Spring 2005

The Philosophy of Dylan

April 1, 2005 |

The times may indeed be a-changin’, but Bob Dylan’s poetry resonates with today’s college students just as it did with their parents. Just ask Daniel Dwyer. An assistant professor of philosophy at the University, Dwyer uses Dylan’s lyrics as brainstorming … Read More

Take Two

April 1, 2005 |

The death of the Musketeer annual was short-lived. As reported in last spring’s Xavier magazine, the yearbook was cancelled due to rising costs and lack of interest. That decision was reversed in the fall after discussions concerning its value as … Read More

Song of Olde

April 1, 2005 |

Tucked away in the chilly, upper reserve rooms of McDonald Library, a faded blue booklet with a hand-drawn cover links past to present. The thin paperback comprises a collection of songs published in 1928 to commemorate all areas of University … Read More

Sister Act

April 1, 2005 |

On a Friday afternoon in September 2003, a surprised—and humbled—Margaret Hoffman stood before a gymnasium of cheering students, parents, friends and co-workers at Fort Wright Elementary. They gathered to congratulate her for winning the National Distinguished Principal Award for Kentucky. … Read More

Sight for Poor Eyes

April 1, 2005 |

Hallam Sargeant is no stranger to altruism. A mentor with the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative and his company’s 2003 YMCA Black Achiever of the Year, the 2004 M.B.A. graduate decided to spread his good will on an international level. So in … Read More

Scouting Reporter

April 1, 2005 |

On a typical summer evening, Karl Mueller is at BAT for the Milwaukee Brewers. With a computer in his lap, Mueller manipulates the baseball analysis and tracking (BAT) system to record every pitch of a game on the West Coast. … Read More

Relaying for Life

April 1, 2005 |

Former University President James E. Hoff, S.J., who died of cancer in July, is still helping give life. Hoff is the focus of a special luminary ceremony in April during the University’s third annual Relay for Life event in which … Read More

Quantum Leap

April 1, 2005 |

Interest in superconductors waxed and waned in the 1980s as one ceramic compound after another was discovered that offered superconducting properties at increasingly higher temperatures. Through it all, associate professor of physics Steve Herbert carried on with research that doesn’t … Read More

Ounce of Prevention

April 1, 2005 |

A resident assistant in Kuhlman Hall peeks inside the open dorm room to see if anyone is there before leaving behind a paper door hanger that reads, “You could have been ripped off.” A vigilante she’s not. In fact, the … Read More

Keeping Cool

April 1, 2005 |

A nondescript yellow workbook stashed in Michael Nelson’s office holds the key to emotional relief for children who literally see red when angry. The book is “Keeping Your Cool: The Anger Management Workbook,” which Nelson, a professor of psychology, wrote … Read More

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