X Files

Beetle Mania: The Hunt for a Different Kind of Longhorn

April 15, 2015 |

Like a lot of entomologists, assistant biology professor Ann Ray has been bugged by a dearth of information about the valley elderberry longhorn beetle. So she joined a group of other bug-crazy biologists to find a better way to locate … Read More

My Momma’s Kitchen: Cake in a Jar

April 15, 2015 |

If home is where the heart is, the kitchen is the beating center at least that’s what it’s like at the Spencers’ house in Cincinnati. Read More

MyHusbandsTumor.Com: Love Goes Viral

April 15, 2015 |

When her husband, Aaron, was diagnosed with a brain tumor, Nora McInerny Purmort, a 2005 Xavier graduate, started recording their story on a blog. She later used it to update friends and family.Read More

Improving Life in Togo: Mayo’s Clinic

April 15, 2015 |

Rick Mayo keeps a copy of the photo that made him roll up his sleeves and help his church deliver water to a dozen African villages.Read More

One Smile at a Time: Visionary Dentist

April 15, 2015 |

When Dr. Edward Schaaf was asked to be the first volunteer dentist at the Free People’s Clinic in Englewood, a high-crime, poverty-plagued Chicago neighborhood, he figured he’d give it one night a month.Read More

Natalia’s Soup

April 15, 2015 |

Chemotherapy made Natalia Marsh-Welton feel cold, so when the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted the girl a wish, her goal was warmth. Not her own, though. Natalia wanted to make homeless people feel warm by giving them soup. And blankets.

West Nile Survivor: Walking Tall

April 15, 2015 |

In August 2012, two months after returning from a trip to South America with his class of Executive MBA students, Jeffrey Daniel was at the halfway mark and looking forward to graduating in May.Read More

Staging a Cyber Crime: CSI Story

April 15, 2015 |

Months before the rest of the world saw the new CBS crime drama “CSI: Cyber,” Xavier alum Victoria C. Page was cranking up the volume and revving up the visuals.Read More

Faculty Spotlight: David Gerberry, Assistant Professor, Mathematics

April 15, 2015 |

For those who consider advanced mathematics a strictly academic pursuit, David Gerberry’s research comes to a completely different, and extremely useful, conclusion. Gerberry creates and analyzes mathematical models of biological processes and diseases. In one project, he and four colleagues … Read More

Sundae Service

April 15, 2015 |

Lots of people want to fund good ideas that improve their community. And when there’s ice cream involved, doing good becomes fun—and yummy.

Kristine Frech, a 2008 Xavier grad, launched Cincy Sundaes last year with friend and colleague … Read More

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