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The University of Cincinnati's Uptown campus is experiencing record growth in student enrollment, particularly among first generation students and people of color.

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UC's College-Conservatory of Music is in final rehearsals for their next production, Bruce Norris' Clybourne Park, a spin-off of Lorraine Hansberry's classic, A Raisin in the Sun. Director Richard Hess joins Rick Pender to discuss this drama-comedy that takes place in the 1950's and 2008, and his unique take on casting the roles.

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When it comes to a particular type of stroke, new research suggests younger black or Latino people may experience better outcomes than whites.

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Cincinnati Council may consider a proposal to change the name of a street just south of the University of Cincinnati's campus that carries the name of an enslaver. A council committee discussed the idea and the full council could take up the issue Wednesday.

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The University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees voted unanimously to rename the College of Arts and Sciences Tuesday.

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The University of Cincinnati is helping to track the notoriously secretive jaguar in the Central American country of Belize.

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A program created at the University of Cincinnati will now be part of all 14 of Ohio’s public universities.

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Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati are studying how its institutions were built on slavery. Higher education representatives from across the country are in Cincinnati this week for "The Academy's Original Sin," a conference exploring the past and present racial inequities in higher education that date back to slavery. Enslavers founded both Xavier and UC, which are hosting the conference.

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Researchers at UC want to know if following a special keto-based diet may help in the fight against a rare but aggressive brain cancer. Similar studies in mice showed strong results.

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Gene editing, or the process of making specific changes to DNA, is already helping cancer patients and people with certain inherited diseases. The technology may eventually lead to a cure for AIDS.

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The FBI is "intimidating or harassing" some Chinese citizens who work and teach at the University of Cincinnati. That's the claim by the executive director of the local American Association of University Professors chapter. Eric Palmer says at least three UC faculty members have been contacted by the FBI in the last year.

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A University of Cincinnati professor is predicting the Arctic Ocean could have no September sea ice if global temperatures continue to rise.

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Atsuo Sasaki, Ph.D., associate professor at the UC College of Medicine, says there's an FDA-approved drug that can shrink brain and other types of inoperable cancer in animal models by targeting the energy production mechanism of cancerous cells.

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Not far from Fifth Third Arena on the University of Cincinnati campus – where hundreds of friends and admirers of the late civil rights icon Marian Spencer met to celebrate her 99 years of life – there is a residence hall named after her.

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Former WCPO-TV reporter Hagit Limor returns to Channel 9 Monday night with a half-hour special retracing her father's journey to survive the Holocaust called Hope After Hate  (7:30 p.m. Monday, June 17).

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New research shows there are health benefits for seniors who interact with robotic pets. It provides companionship and decreases agitation in dementia patients. Soon it may do more than that as University of Cincinnati design and engineering students rework robotic companions currently on the market.

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The legal profession remains one of the least diverse fields according to University of Cincinnati College of Law Dean Verna Williams. And yet, Law.com finds the number of women and minorities stepping into top administrative positions at law colleges is on track to outpace the number of white men in those roles. Williams is one of them. She is the first African American and the second woman to lead the UC College of Law in its 180-year history.

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The brains of some Cincinnati Zoo animals are now more actively engaged after University of Cincinnati students designed new enrichment devices for them.

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You could ride in a flying car as early as 2023 as long as you have the nerve and the money. Uber appears to be leading the pack of about a dozen developers. Research is also happening in Greater Cincinnati. UC students are designing their own model and hope to win $1 million in a competition.

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The one-hour film about E. Lucy Braun, an ecology pioneer and University of Cincinnati professor, will be distributed to over 100 public TV stations by the National Educational Television Association.

A Force For Nature: Lucy Braun, which premiered Oct. 7 on WCET-TV, was produced by Meg Hanrahan of Madeira and Voyageur Media Group, a nonprofit organization which creates media about science, history and culture.

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