Richly patterned costumes, energetic dance, food and art from other lands enriched UC's campus during Worldfest in April. The celebration marked a decade on campus with more than a week's worth of events, including a film festival, fashion show, dance instruction, exhibits and guest speakers.
A Woodward High School student confers with a GearUP science tutor to understand more about fingerprint collection. GearUP is a federally funded effort by UC and community partners to help students prepare for college. UC also offers Cincinnati Pride grants to Cincinnati Public School grads, enabling them to attend college tuition-free, if needed.
Painter Arthur Brum was one of three UC fine-arts juniors who won a DAAP Wolfstein Travel Fellowship this year. He saw Brazil; Stacy Searcy walked the Inca trail in Peru, and Daniel O'Connor visited Prague, Czech Republic. The number of UC students studying abroad has risen 15 percent this year, increasing UC's reputation as a study-abroad provider.
A highlight of WorldFest each year is the International Student Festival, where guests enjoy a variety of cultural displays, cuisines, performances and merchandise, all sponsored by the International Student Services Offices.
Groups of international students, such as this one in TUC, are seen more frequently around campus as the university actively explores ways to attract and enroll more students from other countries, resulting in a more cosmopolitan undergraduate experience for all.
A delegation from UC visited 14 universities in China and brought home the first comprehensive agreement with a Chinese university, Shandong University in Jinan. Pictured are planning professor Xinhao Wang, business dean Will McIntosh, law dean Lou Bilionis, CECH associate dean Nelson Vincent (MEd '90, EdD '98), medical college assistant dean Laura Hildreth, vice provost Mitch Leventhal, A&S dean Karen Gould, CAS professor Ben Uwakweh and DAAP associate dean Karen Monzel.
Working to increase undergraduate enrollment for the College of Engineering in India are UC's first two recruiters in that country, Minakshi Basak (left) and Kajori Pal of the Global Reach education agency. A new UC India Alumni Association is already in place.