Lucas would probably prefer to be chasing a stick, but he patiently allows veterinary technology students Elizabeth Schreck and Melissa Sundbye to finish their exam at UC's Raymond Walters College, where the veterinary technology associate degree is offered.
"Tea Time in the Garden" won a gold medal for UC's horticulture program at the Cincinnati Flower Show in April. Five horticulture students from the College of Applied Science had an unusual learning opportunity in helping staff and faculty install 36 varieties of annuals, perennials and woody plants. Thomas Fryman, UC adjunct assistant professor, designed the garden. UC horticulture adjunct Holly Hawkins was also crucial to the success of the project.
One of only five painters to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship this year is Frank Herrmann, professor of fine art at UC's highly ranked College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. The fellowship's cash prize will allow him to travel and study more about the Asmat people of New Guinea, whose carvings and bold patterns have influenced his work.
Ott created a collection in matte jersey, modeled here by sophomore Kim Burgas. He also designed his own signature line while on a co-op assignment. His mantra: "Keep it simple."
Maestro Paavo Jarvi of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra conducts a practice session with the Philharmonia Orchestra, CCM's premier orchestral ensemble. The philharmonia's student musicians have opportunities to participate in national and international tours, recording sessions and CCM opera performances.
Four seniors at UC's College of Applied Science built this Formula race car "from scratch" as their Mechanical Engineering Technology senior project. Student team leader Matt Pucke, an experienced autocross driver, served as designer and drive-train engineer. He expects the car to excel in autocross competition, with 170 horsepower and only 720 pounds to accelerate.
DAAP fine arts students can experience what it takes to replicate their original three-dimensional pieces as bronze or aluminum sculptures. After the metal is heated to 2,000 degrees, students carefully fill the negative forms they've built, wait for cooling, then crack open the forms for finishing touches.
Geology professor Dave Meyer is fascinated by prehistoric life forms, like this trilobite fossil. U.S. News & World Report ranks UC's graduate program in paleontology No. 7 in the nation.
A medical student searches for information in the College of Medicine Health Sciences Library. Students have access there to numerous electronic resources, including statewide databases through OhioLINK, full-text books and journals and a Scopus database of scientific and scholarly abstracts. For the past five years, University Libraries has been ranked among the top 50 research libraries in the U.S. by the Association of Research Libraries.
Assistant professor Anureet Bajaj (right) is the only physician in the Tristate who offers immediate breast reconstruction to women who've survived breast cancer. Patients appreciate Bajaj's approach because it uses their own tissue, not an implant, and results appear more natural.
An archivist walks through the Medical Heritage Library's collection of rare and historic books — a primary source for medical research. For example, scientists come from around the world to study the papers of UC's polio-vaccine developer Albert Sabin. Others enjoy the world's largest medical book or the battlefield letters of a Civil War nurse.
UC's graduate students in urban educational leadership get their information straight from the experts. President Nancy Zimpher and her spouse, research professor Ken Howey, collaborated during spring quarter to team-teach a seminar. Although this was the first time that President Zimpher had taught a quarter-long class at UC, she frequently makes presentations and guest lectures before students. And academic collaboration is familiar territory for the president and her husband. In 2004, the couple co-edited "University Leadership in Urban School Renewal," with chapters written by 14 presidents and chancellors of U.S. urban universities. The book made the case that urban school renewal must be a leadership priority for presidents and chancellors of universities and colleges.
Before coming to the College-Conservatory of Music two years ago to teach keyboard, Awadagin Pratt had performed with the world's top orchestras, at the White House twice, on numerous television programs and in the studio, recording CDs and a movie soundtrack. CCM's music program ranks sixth in the nation; the music conducting program, fifth; and music composition for orchestra/symphony, ninth, according to rankings by U.S. News and World Report.
Mozart's melodic masterpiece "Don Giovanni" is among the operas CCM presented in its 2005-06 season, along with nearly 1,000 instrumental, voice and theater performances. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked the CCM opera-voice program third best in the nation.
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