Thursday, May 31, 2012

Apply Now for Fall 2012 BEARchats!

Are you going abroad?
Interested in other cultures?
Trying to build a multicultural resume?

BEARchats can help you accomplish all of the above, while you’re on UC’s campus!

In Fall of 2011, the Learning Assistance Center piloted BEARchats. The goal was to support our international students by pairing with them a domestic student for weekly conversations and community.

Students are asked to meet once per week, for one hour of fun, easy-going, unstructured conversation. Plus, we intersperse some “field-trips” throughout the quarter for cultural events on and around campus.

You can learn more about the program and the application process at the link below:

 The Deadline is August 1st, so apply today for the Fall 2012 Cohort.

We have more fun and more field trips planned to make this fall the best BEARchats term yet!

See a Year of RAPP at "ReRoot" Exhibition - Opening Jun 1st, runs through Aug 2nd!

Clifton Cultural Arts Center’s (CCAC) summer exhibition, ReRoot, explores how identity, community and place inform one another. From Cedric Cox’s densely fragmented abstract urban landscapes to Tawni Shuler’s surreal organic re-purposing of the open west, ReRoot places twenty local and national artists’ work in conversation.

Join us for the opening on Friday, June 1st, from 6:00 – 8:30 pm!

Included in the show is a room of work by Marjorie Bledsoe, the current RAPP Public Ally, that artistically demonstrates the RAPP process.  Marjorie worked gathering information & inspiration from RAPP XXVII and created multiple pieces that represent the experience.

Please join us for the opening!  A group will be traveling (on foot if weather permits) from the RAPP Office to the CCAC at 5:30PM on Friday, June 1st.

Visit the exhibit during our gallery hours June 1 through August 2: Mondays, noon - 5pm
Thursdays, noon - 7pm
Saturdays, 9am - noon


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Disabilities Awareness Day - May 31st!

Lions! Tigers! and Bears!…..and Dogs?

Ok, we won’t have Lions, Tigers or Bears but on Thursday, May 31 from 11am-1pm on McMicken Commons, Disability Services Office and Student Government is partnering with Therapy Pets of Cincinnati for “Pet-A-Pet”. This event will educate and inform the campus community about the purpose, nature and function of service and emotional support animals for individuals with disabilities. Services Animals and Emotional Support Animals are an integral accommodation for persons with mental health disorders such as Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder and many other disabilities. Come out and meet some AMAZING and yes, cuddly, cute dogs which will win your heart but will also educate you about the important service which they provide. Additionally, Disability Services will have information packets which will help you, “YES YOU!!” become better informed of the appropriate ways to engage persons with disabilities using “People First Language” and Service/Emotional support animals. So, come on out, “Pet-A-Pet”, (Hey, Finals is just around the corner, this could help take away some stress) and get some helpful information.
You don’t want to miss out!!!

WHAT: “PET-A-PET” with Therapy Pets of Cincinnati
and Disability Services Office and Student Government
WHEN: Thursday, May 31 from 11am – 1pm
WHERE: McMicken Commons

Friday, May 25, 2012

Two Cincinnati City Events: Saving Our Homes (Jun 7th) and Crosstown Peace-Out (Jun 9th)

From City Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld:

On Thursday, June 7th, from 5:30-8pm my City Hall office is teaming up with Working in Neighborhoods, The Legal Aid Society, and the Ohio Attorney General's Office to offer a special session titled "Saving Our Homes: An Informational Session on Foreclosure Prevention."

If you or a friend is or may be facing possible foreclosure, then come learn about new opportunities for military families, homeowners coping with unemployment or reduced income, and programs to modify your mortgage. The event will be in Council Chambers at City Hall (801 Plum St, 45202).

On Saturday June 9th, at 12pm my City Hall office is teaming up with 101.1 WIZF TheWiz and the Cincinnati Police Department for a event we're calling The Crosstown Peace-Out. Media personalities, elected officials, and other local celebrities will play in a five-on-five basketball game benefiting the anti-violence cause Project Nehemiah Ceasefire. The event will be at at South Avondale School (636 Prospect Place, Cincinnati, OH 45229). Tickets cost $5, and all proceeds support the cause.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Peace or Hunger Conference - May 26th!

