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University of Cincinnati Magazine October 2013 : Page 1

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI MAGAZINE We did it. October 2013 After eight years of hard work and dedication, UC finds itself among the top 2 percent of U.S. universi-ties for having raised $1 billion from 100,000 donors. Where does the money go? Who benefits from it? Who donates it? UC Magazine looks at some of the most intriguing stories that surfaced along the way. 12 ‘Proudly Cincinnati’ in national spotlight 14 Advocating for the innocent by Phil Kanet UC’s eight-year campaign concludes with a record $1 billion from 100,000 donors. by Deborah Rieselman Mark Godsey and law students free 16 wrongfully convicted people, thanks to the Rosenthals. by Tom Robinette 20 New Alumni Engineering Learning Center Amazing facility accommodates technology-driven revolution in engineering education. by Dawn Fuller 22 Wooded playland welcomes children to campus Researchers can observe preschoolers having fun in nature. 24 Field-study classes at Miami Whitewater by Tom Robinette Multidisciplinary programs benefit from having classrooms with Mother Nature. by Barbara Blum 26 Photojournalism grad documents an uprising 30 Moving from anguish to admiration Scholarship recipient moves to Turkey as a national revolt begins. One of UC’s first African-American grads, Clark Beck, on how he nearly turned his back on UC. by Greg Hand 32 Significant donor nearly overlooked 34 FETCHLAB’s ‘dog-eared’ research 35 At-risk students beat the odds 36 Prescription for a full life Asa Van Wormer: a simple farmer who funded the Van Wormer Library out of surprising wealth. by Katy Cosse Unusual lab diagnoses and treats hearing-impaired service dogs. by Dawn Fuller Specialized housing lets first-generation students live together to learn ins and outs of UC. by Angela Koenig Millions of pharmacy mishaps avoided, education advanced, thanks to alumnus donor Wuest. Bearcats Sports Departments 2 6 7 42 47 48 37 Hostility to hope: Soccer player a former African refugee 40 Nippert update: $86 million renovation to open in 2015 Letters: Neil Armstrong, Logan Hall, Nippert President Ono: ‘Many folks to thank’ Campus News: Morgens Hall, farewell to Steger Alumni Connections: Homecoming, alumni profiles Alumni Index: Guide to 69 alumni in this issue On Campus Yesterday: 1965, donor Dolly Cohen by John Bach by John Bach

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