• black history month display
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    Women of the Movement

    Two exhibits on display this spring in the Walter C. Langsam Library highlight women who fought for equality. Women of the Movement: Leaders for Civil Rights and Voting Rights, on display on the 4th floor lobby, profiles female leaders and documents their contributions to the fight for civil and voting rights. Beginning with Sojourner Truth, former slave and abolitionist, and concluding with contemporaries Diane Nash, a key player in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Cincinnati’s Marian Spencer, a champion for Civil Rights both locally and nationally, the exhibit spans history into current times. African-American women instrumental to the fight for women’s suffrage included in the…

  • xuemao wang
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    A Note from the Dean: Digital Core as Part of 21st-Century Liberal Education

    In 1906, the University of Cincinnati created a new paradigm for higher education with the invention of cooperative education. Co-op helped transform the undergraduate experience at UC, providing students with experiential learning in their primary areas of study. Co-op also made a name for UC. According to US News and Report, last year UC ranked third among all U.S. universities and the first in public universities for co-op. UC co-op students collectively earned $75M last year. In the years since, UC has done much to increase student’s preparedness for their post-collegiate careers, a trend that continues today with the Next Lives Here pathway Bearcat Promise. We are now in the…

  • mark twain
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    Mark Twain and Huck Finn in Cincinnati

    By Kevin Grace, University Archivist and Head of the Archives and Rare Books Library When the University of Cincinnati Libraries held its inaugural Adopt-A-Book Evening, “Hidden Treasures,” a year ago, one of the books exhibited for the event’s attendees was a first edition of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn housed in the Archives & Rare Books Library. Published in America in 1885 (and that date is part of this story), the book was intended to demonstrate “collection building” in UC Libraries fundraising rather than supporting the expenses of physical preservation, which was another designated category used for additional books on exhibit. While the Archives & Rare Books Library…

  • press presents
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    UC Libraries Welcomes Students through Bearcat Academy

    On January 29, the University of Cincinnati Libraries participated in Bearcat Academy to introduce local high school students to the offerings and possibilities available when they use a research library or consider a career in libraries. The Libraries visit was a part of the programming for the CECH Diversity Research Day. Bearcat Academy is a partnership between UC and Cincinnati Public Schools to support college awareness, readiness and preparation. The goal is to prepare high school students from underrepresented communities for rigorous college experiences by providing multiple years of mentoring activities that focus on motivation, academic planning, scholarly and social experiences as well as financial awareness. Students from Aiken, Hughes…

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    Hidden Treasures: An Adopt-A-Book Evening Returns to UC Libraries

    The University of Cincinnati Libraries is home to a diverse collection spanning 10 library locations and representing a wide variety of disciplines. Found within each of these collections are hidden treasures — books, manuscripts and other materials with unique histories and scholarly value.    On Thursday, March 12, the University of Cincinnati Libraries will host its second Hidden Treasures: An Adopt-A-Book Evening event. Attendees will enjoy a program featuring What Makes A Rare Book Rare? from Kevin Grace, university archivist and head of the Archives & Rare Books Library, in addition to receiving a first look at this year’s new additions to the catalogue of adoptable materials. Hidden Treasures provides…

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    A Year of Reflection

    Announcing the 5th annual University of Cincinnati Libraries Annual Progress Report – A Year of Reflection. This past year the University of Cincinnati marked its Bicentennial led by the tenants: To Honor the past. Elevate the present. Bend the future. While celebrating the Libraries’ vital role in the past 200 years of the university, we also took this opportunity to reflect on our goals, objectives, accomplishments and gaps as the next phase of our strategic direction. Our year of reflection has resulted in the need for the creation of an emerging, and even bolder, Strategic Framework – one built upon the knowledge of our strengths and challenges, coupled with the…

  • life of the mind
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    Life of the Mind Re-Imagined

    It’s back! UC Libraries is collaborating with the Faculty Senate, the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost and the Faculty Enrichment Center to bring back the popular Authors, Editors & Composers event and exhibit last held in 2013. This coming fall, the Life of the Mind lecture series will merge with the former Authors, Editors & Composers to create one event that will celebrate the achievements of UC’s artists, authors, editors and composers together with a presentation by a distinguished faculty member to foster a disciplinary dialogue on an emergent theme. Still named and focusing on the Life of the Mind, the event is scheduled for Tuesday, September 22, 2020…

  • cecil striker evite
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    CANCELLED – Cecil Striker Lecture to Focus on Dr. Christian R. Holmes

    Please note After much discussion with our Advisory Board Chair Dr. Phil Diller, our Striker Lecture guest presenter Dr. Jack Gluckman and Winkler Center Director Lori Harris, the decision has been made to cancel this year’s Striker Lecture and reschedule Dr. Gluckman for next year, which we hope will be under much more pleasant conditions. We are very sorry to have to do this. We certainly hope to plan some programming on other health history topics between now and Dr. Gluckman’s Christian Holmes talk next year. Please stay turned. And thank you for your unwavering support of the Winkler Center’s mission. Save the Date for the Cecil Striker Annual Lecture…