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Proudly Cincinnati October 2012

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Students line up for Singapore Experience

UC students are eager to participate in the new Singapore Experience, a 12-credit-hour internship beginning spring semester. Open to all undergrads and all majors, the program is funded by a $100,000 grant from the Freeman Foundation, which supports partnerships and relationship-building between the U.S. and East Asia. The Singapore Experience is UC's first international academic internship and is a tremendous real-world opportunity with potentially valuable career networking connections.

Read more about UC's Singapore Experience.

Campus Transformers share architectural thinking

UC's campus transformation has won broad acclaim over the last two decades. Many of the architects responsible are returning to UC for "Surface Conversations," a 2-day symposium Oct. 25-26 hosted by the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. Presentations, workshops and panel discussions will focus on the impact of architectural trends, landscapes, planning, urbanism, technology, design theory and philosophy.

Read more and register to attend the symposium.

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New services enhance UC's veteran-friendly reputation

For the fourth straight year, UC has made the Military Friendly Schools list compiled by G. I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel adjusting to civilian life. UC was recognized for its exceptional service to military service members, veterans and their families as students. That support is growing with the opening of a new campus Veterans One-Stop Center as well as a web-based version of the center and the training of staff to provide similar on-site assistance at UC Blue Ash and Clermont College. UC has more than 1,000 veterans enrolled this fall.

UC Community remembers Neil Armstrong

Following the August passing of astronaut Neil Armstrong, the UC community has been warmly recalling the contributions of Neil Armstrong the college professor. During his 9 years as UC's most celebrated faculty member, the first man to walk the moon simply wanted to share his passion and knowledge with the next generation of aerospace engineers. He always felt that the 1969 moon landing was the work of hundreds of thousands of dedicated people, and hardly a reason for one man to receive so much fame.

Read more about Armstrong's career at UC and share the memories of those who worked with him in a special UC Magazine online story.

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Student-led Bearcat LaunchPad aims to keep talent in Cincinnati

Lindner College of Business student Bhavik Modi (BBA '15) is hoping his Bearcat LaunchPad business accelerator and incubator will make Cincinnati a  destination for aspiring entrepreneurs. What's more, business leaders are noticing. A recent Cincinnati Enquirer article focused on Modi's initiative. Read the full article online here.

$3.7 million grant bolsters STEM women faculty

UC will work toward becoming a model for the recruitment, retention and advancement of women faculty who teach in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines, thanks to a $3.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation. "STEM disciplines are essential to the economic development of our region and nation," UC Interim President Santa Ono said. "Already, one-third of our STEM faculty are over 60. If we want to remain competitive in a global economy, we must do a better job of recruiting and retaining women into these fields."

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