University of Cincinnati Magazine April 2013 : Page 1

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI MAGAZINE Inside Stories April 2013 In this issue, we share things you probably never knew about UC’s newest president, the university’s most famous faculty member, a Ludlow Avenue dorm, an elephant on campus, unusual campus research and more than you ever thought to wonder about. 12 Getting to know Santa Ono by John Bach New UC president brings new attitude, energy and Twitter to university’s highest office. by Deborah Rieselman 18 Neil Armstrong: Recalling a reluctant hero 22 Pot of gold closer than you think 26 Life in a Hitler labor camp Long-forgotten and never-told anecdotes of a beloved professor. by Kevin Grace University Archives is a treasure trove of inside stories, documents, photos. by Deborah Rieselman Student and alumna spent summer in Hitler’s labor camp so they could write about it. 30 Uncovering Academic Health Center research 34 The Taft influence by Dama Ewbank Sky-high chamber, wearable robotics, home-like dementia clinic among unusual research. One Cincinnati family’s long-lived impact on UC, the community and beyond. Bearcat Sports 36 Football program welcomes Coach Tommy T 37 Upgrading Nippert with premium seats 40 Story behind Nippert Stadium name by John Bach by Barbara Blum “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” —Neil Armstrong Departments 2 3 6 10 24 42 47 48 President Ono: Information vs. knowledge Letters: Thoughts on Holocaust, Ludlow Hall Campus News: Rankings, farewell to Winkler Proudly Cincinnati: Campaign hits $1 billion In Focus: Engineering Week escapades Alumni Connections: Athletic tutor, Ono’s tour Alumni Index: Guide to 48 alumni in this issue On Campus Yesterday: 1902, elephant moves in photo/Buzz Aldrin, courtesy of NASA

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