Peace or Hunger Conference
May 26th, 2012
Meet @ 9 am McMicken Commons 
University of Cincinnati

Join the Peace Village for a day of service, learning, & reflection.  Together we will explore the causes & potential solutions to poverty & hunger.  We will discuss ways to promote peace & how to build a more just and equitable local food system.

*Participating students can earn volunteer service hours


9:00  – 9:30 am                         Gather at McMicken Commons
9:30 am – 10 am           Introductions & Purpose of Conference
10:00 am– 1:00 pm      Service
1:00  – 2:30 pm             Guest Speakers
2:30 – 3:30 pm              Hunger Games
3:30 – 5:00 pm              Understanding Global Agriculture
5:00 – 6:30 pm              Dinner by Floyds Reflections, & Closing Remarks

Questions? Contact:  Steve Sunderland
   513 919 2538
   RSVP with M#

Enroll Now for Fall Semester! Beyond IQ: Developing & Applying Emotional Intelligence Strategies

Service learning opportunity available for fall semester

Beyond IQ: Developing and Applying Emotional Intelligence Strategies
3-4 credits (students can register for 4 hours if their schedule allows)
Tuesdays 8:30 – 10:50 am and Thursdays 9:30 – 10:50 am (we’ll leave campus at 9 on Thursdays to arrive at the elementary school by 9:30)
Instructors: Gail Kiley, Chris Lottman, and Jen Lile

Course description:
Research indicates that Emotional Intelligence can be measured, can be developed over our life spans, and can have a significant impact on both academic success and life success and happiness in general. In this course students will:
-Learn foundational knowledge about Emotional Intelligence (e.g., history, current trends, existing measures, controversies, comparisons to IQ)
-Assess their current levels of Emotional Intelligence and develop and implement specific plans for growth and progress during the semester and beyond
-Learn and actively use five key emotional literacy skills
-Develop leadership capabilities and the skills inherent in engaging with others
-Teach Emotional Intelligence skills and competencies to Cincinnati Public School students

*Important notes: Beginning the third week of the semester, this class will meet once each week at the elementary school. We will arrange transportation for everyone--a car is not required. Additionally, all students in the class will need to undergo a paper background check in order to volunteer at the public school. The instructors will provide more detail after registration.

Eligibility requirements: Students must have a minimum cumulative University GPA of 3.4. This class is open to all majors and all years.

To receive permission to register, please contact Jen Lile at or 513-556-1003.

Nominate UC Students to Apply for Accelerating Racial Justice

Please recommend a student who you think would contribute well and grow through this amazing new campus opportunity! We'll contact them with information on how to apply as well as who nominated them (if you would like).

RECOMMEND STUDENTS THROUGH THIS FORM!  Accelerating Racial Justice is RAPP's newest intensive, premiering summer 2012! Developed collaboratively by students and staff from throughout UC, this leadership program is an excellent option for Bearcats interested in social justice but who can't do the year-long commitment RAPP usually requires. All UC students are eligible to apply - graduate, undergraduate, and non-matriculated, regional and uptown campuses, all colleges and major are welcome! The program is provided at no cost to participants. The five-day Accelerating Racial Justice intensive for students to build their awareness, knowledge, and skills related to racial justice and inclusive leadership. Through full participation in the 5-day program, participants: *Develop relationships with 20+ other Bearcats from all over the university *Enhance their understanding of racial justice and inclusive leadership *Build a personal foundation and a supportive community to continue building racial justice and an inclusive leadership community at UC For more on Accelerating Racial Justice, check out Please send any questions, comments, or concerns to RAPP Program Coordinator Rebecca Lehman at 513.556.6119 or


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Free Skin Exams Available at Melanoma Awareness Event - May 30th!

From UC News:

Free Skin Exams Available at Melanoma Awareness Event

The UC Cancer Institute will host a melanoma awareness reception on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, to educate the public about the deadly form of cancer. Free skin exams will be available to attendees.

Date: 5/17/2012 11:40:00 AM
By: Amanda Harper
Phone: 513-558-4657

UC ingot  
CINCINNATI—The UC Cancer Institute will host a melanoma awareness reception on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, to educate the public about the deadly form of cancer. Free skin exams will be available to attendees.

According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 70,000 Americans are diagnosed with melanoma each year and an additional 1 million are diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer. Estimates suggest that up to 50 percent of Americans who live to age 65 will develop non-melanoma skin cancer at least once. Less than 2 percent will develop melanoma. 

