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Leveling the Field in the Weight Room

When University of Cincinnati Industrial Design student Ryan Eder noticed a paraplegic struggling to use exercise equipment he decided to design a machine that would cater to both wheelchair-bound and able-bodied users alike.

Eder's design and idea just landed him the prestigious Best in Show prize at this year's International Design Excellence Awards.

The final "groundbreaking concept" was a machine that could equalize the workout room and make it accessible for those of varying physical abilities.  The machine has two arms that oscillate 180 degrees to accommodate various user heights, and with one-touch buttons the need for manual dexterity is lessened.  The machine also has two retractable hooks that can lock onto any part of a wheelchair in order to stabilize it.

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UC campaign raises $500 million

The "Proudly Cincinnati" fundraising campaign was a bold endeavor when the University of Cincinnati started it back in 2005.  Since that time there has been a major economic downturn which would make one think that it would be difficult to raise the $1 billion goal for the campaign.

The University of Cincinnati has done extraordinarily well so far though and has eclipsed the half way mark with over $500 million raised thus far.

If the university wants to meet its goal it will need to raise the other half of the money by 2013.  Should the pattern hold steady UC should accomplish this goal and be amongst the select universities nation-wide to successfully run a $1 billion fundraising campaign.

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Cincinnati Children's makes U.S. News pediatric hospitals Honor Roll

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center was ranked as one of the top ten pediatric hospitals in the United States by U.S. News in their annual ranking of America's Best Children's Hospitals.

The Honor Roll features only those hospitals ranked in all 10 specialties including caner, diabetes, and endocrine disorders, digestive disorders, heart and heart surgery, kidney disorders, neonatal care, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, respiratory disorders and urology.

Cincinnati Children's ranked as the best hospital for digestive disorders and ranked within the top five for five of the other nine categories.  The hospital ranked in the top ten for nine out of the ten total categories.

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New president will find changes at University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati has experienced dynamic changes over the past several years.  These changes will greet the next president of the nearly 40,000 student university.

The University's main campus has been entirely rebuilt and now boasts one of the most impressive collections of architecture of any university campus, academics and athletics have improved across the board and the university is expecting its largest freshman class ever this year.

Dr. Nancy Zimpher left the University of Cincinnati to take the chancellor position of the State University of New York.

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Cincinnati Zoo attendance skyrockets

The Cincinnati Zoo has seen explosive attendance growth in 2009 when compared to the previous year.  So far in the first five months, of the year, the Zoo has seen a 40% increase in attendance which totals up to more than 370,000 visitors so far.

Those numbers include the second-best April and May attendance in zoo history.  May 23 also marked the highest attendance of any May day in history with nearly 13,000 people visiting the zoo.

The Zoo recently opened a new main entrance off of Vine Street and credit this for some of the increase in attendance.  They also said that an aggressive marketing campaign and a variety of national rankings putting the Cincinnati Zoo as one of the best zoos for families in the country.

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Cincinnati to receive awards for Climate Action Plan

Cincinnati will host the 9th annual Green Energy Ohio Meeting at the CARE/Crawley Building on the campus of the University of Cincinnati on Friday, May 29th.

At the meeting Cincinnati will be recognized as the 2008 Clean Energy Community of the Year.  Efforts from the University of Cincinnati, Duke Energy, Cincinnati State Community & Technical College and the City of Cincinnati led to the selection.

One of the primary forces behind the award is the City's aggressive Climate Protection Action Plan combined with innovative energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.

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Hebrew Union College to stay open

Financial pressures led the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, the nation's oldest institution for training rabbis, cantors and educators of Reform Judaism, to consider the option of closing one or more of its three U.S. campuses.

School officials have now announced that its board of governors adopted a move to overhaul operations with the help of technology and innovation that will save the New York, Los Angeles and Cincinnati campuses.

"This is a big, big victory for Cincinnati and the state of Ohio," said Dick Weiland, a lobbyist and former member of the school's advisory board.  The Hebrew Union College was founded in Cincinnati in 1875 and was the first location.  The campus has roughly 100 students at its Clifton campus.

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Cincinnati announces new women's basketball coach

The University of Cincinnati's women's basketball team has struggled since entering the extremely competitive Big East Conference.  Their latest coaching change looks to remedy that by inserting one of the conference's most successful assistant coaches into the UC head coaching position.

Jamelle Elliott has not yet had the role of a head-coaching position, but she has spent the last 12 seasons as an assistant coach at Connecticut learning from one of women's basketball's most successful head-coaches in Geno Auriemma.

