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UC President Ono Provides Support for Student-Produced Documentary Series

We are delighted to report that UC President Santa Ono has announced funding support for the interdisciplinary Production Master Class in digital media, which uses experiential learning to create student-produced documentaries. Since the course’s inception with a three-year UC Forward grant in 2012, it has produced three 90-minute documentaries that air nationally on the Universal Sports Network.

Each documentary focuses on the Gold Rush Expedition Race, one of the world’s premier expedition races that feature an international field of 50 elite athletes trekking, mountainbiking, climbing and kayaking along a grueling 275-mile course in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains.

The presidential investment in the UC Production Master Class will allow the production to continue beyond its initial three-year grant period and represents Ono’s ongoing support of interdisciplinary digital media projects and experiential learning at the University of Cincinnati.

You can read the full announcement at uc.edu/news/NR.aspx?id=21328.

You can learn even more about UC’s student-produced Gold Rush Expedition Race film series at ccm.uc.edu/about/villagenews/notations-ovations/student-produced-film-series-airs-on-universal-sports-network.

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CCM Returns to Spoleto for Second Season

CCM has announced its lineup for the second installment of CCM Spoleto, a five-week festival and summer course in Spoleto, Italy. Spoleto, Italy is home of the famous Festival dei Due Mondi (also known as Festival di Spoleto), which was founded by Gian Carlo Menotti. In honor of Menotti’s 100th birthday in 2011, CCM Spoleto will present The Telephone (Menotti) as well as Rossini’s Il Signor Bruschino. The double bill will be directed by Robin Guarino (J. Ralph Corbett Distinguished Chair of Opera, CCM; Metropolitan Opera) and conducted by Annunziata Tomaro (CCM faculty; 2010 Pedrotti finalist).

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