Emeriti Connection
Issue No.17 - Fall 2021
Letter from Our Executive Director
One of the highlights of these past few weeks was the opportunity to share my professional trajectory and my ideas for the Emeriti Association during the August Luncheon Speaker series. My talk, The Creative Age: Snapshots from a Journey in Art, Education, and Community Engagement, described a trajectory that started growing up during the Brazilian military dictatorship, included attending graduate school in the United States, and lead to becoming a distinguished research professor at our university. A common thread among these events was my sustained interest in investigating the potential of art and creativity to enhance quality of life and to promote change.

I welcomed the opportunity to give this talk because it allowed me to reflect on pivotal moments of my career, drawing upon them to articulate a vision for leading our Emeriti Association. As Executive Director, a driving question for me is:

How can the arts provide a framework for reimagining academic retirement in accordance with contemporary understandings of aging and human potential through the lifespan?

With the emergence of research that underlies the benefits of creative engagement during mid- to late-life (Cohen, 2001), I wonder how to organize our efforts in the association to support and connect emeriti faculty with the kinds of experiences and opportunities that will have a positive impact in their lives. I consider that, at least in part, the answer to this question involves three interrelated efforts:

1) Growing the family involves developing ways to become more attractive and to better engage with current and new members, learning about the range of interests and needs, as well as developing ways to become more responsive.

2) Increasing visibility requires developing strategies to grow awareness about the Emeriti Association within and outside the campus community, so that we can become better known and better connected.

3) Communicating our value includes a commitment to be ambassadors of the association, proudly sharing what we do and entertaining new and bold ideas.

The conversation after the talk validated these three directions and opened a dialogue about how we can collectively envision the future of the Emeriti Association. On the one hand, I recognize that the potential of my better ideas and initiatives is dependent upon the grounding perspectives and experiences of all of you who comprise the association. On the other hand, I am thrilled with the prospect that my new and fresh perspective can be a catalyst for innovative and bold ideas.

As I write for our October issue of Emeriti Connections, I recognize the all of our lives have been in flux for many months due to the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic. However, I am also keenly aware of the resourcefulness and ability to adapt that all around me have demonstrated. Our association is no exception. I have witnessed the ways in which we seek to maintain a sense of community and purpose.

With that in mind, I invite you to be bold, and to help me contribute to a more robust, visible, and recognizable Emeriti Association. This is a time for bold ideas and yours are most welcome.

Flávia Bastos, Ph.D.
Provost Fellow and Executive Director
Letter from Our Board President
We in Cincinnati have been lucky. We have not experienced the severe, extreme weather as have those in other parts of the country – not yet. But, as my Mom used to say, “Don’t borrow trouble!” In other words, don’t worry about all of the bad things that could happen. Instead, enjoy the good things that are happening for you now and be grateful for the positives in life. That being said, however, I encourage you to be mindful of those who recently have lost so much and to join me in donating to one of the organizations that is aiding those in dire straits.

But now, I celebrate the fall and especially October. “October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again.” –Hal Borland.

In the spirit of the above quote and as we begin to emerge into a new reality and, hopefully, return to former freedoms as they relate to COVID, the various committees of the Emeriti Association and Center are planning new initiatives for you to experience and enjoy. For example, the Luncheon Speaker Series events will again occur in person but simultaneously with virtual access to the presentations; the Service, Arts and Culture, Health and Wellness, Mentoring and Pre-Retirement committees are expanding their activities so as to provide wider opportunities for you, our members. And, for the first time we are going to a UC Homecoming game on November 6th, complete with a social get-together and UC Emeriti Association caps to wear for the game!

The Emeriti Association and Center has much to offer, and I encourage you to increase your involvement with us. Throughout this newsletter you will find new and intriguing ways to expand upon your life experiences as you enjoy retirement and the distinction of being an emerita/emeritus professor. Be involved! Enjoy!

“O suns and skies and clouds of June,
And flowers of June together,
Ye cannot rival for one hour
October’s bright blue weather.”
--- Helen Hunt Jackson
With optimism and happy anticipation,

Terence Milligan, DMA
Professor Emeritus of Music
President, Board of Directors
UC Emeriti Association and Center
Calendar of Upcoming Events
In This Issue

Welcoming Sonose Osedeme
Welcome New Emeriti
Speaker Series
Arts and Culture Happenings
Mentoring Committee
Health and Wellness Committee
Emeriti LinkedIn Group
Emeriti Activies
Second Act
In Memoriam
Did You Know?

