Fall 2005

Faculty Spotlight

October 1, 2005 |

Jamal Abu-Rashed, chair of the Department of Economics and Human Resources and an expert on gasoline prices, discusses the current phenomenon of rising gas prices amid the disaster wrought by Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast states.

Q. What are … Read More

Extra Credit: Paul Fiorelli

October 1, 2005 |

Paul Fiorelli, professor of legal studies and director for the center for business ethics and social responsibility, came to Xavier in 1983 to teach business, with a focus on law and business ethics. In 1998, he worked with the U.S. … Read More

CSI Xavier-Style

October 1, 2005 |

All summer long, assistant physics professor Heidrun Schmitzer suffered past the bloody limbs and battered bodies of the CSI television series to learn what students are watching. She hates the show, but it helps her know what to include in … Read More

Classical Connection

October 1, 2005 |

On warm summer evenings in the late 19th century, celebrated classical composer Antonin Dvorak sat under the linden trees at his country estate in the Czech Republic smoking his pipe and sipping beer out of a glass beaker with his … Read More

Appointed to Serve

October 1, 2005 |

President George W. Bush has made it a good year for University graduates. In March, the president named E. Timothy Oppelt acting assistant administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development. Oppelt, a 1976 grad, has … Read More

Sharing the Blessing

July 2, 2005 |

Pope John Paul II forged a powerful legacy as one of the most courageous, inspirational leaders of all time. A man of immense gifts, he extended his spiritual and moral convictions far beyond the church, forever changing the world’s political … Read More

Prince’s Diary

July 2, 2005 |

Prince Johnson II is a senior studying education. He traces his family history back to West Africa.

Family History: My family worked on the Moultrie rice plantations along the coastal islands of South Carolina. Since I was made aware that … Read More

Building Community

July 1, 2005 |

On a chilly, gray Saturday morning, Katrina Mahlerwein gets up at 7:00 a.m., pulls her long, brunette hair into a ponytail and slips on two layers of clothing before driving across campus to Bellarmine Circle. There, she meets a group … Read More

A Golden Reflection

July 1, 2005 |

It was a hot June 8 evening, as I remember, 1955, 8:15 p.m. to be exact, when the Class of 1955 strolled anxiously into our fabled Fieldhouse across Victory Parkway to the sounds of the processional pumped in celebration by … Read More

A Dream Realized

July 1, 2005 |

Laura Bradford first dreamt of a writing career at age 10. So it’s particularly fitting that the ’89 graduate turned to childhood memories to provide the seed for her debut novel, Jury of One, published in June by Hilliard & Harris.Read More