• UST in the News

    Here’s a roundup of recent St. Thomas mentions of interest in various media. Read the stories by clicking on the links. Links do expire and change as papers move stories to “archive” status, and if links have expired, you’re welcome to purchase access to the stories or use a search engine such as Lexis Nexis, available on the UST Libraries’ Web site. In some cases, you’ll need to register on the publication’s Web site in order to access full text.

    The list below is by no means exhaustive.  If you see a story about St. Thomas and would like us to include mention of it, be sure to drop us a note at bulletin@stthomas.edu.

    • “Patricia Jaffray was volunteer extraordinaire,” Star Tribune, Jan. 30, 2010. Jaffray, who died Jan. 23, was a member of St. Thomas’ Board of Trustees.
    • “Driver, 21, sentenced to more than four years for fatal St. Paul crash,” Star Tribune, Feb. 5, 2010. Crash victim Moussa Ould Maayif was an MBA student at St. Thomas.
    • “Number of uninsured Minnesotans is up,” Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, Feb. 5, 2010. “While the number of uninsured are rising, the burden of care is not being equally distributed across all hospitals, said Jack Militello, professor of health care management at the University of St. Thomas.”
    • “Oakdale plans to buy, redevelop failed mall,” Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, Feb. 5, 2010. “Dave Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas, said he thinks Oakdale Mall’s struggles were largely tied to its positioning as a discount shopping center and its lack of tenants strong enough to compete with retail centers in Woodbury and other nearby communities.”
    • “If late fee is part of lease, it is considered rental income,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Feb. 6, 2010. Here’s a syndicated column by Dr. Thomas Musil, former director of UST’s Shenehon Center for Real Estate.
    • “Drivers in Minneapolis and St. Paul drivers prepare for possible recall,” KARE-TV, Feb. 6, 2010. “Beth Langer planned to sign up for the brand new HOURCAR program based at the University of St. Thomas.  But the program would be using two 2010 Prius models — the very cars that may be recalled. ‘It’s a little bit of a bummer that they’re having problems,’ Langer said, continuing: ‘but it sounds like Toyota’s got it under control.’”
    • See also: “After Repairs, HOURCAR Returns Priuses to Fleet,” WCCO-TV, Feb. 12, 2010. “The cars were fixed this week and are now back in action at HOURCAR’s newest locations at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.”
    • “SPPD close case of St. Thomas student’s death,” KSTP-TV, Feb. 8, 2010.
    • See also: “Case of St. Thomas Student Found Dead Closed,” WCCO-TV, Feb. 8, 2010.
    • See also: “St. Paul police close file in death of St. Thomas student Daniel Zamlen,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 9, 2010.
    • See also: “Angry mother vows to keep looking into son’s death,” Star Tribune, Feb. 9, 2010.
    • See also: “Charges for providing alcohol unlikely in Zamlen drowning,” KARE-TV and other media outlets, Feb. 9, 2010.
    • See also: “Zamlen’s mother says autopsy leaves questions,” Duluth News Tribune, Feb. 10, 2010.
    • Charley Walters’ column, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 10, 2010. The sports columnist reports, “Among the NCAA-sanctioned 1,006 Division I, II and III men’s basketball programs the past two seasons, the University of St. Thomas has the top won-lost record (49-3).”
    • “Booklet focuses on music at Mass,” The Catholic Spirit, Feb. 11, 2010. “Fourteen brief pages are an easy-to-absorb discussion starter about what liturgical music strives to accomplish in Catholic worship today, and local music and liturgy experts Father J. Michael Joncas and Vicki Klima are among the authors who open the door to this always vital part of parish life.” Joncas is a St. Thomas theology professor.
    • “When time flies,” BBC News, Feb. 12, 2010. “By a surreptitious switching of stopwatches, the study at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota was able to make those taking part in the experiment believe that a task had lasted 10 minutes, while in reality it lasted either five or 20. ‘In controlled circumstances we could manipulate people’s feelings of time quite easily,’ says Professor Aaron Sackett, who led the research.”
    • “New TPT show is all about girl power – with science,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 12, 2010. “Girls also find science more appealing if it’s a social experience. For that reason, each show focuses on a group of middle school girls, often friends, and highlights the way they work together. In one episode, girls design and build a miniature wind farm. In another, a group of girls sorts through the school cafeteria’s trash and invents a new use for discarded yogurt containers. Another follows four friends who get help from a University of St. Thomas engineering professor to make a giant pig puppet with moving parts for the annual May Day parade in Minneapolis.”
