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During the past year, a group of Xavier University faculty and staff dubbed the Mission Animators has been examining immigration, migration and refugees in our region. As part of the project the university is looking for documents and photographs you have that tell your history.

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A new educational program is coming to Cincinnati called The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research.  BISR started in New York City to offer community-based education in the tradition of the liberal arts.  The four-week long courses are open to the public and give participants the opportunity to delve into important social, religious and political issues.

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Last weekend, teams of students from five local universities participated in a competition designed to help business owners in Price Hill grow their companies and increase profits. The University BrainSteer SLAM was sponsored by the Incline Incubator and featured business students from the University of Cincinnati, Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati Christian University, Northern Kentucky University and Xavier University.

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You may not realize it but the soil is buzzing with conversation. Plants talk to one other. Some conversations are nice and others are nasty.

Through a fungal network plants can warn each other of pending attacks by bacteria or bugs or they can  send herbicides they manufacture to kill other plants.

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Want to be in the Hollywood movie with Oscar winners Casey Affleck, Robert Redford, Cissy Spacek and Danny Glover?

"The Old Man and The Gun," their new movie to be shot here this spring, will hold an open casting call for extras 4-8 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at Xavier University's Gallagher Student Center, 3800 Victory Parkway.

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WNKU-FM's unique adult album alternative format will be replaced by religious programming later this year after the Northern Kentucky University Board of Regents Tuesday voted unanimously to sell two of the school's three FM stations: 

Ed Stern is taking his long history of presenting and directing the popular "abridged" plays to Xavier University this month. 

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The White House administration's travel and immigration ban is alarming colleges and universities in Greater Cincinnati and beyond.

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The number of multiracial Americans is growing three times faster than the country’s population, according to the Pew Research Center. Seven percent of the U.S. population is considered multiracial. 

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Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a time individuals and communities across the country celebrate Dr. King and his legacy. 

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When people think mandatory national service, the military draft may be the first thing that comes to mind. 

A website and new music video were recently launched to encourage Greater Cincinnati residents to not only register to vote and get to the polls this election, but to become engaged in their communities, and vote with their dollars, their time and their actions.

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According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 30-40 percent of the food supply becomes waste. 

Local photographer and video producer Ann Segal exhibits Under One Roof: From Bauhaus to Our House, an intimate conversation with Cincinnati photographers Anita Douthat and Cal Kowal as part of this year’s FotoFocus

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As part of a year-long integrated program, Xavier University will be examining immigration, migration and refugees. A group of Xavier faculty and staff, the Mission Animators, will provide extensive programming, to include various courses, film screenings, educational sessions and panels.

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