Xavier University

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Students from Xavier were at Fountain Square Friday to give something away: hugs.

The event was part of the Center for Interfaith Community Engagement's Golden Rule Week, which was designed to teach that the idea of “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” is found in many different faiths and traditions.

For college basketball fans, we are going into the most wonderful time of the year. Conference tournaments are underway.  Selection Sunday for the college men's NCAA basketball tournament is this weekend and we'll have our eyes glued to the TV to see if our favorite teams make it in and where they get seeded. Soon many of us will fill out our brackets and March Madness will be in full swing. 

  There are more than 50 neighborhoods within the City of Cincinnati, each with its own charms and challenges. The 2015 Neighborhood Summit is a gathering of engaged residents who recognize the value of working together to make all of the city’'s neighborhoods stronger, more welcoming places to live.

As the grandson of four Holocaust survivors, Mark Hanis has dedicated his life to empowering young people to be agents of change. While a student at Swarthmore College and concerned about the genocide taking place in Darfur, he co-founded the Genocide Intervention Network, which later became the organization now known as United to End Genocide

Ron Esposito talks with 1980 Xavier University alum and acclaimed musician Matt Venuti about his musical successes, being a touring musician and performing hang and gubal drums.

Polina Bespalko from the Xavier University Department of Music is in the studio with David Lewis to preview the remaining concerts in the Xavier Music Series, including swing, classical guitar and classical piano performances.

  For three decades, Xavier University'’s Sister Rose Ann Fleming has been a force behind the school's extraordinary academic record for its men's basketball players. Since she started Xavier’'s academic advising program, every player who reached his final year of eligibility has graduated.

Stephen Skiles, director of theater at Xavier University, joins Jim Stump with a preview of the upcoming productions on campus including Godspell, which is running now, and Black Fly Spring, coming in December.

He’s a well-respected classical pianist and the host of NPR’s From the Top, heard locally Saturday mornings at 9am on 90.9 WGUC. Christopher O’Riley joins our David Lewis to discuss his long-running radio program and preview his September 28 performance as part of the Xavier University Music Series.