Scroll down for individual sections.

Sonose Osedeme
Let’s Welcome the Emeriti Association’s new Graduate Assistant - Sonose Osedeme! 

Sonose is a graduate student from Nigeria and is at the University of Cincinnati to obtain her Master of Laws after receiving her Bachelors of Law degree from the University of Lagos and attending Nigerian Law School. 

Sonose hopes to bring her experiences to the Emeriti Association and find a way for her skills to be useful. She is excited to work with the members of the Emeriti Association and to speak with those that are experienced distinguished in their fields. She said, “I’d say there are steppingstones for me because I’m stretched and I’m consistently applying myself. I’m really excited for the future because I know that no moment is lost.” 

Appreciating retired faculty is important to Sonose, as she said, “I’ve never seen anything like that in Nigeria, where an association is set up basically to appreciate retired faculty. I don’t think I’ve seen anything like that and I was drawn to that and I just wanted to be a part of something like that.” 
Welcome New Emeriti
August 2021
Kristi Nelson, PhD

Robert Baughman, MD 
College of Medicine

Stanley Corkin, PhD 
College of Arts and Sciences

Billie Dziech, EdD
College of Arts and Sciences 

Lesley Gilbertson, MD
College of Medicine

Daniel Gottlieb, MSLS 
UC Libraries

Kevin Grace 
UC Libraries 

Yuen-Koh Kao, PhD
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences 

Thomas Korfhagen, MD, PhD 
College of Medicine 

Elyse Lower, MD
College of Medicine

Jerome McMahon, DDS
College of Medicine 

Paul Nodzak, MD 
College of Arts and Sciences 

Isabel Parra, EdD 
Clermont College 

Myles Pensak, MD
College of Medicine 

Laura Sams, MD 
College of Medicine

Mohamed Shata, MD, PhD
College of Medicine

George Sorial, PhD 
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Edith Starbuck, MLS 
UC Libraries 

Vijay Vasudevan, PhD
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences 

Kathryn Wedig, MD 
College of Medicine

Cheri Williams, PhD 
College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services 

Speaker Series
Candace Kendle

The Third Chapter:
How UC Made A Difference

October 21, 12 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Room 140, Kowaleski Hall
Attend In Person - Box Lunch Provided with Reservation
James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy
3255 Eden Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio
Parking Available in the Eden Garage

Box Lunch Served at 11:30 a.m.
Room 110, Kowalewski Hall
Box Lunch Reservation Required by October 14th
Place Order with Sonose Osedeme at
Please give your name, email address and if you are

Virtual Attendance Option via Zoom

Meeting ID: 994 8607 7251
Passcode: 732844

Candace Kendle, Pharm.D.
Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kendle International Inc.
Director, Emerson

President and Co-founder of the Read Aloud 15 MINUTES National Campaign,
Dr. Candace Kendle was the Co-founder and former Chairman and CEO of Kendle International Inc. (NASDAQ:KNDL), a global clinical research organization that delivered a wide range of clinical development and clinical trial services to biopharmaceutical companies around the world. Kendle International Inc. was responsible for clinical trials of hundreds of compounds in hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide. The most notable was the development of Celebrex. INC Research, LLC, acquired the company in 2011.
She is recognized worldwide as a leader in the CRO industry and is a founding member and past chairperson of the Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO).

Dr. Kendle earned a Bachelor of Science and Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Cincinnati, College of Pharmacy. She was awarded an honorary Ph.D. in Science, University of Cincinnati in 2010.

Prior to founding Kendle International Inc., Dr. Kendle held senior faculty positions at several leading academic institutions including University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine; University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine; Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science; and the University of Cincinnati, College of Pharmacy. She won several faculty awards during her academic career and published more than two-dozen research papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Kendle joined the Emerson Board of Directors in February 2014 where she sits on the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, and Audit Committee. She served on the Finance Committee in 2014. From August 2011 to May 2019, Dr. Kendle served on the UPS Board of Directors, where she sat on the Audit Committee, and the Technology and Innovation Committee. For fifteen years, through 2013, she served on the H.J. Heinz Company Board of Directors, where she sat on the Audit, Corporate Governance, and Management Development and Compensation Committees.

