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custom established in our schools a century ago. These

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1450 Report of the President

investments of millions should be made available to the
people who desire to profit by the opportunity to study. It
has often been remarked that the students of the summer
term are usually earnest and successful in their work. This
is in part due to their greater maturity, and in part to a
better knowledge on the part of the students of their indi-
vidual needs.

To these earnest seekers after knowledge, power, and
truth this University for the first time in its history offered
summer work to all who desired it in the summer of 1900.

It is during the summer vacation of the common schools
that many teachers find their only opportunity to pursue
university work. Again, many students of the fall and
winter terms are glad of the opportunity to continue their
work during the summer, their own interest or other cir-
cumstances urging them to press steadily forward without
stopping to rest until they have finished their college edu-

All of the subjects taught in the fall, winter, and spring
terms have been and will continue to be offered in the sum-
mer term. The best and surest way to improve the qualit}'
of instruction in the secondary schools is to give the teachers
opportunity to increase their knowledge of the subjects which
they teach, and to increase their power to impart their

The attendance in the summer-school term of 1901 was
more than double that of the first session in 1900, namely
135. It was in every way a greater success than the pre\'ious
session. More regular students of the University elected
work than in the previous year, and several w^ere enabled
in this way to complete their college course and graduate

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at the September Convocation. This Summer School was
without exception the best Summer School in the United
States, although not the largest. The reason for this is that
all of the instruction was given by the professors instead
of instructors, assistants, and tutors as is usually the case.
In this way the instruction was carried on by teachers of
larger scholarship and experience than in those schools where
the younger teachers form the whole or the larger part of the
instructional force.

The second session of the Summer School was held from
June 24 to August 3, 1901.

The following is a list of teachers and the courses taught
by them :


Jermain G. Porter General Astronomy.

Michael F.Guyer {^^^TS i^l^g.'

{Theory of Economics,
Economic Seminary,
Economic Problems.

Edward M. Brown { ord^EngUsT^'****" ""^ Literature,

General Inorganic Chemistry,

** ** ** Laboratory,

Thomas Evans ....;....< Qualitative Analysis Laboratory,
Quantitative Analysis Laboratory,
^Organic Laboratory.

itTo^ T>r.ii / Elementary German,

^^ ^^^^ X German Prose and Poetry.

Merrick Whitcon>b { gf-^^ ^%^^'

{Elementary Algebra,
Analytical Geometry.

George L. Hamilton Elementary Spanish.

Louis T. More General Physics.

{Experimental Psychology,
Principles of Education,
School Hygiene.

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1452 Report of the President

During the course of the Summer School the following
public lectures were given before large audiences :

July 25 .... Illusions and their Importance for Psychology. Prot

C. H. Judd.
July 26 . . . .The Sources and Models of Gulliver's Travels. ProC

Max Poll.

July 29 The Letters of Obscure Men. Prof. Merrick Whitcomh.

July 30 Recent Changes in Educational Ideals. Prof. C. H. Judd.

As a result of the teachers' receptions gi\*en
TBACHBRS' ^V ^^^ Faculty of the Academic Department
RECEPTIONS to Hamilton County teachers, most of the

teachers of Cincinnati and vicinity are better

acquainted with the University, its aims and ideals, and the
educational opportunities so freely offered by it.

A Teachers' Club of Natural History has

THE CINCINNATI been formed as an outgrowth of the biological


TEACHERS' CLUB work done in the University during the year

^by teachers in the schools of Cincinnati and

vicinity. It is a permanent organization, and constitutes
a valuable adjunct to the regular class instruction in the
University. Its membership is made up of those who wish
to familiarize themselves with the methods of work in the
field, and to acquire facility in getting the facts of nature
direct from nature herself. Agassiz's dictum, "Study nature,
not books," is a terse expression of the ideal of the club.

The club consists of active members only, and member-
ship is restricted to persons who have done accredited work
in Natural History in an approved institution of learning, or
who have shown decided ability as teachers or investigators
in some branch of Natural History.

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During the first term of 1 901-1902 the following new
departments and new courses were added to those which
had been given during previous sessions : A department
of Psychology and Pedagogy, including ten new courses ;
courses in Sloyd, Sociology, English Narrative and Litera-
ture, General Astronomy, Advanced Ethics, and several
additional courses in each of the departments of Biology,
Chemistry, and Physics.

