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University of Cincinnati

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Motto Juncta Juvant
(Latin for "Strength in Unity")
Established 1819
Type Public (state university)
Endowment $1.185 billion[1]
President Dr. Nancy Zimpher
Faculty 5,424
Staff 4,276
Students 36,415
Undergraduates 26,824
Postgraduates 8,420
Alumni 208,225
Location Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Campus 473 acres/Urban
Colors Red and black           
Mascot Bearcats
Affiliations Big East Conference
Website www.uc.edu
University of Cincinnati current logo

The University of Cincinnati is a coeducational public research university in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ranked as one of America’s top 25 public research universities and in the top 50 of all American research universities,[2] UC has an annual enrollment of approximately 35,000 students — thus making it one of the 100 largest universities in the U.S. It offers nearly 600 programs of study, ranging from 2-year Associate's Degrees to Doctoral and post-doctorate education. For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... quagmire:For alternate meanings see state university (disambiguation). ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... “USD” redirects here. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Nancy L. Zimpher has served as President of the University of Cincinnati since 2003. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... “Old girl” redirects here. ... “Cincinnati” redirects here. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... This article is about the unit of measure known as the acre. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... The Cincinnati Bearcats are the NCAA athletic teams representing the University of Cincinnati. ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Image File history File links Uc150px. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of males and females at the same school facilities. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ... “Cincinnati” redirects here. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ...

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History

McMicken Hall on the main campus.
McMicken Hall on the main campus.

In 1819, Cincinnati College and the Medical College of Ohio were founded in Cincinnati upon the suggestion and with the funds of local benefactors such as Dr. Daniel Drake who went before the Ohio Legislature in January 1819 and sought a charter for the Medical College of Ohio, the second medical school to be founded west of the Allegheny Mountains, and William Lytle of the Lytle family of Cincinnati. Image File history File links w:University of Cincinnati, taken by user:Steinsky, August 19th 2005. ... Image File history File links w:University of Cincinnati, taken by user:Steinsky, August 19th 2005. ... The McMicken College of Arts and Sciences is a liberal arts college of the University of Cincinnati. ... Daniel Drake (1785-1852) was an American physician. ... The Lytle family of Cincinnati are considered to be Cincinnatis first family. ...


In 1870, due to the estate of Charles McMicken, money was left to the City of Cincinnati to establish the University of Cincinnati, absorbing Cincinnati College. While the Medical College of Ohio was loosely affiliated with UC from about 1896, it joined with a splinter medical school, Miami Medical College, to form the Ohio-Miami Medical Department of the University of Cincinnati in 1909, several months prior to Abraham Flexner's visit. UC would again add another independent organization to its roster of colleges when it absorbed the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 1962. UC became a "municipally-sponsored, state-affiliated" institution in 1968. During this time, UC was the second-oldest and second-largest municipal university in the country. It became one of Ohio's state universities in 1977. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UC as a Research University-Very High Research Activity. Abraham Flexner (November 13, 1866-September 21, 1959) was an American educator. ... The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music is the performing arts college of the University of Cincinnati. ... The phrase state university may refer to: A university that is part of a particular state university system of the United States; each U.S. state has its own system. ... Carnagie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching was founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1905 and chartered in 1906 by an Act of Congress. ...


Professional Practice Program

UC is the originator of the co-operative education (co-op) model. The program generally consists of alternating periods of coursework on campus and outside work at a host firm, giving students up to two years of relevant work experience by the time they graduate. The concept was invented at UC in 1906 by Herman Schneider, Dean of the College of Engineering at the time. Ranked third in the U.S., UC's Professional Practice (Co-op) Program is the largest co-op program at any public institution in the United States with nearly 5,000 participating students at over 2,000 companies in 43 countries. Cooperative education is a structured method of combining academic education with practical work experience. ...


Academic profile

Students and Cincinnati residents gather for live music and events at "Worldfest," one of several community events organized by the university.
Students and Cincinnati residents gather for live music and events at "Worldfest," one of several community events organized by the university.

The university comprises several colleges: Image File history File linksMetadata 060429086_usoh_uc_tuc_jpg. ... Image File history File linksMetadata 060429086_usoh_uc_tuc_jpg. ...

