What does Minnesota's 2010 Teacher of the Year and St. Paul's current and next police chiefs have in common? They're St. Thomas alumni. Read about them and more in this week's "UST in the news" column.
See the play in Frey Theater at St. Kate's tonight and on Sunday afternoon. Or, see it Saturday morning at the East Lake Street Library in Minneapolis or Saturday afternoon at the Merriam Park Library in St. Paul.
A highlight of this week's "notes": Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., hosts the premiere of a new hymn and gives an honorary degree to its composer, St. Thomas' own Father Jan Michael Joncas.
Diel, who has Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Latin American Studies from Tulane University, is author of The Tira de Tepechpan: Negotiating Place Under Aztec and Spanish Rule (University of Texas Press, 2008) and numerous scholarly articles about what is revealed in the pictorial histories of Aztec, pre-colonial and colonial Mexico.
"The Road From Trade to Development: Where Did We Lose the Compass?" is the title of this year's Donald B. Regan Distinguished Lecture on April 20 by Eduardo Zepeda, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Dr. Nada Shabout, of the University of North Texas, will speak at St. Thomas on April 16. A reception follows with Middle Eastern food, music and film. Both events are held in conjunction with the exhibition, “Sabeel: Artistic Journeys From Arab Lands to America,” open through May 24.