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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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Innovation in Executive Education

Recently, we sat down with Jacque Anderson, new Assistant Dean for Executive Education to find out about what’s next for the Executive Education program at St. Thomas.
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#SVtommies – The “Process” Works

Students spent Wednesday readying their presentations for investors at Mainsail Partners, building on everything they’ve learned during their time in the Silicon Valley Immersion class.
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The Beauty in Trying

Engineering professor Katherine Acton teaches students how to find beauty in the search for the best answer.
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A Series of Surprises

UST School of Law professor Julie Oseid reflects on the surprises that have led to her career as a professor, researcher and author.
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A Reflection on the Benefits and Joys of Faculty Research

With internal grants from the University of St. Thomas, Arijit Mazumdar has been able to carry out research about his home country of India – and the South Asian region – while sharing his unique perspective with the students he mentors.
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#SVtommies – Flipping the Interview

UST entrepreneurship students spent Tuesday honing in on their class projects in Silicon Valley. For one team of students, the San Francisco location proved to be just right for their research.
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#SVtommies – That “ah-ha” Moment

UST entrepreneurship students in Silicon Valle spent time “unpacking” what they learned in their first four days in California, and applying it to their class projects.
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#SVtommies – Design Think Process

The first two days of our journey through Silicon Valley gave us a fresh outlook on the contemporary methods of business functionality and prepared us well for day three of our excursion.
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#SVtommies at Plantronics

Day two of our adventure in Silicon Valley began with great anticipation. We hit the road for a two-hour journey to Plantronics, a Santa Cruz-based headset company known for superior sound, style and comfort.
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#SVtommies at Mainsail Partners

After hearing about various valuation methods Mainsail uses the students studying in Silicon Valley had some intense Q&A touching on everything from ideal sustainable advantages to supreme bootstrapping techniques.
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Best Wishes for a Wonderful Holiday Season

At St. Thomas, community impacts so many facets of our joint work together, including how we interact with one another and help everyone bring out their best effort.
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Teaching in the Age of the Jetsons

Revamped classrooms are a direct response to the way workplaces, and the world, are changing, becoming collaborative and networked environments that often rely on a team approach to solving problems.
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Edusling Advances to Hult Prize Regional Finals

Earlier this month 10 teams competed in the inaugural Hult Prize at St. Thomas competition, for the chance to automatically advance to the Regional Finals in one of six cities around the world.
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Engineering Team Competes in International Drone Competition

Four School of Engineering students were among the 18 teams of young engineers-in-training that competed for the right to call themselves world champion drone builders at the 22nd annual ASME Student Design Competition finals in Montreal.
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Medical Volunteerism in Lima, Peru

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...
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Where have we been, where are we going?

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...
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I Work for Pope Francis

Joseph Grodahl Biever put off the bar exam to be the first intern to work with the Caritas in Veritate Foundation, an organization that provides research support for the Catholic voice in Geneva.