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Their Stories -- The Young and the Restless

Craig Vogel

From the Hottest College in America...the University of Cincinnati

The DAAP Faculty, headed by Craig Vogel, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, lit up our imagination with their insightful and conversational stories about their latest research and creative endeavors at UC DAAP when the Chicagoans for Cincy hosted more than 50 alumnae at the Haworth Showroom in the Merchandise Mart on July 13th.

Our thanks to:

  • Renee Seward, assistant professor of Graphic Communication Design in the School of Design, who has developed a digital tool that helps at risk students learn to read through multi-sensory reading experiences. 
  • Edson G. Cabalfin, PhD, assistant professor in the School of Architecture and Interior Design, whose "Communication in the Urban Environment (CUE) Research Workshop" is a proposal spearheaded by DAAP to create a new UC research center for the emerging field of studies on communication in the urban environment for an interdisciplinary research team of faculty and students. 
  • Steven Doehler, assistant professor of Industrial Design in the School of Design, who has worked extensively in the areas of health/wellness and entrepreneurialism to develop strong collaborative alliances with the College of Nursing, Children's Hospital, and entrepreneurial/start-up entities in the Cincinnati area.

It was great to learn more about the integrative/collaborative programs being developed at DAAP and to visualize their storytelling approach! Each faculty member engaged the alumnae in a refreshing, honest and tech-saavy demonstration using Haworth’s latest technology product– Bluescape – a 30 foot technology wall.

It was also a special time to catch up with William Williams, Director, School of Architecture and Interior Design, and the Chicago DAAP friends who came out to champion our alma mater!

The buzz about President Ono’s overall UC campaign for the "hottest University in America"...and the “coolest design school on campus” resonated with the UC crowd, giving a global perspective to anchor DAAP around the world and to communicate "what's happening, what's going on" at UC.  

Chats and tweets from Chicago…

“When most alumnae see an alumnae event, we think...oh, looking for moolah. Wonder if you considered identifying alumnae within DAAP into categories, i.e., on the sidelines, no pressure and want to learn about progress from time to time, alumnae that might provide network support, financial support, project and/or organizational support (alumnae targets) something for everyone, categories targeted to their interests and your needs.” Yetta Starr, DAAP-Design 1982 “I look forward to seeing you again at other events and getting the opportunity to meet other alumni in the area.” Joseph Bryant, DAAP-Arch 1992.

See photos from the event.