“Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God.” — Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007), “Cat’s Cradle” photo/Dan Davenport Above: One of the most artistic spaces at UC is on the Medical Campus. The sloping walls and angled windows of the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies were designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry and named one of “The 50 Most Amazing Examples of College Architecture” by Top Colleges Online in 2012. At the foot of the steps, a sculpture appears to have blown off a giant tree: “Belief,” created by sculptor Terry Allen. On the cover: “Super Twister” is the name of New York artist Alice Aycock’s 20-foot-tall sculpture installed late last year on the front terrace of the CARE/Crawley Building, attached to the Medical Sciences Building. The sculptor said the piece was symbolic of a whirlwind of intellectual energy and inquiry. Editor Deborah Rieselman, Deb.Rieselman@UC.edu Associate editor John Bach, John.Bach@UC.edu Art director Dawn High, DAAP ’97 Photography director Lisa Ventre, DAAP ’84, M (Bus) ’07 Contributing editor Barbara Blum Medical news editor Dama Ewbank, M (Bus) ’11 University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono “UC Magazine” is the official university magazine, mailed to donors, alumni supporters, full-time faculty and staff. Published two times a year by University Relations Vice president Greg Vehr Associate vice president Greg Hand, A&S ’74 Academic Health Center asst. vice president Richard Puff Partially funded by the UC Foundation and the UC Alumni Association UC Foundation president Rod Grabowski UCAA executive director Jennifer Heisey, A&S ’97 Address Gina Christensen, 513-556-6287 corrections: Gina.Christensen@UC.edu Contacting the magazine staff Phone: 513-556-3001 Email: magazine@UC.edu Mail: UC Magazine University of Cincinnati PO Box 210141 Cincinnati, OH 45221-0141 p. 30 No part of this magazine may be reproduced without prior permission of the editors. Copyright © 2014 by the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0141. All rights reserved. Vol. 44, No. 1 UC5954 cover design/Dawn High cover photo/Lisa Ventre twitter.com/UofCincymag facebook.com/UCMagazine Go Digital with UC Magazine If you would prefer to receive UC Magazine electronically rather than in print, please fill out the form at www.magazine.uc.edu/godigital.