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Xavier Magazine | April 18, 2014

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Posts By By Michael Shaw

Future’s Market: Mentoring neighboring school children

October 2, 2013 |

It’s an early spring afternoon and Bryan Cannon, principal of the Alliance Academy charter school, hits the streets with about a dozen seventh and eighth graders in tow. They turn right on Montgomery Road, then hang a left onto Dana … Read More

50 Years Later: The JFK Assassination

October 1, 2013 | | One Comment

Xavier’s campus was quiet at 1:30 p.m., Nov. 22, 1963. Clouds and rain were rolling in. The temperature hovered at 58 degrees.

Students were registering for spring semester classes and heading into Thanksgiving weekend. The football Muskies were gearing up … Read More

The Physic of Getting Hammered

October 1, 2013 |

For a physics major, finding the moment of inertia for a cylinder is as easy as I=1/2 MR2, but what about the concept of righty-tighty/lefty loosey?

Physicists are famous for having heads wrapped around theories, but it’s been laboratory … Read More

Healthy Approach

October 1, 2013 |

Lynn Oswald still recalls her days as a registered nurse in the newborn nursery of The Fort Hamilton Hospital, in Hamilton, Ohio. This was 1980; dads-to-be still smoked and paced in the waiting room, and newborns were kept in an … Read More

Food for Thought: A Philosophy of Good Eating

October 1, 2013 |

Jason Perkins wheels his office into a parking spot just outside the Pendleton Art Center in Cincinnati’s Over-The-Rhine neighborhood. The office is hard to miss—a bulky 1991 Grumman/Chevy P-30 step van that began its life as a bookmobile in Madison … Read More

Leading the Way: Merging Health Care

October 1, 2013 | | One Comment

Susan Gilster’s high school counselor meant well when he told her, “You can be three things—a teacher, a nurse or a secretary.” It was typical advice in the early 1970s for a young woman in a small, Midwestern town trying … Read More

After the Storm

July 2, 2013 |

True to the forecast, 70 miles north of Joplin, Mo., it begins raining. It is cool, cloudy and blustery, feeling more like fall than spring. The combination creates an almost ominous feeling, a harkening back to what it must have … Read More

Alumni Profiles: Ralph Watson, MD

July 1, 2013 |

Bachelor of Science in chemistry, 1970
Professor of medicine, Michigan State University (retired), East Lansing, Mich.

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How to Stay in Shape this Summer

July 1, 2013 |

With summer days ahead, there’s no better time to finally get around to that New Year’s resolution to get in shape. But how? We consulted with a fitness expert—head strength and conditioning coach Matt Jennings—who offered this advice.

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Green Acres: Life on a Sheep Farm

July 1, 2013 |

Are your tomatoes the talk of the neighborhood? Co-workers manifest the obvious signs of zucchini-envy every time you drop a load off on the kitchenette counter? Then you’ve probably imagined elevating your agrarian talents to that most seductive of stages—a … Read More

A Way With Words: Father and Daughter Team Create a Vocabulary Program

July 1, 2013 |

Manisha Kaura really likes words. “It started in the fourth grade,” she says. “I collected words and made notes about them in little spiral notebooks. In my study room back home in Michigan, there’s now about 700 of them.”

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Mark Rohr’s 10 Tenets of Disaster Management

July 1, 2013 |

Mark Rohr wrote a book, Joplin: The Miracle of the Human Spirit, that details the first six months after the storm. In it he includes his “10 tenets of disaster management,” which he offers as a blueprint for other public … Read More

Alumni Profile: Lt. Gen. Charles G. “Chick” Cleveland

April 1, 2013 |

Lt. Gen. Charles G. “Chick” Cleveland Master of Arts in history, 1966 Retired Montgomery, Ala.

An Ace 50 Years in the Making | Before Top Gun, there was Lt. Gen. Charles G. “Chick” Cleveland. And unlike today’s era of unmanned predator … Read More

Mike an a Bike

April 1, 2013 |

Professor of computer science Michael Goldweber has a head for numbers and a backside born for a bike saddle. Consider this equation: Goldweber has a wanderlust rivaling the most far-flung of Jesuits. Add to that a certification as a professional bike … Read More

Behind the Lens

April 1, 2013 |

David Pergolini didn’t expect to start at the top. But he came close—19,341 feet above sea level on the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, to be exact.

With a fresh BA in communication, Pergolini’s first job was one of mountainous proportions … Read More