Summer 2002

In Tune With Technology

July 1, 2002 |

Cathy Kalla doesn’t play piano. She plays clarinet. Yet with a little brain work and the press of a button, she can hear the lilting notes of a choral piece she just wrote played out on the piano—without ever touching … Read More

He’s Got Game

July 1, 2002 |

The University hired Kevin McGuff as its new head women’s basketball coach in June, replacing Melanie Balcomb, who left in May to take on the head coaching job at Vanderbilt University.

McGuff, 32, was an assistant coach at the University … Read More

Going to New Depths

July 1, 2002 |

He was supposed to spend his life looking at teeth, but Paul Naber realized in college that he wasn’t interested in following in his father’s footsteps. Dentistry just didn’t cut it for him. Quite by accident, he discovered that law … Read More

German Kudos

July 1, 2002 |

He’s no Wayne Newton, but Fred Irwin probably felt like belting out “Danke Schoen” as he stepped up to the podium last year to receive the German Service Cross–First Class, one of the highest awards issued to civilians by the … Read More

Feet Don’t Fail Me Now

July 1, 2002 |

Julie Isphording is finally footloose and fancy free. Well, sort of. The 1983 accounting graduate, 1984 Olympic marathon runner and host of WVXU’s talk show “On Your Feet” was off her feet for most of the last winter after undergoing … Read More

Ex-Grid Star Starts Over

July 1, 2002 |

It was early spring when Cheryl Dawson made headlines. Not that she wanted to. The single mother of three children was stabbed to death in a downtown Cincinnati parking lot allegedly by her estranged husband, who was stalking her. She … Read More

Double Play

July 1, 2002 |

“Baseball is in serious trouble,” says history professor John Fairfield. Strikes and lockouts, overpaid players and greedy owners—they’ve all whittled into our fondness for the great American pastime. And the future of the game is in question, he says, unless … Read More

Diving In

July 1, 2002 |

Some people like to take the family car for a drive. Jamie Schade likes to go for a spin in the family submarine.

“We’ve got to be the only people in the Midwest who can say we own a submarine,” … Read More