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Proudly Cincinnati March 2013

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Judgment in wrongful conviction case underscores value of Innocence Project

UC's reputation for transforming lives is dramatically reflected in the emotions surrounding wrongfully imprisoned individuals who finally walk free, thanks to the College of Law's Ohio Innocence Project. The latest example of the program's impact came when David Ayers was awarded $13.2 million in damages after his conviction was overturned following 13 years of incarceration.

Watch a video for reactions to the conclusion of the case.

UC mobile apps available for download

Use of mobile devices is rising, so there's a lot of interest in UC's new suite of mobile apps. Launched last month, the UC app and UC Alumni app are available to keep UC literally at your fingertips. The UC app provides UC news, course information, maps, videos, athletics links and more. The UC Alumni app features alumni-specific news and events, directories, and platforms for updating contact info and connecting with other alums.

Learn more about the UC mobile app and UC Alumni mobile app.

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Combat vet will strengthen UC services to veterans

Jack Johnson's "college prep" included five years in the U.S. Army, more than two of those years in combat in Bosnia and Iraq. After suffering a combat injury that prompted medical retirement, he returned to civilian life, earned a college degree and began working for the Veterans Administration. When UC opened its Veterans One Stop Center last fall, Johnson applied and became the center's program manager. "The best thing I can do now is be an advocate for veterans," he said. "I want to have other returning veterans say, 'I'm going to go to UC because they support vets fully.'"

Read more about Johnson and his commitment to UC student veterans.

UC campus goes fully wireless

No matter where you go on UC's main campus, you"re "on the grid." The goal of a 100% wireless campus was recently achieved in less than half the time originally allotted. Today UC has more than 35,000 simultaneous devices connected to a 4,000-access point network that covers every building and green space on campus. "Anytime, anywhere access to digital resources and tools is an important milestone for increased digital capacity that directly supports 21st-century teaching, learning and research," said vice president of UC Information Technologies Nelson Vincent.

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New business course examines March Madness

March is the month for college basketball brackets. It's also the busiest time in a new Lindner College of Business class called Bracketology, co-taught by Mike Magazine, an Ohio Eminent Scholar of Business Analytics, and business alumnus Paul Bessire, a developer of advanced forecasting software that calculates sports outcomes. The course is full of probability, simulation, methodology, regression analysis, history and personal judgment.

Read more about Bracketology.

Football schedule out: Big-game bookends, Homecoming in the middle

The 2013 UC football season will open with the Bearcats hosting Purdue and close with the Keg of Nails rivalry game as Louisville visits Nippert Stadium. Connecticut is UC's Homecoming opponent on Oct. 19, and students are already making plans to welcome alumni back to campus. The 12-game season marks the Bearcat debut of veteran coach Tommy Tuberville. Games at Illinois, Miami (Ohio), South Florida and Houston figure to be popular road trips. "It's a nice balanced schedule, and I'm looking forward to experiencing the great atmosphere at Nippert," Tuberville said.

Get all the details on the new schedule.

Collaborative learning targets defense against cyberattacks

A group of UC students is trying to find and exploit vulnerabilities that can lead to crippling American cyberattacks. Then they're taking those discoveries, flipping the scenarios, and learning how to defend against such cyberattacks. It's all part of a new interdisciplinary course on cybersecurity. The course falls under the banner of UC Forward, a teaching and learning initiative based on real-world challenges that span multiple fields of study.

Read more about the cybersecurity course and UC Forward.

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