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Xavier Magazine | October 25, 2014

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Summer 2013

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

Main Musketeer

July 2, 2013 |

Greg Christopher was hired as athletic director in March. We asked him about himself and his vision for Xavier sports as the University enters the Big East.

Q: What attracted you to Xavier? A: Really three things. First and foremost … Read More

The Sisters

July 2, 2013 |

Xavier is known for its Jesuits, but the order of priests have not been the only religious presence in the history of the University. Nuns have also had a place at Xavier, even though the Jesuits don’t have a corresponding order … Read More

Game Changer

July 2, 2013 |

The official announcement of the worst-kept secret in college sports happened March 20: Xavier is leaving the Atlantic 10 Conference and joining a newly restructured Big East. Talk of the change was a shadow story throughout much of the past year, and making … Read More

Tapping Roots: Learning about yesterday brings job for today

July 1, 2013 |

Thomas Jordan attended his wife’s annual family reunion in 2008 and wondered why his own family didn’t do the same. Then he realized his father’s death, when Jordan was only 7 years old, had left an historical void. His immediate … Read More

Class Behind Bars: My Overnight Stay in County Lockup

July 1, 2013 | | One Comment

It must have been later than midnight, and I was counting the squares on the ceiling. My sleeping bag was a few inches short of being long enough to cover both my toes and shoulders, and a dead spider lay on its back six … Read More

Goetta Life: Saving meaty meals the vegan way

July 1, 2013 |

Bratwurst. Chili. Goetta. Cincinnati, nicknamed Porkopolis, is known for its quirky carnivorous dishes. But what if you live in hog city and don’t eat meat? That’s what Caitlin Bertsch, a 2006 math and sociology graduate, asked herself when she cut animal products from … Read More

BrewCakes: A tasty blend of business, beer and cupcakes

July 1, 2013 | | One Comment

The taste of a good craft beer is hard to resist. And cupcakes are too. So it makes sense that the two, if brewed together correctly, could make a perfectly delectable dessert.

At least that’s what Emma Royan and Sarah … 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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Alumni Profiles: Mary Theresa Newport, MD

July 1, 2013 |

Bachelor of Arts, 1974
Neonatologist, Director of Neonatology at Spring Hill Regional Hospital, Tampa, Fla.


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Alumni Profiles: J. Raymond DePaulo Jr., MD

July 1, 2013 |

Bachelor of Science in natural sciences, 1968
Director, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Professor and Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore

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Alumni Profiles: William B. Baumgartner, MD

July 1, 2013 |

Bachelor of Science in natural sciences, 1969
Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs, Professor of Cardiac Surgery, director, Surgical Research Laboratory, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore

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Behind the… Foucault Pendulum

July 1, 2013 |

• The Lindner Family Physics Building was built in 1991 to house a Foucault pendulum—a device named after the physicist Léon Foucault. A dome was included in its construction plans to accommodate the length of the pendulum’s wire.

• The … Read More

Reducing the Stigma: Mental Illness

July 1, 2013 |

They say bad things happen in threes. For Debbie Dutton Lambert, it was all too true. She experienced a murder, an attempted suicide and a successful suicide—all in her first semester at Xavier. The experiences left her traumatized. But they … Read More

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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