At noon listen to a rebroadcast of NPR’s Alix Spiegel, and at 7 p.m. attend a live lecture by Slate editor David Plotz.
St. Thomas seniors Paige Peterson, Chelsea Mills and Alex Mathison studied six hours of recorded video footage of the Minnesota Zoo snow monkeys to discover how parental interference influences their play behavior
The renowned architect honed his design technique on campus before going on to design the Minnesota State Capitol and the U.S. Supreme Court building.
Plotz has been a writer for online Slate magazine since its founding in 1996 and its editor since 2008. His talk is free, but reservations are required.
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As a dean, I often hear talk about the “return on investment” from a college education, especially for students majoring in the liberal arts. As an economist, I do not have a particular problem with this concept, so long as the returns on education are measured broadly and completely enough.
To what degree is each of us a good person? Well, researchers of moral psychology want to know not only the degree to which each of us is a good person but also how we generally become good people.
Miles Trump ’11 had been on the job at the Waseca County News only a few weeks when a phone call came that no reporter wants to get.
A popular place for undergraduates on a sticky August afternoon in St. Paul might be the trails near the Mississippi River at Hidden Falls or the shady parks around Lake Como. But a summer stroll into Owens Science Hall finds a group of students contemplating some of the deepest mysteries of life.
As a philosophy professor at the University of Scranton, Matthew Meyer integrates the liberal arts for his students much as his St. Thomas professors did for him. “I’m trying to make each of my students a philosopher in the original sense of the word, a lover of wisdom,” he said.
The University of St. Thomas’ Air Force ROTC Detachment 410, on campus since July 1, 1948, has been preserving its history with the help of a 34-foot mural located in its remodeled Murray-Herrick Campus Center office space. The mural has been signed by numerous veterans, from the WWII era to a recently graduated cadet entering flight training.
Perhaps the most motivating members of our student body are the military veterans who have chosen to earn their degrees after they complete active duty. Whether they choose to begin or continue an undergraduate business degree or pursue an M.B.A. or other graduate business degree, these individuals bring a wealth of experience, deeply held convictions and a great sense of responsibility to their studies.
Spiegel has been at National Public Radio since 2003 and has won some of the nation’s top awards for journalism. Her talk is free, but reservations are required.
Ryan Augustin, a junior majoring in biochemistry, was awarded a prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, an award that honors outstanding students who plan to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. Juniors Elizabeth Annoni and Mark Painter were named honorable mentions.
The Modern and Classical Languages Department announces that Elementary Chinese I will be offered for the first time at St. Thomas. Spoken Modern Irish Gaelic I also will be offered.
Jeremy Olson ’95, along with fellow Star Tribune reporters Brad Schrade and Glenn Howatt, won journalism’s top prize for their work on a series about an increase in infant deaths at in-home daycare centers.
The program was recorded at St. Thomas last week.
The interactive forum continues a series on civility in public discourse that began in 2010.
Her talk concludes a five-part series dealing with the challenges of Catholic higher education.
The students selected 26 modern-art pieces from a “teaching collection” of 249 works Dolly Fiterman donated last year to the university.