University of Cincinnati Magazine October 2009 : IFC

“If man is to survive, he will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures. He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life’s exciting variety, not something to fear.” — Gene Roddenberry, 1921-91, screenwriter, producer, “Star Trek” creator Editor, Deborah Rieselman Associate editor, John Bach Assistant editor, Amanda Chalifoux Art director, Dawn High Academic Health Center writer, Katy Cosse Medical Breakthroughs editor, Amanda Harper Photographers, Lisa Ventre, Dottie Stover, Ashley Kempher, Jay Yocis, Dan Davenport, David Collins 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, HonDoc ’09 Contacting us Phone: 513-556-3001 Fax: 513-556-3237 E-mail: Deb.Rieselman@UC.edu Mail: UC Magazine University of Cincinnati P.O. Box 210141 Cincinnati, OH 45221-0141 Address Gina Christensen, 513-556-6287 corrections: 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, OH 45221-0141. All rights reserved. Vol. 39 No. 1 UC4101 Above: Visiting Scholar Aliya Tolegenova and her husband, Darkhan Zamanbeker, of Kazakhstan, at UC’s 2009 Worldfest International Student Festival in April. See page 14 for a related story and page 48 for a look at a past UC international event. Opposite: UC welcomed its 27th president, Gregory Williams, on Sept. 9. Due to start on Nov. 1, Williams has been the president of City College of New York since 2001. See story on page 6. On the cover: UC students Lilian Jelimo and Solomon Kessio brought their Kalenjin tribal gar- ments with them from Kenya when they were recruit- ed to run for the Bearcats. See story on page 20. cover design/Dawn High cover photo/Andrew Higley photo/Lisa Ventre

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