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Proudly Cincinnati November 2011

UC Celebrates a Legacy

The University of Cincinnati joined the Greater Cincinnati community in celebrating the life, vision and generosity of Carl H. Lindner, Jr., who passed away in October. The philanthropist and business leader was a long-time UC benefactor; and in June, the university named the Carl H. Lindner College of Business in his honor.

Tributes, memories and articles are hosted on the Lindner College of Business's website.

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Babcock named UC Athletics Director

Whit Babcock has been named UC's Director of Athletics by President Greg Williams, who described his new AD as "an energetic leader and rising star in collegiate sports." Babcock comes to UC from the University of Missouri where he has been executive associate athletics director. Previously he enjoyed success in athletics administration at West Virginia and Auburn, with an emphasis on development efforts.

View Babcock's introductory press conference.

Lindner College of Business among Princeton Review's "Best Business Schools"

For the fourth straight year, UC's Carl H. Lindner College of Business has been named an outstanding business school by The Princeton Review. The publication said selections were based on its high opinion of their academic programs, a review of institutional data, and surveys of 19,000 students at the schools. Student quotes about UC's MBA program focused on faculty support, course flexibility, and hands-on learning. "The greatest strength of UC is the applicability of what you learn," one student commented. "Every day I see how what I'm learning will impact me in the future."

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DAAP named Ohio Center of Excellence

UC's internationally ranked College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) was recognized in October as an Ohio Center of Excellence in Design and Innovation, in ceremonies led by Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro. Ohio is establishing select Centers of Excellence to foster economic development, create jobs, and strengthen the state's ability to commercialize technology innovations.

Regional, state, national and international firms routinely partner with DAAP, in collaboration with other UC colleges, for product and service innovation research. DAAP's programs are perennially rated in the nation's Top 10 by employers assessing where to hire the best new talent.

University Hospital featured for its top-rated ER

Cincinnati's ABC-TV affiliate, WCPO, recently profiled UC Health's Emergency Room at University Hospital. The city's only Level 1 trauma center and one of the finest emergency room units in the country, University Hospital treats more than 86,000 ER patients each year.

Watch the video feature.

Co-op Student Participation & Earnings on the Rise
During the 2011 academic year, UC students collectively earned $43 million via the cooperative education program--up nearly $5 million from the year before. In the 10-year period 2001-11, collective co-op earnings grew more than 70% while overall participation in the program rose 30%.

Last year more than 3,000 UC students were placed in 5,632 co-op jobs with about 1,500 employers around the world. These numbers are expected to grow along with UC's enrollment and students' interest in gathering real-world experience as they achieve their degrees.

UC Among Best Undergraduate Colleges


UC receives $9.2 million for STEM Education
A $9.2 million National Science Foundation grant will enable UC to develop and implement courses in partnership with Cincinnati high schools, to improve and leverage educational opportunities in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. UC's interdisciplinary efforts include the colleges of Engineering & Applied Science; Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services; and Arts & Sciences.

The program is designed to equip teachers to help students surpass Ohio State Science Standards and acquire the set of universal skills necessary in today's high-tech, knowledge-based world. "NSF's grant is one of the largest received by the university this year and affirms our leadership position in the STEM disciplines," said UC Provost and Senior Vice President Santa Ono. "[This initiative] is a significant investment in the region's future and a major step toward realizing our community outreach and education goals."

National Alumni Face-Off encourages Alumni Participation

UC is aiming to increase its alumni giving percentage--which means increasing UC's opportunities to rise in the national college rankings. That's why alumni throughout the U.S. are preparing to compete in the 2011-12 edition of the 1819 National Alumni Face-Off. The Raleigh-Durham, N.C., alumni network captured last year's Face-Off title. This year's competition includes the Cincinnati area, which currently has a lower alumni giving rate than the overall alumni rate of 12.5%. Achieving a rate of 18.19% (in honor of UC's founding year) within the next four years is part of UC President Greg Williams' UC2019 strategic plan.

Track the Competition in the 1819 National Alumni Face-Off.

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