University of Cincinnati Alumni Association

The Lions’ Share

Issue 3 | Spring 2017

The Lions Share
David Stradling

A Message from David Stradling,
Associate Dean for Humanities

Our fast-moving and unpredictable present makes it challenging to teach about the past. Part of what historians strive to do is make sense of the world we live in now. We encourage students to be patient, read deeply and, above all, ask questions about everything.

I’ve been a professor of urban history at UC for 17 years and I’ve focused much of my scholarship and teaching on Cincinnati, which happens to be the city I grew up in. I ask my students to expand their frame of reference, even while further attaching them to this place.

As the Associate Dean for Humanities, a position I’ve held for a little over a year, my goal is to help colleagues make the case for the continued – perhaps heightened – relevance of the study of literature, history, languages and philosophy. In preparation for ourBbicentennial in 2019, I am writing a scholarly history of UC with a focus on the urban mission of this institution. I look forward to sharing the fascinating and meaningful stories I’ve found over the coming years.


David Stradling
Associate Dean for Humanities and Professor of History

Attending ‘PLANETpalooza’ is the Natural Thing to Do

Sitting on a 17.6-acre parcel of rustic land, the University of Cincinnati Center for Field Studies (UCCFS) is one of the university’s most advanced teaching and research facilities with a brand new, donor-funded groundwater observatory. The renovated farm blends high-level science with deep-woods know-how through a timeless connection to the great outdoors. And it will host a special Alumni Weekend program that invites members of the UC family to visit the center on Saturday, April 22, in commemoration of Earth Day. Learn more.

Science Day 2016
Mario Jovan Shaw

UC Alumnus Named to
Forbes 30 Under 30’ Class of 2017

Mario Jovan Shaw, a champion of diversity in education, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication and Africana studies from University of Cincinnati's College of Arts and Sciences in 2012. Shaw was recently named to the Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ Class of 2017 for social entrepreneurship due to the success of the education-focused nonprofit he co-founded, Profound Gentlemen. Read more.

Connecting ‘The Wire’

Professor of English and Comparative Literature Stanley Corkin’s latest book examines HBO’s gritty crime drama. In this latest release, “Connecting The Wire: Race, Space, and Post-industrial Baltimore,” Corkin offers a season-by-season analysis of HBO’s 2002-08 crime drama “The Wire.” Read more.

Connecting the Wire

Departmental News

Communication: CommCeleb, April 5

Geology: Alumni Reception at AAPG Conference, April 3

History: Join their new undergraduate alumni Facebook group.

Journalism: The Hall of Fame Awards will take place March 31. Greg Hand and George Meiners are to be inducted.


Upcoming Alumni Events


Build a Bearcat

Help us recruit the next generation of Bearcats!


A&S Connections: Spring Mixer

Young Professionals meet the graduating class of 2017


Louder Than a Bomb: Poetry Slam and After Party

An inspiring competition supporting local high school students. Stay for the after party at The Transept in OTR!

Alumni Weekend


Bearcats at the Ballpark - Reds vs. Cubs and A&S Pre-party

Registration is required by March 31!



Celebrate Earth Day at the UC Center for Field Studies in Miami Whitewater Forest.

Also of Note...

The College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Activity Board is accepting applications for board and committee members for the 2017-2018 term. Apply for the board by March 31 or apply for a committee at any time.

A&S Contacts

Alumni Engagement:
Juliana Sinclair Saneholtz, Associate Director of Alumni Relations | 515-556-6466

Donor Engagement:
Jessica Wiles, Assistant Director of Constituent Engagement | 513-556-1217

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