University of Cincinnati

Sports
3:42 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Jones: I'm still the coach here

William Webb of the Belk Bowl (L) and UC coach Butch Jones talk with reporters about the December 27 game.

UC's football team is looking forward to playing in the Belk Bowl on December 27, but whether Butch Jones will be leaving to coach another school is still up in the air.  At a news conference Tuesday, reporters were told the focus would be on that upcoming game against Duke, and Jones stuck to that when the first questions came about whether he was staying or going.

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Studying best rooftop plants
4:26 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Green roof research growing

UC student Jill Bader (right) and adviser, Ishi Buffam, weigh plots to calculate water retention in a 2012 summer study about the effect of plant diversity in green roof plots.
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The green roof concept is gaining traction with builders and the eco-conscious but a successful green roof requires more than just planting some vegetation.

A University of Cincinnati pilot study finds some native plants are more successful in our climate than others.

Student Jill Bader and Assistant biology professor Ishi Buffam were surprised to discover a member of the onion family fared best.

"It looks delicate, I think. The foliage is long and thin and it has a very delicate flower. It doesn't look tough but it is," says Bader.

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