Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Event that Defined a Decade: Remembering 9/11

From UC News:

The Event that Defined a Decade: Remembering 9/11

As the world reflects on the approaching anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, UC is represented on a coalition organizing a citywide observance, and UC scholars reflect on the event that forever changed the nation.

Date: 8/23/2011 12:00:00 AM
By: Dawn Fuller
Phone: (513) 556-1823
Other Contact: 9/11 Program Information
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Photos By: Dottie Stover

UC ingot   The University of Cincinnati is represented among a citywide coalition of education, religious and civic leaders that is organizing a community-wide observance in remembrance of 9/11. The event, free and open to the public, will take place from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. 

9/11 Memorial on McMicken Commons
9/11 Memorial on McMicken Commons

There will be activities at the Cincinnati Museum Center from noon to 5 p.m.

In announcing the event to the UC community, UC President Gregory H. Williams stated that as the president of City College of New York on Sept. 11, 2001, he would “never forget the shock of the planes hitting the Twin Towers, and the horror and destruction caused by those despicable acts. We still mourn for the people who lost their lives, not just at the Twin Towers but also in Washington where American Airlines Flight 77 struck the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Penn., where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed as passengers courageously attempted to overcome the hijackers.”
UC Blue Ash College will be holding a ceremony earlier in the morning to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11. The ceremony takes place at 8:25 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 11, in 119 Muntz Hall on the UC Blue Ash College Campus.

9/11 Memorial

A living memorial to the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks stands tall on UC’s MainStreet corridor that blends living and learning though the heart of campus. Located on the west side of McMicken Commons, the memorial displays two Princeton American elm trees – a living symbol of the Twin Towers – and a polished, granite wall that serves as a bench where students, faculty and staff can reflect while gazing at the memorial. The memorial was completed in 2003.

UC researchers offered the following contributions as we look back on 9/11 and look ahead to the battle on terrorism:

There’s More to Be Done: UC Researchers Analyze Intelligence Reforms Resulting from 9/11 In an article to be published in a special issue of Public Administration Review, University of Cincinnati researchers find that the goals of the Intelligence Reform and Prevention of Terrorism Act remain unfulfilled. 
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Terrorism Expert Examines Preparation as a Result of 9/11 A University of Cincinnati terrorism expert examines the strides in preparing and responding to terrorism, as well as what still needs to be accomplished. Details at:

Before and After 9/11: Perceptions of the U.S. Then and Now A UC assistant professor of history analyzes the domestic and international perceptions of the United States since 9/11. Details at:

9/11 and the ClassroomA historian of the Middle East examines the teachable moments of 9/11. Details at:

Learn How Citizens Can Act to Prevent a Terrorist StrikeBuilding skills in observation can aid the general public in spotting suspicious activity.
Details at:

Cincinnati Museum Center Program Information

Blue Ash College Program Information

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