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UC Stories that “Clicked” with Readers in 2010: Top Ten for the Year

Your clicks count in tallying the university’s top ten most-popular news items in 2010.

Date: 1/6/2011 12:00:00 AM
By: M.B. Reilly
Phone: (513) 556-1824

UC ingot   With each click of a mouse, a University of Cincinnati news story wins a “vote,” if you will. We’ve run a tally of the more than 2 million annual unique visits and more than 11 million annual pageviews made to UC news items in 2010, and the Top Ten for the year are below. “Elected” were stories related to UC rankings, research and leadership.  

No. 10 (5,074 queries)
UC Is Top Ten Again in Nation’s Annual Design Rankings! 2010 Rankings Just Out
Rankings by national design employers (the people who do the hiring) were released,  and UC’s interior design program earned the No. 1 spot in the nation, while architecture and industrial design were, once again, in the nation’s Top Ten.

No. 9 (5,838 queries)
Environmental Electronics: UC Breakthrough Promises High-Speed, High-Readability Devices with Low Power Usage
Until this breakthrough, electronic devices could never have it all: high readability in bright sunlight and the ability to display high-speed content – then hold that image indefinitely with absolutely zero electrical power usage. A new e-Display design from the University of Cincinnati changes that picture.

No. 8 (7,088 queries)
UC Interior Design No. 1 in the Nation, Industrial Design No. 2, Architecture, No. 5
UC design rankings for 2008 are still drawing clicks and viewers. That year, UC’s undergraduate interior design program was just named No. 1 in the nation for the ninth straight year. Other design programs ranked as high as No. 2 and No. 3, with all – interior design, industrial design and architecture – consistently ranking in the nation’s Top Ten.

No. 7 (7,629 queries)
VIDEO: UC Students Test Dive Mechanical Dolphin Tails
Ten UC design students tested prosthetic tails that hold promise in revolutionizing sea diving. That experience was part of an innovative UC studio course linking design students with entrepreneurs, and it was the subject of a presentation at an international design conference. The video that accompanied this story garnered 13,974 views.

No. 6 (7,634 queries)
Ono Named Provost at University of Cincinnati
Santa Jeremy Ono was named senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at  UC.

No. 5 (7,813 queries)
Williams Challenges UC to Excel, Achieve
On the occasion of his formal investiture, UC President Gregory H. Williams unveiled a strategic plan and called on the university to move from “up and coming” to the best.

No. 4 (8,443 queries)
UC Summer Programs Hold Opportunities for Kids and Adults
A useful page that allowed campus and community to regularly check on registration information related to UC’s 2010 summer camps and programs.

No. 3 ( 9,523 queries)
Breakthrough May Lead to Disposable e-Readers
A discovery by UC engineering researcher Andrew Steckl could revolutionize display technology with e-paper that’s fast enough for video yet cheap enough to be disposable.

No. 2 (13,222 queries)
Frogs, Foam, Fuel: UC Researchers Convert Solar Energy to Sugars
Engineers from UC devised a foam that captures energy and removes excess carbon dioxide from the air — thanks to semi-tropical frogs.

No. 1 (16,513 queries)
Forbes: UC Named Among World’s Most Beautiful College Campuses
Forbes named UC among the world's most beautiful college campuses. Others making that short list were Oxford University in England as well as Princeton, Stanford, Yale and the University of Virginia.