Making History

January 1, 2003 |

Academic Vice President Roger Fortin now can add the title historical author to his growing list of credentials. This fall he published his second book, Faith and Action: A History of the Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati, 1821-1996, a 400-page retelling of … Read More

In Search of

January 1, 2003 |

The University is in the beginning stages of a yearlong search for a new dean for the Williams College of Business.

The college is the most publicly prominent of the University’s three colleges, and the new dean will need to … Read More

Cable Repairs

January 1, 2003 |

The most annoying thing about making long distance phone calls—other than getting the bill at the end of the month—is the occasional bout of static or bad connection that comes across the line, turning a conversation into an ordeal instead … Read More

Strong Recomendations

October 1, 2002 |

Among items discovered in a box of files in the department of physics was a real gem: a letter by Albert Einstein.

The letter is not dated, but it was written on behalf of Boris Podolsky, recommending him for a … Read More

Quantum Leap

October 1, 2002 |

In October 1962, the attention of the science world was on Xavier when the University hosted a conference on the foundations of quantum mechanics. Some of the world’s best physicists walked around campus, including Nobel Prize winners P.A.M. Dirac, then … Read More

Bargain Basement

October 1, 2002 |

Times have changed. In the old days, leftover chemicals in a chemistry lab were quickly disposed of. “Back then, if you could mix it and it didn’t explode, it went down the drain,” says Steve Owen, director for environmental safety.Read More

Going High Tech

October 1, 2002 |

When it comes to technology on campus, this really ain’t your father’s classroom anymore. The University is catching up and even pushing ahead in terms of the technology available—from Internet access to interactive classrooms—as a means of better educating its … Read More

Purposeful Theme

July 1, 2002 |

A new theme house for African-American and other minority women opens this fall on campus. Jumba La Nia, which means “House of Purpose” in Swahili, is going to be the home of five women who have a goal of developing … Read More

Hailing Hailstones

July 1, 2002 |

For many, the name Thomas J. Hailstones is synonymous with the University’s Williams College of Business. Now, it will become a fixture on the side of the building. On May 3, University President Michael J. Graham, S.J., announced that the … Read More

Coping on Campus

July 1, 2002 |

One Sunday night this spring, a distraught student threatened suicide. Over the next few hours, Oliver Birckhead, a clinical psychologist, carefully talked the student through the problems that led to this desperate call for help, successfully convincing the student to … Read More