Fall 2007

Rapid Gathering

October 1, 2007 |

After 30 minutes of safety training, members of the Charlotte alumni chapter were ready to test their skills on the rapids at the U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC), a multi-channel, recirculating whitewater river. They geared up in helmets and life … Read More

New on Campus

October 1, 2007 |

Students returned to campus this fall to find a few changes awaiting them. Perhaps the biggest change came when they walked into the University library.

All of the books on the first floor were removed over the summer. They were … Read More

New in Nigeria

October 1, 2007 |

A couple of years ago, chemistry professor Aaron Baba got a crazy idea. As new editions of the chemistry books he used kept replacing older versions, he realized the older texts could provide a lot of learning to college students … Read More

Meditation, American Style

October 1, 2007 |

For six months last year, William Waters spent four hours every Thursday trying to keep bitter rivals from killing each other. The warring factions were the administration and employees of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa. Their disputes … Read More

Love and Life

October 1, 2007 |

Nancy Jones grew up on a street in suburban Cincinnati where six people at one time or another were diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease that affects the neurological system.


Watching her neighbors suffer from complications prompted … Read More

Handing Out Hope

October 1, 2007 |

As a sophomore in high school, Jerry Sullivan planned on a career in national service. What he didn’t plan on was becoming a beacon of hope for fathers of children with Down syndrome. But that’s just what he became. Life’s … Read More

Fighting Leukemia

October 1, 2007 |

Amy Smythe loves working with non-profits and fundraising. That goes a long way toward explaining how the 2001 graduate, a community relations officer with National City Bank, claimed the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year Award for 2007.Read More

Etcher Extraordinaire

October 1, 2007 |

Cincinnati’s Treadway Gallery is giving new meaning to a classic pickup line, because they really do want you to come up and see their etchings.


Or, rather, the etchings of native artist and 1890 graduate Edward Hurley. After receiving his degree … Read More

Computers, 1966

October 1, 2007 |

Before laptops and wireless routers, students and faculty utilized the University’s only computer center under the supervision of the department of mathematics. “The computer center is able to prepare students for the business world by providing instruction in the use … Read More

About Climate Change

October 1, 2007 |

It’s all over talk radio and television; it’s an issue of the upcoming presidential election; it’s even got Hollywood abuzz. It’s climate change, and now the Catholic community is joining the conversation.

This spring, seven people with Xavier connections took … Read More