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UST in the News for June 30, 2014

Our experts weigh in on sleep deprivation, stadiums and drug clemency in this week’s headlines.

Reel to Real: Student Study Looks at Images of the Environment in Film

Senior Sarah Strain's Young Scholars' Grant project studied the subtle ways in which the natural environment and sustainable behaviors are depicted in documentaries and Hollywood films from 1998 to 2013.

UST in the News for April 23, 2014

Our experts weigh in on slow-melting snow, the escalating price of limes and a football walkout in this week’s headlines.

The Scroll: Making a Class Come Alive

Dave Nimmer believes great teaching for undergraduates needs to be at or near the top of priorities for St. Thomas as it sets goals and defines standards. In The Scroll today, he writes about a sophomore’s experience in a January Term course taught by psychology professor John Buri.

Guest Lecturer Pete Feigal Refuses to Let Bipolar Disorder, MS Get Him Down; Will Speak Here April 16

Pete Feigal "sees his hardships as teachers and meditations in his life ‘wanted or not!’"

UST in the News for April 1, 2014

A student commentary on climate change, why fish isn't considered meat, and an appeal to lower prison phone rates are featured in this week's headlines.

UST in the News for Feb. 25, 2014

A ‘Good Question,’ MPR’s ALS series, opinions and expertise are highlighted in this week’s headlines.

Doodlers, Beware

In his study last semester, senior psychology major Scott Fusco found that contrary to recent popular belief, doodling impedes memory recall.

Living Well in Broken Bodies: Two Voices in the Mind-Body Movement to Speak Here Oct. 29

One of the speakers is well-known to the St. Thomas community. Dr. Bruce Kramer has ALS and is former dean of the College of Education, Leadership and Counseling.

When in Rome … Teach (and Eat Pizza)

This year Dr. Tonia Bock, whose area of research is moral development in adolescence and emerging adulthood, spent six weeks in Rome at John Cabot University, an American-accredited university. She taught a class of 11 study-abroad students during a five-week session in July.