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Urban legends, Bearcat and UC history, trivia quiz, quotes, museums

Mick and Mack

UC urban legends and rumors

Do ghosts really haunt Blegen Library and the Observatory? Is Langsam Library slowly sinking? Are the size of parking spaces on campus growing smaller? Find out these answers, plus many more.


Timeline of UC athletics logos

View a pictoral history of UC Bearcat artwork and athletics logos from 1914 to 2005.


Joseph Strauss

Notable and quotable

Quotations worth pondering from University of Cincinnati alumni who made a difference in the world.

Joseph Strauss

UC triva cartoon

Take UC trivia quiz

25 multiple-choice questions to rank your knowledge of the university (and likely to enlighten you at the same time)


MainStreet view of Steger Student Life Center and Tangeman University Center

Brief history of UC

A brief history of the University of Cincinnati from 1819 to today. Plus an explanation of the evolution (and demise) of a variety of colleges.

Mosasaur in Geology's Durrell Museum

Unofficial UC 'museums'

UC has many museum-caliber exhibits -- with only two drawbacks: Exhibits are spread over an entire campus, and admission often requires an appointment. The bonus? No lines and lots of personal attention.

► Mosasaur in geology's Durrell Museum. Photo/Dottie Stover

UC's connection to the Grinch

An alumnus composed "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" as an audition piece to win the job of scoring the TV movie. Read how he did is and listen to an old tape of him singing the song. 


Keeping up in a World of Change graphic element

Rate stress in your life

Take this quiz, using the Social Readjustment Rating Scale, to measure the likelihood of stress-induced illness.

— compiled by Deborah Rieselman and Barbara Blum

updated 4-14