During the fall semester of 2013, guest fellow Ignacio García May, from Spain, taught a Taft Research Seminar on the techniques of writing for the theater. The seminar was supported by Andrés Pérez-Simón, Assistant Professor of Spanish, who acted as convener, and Patricia O'Connor, Emerita Professor of Spanish, who was available in an advisory capacity.
During the first sessions of the seminar, Prof. García May provided the basic rules of playwriting:
* Playwriting’s specificity as opposed to any other form of writing. Dramatic text as a voluntarily unfinished and problematic text.
* Different kinds of dramatic structures, plots and subplots
* Real time vs. stage time; the triggering incident; dramatic progression.
* The world in a nutshell: unlimited-but-limited spaces of drama.
* Language of drama: dialogues, monologues, didascalia (stage direction).
* Defining characters: agon (in ancient Greek: conflict, combat, dispute) as foundation of relationship.
* Reality is not always believable: plausibility vs. truth.
* Mechanics of comedy.
* Mechanics of tragedy.
Then, under the guidance of professors Pérez-Simón and García May, the students developed their own original short plays using the information received. The finished plays were read and discussed in class. Although none of the students had previous experience in playwriting, all the resulting short plays were worthy, and some of them were first class and deserve to be published. It was considered a good idea to create a digital repository that could be maintained as a dynamic file of dramatic texts, where future writers (and even well-established playwrights in Spanish language) could publish their own plays. In addition to original creations, translations of plays done by UC students—undergraduate or graduate—could also be published in this archive. Finally, the repository contains the videos of two lectures delivered by prof. García May in October and November 2013, available for free download.
The creation of this repository was overseen by Arlene Johnson, Associate Senior Librarian and Digital Humanities Strategist, and Nathan Tallman, Assistant Librarian and Digital Content Strategist, in collaboration with prof. Pérez-Simón. This is a project of interdisciplinary nature and global scope, two pillars of the UC2019 Strategic Plan.
Images relating to a 4th century C.E. sarcophagus found at Çan, in northestern Turkey.
These images were created in 1999 by holding a flatbed scanner directly against the sarcophagus under the supervision of the conservators.
The sarcophagus was published as Sevinç, Körpe, et. al., "A New Painted Graedo-Persian Sarcophagus from Çan", Studia Troica 11 (2001), pp 383-420.
The School of Information Technology (SoIT) at the University of Cincinnati hosts the Information Technology Research Symposium on an annual basis as a forum for the exchange and dissemination of research ideas through the IT EXPO. The 2018 symposium was held on April 10, 2018 and this collection features the digital proceedings of presentations. The primary purpose of the symposium is to exchange research ideas among graduate students, faculty, industry, and practitioners involved in IT research in our field. IT research topics may range from state-of-the-art system development to recent progresses in scientific endeavors that are theoretical or applied areas of Information Technology, such as advanced storage technologies, computer-mediated communication, cloud computing, cyber security, data analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), IT infrastructure, mobile security, interactive gaming, technologies for smart and connected cities, and user-centered design.
Half a century ago, thoracic surgeon Paul W. Schafer, MD., believed that the centriole, which was barely visible in light microscopy, was different from all other organelles. He advanced electron micrographic studies that suggested the centrioles had inter-cellular order, i.e., that they might have communication or “force at a distance” interaction.
The proceedings of the 6th annual 3T: Teaching, Techniques & Technology Conference, March 3, 2018.
The 3T: Teaching, Techniques & Technology Conference is a leading scholarship of teaching and learning conference held at University of Cincinnati Clermont College offering educators across disciplines the opportunity to share a broad range of innovative teaching practices, cutting-edge pedagogical developments, and practical applications of technology in the classroom.