UC Health melanoma specialists will be onsite at the May 30 event to answer questions and share information about melanoma risks and warning signs. Melanoma survivors will also share their experiences with the disease.

The event will occur at the UC Health Barrett Center, 234 Goodman St., in the second  floor lobby from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided and complimentary parking is available. For more information, call 513-584-8900. 

To learn more about the UC Health melanoma care team, visit 

BRIDGES for a Just Community Town Hall Gathering - May 24th!

Inclusion... We have a story to tell!  Do you?
Come and share your story!

You are invited!
Town Hall Gathering
BRIDGES for a Just Community
Thursday, May 24th, 2012
Fifth Third Convening Center at
United Way (2400 Reading Road, Cincinnati OH 45202)

An opportunity for members of the Greater Cincinnati Region to discuss findings from BRIDGES 2012 Progress Report on Human Relations

Free and open to the public.
Seating limited.
For questions/RSVP - Contact BRIDGES at 513.381.4660 or at

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

LGBTQ People of Color Sought for Survey on Intersectional Coping

Via Colors of Pride:

INTERSECTIONAL COPING is a study to look at how lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals who identify as racial/ethnic minorities or as people of color deal with multiple forms of oppression and discrimination. The research group, who identify as LGBTQ people of color and allies, is trying to figure out the ways LGBTQ people of color deal or cope with heterosexism/homophobia and racism and how these relate to well-being.

This online survey should take 15-20 minutes. The perspective of each and every person who participates will  be very helpful toward our long-term goals of supporting and promoting well-being for LGBTQ people of color. Individuals may also, after they complete the survey, participate in a lottery and win one of five $75 prizes. 

Please participate, if you are interested and:

1) are at least 18 years old, 
2) identify as LGBTQ, and 
3) identify as a person of color (e.g., African American/Black, Asian/Asian American, South  Asian/Middle-Eastern, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawai’ian/Other Pacific Islander, Latino/Hispanic/Chicana, bi- or multiracial).


Accelerating UC’s Transformation – UC2019 Academic Master Plan

From the UC President Dr. Gregory H. Williams:

Dear UC Community,

This morning at the Board of Trustees meeting, we took an exciting step forward for the University of Cincinnati with the unveiling of our UC2019Academic Master Plan (AMP). The AMP lays out concrete action steps to move our university forward on the goals set forth in our UC2019 strategic plan and our aspirations to be recognized among the world's best universities. It brings with it an initial investment of more than $10 million for student and faculty initiatives as well as services that support our academic mission. Some highlights include:

> Aim for 100% of graduates to have participated in experiential learning.
> Create faculty seed grants for entrepreneurial research.
> Further enhance classrooms for 21st century learning.

As we prepare to accelerate UC's transformation, we extend our thanks to the hundreds of people in our university community who made this plan possible.

Learn more about the AMP by viewing the video above and exploring the links provided below.

> See a general overview of "UC2019 Academic Master Plan" and its first-year action steps: Link
> See the completed "UC2019 Academic Master Plan" and the first-year action steps: Link


Gregory H. Williams, President
Santa J. Ono, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Monday, May 21, 2012

UC Graduate Has Dedicated Her Career To Supporting Students at UC

From: UC News

Terri Hurdle, a first-generation college student, achieves her dreams of earning a doctoral degree in higher education.

Date: 5/21/2012
By: Dawn Fuller
Phone: (513) 556-1823
Photos By: Dottie Stover

Terri Hurdle, a program coordinator for UC’s Student Activities and Leadership Development (SALD), has dedicated much of her career at UC to building leadership among students of color. At the University of Cincinnati Commencement Ceremony on June 8, she will march with fellow students who are earning their Doctor of Education degree in urban educational leadership
Terri Hurdle
Terri Hurdle

The program prepares educational leaders who want to make a positive difference in urban schools and the lives of urban youth. Hurdle, a first-generation college student, says she understands firsthand the challenges that these students face, and she adds that her success in higher education has been largely due to the support systems she discovered during her undergraduate years in college.

Born to a single mother, Hurdle says she was raised by her maternal grandmother and grandfather beginning at age 11. A Cincinnati native, she says her grandmother – who had been a longtime employee of University Hospital –  paid tuition for Hurdle to attend Purcell Marion High School, a parochial college preparatory school. 