UC is also the home of the Institute for Policy Research. It is a multidisciplinary research organization which opened in 1971. It performs a variety of surveys and polls on public opinion throughout Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, primarily through telephone surveys. The University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center is a healthcare center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a major source of education, medical care, and research in Greater Cincinnati. ... The McMicken College of Arts and Sciences is a liberal arts college of the University of Cincinnati. ... The Bronze Age is a period in a civilizations development when the most advanced metalworking has developed the techniques of smelting copper from natural outcroppings and alloys it to cast bronze. ... Classical antiquity is a broad term for a long period of cultural history centered on the Mediterranean Sea, which begins roughly with the earliest-recorded Greek poetry of Homer (7th century BC), and continues through the rise of Christianity and the fall of the Western Roman Empire (5th century AD... Operations management is an area of business that is concerned with the production of goods and services, and involves the responsibility of ensuring that business operations are efficient and effective. ... For the magazine, see Marketing (magazine). ... The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music is the performing arts college of the University of Cincinnati. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... The University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, commonly referred to as DAAP, is a college of the University of Cincinnati. ... It has been suggested that Interior decoration be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about building architecture. ... Industrial design is an applied art whereby the aesthetics and usability of products may be improved for marketability and production. ... The story of graphic design spans the history of humankind from the caves of Lascaux to the dazzling neons of Ginza. ... Urban planning is concerned with the ordering and design of settlements, from the smallest towns to the worlds largest cities. ... Teachers College building on the main campus The University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services is a college of the University of Cincinnati. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... Classic Hammond B-3 organ. ... The University of Cincinnati College of Law is the fourth oldest continually running law school in the United States and a founding member of the Association of American Law Schools. ... For other persons named William Howard Taft, see William Howard Taft (disambiguation). ... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... A Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is the head judge in a supreme court. ... The University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center is a healthcare center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a major source of education, medical care, and research in Greater Cincinnati. ... For the record label, see Hospital Records. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Poliomyelitis (polio), or infantile paralysis, is a viral paralytic disease. ... A vaccine is an antigenic preparation used to establish immunity to a disease. ... Diphenhydramine hydrochloride (trade name Benadryl, as produced by J&J, or Dimedrol outside the U.S. & Canada. ... Diphenhydramine hydrochloride (trade name Benadryl®, or Dimedrol outside the US) is an over-the-counter (OTC) antihistamine and sedative. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... , This article is about the university in Oxford, Ohio. ... The University of Dayton is a private Catholic university operated by the Society of Mary located in Dayton, Ohio. ... The University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center is a healthcare center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a major source of education, medical care, and research in Greater Cincinnati. ... The University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center is a healthcare center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a major source of education, medical care, and research in Greater Cincinnati. ... There are several uses of the word survey. ...


International Activities

The university has a large, diverse international student body, with approximately 22,000 students drawn from dozens of countries. The largest number of foreign students are from India, followed by China. Most international students study at the graduate level, although the university is now aggressively recruiting more talented students into undergraduate fields. To this end, UC is now creating a network of official representatives to assist interested students.


A number of new international activities are positioning UC as a leading international innovator among US universities. UC is the first American university to benchmark its international student services, using an instrument known as the International Student Barometer (ISB). In the Fall 2006 survey, UC benchmarked with the highest overall international student satisfaction score among the 40 participating institutions.


UC is also among the first universities to pilot the new Standards for Education Abroad, created by the Forum for Education Abroad. UC recently initiated a strategy of "comprehensive engagement" with key foreign institutions. The first of these with which a formal agreement was signed was Shandong University, of Jinan, China. In addition to developing a range of activities across their many colleges, the two universities have agreed to create a Joint Center for Urban Research, with offices on both campuses. UC's new COSMIC database (Cincinnati Online System for Managing International Collaboration) provides a view of its international relationships [4].


Athletics

Main article: Cincinnati Bearcats

The school's athletic teams are known as the "Bearcats" and, since July 1, 2005, they have been members of the Big East Conference. They were previously members of Conference USA, a conference of which they were a founding member. The Cincinnati Bearcats are the NCAA athletic teams representing the University of Cincinnati. ... Image File history File links C-paw. ... Binomial name Arctictis binturong (Raffles, 1821) The Arctictis binturong, also known as the Malay civet cat, the binturong, the Asian bearcat, and the Palawan bearcat, is neither a bear nor a cat but is a type of civet of the family Viverridae. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ... Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. ...


The university's most well-known rivalries are with Miami University, the University of Louisville and Xavier University. UC is known for its rich tradition in basketball. The Bearcats won the NCAA national championship in 1961 and 1962, both times against Ohio State. Notable athletic alumni include: Baseball Hall of Famers Sandy Koufax and Miller Huggins, Basketball Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson, Boston Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis, Denver Nuggets forward Kenyon Martin and tennis great Tony Trabert. , This article is about the university in Oxford, Ohio. ... The University of Louisville (also known as U of L) is a public, state-supported university located in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. ... Xavier University is a private, Jesuit, co-educational Catholic university in the United States located in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ... Sanford Koufax (IPA pronunciation: /kofæks/) (born Sanford Braun, on December 30, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American left-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1955 to 1966. ... Miller James Huggins (March 27, 1879 – September 25, 1929), nicknamed Mighty Mite, was a Major League Baseball player and manager. ... Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24, 1938 in Charlotte, Tennessee), nicknamed The Big O, is a former American NBA player with the Cincinnati Royals and the Milwaukee Bucks. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Kevin Edmund Youkilis (born March 15, 1979, in Cincinnati, Ohio), nicknamed Youk and The Greek God of Walks, is an American first baseman and right-handed batter who plays for the Boston Red Sox. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... Kenyon Lee Martin (born December 30, 1977 in Saginaw, Michigan), is an American professional basketball player. ... Marion Anthony Trabert (born August 16, 1930 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former star tennis player and longtime tennis author, TV commentator, instructor, and motivation speaker. ...


