B.B. King

Depth of Field Icons: B.B. King

The legendary King of the Blues gave a "magical" performance and talk to a captivated sold-out audience at St. Thomas on Feb. 16, 1990.
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Tim Van Laarhoven: Master of Risk and Time

Van Laarhoven, who graduated in December, passed all of the requirements to become an Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA), and graduated in two and a half years, a stunning accomplishment that has left many wanting to know the secret to his success.
Mark Neuzil in his canoe

Writing the Book on Canoes

Mark Neuzil’s love of nature (and everything that flows through it) is evident in his new book on the history of North American canoes.
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Professional Notes for Jan. 17, 2017

This week's notes feature faculty Elise Amel, Jean-Pierre Bongila, Candace Chou, Camille George, Dalma Martinović-Weigelt, Gerald Schlabach, Buffy Smith, Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan and Ted Ulrich; staff Michelle Morgan, Jim Rogers and Sarah Spencer; and alumni Jackie Heitzman ’14, Abigail Lukowicz '15 and Maya Peters ‘15.
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Professional Notes for Dec. 13, 2016

This week's notes feature faculty Lisa Abendroth, Jean-Pierre Bongila, Sanjeev Bordoloi, Rosemond Desir, Michael Devaughn, Yu Gao, Bruce Gleason, Kyle Goldschmidt, Thomas Hickson, Michael Hollerich, John Holst, Len Jennings, David Kelley, Elizabeth Kindall, Sameer Kumar, Lisa Lamb, Paul Lorah, Christopher Michaelson, Mark Neuzil, Jason Pattit, Janine Sanders-Jones, Erika Scheurer, Ivancica Schrunk, Patricia Stankovitch, Kevin Theissen, Greg Vandergrift, Chelley Vician and Christian Washburn; staff Nanette Missaghi, Talia Nadir, Ea Porter and Dan Taylor; student Jacob Pauna; and alumnus Jacob Frahm '14.

The Plight of the Piping Plover

Through field research and high-level data analysis, 10 freshmen and two CAS professors will attempt to get to the bottom of the plover’s shrinking habitat as part of the Sustainability Learning-Living Communit...

Building New Bonds

Most chemists will say that students learn chemistry by doing chemistry. One of my own mentors used to say, “Education is not a spectator sport.” Research provides a unique opportunity for hands-on work and the...

Q & A With Nicole Bernardi

Nicole Bernardi joined the College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Board in September of 2015. She also has the distinction of being one of the earliest and longest serving members of the Catholic Studies Advisor...
David Willard and Whitney Oachs

Free Project Plants Roots at St. Thomas

Last year the University of St. Thomas joined the Free Project, a network of 22 American colleges and universities that have banded together to fight modern slavery worldwide.
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Professional Notes for Nov. 1, 2016

This edition of Professional Notes includes faculty Candace Chou, Justin Donato, Bruce Gleason, J. Thomas Ippoliti, Loren Langan, Shersten Johnson, Teresa Rothausen, Deborah Savage, Sister Katarina Schuth, Christian Washburn and Victoria Young; Father Jan Michael Joncas, Artist in Residence and Research Fellow in Catholic Studies; Professor Emeritus of English Thomas Dillon Redshaw; Professor Emeritus of Geography Robert Werner; staff members Drew Puroway and Ea Porter; students Nicole Daly, Tamara Gray, Alex Haag, Bridget McGivern, Jackie Milbrandt, Clare Monardo, Michael Simeon and Mark Ward; and alumni Zach Henseler and Daphne Welter.
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.
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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 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...

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...

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...