Posts By By Jen Saltsman

Playing with the language of math

October 1, 2013 |

Associate professor of education Deborah Kuchey had a small amount of summer homework: Read 60 preschool math books translated from Korean into English and edit them for language and math concepts.

She did it in a month.

Kuchey, a math … Read More

Behind the Green Roof

October 1, 2013 |

1 | Xavier’s green roof sits on top of the Hoff Dining Hall and creates an outdoor courtyard for Bishop Fenwick Place, the new residence hall.

2 | The roof is actually structured more like a large pot, with the … Read More

Cigar Czar

October 1, 2013 |

They say where there’s smoke there’s fire. But for Kevin McKenna, it means more than that. For him, where there’s smoke, there’s business.

The 2005 communications grad manages the cigar humidor at The Party Source in Bellevue, Ky., so … Read More

Class Behind Bars: My Overnight Stay in County Lockup

July 1, 2013 |

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 |

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: 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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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

Mapping Peace: The Peace Corp Volunteer Who Painted the World

July 1, 2013 |

Marissa Schaefer was looking for something bigger than a classroom when she graduated with a master’s degree in education in 2010. Now, some 3,000 miles, 15 months and one giant map of the world later, she says joining the Peace … Read More

Student Creates an App for Sick Kids

July 1, 2013 |

Finance and entrepreneurship major Anthony Breen finds problems everywhere. But for him, that’s not necessarily a problem. Interested in innovation since high school, Breen always keeps an eye out for things that need improvement.

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