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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…

  • neil armstrong
    Volume 18,  Volume 18, Issue 1

    University of Cincinnati Accepts New Additions to Neil Armstrong Commemorative Archives

    The University of Cincinnati Libraries recently received an unexpected addition to the Neil Armstrong Commemorative Archives. Presented at UC College of Engineering & Applied Science’s The Next Giant Leap – a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing – these new documents and photos touch on several aspects of Mr. Armstrong’s professional life, including his work as an astronaut and his major transition from a NASA administrative position to faculty member at UC. We are thankful to Rick and Mark Armstrong for their thoughtful generosity and willingness to share these memories of their father to preserve his inimitable legacy. UC is honored to be stewards of these…

  • jci student at graduation
    Volume 17,  Volume 17, Issue 3

    UC Libraries Support Flagship Undergraduate Joint Program

    By Hong Cheng, Global Services Librarian The second cohort of 56 students from the Joint Co-op Institute (JCI) between the University of Cincinnati and Chongqing University (China) became proud Bearcat graduates on May 3, 2019. After five years of hard study and work, 87% of students will continue their academic journey in graduate schools in the United States, China or other countries. I have been with them since their second year and was happy to be part of their academic adventure. For many JCI students, the library has a different cultural context than for domestic students. The programs provided by UC Libraries helped the students to bridge the gap and…

  • images of progress
    Volume 14, Issue 3

    A New Look at Digital Collections

    Imagine a place where through a computer, tablet or mobile device one could go to view such diverse collections as the House of Refuge Records, the creation of the Triceracopter sculpture, Albert B. Sabin’s archives about his quest to create the oral polio vaccine, as well as images of Great Houses of Cincinnati from environmental artist Alice Weston. This central, online place would also have exhibits about the 25th General Hospital: Courage and Skill in World War II, Promotion through Playing Cards, and Sublime and Beautiful Mountain Scenery among other captivating subjects. Such place does exist with the recently launched redesign of the Digital Collections & Repositories department website. Available…

  • Volume 14, Issue 3

    Displaying the Armstrong Collection

    Thanks to support from the University of Cincinnati President’s office, we are pleased to announce a new permanent public exhibit recognizing Neil A. Armstrong and his time as a professor at the University of Cincinnati, 1971-1979. Located at the entrance of the College of Engineering and Applied Science Library, this exhibit brings together many objects and documents donated by the Armstrong family that are part of the University Archives housed in the Archives and Rare Books Library. The display represents many aspects of Mr. Armstrong’s life and accomplishments. Highlights are a flight mask and gear from his work as a test pilot (ca. 1960s), an encapsulated heat shield from the…

  • Bob Freeman
    Volume 14,  Volume 14, Issue 2

    Finding the Talent: Q&A with Hong Cheng and Bob Freeman

    Over the past several years the University of Cincinnati, with the support of the Office of the Provost, has made a concerted effort to diversify their faculty positions and hiring practices. This is most evident in the Cluster Hiring Initiative launched in 2014, and the Strategic Hiring Opportunity and Dual Career Assistance programs, which have assisted in the recruiting and funding of faculty across campus since 2013. UC Libraries, in the execution of our Strategic Plan, has embraced these programs and allowed the spirit that drives them – a desire to recruit the best and brightest while cultivating collaborative partnerships with other colleges and departments – to inspire the way…