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University of Cincinnati get 420 million dollars in special effects software

taxguytaxguy Registered User Posts: 6,629 Senior Member
edited October 2007 in Visual Arts and Film Majors
University of Cincinnati was one of a few universities to receive 420 million software PACE contribution for advanced, special effects software. This software will dramatically benefit not only UC's design school but also its schools of engineering, business, and medicine. This is HUGE and will greatly affect many of University of Cincinnati's programs.

See http://www.uc.edu/news/NR.asp?id=7288 for the whole story
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Replies to: University of Cincinnati get 420 million dollars in special effects software

  • RainingAgainRainingAgain Registered User Posts: 699 Member
    Taxguy and others...you may be interested in downloading this theisis paper. It compares many schools like UC and SCAD and Pratt, etc. I did not read it so, I do not know the conclusions. I found it by Googling, PACE + "Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education" +SCAD.

    I skimmed it, but for those interested in Industrial Design as a major it may supply them with excellent information.

    http://etd.gatech.edu/theses/available/etd-04102006-020924/unrestricted/lynn_david_f_200608_mast.pdf


    Copy/paste to your browser if the link is broken. It is a PDF document, not a Web page.
  • taxguytaxguy Registered User Posts: 6,629 Senior Member
    This was a very interesting thesis in transportation design programs. How did you find out about it, Raining?
  • taxguytaxguy Registered User Posts: 6,629 Senior Member
    Actually, I found some of his numbers are way off. For example, I am knowledable with University of Cincinnati. He notes that the cost for instate students is $85,000 and those for out of state are $140,000. I can't see this. In state tuition and fees are about $9,200 per year and out of state tuition and fees is about $23,000. In addition, most of the DAAP kids get Cincinnatus scholarship valued at a minimum of $2,000 per year for in-state and $5,000 or more per year for out-of-state students.

    He also cites that 76% of UC's students are admitted. Although this is true for the university as a whole, this number for DAAP and for industrial design in particular is vastly too high. They have under a 30% or less acceptance rate when I asked an admission's officer. This does seem to taint some of his research. However, the thesis on this type of niche program is very interesting as are his overall curriculum suggestions.
  • RainingAgainRainingAgain Registered User Posts: 699 Member
    How did you find out about it, Raining? - TG

    Google, see my original post. As per numbers...when was it written? Perhaps the #s have changed since.
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