I was able to spend summer 2013 as a medical volunteer in Lima, Peru because of recent bridges formed between the Center for Catholic Studies and the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, a community of consecrated lay...
1. The creation of the Center for Catholic Studies, with faculty development programs opened to all faculty on campus2. The creation of the Department of Catholic Studies and the decision not only to in...
After 21 years of Catholic Studies, the visionary founder of the Center, Dr. Don Briel, has decided to retire. While the departure of any founder is unsettling, Briel has prepared for this transition so the Cen...
‘A Consummation Devoutly To Be Wished’: Life as an Artist-in-Residence and Research Fellow in Catholic Studies at UST
In fall 2012, I gratefully accepted President Emeritus Father Dennis Dease’s offer to become the University of St. Thomas’ artist-in-residence and research-fellow-in-Catholic Studies. I would keep my status...
The solar panels installed on the Anderson Student Center will not only reduce energy costs but also serve as a learning tool for several classes.
Sousada Chidthachack’s ’06 family escaped Communist Laos and a refugee camp in Thailand. Now she’s ready to open doors for young women and minorities in mathematics.
In February 2014, I found myself seated with 20 other students who had likely asked themselves the same question. Yet despite fleeting reservations and a lot of careful thinking about what I could learn from a class focused on what humans don’t know and can’t prove with science, I was convinced that this was the place to be.
St. Thomas said thank you to a special group in May – more than 90 people who worked a collective 2,000 years at the university and influenced generations of students.
The conversation between student and adviser began as a routine check-in: “How are classes going? Is your schedule manageable?” It ended in an intense discussion about the common good, a wounded Marine, and what it really means to be alive.
UST's first Annual Military Ball was held in 1949. Today the event, called "Dining Out," encompasses tradition and the "Rules of the Mess."
On the first day of class in Family Communication, students encounter their first assignment: Visually define who counts as their own “family.”
David Billingsley knows the arts can save lives. He’s helping Twin Cities youth overcome poverty, hopelessness and gun violence through music, dance, theater and art.
My research agenda focuses on examining changes in Indian politics since the end of the Cold War. I analyze changes observed in the country’s foreign policy since the Cold War years, and in describing India’s case, I attempt to demonstrate how globalization presents opportunities for countries to build strong relations with each other and overcome old hostilities and suspicions.
Founding dean encourages building bridges
After teaching thousands of students, 17 professors retire from the College of Arts and Sciences.
Higher education is not only about preparation for a career, it is about preparation for life.
Until recently, many biologists also viewed themselves as pure experimentalists with no need for mathematics in their field, but advances in experimental techniques have generated huge amounts of data, and without mathematical modeling and analysis it would be impossible for biology to make sense of all these data.
I’m not the person my students think I am.
The men of the Summit Singers are "guys who work hard, have fun and know that they are a part of something bigger than themselves," according to founder Chad Berg. Not only do they sing a capella, but they're giving away free hats and mittens to the first 400 undergrads who attend their free concert Thursday, Dec. 12.
Four of the 16 films shown at the film festival were produced by St. Thomas students.
Second-year UST MBA students provide direction to the world’s leading medical clinic as Mayo Innovation Scholars.
During the civil war in El Salvador, Romero was a light for the poor and disenfranchised, “A Voice for the Voiceless.” He was killed by an assassin’s bullet while celebrating Mass in the small hospital chapel where he lived.
An entrepreneur brings free health care to the needy ... in Minnetonka.
Access to clean water may not be a problem in the United States. but in Abdi Husen’s homeland of Ethiopia more than 56 million people lack access to safe drinking water. Husen decided to address this disparity … one bottle at a time.
An Angel Investor in the Wings: Q-and-A with Michael Moore, director of the William C. Norris Institute
How the Opus College of Business’ seed fund drives technology development and entrepreneurship in Minnesota.