• UC College of Medicine Class of 1936
    Volume 17,  Volume 17, Issue 2

    Lucy Oxley MD: ‘A pioneer and servant leader’

    By Richard Puff, Assistant Vice President Public Relations & Communications, Academic Health Center Sixty-nine medical students marched across the Music Hall stage on Friday evening, June 5, 1936, during part of the University of Cincinnati’s 58th commencement exercises. Alfred Friedlander, MD, dean of the UC College of Medicine, handed each student a diploma recognizing their Doctor of Medicine degree. Each had performed the required four years of coursework and then completed a hospital internship during the 1935-36 academic year. Each was a white male. Except for one. Lucy Orintha Oxley was the lone woman in the graduating class. She also was the only African-American clutching a fresh diploma, the first person…

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    Volume 17,  Volume 17, Issue 2

    A Note from the Dean: Celebrating the Bicentennial

    The University of Cincinnati has kicked off its bicentennial year and all of us at UC Libraries are excited to celebrate along with the rest of the university community. During my participation at the first Bicentennial kickoff event, which was held in front of the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library and attracted a huge crowd, I felt tremendous Bearcat pride reflecting on the great journey our university has traveled. I was also proud hearing President Pinto mention the distinguished Bicentennial books published by the University of Cincinnati Press, a new division of UC Libraries. In the last issue of Source, I talked about a recent important milestone for the…

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    Volume 17,  Volume 17, Issue 2

    UC in Print: Books Documenting 200 Years of the University of Cincinnati

    In 2019, the University of Cincinnati celebrates its bicentennial anniversary with a year of events and programs. UC Libraries is marking the occasion with an exhibit “UC in Print: Books Documenting 200 Years of the University of Cincinnati.” Available for viewing on the fourth floor lobby of the Walter C. Langsam Library, the exhibit includes books from throughout the libraries and covers the history, notables, sports and culture of the university. Songs of the university, the architecture, football and basketball, even a children’s book starring the UC Bearcat can be found in the exhibit alongside writings from former UC presidents Raymond Walters, Walter Langsam and Joseph Steger. Histories and commemorations…

  • Brad Warren
    Volume 17,  Volume 17, Issue 2

    An Interview with Brad Warren, Associate Dean of Library Services

    In August 2018, Brad Warren joined UC Libraries as the associate dean of library services. Below is an interview with Brad about his professional background, immediate goals for the new position, and his early impressions of UC Libraries, as well as how he and his family are having fun exploring Cincinnati. Brad can be reached via email at brad.warren@uc.edu. Please tell us your professional background.  I have worked in academic libraries for 24 years and as a librarian for nearly 20 years. Before coming to UC, I was the director of access services at Yale University Library, working in that position for a little over nine years. I was the…

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    Volume 17,  Volume 17, Issue 2

    Focus on Technology in UC Libraries: The Visualization Laboratory

    Located within the Geology-Mathematics-Physics (GMP) Library, 240 Braunstein Hall, the Visualization Laboratory (Viz Lab) offers a suite of research services focused on data science, analysis and visualization. Operated as one of the services provided by the UC Libraries’ Research and Data Services (RDS) unit, a primary goal of the Viz Lab is to engage with the UC community to continually improve teaching and research outcomes by providing a high-tech and collaborative working environment.The Viz Lab is open to users at any research level, including undergraduate students, graduate students, post-docs, staff and faculty across all disciplines and departments. The Viz Lab is designed as a modern take on the traditional instructional and research space. The Lab is outfitted with…

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    Volume 17,  Volume 17, Issue 2

    James Landy and Shakespeare’s “Seven Ages of Man”

    By Kevin Grace, University Archivist and Head of the Archives and Rare Books Library It is one of the most famous lines in literature: “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”  Shakespeare’s words from As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII, are spoken by his character, Jacques, a morose and melancholy man. The line, as part of Jacque’s speech, is so often invoked about life in the theater, about everyday life and about everyone’s cosmic role in an earthly existence that one almost expects to see it carved on public buildings and graffitied on alley walls. Beyond that opening line, however, is a…

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    Hidden Treasures: An Adopt-A-Book Evening at UC Libraries

    The University of Cincinnati Libraries is not only a center of discovery and education, but it also offers a unique window into the past. Special collections connect students, faculty and staff to historical and literary subjects in meaningful ways while also attracting top researchers and scholars with access to rare materials and resources. On Thursday, March 14, the University of Cincinnati Libraries will host its first fundraiser. Hidden Treasures: An Adopt-A-Book Evening will offer an in-depth look at some of the Libraries’ most precious materials. Hidden Treasures provides essential funding to support the preservation, acquisition and digitization of books, manuscripts and collections held by the region’s top-ranked research library. Generous…

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    Volume 17,  Volume 17, Issue 2

    Annual Progress Report Asks “Have We Transformed Yet?”

    Read the University of Cincinnati Libraries 2017/18 Annual Progress Report where we ask the question: Have We Transformed Yet? In this year’s annual Progress Report, we make note of the accomplishments of the previous year, as well as take a holistic view of UC Libraries since the Strategic Plan was launched five years ago. We celebrate the continued success of annual events that promote library collections and services, highlight milestones of major library initiatives and feature library spaces. Integral to fulfilling the work of the Strategic Plan is the dedication of the faculty and staff of UC Libraries along with the investment of our donors. By highlighting the accomplishments of…