As our regular readers know, Robert Probst usually authors this section to share the latest from our college. But I am filling in for him this time so I could relay some fantastic news to you.
Earlier this year, UC's provost and President Santa Ono recommended Robert Probst for a five-year reappointment as dean of DAAP! They noted that under Robert's leadership, DAAP has continued to gain global recognition while its academic programs routinely rank among the top in the nation.
In other news, it’s hard to believe how fast the summer is flying by. We have already held DAAP Summer Camps, which saw more than 120 high school students from 25 states (and as far away as Singapore) come together to experience a week living the life of a college design student.
Their days were spent in studios and taking field trips relating to their majors, and they also were given the opportunity to meet industry partners and have their questions answered. The week ended with a mini DAAPworks and camp graduation for friends and family, which drew more than 300 people.
In addition, we enjoyed connecting with alumni in Chicago and Denver during the past month. Our Chicago event was held on June 13 and made possible by the Chicagoans for Cincy! committee. The DAAP faculty (led by Craig Vogel) lit up imaginations with insightful stories about their latest research and creative endeavors.
Meanwhile, alumni attending the AIA convention in Denver attended an event hosted by Jerry Larson. We celebrated Anton Harfmann’s receipt of the BIM Award and the elevation of two DAAP alumni -- Mark Hutker ('82) and John Rogers ('79) -- into the AIA College of Fellows. We also introduced and celebrated Victoria Meyers as the first David Niland Chair holder.
There’s still time to join us for at least one more event this summer! We will return to Chicago August 22 for a School of Design Alumni Reception. You can RSVP here or look in ‘Upcoming Events’ for more details.
Thank you for your continued involvement and support of DAAP.
Support the Jane Alden Stevens Art Materials Fund
Do you remember when you were a student and it seemed as if you never had enough money for art supplies? In honor of Professor Jane Alden Stevens, who is retiring from UC this month after 31 years of service, the Jane Alden Stevens Art Materials fund has been established to provide crucial funding for qualified undergraduate art students.
Your support of this initiative will ensure students can buy the materials and supplies they need while also acknowledging Professor Stevens’ dedicated service, teaching and research as a faculty member. Donate online today and make sure to note that your gift supports the Jane Alden Stevens Art Materials Fund. Thank you for your generosity and support of Professor Stevens!
UC Makes History Twice…Thanks to You!
In February of this year, UC surpassed its goal of one billion dollars raised through the Proudly Cincinnati Campaign. This accomplishment put UC in the select company of U.S. universities to raise $1 billion – but we weren’t done yet! President Santa Ono challenged the UC community to rally around a short term goal of generating 100,000 donors to the campaign by June 30. Despite needing to attract nearly 8,000 new donors over four months, the UC community stepped up and made the new goal a reality.
Thanks to donors like you, UC finished the Proudly Cincinnati Campaign with more than $1.05 billion raised and more than 100,000 unique donors. These gifts funded hundreds of new scholarships, enhanced facilities and programs, and set the stage for even greater success in the future.
Click here to learn more about the campaign, and show your continued support by donating online.
Student's Tire Design is on a Roll, Ranks in Top 100 of More than 11,000 International Contest Entries
A futuristic tire design by UC student Scott Lenkowsky recently placed in the top 100, out of more than 11,000 international entries, in the prestigious iF Product Design Award competition.
Video Works by Architecture Students Win Awards
Two groups of UC graduate architecture students recently either won or received recognition in national video contests.
Students' Art to be Part of Renovated Pediatric Care Space at Children’s Hospital
Art created by UC students will soon be integrated into renovated space at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
Fashion Design Senior Laces Up for Her Capstone Collection
Loungewear and lingerie integrating lace as well as dramatic jewelry from the early 1900s comprise the senior collection of student Emily Battisti.
Three Interior Design Students Finalists in Global Contest
Three UC students are among the finalists in a prestigious international design competition.
Project Seeks to Bring Value to Vacant Lots
UC architecture, planning and horticulture students envision the revitalization of vacant lots, producing recipes for reuse in partnership with the city and local nonprofits.
Five-Minute "Design Doodle" Wins National Contest
A "design doodle" she created during a break recently won UC fashion student Kelsey Fairhurst a trip to New York City.
UC Students Bring Home Top Two Prizes in Architecture's Prestigious Lyceum Competition
The Lyceum Fellowship architectural design competition is one of North America's most prestigious for students. UC students won both those awards this year, in addition to a merit award.
