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.