By Janice Schulz
In January, 2012, UC Assistant Vice President and University Spokesperson Greg Hand began a series of lunchtime talks focusing on the history of the University of Cincinnati. At the inaugural presentation, Hand noted that the dozen or so talks he plans to give will be a good way to get people thinking about the University’s bicentennial celebration in 2019. The UC Foundation has agreed to record and post each lecture and make them available on the web. The first two, “Cincinnati’s Efforts to Create a University: 1800 to 1870” and “An Overview of UC History from 1870 to 2010” have been posted and are linked from ARB’s University Archives page.
The talks are held the third Thursday of each month at 12:30 p.m. in TUC’s Main Street Cinema. The remainder of Hand’s talks this academic year includes:
- March 15 — Evolution of UC’s Campus and Many Campuses of UC’s Colleges
- April 19 — Student Pioneers: First Alumni
- May 17 — Origin of UC Regalia & Symbols
The University Archives page offers many links to information about UC’s history and is a great starting point for researchers interested in UC’s story.