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Professional Notes for Sept. 2, 2014

This week's notes feature faculty Corinne Carvalho, Massimo Faggioli, Anne Klejment, Mark McInroy, Manjeet Rege, Angela Senander, Gary Voegele and Christian Washburn; and School of Social Work students Shanea Turner Smith and Elisabeth Wells, and a host of award-winning students from the 2014 Chemistry and Biochemistry Banquet.
Campus Aerials

Adjunct Faculty Task Force Appointed

An Adjunct Faculty Task Force has been appointed to begin work on concerns identified by adjunct faculty members, and a permanent Adjunct Faculty Council will be established during the fall semester.
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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.
Theissen

How the Earth Works

Geologist Kevin Theissen explores the global change that affects ecology and civilizations both faraway and close to home.
COJO Scenes

Understanding Our Place

Dina Gavrilos explores what it means to “belong” in this socially invented community called a nation.
Exemplars Portraits

Training Young Scientists

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

From Gamer to Researcher

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

Hey, Nice Ride!

Two geography students find out what makes those distinctive lime green bikes so ubiquitous around the Twin Cities.
Max Behna

Poised For What Comes Next

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.
Erika Kidd

Great Thinkers of History Are Lifelong Companions for Dr. Erika Kidd

Dr. Erika Kidd is the professor of record this spring in “The Pursuit of Happiness,” a first-year course, and “The Catholic Vision,” a third-year course, but students may well hear from a few others – great thinkers such as St. Augustine, Boethius, Flannery O’Connor, Simone Weil, Aristotle and Evelyn Waugh, for example, and for good measure the Scriptures.
Faggioli, Massimo

An American ‘Renaissance’

For an Italian and European intellectual like UST theologian Massimo Faggioli, encountering American culture was a real discovery, especially the vitality of American academia and the energy of American Catholicism.
Matthew Kim

Unintended Consequences

Unintended consequences arise because we live in an interconnected and complex world, according to economics professor Matthew Kim.