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Jackson Brewery project live on Indiegogo

Calling all backers with enthusiasm for music, theater and/or beer for this historic renovation project in Over-the-Rhine. 

Read about the project, first highlighted here on Soapboxmedia, here.

UC makes Travel + Leisure "top beautiful college" list

A decades-long renewal topping $1 billion is paying dividends for Cincy, which has cultivated a strikingly modern look—and proven that “it doesn’t need ivy-covered brick walls” to be beautiful, as UC Magazine put it.

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Cincinnati looks to capitalize on alcohol tourism

Business owners and history buffs in Cincinnati want Ohio's third-largest city to carve out its own niche in alcohol tourism and transform a bedraggled, crime-prone neighborhood into a thriving brewery district.

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Endangered rhino born via artificial insemination

Born at Alabama’s Montgomery Zoo on June 5, Ethan is the first endangered Indian rhino calf to live and thrive as a result of artificial insemination. The birth was a collaboration between the Montgomery Zoo and the Cincinnati Zoo’s Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife, where Dr. Monica Stoops, a reproductive physiologist, pioneered the technique.

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Cincinnati Zoo's restaurant greenest in United States

The Cincinnati Zoo, which calls itself the Greenest Zoo in America, now also has the greenest restaurant in the country.

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UpTech informatics business accelerator chooses 22 semi-finalists

UpTech, Northern Kentucky’s business accelerator, has chosen its top 22 semi-finalists for UpTech II.

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University of Cincinnati joining with Chinese university to open medical school there

The University of Cincinnati says it is partnering with another university in China to open a medical school there as the school looks to increase its links to China.

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Northside's CoSign initiative could become a national model after landing new grant

A Northside community development experiment could go national now that the American Sign Museum has landed a $200,000 grant from ArtPlace America.

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CoSign snags $200K ArtPlace America grant

With a new $200,000 award, The American Sign Museum will expand its innovative CoSign initiative that pairs artists, small businesses and sign fabricators.

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Swapping innovation ideas with Cincinnati

A team from Detroit toured Cincinnati in search of innovation: "Cincinnati reminded me that transformation does not happen quickly, but it’s not exactly gradual, either. 'Incremental' is the better term."

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Struggling women sad, angry over sale of nonprofit Ohio home that will become a boutique hotel

After losing a two-year fight with a Fortune 500 company determined to buy their beautiful, 104-year-old property and turn it into a boutique hotel the women of the Anna Louise Inn have to leave the neighborhood.

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Cicadas = cha-ching! Insects in sex fest spawn business

As the East Coast braces for the emergence of Brood II, researchers at the University of Cincinnati offer up a web page of cicada dishes, including quiches.

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How to Resurrect an Urban School District

The Cincinnati school district has improved both test scores and graduation rates since 2003 while—unlike Atlanta and Washington—transparently pursuing highly collaborative reform strategies that, counter to the current trend, don't rely on rigid hierarchy and punitive accountability.

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Printís June 2013 Issue

Powerhouse Factories helped design the cover of June's PRINT magazine. Take a look at how and why.

Here's the story behind the cover.

Dangerous Neighborhoods: 25 Worst Focus on Single-Family Areas, Not Inner-Cities

The Over the Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati has dropped from the 25-worst list. It too, has been gentrified, says Andrew Schiller, PhD, founder and chief scientist of NeighborhoodScout. Schiller calls that neighborhood's transformation "a wonderful story."

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