band-aid like patch. With just a few drops of sweat, it will monitor health and diagnose disease on people and in the lab using artificial skin that mimics sweat. Ann Thompson reports in "Focus on Technology."

UC Baseball and the Reds New Partnership

Feb 8, 2013

The Cincinnati Reds and University of Cincinnati Baseball program announced a unique business partnership Friday night. Learn more about it today from Brian Cleary, the head coach of the U.C. Bearcats baseball team when he's  in The Front Row with Betsy Ross.


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If you've ever blamed the weather for a splitting headache, you might be right.  A new University of Cincinnati study finds that lightning may affect the onset of headache and migraines. 

"What we found was that on days with lightning around the patients'  homes there was approximately a 30-percent increase in headache activity, or headache occurrence, and also a 30-percent increase in migraine," said fourth-year medical student Geoff Martin, one of the researchers.

The study looked at chronic headache sufferers.  There are a number of ways lightning might be a  trigger.

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The family of a man who died after being tased by a University of Cincinnati police officer has settled its claims with the university and officer Richard Haas.  After Everette Howard Jr. died in August 2011, UC police took all of their Tasers out of service. 

UC's Dr. Ron Millard

Jan 18, 2013

For all the giraffe lovers out there, you’ll enjoy Thane Maynard’s conversation with Dr. Ron Millard from U.C.’s Department of Pharmacology & Cell Biophysics in the Medical School. He studies circulation and physiology of animals, including the challenge of determining the circulation and blood pressure in giraffes.


"The Ultimate Book of March Madness"

Jan 18, 2013

College basketball is in full swing, conference play has started around the country, so that means we are moving quickly towards March and the NCAA Tournament. If you are a rabid fan, and especially if you are a fan of the University of Cincinnati Bearcats, you are going to love a newly published book. Author Tom Hager is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross to talk about The Ultimate Book of March Madness, which ranks the 1963 University of Cincinnati vs. Loyola-Chicago championship game as the #1 game in tournament history.


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UC is helping to spearhead an effort to digitize rare library collections worldwide.

Archivist and historian Kevin Grace is just back from Vancouver where he spoke to representatives from 26 countries. More and more people want to access special collections without having to go to remote places to look at them.

Grace says lots of U.S. universities are putting rare photos and books online but many other countries lack the resources to put the necessary background information to go with them.

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The Northern Kentucky University Board of Regents voted unanimously Wednesday to direct the adoption of a tobacco-free campus policy. The board’s action authorizes NKU President Geoffrey Mearns to develop the details of the policy and to appoint a Tobacco-Free Campus Task Force to develop recommendations for the transition and the policy’s implementation. The transition process will include students, faculty, staff and could take up to 18 months

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