Dr. Kendle is the President and Co-founder of the Read Aloud 15 MINUTES National Campaign, a national non-profit organization that fosters parent engagement in early childhood development. As a result of this work, she was a recipient of the Business Champion for Children Award, ReadyNation, Washington D.C. in October 2015.

Dr. Kendle is also a member of the Committee of 200, an organization of preeminent women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders. In early 2015, she was invited to a global convening of business leaders to set a path for career equity in the next century in Pisa, Italy.

In 2017, Dr. Kendle became the first female recipient of the Association of Corporate Growth – Cincinnati, Deal Maker Lifetime Achievement Award. The Deal Maker Awards are one of the oldest and most prestigious honors within the regional business community. The program recognizes the top deals and leading deal makers within the Tri-State.

She is a former member of the Board of Trustees at the University of Cincinnati, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, a Smithsonian Institution and numerous other not-for-profit institutions.

Arts and Culture Happenings
Written by Mary Stucky

Join Emeriti on December 5, 2:00 pm, at The Playhouse in the Park, where we will relive that timeless and most popular holiday story - Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
We’ll watch as old Ebenezer is offered one last chance at redemption by four persuasive ghosts!

Before the 2:00 pm matinee in the Marx Theatre, let’s gather at the on-site V’s Café for warm or cold beverages (which we may take into theater with us).

For online ticket purchases, please go to www.cincyplay.com.
(Proof of vaccination, or a negative test is required for entry to Playhouse in the Park)
DAAPMade 2
Written by Mary Stucky
UC Emeriti, celebrating contemporary artistry at DAAPmade!
The hugely successful opening of DAAPmade: The Exhibition, a showcase of the talents from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (UC DAAP), was held on Friday, September 3 at the Indian Hill Gallery. This curated exhibition of contemporary works featured the artistry of DAAP Alumni from all disciplines, faculty, faculty emeriti, and graduate students using diverse media and techniques.

As specially invited guests of DAAP, UC emeriti joined over 100 people, who enjoyed the artwork, along with a wonderful outdoor reception!

The Exhibition closes on October 2, 2021. Online viewing of this extraordinary Exhibition can be found at indianhillgallery.com
Mentoring Committee
News from the Mentoring Committee

The mission of the Emeriti Association Mentoring Committee is to promote interactions between emeriti and students that engage the experience, wisdom, and academic expertise of emeriti to support student success and foster continued contact between emeriti and students, faculty colleagues, and university programs.

The Mentoring Committee is recruiting emeriti to participate in mentoring activities with UC students. We have opportunities for a wide range of interests! See the information and contacts below, or email committee chair Joanna Mitro (joanna.mitro@uc.edu).

· Would you like to chat with international students and scholars trying to improve their English and learn about our culture? Join the ESL Conversation Group each Thursday between 5:45 and 7 pm. The conversation takes place in a WebEx room. If you’d prefer a less structured situation, you can ask to get paired with an international student or scholar for one-on-one discussion. For more information, contact Benedetta Khoury (khouryba@ucmail.uc.edu).

· Would you be interested in helping propel some of UC’s brightest and most ambitious students toward prestigious fellowships and honors? The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has ways you can help that require a low time commitment, like proof-reading and commenting on application materials, or participating in mock interviews. All disciplines are welcome, and emeriti from STEM disciplines are especially needed. For more information, contact Jenny Hyest (hyestjy@ucmail.uc.edu).

· Ready to venture a bit outside your disciplinary boundaries? The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies is a program in the College of Arts and Sciences that welcomes students with diverse backgrounds and interests (and often, varied experiences) and provides a framework for them to construct an interdisciplinary degree. The program is always in need of mentors for these students as they complete their interdisciplinary capstone project, which may be a research paper, website, fine-arts installation, podcast, live theatrical performance, etc. Mentors serve as proofreaders and help students stay organized and on time. It’s an adventure, and a rewarding experience, to partner with these students. For more information, contact John Brolley (john.brolley@uc.edu).

