a year in review

A Message from the President

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UC President Neville G. Pinto

Dear UC Community,

For me, 2023 has been educational as well as inspiring — and for many reasons. It has been a year in which UC enjoyed thriving enrollment, high student success rates, a nationally acclaimed innovation agenda and all-time highs for both research and scholarship. We held important grand openings for Calhoun Hall, the new Bioscience Center, Clifton Court Hall and others. Each unveiling made us better by elevating our academic setting and enhancing our campus experience.  

This year I’ve had the privilege to tour our university and engage with our community on a deeper level than perhaps any other time during my presidency. In February, we eclipsed the fifth anniversary of Next Lives Here, our strategic direction, and I set a goal to visit every college and major administrative unit to share our progress on key goals and reveal what’s next. I can tell you with confidence that we are accelerating the pursuit of our vision to be leading urban public universities into a new era of innovation and impact.

Though I have a few more stops to go to complete my tour, I have already been wowed by our students, faculty and staff. Perhaps more important than what I’ve shared has been what I’ve learned — where we are succeeding as well as where we have more work to do. These conversations inform my thinking and remind me of the value of leading by listening. 

As we wrap up 2023, I’m hopeful for our future, and I’m humbled by our progress. I’m inspired by your commitment to discovery and innovation and lifted by your deep belief in public higher education. 

This year of visits has reminded me that I don’t thank you enough for all you do to make our university incredible. I genuinely appreciate our students and their passion for learning. And I’ve never been more proud or more thankful for our dedicated faculty and staff, who care deeply about the success of the next generation.

While we celebrate our successes, we also acknowledge the challenges we have faced as a campus and a larger community. May we be bound as Bearcats and stand together ready to take on 2024 with even more excitement, kindness, unity and resolve.

I wish you all happy holidays.

a year of new beginnings


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UC celebrates grand reopening of Calhoun Hall

January 6, 2023

University of Cincinnati students, faculty and staff celebrated the reopening of Calhoun Hall Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the completion of an $80 million renovation project.


University of Cincinnati introduces College of Cooperative...

January 5, 2023

Building on our reputation as the #1 public university for co-ops and internships (U.S. News & World Reports, 2023), the University of Cincinnati’s College of Cooperative Education and Professional Studies will continue to collaborate with industry and collegiate partners to create and deliver co-op and experiential learning opportunities for students.

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defined by our impact


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UC tops $615M in research spending

January 25, 2023

The University of Cincinnati and its affiliates spent a record $615 million on research in fiscal year 2022, demonstrating their commitment to discovery and innovation.


Shedding light on invisible disabilities

January 17, 2023

Students with physical disabilities are likely more aware than students with mental health disabilities that accommodations can be made to assist with access to education. At UC, we strive to make the college experience accessible to all and support overall student wellness.


Next, Now Campaign reaches $2 billion

September 12, 2023

The University of Cincinnati Foundation announced that it has raised $2 billion through Next, Now: The Campaign for Cincinnati. The UC and UC Health fundraising campaign has reached its goal in advance of a planned June 2024 close.


Greetings, grace and gratitude

July 25, 2023

A team of UC students, faculty, staff and supporters traveled to East Africa for a service-learning trip across three villages in Tanzania. They returned to campus with a transformational cultural experience and lessons that last a lifetime.


From co-op to CEO

November 13, 2023

Few understand the value of co-op quite like Jeremy Jarrett. Jarrett is president and CEO of Cincinnati-based tech consulting firm Kinetic Vision, a company that has integrated UC co-op students for over 30 years. Jarrett himself got his start at the company through co-op as UC aerospace student in the '90s.

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year in video


The newest Bearcats learn they’ve been accepted into the University of Cincinnati on Decision Day.

34 UC students, faculty, staff and supporters visited Tanzania on a trip organized by the Village Life Outreach Project.

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