This week's notes feature faculty Corinne Carvalho, Massimo Faggioli, Anne Klejment, Mark McInroy, Manjeet Rege, Angela Senander, Gary Voegele and Christian Washburn; and School of Social Work students Shanea Turner Smith and Elisabeth Wells, and a host of award-winning students from the 2014 Chemistry and Biochemistry Banquet.
An Adjunct Faculty Task Force has been appointed to begin work on concerns identified by adjunct faculty members, and a permanent Adjunct Faculty Council will be established during the fall semester.
A New York Times editorial, an Opus College of Business dean profile and a discussion on “why we hate to wait” in this week’s headlines.
He was known for his bowtie, friendly manner and the care he took photographing St. Thomas people for half a century.
A Time magazine quote, millienials in the housing recovery, and a win for inmate privacy in this week’s headlines.
Geologist Kevin Theissen explores the global change that affects ecology and civilizations both faraway and close to home.
Dina Gavrilos explores what it means to “belong” in this socially invented community called a nation.
Biology professor Dalma Martinović-Weigelt employs undergraduate researchers to study the effects of man-made stressors on aquatic systems.
Mathematics professor Eric Rawdon had a childhood passion for computers that led to meaningful scientific discoveries and cross-disciplinary collaborations.
Researchers at the Shenehon Center for Real Estate found that potential homeowners between the ages of 25 and 35 are waiting to make sure they are secure in their careers and have paid down student loans.
Adjuncts vote “no” in this week’s headlines.
Catholic Studies is particularly well suited to serve the mission of Catholic schools.
Four students share their stories
Our experts weigh in on Hobby Lobby, Ventura and Father Larry Snyder in this week’s headlines.
Mail ballots should arrive by today at the homes of adjunct faculty who teach undergraduate classes at St. Thomas, asking if they want to be represented by a union.
Two geography students find out what makes those distinctive lime green bikes so ubiquitous around the Twin Cities.
Union ballots are scheduled to be mailed to St. Thomas adjunct faculty on July 3; president’s forums will be Monday and Tuesday (June 30 and July 1).
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.
Vanessa Cornett-Murtada talks about mindfulness as a tool to ease performance anxiety.
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.
According to Theology professor John Martens, the Bible is a document that continues to be relevant to today’s church and Christians.
Forty adjunct faculty members have attended four forums with St. Thomas President Julie Sullivan on whether a union should represent them.
Our experts weigh in on sleep deprivation, stadiums and drug clemency in this week’s headlines.
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.
Unintended consequences arise because we live in an interconnected and complex world, according to economics professor Matthew Kim.