Jose Munne Caceres

How It Works: Be a Great Debater

Senior Jose Munne Caceres is president of St. Thomas' Foreign Affairs Club, where's he's learned a thing or two about holding your own in a debate. Here he offers seven tips for effective sparring in battles of ideas and opinions.
article placeholder

Professional Notes for July 19, 2016

These midsummer notes feature faculty Tim Balke, Todd Busch, Father Scott Carl, Xiaowen Guan, John Holst, John Keston, Don LaMagdeleine, Nanette Missaghi, Jo Montie, Shelley Neilsen-Gatti, Salina Renninger, Lisa Rezac, Cheri Shakiban, Amy Smith, Buffy Smith, Barb Stahl, Lynn Stansberry-Brusnahan, Muffet Trout, Artika Tyner, Kim Vrudny, Terri Vandercook and Christian Washburn; staff Carol Peterfeso; and students Kelsey Pearson, William Abbott, T.J. Reuteman, Anna Grim and Ryan Slechta.
A white board covered with a lengthy math equation in the office of Department of Mathematics Chair and Professor Patrick Van Fleet in O'Shaughnessy Science Hall. Van Fleet was working on an equation that is used for computer image modeling. Photo by Mark Brown.

A Research Journey Full Circle

Patrick Van Fleet’s initial mathematical research as a graduate student focused on spline functions. Before computers, architects used a flexible rubber tool called a spline to help them render irregular curve...
Students act in an improv exercise during an English class in the Leather Room in the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center on Oct. 28, 2015. Members of the Wonderlust Theater participated in a residency on campus with several different classes and programs, working with English and Theater students on improvisation skills and script writing. English professor Amy Muse, back right, and Wonderlust Theater co-Artistic Director Alan Berks, middle back (wearing blue shirt) look on. Photos by Mark Brown.

1921 Play Sees 21st-century Revival

“We carry within us a real and painful drama.” These words interrupt a rehearsal scene in Luigi Pirandello’s play “Six Characters in Search of an Author.” Six characters enter the theater. Abandoned by their cr...
Theology professor Anne Attea helps a student during a Hispanic Lay Ministry class. Photo by Mike Ekern '02.

Already Reaping the Fruits of Our Labors

If you walk through the classroom area of Murray-Herrick Campus Center on a Tuesday evening, you are likely to see two rooms full of Spanish-speaking students listening intently to their instructors and talking...
Director of Development for the College of Arts and Sciences Sarah Thompson poses for an environmental portrait March 11, 2016 in the Anderson Student Center. Photo by Mike Ekern.

Q&A With Sarah Thompson ‘04

After more than a decade at some of the Twin Cities’ most beloved arts institutions, including the Guthrie Theater, Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts and Northrop at the University of Minnesota, Sarah...
article placeholder

Professional Notes for May 18, 2016

This weeks notes feature faculty Shersten Johnson and Kari Zimmerman, and faculty and students from the Chemistry Department who participated in the 2016 Minnesota Academy of Sciences Winchell Symposium.
Students walk past The Arches amidst trees covered in pink blossoms April 26, 2016.

St. Thomas Making Headway in Bid to Become Ashoka Changemaker Campus

Since early last year, a small team of St. Thomas faculty, staff and students has been taking steps toward earning the special designation granted by Ashoka, a nonprofit and the largest network of social entrepreneurs in the world. If all continues to go smoothly, the team is hopeful that St. Thomas will be designated a Changemaker Campus in early 2017.
Hult Prize Winners

Thinking Outside the Huddle

In the midst of Tommie Football's quest for the NCAA Division III national title, four of the players vied for the prestigious Hult Prize, a social entrepreneurship competition with $1 million in seed money on the line. The team won the St. Thomas competition and competed in the global regional competition in March in San Francisco.
article placeholder

Professional Notes for May 4, 2016

This week's notes feature Consuelo Cavalieri, Paul Gavrilyuk, Hans Gustafson, William Kinney, Donald LaMagdeleine, Thomas Marsh, Lisa Prevette, Chris Santiago, Buffy Smith, Artika Tyner and John Wendt; graduate student Monica Yaa Habiaa; students from St. Thomas departments of Chemistry, Geography, Environmental Science, and Sociology and Criminal Justice; and alumna Jynette Larshus.
article placeholder

Professional Notes for April 20, 2016

This edition of Professional Notes features faculty William Cavert, Justin Donato, Eric Fort, Marites A. Guino-o, Hans Gustafson, J. Thomas Ippoliti, Mike Naughton, Shirley Nieto-Flores, Bill Ojala, Lisa Prevette, Buffy Smith, Lisa Waldner, Kristine Wammer, Meg Wilkes Karraker and Victoria Young; staff Artika Tyner; students from St. Thomas' Chemistry and Music departments; and alumnus Mathew Vicknair '13.
Exemplars Portraits

Firefly Gene Lights the Way for St. Thomas Toxicologist

In the past few years, many of St. Thomas Biology Department faculty member and Environmental Science program director Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt's studies have employed a beguiling tool: a breast cancer cell genetically modified with a firefly gene.
article placeholder

Professional Notes for March 29, 2016

This week's notes feature faculty Father Juan Miguel Betancourt, Dave Brennan, Cathy Craft-Fairchild, Amy Muse, Sarah Noonan, Lisa Waldner, Christian Washburn and Victoria Young; staff member Talia Nadir; and students Andrea Dennis, Pearl Nielson and Victoria Pyron Tankersley.
article placeholder

Professional Notes for March 11, 2016

This week's notes feature faculty Jean Birbilis, Thomas Bushlack, William Cavert, Hans Gustafson, Sherry Jordan, Mike Klein, Father Steven McMichael and Buffy Smith; and students from JPST365 Leadership for Social Justice.
article placeholder

Professional Notes for Feb. 23, 2016

This week's notes feature faculty Michael Garrison, Tom Hickson, Mike Klein, Eric Stevens, Kevin Theissen, Artika Tyner and John Wendt; and staff Beth Middleton and Carolyn Paetzel.
article placeholder

Professional Notes for Feb. 16, 2016

This week's notes feature faculty John Boyle, Mark DelCogliano, Erika Kidd, R. Mary Hayden Lemmons, Steven Long, Phil Rolnick, Buffy Smith and Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell; and staff James Rogers.