Top Research = Top Results
As the academic year begins, research at UC continues. And UC research continues to earn international headlines from news media ranging from the ABC News to the Washington Post and in countries ranging from Argentina to Zimbabwe.
Date: 9/29/2008 12:00:00 AM
By: M.B. Reilly
Phone: (513) 556-1824
Photos By: Design by Dawn High
As the newest academic year begins at the University of Cincinnati, the newest research headlines from throughout the world endorse the quality and scope of UC research.
In areas as diverse as archaeology, business, health and politics, UC is a world class research leader providing insight into our past and predictions regarding our future.
In September 2008 alone, UC research has been headlined in the following international outlets
- ABC News
- ABC Science Online
- Associated Press
- BBC News
- Chicago Sun-Times
- Chicago Tribune
- Discover magazine
- Los Angeles Times
- National Public Radio
- New Scientist
- New York Times
- Scientific American
- United Press International
- USA Today
- U.S. News & World Report
- Wall Street Journal
- Washington Post
It’s coverage that underscores the university’s standing 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.
But these national headlines alone do not come close to representing the far reach of UC’s research. This month, UC has literally made news in countries from Argentina to Zimbabwe and at all point between. That’s because UC research affects the lives of people where they live.
The countries where UC research has been covered during this month include Argentina, Australia, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, China, Haiti, India, Iran, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Nepal, the Netherlands, Pakistan, The Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The research represented by these headlines and countries encompasses the most pressing issues facing our world. These projects include
- The UC Institute for Policy Research’s ongoing polls regarding the tight political contest between the major candidates in the upcoming presidential election. Scores of media outlets have provided coverage to UC’s Ohio Poll, including CNN, CNN International, Salon, United Press International, Wall Street Journal, Columbus Dispatch and Cleveland’s Plain Dealer.
- National and international media, including NBC4i.com and United Press International, covered a major find by UC anthropologists that the ancient Ohio earthworks known as Miami Fort was no fort at all but a complex water-management system of dams and canals engineered and constructed by a Native American culture to deal with long-term drought.
- ABC News, Associated Press, BBC News, Bloomberg, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, MSNBC, New Scientist, New York Times, Reuters, Scientific American, TIME magazine, United Press International, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and others covered new UC-led research showing the potential risks (diabetes and heart attack) related to the chemical bisphenol A, which is found in the hard plastics that have become common in making plastic bottles and plastic food containers (including baby bottles). The first large study of “average” human exposure to this chemical suggests it might double the risk for diabetes and heart attack.
- National Public Radio aired coverage of UC research related to the increased incidence of certain knee injuries among young, female athletes.
- East and west coast newspapers, including the Washington Post, covered UC research as to why music is a memorable tool for making marketing messages “stick.”
- International media like Britain’s Daily Mail covered a UC study on whether grape juice boosts memory function in older adults.
- International media covered UC research findings regarding a new surgery (deep brain stimulation) that stops Parkinson’s cell loss.
- U.S. media as far away as Alaska and Washington State covered UC research that suggests firefighters are at a far higher risk of developing certain cancers. These include testicular cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, prostate cancer and multiple myelomas.
- National media provided coverage of UC research regarding the effectiveness of workplace fitness and wellness programs.
View past research headlines at the following links