Elliott helped lead the UConn Huskies to their 1995 unbeaten season and is now the second assistant coach from UConn to move up to a head-coaching position in as many years.

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Nancy Zimpher says farewell to Cincinnati

Cincinnati was the place former University of Cincinnati President Nancy Zimpher called home for the past six years.  During that time the University improved its balance books, academic standing, enrollment and campus safety.

Dr. Zimpher now prepares for her next task as the Chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY).  Dr. Zimpher will be challenged to bring her talents to the nation's largest university system.

The guest column, from Zimpher, looks back on her time at the University of Cincinnati and reflects on her personal experiences and points of pride during her six-year tenure.

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UC dancers on top of the world

Coming off of their fourth national championship in six years for hip-hop dance, the University of Cincinnati Dance Team was selected to represent the United States in the first-ever International Cheer Union’s World Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, Florida.

The UC Dance Team was there with teams from more than 40 countries competing in dance and cheer events.  The result was impressive as the team swept all three categories and took home gold medals in jazz dance, hip-hop and freestyle dance.

The team is made up of 17 students that come from all over the country to be a part of the University of Cincinnati’s now internationally acclaimed dance team.  The team also boasts an overall grade point average of 3.4.

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UC assistant professor wins Stroke Leadership Prize

Dr. Matthew Flaherty, assistant professor of neurology at the University of Cincinnati, is being awarded the 2009 Michael S. Pessin Stroke Leadership Prize for his research in stroke treatment.

Flaherty is being recognized for his leadership in the STOP-IT Study, a test to help doctors predict which patients who suffer a stroke with bleeding in the brain will experience further bleeding.

As part of the study, patients are given either a fast-acting drug to stop the bleeding or a placebo.

"While there are no proven, effective treatments for intracerebral hemorrhage, the model being evaluated in the STOP-IT Study may eventually lead to a medical treatment that improves outcomes for stoke patients," Flaherty tells UC HealthNews.

Flaherty will receive the award during the 61st annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, currently underway in Seattle.

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'CBS Sunday Morning' to film at CCM

CBS Sunday Morning is in town next week to shoot interviews and footage of piano lessons, recitals and “Pianopalooza,” a piano concert at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. CCM recently invested in 165 Steinway pianos as part of a record-breaking, $4 million deal to make CCM an All-Steinway School.

The deal marks the single largest sale in the history of Steinway & Sons.

“CBS Sunday Morning” number one Sunday morning news program, with a viewing audience of 5.03 million.  

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Edith J. Crawley vision research lab dedicated at UC

The Edith J. Crawley Vision Science Research laboratory on the University of Cincinnati medical campus was dedicated on April 7.

Located on the fifth floor of the CARE/Crawley Building, the larger laboratory space includes state-of-the-art equipment that will help scientists advance research in eye-related diseases.

According to Dr. James Augburger, chair of the department of ophthalmology, they now have more than double their previous space -- allowing them to recruit additional scientists and work on finding treatments for such maladies as macular degeneration and glaucoma.

The new space was made possible by Crawley's 2003 bequest to the department of $12 million to be used to research visual disorders in older adults.

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Hamilton County taxes lower than its peers

A recent Forbes survey finds that Hamilton County's property tax rate is the lowest, as a percentage of income, of Ohio's six largest urban areas, says Hamilton County Commissioner David Pepper.

In his PepTalk blog, Pepper says that there are misconceptions about the county's tax rate, but that it's actually relatively low when compared to other metropolitan areas against which it competes for jobs, businesses, and talent.

The Forbes survey found that Hamilton County's property tax rate as a percentage of income was 26 percent lower than Cuyahoga County (Cleveland), 16 percent lower than Franklin County (Columbus), and 8.5 percent lower than Summit County (Akron).

Hamilton County's sales tax was also the lowest of the top six urban counties, tied with Summit County.

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Cincinnati Children's continues rapid growth

While others have slowed or stopped their hiring, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center continues its 12-year growth spurt under CEO James Anderson.

Since June 2008, the hospital has added 800 new employees to bring their total workforce to 11,400 people, a number that Anderson attributes to the hospital's focus on improving outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Competition has been so heavy for registered nurses, patient care assistants, customer service representatives, research fellows and residents, and administrative assistants that Children's has stopped participating in job fairs.

The growth has also occurred as Anderson has built the hospital into a world-class institution, increasing research revenue and more than quadrupling the facility's operating budget.

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