Upon her high school graduation, she initially set out for Tuskegee University, a private, historically black university in Alabama. Encountering financial struggles as she faced sole responsibility for funding her college education, Hurdle says she returned to Cincinnati and began pursuing her undergraduate studies as a part-time student at Xavier University. “I struggled that first year,” she says. “Then, I had a talk with myself and said, ‘You wanted to go to school, now you’re going to do it.’ I came back full time, I studied and I got heavily involved in school, which was one of the best experiences for me. I served on student programming boards and was president of the Black Student Association.”

Hurdle earned her bachelor’s degree in political science and then her master’s degree in criminal justice from Xavier University.

Immediately after graduation, Hurdle says she became the first full-time staff member to be hired for Xavier’s multicultural affairs office. Through that position, she was recruited by UC’s African American Cultural and Resource Center (AACRC) after making a guest presentation at UC for the AACRC Choir and the Brothers and Sisters Excelling (BASE) program – a peer mentoring and role modeling program at UC that’s designed to aid in the human development and retention of African-American students. 

Hurdle credits her sorority, Sigma Gamma Rho, for helping her build her leadership skills, including her mentor, Rhonda Newman, assistant professor for the School Counseling Program at Xavier, and Hurdle’s sorority big sister, Venita E. Brown. “I had battled so many things about myself as far as having confidence. I didn’t think I belonged anywhere, but then through my sorority I was given so many leadership opportunities. That’s what led to the basis of my doctoral dissertation.”

Terri Hurdle, a UC student coordinator for SALD, receives congratulations from graduating seniors Ronald Hart-Brown and Nigel Mask.
Terri Hurdle, a UC student coordinator for SALD, receives congratulations from graduating seniors Ronald Hart-Brown and Nigel Mask.

“Dr. Hurdle’s dissertation represents an in-depth, qualitative analysis of the role of black Greek letter organizations in the leadership development of African-American women in predominantly white institutions,” says James Koschoreck, associate professor and chair of Hurdle’s dissertation committee. “Her passion for this topic stems from her own dedication and commitment to the enhancement of leadership skills amongst African-American women. As the program coordinator of Student Activities and Leadership Development, her nurturing disposition allows her to impact the lives of many university students.”

“As long as we have individuals, such as Terri, working at UC, we have hope for achieving equality and social justice for our under-represented and disenfranchised students," says dissertation committee member Lanthan Camblin, education professor emeritus.

As program coordinator, Hurdle works with hundreds of UC’s undergraduate and graduate student organizations. She also provides assistance for the UC student program, Emerging Ethnic Leaders, a support program to encourage students of color to become more engaged in the UC community and in student leadership at UC. 

National research suggests students who feel connected to their campus are more likely to stay. Hurdle herself is a success story after building connections to her education in and out of the classroom.

Hurdle also advocates student policy at UC, trains advisors for student organizations and works with the Student Activities Board, which supports the registration, promotion and regulation of student groups at UC.

As she worked full time and pursued her doctoral degree, Hurdle says she felt the support of fellow students and colleagues. She says that her qualitative and quantitative research toward her doctoral degree will build on her skills in serving students. “I also have developed even more empathy for students who are doing the delicate balance of class, work and activities,” says Hurdle.

UC Commencement Information

Introduction to the Prison Industrial Complex Workshop - May 25th!

RAPP facilitators Rebecca & Marjorie are working with current RAPP member and RA Brendon to do a local presentation of the Introduction to the Prison Industrial Complex Workshop as developed by the Chicago PIC Teaching Collective.

Join us this Friday, May 25th, from 5:30PM to 8:30PM in 101 Turner Hall.  

Dinner from Island Fryday's is provided thanks to the Minority Residents' Coordinating Committee of Jefferson Complex.

Turner Hall is located at 45 W. University Ave. (45219) - the workshop is held in the classroom off of the complex's main lobby.

No RSVP needed.  Check the Facebook event for more information.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Two Universities Find New Leaders in UC Alumni

From the UC Alumni Association:
Mohammad Qayoumi

Two universities find new leaders in UC alumni

Mohammad Qayoumi, a 4-time UC graduate, was inaugurated as San Jose State University's 28th president last month. A native of Afghanistan, after receiving a bachelor's degree from American University in Beirut, Lebanon, he earned an MBA, two engineering master's degrees and a doctorate from UC.

