Two law professors, one Muslim and one Catholic, will examine why anti-Sharia legislation threatens the religious liberty of all.
Monsignor James Habiger, a champion of social justice issues in the Catholic Church and a longtime pastoral associate in the St. Thomas Campus Ministry Office, died Tuesday. His funeral will be Monday, Oct. 15, at St. Thomas.
John Rheinberger ’70, ’90 M.B.A., has traveled to every country in the world and has a story to tell about each one.
Rheinberger was strolling through the main square in Dakar, the capital of the western African nation of Senegal, when he asked a passerby to take his photograph. Having traveled alone to dozens of countries, this was something he had grown accustomed to, and usually he found people to be accommodating. But this time, the passerby refused, which put Rheinberger on alert: something was amiss.
Find out where burritos and taco shells really came from in this talk by Dr. Jeffrey Pilcher. The event is co-sponsored by seven UST departments.
Gael Fashingbauer Cooper ’89 and Brian Bellmont ’90 chronicle the lost toys, tastes & trends of the ’70s and ’80s in their book Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops? Among their recollections is the Generation X dog hero, Benji.
The free event includes the lecture, a buffet lunch, and time for discussion afterward.
The English Department is pleased to announce “Work” as this year’s Common Context for its 100-level writing courses.
The documentary about the installation of Frank Gehry’s Winton Guest House at the Gainey Conference Center in Owatonna was narrated and written by Greg Vandegrift and filmed, edited and produced by Brad Jacobsen.
A large selection of ceramics by the five artists featured in the exhibit, copies of the catalog and DVDs are for sale now.
The Parker Quartet’s residency activities will include a full-length public concert, musicianship seminars and lecture demonstrations for music students, All Hearts Listen Lectures (a series of pre-concert discussions), chamber music coaching, and master classes for string students and composition students.
Bishop Charles Morerod of Switzerland will give the first “Hot Topics: Cool Talk” lecture of the 2012-2013 academic year.
Batt’s first published work, Sugarhouse, is his harrowing and often hilarious story of renovating a Salt Lake City crack house. Miller’s Y, her sixth collection of poetry, “describes motherhood with a broad-ranging intelligence, a fierce humor, and an elegant, emotive poetic line,” according to her publisher, Graywolf Press. Batt and Miller are faculty members in the English Department and will read from their works on Friday, Sept. 21.
David Yates, the History Department’s lead history tutor, was one of five students who presented research papers at a symposium at Mississippi State University over Memorial Day weekend last May. He describes his presentation on “The Nullification Crisis of 1832” “as the culmination of my work over the years. It was the realization of the whole process.” Nullification occasionally makes news even today.
The Justice and Peace Studies program at St. Thomas is now a full-fledged department and offers three concentrations: conflict transformation, public policy analysis and advocacy, and leadership for social justice.
Co-sponsored by the Opus College of Business and its Health Care MBA, the program will include a poster session, panel discussion, and remarks by former U.S. Sen. Dave Durenberger and U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin.
The Grand Rapids, Minn, native got his start in chemistry at St. Thomas four years ago, but what lies ahead now is five years of studies at the University of Wisconsin, a couple of years at a high-level research lab, and then perhaps an academic or industrial research position.
Lapsley, who fought apartheid and was badly injured in an assassination attempt, and who later assisted with South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, will give the Havel Symposium lecture Oct. 9 on the challenges of citizenship.
Gleason is a tenured faculty member of the Department of Music and has taught at the university since 1999.
Katie Czarniecki Hill, ’12 M.A. in Art History and owner of two felines, organized the festival for the Walker Art Center’s Open Field summer program.
The program is co-sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning, the Justice and Peace Studies Program and the St. Paul Interfaith Network.
The exhibit features 80 works by St. John’s master potter Richard Bresnahan and four of his former apprentices. The opening lecture and reception are Oct. 4.
Organist David Jenkins will perform the first of five recitals on Sept. 16.
Nick Serratore points a small flashlight at the counter in an Owens Science Hall chemistry lab and thumbs the “on” button with his right hand. Nothing happens.