A statement of the number of courses given in the
Academic and Engineering departments of the University
for the last four years — ^that is to say, from 1898 to 1902 —
is as follows :

1898-1899 — Number of courses, 124
1899-1900 ** '* 137

1900-1901 *' " 168

1901-1902 *' ** 259

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1456 Report of the President

It is a matter of great importance to the University and
to the students of the institution that accurate records of
what has been accomplished by each individual in his
studies, as well as the details of his other relations to the
University, should be accurately and permanently kept.
The system which has been in use for the past two years
accomplishes these several ends. The system is neither
complicated in plan nor are the records difl5cult to make,
to keep, or to refer to. In brief, the records are made and
kept in the following manner.

When the student enters the University be fills out a
registration blank, giving all the personal data necessar\-
for the use of the institution in relation to him as an indi-
vidual student and prospective graduate. He is furnished
with a receipt of registration. This must be shown to the
teacher in charge of the classes he wishes to enter at the
beginning of each term. He then fills out an election blank
by entering upon this blank the details of his choice of
studies for a given term. The Registrar then opens an
account with the student in the University office, and his
whole University record is transferred as fast as made to
his individual record card. This method is rapid, simple,
accurate, and permanent. The record thus made is easily
accessible at all times ; it requires a minimum of office room
for its storage and a minimum of labor for its making and

In connection with this keeping of the student's class
record, his financial relation to the University has been
properly scheduled and the record thoroughly systematized.
The individual professor no longer* collects (as was formerly
the custom in laboratory courses) the fees from the student.

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to expend them for the purposes of his department without
accounting to the oflSce or Board of Directors for collections
and disbursements. All collections and disbursements are
now made by the Clerk of the Board, or by his assistants
under his direction. This is in keeping with the action
of your honorable Board taken on my recommendation
of 1899.

The graduate work of the University has been placed on
a firm foundation, and all students studying for advanced
degrees, whether the Masters' degrees or the Doctorate, must
be in attendance and carry on their studies in the Academic
Department of the University in Burnet Woods.

Candidates for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy are
now received, and several are at present engaged in a course
of study and investigation for this degree.

The standard of scholarship for the graduate degrees has
been raised, and in the case of the Doctorate the candidate
must prove his ability as an independent thinker, and submit
the results of his investigations in the form of a substantial
contribution to knowledge, before he may be honored by the
conferring of the Doctor's title.

Two graduates of the University were appointed by the
President as Government teachers in the Philippine Islands,
in accordance with the request of the Superintendent of
Public Instruction in the Philippines.

The work of the Engineering School has been very much
strengthened by the appointment of Professor C. W. Marx
to be Professor of Mechanical Engineering. From now on
all students preparing for electrical, mechanical, civil, or
chemical engineering will receive an extended course of
instruction in the mechanical engineering shops.

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1458 Report of the President

The University Library was removed to the

LIBRARY new Van Wormer Library Building during

the summer. Mrs. Harriet Evans Hodge was

appointed Librarian, and took charge of the

library work on the first of May. From May ist to the
end of the year the work of accessioning, classifying, cata-
loguing, shelf-listing, and arranging the books and pamphlets
of the University Library progressed rapidly. The advan-
tages to the student body of the unsurpassed facilities of the
Van Wormer Library can not be overestimated, and the
Library is in constant use throughout six days of the week.
As yet it is not open in the evening or on Sunday. The
Library of the Ohio Historical and Philosophical Society
has also been transferred to the University Library.

The valuable engineering library of the late Col. Wm. E.
Merrill, consisting of i,ooo volumes, 185 maps, and many
charts and engravings, was presented to the University by
Mrs. Merrill, and is now in the Van Wormer Library.

There are now in the Library over 55,500 volumes and
over 66,100 pamphlets, which, added to the volumes in the
libraries of the other departments, gives in the University a
library of more than 82,300 volumes and 66,100 pamphlets.

Recognizing the great value of book collections to insti-
tutions of learning, the policy of the University has been to
make the University Library the great reference library of
Cincinnati and its environs.

The following list includes the larger collections of books
which have been added to the working library since 1899:

Robert Clarke Library — ^Americana ;
Enoch T. Carson Library — Shakespeariana ;
Wm. A. Procter — Chemical Library ;

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Many additions to the Library of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science ;

Library of the Historical and Philosophical Society
of Ohio ;

Merrill Library — Engineering books ;

Whittaker Library — Medical.

War Records of the United States Government.

The purchase of 14,151 volumes has been made with
University funds. All of these books are in the nature
of books of reference and scientific and literary monographs.
In 1899 the total book collection did not exceed 17,000

The library staff for the year was as follows :

Mrs. Harriet Evans Hodge Librarian.

Miss Mary Thompson Head Cataloguer.

