This week's notes feature faculty Dave Brennan, Mark DelCogliano, Massimo Faggioli, Ken Goodpaster, T. Dean Maines, Mike Naughton, Brian Shapiro, Shersten Johnson, Jennifer McGuire, Phil Rolnick, Buffy Smith, Artika Tyner, Bob Werner; staff Jim Rogers; and students Shannon Kelly and Meaghan Scott.
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s annual conference is expected to draw more than 2,000 attendees.
Graduation provides these eight seniors with time to reflect on past accomplishments and look forward to what the future may hold.
Nancy Zingale, a retired St. Thomas political science professor, has been involved in educational and cultural exchanges between St. Thomas and Cuba since 1999. She was in Havana when President Barack Obama announced a significant change to U.S.-Cuban relations last December.
St. Thomas biology associate professor Adam Kay and his students have helped make Brightside Produce the first economically sustainable model for distributing low-cost, fresh produce to corner stores.
Chelsea Balthazar, a freshman international student from the Caribbean island of Dominica, will speak at this month's CultureLink Tea, April 13.
Kayden Hoang Bui '13 currently is teaching English in Thailand through a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship.
Holiday shopping, Ferguson protests and snow trolls in this week’s headlines.
Robin Willenbring '12 is co-director of Brainwaves, a student-run organization based out of the Rochester Mayo Clinic that helps bring science into the classroom.
This edition of Professional Notes features faculty Elizabeth Burr, Thomas Bushlack, Thomas Hickson, Robert Kennedy, Lisa Lamb, Jeni McDermott, Jennifer McGuire, Professor Emeritus Father David Smith, John Spry, Kevin Theissen, AnnMarie Thomas, Kim Vrudny, Christian Washburn and John Wendt; staff Margaret Cahill, Vern Klobassa and Eric Stevens; and students Francesca Bernardi, Cassandra Clark, Jacob Frahm, Michael Kolles and April Terres.
St. Thomas biology students are exploring ways to remove damaging phosphorus from Lake Como, an effort that won them a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.
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.
Biology professor Dalma Martinović-Weigelt employs undergraduate researchers to study the effects of man-made stressors on aquatic systems.
Our experts weigh in on Hobby Lobby, Ventura and Father Larry Snyder in this week’s headlines.
In fall 2010, this magazine profiled seven incoming freshmen with a story to tell. We find out how things have changed as they prepare for a world of opportunities.
Our experts weigh in on sleep deprivation, stadiums and drug clemency in this week’s headlines.
The Fulbright Program is a highly competitive, merit-based grant for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists, founded by U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright in 1946.
This month, St. Thomas senior Elizabeth Chambers, junior Hunter Gaitan, sophomore Ryan Burke and biochemistry professor Dr. Adam Kay will help plant 96 plots of wildflowers on a vacant gravel pit in downtown St. Paul for their research study, The Helpful Flowers Project. The team will study biodiversity and how wildflowers remove toxic heavy metals from soil.
This week's notes feature faculty Anne Klejment, Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt, Lisa Prevette, Manjeet Rege, Christian Washburn, John Wendt and Reid Zimmerman; staff Carol Peterfeso and James Rogers; and students Katie Boyd, Emily Cabel, Jackie Heitzman, Caitlin Kielblock, Lauren McGovern, Kirsten Muller, Megan Tappe and undergraduate students from the Geography Department.
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.
Cecilia Gentle and Sarah Millholland were awarded scholarships, and Erik Sathe was granted an honorable mention by the prestigious and competitive program.
Seniors Samali Mutazindwa and Netsanet Negussie, and Mathew Vicknair '13 are working to bring their program, Maysha, which means "life" in Swahili, to underserved communities in East Africa. The program will focus on health care literacy and malaria intervention.
Dr. Amy Verhoeven's plant biology class is using mobile technology to teach students and the community about the plants and trees on campus.
Assistant professor Dr. Gaston "Chip" Small of the Biology Department has been published in the journal Science, the world's leading publication for scientific news.
The UST Stewardship Garden offers bountiful opportunities for research, produce and a chance to chat with neighbors.