Four programs rank in Design's top tier nationally
DesignIntelligence's national survey of employers hiring graduates in design disciplines has ranked UC's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning among the very best for the 13th consecutive year. The rankings reflect the surveyed firms' opinions about which schools best prepare their graduates to succeed in the design professions.
In industrial design, UC's undergraduate program ranked 1st and the graduate program 2nd. The undergraduate interior design program ranked 3rd, and the graduate architecture program placed 10th. DesignIntelligence included DAAP professor and associate dean Craig Vogel among its 25 most-admired educators nationally.
UC, affiliates top $418 million in research funding
Partnerships with industry, nonprofit and national sectors contributed to $418 million in UC research funding in the 2011 fiscal year. The total preserves UC's designation as a "very high research activity" university by the Carnegie Commission and top-25 status among public institutions for federal research expenditures according to the National Science Foundation.
The $418 million for UC and its affiliates--Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati's Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cincinnati's Shriners Hospitals for Children, and UC Physicians' clinical trials--represents a slight decline from fiscal 2010 owing to the loss of one-time funding opportunities from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (commonly known as the federal stimulus initiative). UC alone garnered $251 million in research funding.
Clermont College honored as Pacesetter
The Clermont County Chamber of Commerce presented its 2011 Corporate Pacesetter Award to UC Clermont College. The annual award recognizes an outstanding company or organization for contributions to the county, its leadership and citizenship, and the difference it makes in the lives of those who live and work in the community. "We are so grateful for the opportunity to be the region's higher education provider," said Dean Greg Sojka. "We appreciate that we have been able to continue to expand the vision of those who came before us."