• Volume 22,  Volume 22, Issue 2

    CEAS Library’s historic murals: engineering a restoration

    By Ted Baldwin, Director of the College of Engineering and Applied Science Library The CEAS Library murals represent the first University of Cincinnati student-funded art acquisition. In May 1916, the senior class of engineering raised the funds for the work through a very successful Ohio River boat cruise that included live orchestra and dancing. The murals were completed and dedicated a year later. Francis Wiley Faig, painter of the murals, was well-regarded in Cincinnati art circles. Faig had been a favorite student of Cincinnati’s famed painter Frank Duveneck, who also attended the dedication of the murals. Faig also held deep connections to the college and its disciplines. Her husband, John T. Faig, was a professor of…

  • Volume 22,  Volume 22, Issue 2

    UC Libraries hosts local elementary school students

    By Participants Elaine Grigg Dean, Mark Chalmers, Ted Baldwin, Chris Harter, Katie Foran-Mulcahy, Rachel Hoople and Aja Bettencourt-McCarthyn Throughout the Fall 2023 semester, UC Libraries collaborated with College Mentors for Kids to host local elementary school students in library locations across the campus. Students from Oyler School and Evanston Academy visited the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) Library, the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services (CECH) Library, and the Archives and Rare Books (ARB) Library along with the Oesper Museum to learn more about UC Libraries collections and the work of librarianship. What is CMFK? College Mentors for Kids (CMFK) is a non-profit organization that works…

  • Volume 21,  Volume 21, Issue 2

    Library Spotlight: The College of Engineering and Applied Science Library

    Located at 850 Baldwin Hall, the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) Library provides access to in-depth research collections, inviting study and learning spaces, engaging technical workshops and expert assistance by librarians, staff and student assistants. CEAS Library History The CEAS Library represents the combined collections and services of two historic libraries: the College of Engineering and the Ohio Mechanics Institute / College of Applied Science.  The library in the UC College of Engineering began as a departmental library in the college. A library in the Department of Civil Engineering was established sometime before 1897. In 1897, the Civil Engineering Department, along with its library, moved to the second…

  • Volume 21,  Volume 21, Issue 1

    Student Spotlight: Hannah Harper

    By Regina Bourne and June Taylor-Slaughter Student’s name: Hannah Harper Major and academic year: Environmental Studies and Anthropology 2nd Year Name of DEI program and goal: DEI FUNctions for Student Assistants; is a UC Libraries pilot program building from the student assistant Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) training with the goal of developing cultural competency skills.    How the program works: After library student assistants complete DEI online training they will participate in a variety of learning activities with themes related to such topics as Title IX, disability etiquette/accessibility and systemic racism. At the end of the semester students will receive recognition for completing the program. Hannah Harper is a student…

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    Volume 20,  Volume 20, Issue 3

    New digital display for 1911 graduate Valentine Barker

    By Ivy O’Connell A collection donated to the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) Library is now a new digital exhibit. The Valentine Barker collection provides a snapshot of technical education and advertisement work in the early 20th century. The collection was recently digitized by the UC Libraries’ Digital Collections Team.  Valentine Barker was a 1911 graduate of the Ohio Mechanics Institute comprehensive art program.  The Ohio Mechanics Institute (OMI), founded in 1828, is one of CEAS’ source institutions and provided vital technical education during the early development of the city. Beginning in 1901, OMI served as a technical high school. Barker attended as a student of the technical high…

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    Volume 20,  Volume 20, Issue 1

    1800s Cincinnati Industrial Exposition Posters available online

    For nearly 200 years, the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) has held strong ties to the industrial progress of Cincinnati and the region. The Ohio Mechanics Institute (OMI), founded in 1828, is one of CEAS’ source institutions and provided vital technical education during the early development of the city. In partnership with Cincinnati, OMI sponsored the famed Cincinnati Industrial Expositions in the mid to late 1800s. These “Expos” showcased technical innovation and artistic achievement from across the U.S. In 1879, Cincinnati’s famed Music Hall was built as a permanent home for the growing and popular Expos, which were promoted through large and richly illustrated posters. Recently, the posters were…

  • Volume 18,  Volume 18, Issue 3

    UC Libraries’ Click & Collect Service Offers Access to Library Print Materials

    The University of Cincinnati Libraries is providing users with access to print collection materials in order to support UC teaching and research. The Click & Collect retrieval and pickup service allows UC users to request print library materials in the Library Catalog for pickup at designated library locations. Requests made by 9am Wednesdays will be available for pickup between noon-4pm on Thursdays. Due dates have been automatically set for August 10. When searching for print materials in the Library Catalog, items with the status of “Held By Library” are available for request. Items from one library location cannot be requested for pickup at another library location. Click & Collect started…