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PRESIDENT ’S REPORT O N T H E UNIVERSIT Y O F

CINCINNATI


Our third century will be defined and propelled by a

focused, sustained investment in people. — President Santa J. Ono

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Public University of the Year / The Washington Center No. 3, Up-and-Coming Universities / US News & World Report No. 1, Return on Investment / PolicyMic Innovation and Economic Prosperity Award / Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities

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“University of Cincinnati archaeologists

are... wiping out historic perceptions of how the Romans dined.” — Science Daily

Evidence of consumed shellfish, sea urchin and butchered giraffe suggests a higher-than-expected standard of living among Pompeii’s middle and lower classes. Discovered by faculty in UC’s top-ranked Department of Classics, the findings are part of ongoing, groundbreaking research on life in the doomed city. Adopting the use of iPads in the excavations, UC faculty members are revolutionizing the precise recording of history at Pompeii. The iPad research experiment has

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been featured on the National Geographic Channel as well as on Apple’s website. The researchers found that the handheld computers and their ability to digitally record and immediately communicate information had many advantages over a centuries-honed tradition of archaeological recording on paper.


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UC Classics Deptartment research activity rank (NRC, 2010)


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“The Gen-1 Theme House is to be an anchor as students learn to navigate the university and to be their own advocates.” —The New York Times

N’deye Ba is accustomed to achieving the impossible. Originally from Senegal, Africa, her parents moved to the United States so that she and her siblings would have a better life. She learned English while attending elementary school (her first languages are French and

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Wolof ). And Ba (pictured at right) is the first student to graduate after living in UC’s Gen-1 Theme House, which supports the success of firstgeneration college students. Since opening in 2008, the Gen-1 Theme House has served more than 100 first-generation, Pell-granteligible students. Because those students are considered at high risk for dropping out, UC’s Gen-1 house provides a 24/7 structured living and learning environment plus support services, such as mentoring, tutoring, professional counseling and monitoring of academic performance and social activities.

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The Partner for Achieving School Success (PASS) center in the UC College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH) works to promote equality by providing full access to opportunities that empower youth. In addition to the Gen-1 House, initiatives include the federally-funded GEARUP Scores partnership, which serves 4,700 students in Cincinnati Public Schools, and the Higher Education Mentoring Initiative supporting college-bound youths who age out of foster care.

“I’ve been able to do things that I never imagined.” — N’deye Ba, first Gen-1 Theme House grad

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“The athletes believe they are riding on the

best equipment built.”

— Coach Tuffy Latour (The Washington Times)

Pulling four G’s, head first. That’s how American athlete Matt Antoine raced to a bronze medal finish in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. And he did it using a new and improved skeleton sled with ties to the Structural Dynamics Research Lab in UC’s College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS). Assistant Professor Grant Schaffner (pictured at right) led the design team for the ProtoStar V5 sled in collaboration with CEAS, ProtoStar Engineering, Machintek Corporation, deBotech Inc, and Carpenter Technology. Schaffner traveled to Russia for the competition. Last fall, the sled also earned gold and bronze medals in World Cup competition.

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MPH – typical skeleton sled speed

UC’s Olympic Gold Medalists: Mary Wineberg, track & field / George Wilson, basketball / Jenny Kemp, swimming / Oscar Robertson, basketball

PHOTO: A2 Wind Tunnel

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“We... are looking forward to collaborating

with the University of Cincinnati.” — Thomas Davis, NASA Ames Research Center

UC’S NEW Neil Armstrong Space Science Institute lifted off with an important research partnership with NASA’s Ames Research Center. The institute was unveiled along with a memorial honoring the life of Armstrong, who taught at UC from 1971 to 1979. The Neil Armstrong Space Science Institute will: • Promote interdisciplinary spacebased research and serve as a repository of knowledge and expertise. • Lead educational disciplines related to space science and engineering and encourage students to pursue degrees in those areas. • Manage and preserve space-related research data. U N I V E R S I T Y O F C I N C I N N AT I

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$14.8M NASA-funded awards over the past 15 years

The Space Act Agreement supports collaboration between UC researchers and NASA experts in: Intelligent Systems and Structures / Nanomedicine and Biomedicine / Environment and Sustainability / Analytics and Cyber Security 11 # H O T T E S T C O L L E G E I N A M E R I C A


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“…a steadfast commitment to safety,

clinical excellence and... the patient... ” ­— Association of Air Medical Services

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Getting to the hospital quickly can mean the difference between life and death. UC Health Air Care & Mobile Care, which transports over a thousand patients by helicopter each year, has been named the Program of the Year by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS). This is the industry’s top award for rotor wing and ground medical transport programs. In addition to the patients who are transported by air, each year the mobile care unit provides ground transportation for 10,000 patients in the region.