Interior Design Student Wins First Prize in Global Competition
A student in UC's interior design program recently won first prize and $5,000 in an international retail design contest. Two other students earned Honorable Mention.
Bearcats Abroad: UC Students Study Challenging Sustainability Issues in China
A spring term course on Sustainable Urbanism ended with a summer trip to China, where students gained an eye-opening look at issues that accompany rapid economic development.
Duct-Tape Sculptures Displayed on Father's Day Weekend at Ohio Duck Tape Festival
Larger-than-life, colorful sculptures of duct tape created by UC students may inspire a new kind of Father's Day present.
UC Expands Experiential Learning Options via Summer Externships for Graduate Design Students
UC graduate design students are currently participating in the first-ever summer externships required as part of their program. The effort is part of the Academic Master Plan goal to provide all students with experiential learning opportunities.
VIDEO: UC Runway Fashions Are Sew Spectacular
Cameras caught the action on the catwalk at UC's 2013 fashion show, with its professional lighting, choreography, music and most of all, designs to dazzle.
Another Ranking Places UC's Industrial Design Program at No. 1 in the Nation
Last fall, DesignIntelligence's annual survey of design employers ranked UC's undergraduate industrial design program at No. 1 in the nation. More recently, StateUniversity.com did the same.
UC’s Integration of Technology into Architecture Curriculum Wins AIA Award
As software tools are increasingly used by design practitioners, UC’s incorporation of that same technology into the sophomore architecture curriculum is winning recognition in the form of one of only five technology awards from the profession’s premier national organization.
UC-Designed "Flat Pack Shelter" Set to Display at Prestigious New York Exhibit
A UC-designed relief shelter was on display May 18-21 at the prestigious ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) in New York. The shelter is unusual in that it can be shipped flat pack to an area struck by disaster and assembled by ordinary users.
In Exhibits and Collections, Fine Art Photographer Examines How We See
UC fine art photographer Jordan Tate currently has or will have works on exhibit from Columbus, Ohio, to Stockholm, Sweden.
DesignIntelligence Requests Feedback for Annual Rankings
For the fifteenth consecutive year, DesignIntelligence is conducting their annual surveys of America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools. If your firm hires architects, interior designers, landscape architects or industrial designers, we invite you to share your experiences and perspectives to strengthen design education. These annual rankings are today's leading resource to rank architecture and design programs on the basis of their ability to prepare graduates for professional practice.
You may respond using their online survey by going to:
New York Times Reviews Film Co-Directed by Fashion Alumna
2010 fashion alumna Andrea Sisson co-directed a film, "I Send You This Place," that was reviewed in The New York Times.
Architecture Alums Named to AIA College of Fellows
Architect, author and alum Mark Hutker was named to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects at the AIA national convention June 21. He was joined in this honor by 1979 DAAP alumnus John Rogers. Congratulations to Mark and John!
Fine Arts Alumnae Return to Campus to Share Their Success Stories with Students
Two alumnae of UC's fine arts program recently returned to share their success stories with students in two sculpture classes.
Alum Pablo Pardo Shines with His Lighting Designs
UC industrial design alum Pablo Pardo is featured in the San Francisco Chronicle for his award-winning lighting designs.
Three DAAP Grads Join FRCH in May
Interior Design alumnae Liz Baverman, Megan Miller and Kayla Reinbold were hired onto the staff of Cincinnati-based FRCH. Bavermann will be part of the Department Store Studio while Miller and Reinbold will be part of the Hospitality Studio team.
School of Design Alumni Reception: Thursday, Aug. 22, 5-7 pm
Join Sooshin Choi, Director of the School of Design as well as fellow alumni for an evening of connecting (and reconnecting), presentations, door prizes and more! There will be a school and DAAP update along with the latest activities from alumni, faculty, and students. Refreshments will be served.
Hyatt Regency, Downtown Chicago, Truffles (West Tower, Blue Level)
151 East Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60601
RSVP online by August 1, 2013.
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ALL FALL DOWN
Philip M. Meyers, Jr. Memorial Gallery (UC, Main Street)
10am-5pm Sunday-Thursday through August 7
Closing Reception August 1, 5-7pm
This exhibition has gathered an assemblage of works that explore the deterioration, degradation, and regeneration of our internal and external worlds--in a somewhat quirky and often unconventional manner. These artists--using the dysfunctional remains of materials, ideas, and conventions--attempt to patch, paste, and pin together works that grasp at finding a sense of closure on a prevailing order in an attempt to reemerge from the compost of the present and start anew.