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FTA to Cincinnati: Consider more streetcar

The Federal Transit Administration appears to be encouraging Cincinnati to begin planning to extend its starter streetcar line, the latter currently under construction. The FTA is urging the line be extended to the Uptown area, an employment center of 55,000 jobs. The current line, serving the city's Downtown, is home to 64,000 jobs. Read more.

Public Library of Cincinnati gets five-star rating

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County accepted a national honor last week from the library field’s leading professional publication. "The Library Journal Index of Public Library Service" awarded the public library a five-star rating for service. Read more.

Cincinnati named one of Top 100 Best Places to Live

Livability.com named Cincinnati one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live. Read more.

Cincinnati Zoo exhibit offers interactive opportunities

Cincinnati Zoo's jungle trails now give visitors the chance to swing like apes.

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With grant money, Cincinnati Children's pushes for tech innovation

Cincinnati Children's has invested about $500,000 in six ideas through its Innovation Fund.

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UC student designs for Kevin Durant

Kevin Hart, third-year product designer at the University of Cincinnati, shows off his design for a Kevin Durant shoe giveaway box.

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UC makes Travel + Leisure "top beautiful college" list

A decades-long renewal topping $1 billion is paying dividends for Cincy, which has cultivated a strikingly modern look—and proven that “it doesn’t need ivy-covered brick walls” to be beautiful, as UC Magazine put it.

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Endangered rhino born via artificial insemination

Born at Alabama’s Montgomery Zoo on June 5, Ethan is the first endangered Indian rhino calf to live and thrive as a result of artificial insemination. The birth was a collaboration between the Montgomery Zoo and the Cincinnati Zoo’s Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife, where Dr. Monica Stoops, a reproductive physiologist, pioneered the technique.

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Cincinnati Zoo's restaurant greenest in United States

The Cincinnati Zoo, which calls itself the Greenest Zoo in America, now also has the greenest restaurant in the country.

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University of Cincinnati joining with Chinese university to open medical school there

The University of Cincinnati says it is partnering with another university in China to open a medical school there as the school looks to increase its links to China.

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Cicadas = cha-ching! Insects in sex fest spawn business

As the East Coast braces for the emergence of Brood II, researchers at the University of Cincinnati offer up a web page of cicada dishes, including quiches.

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How to Resurrect an Urban School District

The Cincinnati school district has improved both test scores and graduation rates since 2003 while—unlike Atlanta and Washington—transparently pursuing highly collaborative reform strategies that, counter to the current trend, don't rely on rigid hierarchy and punitive accountability.

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New Nanowire Structure Has Potential To Increase Semiconductor Applications

There’s big news in the world of tiny things.

New research led by University of Cincinnati physics professors Howard Jackson and Leigh Smith could contribute to better ways of harnessing solar energy, more effective air quality sensors or even stronger security measures against biological weapons such as anthrax. And it all starts with something that’s 1,000 times thinner than the typical human hair—a semiconductor nanowire.

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Solar-Powered Proteins Developed That Can Filter Antibiotics And Carcinogens From Water Read more at

A solar-powered nano filter capable of filtering antibiotics and dangerous carcinogens from large bodies of water has been developed by researchers at the University of Cincinnati.

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Cincinnati University fashion student steps back in time

Loungewear and lingerie designs by University of Cincinnati senior fashion design student Emily Battisti look back to another century for detailing and inspiration.

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