Besides its varsity sports, the university also has a diverse number of intercollegiate club sports teams, and has recently passed legislation to distinguish some clubs as Club Varsity. The athletic facilities at UC include Marge Schott Stadium, Armory Fieldhouse, Fifth Third Arena, Nippert Stadium, Ben and Dee Gettler Soccer Stadium, and Richard E. Lindner Varsity Village. Armory Fieldhouse is an on-campus facility located at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Fifth Third Arena is a 13,176-seat multi-purpose arena in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, named for Fifth Third Bank. ... Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio is the University of Cincinnatis football stadium, home to their Bearcats football team in rudimentary form since 1902, and as a complete stadium since 1924. ...


Student life

The Student Activities & Leadership Development office oversees over 300 registered student organizations, including over 35 social fraternities and sororities. While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for... While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for...

The Campus Recreation Center, designed by Thom Mayne, opened in 2006.
The Campus Recreation Center, designed by Thom Mayne, opened in 2006.

Around 3,500 people live on campus in undergraduate, graduate, and family housing. UC Housing & Food Services manages seven undergraduate residence halls: Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 819 KB) The Campus Recreation Center at the University of Cincinnati, designed by Thom Mayne of Morphosis. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 819 KB) The Campus Recreation Center at the University of Cincinnati, designed by Thom Mayne of Morphosis. ... Thom Mayne (image courtesy Morphosis Thom Mayne (b. ... A halls of residence, British English (almost always halls and not hall) or a residence hall (North American English) is a type of residential accommodation for large numbers of students. ...

  • Calhoun Hall
  • Campus Recreation Center Housing (CRC)
  • Dabney Hall
  • Daniels Hall
  • Siddall Hall
  • Jefferson Complex consisting of Schneider Hall and Turner Hall.

Two off-campus university-affiliated (but not university-managed) housing options were introduced in 2005: Stratford Heights and University Park Apartments. On-campus graduate and family housing is available in the Scioto-Morgens Complex.[5]


UC Housing & Food Services also runs two award winning dining centers: Center Court and MarketPointe. Several other eateries are available on campus.


Architecture

Vontz Center for Molecular Studies, designed by Frank Gehry, is part of the medical campus.
Vontz Center for Molecular Studies, designed by Frank Gehry, is part of the medical campus.
The Engineering Research Center, designed by UC Alumnus Michael Graves, was designed to look like a 4-cylinder engine.
The Engineering Research Center, designed by UC Alumnus Michael Graves, was designed to look like a 4-cylinder engine.

The university has had a strategic plan for the last decade for new architecture to be built by "signature architects." UC itself has an outstanding architecture and design program, and the efforts to have these famous architects design new campus buildings have encouraged students to attend the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP). Image File history File links Vontz Center for Molecular Studies, w:University of Cincinnati, by w:Frank Gehry. ... Image File history File links Vontz Center for Molecular Studies, w:University of Cincinnati, by w:Frank Gehry. ... Frank Owen Gehry (born Ephraim Owen Goldberg, February 28, 1929) is a Pritzker Prize winning architect based in Los Angeles, California. ... The University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center is a healthcare center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a major source of education, medical care, and research in Greater Cincinnati. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... -1... The University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, commonly referred to as DAAP, is a college of the University of Cincinnati. ...

-1... Installation art by Peter Eisenman in the courtyard of Castelvecchio Museum in Verona, Italy, Entitled: Il giardino dei passi perduti, (The garden of the lost steps) Peter Eisenman (born August 11, 1932 in Newark, New Jersey) is one of the foremost practitioners of deconstructivism in American architecture. ... Henry N. Cobb (born 1926 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American architect and founding partner in Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, an international architectural firm based in New York City. ... The Gehry tower in Hannover Frank Owen Gehry (born Ephraim Goldberg on February 28, 1929) is an architect known for his interesting use of metal sheathing for his buildings. ... Charles Gwathmey (b. ... Piazza dItalia, New Orleans Charles Willard Moore (October 31, 1925 in Benton Harbor, Michigan – December 16, 1993 in Austin, Texas) was an American architect, educator, writer, and winner of the AIA Gold Medal in 1991. ... Morphosis is a Santa Monica based architectural firm, founded in 1972 by Thom Mayne and Michael Rotondi, who left in 1991. ... Thom Mayne (image courtesy Morphosis Thom Mayne (b. ... Bernard Tschumi (born January 25, 1944 Lausanne, Switzerland) is an architect, writer, and educator. ...

Famous alumni

See: List of University of Cincinnati people

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References

  1. ^ http://www.uc.edu/about/ucfactsheet.html#endowment
  2. ^ http://mup.asu.edu/research.html
  3. ^ UC website citation of I.D. Magazine

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