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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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"The History of Us"

Jan 4, 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 just out and she joins Mark Perzel to discuss her writing and her newest novel.


Fossil and Fragment Geological Research at UC

Jan 4, 2013

Dr. Joshua Miller from the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Geology joins Thane Maynard to discuss his work collecting and researching fossils and other historical fragments to better understand the population and geographic movements of earlier cultures. He has traveled to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (AK), Yellowstone National Park (WY), Denali National Park (AK), Isle Royale National Park (MI), the Wind River Mountains (WY), and Amboseli National Park (Kenya) to seek out information on the movements and ecological challenges faced by early man.


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Three dozen University of Cincinnati students are close to ground zero today as the Mayan calendar predicts an end of the world. The UC trip to Yucatan , Mexico, studying U.S. investments and Mexican development, is an annual one and always happens at this time of the year. Adjunct instructor Constance Lardas  and her students know it's not the end of the world.

"But I think they are excited at any rate. They're excited to be going, specifically at this time. We've talked about it in my classes at UC so I know everybody's aware of that."

Smart devices and robots are keeping older adults in their homes longer. In this week’s Focus on Technology, Ann Thompson reports that University of Cincinnati students are inventing new devices and aids to test in a smart house.

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University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono is getting a 10-year deal to the lead the school.

The University of Cincinnati trustees Tuesday voted unanimously to pay Ono a base salary of $525,000 per year. That salary will be reviewed annually. He's also eligible for yearly bonuses.

His contract runs October 23, 2012 through October 22, 2022.

Ono will also have use of a university car and have all job-related travel and entertainment expenses reimbursed.

A Cincinnati invention will soon be on its way to India following months of marketing and development.

The product, still in the testing stages, is a 10-foot-long cold storage shed, something badly needed in India where nearly 40 percent of crops spoil before they get to market.

University of Cincinnati business professor Ilsa Hawkins and her students recognized a need for cold storage. They went to Mumbai (Ice Expo) with a brochure and a business plan.

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One day after Butch Jones resigned to leave for Tennessee, the University of Cincinnati has a new coach.  Texas Tech's Tommy Tuberville was being introduced at a Saturday evening event at Fifth Third Arena as the 41st football head coach at UC.  

Tuberville coached the Red Raiders for 3 years, leading the team to a 20-17 record and two bowl appearances.  In 17 years as a head coach, he holds a 130-77 record.

UPDATE 12:45 pm:  Associate Sports Communications Director for football Ryan Koslen confirms that Jones has withdrawn his name for the Colorado position. 

UPDATE:  Several media outlets are reporting Thursday that Jones has turned down the Colorado position.    There's  a link to Dennis Janson's story in the WCPO news section of this web page.  More on this story as it develops.

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The University of Cincinnati is stepping up safety measures following several incidents in and around campus.

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Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune is recommending a quarter cent sales tax increase to stabilize the stadium fund. His plan would also preserve the full property tax rebate promised to voters in the mid-90's.

The board is dealing with a $7 million gap. The proposal would increase the sales tax from 6.5% to 6.75%. Here's how Hamilton County's sales tax rate compares with Ohio's other 87 counties.

Women's Crosstown Classic

Nov 23, 2012
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Local attorney Bill Keating is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross to talk about the December 2 Women’s Crosstown Classic, the annual basketball battle between Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati. Along with details of the game, he talks about the importance of young girls having the chance to see and meet the college players and learn more about the discipline and practice is required to play at the college level.


Add lupus to the long list of potential medical problems facing people who lived near Fernald.

You've heard about the cancer claims, now a group of UC and Children's Hospital researchers, led by Pai-Yue Lu, say they've identified four times as many lupus cases as in the general population.

Tsetse Fly Research

Nov 9, 2012

Joshua Benoit will be an assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of Cincinnati, after completing his current work on a research project at Yale University involving the tsetse fly. He joins Thane Maynard by phone from New Haven to discuss his work in Yale’s Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, his current project, and his upcoming move to UC.


Two groups from the University of Cincinnati will be going to Iraq in November as part of a State Department sponsored program to improve education around the world.   

This is the third year for the program, which partners UC with Salahaddin University in Erbil, Kurdistan, the northern region of Iraq.  

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The University of Cincinnati has a new president. Trustees this morning named Interim President Santa Ono the 28th president of UC.

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After this weekend's Homecoming festivities are over, the University of Cincinnati plans to focus on finding its next president.

Christopher Stevens, the former ambassador to Libya killed Tuesday, is being remembered around the world and right here in Cincinnati.

At the busy corner of Clifton and Martin Luther King a group of people, led by the UC Muslim Students Association, gathered to pay tribute to Libyan Ambassador Stevens and anyone who they say stands for peace.

"Honk for peace."

That was Aileen Fraser who started crying when asked why she came to the remembrance which was 40 strong and growing at 4:00.

UC will pay its former president more than $1.2 million during the next two years. The university's board of trustees unanimously approved the package for Greg Williams yesterday. It includes a bonus, retirement benefits, consulting fees, a year's worth of salary for his faculty position, and buying out his contract. Williams will also be allowed to live at the presidential penthouse through next January. He resigned for personal reasons less than a week before fall classes started. He'd been with UC since 2009. 

Researchers from several universities, including UC, say a new study shows men are at a greater risk of depression than women following a stroke.

Assistant professor of social work Michael McCarthy theorizes there's a connection between depression and mens' beliefs about their familial roles.

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One week after President Gregory Williams' abrupt departure, the University of Cincinnati is moving forward with a search for its next leader.

The school's board of trustees voted Tuesday to begin the process of finding a new president.

Interim president Santa Ono is getting a raise to go with his new title. His salary is increasing to $369,000 with a $100,000 bonus. The university is also retiring the remainder of the mortgage on Ono's house ($172,963) in Atlanta.

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University of Cincinnati classes begin Monday. Friday, interim President Santa Ono greeted the incoming first year class during Convocation.

Ono takes the helm from Gregory Williams who resigned suddenly Tuesday. Ono says the transition will be pretty seamless.

“Gregory Williams and I were very, very strong partners. We were a team. We wrote and created the academic master plan together. I intend to continue to support that. We’ve worked very hard and we will continue the momentum with that academic master plan, ‘UC 2019,”’ he says.

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University of Cincinnati president Gregory Williams is resigning. The announcement comes less than a week before classes begin.

In a statement, the university says Williams is resigning because of personal reasons.

UC's Board of Trustees met for several hours Tuesday. Provost Santa Ono will fill the position in the interim.

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