UC among Highest Risers in U.S. News Rankings
The University of Cincinnati's steady ascent as a widely recognized institution of academic excellence received new validation with this month's unveiling of U.S. News & World Report's 2012 "Best National Universities" rankings. UC's jump of 13 spots was one of the biggest one-year gains by any university. The rise presumably can be attributed to such milestones as 6 programs ranked in the Top 15 nationally, an all-time record in admissions applications, the elevated academic profile of incoming students, the rapid growth in international student enrollment, and recent growth in alumni giving percentage--all of which positively impacts UC's national perception and reputation.
Glazer Named College of Nursing Dean
Greer Glazer has been named dean of UC's College of Nursing. Glazer has been dean and professor of nursing at the University of Massachusetts Boston's College of Nursing and Health Sciences since 2004. She will begin at UC on Jan. 1, 2012.
"The strength and rich history of UC's College of Nursing no doubt contributed to our ability to recruit someone of Dr. Glazer's caliber," says Santa Ono, UC senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. "Her nursing, administrative and research expertise will be a great addition to the college and university."
Learn more about Dr. Glazer's appointment.
UC Named Among World's "Most Inspiring Campuses"
The most recent edition of Delta Airlines' Sky Magazine placed UC among the world's top 10 most inspiring campuses. Sharing the honors with Cincinnati are such campuses as the Thomas Jefferson-designed University of Virginia, Beijing's Tsinghua University sitting among the former Qing dynasty gardens, Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., and the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
The widely read travel, lifestyle and business magazine based its selection on stunning physical settings, overall design or architecture. UC made the list largely thanks to its collection of masterful buildings by some of the world's best designers and architects. Sky joins Forbes magazine in placing UC on a short list of the world's most beautiful universities.