School of Engineering professor Dr. Jim Ellingson and junior Noel Naughton spent the summer grinding 25 pounds of peanuts in a project that aims to help small farmers in developing nations produce food more efficiently.
Dr. Camille George of St. Thomas' School of Engineering is helping to revolutionize the way breadfruit is incorporated into the livelihoods of people in developing nations. Last month she travelled to Kauai, Hawaii, to install a breadfruit-drying device she co-designed with adjunct engineering professor Bob Bach for the National Tropical Botanical Gardens.
Jerry Hammer’s earliest recollection of the fair is fleeing from it when he was three years old. “We were watching a [midway attraction] … where a man sits in a cage, and a light bulb above his head turns off. When it turns back on, there [was] a guy in a gorilla suit standing in the cage where the man used to be. I remember looking out the window to see if the gorilla was chasing us home. … My 6-year-old brother [Robert ’74] just laughed.”
Included in this week's Professional Notes are faculty Dr. Massimo Faggioli, Dr. Teresa Rothausen-Vange and Dr. Edward Ulrich; staff Dan Gjelten; and UST MBA alums Sara Christenson and Annelise Larson.
The two departments now operate under a new, combined name, Academic Counseling and Support. They will move to a new office in the renovated Murray-Herrick Campus Center, which they will share with Disability Services.
Spectators will have a rare (and free) opportunity to watch professional cyclists race in one of the premier professional bike races in the United States. The race attracts top American racing teams and nearly 300 top riders from around the world.
All eligible exempt and non-exempt employees receive either paid-leave time (PLT) or vacation and one floating holiday each fiscal year. The University of St. Thomas’ fiscal year is July 1 through June 30.