• 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…

  • hispanic heritage month
    Volume 16,  Volume 16, Issue 1

    Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

    By Kendall Smith Feliz Mes de la Herencia Hispana!   Please come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in the Walter C. Langsam Library with readings by UC faculty from the Romance Languages and Literature Department. Friday, September 29 from 1:30 pm-3:00 pm ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Langsam Library, Digital Learning Commons (toward the back on the 4th floor)   Featured will be five speakers reading from their various recent works. Stephanie Alcantar Stephanie Alcantar holds a BA in applied math from Universidad Juarez del Estado de Durango, Mexico, and an MA in Spanish from the University of Cincinnati. She has published five books of poetry and one book of essays, which include an essay…

  • Xuemao Wang
    Volume 15,  Volume 15, Issue 1

    A Note from the Dean: Reappointment as Dean and University Librarian

    Editor’s Note: We were extremely pleased this summer when the University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees approved the reappointment of Dean Xuemao Wang for a term of five years effective July 1, 2017. Every five years, per board rule, university deans participate in a decanal review. This is a thorough procedure that evaluates their leadership as perceived by their fellow deans, UC leadership, and their respective college’s faculty and staff. In enthusiastically recommending Dean Wang’s reappointment, the librarian and staff review committees recognized his outstanding leadership, advocacy, and vision for UC Libraries to become the globally engaged, intellectual commons of the university—positioning ourselves as the hub of collaboration, digital innovation,…

  • Havana, Cuba
    Volume 15,  Volume 15, Issue 1

    A Librarian’s Journey to Cuba

    Rosemary Franklin, librarian in the Reference and Instructional Services Department, traveled to Cuba July 8-17 as a participant in the program People-to-People, “A Revolutionary Perspective on Education.” Joining Rosemary was 17 librarians, K-12 teachers, university professors, and instructors from New Mexico, Florida, Ohio, and Washington, D.C. The participants brought together their collective experiences in education practice, policy making, and administration, along with health and medicine, library sciences, and community development as part of an effort to learn about Cuba’s educational practices and philosophy. While on the island, participants visited museums with stunning collections; met with grassroots organizations working on literacy, environmental science, and the humanities; heard from faculty of the…

  • Xuemao Wang
    Volume 14, Issue 3

    A Note from the Dean: IFLA Comes to Cincinnati

    This August, the International Federation of Libraries (IFLA) will host their yearly conference in Columbus, Ohio. Last fall, I posted about my experience at the IFLA conference in South Africa. While at the time I knew that UC would be involved in some of the conference events this summer, I am excited to tell you now in more detail what is coming and what role UC Libraries and I will play in welcoming these international visitors. The first of two IFLA related events will take place at the Walter C. Langsam Library when we host the Knowledge Management (KM) section of IFLA for their pre-IFLA satellite conference on August 12.…

  • 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…

  • hong cheng and dan wang
    Volume 14,  Volume 14, Issue 1

    Collaborating on the Joint Engineering Co-Op Institute

    For two years, the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Sciences has partnered with Chongqing University (CQU) to form the Joint Engineering Co-op Institute (JCI).  Each fall, CQU and UC co-host an orientation for first-year students on their Huxi campus located in a suburb of Chongqing. This campus is reserved for first and second- year students at the university. This year, for the third time, a delegation from UC was sent to participate in the orientation. This group consisted of representatives from across UC’s campus, including: Raj Mehta, vice provost for International Affairs; Teik Lim, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science; Dee J. Robinson, the vice president…

  • looking east
    Volume 13, Issue 4

    Looking East Book Signing Scheduled for June 24

    Join the University of Cincinnati Libraries for a public book signing for Looking East: William Howard Taft and the 1905 U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Asia. The Photographs of Harry Fowler Woods. The event, scheduled for June 24, 7pm, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Rookwood Pavilion, will include readings by authors Margo Taft Stever and Hong Shen. In 1900, Cincinnatian William Howard Taft successfully completed his tenure as Dean of the University of Cincinnati’s College of Law and began an appointment under President William McKinley as Governor-General of the Philippines. As a federal administrator and diplomat, Taft negotiated amicable trade and cultural interactions between East and West, and in 1905 President Theodore…