    • See also: “‘SciGirls’ aims to change the way girls think about science, engineering,” MinnPost, Feb. 12, 2010. 
    • See also: “Critics’ picks,” Star Tribune, Feb. 12, 2010. “Much of the new series “SciGirls” (5:30 p.m. Fri. & 7:30 a.m. Sat., KTCA, Ch. 2) evolved locally. Not only was it produced by Twin Cities Public Television, but the season opens with a Minnesota wildlife specialist teaching local schoolgirls (pictured) how to make a wetlands area more inviting to turtles. Future episodes feature a puppet master from the University of St. Thomas and a cooking class with local food scientist Emily Noble.”
    • “Musician returns home to lead concert in Staples,” Morrison County Record, Feb. 12, 2010. “After majoring in music and English, as well as American racial multicultural studies at St. Olaf, [Justin] Windschitl made an abrupt change of course and received his law degree from the University of St. Thomas. He has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Eastern Philharmonic Orchestra, and as principal bassoon of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. Windschitl has participated in a number of music festivals and was twice featured on Garrison Keillor’s ‘A Prairie Home Companion.’”
    • “Metro housing: A whiff of stability,” Star Tribune, Feb. 12, 2010. “‘We’ve safely weathered the worst of the housing market decline, despite continuing worries about future home foreclosures,’ said George Karvel, a real estate professor at the University of St. Thomas.”
    • “Obituary: Albert Grazzini, avid aviator and accountant,” Star Tribune, Feb. 12, 2010. “Born in Minneapolis, Grazzini graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1939 and earned an accounting degree from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul in 1950.”
    • “Ten Commandments display will get high court review,” The Oklahoman, Norman, Okla., Feb. 13, 2010. The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled next week to consider the case involving a Ten Commandments monument on Haskell County Courthouse property in Stigler, but the legal discussion got a head start Friday at the University of Oklahoma. Political science professor emeritus Peter Irons, of the University of California at San Diego, and law professor Thomas Berg, of the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, discussed legal opinions on the separation of church and state during ‘Signs of the Times: The First Amendment and Religious Freedom.’ A panel discussion followed.”
    • “Research teams playing grocery store – for big stakes,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 14, 2010. “It’s relationship management, but it’s also supply-chain management,” said Dave Brennan, marketing professor at the University of St. Thomas, explaining the pull to be close by. “It’s to deal with the issues of pricing, logistics, promotions, new product entries and all those kind of things … and (it) can resolve issues much more directly and immediately.”
    • “Ruben Rosario: White-collar criminals a study in human nature at its worst,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 14, 2010. “Greed is another common underlying theme, says Henry ‘Hank’ Shea, who spent 18 of his 20 years as a federal prosecutor in Minnesota trying white-collar cases.  ’There’s ego and arrogance, but greed is the driver,’ said Shea, a law professor at the University of St. Thomas.”
    • “Social host ordinance offers peace and quiet,” Minnesota Daily, Feb. 14, 2010. A St. Thomas neighbor who is a staff member at the University of Minnesota shares a not-so-complimentary impression of St. Thomas students in this letter to the editor of the U’s student newspaper.
    • “Helping Your Kids Be Not Just Sibs, But Friends,” WCCO-TV, Feb. 15, 2010. “‘Just because your kids are fighting now doesn’t mean they won’t be close friends someday,’ said University of St. Thomas family studies professor Carol Breuss.” 
    • “Speakers debate legality of Ten Commandments monument,” [University of] Oklahoma Daily, Feb. 15, 2010. “Thomas Berg, another speaker at the symposium, is an associate dean for academic affairs and professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. He has authored nearly 30 briefs in cases involving religious liberty and other constitutional issues. Berg said the Declaration of Independence shows that many founding fathers thought citizens’ rights are tied into the existence of a creator. ‘The premise of the Declaration of Independence is that societies have more rights with a creator,’ Berg said.”
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