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Accredited levels: rotor wing, critical care, advanced life support and basic life support


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“Mary’s parasol has been picked up by

Ashley Brown, an adorable ingénue with a voice like a silver bell.” —USA Today

Nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her performance in the title role, UC alumna Ashley Brown and the cast of “Mary Poppins” closed after an impressive six-and-a-half-year run. Over the years since the show opened in 2006, five other graduates of UC’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) appeared in the cast. The well-loved Broadway musical was seen by nearly 4 million audience members over the course of more than 2,600 performances. CCM is internationally recognized as one of the leading conservatories of performing arts and electronic media, with roots dating back to 1867.

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“CCM is the largest single source of performing arts presentations in the State of Ohio.”

Alumni of UC’s College-Conservatory of Music nominated for major Broadway honors (Tony Award, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Theater World, Fred & Adele Astaire Award, Laurence Olivier Award): Rufus Bonds Jr., actor / Justin Bohon, actor / Ryan Breslin, actor / Kim Criswell, actress / Stephen Flaherty, composer / Jason Graae, actor / Lisa Howard, actress / Leslie Kritzer, actress / Aaron Lazar, actor / Kevin McCollum, producer / Marla Mindelle, actress / Pamela Myers, actress / Karen Olivo, actress / Michele Pawk, actress / Faith Prince, actress / Lee Roy Reams, actor / Martin Vidnovic, actor / Tom Viola, director / Savannah Wise, actress / Tony Yazbeck, actor 15 # H O T T E S T C O L L E G E I N A M E R I C A


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“A trip to someplace like Senegal is life changing.

We’re recruiting; we’re training; we’re archiving; we’re figuring out what to do with the research we’ve gathered.” — UC Associate Professor Dale Murray

Safe drinking water, construction of a new school, teacher development and nutrition education are just some of the initiatives of UC’s university-wide service learning program in Tanzania. University of Cincinnati has a long and varied history with the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa ranging from scholarly collaborations and institutional agreements to international faculty exchanges and faculty-led service learning. Faculty in Africana Studies are active in Ghana, Cameroon, Senegal and Tanzania on projects involving languages, immigration and microcredit participation.

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“Partners at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and the University of Cincinnati sought to use a nanotechnology-based apparatus to create a more affordable solar cell.” —Higher Education for Development

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number of UC students from 21 African countries

UC faculty and student activity in SubSaharan Africa: Botswana / Cameroon / Ghana / Kenya / Mozambique / Nigeria / Senegal / South Africa / Tanzania / Zambia

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“There is no better ‘brand champion’

than President Santa Ono. He personifies the mission of the University of Cincinnati.” — Jerry Kathman, President & CEO, LPK

Twitter: 29,851 followers

Facebook: 10,544

Instagram: 4,352

Ryan Meyer @R_M_Photo

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9,381 degrees awarded in 2013

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“UC’s investments in Uptown are models of innovation and demonstrate how a leading urban university can empower a community.” — Beth Robinson, Uptown Consortium, Inc.

$573M

The Uptown area, an economic powerhouse of neighborhoods surrounding UC’s campus, has added 609 residential housing units, 862,000 square feet of office space and 105,000 square feet of retail space. The unique and lively area represents the city’s second-largest employment center. Development is coordinated through the Uptown Consortium, of which UC is a founding partner. Consortium members employ more than 50,000 people and produce an annual economic impact of over $3 billion. The Uptown Consortium recently received a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

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Clifton Heights Community Urban Redevelopment Corryville Community Development University Heights Community Redevelopment Uptown Consortium Uptown Crossing Community Urban Redevelopment Vine Street Community Urban Redevelopment

UC partners with several non-profit corporations responsible for the extensive redevelopment in the neighborhoods surrounding the campus.

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“UC leads the nation in playing hard.” — ESPN Analyst Jay Bilas

Setting a school record for total offense, the 2013 Bearcats football team posted nine wins for the sixth time in seven seasons and played in their seventh bowl game over the past eight years. Since 2007, UC has won 66 football games and four conference championships, made six bowl appearances, including a pair of Bowl Championship Series games, and continually recruited top student-athletes to the university. In men’s basketball, UC played in its 28th NCAA Tournament in 2014. In December 2013, UC broke ground on a major expansion to add premium seating to historic Nippert Stadium. The men’s basketball team started the 2013-14 season 20-2, including a school-record 17-straight wins inside Fifth Third Arena. Led by Head Coach Mick Cronin who earned his 150th career win at UC this season, the Bearcats have been ranked as high as No. 7 nationally and are headed to their fourth-straight NCAA Tournament appearance. Senior guard Sean Kilpatrick became the second UC men’s basketball student-athlete all-time to eclipse the 2,000-point barrier, joining the great Oscar Robertson.

