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Proudly Cincinnati April 2013

Entire UC family invited to Reds game

Hundreds of members of the UC community are expected to attend "Bearcats at the Ballpark," the annual UC night with the Cincinnati Reds, this Friday, April 19. Discount tickets can be purchased online through the 7:10 p.m. gametime. Bearcats football coach Tommy Tuberville will throw out the ceremonial first pitch, and a fireworks display will follow the game.

See President Ono's personal invitation and order tickets.

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Five outstanding alumni receive top honors

Dr. Joseph Broderick, UC's world renowned stroke expert, and long-time UC supporter Bill Keating, Jr., lead an impressive slate of honorees for the UC Alumni Association's 2013 alumni awards. Broderick has been named to receive the William Howard Taft Medal for Notable Achievement (UC's premier alumni honor) while Keating is the recipient of the Alumni Distinguished Service Award. Joining them are Dr. Jeffery Burgin (UCAA Mosaic Award), and Dr. Bob Coppola and Robert Richardson, Jr. (Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award). The awards will be presented at the June 13 UC Distinguished Alumni Celebration.

Learn more about the honorees and the UC Distinguished Alumni Celebration.

UC's Rec Center named 'Most Amazing'

UC students and recent alumni know first-hand how terrific the university's Campus Recreation Center is. Here's further proof: The Rec Center just made the #1 spot on the list of the Most Amazing Campus Recreation Centers by Best College Reviews. The rankings factored in facilities, programming and architecture.

Read more about the Top 25 and how UC topped the list.

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Ono Investiture to take place April 19

The formal investiture of Dr. Santa J. Ono as the University of Cincinnati's 28th president will occur this Friday in the presence of hundreds of alumni, students, faculty, colleagues and peers of President Ono's from across the academic world. The event will be streamed online. A #Celebrate28 Pep Rally open to everyone in the UC community will follow in the Tangeman University Center.

Read more about the investiture and the events surrounding it.

UC Health gives assist to Bearcat great Dierking

During the mid-1950s and again in the late 1960s, Cincinnati basketball fans watched Connie Dierking operate in the low post, first during a stellar UC career and later for the hometown NBA Royals. Dierking, 76, recently found himself in the care of UC Health's infectious disease experts as he battled methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, following a pair of knee replacements. Dealing with MRSA was scary and unpleasant, but in an ironic example of life coming full-circle, Dierking recovered thanks to the expertise and teamwork he found at UC 55 years after the close of his UC Hall of Fame career.

Read more about Dierking's experience.

UC Engineering alumnus receives highest professional honor

Jan Schilling, a 1972 aerospace engineering grad, has been recognized for his revolutionary work with advanced technology in modern turbofan aircraft engines by being elected to the National Academy of Engineering. The award, one of his field's highest professional distinctions, recognizes those who pioneer new technology and innovative approaches in engineering. Schilling, a 44-year veteran with GE Aviation, also received the Herman Schneider Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Engineering and Applied Science this month. 

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Ono joins Ohio's Third Frontier board

UC President Santa Ono was recently appointed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich to a two-year term on the advisory board for the Third Frontier. Essentially an engine for Ohio's "innovative ecosystem," the $2.3 billion Third Frontier is a technology-based, economic development initiative that provides targeted funding to spur growth in emerging business sectors. The advisory board helps determine which Ohio companies, research institutions and schools receive assistance for promising ideas and strategic programs that will enhance the statewide economy.

Students fight cancer via Relay for Life

For UC freshman Jennifer Morand, 6 p.m. on Friday, April 5 was a magical moment. Four years after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer as a high school freshman, she helped lead the Survivor Lap which officially started the 2013 edition of Relay for Life, UC's largest student-organized fundraiser. The 12-hour, overnight event drew 1,662 participants to McMicken Commons in the heart of campus, raising more than $125,000 for education and research programs to overcome cancer.

Learn more about Morand's story and watch video from this year's Relay for Life.

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