Miss Minnie C. Bridgeman, B. L. S Loan-desk Assistant

Mrs. Catherine Lord { ^^d^^^t^^f Sa^'''

Miss Delia Sanford, B. L. S Assistant Cataloguer.

Miss Jessie A. Carroll. A. B., B. L. S Assistant Cataloguer.

Miss Margaret Budington, A. B Classifier.

Miss Grace Goodale Assistant Cataloguer.

Miss Edna Goss Assistant Cataloguer.

Miss Mary Charlotte Mcllvain Stenographer.

Miss Ruth Woolnian Assistant.

Miss Gertrude Guthrie Student Assistant

During the year the following books and papers have been
published, embodying the results of the original researches
of the professors concerned.

Louis T. More : Notes on Electrostriction. London Philosoph-
ical Magazine, Nov. 1901. Report on the Electrostriction.
Read before the American Physical Society, New York, Dec.

Frederick C. Hicks : Lectures on Economic Theory. Cincin-
nati, 1901. 290 pp.

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Leon L. Wattbrs: **An Analytical Investigation of Saliia
^ Officinalis Linne. Read before the New York Section of
the American Chemical Dissertation, Columbia UniversitT.
30, 12 pages. New York, May 1901.

"On the Determination of Volatile Oils." Read before the
Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society, De-
cember 15, 1901. (To appear soon.)

J. F. Snbll : " On the Heat of Combustion as a Factor in the
Analytical Examination of Oils and the Heats of Combustion
of some Commercial Oils." (In conjunction with Dr. H. C.
Sherman of Columbia University.) Journal of the American
Chemical Society, Vol. 23, p. 204.

C. M. Hubbard: "The Relation of Charity Organizative So-
cieties to Relief Associations." In American Journal of
Sociology, May 1901.

C. W. Marx : The Heating Values and Proximate Analyses of
Missouri Coals. Columbia, Mo., June i, 1901.

S. E. Slocum : " The Infinitesimal Generators of certain Param-
eter Groups." Read before the American Mathematical
Society, Oct 1901. Published in " Bulletin of the American
Mathematical Society," Jan. 1902.

" On the Transformation of a Group into its Canonical Form."
Read before the American Mathematical Society, December
28, 1901.

John M. Burnam : The Placidus Scholia to Statuis, Feb. 1901.

Harris Hancock: Memoire sur les systemes modulaires de
Kronecker. Annales scientifiques de I'Ecole. Normale Su-
perieure. Vol. XVIII, 1901.

Remarks on Kronecker's Modular Systems Comptes Rendns
du Cougres des Mathematiciens. Paris.
On primary prime functions. American Journal of Mathe-
matics, Jan. 1902.

Thomas Evans : Magnesium Amalgam as a Reducing Agent in
presence of Methyl and Ethyl Alcohol. In press. (Journal
of the American Chemical Society.)

Max Poll: Revised edition of "Materials for German Com-

Charles H. Judd : The Analysis of Writing Movements. Paper
read before American Psychological Association, Dec. 1900,
and published in abstract in the Proceediugs in Psychological

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Review, March, 1901. Same paper now in press for the Wundt
Festschrift, published by Engelmann, Leipzig.
Studies in Genetic Psychology. A series of four papers, pub-
lished in the four numbers of Vol. XIII of the Journal of

•Review of Thorndike's " Human Nature Club." Published
in Psychological Review, Sept. 1901.

Sensory and Motor Training. Paper published in New York
Teachers' Monograph, Oct. 1901.

J. E. Harry: A Misunderstood Passage in ^schylus. Paper
read before the American Philological Association at Harvard
University, July 1901, and published in the Transactions for
that year.

Indicative Questions with mt' and Ipo fiy. Published in the
Gildersleeve Memorial Volume, Baltimore, Oct 1901.

A teachers' register has been installed in order

TEACHERS* ^^^^ students or graduates of the University

REGISTER who wish to secure positions as teachers may

register and receive gratis the benefit of the

assistance of the University in securing positions.

Under the agreement entered into between the

TECHNICAL Board of Trustees of the Cincinnati Technical

SCHOOL School and the Board of Directors of the

University of Cincinnati, the University has

arranged to take over the charter, equipment, and good-will
of the school, and has agreed to continue the school as a
Manual Training High School- for an indefinite period. The
teaching staff of the school has been reorganized and made
stronger than ever before ; its already large and excellent
equipment has been much added to ; and it has been housed
in a new building erected on the university grounds by the
generous friends of the school. The building was especially
designed for the purposes of manual training and techno-

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logical education , and will meet the needs of the school for
many years to come. It contains all the necessary equipment
and arrangements for the teaching of manual training and
engineering technologies, and all the conveniences for the
teachers and students with which a modern school-building
should be provided.

