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See the Top 10 UC News Stories of 2012

Your clicks have been counted in tallying the university’s Top 10 news stories of 2012. UC research, rankings and leadership change were the most-popular items.

Date: 1/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
By: M.B. Reilly
Phone: (513) 556-1824

UC ingot   The University of Cincinnati’s online news garnered more than 2 million unique visits in 2012.

The most consistently popular news produced by the university, year after year, are items related to research and rankings earned by the university.

Campus news – in the form of a new president and with the passing of former UC faculty member Neil Armstrong – was also represented in the Top 10 for 2012.

No. 10 (4,063 queries)
UC to Honor Astronaut Neil Armstrong; Mourns Loss
The former astronaut holds a special place in the history of the university. Armstrong served as a professor of aerospace engineering from 1971-1980, and the university awarded Armstrong the honorary degree of Doctor of Science in June 1982 when he was speaker at UC's commencement ceremony.

No. 9 (4,116 queries)
UC Research Reveals Largest Ancient Dam Built by Maya in Central America
UC research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences revealed new details about sustainable water and land management among the ancient Maya, including identifying the largest ancient dam built by the Maya in Central America.

No. 8 (5,121 queries)
UC Research Brings Us Step Closer to Rollable, Foldable e-Devices
UC research is bringing industry and consumers closer to several improvements in e-Readers and tablets, including a simpler and more colorful way to make rollable and foldable devices. Some day, you may be able to fold up your iPad and put it in your pocket.

No. 7 (5,445 queries)
2012 Design Rankings: Four UC Programs in Nation’s Top Tier
The 2012 national report card on U.S. design programs (released in November 2011) was based on a national survey of employers. That survey ranked four UC programs in the top ten among industrial design, interior design and architecture categories.

No. 6 (5,465 queries)
UC Earns Four Top Spots on “Amazing Architecture” List
Four UC buildings made a list titled “The 50 Most Amazing Examples of College Architecture.” In fact, UC had more buildings on that list than any other university in the United States. (The four UC buildings were the Campus Recreation Center, the Engineering Research Center, the Joseph A. Steger Student Life Center and the Albert H. Vontz Center for Molecular Studies.)

No. 5
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Cincinnatus Full-Scholarship Presidential Awards Recruit Talented Students
The 2012 full-scholarship recipients entered UC from as close as North College Hill and as far away as California.

No. 4 (6,096 queries)
UC Researcher Pitches Pictorial History of the Reds
UC archivist Kevin Grace teamed with UC alum and former Cincinnati Post photographer Jack Klumpe for an amazing photographic history of the nation’s first professional baseball team.

No. 3 (8,468 queries)
Ono Named 28th President of the University of Cincinnati
In August 2012, the Board of Trustees tapped Santa Jeremy Ono, developer of a comprehensive Academic Master Plan, to serve as interim president of the university.
No. 2 (9,840 queries)
Santa Jeremy Ono Named President of the University of Cincinnati
In October 2012, the UC Board of Trustees unanimously accepted the recommendation of its search committee to appoint the interim president to a permanent role as chief executive.

No. 1 (22,914 queries)
Mysterious Monster Discovered by Amateur Paleontologist
For 70 years, academic paleontologists have been assisted by a dedicated corps of amateurs known as the Dry Dredgers, a group based at UC. Recently, one amateur found a very large and very mysterious fossil that has the professionals puzzled.