Wichita State University tapped John Bardo in April to become its 13th president. Bardo's 35-year career in higher education started with an undergraduate degree in economics from UC in 1970. He previously served as chancellor of Western Carolina University.

Read more about Qayoumi and Bardo.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Reminder: Apply Now for the 2nd Annual Rainbow Celebration!

From the UC LGBTQ Center:

Are you a graduating senior?  If so, you need to sign up to participate in the 2nd annual Rainbow Celebration.  If not, you need to encourage students who are to participate.

Contact B Carbonara at or in 565 Steger Student Life Center for an application!
Frequently asked questions:
1)   What is Rainbow Celebration?
·         This ceremony congratulates and celebrates the achievements of LGBT and ally undergraduate seniors and graduate students. It is an opportunity for us to thank you for your contributions to the LGBT community and/or the University of Cincinnati community in general.

2)   Why should I participate?
·         Rainbow Celebration rewards you for your accomplishments while a student at the University of Cincinnati. It also serves as a formal “goodbye” to the community and Center.  You will be able to serve as an example and inspiration to the University of Cincinnati community, particularly fellow students. 

3)   Who attends Rainbow Celebration?
·         Everyone is welcome! Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are encouraged to attend the ceremony. If you have individuals you would like to invite to watch you participate, simply have them RSVP to or by Thursday, May 31st, 2012. 

4)   Will I miss my “real” graduation?
·         No, you will not.  Rainbow Celebration is held on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012, before the “real” graduation.

5)   Do I have to be an LGBT leader or extensively involved with LGBT issues?
·         No, you do not.  Rainbow Celebration is held to celebrate all sorts of achievements by LGBT and ally students.

6)   What should I wear to the ceremony?
·         Don’t worry: no caps and gowns for this ceremony!  Most participants in the past have chosen to dress “business casual,” but you are welcome to dress as you wish. 

The Rustbelt Poetry Slam in Columbus, OH - May 31st through Jun 2nd!

The Rustbelt Poetry Slam is coming to Columbus, OH!

Thursday, May 31st:  Pre Slam Poetry Showcae
Columbus State Community College, Nestor Hall, 7PM

Friday, June 1st: Preliminary Bouts
Columbus State Community College, Nestor Hall, 7PM

Saturday, June 2nd:  Preliminary Bouts
Columbus State Community College, Nestor Hall, Noon

Saturday, June 2nd:  Rustbelt Finals
Columbus State Community College, Nestor Hall Auditorium, 7PM

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Fulbright Scholars Program Expands in Brazil - Applications Due Aug 1st!

From UC International:

We would like to make you aware of an expansion of the Fulbright Scholars Program for post doc’s, faculty and professionals in Brazil for 2013-14. The Fulbright Science Without Borders is an exciting opportunity in STEM fields. Since the application deadline is August 1, 2012, it is important that the word spread as quickly as possible. Perhaps you could forward the following announcement to persons in your institution who would be interested in this program. Knowledge of Portuguese or Spanish is desirable but not required for this grant category.


The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) are pleased to announce that 49 grants are available in the 2013-14 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition for U.S. academics, professionals, and early and mid-career researchers to teach and/or conduct research in Brazil.

Emerging from the Education Partnership for the 21st Century, the governments of the United States and Brazil, through the U.S.-Brazil Fulbright Commission, have expanded teaching and research exchange opportunities for mid-career researchers and senior faculty in the U.S. in the areas of science, technology and innovation through the new Fulbright-Science Without Borders Core and Distinguished Chair awards.

U.S. scholars will be affiliated with top Brazilian universities and research centers in their areas of specialization, fostering increased cooperation and institutional collaboration between applied researchers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Proficiency in Portuguese or Spanish is not required for Fulbright Science Without Borders applicants.

A new Postdoctoral Research Award designed for early career candidates from any discipline of study, will allow scholars to conduct research in support of their professional development while advancing the scholarly mission of the hosting institution.

Other opportunities for U.S. academics and professionals include a Social Sciences and Humanities award, as well as four Distinguished Chair awards in the following fields: American Studies; Environmental Sciences and Engineering; Oil and Gas Sciences and Engineering; and Visual Arts.

