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Trash And Tombs Went Hand In Hand In Ancient Pompeii
2012-01-04 11:02:03

[ Watch the Video ] Cemeteries in ancient Pompeii were “mixed-use developments” with a variety of purposes that included serving as an appropriate site to toss out the trash. That´s according to findings from University of Cincinnati research at Pompeii to be presented Jan. 7, 2012, at the annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America by UC doctoral student Allison Emmerson. She has worked on site as part of UC´s Pompeii Archaeological Research Project....

2011-12-01 10:41:08

A University of Cincinnati-based journal devoted to research on papyri from Egypt sheds light on job training, prayer, dream interpretation and belief in magic in the ancient world. Education, jobs, religion and even the cultural effects of bilingualism were as topical in the ancient world as they are today. All of these topics and more are featured in translations of ancient papyrus in the University of Cincinnati-based journal, “Bulletin of the American Society of...

2011-12-01 01:45:20

University of Cincinnati history research examines trends in U.S. home births in the 1970s and paints a portrait of home-birth activists of the era — activists who represented a broad cross section of society. This research will be presented at a Dec. 6-7 conference in England. A comparison of home-birth trends of the 1970s finds many similarities — and some differences — related to current trends in home births. For instance, in the 1970s — as now — women...

2011-11-28 17:18:34

With his June 2011 senior thesis examining tent cities, UC planning graduate Andrew Heben seemingly foreshadowed current “Occupy” protests. That research has already been published in Planning magazine, and Heben hopes to turn his student thesis into a book. As part of his research for his senior thesis as an urban planning student at the University of Cincinnati, Andrew Heben spent a month during the summer of 2010 living in an unsanctioned tent encampment in Ann Arbor, Mich.,...

2011-11-15 21:14:29

When the American Society of Criminology meets in Washington, D.C., later this week, UC´s top-ranked criminal justice program will serve as a strong research presence, with about 40 research papers and presentations. Topics range from possible links between problem landlords and crime to victimization within prison populations. What are the odds of victimization within prison populations? These and other research topics will be presented by University of Cincinnati criminal justice...

2011-11-10 12:09:04

UC historian Wendy Kline will present her case study research on coercive birth control used as a form of eugenics. She will present that research at an international conference in Europe on Nov. 11. Eugenics — the science of improving the human population via selective breeding or reproduction — is not a concept confined to past centuries and decades, nor to locales outside the United States. That´s the finding of recent research by University of Cincinnati historian...

Image 1 - Aerial Robot System Can Save Firefighter Lives
2011-11-09 13:43:55

A system built by University of Cincinnati experts around an unmanned aerial vehicle has faced a real-world test in a West Virginia controlled forest burn, and proved its usefulness. Wildfires kill and, too often, fatalities are caused by a lack of situational awareness, said Kelly Cohen. Timely information can prevent wildfire deaths, especially among first responders, said Cohen, associate professor of aerospace engineering & engineering mechanics at the University of Cincinnati....

2011-11-04 21:13:05

University of Cincinnati biologist Denis Conover discovers that overturned duck nest boxes can be death traps for wetland turtles. Duck nest boxes used to aid cavity-nesting ducks can prove to be turtle death traps. That was the discovery made by University of Cincinnati Educator Associate Professor Denis Conover, of the Department of Biological Sciences in UC's McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, when he came upon a duck nest box in the wetlands of southern Ohio's Miami Whitewater...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.