The provision both for artificial and natural lighting,
for heating and ventilation, and for drainage, could not be
excelled, and all the shops are furnished with the best designs
of modern equipment.

Owing to the lateness of the season at the time of the
transfer of the Technical School to the University, and to
the extraordinary demand for workmen and materials in the
building trades, it was found to be impossible to get the
school-building and the shops in working order for the first
term, and as a result it was found necessary to provide
quarters for the classes of technical students in Hanna Hall.
Rooms were vacated for them in the Department of En-
gineering, and the Technical School is indebted to both
students and teachers of the Engineering Department fe
thus generously placing some of their rooms at the disposal
of the Technical-School classes. It is owing to this spirit
of friendliness and accommodation on the part of both the
teaching corps and the students of the University that it
was possible for the work of the Technical School to gt
on uninterruptedly and with ^ minimum of inconvenience.
The laboratory work in chemistry, botany, and physics was
carried on in the University laboratory rooms in Cunningham
and Hanna halls.

The erection of the Technical - School building has pr^
vided the Engineering Department with an excellent equip-
ment of shops, the lack of which had been a most seriocs

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drawback to the work of the Engineering School ; besides
this, the Technical School proves to be of great advantage
to the Department of Pedagogy and the Teachers' College,
since it affords unsurpassed facilities for the training of
teachers in Sloyd or manual-training work, and at the same
time serves as a practice or observation school for the ad-
vanced students in the Teachers' College.

The foundation by the Cincinnati Chapter of
D. A. R.
FELLOWSHIP ^^^ Daughters of the American Revolution

IN AflERICAN of the first fellowship in the University is

an event of great moment to the graduate

work of the institution. Its influence for good is and will
continue to be far-reaching. It is another illustration of
the lasting results for higher culture which may be readily
accomplished by cooperation, and the example of the Cincin-
nati Chapter will serve as a shining precedent.

The grading of the athletic field is sufficiently

ATHLETIC ^^^ advanced that the field may be used for
FIELD much of the outdoor work in physical culture
and athletic sports.

During the first term the intercollegiate games of football
were played on 'the field. This is the first time in the
history of the University that the college games have been
played on home grounds entirely under the control of the
University. The value of this arrangement for pure athletics
can not be too highly estimated, and the financial and other
economies connected with the use of the field on the uni-
versity campus are already large enough to enable the
management of the athletic teams to convert an annual
deficit into a surplus.

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1464 Report of the President

The Athletic Council ended the year 1901 with a balance
in the treasury, instead of, as usually heretofore, a consider-
able deficit, and it is confidently expected that hereafter the
annual financial statement of the athletic organizations of the
University will not deal with deficits.

During the past year about five thousand dollars was
contributed to the University Athletic Field Fund for the
purpose of grading an athletic field on the universit>' grounds
in Burnet -Woods Park. The following is the list of the
contributors to the athletic Fund :

J. Pleischmann $2,000 00

J. N. Gamble 500 00

M. ly. Gibson 250 00

J. G. Schmidlapp 250 00

Chas. P. Taft 250 00

H. M. & J. Levy 200 00

J. Kilgour 100 00

S. Shillito 100 00

J. W. & M. Freiberg 100 00

J. W. Brewster 100 00

E. Senior 100 00

W. H. Alms 100 00

Gambrinns Stock Company (C. Bos) 100 00

Richard Mitchell .• 100 00

American Book Company 100 00

John Warrington 100 00

A. Hickenlooper 50 00

F.J.Jones 5000

H. S. Pogue Company 50 00

N. lyongworth 50 00

R. F. Balke ' 25 00

J. R. Sayler 25 00

N. H. Davis , 15 00

T. Reamy 10 00

J. Graydon 10 00

When completed, this field will be an invaluable addi-
tion to the athletic equipment of the University.

The location is an excellent one, both on account of its
proximity to the University and its position between three
hills which form a natural amphitheater about it.

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BALKB ^^' R^^^^P^ Balke has made two donations
MUSEUM to the Natural History Collection which he

COLLECTIONS ^ v u • ..u tt • -4. n/r

proposes to build up in the University Mu-

seum, and he has lately authorized the pur-

chase of the third collection and the proper mounting of the
specimens already bought. These additions to the Museum
Collections in our Natural History departments furnish a
very valuable fund of material for class instruction. In
making the selection of these collections two factors have

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