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.
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Rediscovering His Passion

Mike Gapinski '14 returned to school in his 50s as a way to cope with his bipolar disorder. He will graduate this weekend with a degree in economics.
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The Risks of ‘Amping Up’

UST senior Caitlin Kelly encourages her peers to consider healthy alternatives for staying alert after what she learned about energy drinks.
Helpful Flowers

Cleaning Up a ‘Sad, Urban Lot’ With Wildflowers, Science

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.