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Proudly Cincinnati December 2012

Belk Bowl-bound Bearcats land Tuberville as new football coach

On Dec. 8, UC hired Tommy Tuberville to lead its football program, quickly filling the void created by the departure of Butch Jones. Tuberville brings a long resume of success in the Southeastern and Big 12 conferences over the past two decades. The Bearcats are preparing to play Duke in the Belk Bowl in Charlotte, N.C., on Dec. 27, after having won their fourth BIG EAST championship in the last five years.

Read and watch more about the hiring of Tuberville.

Get all the details on activities for UC fans at the Belk Bowl.

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Higher Education getting to know President Ono

Two months after shedding the "interim" part of his title, UC President Santa Ono has made quite an impression--not just locally, but across the country.  Ono was the subject of a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, which noted his use of social media to spread the world about UC. The article also discussed Ono's thoughts about his style of leadership and governance, positive attitude, and Asian-American heritage.

Read the Chronicle story.

Alumna Shines in 'Twilight Saga' Finale

"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part Two" broke a number of international opening-weekend records in November. Thanks to alumna Lisa Howard, UC had a key role. Best known for her theater work, Howard (CCM '97) made her feature film debut as Siobhan, head of the Irish coven that works with the lead characters to defeat their corrupt leaders. Howard's next role will be the lead in a new Broadway musical called "Shoulda Been You," opening Fall 2013.

Read more about Howard's "Twilight" role and her career.

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Design Rankings place UC 3rd--Globally!

Art directors, product designers and others involved in design work were asked, "Which school is best suited to ultimately provide students with the design jobs they want?" UC and the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning placed 3rd in the world. Conducted by Business Insider, the survey sought to identify schools for their real-world value to students and graduates. Quoting one survey respondent, "As a state school, (UC) offers curriculum from a multitude of colleges, the diversity of a major university campus, and all of the amenities and extracurricular activities one would expect from a top-tier Division One school."

UC Dominates 'Best Doctors' List

The newly published 2013 "Best Doctors" issue of Cincy magazine includes 400 physicians with connections to the UC College of Medicine. That's 84% of the 478 doctors named overall.

Connect and see the full doctor list.

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'Sara Spins' - Wheelchair-bound freshman makes immediate impact

Freshman Sara Whitestone offers the latest inspiring tale about the pride, determination, warmth and support that is fundamental to the Bearcat family. Beset by a rare condition called Myalgic Encephalomyelitis that placed her in a wheelchair as she approached her college years, Sara is driven to help other students with disabilities flourish at UC and effectively manage a campus with challenging terrain for those with limited mobility. She made such a dynamic first impression upon arriving at UC that her friends, family, and even UC President Santa Ono came together to support her nonprofit organization, Sara Spins. The group raised funds for a specialized motor-assist wheelchair for Sara and now looks to do the same for others who need it.

Learn more and watch a video about Sara and the Sara Spins initiative.

UC research beckons rollable, foldable e-devices

New research from UC is moving consumers closer to having e-Readers and tablets that can transmit brighter and more vivid pictures, recharge via available light, and collapse for easy portability. The research is the product of three doctoral students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, as well as Jason Heikenfeld, associate professor of electronic and computing systems. "Think of this as the green iPad or e-Reader, combining high function and high color without the weight of a heavy battery, readable out in the sunlight, and foldable into your pocket," said Heikenfeld.

Read more about this breakthrough research.

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