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Xavier Magazine | July 29, 2015

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Beetle Mania: The Hunt for a Different Kind of Longhorn

April 23, 2015 |

Like a lot of entomologists, assistant biology professor Ann Ray has been bugged by a dearth of information about the valley elderberry longhorn beetle. So she joined a group of other bug-crazy biologists to find a better way to locate … Read More

Ebola’s Front Line

April 16, 2015 |

Kevin Fleming’s mission to serve prepared him for his greatest challenge—rebuilding Liberia, a nation devastated by disease

 

By the time he enters the Ebola treatment clinic in early October last year, Kevin Fleming has already gotten a feel for … Read More

Did You Hear the One About the Rabbi and the Priest?

April 16, 2015 |

A priest and a rabbi walk onto a college campus and discover the same thing. They’re in love—with the students, with mankind, with God. Al Bischoff, SJ, known affectionately at Xavier as “Father B,” and Rabbi Abie Ingber began an … Read More

Getting a Big Break

April 16, 2015 |

Students gain more than they give on Alternative Breaks trips

To the “Where the Boys Are” generation, the words Anheuser Busch might first come to mind when associating spring break with the letters A and B. But since 2001, Alternative … Read More

My Momma’s Kitchen: Cake in a Jar

April 15, 2015 |

If home is where the heart is, the kitchen is the beating center at least that’s what it’s like at the Spencers’ house in Cincinnati. Read More

Dr. Double Duty

April 15, 2015 |

It takes intellectual guts to go after your PhD. To get your MD, it takes a lot of spunk. To go after both is, well, crazy.

But for 2014 graduate and Fr. Finn Award recipient Michael Petrany, it made … Read More

VB Coach

April 15, 2015 |

With the departure of volleyball coach Mike Johnson for the greener courts of Notre Dame, Athletic Director Greg Christopher announced that associate head coach Christy Pfeffenberger would take his place as the new head coach.

“It became clear during our … Read More

Greener Pastures

April 14, 2015 |

Urban Sustainability is one of Xavier’s newest graduate programs

Wanting to take his career as an environmental consultant in a more serious direction, Brian Higgins shopped around the Midwest for a degree program that had all the elements he needed—an … Read More

Two New Institutes

April 14, 2015 |

Xavier launched two new institutes in 2014—one for the heart, the other for the mind.

The new Institute for Spirituality and Social Justice focuses on the integration of knowledge, spirituality and social engagement and offers graduate theology degrees, certificate programs, … Read More

Into the Wild

April 14, 2015 |

A program started by visiting theology professor and alum Leon Chartrand gives a whole new meaning to the idea of the outdoor classroom. Xavier Expeditions offers courses that include trips to cool places such as Yellowstone Park and the Sawtooth … Read More

Sweet Victory

April 14, 2015 |

Men’s Soccer Scores Big with First-Ever NCAA Tournament Home Game In the cold November evening, the fans are on their feet and, on this Thursday, Nov. 20, Matt Vasquenza is ready to make history.

After hundreds of hours of training … Read More

In the Clubhouse

April 14, 2015 |

Sr. Rose Ann Fleming’s special—sometimes loud—bond with men’s basketball: An excerpt from her book, Out of Habit

Out of Habit, My Life as Xavier University’s Unlikely Point Guard, explores Fleming’s powerful role with the men’s basketball team and its extraordinary … Read More

Street Team

April 14, 2015 |

After raising over $30,000 and engaging more than 500 people during the March Gladness campaign last year, Kat Steiner, assistant director of the Annual Fund, wanted to double the numbers. Her plan? Take it to the street. By enlisting staff … Read More

Madame Chairwoman

April 14, 2015 |

Jesuit schools, by tradition, are run by men. But sometimes, traditions must make way for change. So it is with Xavier’s Board of Trustees, who elected Barbara J. Howard as the first woman in Xavier’s 184-year history to serve … Read More

Alumni Profile: Medical Missionary

April 14, 2015 |

Dr. Carol Egner Bachelor of Science in biology, 1978 Staff physician, Women Partners in OB GYN Cincinnati

Trouble in Madagascar | The African island nation is a dangerous place to be pregnant. For every 100,000 births, 440 … Read More

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