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First-generation college students stay the course in Cincinnati

First-generation college students at the University of Cincinnati are part of a new program that focuses on these often vulnerable students in a way to make sure they don't get left behind.  Many of first-generation college students nationally are also low-income students, and 89 percent end up leaving college within six years without a degree.

At UC, school officials have created dedicated housing exclusively for these at-risk students.  The housing provides a support structure specifically designed to get the students through the perils of college and out with a degree.

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CrowdGather buys UC student's website for $1 Million

UC student Phil Santoro recently sold the website he created, Freeforums.org, to CrowdGather for $1 Million. Santoro's three-year-old site lets anybody set up an online forum and claims to have the "largest community among free forum hosts."

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University of Cincinnati researchers convert carbon dioxide and sunlight into fuel

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have successfully converted carbon dioxide and sunlight into fuel in a breakthrough for artificial photosynthesis research.  They did so by taking water, adding carbon dioxide and powering it by clean solar energy.

For some time researchers have been trying to figure out how to copy nature's extremely efficient photosynthesis process, and thanks to a Tungara frog, Cincinnati researchers may be close to releasing the findings on how to do it and, more astonishingly, in a more efficient process than nature itself.

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University of Cincinnati ranked as one of world's most beautiful college campuses

The University of Cincinnati's efforts to remake its urban campus have been well recognized and awarded nationally.  A new ranking by Forbes lists UC's campus as one of the most beautiful in the world.

The ranking was developed by a panel of architects and campus designers.  The Forbes ranking touts UC's bold master plan for its main campus that has positioned the university well for the 21st Century.

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Blind violinist injured in Haiti quake fighting the odds, once again

University of Cincinnati alum Romel Joseph has had a life of music that has not come easily.  As a boy growing up in Haiti he lost his eyesight, but went on to master the violin and get accepted into UC's world famous College Conservatory of Music.

Romel was in Port-au-Prince when the devastating earthquake struck Haiti earlier this year.  He eventually emerged from the rubble of the New Victorian School with injuries he thought might leave him unable to play music ever again, or even live.

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UC is top ranked in ARCHITECT Magazine survey

The University of Cincinnati's world-renowned architecture program was ranked as a top-five program for "practice-based education" thanks to the University's pioneering co-op program.

The survey spoke highly of graduates of the program that boasts six quarters of professional experience by the time they graduate, and noted that when professionals around the country hear the word "co-op," they think of the University of Cincinnati.

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UC is transforming the teaching of teachers

Thought leaders at the University of Cincinnati are once again gaining national attention for their revolutionary work to reform the way in which teaching is approached in urban schools so that students learn more and talented teachers stick around.

UC's new "Transforming Urban Educator Preparation" initiative has gained national acclaim and was named a national model by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) last year.

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University of Cincinnati Architecture professor named one of nation's best

University of Cincinnati Architecture professor Anton Harfmann was selected as one of the nation's most admired by faculty across the nation.  Harfmann was the only educator to make the list from the Midwest, and one of 10 nationwide.

Harfmann teaches construction and technology classes at UC's prestigous College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning.  The New York native has been teaching at the university since 1992 when he began instructing on 3D modeling work.

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Streetcars get boost in new transit policy

New policy set out by the Obama administration is placing more of a focus on urban circulator transportation projects that promote livability. The action places Cincinnati's streetcar project among those that could qualify for new funding.

Some 80 cities are qualified for the new urban circulator money, but of those 80 about a dozen are "very close" to actually implementing such a system.  One of those "very close" cities is Cincinnati as it works to develop its own modern streetcar system that will initially run between Downtown, Over-the-Rhine and Uptown.

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Fall applications still pouring in at UC

As the University of Cincinnati is coming off of record enrollments and discussing the possibility of budget cuts, there is now no indication that the university will cap enrollment for 2010. As a result, applications continue to pour in to UC.

University officials state that UC is near capacity presently in terms of students, and that managing more than the roughly 40,000 students could become difficult for staff.  So far for Fall 2010, applications are up about 12 percent from the previous record year.

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Cincinnati Making Waves in Transportation

Cincinnati has redefined itself over the past decade.  Perhaps the most surprising transformation has been of its image.  

As Cincinnati moves forward with its plans for a modern streetcar system it joins a new age of mobility with cities like Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis and Denver. But it also looks back onto the days when it first set the standard for urban mobility whether it was the canal system, extensive cable car network, or inclines that defined its transportation role and set the standard for early American cities.

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Once homeless Cincinnati football player now looking towards NFL

Cincinnati Bearcats star wide receiver Mardy Gilyard has not exactly followed a fairy tale story line.  Or has it? After losing his football scholarship in 2006, Gilyard went homeless and worked his way through school and back into the spotlight on the football field.

Gilyard is the emotional leader for the Bearcats who just finished an undefeated regular season and will be heading to the Sugar Bowl to take on the Florida Gators.  Following the Sugar Bowl, Gilyard will be eyeing the NFL.

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Business Week ranks DAAP among world's best design schools

BusinessWeek released their special report on the world's best design schools and the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning came in as one of the top 30 design schools.

Cincinnati joined the ranks of design programs in London, New York, Milan, Helsinki, Beijing, Hong Kong and more.  Since BusinessWeek began its design rankings in 2006, Cincinnati's School of Design has made the list several times.  The report looks at the world's best design programs that foster creative techniques in business as inspired by design.

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Scientists succesfully reprogram blood cells

Scientists at Cincinnati's Children's Hospital Medical Center report that they may have discovered a new approach to molecular gene therapy and a much-needed improved treatment option for children with Hurler's syndrome.

The study released by the research team at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is also the first to demonstrate that developing red blood cells can be used to produce lysosomal enzymes.  The lack of this enzyme in children with Hurler syndrome causes progressive tissue damage to organs and the central nervous system which often results in early death.

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Bronx Zoo rhino gets Cincinnati Zoo rhino pregnant without ever meeting

Maybe it's a sign of the times, but a 20-year age difference and hundreds of miles of separation did not keep Nikki, an 18-year-old female rhino in Cincinnati, from getting pregnant from Vinu, a 38-year-old male rhino from New York.

The pregnancy is important because it represents the first endangered rhino species to become pregnant through artificial insemination of frozen-thawed sperm.  The first attempt unfortunately produced a stillborn calf - a common occurrence for Indian rhinos.  Not long after though, Nikki was successful on her second attempt.

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