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Proudly Cincinnati August 2012

Ono named 28th President of the University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees announced August 21 that President Gregory H. Williams has resigned due to personal reasons. Provost Santa J. Ono, PhD., has been appointed interim president. In accepting Williams' resignation, the Board expressed appreciation for his service and contributions to the university. The UC press release has more information, and further announcements will be forthcoming with regard to search committee and timing of the search.

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New academic year brings return to semesters

Tens of thousands of students will begin the 2012-13 academic year on Aug. 27, thanks to UC's conversion to semesters. Semesters offer advantages for research, study abroad, transfers between institutions, and job opportunities for new grads. Most co-op employers prefer semesters because of the longer work cycles it provides.

Read more about UC's semester conversion.

Business Analytics Center will serve students, businesses

The Lindner College of Business has launched the UC Center for Business Analytics. Nine companies have already joined the center, which will partner with other UC colleges to serve as a research hub for applied analytic efforts. Center Director Jeff Camm said, "The sponsoring firm gets exposure to our students, a value-added project, and our students get valuable experience on a real project before they graduate."

Read more about the Center for Business Analytics.

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Football, Basketball rivals loom on Bearcats' calendar

The football Bearcats will host their oldest rival, the Miami Redhawks, for Homecoming 2012 on Oct. 6 at 7pm in Nippert Stadium. The game anchors a week of festivities including an alumni reception Friday to kick off the weekend. Visit the UC Homecoming website for all the details.

In men's basketball, the intra-city rivalry with Xavier will be renewed in the Crosstown Classic on Dec. 19, 7pm at U.S. Bank Arena. The game is scheduled to be televised by ESPN2. Read more about the new twist for the UC-Xavier series.

Alum's gift puts more years of News Record online

A generous gift by Jordan L. Bleznick, A&S '76, has enabled UC Libraries to digitize four full years of the News Record student newspaper. Bleznick's gift adds 1973-76 to the previously digitized collection of the years 1960-70. Bleznick's gift honored his late father, Dr. Donald W. Bleznick, a professor of Romance Languages at UC for nearly 30 years. The younger Bleznick served on the News Record staff as an undergraduate during the years reflected in this new digitization. His donation continues the ongoing effort to digitize the newspaper's full archives.

Read more and access the News Record's digital archives.

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UC TV spot celebrates Olympic spirit

If you watched the Summer Olympic Games on WLWT-TV in Greater Cincinnati, you probably saw a new commercial designed to attract prospective students to UC and build awareness of the many diverse opportunities available through the university. "Faster, Higher, Stronger" aired 24 times during Olympic coverage. "Associating a world-class university with world-class athletes and a world-class event is a wonderful opportunity for UC," said Greg Vehr, UC vice president for governmental relations and university communications.

Watch the TV commercial.

UC puts its stamp on World Choir Games

While London was preparing for the Olympics, Cincinnati was serving as the first American host city for the Olympics' musical equivalent--the World Choir Games. Held July 4-14, the largest international choir competition attracted hundreds of choirs and thousands of visitors to Cincinnati from more than 70 countries around the globe. UC was deeply involved in the event in various ways, including through the Games' official mascots, named Whirl and Twirl, which were created by UC alumnus Davis Stanard.

Read more about Stanard's winning design.

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