· Would you be willing to partner with an underrepresented minority student to help that student succeed? The PR1ZE Mentoring Program (Putting Retention 1st in the Zest for Excellence) is a faculty and administration support program for historically underrepresented minority students, particularly focusing on African American students. For more information, see https://www.uc.edu/campus-life/eps/pr1ze.html or contact Mindy Bediako (bediakmy@mail.uc.edu) at the Office of Ethnic Programs and Services. Mentor applications: https://campuslink.uc.edu/submitter/form/start/492579

· Are you motivated to assist a struggling student gain academic, social, or time management skills? Repair a disappointing first semester or year? The committee will help plug you in. Contact Joanna Mitro (joanna.mitro@uc.edu).

Are you mentoring a student now, or do you have an idea for a mentoring project? The Mentoring Committee would like to hear about it! Contact Joanna Mitro (joanna.mitro@uc.edu).
Health and Wellness Committee

Health and wellness are a primary concern of most retirees, including Emeriti. Due to age and life conditions, both chronic and acute health issues may be experienced by people at this stage of life. Pain, sleep disorders, hearing impairment, and falls are a few of the chronic challenges many retirees face, as well as higher than normal incidence of heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s and dementia, diabetes, and more. In fact, health is the most significant “wild card” in retirement, marked by often unplanned declining health or sudden onset of health challenges, both of which can inhibit or make impossible what otherwise may have been a happy and fulfilling retirement.

At the same time, longevity is increasing. A major question is how long retirees can live in some modicum of “full health” without experiencing disabling illness, disease, and injuries. As the years of living increase, with many retirees now expecting to experience 30 or more years of life following retirement, concerns about dying too young have been largely replaced by those of living too long without a sufficient quality of life. Health span may matter more than lifespan (Dychtwald & Morison, 2020).

And yet, many retirees (and scientists studying aging) expect retirement years to be vital, not marked by passivity and “rest.” They envision their next few decades to be full rather than empty. They imagine active engagement in a range of interesting activities as they practice health-positive behaviors, such as good nutrition, exercise, and social connections, that can often stave off calamities and promote a satisfying and happy life.

About the Committee

The Health & Wellness committee exists in the above context. In the past, this committee made available services for Emeriti, such as free hearing screening.. Now, post-Pandemic, the committee is reformulating. It is in its very beginning stages. Let me provide a few comments about its status at this point.
We are in the process of recruiting members; active and positive committee members are a key to success. We invite your participation!

Overarching Goal

We (Bob Conyne, Chair; Pat Mezinskis) have defined the committee’s overarching goal: to offer Emeriti faculty (i.e., those who may be considered presently to be “well” and those who may be currently struggling with challenges) with opportunities to improve their health and wellness by focusing on a positive, wellness and strengths-based approach.

That is, we want to help Emeriti, when possible, to optimize their assets so they can experience their lives to the fullest.

Health and Wellness Domains

We envision sponsoring or arranging for opportunities in any of the following health and wellness domains: Social, physical, emotional/mental, intellectual/cognitive, spiritual, recreational, nutritional, environmental and a combination of all of these domains.

Initial Action Steps

-Present an overall and consistent view of aging that emphasizes health & wellness, not sickness & decline.

-Present a reimagined conception of retirement that emphasizes creative and positive engagement with self, others, community, and environment.
-Continue past committee work to examine possible development of university-community retirement settings and involvement with Maple Knoll Village (or other) retirement facilities.

-Provide possible links with existing services, such as Silver Sneakers, for health and wellness maintenance and improvement
-Sponsor weekly "Walk-Talk Groups" organized and facilitated by other Emeriti
-Sponsor with other relevant community organizations a yearly "Emeriti Health & Wellness 5K Walk"

-Continue past work to provide free hearing screening

-Advocate for Emeriti access to affordable and effective dental and vision coverage

-Contribute to the Newsletter, as space is available, Health & Wellness topics that were rated highly in the 2016 Emeriti survey, such as maintaining independence, Alzheimer's/dementia, arthritis, and hearing loss; and other areas such as healthy nutrition, stress management, active exercise approaches, and social connection.

- Reading-Discussion Groups of books focused on health and wellness themes and content, such as the book, “Stupid Things I Won’t Do When I Get Old” (Petrow, with Henry).


