Posts By By France Griggs Sloat

Wine of Ages

July 1, 2002 |

Roughly 30 years ago, Dr. Donald Shumrick’s family planted its first grapevines on an Indiana farm field just 40 minutes west of their Cincinnati home. Over the years, the land got larger, the vines grew longer and the business blossomed. … Read More

Wester Exposure

July 1, 2002 |

July 3, 2002—Denny Evans presented his students a simulated business scenario:

The product is a meal of steak, rice and tea, and the purpose is to keep customers coming back.

The problem: the steak isn’t fresh and the tea tastes … Read More

River Men

July 1, 2002 |

June 30, 2002—A retrofitted pontoon boat left Cincinnati’s public landing on the last day of June carrying four men down the Ohio River for a month-long journey in search of history, a little adventure and their own solitude, peace and … Read More

New World

July 1, 2002 |

The University adjusted its hiring practices this spring when it began looking to fill 33 faculty openings. The results are making a world of difference. So far, 45 percent of the new hires are minorities. Seven are from abroad—Iran, Syria, … Read More

Legal Advise

July 1, 2002 |

Rudolph Hasl is on a mission. Has been for almost 40 years. The 1964 graduate, who’s spent much of his career teaching law, has sought to develop attorneys not only with a knowledge of the law, but also with a … Read More

In Tune With Technology

July 1, 2002 |

Cathy Kalla doesn’t play piano. She plays clarinet. Yet with a little brain work and the press of a button, she can hear the lilting notes of a choral piece she just wrote played out on the piano—without ever touching … Read More

Going to New Depths

July 1, 2002 |

He was supposed to spend his life looking at teeth, but Paul Naber realized in college that he wasn’t interested in following in his father’s footsteps. Dentistry just didn’t cut it for him. Quite by accident, he discovered that law … Read More

Feet Don’t Fail Me Now

July 1, 2002 |

Julie Isphording is finally footloose and fancy free. Well, sort of. The 1983 accounting graduate, 1984 Olympic marathon runner and host of WVXU’s talk show “On Your Feet” was off her feet for most of the last winter after undergoing … Read More

Ex-Grid Star Starts Over

July 1, 2002 |

It was early spring when Cheryl Dawson made headlines. Not that she wanted to. The single mother of three children was stabbed to death in a downtown Cincinnati parking lot allegedly by her estranged husband, who was stalking her. She … Read More

Double Play

July 1, 2002 |

“Baseball is in serious trouble,” says history professor John Fairfield. Strikes and lockouts, overpaid players and greedy owners—they’ve all whittled into our fondness for the great American pastime. And the future of the game is in question, he says, unless … Read More