Quantum Dots

A ‘Quantum’ Leap to Italy

Senior Cecilia Gentle spent 10 weeks in Perugia, Italy, last summer studying quantum dots, tiny crystals that glow when exposed to light, for use in solar cells.
School of Law alum Mike Hanson hikes the appalachian trail

Trail of Discovery

Blind since infancy, Mike Hanson ’87, ’05 J.D. was used to overcoming challenges. Then he decided to hike the entire Appalachian Trail.
Michael Lackey. Photo by Nina Francine.

A Conversation With Author Michael Lackey ’86

Lackey interviewed 16 world-renowned writers, including Joyce Carol Oates and Russell Banks, for his book, Truthful Fictions: Conversations with American Biographical Novelists, published by Bloomsbury earlier this year.
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Professional Notes for Sept. 15, 2014

This week's notes feature faculty Bernard Brady, Tony Borgerding, Eric Fort, Marites Guino-o, Shersten Johnson, Gary Mabbott, Mark Neuzil, Bill Ojala, Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell, AnnMarie Thomas, Lisa Waldner and Meg Wilkes Karraker; staff Tim Dohmen, Becky Durham, Sarah Huesing and Jennifer Rogers; students Maya Audi, Nicholas Brinza, Jaya Dhami, Sam Dennert, Benjamin Gelinas, Joe Jaye, Kara Kassekert, Lucas Keehr, Daniel Kremer, Maggie Malone-Povolny, Grant McCormick, Meghan Talbot, Brianna Vickerman and Alison Yang; and alumni Jaclyn Fermanich, Kendra Lystad, Emilee Sirek, Jonathan Smiej and Victoria Speake.
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Professional Notes for Sept. 2, 2014

This week's notes feature faculty Corinne Carvalho, Massimo Faggioli, Anne Klejment, Mark McInroy, Manjeet Rege, Angela Senander, Gary Voegele and Christian Washburn; and School of Social Work students Shanea Turner Smith and Elisabeth Wells, and a host of award-winning students from the 2014 Chemistry and Biochemistry Banquet.
Mitch Kieffer St. Thomas Mag

Pain Is A Battlefield

Three years ago, Mitch Kieffer’s military SUV was attacked in Iraq. After dozens of surgeries and procedures, he is still dogged by chronic, debilitating pain. But that hasn’t stopped Kieffer ’07 from becoming the ultimate warrior.
Bob Hilgers 105 year old

A Witness To Our History

Bob Hilgers '32--a former student, teacher and adviser--celebrates 105 years of a life well-lived.
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Professional Notes for May 23, 2014

This week's notes feature faculty Diane Anderson, Angeline Barretta-Herman, Consuelo Cavalieri, Michael Garrison, Marites A. Guino-o, Adam Kay and John Wendt; staff Mark Jensen; students Miguel Colunga-Santoyo, Shannon Heitkamp, Matthew Koppinger, Taylor Schuweiler and Megan Talbot; and alumna Stephanie G. Evers '12 J.D.
Facilities Engineering Construction

Summer Construction Plans at St. Thomas

Nearly 30 major and minor capital improvement projects to update or restore parts of the University of St. Thomas will take place this summer. All of these projects will occur on the university’s St. Paul campus, and construction may cause some parking lots and areas of certain buildings to close temporarily during the summer.
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Retirees: You May Continue as Members of St. Thomas Credit Union

The St. Thomas Employee Federal Credit Union membership does not terminate with the end of employment at St. Thomas; as long as the basic share account remains open, the membership remains and a member can continue to both save and borrow at the credit union.
Helpful Flowers

Cleaning Up a ‘Sad, Urban Lot’ With Wildflowers, Science

This month, St. Thomas senior Elizabeth Chambers, junior Hunter Gaitan, sophomore Ryan Burke and biochemistry professor Dr. Adam Kay will help plant 96 plots of wildflowers on a vacant gravel pit in downtown St. Paul for their research study, The Helpful Flowers Project. The team will study biodiversity and how wildflowers remove toxic heavy metals from soil.
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Five Community Members Honored at St. Thomas Day Awards May 7

This year's honorees include Ron Fowler, Distinguished Alumnus Award; Michael Heffron, Monsignor James Lavin Award; Sondra Elizondo, Humanitarian of the Year Award; Dr. Matthew George, Professor of the Year; and Brandon Miranda, Tommie Award.
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Professional Notes for May 1, 2014

This week's notes feature faculty Anne Klejment, Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt, Lisa Prevette, Manjeet Rege, Christian Washburn, John Wendt and Reid Zimmerman; staff Carol Peterfeso and James Rogers; and students Katie Boyd, Emily Cabel, Jackie Heitzman, Caitlin Kielblock, Lauren McGovern, Kirsten Muller, Megan Tappe and undergraduate students from the Geography Department.