Summer 2005

Letters to the Editor

July 1, 2005 |

Waxing Nostalgic for the 50s My era—the 1950s—takes a joshing because the attributes we absorbed back then may seem out of place at times today in a world that challenges outer spaces but still clutters earthly places. Nevertheless, those of … Read More

Fund Fiesta

July 1, 2005 |

Guatemalan custom dictates that when a person of stature visits, pine needles are scattered about so the guest’s feet don’t touch the ground. So when 1989 graduate Joe Berninger arrived in the country bearing textbooks and other educational materials for … Read More

Fountain of Literature

July 1, 2005 |

The mission of the Mermaid Tavern, according to student activities material, is “to provide an open and relaxed environment for writers to shape their work and seek guidance.”

It’s a worthy mission for the University’s oldest club. But that was … Read More

Faculty Spotlight

July 1, 2005 |

Karim M. Tiro, assistant professor in the department of history, discusses his new class, “A History of the Pig in America, with Especial Reference to the City of Cincinnati, Otherwise Known as ‘Porkopolis.’”

How did you become interested in pigs … Read More

Faculty Spotlight

July 1, 2005 |

This past semester, Tyrone Williams, chair of the department of English, received a Wheeler Academic Development Award, which supports improving academic programs. Williams is using the award this fall in his philosophy, politics and the public honors class, “Literature and … Read More

Faculty Spotlight

July 1, 2005 |

Stanley Hedeen, a professor in the department of biology, discusses zoos as classrooms.

How are zoos an important educational tool? Zoos are great facilities for teaching a variety of biological subjects: taxonomy, evolution, animal behavior, conservation and environmental science topics.

What … Read More

Faculty Spotlight

July 1, 2005 |

John Fairfield, chair for the department of history, discusses the role of baseball in American life.

Why does baseball hold such a special place in American culture? Baseball holds a special place in American culture in part because of its longevity … Read More

Extra Credit: Cheryl Nuñez

July 1, 2005 |

Cheryl Nuñez joined Xavier in May as vice provost for diversity. Among her plans are to implement community engagement efforts, and to focus on faculty and staff hiring, development activities, curriculum transformation and co-curricular programming. She also plans to nurture … Read More

Down for the Count

July 1, 2005 |

Hunkered down in a Philadelphia library, Karim Tiro stumbled across a literary treasure trove: the diary of a wealthy 18th-century Italian nobleman. Though researching the Oneida Indians for his dissertation, the possibilities of what lay inside the diary consumed the … Read More

Cops in Caps

July 1, 2005 |

Sgt. Steve Lang was looking for self-actualization. Capt. Michael Cureton wanted to make a point to his children. And Sgt. Michael Hartzler intends to fulfill a lifetime ambition. The three are part of a steady stream of local police officers … Read More

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