spring 2014

Documenting Discoveries

April 28, 2014 |

“Go west, young man.” That hoary bit of wisdom still stands up, especially for Connor Lynch, a New York-based videographer. In fact, he went about as west as he could, filming the documentary Mount Lawrence, the story of Chandler Wild’s 6,500-mile … Read More

Mindful Health

April 28, 2014 |

Judi Godsey did not have to look far to see the devastating effects of extreme poverty. Most of the people in her home in McCreary County, Ky.—a beautiful part of the country in the rolling Appalachian foothills near Lake … Read More

Presidential Task Force Taps Beacham

April 28, 2014 |

Love it or hate it, the Affordable Care Act is creating the most dramatic change in the health care industry since, well, the invention of the Band Aid. All areas of health care are being impacted, including psychology. That’s … Read More

The Fabric of Her Life

April 28, 2014 |

. . In case you missed the October 2013 issue of The Crafts Report— or are not staying current with the calico dog-eat-dog world of retail craft art—the magazine’s annual cover contest is over and the results are in.

Better Biology: Beating Cancer

April 28, 2014 |

Cancer sucks. So Jennifer Sunderman Broo is doing something about it. Rather than teaching the same old boring curriculum about cells, the biology teacher at St. Ursula Academy in Cincinnati developed her own curriculum that teaches her students about the cell … Read More

Behind the…Bellarmine Chapel Roof

April 28, 2014 |

• Construction of St. Robert Bellarmine Chapel was completed in 1962, replacing the previous chapel, which was located in Schmidt Hall. 

• Its roof is a freestanding hyperbolic paraboloid that is unsupported by its exterior walls.

• … Read More

Prison Healers: Body and Mind

April 28, 2014 |

Susan Harrod’s first day in jail was eye-opening. She quickly learned, for instance, that she wasn’t the only Xavier graduate there. Enter Thomas Freytag. 

Although Harrod knew Freytag—both grew up in Wapakoneta, Ohio, a town small enough it’s … Read More

President’s Perspective: A New Big East Tradition

April 27, 2014 |

. . When you get right down to it, the basketball season ends well for one team and one team only—the national champion. And so, of course I was disappointed when ours ended with a First Four game.

Losing Weight: Gaining a New Life

April 27, 2014 |

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Five years ago, Kourtney Kelly bellied up to Wicked Twister, a roller coaster ride at Cedar Point amusement park not too far from her home in Toledo. It was a tradition to go with friends and family … Read More

A Step in Time

April 27, 2014 |

Chanessa Fant was a wide-eyed middle-schooler when she first stepped into stepping. She was enthralled by the unusual form of percussion that uses the body like a drum to create rhythmic beats. Feet, hands, arms, legs, chest—all have a … Read More

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