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Proudly Cincinnati October 2011

A Rivercity Homecoming: On Campus & Downtown

The University of Cincinnati is set for an historic Homecoming on campus and on the riverfront downtown. Traditional festivities including the annual parade down Clifton Avenue will occur Friday evening, October 14, before the Bearcats meet Louisville at Paul Brown Stadium on Saturday, October 15.

Get all the details for UC's biggest weekend of the year.

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UC Continues Record-breaking Enrollment

UC enrollment surged to a record 42,750 as fall quarter began in September. Continuing the trend of recent years, the UC student body has become even more diverse, more accomplished, and more likely to stay enrolled and graduate.

The 3.4% rise in total students is led by approximately 6,200 freshmen, including 45 National Merit finalists whose academic records place them in the top 1% of high school graduates nationally. Collectively, the new freshmen comprise the most academically prepared incoming class in the university's 192-year history.

See the full details on UC's enrollment and incoming freshman class.

More International Students Choosing UC

UC's record enrollment stems partly from success in recruiting international students. Enrollment of undergraduate and graduate international students is nearly 2,300--up more than 9% from a year ago. The international student population represents 110 countries, with India being the largest contributor. China provides the largest number of undergraduate students.

Learn more about UC's efforts to recruit and welcome international students.

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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.

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Young Alum's Monument Circle Design Wins Indy Competition

The traditional gathering point for the city of Indianapolis may soon take on a new look and feel, thanks to the award-winning design submitted by UC alumnus Greg Meckstroth. His proposal, called "Square One: A Monument Circle Vision," won a "People's Choice" popular vote among central Indiana residents.

Meckstroth has UC co-op to thank for his winning design. After graduating from DAAP in 2009, he went to work for his former co-op employer in Indianapolis, so he passed through Monument Circle regularly. "Since I was so familiar with the space, it was easy to ask myself how the space could be better," he says. Meckstroth's design is now in the hands of Indianapolis city planners.

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