CIES will host a webinar on Fulbright Opportunities for U.S. Scholars to Brazil on Thursday, May 17, 2012. To learn more about these opportunities and how to apply to the 2013-14 Fulbright U.S. Scholar competition, please contact Katrin DeWindt at or visit

The deadline to apply for the 2013-14 Fulbright U.S. Scholar competition is August, 1, 2012.


Walter Jackson
U.S. Student Programs

Sexy Cincinnati Seeks Panelists for May 21st Event!

Sexy Cincinnati has two panels coming up and we are looking for panelists. (To find out more about the Sexy Cincinnati group, visit  

The first panel is this Monday May14th, and the title of the panel is Queers Throw Down. The second panel is the following Monday May21st, and the title is Transgasmic.  Both panels are at Rohs Street CafĂ© from 6:30pm-8pm. There is an after party for continued discussion, probably at Milton’s Tavern in OTR. We would need the panelists at Rohs Street by 5:30pm.

Queers Throw Down is an uncensored queer discussion of human sexuality. Transgasmic is an uncensored trans panel of human sexuality. We need a diverse group of people to be on the panel. The point of the panels is to openly and honestly discuss human sexuality. It is completely uncensored. People can raise their hand and ask questions or write their questions down. There is a moderator for the panel that will help with the flow of the discussion. We hope that by a few brave people being willing to sit and talk openly about sex; we can create more understanding and truthful discussion about safe, positive, and consensual sex in the Cincinnati community. You don’t need to be an expert or use correct sex terms, we want you to be yourself and answer completely honestly!
If you would like to be on a panel please email us at and answer the following questions:
1)      Your Name
2)      Why you want to be on the panel
3)      Any information about yourself you would like to give us

We need to know about the Queers Throw Down panel by Sunday May 13th at 11:59pm and we need to know about the Transgasmic panel by Sunday May 20th at 11:59pm. If you don’t feel comfortable being on the panel, please consider being in the audience.

Please share this event with your friends. We are on Facebook at
We will be having more panels that will be the same topic, so if you aren’t selected to be on this panel-you will be on the list for the next panel.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Attend the All-University Faculty Awards - May 17th!

From UC News:

Attend the All-University Faculty Awards May 17

Don't miss the All-University Faculty Awards celebration at 3 p.m., Thursday, May 17, in TUC's Great Hall. Those who can't attend in person can tune into the live stream.

Date: 5/9/2012 12:00:00 AM
By: John Bach
Phone: (513) 556-5224

UC ingot   Please join the Office of the President and the Faculty Senate in honoring our distinguished winners at the All-University Faculty Awards Celebration at 3 p.m., Thursday, May 17, in Tangeman University Center's Great Hall. 

A reception will follow at 4 p.m.

You can also plan to watch the event live online: Live stream

Faculty Award Winners

Distinguished Teaching Professor
Marc M. Cahay, PhD
Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, School of Electronics and Computing Systems
College of Engineering & Applied Science

Distinguished Research Professor
Joseph A. Caruso, PhD
Professor, Chemistry
McMicken College of Arts & Sciences

George Rieveschl Jr. Award for Creative and/or Scholarly Works
Bonnie S. Fisher, PhD
Professor, Criminal Justice
College of Education, Criminal Justice & Human Services

Emerging Entrepreneurial Achievement Award
W. Keith Jones, PhD
Professor, Pharmacology & Cell Biophysics
College of Medicine

Mrs. A.B. “Dolly” Cohen Award for Excellence in Teaching
Kenneth R. King, PhD
Associate Professor - Educator, Psychology
McMicken College of Arts & Sciences 

Faculty Award for Exemplary Contributions in Service to the University
Adrianne Lane, EdD
Executive Director, Undergraduate Programs/Professor
College of Nursing

Outstanding Adjunct Award 
Drew C. McAvoy, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor, Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering & Applied Science

Mrs. A.B. “Dolly” Cohen Award for Excellence in Teaching
Laura R. Micciche, PhD
Associate Professor, Composition & Rhetoric; Director, Composition
English & Comparative Literature
McMicken College of Arts & Sciences

Innovative Uses of Technology in Teaching Award
Bethanne Brown, PharmD
Shauna Buring, PharmD
Peggy L. Barsan, BSPharm
William Fant, PharmD
Instructional Technology Team
Winkle College of Pharmacy

