Academics

Speaking of Change

July 1, 2004 |

Until now, students who took language courses below the level at which they tested did so sans credit. For some, the value of auditing such a course to brush up on their knowledge of French or Spanish was nada—a waste … Read More

Stage of Learning

July 1, 2004 |

Cathy Springfield knows theater can change students’ lives. The University’s director for performing arts has seen it time and again in her 14 years on campus. So last year, Springfield formalized the idea and launched the Theatre of Conscience, a … Read More

Smoothing the Way

April 1, 2004 |

This fall, the University hired Molly Maher as assistant director for student success and retention to help improve an office that’s already set the bar high. More than 89 percent of last year’s freshmen returned as sophomores—the national average is … Read More

Healing Wounds

April 1, 2004 |

Ann Marie Tracey, the longtime Hamilton County Common Pleas Court judge who now teaches business law and ethics at the University, was appointed by the Cincinnati Archdiocese to the three-member panel that will distribute $3 million in funds to victims … Read More

Business Moves

April 1, 2004 |

The Williams College of Business is aggressively positioning itself within the Cincinnati business community. New dean Ali Malekzadeh is setting up a board of executive advisors within each of the college’s departments, holding classes in the conference rooms of area … Read More

Segway This

January 1, 2004 |

Always wanting to stay on the forefront of technology, the physics department purchased a Segway Human Transporter, a two-wheeled vehicle that won’t tip over. Equipped with nickel metal hydride batteries, gyroscopes, a silicon sensor and several computer chips, the motor … Read More

Double Jointed

January 1, 2004 |

One of Xavier’s newest employees is doing double duty as both a psychology professor and as a director at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Cathy McDaniels Wilson accepted the joint appointment because of the unique challenge it offers her … Read More

Coming Home

January 1, 2004 |

Rose Marie Wetterau has a unique perspective on Xavier. In fact, she has many of them: as a 1982 graduating senior, as a member of the first psychology doctorate class of 2001, as an adjunct professor, as a parent of … Read More

Information Please

January 1, 2004 |

The first academic to fill the new Western & Southern Endowed Chair in Information Systems is Mark Frolick, former professor and associate director of the FedEx Center for Cycle Time Research at the University of Memphis. Considered a leading authority … Read More

Filling a Need

January 1, 2004 |

While Western nations exploit the Philippines to fill a worldwide nursing shortage, Xavier is turning to the impoverished country with a plan to fill the country’s desperate need for well-educated nurses and nursing instructors. Backed by a grant from the … Read More

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