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Proudly Cincinnati November 2010

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Iraqi University formalizes historic partnership with UC

UC recently became one of only five American institutions selected for an international partnership to rebuild Iraq's educational system and economy. UC President Gregory Williams and Salahaddin University-Hawler President Ahmed Anwar Dezaye signed the agreement earlier this month on UC's campus. The initiative is funded by a three-year, "educational linkages" grant from the U.S. Department of State.

UC was matched with Salahaddin University-Hawler in northern Iraq largely because of the national reputations within two of our colleges: The College of Education, Human Services, and Criminal Justice was hailed for building excellence in teaching overall, distance learning, and teaching English as a Second Language; and the College of Business met the need for superior education and research in the finance and economics fields.

Maverick Alum makes impact in the operating room

Self-described "Maverick CEO" Dane Miller (CEAS '74, HON '03) founded the company Biomet to design and manufacture orthopedic products that enable doctors to perform transformational surgeries. Biomet's work has included developing a device that prepared conjoined twins for skull reconstruction upon surgical separation.

With 7,000 employees delivering a portfolio that includes solutions in dental reconstruction, implantation, gene therapy, spine and osteobiologic, and total joint reconstruction, Biomet's innovative products are in use in nearly 100 countries, generating annual sales of $2.5 billion.


UC Neurotrauma Team will test "Lab on a Tube"

UC College of Medicine researchers will be developing the next generation of brain monitors tomore effectively assist in the treatment of brain injuries and neurological emergencies, thanks to a $2.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense.

The ultra-thin device would allow real-time monitoring of seven different parameters via a single catheter placed inside the brain. The current practice using several separate probes increases risk, expense and logistical difficulties. The new "lab on a tube"will greatly accelerate research and clinical insight into the disease process, according to Jed Hartings, the project's co-principal investigator.

Thousands return for Homecoming 2010

With the theme "Transforming Bearcats Since 1819," UC's 2010 edition of Homecoming drew more than 40,000alumni and friends to campus during Halloween weekend. If you missed it, or if you'd just like to smile again at good memories, our Homecoming video and photo galleries are here.

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President Williams: UC aspires to be One of Nation's Best

Measurable progress in key areas has positioned UC to aim higher--including joining the ranksof elite universities in the U.S.


In his October "State of the University" address, President Gregory Williams committed the UCcommunity to build on its strengths and momentum. Specific goals for the next five years include increasing the graduation rate from 56% to 75%, increasing the freshman-to-sophomore retention rate from 85% to 90%, raising research funding from $443 millionto $500 million annually, and boosting the alumni giving rate from 11% to 18.19%.


Read the full "State of the University" address here.


UC East represents new learning opportunities

The opening of UC East in the former Ford plant in Batavia(Oh.) makes a UC education more convenient for residents of eastern Hamilton County and Clermont County. UC's 81,000-square-foot presence in the massive facility is the result of collaboration between three colleges: Clermont College is occupying the firstfloor offering Allied Health programs while the College of Education, Human Services, and Criminal Justice shares second-floor space with the College of Nursing.

UC East's emergence makes a University of Cincinnati education more accessible, affordable and complete for students in areas distant from the Uptown campus, while deepening the connection between UC and the community.