Summer 2004

Joy Times Six

July 1, 2004 |

In 35 years of caring for newborns, Dr. John Vollman hasn’t seen anything quite like it—and neither have his colleagues.

The 1965 graduate is the former director of the division of neonatology at Akron (Ohio) Children’s Hospital and professor of … Read More

Further Reflections on Father Hoff

July 1, 2004 |

“I consider myself privileged to have made Father Hoff’s acquaintance and to have actually spent some time with him in one-on-one conversations. His decency, integrity and humility just jumped right out at you and he had a way of making you feel … Read More

From the Ground Up

July 1, 2004 |

Jim Miller has been trying to get his undergraduate degree for about 27 years, but it looks like his plans will be foiled once again. He’s going to Baghdad.

Miller doesn’t mind, though. In fact, the mission is what he … Read More

Forever Fans

July 1, 2004 |

As members of a family that includes many Xavier University alumni, my wife and I are always impressed and proud of the various accomplishments of the XU students. Over the years, we have seen academic, athletic and subsequent professional excellence … Read More

Down to Business

July 1, 2004 |

It was always assumed business students had computer skills, but now they have to prove it.

All business students must now take a computer skills test during orientation. Those who need to bone up on word-processing, Internet, e-mail, PowerPoint and … Read More

Certifiably the Best

July 1, 2004 |

What can you say about a guy who beats out more than 1,550 people for the top score on the kind of test that would give most people hives?

Ed VanDerbeck, chairman of the University’s department of accountancy, had this … Read More

Capturing Hussein

July 1, 2004 |

Matthew Mattingley is a cowboy—and he helped lasso Saddam Hussein.

The 1998 graduate is a cowboy in the U.S. Army’s Air Cavalry, and since graduating with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, he’s been flying Kiowa helicopters and climbing his way … Read More

AIDS and Economics

July 1, 2004 |

For Ken Overberg, S.J., poverty is a window into a whole different world. Poverty makes people sick, he says. Just look at the world’s HIV/AIDS statistics. “Ninety percent of the world’s people with AIDS don’t have access to treatment because … Read More

Academia V. Law

July 1, 2004 |

In August 2003, my career as an assistant professor of business law/ethics at Xavier began. It was a striking leap from the Hamilton County Common Pleas bench where I presided as a judge for the previous 14 years. While deciding … Read More

Setting the Pace

July 1, 2003 |

William Randolph Hearst knew a few things about being a pacesetter. So perhaps he’d find it particularly appropriate that the William Randolph Hearst Foundations have endowed the University’s Pacesetter Scholarship Fund to the tune of $200,000 over the past six … Read More