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UST in the News for Aug. 13, 2014

A Time magazine quote, millienials in the housing recovery, and a win for inmate privacy 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.

Two Professors Receive John Ireland Presidential Award for Outstanding Achievement as a Teacher-Scholar

Dr. Meg Wilkes Karraker and Dr. Sameer Kumar have been named recipients of this annual award for 2013. Award winners are tenured members of the St. Thomas faculty who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to not only their respective disciplines but also to the university.

Professional Notes for April 11, 2014

This week's notes feature faculty and staff Lisa Montpetit Brabbit, Bernard Brady, Massimo Faggioli, Tanya Gladney, Marites Guino-o, J. Thomas Ippoliti, William Kinney, Mike Klein, Anne Klejment, John Martens, Terence Nichols, William Ojala, Lisa Prevette, James Rogers, Gerald Schlabach, Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell, Lisa Waldner and Robert Werner; alumna Jynette Larshus; and students from the Chemistry Department.

Journalist-Held-Captive Roxana Saberi to Speak Here April 14

Saberi, an American freelance journalist, has written about her imprisonment and experiences in Iran.

The Weigh-In: ‘I Was Spit on, Kicked in the Throat, Shoved and Hit’

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. While there has been some progress, Lisa Waldner reminds us that there is still a lot of work to do to change the culture of bullying – especially in Minnesota.

Noted Sports Writer John Rosengren to Discuss His New Book on Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg Oct. 8

Rabbi David Wirtschafter will interview Rosengren during this Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning program.

MPR to air Michelle Alexander talk at noon Tuesday

The program was recorded at St. Thomas last week.

‘Justice for My Sister,’ a Film About ‘Femicide’ in Guatemala, Will be Shown Here April 15

The film’s director and producer, Kimberly Bautista, will join in a discussion following the film.

‘The Irish Family at Home and Abroad’ Symposium Here March 9

The daylong program features writers, scholars, therapists and a keynote address by Dr. Brigittine French on “Anthropologists Look at the Irish Family.”