University of Cincinnati Magazine January 2009 : Page 2
“Coming to the University of Cincinnati was the best thing that ever happened to me. I always felt it was very important to be able to give back to someone who’s given something to you and create a better quality of life for those following you.” — Brig Owens, Ed ‘65, HonDoc ‘08, former All-American football player for UC, 13-year NFL veteran Editor, Deborah Rieselman Associate editor, John Bach Assistant editor, Amanda Hughes Art director, Dawn High Academic Health Center writer, Dama Kimmon Medical Breakthroughs editor, Amanda Harper Photographers, Lisa Ventre, Dottie Stover, Lisa Britton, Andrew Higley, Ashley Kempher, Jay Yocis, Dan Davenport, David Collins, Brett Hansbauer Published by University Relations Vice president, Greg Vehr Associate vice president, Greg Hand Academic Health Center PR director, Richard Puff “UC Magazine,” published three times a year, is mailed to donors, dues-paying members of the alumni association, full- time faculty and staff , as well as other university supporters. Sponsored by the University of Cincinnati Foundation Foundation president, Michael Carroll Board chairman, Jeffrey Williams, DAAP ’75 Contacting us: Phone: 513-556-3001 Fax: 513-556-3237 TRACKING TRAFFIC A sample of most-viewed recent features at www.magazine.uc.edu 1. UC rankings report How we stack up nationally 2. UC’s famous alumni Grads in movies, TV and sports 3. Video of football coach Brian Kelly Bearcats leader on the day he was hired 4. UC creates community connections Students reach out to neighbors 5. Campus construction gallery See how UC has changed ((( UC ))) Go to www.magazine.uc.edu/extra for links to these features and more. What makes UC proud? January 2009 E-mail: Deb.Rieselman@UC.edu Mail: UC Magazine University of Cincinnati P.O. Box 210141 Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0141 Address corrections: Gina Christensen, 513-556-6287 Gina.Christensen@UC.edu No part of this magazine may be reproduced without prior permission of the editors. Copyright © 2009 by the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0141. All rights reserved. cover design/Dawn High cover photo/Brett Hansbauer Vol. 38 No. 2 UC3868 On the cover: UC senior defensive end Connor Barwin hoists the Big East trophy following the Bearcats win over Syracuse at Nippert Stadium. UC lost just one conference game all year, earning its spot as a Bowl Championship Series team at the Orange Bowl. See more on page 10. Opposite page, according to page numbers: 10 — Historic football season puts Bearcats in their first Bowl Championship Series game. 13 — New dome on Van Wormer is just one of many campus renovations. 22 — UC researchers strive to save lives on battlefields. 34 — Alumna Mary Wineberg shows off her Olympic gold medal at Homecoming.