Outstanding Adjunct Award 
Rebecca Rebitski, M Ed, PT
Adjunct Instructor Clinical, Rehabilitation Sciences/Physical Therapy
College of Allied Health Sciences

George Rieveschl Jr. Award for Distinguished Scientific Research
Arnold Schwartz, PhD, MD
Professor/Director, Institute of Molecular Pharmacology and Biophysics 
College of Medicine

George Barbour Award for Good Faculty-Student Relations
Ric W. Sweeney, MBA
Assistant Professor - Educator, Marketing
Undergraduate Marketing Program Director
Lindner College of Business

Faculty Award for Exemplary Contributions in Service to the University

BJ Zirger, PhD
Associate Dean, Online Education
Lindner College of Business

Like UC International's New Facebook Page!

From UC International:

UC International Programs NEW Facebook Page - Like us!!!

We have a new Facebook page! . Like our page and follow us to find out the latest opportunities abroad UC International Programs has to offer. 

We will post information on a variety of educational opportunities around the globe and other helpful tips and advice on studying/interning abroad. You can also find awesome photos of different students and faculty abroad and share your own photos with us! 

We also encourage you to share with us your thoughts on articles we post and join in on contests and other fun posts!

Amnesty International Human Rights Poetry Slam! - May 26th!

Amnesty International Human Rights Poetry Slam!
Saturday, May 26, 2012
11:00am until 4:00pm
University of Cincinnati- Swift Hall, room 500

Hey UC human rights activists and poets!

This year Amnesty International UC will be hosting its first human rights themed poetry slam! Please come with human rights themed poetry to read to the group. You can read your own works or you can read works by other human rights poets of whom you're fond.

Human rights is a very broad theme. You may write about the plight of others or yourself. You may write about current injustices/past injustices and/or you may write about situations where individuals have obtained rights and are now empowered.

We would like to put a booklet of the poetry together to sell at the event, with the proceeds benefitting Amnesty International, USA.

I ask that everyone send me your poems in advance (by sometime on Friday, May 18, at the latest). If you would not like your poems in the book, please let me know.

Please email all poems to me (Alison) at

Also, the poems may certainly be provocative and "dark," but we only ask that you do not "speak negatively" of an individual's or group's race, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation etc. You may certainly criticize a government, a group or an individual for their negative treatment of others.

We'll need to create a schedule for the readings..we will have that finalized about a week before the event. You may send me as many poems as you like. I'd like for everyone to read as many poems as they want, and if time permits, we'll be able to do that!

All speakers will be able to read at least one of their poems.

You certainly don't have to write or read a poem to attend the event.

There will be coffee, pastries and lunch!

We hope you can attend!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Be in a Video of the UC Alma Mater - May 18th!

From the UC Undergraduate Student Government Association:

On Friday, May 18th at 11am on McMicken Commons, Student Government will be filming a video of students, faculty, and staff singing the UC Alma Mater with hand motions. Everyone is invited and welcome to attend including special guest President Gregory H. Williams. We are looking forward to a great showing so that we can have an exciting video to promote UC spirit and pride. We want to pack McMicken Commons - the more people the better. Following the video, the 7th Annual MainStreet Stride will begin at noon.

Register in advance but walk ups are certainly welcome:

For more information about the Alma Mater:

Join the Facebook event and invite your friends:

On behalf of Student Government, we hope to see you there! Please contact me if you have any questions via email at

Last Sustainability Events for the 2010-2011 Academic Year

From UC Sustainability:

            The quarter is quickly coming to a close, and we only have a few events left.  Please plan to attend our final lecture for the academic year on Wednesday concerning economic development and sustainability.  As you look ahead to move out, consider donating your extra items to the Re*Use Market.  Even if you are not moving out of the residence halls, but just have too much stuff accumulating in your house, we are accepting donations now through June 8th.  Before May 30th, donations can be dropped off at the Bike Kitchen on Mondays and Thursdays, 1-4pm.  During the Re*Use Market items can just be brought there.  Coordinate pick-up of large items by emailing  We will also have a collection trailer from the Society of St. Vincent DePaul on campus, June 6-8th

Monday, May 14 – Friday, May 18 – Bike to Work/School Week!
            Celebrate Bike Month by trying something new!  We will host commuter stations on either side of campus (Vine & McMillan and MLK & Clifton) on Tuesday and Thursday mornings to encourage you as you commute to work or class.  Complete list of Bike Month events here.

