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Professional Notes for April 30, 2015

This week's notes feature faculty John Buri, Vanessa Cornett-Murtada, Massimo Faggioli, Hans Gustafson, Mike Klein, John Martens, Thomas Redshaw, Deborah Savage, Father Scott Carl, John Wendt and Victoria Young; staff Josh Hengemuhle, Lindsey Loree and Talia Nadir; and students from St. Thomas' Geography, Psychology, and Justice and Peace Studies departments.
David Duccini

Doing a Bit of Good With Bitcoin

David Duccini ’94, ’99 M.S.S.E., is the founder of Do a Bit of Good, a Bitcoin-based charitable organization he hopes will do some good while helping to change the conversation on cryptocurrencies.
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Professional Notes for April 2, 2015

This week's notes feature faculty Michael Garrison, Hans Gustafson, Nekima Levy-Pounds, Nathaniel Nelson, Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell, Lisa Waldner, John Wendt and Meg Wilkes Karraker; and staff Becky Durham, Annie Johnson and James Rogers.
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Winona LaDuke is Women’s History Month Speaker

St. Thomas' Luann Dummer Center for Women is sponsoring her presentation, "Women and Native Struggles: Toward Ecological Transformation," which will be held 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in O'Shaughnessy Education Center Auditorium.
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Professional Notes for March 3, 2015

This week's notes feature faculty Vanessa Cornett-Murtada, Joseph Fitzharris, Matthew George, Hans Gustafson, Cindy Hall, Karen Howard, Mike Klein, Matthew Mehaffey, Lisa Prevette, Manjeet Rege, Lesley Scibora, Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell, Christian Washburn, John Wendt, Meg Wilkes Karraker; staff Drew Puroway and Jim Rogers; students Nick Benish, Chad Hewitt, Kristin Mueller and Ryan Smith; and alumni Amber Schoenecker ’13 and Kristin Braden ’14 .
Lauren Vallez

Engineering Serendipity

Last year, while standing in line for coffee in Anderson Student Center, sophomore Lauren Vallez found herself in the middle of a debate between engineering professor John Abraham and one of his students. This random encounter heavily shaped the course of her studies at St. Thomas.
A statue of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Daily Reflections Series to Usher In Lenten Season

The reflections will be published daily throughout Lent and will be written by a cross section of the St. Thomas community – members of the Office for Mission and Campus Ministry, staff, faculty and students.
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Professional Notes for Jan. 23, 2015

This week's notes feature faculty Mary Ann Brenden, Mark DelCogliano, Massimo Faggioli, Sarah Ferguson, Amy Finnegan, Eric Fort, Mike Klein, Robert Koerpel, Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, Shirley Polejewski, Jim Rogers, Gerald Schlabach, Sister Katarina Schuth, AnnMarie Thomas, Jessica Toft, Father (professor emeritus) David Whitten Smith, Carey Winkler and Kari Zimmerman; and students Tim Stammeyer and Jade Schleif.
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St. Thomas Announces Phased Retirement Option for Faculty

The University of St. Thomas has established a phased retirement option for faculty, which will enable participating faculty to plan effectively and transition into retirement by reducing workload and salary while retaining benefits and faculty rights and privileges during the transition.
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St. Thomas Breaks Into Top 10 Schools for Study Abroad Participation

The Open Doors 2014 report showed that St. Thomas’ undergraduate study abroad participation is on the rise, ranking eighth this year, and remains among the leading American institutions for undergraduate students who study abroad. International student enrollment at St. Thomas retained its fifth-place rank among Minnesota colleges and universities.
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Professional Notes for Nov. 17, 2014

This edition of Professional Notes features faculty Elizabeth Burr, Thomas Bushlack, Thomas Hickson, Robert Kennedy, Lisa Lamb, Jeni McDermott, Jennifer McGuire, Professor Emeritus Father David Smith, John Spry, Kevin Theissen, AnnMarie Thomas, Kim Vrudny, Christian Washburn and John Wendt; staff Margaret Cahill, Vern Klobassa and Eric Stevens; and students Francesca Bernardi, Cassandra Clark, Jacob Frahm, Michael Kolles and April Terres.
Tidal Debris

Answers in Galaxies Far, Far Away

This year sophomore Maria McQuillan and junior Nick Sinn have joined forces with Dr. Elizabeth Wehner, assistant professor in St. Thomas' Physics Department, to scrutinize images of far-away galaxies taken on a .9 meter telescope housed at Kitt Peak Observatory in Arizona.
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.