By visiting each other’s classrooms, faculty have learned new techniques, including the "flipped classroom" in which students watch lecture videos before class and spend class time more engaged with the material.
This award, given every year by the Center for Global and Local Engagement, recognizes one St. Thomas faculty member for innovation and excellence in integrating sustainability into one of his or her courses.
In the midst of Tommie Football's quest for the NCAA Division III national title, four of the players vied for the prestigious Hult Prize, a social entrepreneurship competition with $1 million in seed money on the line. The team won the St. Thomas competition and competed in the global regional competition in March in San Francisco.
For Laura Roberts, who is Anshinaabe from the Red Lake Nation and Dakota from the Santee Nation, a desire for passion and meaning in her work has culminated in an internship with the American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF).
This week's notes feature Consuelo Cavalieri, Paul Gavrilyuk, Hans Gustafson, William Kinney, Donald LaMagdeleine, Thomas Marsh, Lisa Prevette, Chris Santiago, Buffy Smith, Artika Tyner and John Wendt; graduate student Monica Yaa Habiaa; students from St. Thomas departments of Chemistry, Geography, Environmental Science, and Sociology and Criminal Justice; and alumna Jynette Larshus.
The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice also presented the John C. Gessner Memorial Scholarship, Sociologists for Women in Society Award, James G. Ahler Award and Mikulay Misencik Endowed Scholarship in Criminal Justice.
This edition of Professional Notes features faculty William Cavert, Justin Donato, Eric Fort, Marites A. Guino-o, Hans Gustafson, J. Thomas Ippoliti, Mike Naughton, Shirley Nieto-Flores, Bill Ojala, Lisa Prevette, Buffy Smith, Lisa Waldner, Kristine Wammer, Meg Wilkes Karraker and Victoria Young; staff Artika Tyner; students from St. Thomas' Chemistry and Music departments; and alumnus Mathew Vicknair '13.
In the past few years, many of St. Thomas Biology Department faculty member and Environmental Science program director Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt's studies have employed a beguiling tool: a breast cancer cell genetically modified with a firefly gene.