Monday, May 14 – Clothing Swap sponsored by SED, 12pm – 5pm, McMicken Commons
            Bring an item you no longer use; take home a gently used treasure.  Thnk ahead and clean out your closet before the last minute packing rush.

Monday, May 14 – Student Sustainability Coalition Meeting, 6pm, Steger 6th Floor

Monday, May 14 – Film Series: Gasland, 7pm, MainStreet Cinema
            Filmmaker Josh Fox investigates the process of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, or “fracking,” and the environmental consequences some residents near these drilling operations have experienced.  More info here!

Tuesday, May 15 – Clothing Swap sponsored by SED, 12pm – 3pm, McMicken Commons 

Wednesday, May 16 – Lecture Series: Economics and Sustainability, 4pm, Zimmer Auditorium 400
            Prof. Benjamin Passty, Alfred Gaspari of the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance, and William Fischer from the City of Cincinnati’s Department of Community Development and Planning’s Business Development Division will discuss the intersections of sustainability and economics, highlighting the end of growth theory.  Light refreshments will be offered.

Monday, May 21 – Film Series: Dirt!, 7pm, MainStreet Cinema
            Dirt! brings to life the environmental, economic, social, and political impacts that the soil has, sharing the stories of experts from around the world who study and harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil. More info here!

Wednesday, May 30 – Friday, June 8 – Re*Use Market
            You’ve probably been acquiring stuff all year, and the fact is it isn’t all going to fit in the car when it is time to head home for the summer.  Instead of throwing the extras in the dumpster, bring them to the third annual Re*Use Market by the old YMCA building on Calhoun Street.  New this year will be donation collection points at Stratford Heights and Dabney Hall as well.  Donations can also be dropped off at the Bike Kitchen ahead of time Mondays and Thursdays, 1-4pm.  More info here!

Mac's Night for GLOBEMED - May 24th!

Mac's Night for GLOBEMED
Thursday, May 24, 2012
9:00pm until 11:55pm
Mac's Pizza (205 W. McMillan St, Cinci OH 45219)

GlobeMed is holding a fundraising night at Mac's Pub!

We will have an optional cover for $5, which will be a donation to GlobeMed. For paying this cover, you will get a wristband that will make you eligible for $2 draft beers and $2 mixed liquor drinks!

The Proceeds from the night will go to our partner organization called Social Action for Women (SAW) in Thailand and Burma. SAW works to promote health for refugees from Burma who live as migrant workers. Programs are implemented for HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria prevention as well as health care for the migrant workers.

Friendly Reminder: You must be 21 to drink and Mac's will check IDs!

If you are not 21, you can still join GlobeMed at Mac's and enjoy some delicious food!

Don't forget to "like" GlobeMed's Facebook page!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Free "Education Under Fire" Screening & Lecture - May 17th!

UC Presents Education Under Fire
Thursday, May 17th
6:30pm until 7:30pm
309 Braunstein Hall, Universtiy of Cincinnati

Should everyone have a chance to receive an education, or do those in power have the right to restrict it to people who agree with them?

This may sound like a hypothetical question, but it is a central issue for thousands of students in Iran. There, members of the Baha'i Faith, other religious minorities, and political dissidents are legally forbidden to pursue a higher education because of their beliefs. In order to give them a fighting chance at the twenty-first century job market, Baha'is have banded together to form an underground university known as the Baha'i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE). Since 1987 the BIHE has been the only university available to Iran's second largest religious community. However, starting in May 2011 a police crackdown has led to the destruction of educational materials and the imprisonment of faculty without any formal charges. The BIHE is in serious danger; now is the time for action.

You are invited to the screening of Education Under Fire, a thirty-minute documentary about the BIHE's struggle to provide educational opportunities in defiance of the government's will. Following the documentary will be a talk by Mona Mahmoudi, an Iranian Baha'i who survived waves of persecution to earn advanced degrees in mathematics and education, along with the perspectives of non-Baha'i professors Douglas G. Frank and Afsaneh Ardehali. Refreshments will be provided, and everyone is welcome to stay for a question and answer session.

Those who wish to help out are encouraged to read and endorse an open letter on the issue to the international academic community by Nobel Prize Laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu and President Jose Ramos-Horta. Also, like this Facebook group to be a part of further activities.

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