College of Arts and Sciences

Mollie Laidly

Studying Street Photography

During her freshman year, English major Mollie Laidly studied and presented on street photographer Vivian Maier.
Students take notes during a class. (Photo by Mark Brown)

How Did That Become a Class?

Outside-of-the-box classes allow professors to share research interests while students develop critical-thinking skills and foster connections in the community.
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Professional Notes for Nov. 24, 2015

This week's notes feature faculty Dave Brennan, Mark DelCogliano, Massimo Faggioli, Ken Goodpaster, T. Dean Maines, Mike Naughton, Brian Shapiro, Shersten Johnson, Jennifer McGuire, Phil Rolnick, Buffy Smith, Artika Tyner, Bob Werner; staff Jim Rogers; and students Shannon Kelly and Meaghan Scott.

The Respectful Researcher

Now at the helm of the College of Arts and Sciences as one of two new associate deans, Dr. Lisa Waldner is hoping to show colleagues the same respect she showed others through her research. And it’s that respect she also is teaching students in the classroom.

Stewards of the Earth

The future of agriculture faces a number of challenges. Many young people are realizing that solutions will require massive collective action, and they need and want to be part of it.

Mastering Psychology Through Research

Though the clinical dimension of psychology is certainly its most well-known aspect, St. Thomas students master the science of psychology through the psychology curriculum and through hands-on work in active research teams.

Q & A with Kelly Larmon ’97, M.B.A. ’03

After her undergraduate career, Kelly Larmon returned to St. Thomas to earn an M.B.A. in 2003, and continued on to Hamline University School of Law, earning her J.D. She believes in the value of a liberal arts education, getting involved and seizing opportunities.
VO2 Max

How It Works: VO2 Max Test

A VO2 max test provides athletes – whether professional or recreational – accurate, personalized data they can use to tailor their training and reach their goals. Dr. Paul Mellick of St. Thomas' Health and Human Performance Department, and one intrepid Newsroom writer will show you what this grueling test is like.
Deflated Basketball

The Failure of Youth Sports

Dr. John Tauer, men's basketball coach and a psychology professor at St. Thomas, discusses his new book on youth sports and parenting.