University of Cincinnati Magazine September 2012 : Page 1

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI MAGAZINE Never pictured September 2012 In this issue, we tell stories of graduates whose paths have gone in unanticipated directions. Some dis-covered within themselves the need to do an about-face in life while others turned on a dime due to unforeseen, even tragic, circumstances. For all, however, it’s been a life of which they never dreamed. 14 Tragedy spurs advocacy by Matthew Dewald A son’s death lands grad on “Food, Inc.” and fighting for safer food. by Deborah Rieselman 19 Remembering Louise Nippert 20 A starlet’s story A look at the modest side of UC’s philanthropic alumna. by Joe Elliott A Hollywood actress left behind the silver screen to teach. by Deborah Rieselman 24 Honoring a brother’s last request 28 Actor to the rescue — of tigers 30 Walking the walk 32 Second chances Holocaust survivor builds bridges of reconciliation. by Barbara Blum Alumnus found his way from stage and screen to wildlife conservation. by Amanda Harper Doc’s career path moved from corporate world to waiting tables to treating cancer. by John Bach UC professors help Cincy’s unemployed re-enter the workforce. by Dawn Fuller 34 Trading the courtroom for a classroom Find out why one grad ditched her legal career to pursue teaching. Bearcat Sports 36 Agent to the pros by Chip Reeves and John Bach One UC grad represents a stable of former Bearcats in the NFL. by John Bach 39 ‘Crosstown’ goes neutral UC and Xavier will continue rivalry game at U.S. Bank Arena. Departments 2 5 12 40 47 48 Letters: Memories of WWII, Neil Armstrong and Ludlow Hall News: Ono interim president; quarters now semesters In Focus: Festival of colors Alumni Connection: More U-turn stories Index to 59 alumni On Campus Yesterday 1955: Remembering Jack Twyman

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