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3.02 student-athlete GPA, fall 2013—eclipsing 3.0 for the 11th straight term

Bearcats Playing in the NFL: Connor Barwin, Philadelphia / Armon Binns, Miami / Brent Celek, Philadelphia / Trent Cole, Philadelphia / Dan Giordano, Arizona / Vidal Hazelton, New York Jets / Sean Hooey, St. Louis / Kevin Huber, Cincinnati / John Hughes, Cleveland / Jason Kelce, Philadelphia / Travis Kelce, Kansas City / Jeff Linkenbach, Kansas City / Isaiah Pead, St. Louis / Adrien Robinson, New York Giants / Jacob Rogers, Washington / JK Schaffer, Cincinnati / Kenbrell Thompkins, New England / Mike Windt, San Diego / Derek Wolfe, Denver 23 #HOTTESTCOLLEGEINAMERICA


UC FIRSTS

PROGRAMS OF STUDY (2012)

First program of cooperative education – Herman Schneider (1906)

Associate: 62

First oral polio vaccine – Albert Sabin

Master’s: 125

First observations leading to the National Weather Service – Cleveland Abbe First antihistamine, Benadryl – George Rieveschl

Baccalaureate: 127

Professional (MD, JD, PharmD): 3

Insanely Luxurious Dorms,” The Fiscal Times

First use of YAG laser to remove brain tumor

11 locations

First bachelor’s degree program in nursing

Holdings: 4.4 million volumes; 70,000 periodicals.

First degree program offered via satellite UC’S COLLEGES McMicken College of Arts and Sciences

Ranked 69th among the Association of Research Libraries Use: 451,815 items circulated; 116,532 reference transactions.

UC Clermont College College-Conservatory of Music College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services College of Engineering and Applied Science College of Law College of Medicine College of Nursing James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy UC Blue Ash College Graduate School CAMPUS Total acreage: 473 Number of buildings: 117 Campus locations: 7

• Lindner MBA program leaped to No. 60, U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 Best Business Schools • Top 10 university fitness centers, Allied Health World. • No. 1 in industrial design and No. 4 in interior design, DesignIntelligence survey of

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employers. • Named a top-tier “Green University,”

College of Allied Health Sciences Carl H. Lindner College of Business

Universities,” U.S. News & World Report • One of the “10 Public Colleges with

LIBRARIES

First safe anti-knock gasoline

• Top tier of the country’s “Best National

Doctoral: 78

First electronic organ – Winston Koch

First emergency medicine residency program

ACCOLADES

ENROLLMENT (2013-2014) 42,656

Princeton University.

UC NOTABLES

Proudly Cincinnati fundraising campaign

President and later Chief Justice William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Nobel Peace Prize winner and U. S. Vice President Charles G. Dawes; Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Walt Handelsman; Doris Twitchell Allen, founder of Children’s International Summer Village; Astronaut Neil Armstrong; soprano Kathleen Battle; Cleveland Abbe, whose work at UC led to the National Weather Service; Eula Bingham, environmental scientist and head of OSHA; Marilyn Gaston, assistant surgeon general; author Thomas Berger; Prima Ballerina Suzanne Farrell; sports greats Sandy Koufax, Oscar Robertson, Jack Twyman and Tony Trabert; architect Michael Graves; artists Tom Wesselmann and Gilbert Young; Tony Award winner Faith Prince; Elwood Jensen, pioneer in breast cancer research

• Twenty-one-point rise in the U.S. News

• Raised more than $1 billion in our historic

& World Report college rankings in just four years • Named No. 1 in the nation for return on investment • Selected Public University of the Year by the Washington Center • Listed No. 3 among “Up and Coming” universities by U. S. News & World Report • Princeton Review’s best college guide for the seventh consecutive year • STARS silver rating for commitment to sustainability, Advancement for Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)


ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION Trending highlights the array of activities and outcomes at the University of Cincinnati, one of the nation’s top public research universities. Here you will see UC collaborating with business and community, expanding the boundaries of art and ideas, applying technology to society’s needs, and more. UC has made great strides in recent years, and Trending demonstrates how we have accelerated our advancement with focused, ambitious and achievable goals. ON THE COVER The “Super Twister” sculpture glows as the sun sets in front of the CARE/Crawley Building at UC’s Academic Health Center campus. CARE/ Crawley opened in August 2008 in a Medical Sciences Building renovation project and was designed by signature architect Erik Sueberkrop, a 1972 graduate of UC’s topranked College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. The sculpture’s ribbons of brushed aluminum wrap around each other and according to the artist, Alice Aycock, create a sense of movement and excitement symbolic of the whirlwind of intellectual energy, inquiry and scientific innovation that takes place inside the building. The artwork was created under the state of Ohio’s Percent for Art legislation, which has funded more than 100 pieces at public buildings since 1990.


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