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University Press announces new book: 'The Bone Doctor's...

Event: August 8, 2023 12:00 PM

University Press announces a book launch and luncheon for Alvin H. Crawford, MD, on Aug. 8, 2023. The book, "The Bone Doctor's Concerto: Music, Surgery, and the Pieces in Between" chronicles Crawford's life and professional history. Born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1939, Dr. Alvin Crawford grew up and attended medical school in a segregated world and went on to become an internationally renown pediatric spine surgeon.


UC Serves 2023 underscores university's commitment to Cincinnati...

April 27, 2023

This year, the university is celebrating the return of UC Serves – a day for staff and faculty to share the experience of intentional, focused service to the communities surrounding the University of Cincinnati campuses and beyond. The day of service helps connect UC with community neighbors and build stronger connections among university employees. UC Serves brings staff and faculty to the front lines in supporting UC’s institutional commitment to service and community impact in support of our local non-profit partners.


Honors students go where few have gone before, to view UC’s...

April 26, 2023

Honors seminar "Collecting the World" takes UC honors students throughout campus to see collections of art and artifacts gathered from the university's beginnings. The University Honors Program comprises students academically in the top 7% of UC undergraduates, nearly 1,500 in total across all nine undergraduate colleges.

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