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Xavier Magazine | September 26, 2017

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spring 2013

Dead Sea Scrolls in Cincinnati

April 1, 2013 |

Cincinnati played an important role in unraveling the mystery of the Dead Sea Scrolls since they were first discovered by Bedouin shepherds in 1947. It was Cincinnati’s Hebrew Union College researcher Ben Zion Wacholder who created the first translation of … Read More

ROTC cadet selected for immersion program

April 1, 2013 |

Dakota Strugarek, a cadet in Xavier’s Army Reserve Officer Training Corp program, has been selected for the U.S. Army’s Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency Program. The program provides cadets with a 30-day experience in a different country to gain an understanding … Read More

Polt Earns Fourth Award

April 1, 2013 |

The Winter 2013 issue of Xavier magazine included a story about the Roger Fortin Award, which honors the former professor of history and University provost. The award is granted to faculty in the humanities who demonstrate outstanding teaching and scholarship. The … Read More

Faculty Programs

April 1, 2013 |

Sandra Richtermeyer, chair and professor of accountancy, is taking over as the new director of faculty programs in mission and identity starting this fall. The half-time position helps faculty create new and innovative ways to transform students in the Ignatian-Jesuit educational … Read More

Bookmarks: Straight Jacket by Meredith Towbin

April 1, 2013 |

Straight Jacket By: Meredith Towbin

Meredith Towbin, who earned her master’s degree in English from Xavier, has been a writer for her whole adult life—spending time as an English teacher, an editor and a freelancer. But she always wanted to call … Read More

The Ethics Guy

April 1, 2013 |

If you’re known as The Ethics Guy and plan to wade into a room full of bankers, Xavier’s as good a place as any to take the dive. If nothing else, at least there are priests close by to administer Last … Read More

Applied Knowledge

April 1, 2013 |

The real success of education is not knowledge but applied knowledge—that is, taking what you learn and being able to apply it in the real world. Which is why five sociology students got a great education from a new class. … Read More

A Smashing Good Time

April 1, 2013 |

Benton Farms is a 260-acre working farm located about 30 miles south of Xavier in the rolling hills of Kentucky. Each fall the farm grows patches and patches of pumpkins, which it offers to Halloween fans from around the region. Once … Read More

Decoding Math

April 1, 2013 |

Quick. Decipher this code: Bnpv. kp’t slp yiyuhlsy’t enilukpy tqxayzp, nsm bnpvybnpkzt juleyttlu mysn blupls wsldt kp. pvnp’t dvh tvy’t zuynpym bnpv elu pvy zuynpkiy bksm, n zontt mytkrsym nulqsm pvy kmyn pvnp bnpvybnpkzt zns xy xynqpkeqo nsm uyoyinsp pl … Read More

A Smashing Good Time

April 1, 2013 |

Benton Farms is a 260-acre working farm located about 30 miles south of Xavier in the rolling hills of Kentucky. Each fall the farm grows patches and patches of pumpkins, which it offers to Halloween fans from around the region. … Read More

Ethics, honesty and Erin Brockovich

April 1, 2013 |

The Cintas Center Banquet Room was packed with students, professors and visitors from off campus on Monday, March 25. They all came to see Erin Brockovich.

Many were disappointed.

Or at least confused.

“It surprises me how many people see … Read More

The Office

April 1, 2013 |

When associate professor of English Stephen Yandell was in high school, he began collecting Scandinavian shelves for his ever-growing book collection—shelves that have, as it turned out, followed him to college, then grad school and finally to Xavier where they have … Read More

Smile Service

April 1, 2013 |

When Dr. John Wakelin operates on children in Third World countries, he’s more than a plastic surgeon. He’s a teacher, sharing surgical procedures with local nurses and physicians. He’s a volunteer, giving time to those in need. And he’s a role … Read More

Bookmarks: Religious Faith and Reason

April 1, 2013 |

Xavier graduate Frank B. Nieman just released his new theological book, Religious Faith and Reason: A Brief Introduction. In his younger days, Nieman took part in an experimental professional evangelist program for the Catholic laity in San Francisco.Although the program ended … Read More

Mike and 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

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