Team approach creates model for Tanzanian health care
Because of the dire need for medical facilities outside the African city of Roche, Tanzania, as well as the logistical challenges with providing these facilities, UC faculty and students from three colleges worked together for three years to design the Roche Health Center that opened on April 1.
Representatives from the colleges of DAAP, Medicine and Engineering & Applied Science designed a facility that was constructed by the local Roche community. Their efforts earned the team one of just five national awards that recognize real-world projects combining the skills of architecture and engineering practitioners with those of faculty and students. The $7,500 accompanying prize will be invested in the health center when a diverse UC contingent returns to Roche. While there, team members will meet with Tanzanian government officials because the center may be used as a rural health care model throughout the country.
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Barrett to address Class of 2011 grads
John Barrett, the chairman, president and CEO of local Fortune 500 company Western & Southern Financial Group, will be the keynote speaker at UC's spring Commencement on June 11. Between the weekend's three ceremonies, more than 4,800 degrees will be presented. Commencement exercises will be video-streamed online.
Barrett (BUS '71) has long been a leader and philanthropist in the Cincinnati business community, supporting regional economic development, youth initiatives and the arts. His generous support for health care has benefited his alma mater in the form of the Charles M. Barrett Cancer Center, named for his father and part of UC Health. He will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in recognition of his contributions to society.
UC Basketball hailed for academic success
UC men's basketball enjoyed a resurgence on the court this past season, culminating in its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2005. Equally important is the program's Academic Progress Rate (APR), a measure that tracks the collective academic performance of a school's student-athletes. The NCAA recently recognized Coach Mick Cronin's program for scoring in the top 10% in men's basketball APR nationally--the first time a UC athletics program has been so honored.
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