Understanding and keeping current with COVID-19 and related vaccinations and tests can be confusing. The UC Emeriti Health and Wellness Committee seeks to clarify information surrounding this whole area. The booklet attached is provided to us with permission of UC Health. Take a look at its contents, that contain a wealth of helpful information. Be aware the booklet is time-limited, too, and that information about this fast-moving area is always changing. We hope you will find this resource of value."
UC Emeriti Health & Wellness Committee:
George Babcock, Sue Brammer, Marjorie Fox, Pat Mezinski, Jennifer Pearce, Andrea Wall, Bob Conyne (Chair)

7 Sources for Exploring Health & Wellness

A wealth of helpful information about health and wellness is available mostly free of charge to consumers. The UC Emeriti Health and Wellness committee has collated seven of these sources for your review and use, below. We may add to this list in the future.

50 Most Popular Health and Wellness Websites for 2021: https://freshysites.com/web-design-development/most-popular-health-and-wellness-websites/

7 Podcasts for a Healthier Mind & Body: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/31/arts/podcasts-exercise-diet.html
Maintenance Phase: https://www.podparadise.com/Subscriptions/

Top Health & Wellness Websites for Seniors: https://wyndemerelcs.com/blog/top-10-health-and-wellness-websites-for-seniors/

Promoting Wellness in Older Patients: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/promoting-wellness-older-patients

10 Steps to Healthy, Happy Aging: https://www.everydayhealth.com/senior-health/understanding/index.aspx

Silver Sneakers (available to Emeriti through Aetna/Medicare enrollment): https://tools.silversneakers.com/

I hope you will find these health and wellness sources, above, of value!

So, Join Us!

Indeed, what we have outlined are modest steps, perhaps at best. They are properly viewed as a beginning for what we intend to be a more expansive approach.

But we need help to do this…if you find this kind of direction appealing or even just a little-bit compelling, come join us!

Bob Conyne, Chair conynerk@ucmail.uc.edu
Health & Wellness Committee members: George Babcock, Susan Brammer, Marjorie Fox, Pat Mezinskis, Jennifer Pearce, and Andrea Wall.
Emeriti Association LinkedIn Group
The Emeriti Association now has a LinkedIn Group!

Any University of Cincinnati emeriti can join for updates on the Emeriti Association and reminders about events, volunteer opportunities and more. You can request to join using this link or by searching University of Cincinnati Emeriti Association on LinkedIn.

Form connections with your fellow emeritus today!
UC Artists, Authors, Editors & Composers
 Faculty Colleagues,
Calling all UC Artists, Authors, Editors & Composers! The 2021/22 Life of the Mind lecture is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 22, 2022 (details to follow). Once again, at the event we will celebrate the published or performed creative and scholarly works of UC’s artists, authors, editors & composers with both an exhibit and bibliography. To include your creative and scholarly works, UC faculty and staff members are invited to submit via an online form. Include only those submitted works performed or published between January 1, 2020 and June 20, 2021. Submissions are limited to three per category per artist, author, editor or composer. Categories may include: books, book chapters, journal articles, editing, artwork, photography, plays, musical scores, CDs or DVDs, and more. Please contact melissa.norris@uc.edu with any questions.
Life of the Mind is organized by UC Libraries, Faculty Senate and the Faculty Enrichment Center. It is sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. Life of the Mind supports the university’s Research2030 initiative, which focuses on two key objectives: Enhancing UC’s national reputation and emphasizing the impact of UC’s research enterprise. The Life of the Mind lecture creates an intellectual platform to exchange interdisciplinary research and foster intellectual conversation. The artists, authors, editors & composers exhibit and bibliography promotes faculty and staff research outcomes.
For information on last year’s event, visit the Life of the Mind website.
Emeriti Activities
Dan Durbin - Skydiving for Scholarships

For his 75th birthday, Dan Durbin set off on a goal to go skydiving, but only after he raised $7,500 in student scholarship funds.

Thanks so much for your support of the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC). Due to your generosity the “Skydiving for Scholarships” campaign was a huge success. Together we’ve managed to raise several thousand dollars to help students realize their dream of participating in one of USAC’s outstanding study abroad programs.

Safely back on the ground and forever grateful for your support,  
Dan Durbin

Those interested in joining him and donating to USAC'S Students Beyond Borders Fund can still do so at https://bit.ly/DansBirthdayFundraiser

If you’re donating online, please add “Skydiving for Scholarships” or something like similar in the donation comments section, so the USAC team can help Dan keep track of donations.

