International News Media Headline UC Research
In June, UC research earned prestigious international coverage from the likes of Public Radio International, The Times of London, Voice of America and others.
Date: 6/23/2008 12:00:00 AM
By: M.B. Reilly
Phone: (513) 556-1824
Photos By: Design by Danny Kidd
Research never stops at the University of Cincinnati, even during the summer months. Perhaps that’s why UC stands among the nation’s top research universities in the United States, according to the National Science Foundation.
And why The Chronicle of Higher Education lists the university in the most prestigious “very high” category in terms of research activity as reported by the Carnegie Foundation.
In the last month, UC research efforts have earned prestigious press coverage and headlines both nationally and internationally. These headlines include outlets like
- Chicago Tribune
- Public Radio International
- Times of London
- United Press International
- Voice of America
Such globally prominent media represent just a part of the press attention won by the university. Regional, local and specialty media also routinely carry news of UC research. In June 2008, these have included The Courier-Journal
(of Louisville), The Seattle Times
, the Sun-Sentinel
(of Florida), Diabetes Self Management
and even FreshPlaza.com, a Netherlands-based Web site on global produce markets (which reported on a UC study showing that grape juice can help with age-related memory problems).
The research represented by these headlines was far ranging in its impact, reach and scope. It included
- Long-term changes to the central nervous system produced by drug abuse.
- A longitudinal study by UC that followed lead-exposed children from birth into adulthood, finding that even relatively low levels of lead permanently damage the brain.
- A pilot study suggesting that drinking Concord grape juice may help older adults with early memory decline.
The past month’s worth of research headlines is nothing out of the ordinary for UC’s extraordinary research efforts. During the past academic year, the university has earned dozens of prominent headlines to be found in
- Associated Press
- BBC News
- The Chronicle of Higher Education
- International Herald Tribune
- Los Angeles Times
- National Geographic
- National Public Radio
- The New York Times
- Popular Science
- Scientific American
- TIME magazine
- USA Today
- U.S. News & World Report
- The Wall Street Journal
- The Washington Post
More about these headlines from the past academic year – and the research they represent – can be found on the following links: