Fall 2002

Fifty Years Later

October 1, 2002 |

It’s been 50 years since the University formally created an annual giving program.

“I’ll tell you the biggest difference between now and then,” says Paul Lindsay, a 1956 graduate and associate vice president for university relations. “Back in 1952, when … Read More

The Fame Names

October 1, 2002 |

The University is inducting three new members to its athletic hall of fame on Nov. 15: Pete Gillen, who is the University’s winningest basketball coach, rifle star Jason Parker and former two-sport standout Karen Ohe Jagers.

Gillen went 202-75 in … Read More

Karolina On Its Mind

October 1, 2002 |

The women’s basketball team is becoming very worldly. This season, it has players from four countries on its roster—France, Finland, Bosnia and America.

The French connection is freshman Karolina Piotrkiewicz, a 6-foot-3 forward who played in Calais, France, where former … Read More

Hoop Dreaming

October 1, 2002 |

For the first time in school history, the University’s basketball team has two preseason All-Americans. David West, a 6-foot-9 senior forward, and Romain Sato, a 6-5 junior guard, were named to the 2002-03 Wooden Award Preseason All-American Team—a list of … Read More

On Course

October 1, 2002 |

Doug Steiner is a week into an extended recruiting trip, sitting, for the moment, in the clubhouse of the Atlanta Athletic Club, which is hosting the U.S. Junior Amateur Golf Championship. He’s taking a few minutes to rest his feet, … 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

X Files

October 1, 2002 |

Xavier Faces Janet O’Brien, department of athletics Raised in Lake Placid, N.Y., O’Brien married into a Xavier family. Her husband and brothers-in-law are alumni, her father-in-law began the Musketeer Club and her sister-in-law was one of the first female graduates. She … Read More