Or if you would prefer to make a scholarship donation via check, please send to the following address so the USAC team can send you your tax deduction letter:
USAC (ATTN: Development/Scholarships), P.O. Box 843706, Los Angeles, CA 90084-3706
PPS: Feel free to forward this to anyone who might be interested in supporting
Second Act
Michael C. Romanos, PhD
During his time at UC (University of Cincinnati), Michael Romanos was a director and professor in DAAP’S School of Planning. He taught courses on economic development, poverty alleviation and community structure. He describes himself as a social scientist. But even as a professor at the university, woodworking and turning was a prominent hobby of his, one that he is now able to spend more time on after retirement.

Romanos got his start in woodworking during the 1990s after a big storm hit the Cincinnati area, knocking down trees that caught his attention. After inquiring about the damaged trees with the Cincinnati Park District, he was given permission to salvage some of them. “I did not know anything about woodworking at the time. I had to start from square one,” he said. He decided to enroll in UC’s cabinetry certificate program and has since taken hundreds of credit hours in woodworking.

This became “sort of a part time occupation” for him, as he turned the wood into lumber to give to schools or be made into picnic tables and benches. All of this happened from wood that previously would have been discarded into a landfill. He and his students started doing demonstrations and were aided by the Indianapolis company, Wood-Mizer, who assisted and provided a sawmill.

After being featured in a Cincinnati Enquirer article about his woodwork, Romanos received a lot of requests for furniture and offers of commissions for his work, but this was not something he was interested in making furniture for profit. Most of the furniture he created stays within his family and friends.

“Furniture building is a sort of heavy-duty process; it takes a long time, you need to have a lot of space. You need to have a lot of equipment and also I was running out of space for furniture in my house,” said Romanos. This is what led him to wood turning as an alternative. Since he switched, he has focused his time on smaller items such as bowls and vases, candlesticks and cooking and kitchen utensils.

Currently, he is involved with the Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild, an organization in Cincinnati of people interested in the art and craft of woodturning. The group includes a wide range of people of different ages and backgrounds, many of them retired, who share an interest with Romanos. Together they do collaborative woodturning and are involved in many community activities and pro bono demonstrations.

After retirement, Romanos also began to put more time into painting. "Three years ago I decided I wanted to go back to school and learn more about it seriously, so I've been doing this on a regular basis. Continuously, I’ve been taking two to three classes in art, for the last three years." Romanos' art work was recently featured at the DAAPMade event held at the Indian Hill Art Gallery.

For his fellow and future emeriti, Romanos’ advice is to plan ahead for what you want to do after retirement: “People who have been professors, researchers, and scholars all their lives have had a very intensive culture of work. We are conditioned to do a lot of things simultaneously and suddenly being sitting on a sofa staring at a TV screen doing nothing can be terrible.” He even said he finds himself being busier now than he was while he was working and hardly ever goes to bed before one o’clock.

“The second thing is, don’t count on yourself to do this alone. Search for organized activities such as clubs, voluntary organizations, non-profit groups, interest groups. Cincinnati is a great city to be in this respect,” he said, “You need to stay active. You need to be organized in your preferred hobbies and activities, so you have a program... you’ve got to be committed and serious about it and that keeps you alive and energetic.”
Do you happen to be in the middle of your own Second (or third) Act? Email us to let us know and you may find your story in a future newsletter. 
In Memoriam
Carole Harten
College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning

Carole Harten was born on February 22, 1931 in Silverton, Ohio. During her time at the University of Cincinnati, she served as the interim Dean of the College of Community Services, directed the Department of Community Planning/Administration, and served as Associate Director of the School of Planning. Her obituary states, "Carol was an amazing woman who raised eight children and provided a home for many others while teaching full-time at UC and completing her advanced degrees. All who knew her were made to feel special and exceptional. She was a strong mentor and leader to family, friends and community." Harten died on July 6, 2021.
Did You Know?
If you're late to class, don't blame Don Kaiser. At least once a week, the University of Cincinnati facilities tech climbs the long spiral staircase and a double set of ladders from the peak of the Tangeman University Center atrium to access the renovated building's 1937 clock tower. Regular time checks and a good gear greasing have become part of Kaiser's routine maintenance on the tower's four massive clocks that overlook campus.
Emeriti Connection is produced and distributed by the Office of the Executive Director of the Emeriti Center. If you have questions or comments, please email us at emeriti@uc.edu.
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