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See the Top 10 Most-Viewed UC Videos of 2012

Your clicks have been counted in tallying the university’s Top 10 videos of 2012. UC research, creativity and leadership led video views in the just-completed year, earning tens of thousands of collective views.

Date: 1/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
By: M.B. Reilly
Phone: (513) 556-1824

UC ingot   In 2012, videos posted to the University of Cincinnati’s YouTube channel attracted nearly 150,000 views, up from just over 119,000 views in 2011.

Represented among these top 10 videos are a time-lapse video of a makeover to UC’s basketball court, a UC commercial that aired during the 2012 Olympics, and a profile of a determined UC student who navigates our hilly campus in a wheelchair.

No. 10 (2,262 views)
Bearcats’ Basketball Court Made Over in 90 Seconds
UC Creative Services offered a sneak peek at the 2012-13 home basketball court in this 90-second time-lapse video. Ed Jucker Court was assembled, sanded and repainted inside the old Armory Fieldhouse during summer 2012. UC fans now see the refurbished court  inside Fifth Third Arena in the Shoemaker Center.

No. 9 (2,450 views)
DAAP Fashion Show 2011
UC staged its 60th annual DAAP Fashion Show June 10, 2011. Video of the event remained an ongoing favorite.

No. 8 (2,703 views)
Pompeii: Tombs and Trash
Trash and tombs went hand in hand in ancient Pompeii. That's according to UC research that provides new insights into daily life of that city before the eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79.

No. 7 (2,716 views)
DAAP Fashion Show 2012
Another year, another success for UC’s annual fashion show. In 2012, modeling apparel on the runway were UC President (then Provost) Santa Ono and DAAP Dean Robert Probst.

No. 6 (3,139 views)
UC: Faster, Higher, Stronger
This UC commercial, designed to attract prospective students and to build awareness of diverse opportunities available to UC students, aired during the Olympic Games.

No. 5 (4,895 views)
Sara Spins: Where There’s a Wheel, There’s a Way
Hilly campus or not, Sara Whitestone won't allow her need for a wheelchair prevent her from attending UC. She started at the university on Aug. 27, 2012, in biological sciences. Sara's goal is to chase down a cure for her disease, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

No. 4 (5,277 views)
Thank You from (then Interim) President Santa J. Ono
A thank you to UC alumni and friends from (then Interim) President Santa J. Ono.

No. 3 (5,750 views)
UC’s Faux Real Exhibit
A UC exhibit that opened on April 1, 2012, focused on museums' vulnerability to an artful dodger who donates forgeries. The exhibit was covered by international news media, including The New York Times, Associated Press, CBS Sunday Morning, National Public Radio and others.

No. 2 (6,183 views)
Bacteriography: Bacterial Growth Images
A UC student's new process created "photos" from bacterial growth. In other words, the natural growth process of bacteria led to the growth of a new artistic imaging process by fine-arts photography graduate student Zachary Copfer.

No. 1 (12,144 queries)
UC Digs Into Pompeii
Among U.S.-based efforts, UC researchers currently enjoy exclusive access to excavate at Pompeii. And the ongoing UC-led excavation there is the largest excavation at Pompeii.