Academics

Altered Hall: Classroom Central Gets a 21st-Century Makeover

November 9, 2015 |

Perhaps the most notable characteristic of the new Alter Hall is that it looks like it’s always been here. The graceful lines, harmonic masonry and signature turrets perch gracefully on campus. In comparison, the original Alter, christened “Xavier’s first million-dollar … Read More

Helicopter Physics: Flying High

November 6, 2015 |

Many people forget all about their senior thesis once they’ve graduated from college, but Brittny Barney uses hers every day. Read More

Student Spotlight: Josh Ulery Senior, Finance and Accounting

November 2, 2015 |

Josh Ulery and three friends stood on a stage before Daymond John, a popular judge known for his toughness on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” and an audience of 1,500 people. Only this wasn’t “Shark Tank.” This was an event in Columbus, Ohio, promoting student entrepreneurs. 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

Distance Teaching

September 5, 2014 |

For two semesters, Jennifer Tighe taught students in classrooms at refugee camps half a world away.

 

It wasn’t easy. Her students struggled with challenges unimaginable to her traditional students at Xavier.

The language barrier was one—for most of her students, … Read More

Sounding the Voices of Manatees

August 12, 2014 |

Florida manatees—those big gangly gray elephants of the sea—do not have vocal cords. Yet they are able to make their high-pitched squeaks and squawks to communicate, a Xavier biology professor has found, using a modified structure of tissue folds that distort … Read More

Mindful Health

April 28, 2014 |

Judi Godsey did not have to look far to see the devastating effects of extreme poverty. Most of the people in her home in McCreary County, Ky.—a beautiful part of the country in the rolling Appalachian foothills near Lake … Read More

Presidential Task Force Taps Beacham

April 28, 2014 |

Love it or hate it, the Affordable Care Act is creating the most dramatic change in the health care industry since, well, the invention of the Band Aid. All areas of health care are being impacted, including psychology. That’s … Read More

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