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UST in the News for Aug. 28, 2014

A New York Times editorial, an Opus College of Business dean profile and a discussion on “why we hate to wait” in this week’s headlines.
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Dean Lenway on differentiators for the Opus College of Business brand

Shortly before beginning her new job on Aug. 1, Dean Lenway spoke with Twin Cities Business about how she intends to lead the St. Thomas business college and connect with the Twin Cities business community. Former Dean Christopher Puto, in a separate interview, talked with TCB about the condition of the Opus College, including the philosophy behind revamping the MBA program.
Lance Peterson

A Simple Solution for Complex Learning

School of Social Work professor Lance Peterson discusses the use of simple technology to enhance competency development in graduate social work education.
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A Short Guide to Critical Thinking

Whether currently in the classroom or a seasoned alumnus, most of us could improve our critical thinking skills. Here are the eight most effective ways to do just that.
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How the Earth Works

Geologist Kevin Theissen explores the global change that affects ecology and civilizations both faraway and close to home.
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“Corporate Responsibility” named best book by Academy of Management

A landmark exploration of how ideas and practices evolved over 200 years in American business in response to the questions — “to whom, for what and how is the modern corporation responsible” was named “best book” from the Social Issues in Management division of the Academy of Management.
Exemplars

Improving Agriculture With Technology

Precision agriculture is an integral part of emerging crop management practices. The School of Engineering has a team of professors working to make technology accessible to farmers.
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Understanding Our Place

Dina Gavrilos explores what it means to “belong” in this socially invented community called a nation.
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Training Young Scientists

Biology professor Dalma Martinović-Weigelt employs undergraduate researchers to study the effects of man-made stressors on aquatic systems.
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From Gamer to Researcher

Mathematics professor Eric Rawdon had a childhood passion for computers that led to meaningful scientific discoveries and cross-disciplinary collaborations.
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Getting a Head Start

With skills learned in practicums, clinics and externships, students are ready to step into the real world.
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The Struggle for Economic Equity

Readus Fletcher, deputy director of the St. Paul Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity, received the School of Law’s Iustitia et Lex award for embodying the School of Law’s mission in his professional life.