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UST in the News for Aug. 28, 2014

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.
Class

The Scroll: Making a Class Come Alive

Dave Nimmer believes great teaching for undergraduates needs to be at or near the top of priorities for St. Thomas as it sets goals and defines standards. In The Scroll today, he writes about a sophomore’s experience in a January Term course taught by psychology professor John Buri.
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UST in the News for April 1, 2014

A student commentary on climate change, why fish isn't considered meat, and an appeal to lower prison phone rates are featured in this week's headlines.
Scott Fusco

Doodlers, Beware

In his study last semester, senior psychology major Scott Fusco found that contrary to recent popular belief, doodling impedes memory recall.
Tonia Bock

When in Rome … Teach (and Eat Pizza)

This year Dr. Tonia Bock, whose area of research is moral development in adolescence and emerging adulthood, spent six weeks in Rome at John Cabot University, an American-accredited university. She taught a class of 11 study-abroad students during a five-week session in July.
Monkeys

Student Study Finds Snow Monkeys Just Wanna Have Fun

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
Sleep

Studying the Sleep Habits of College Students

Roxanne Prichard studies how and when we sleep and the environmental, biological and psychological variables that impede sleep. Simply put, she studeies what is it that makes us go to sleep and wake up when we do and the factors that interfere with that process.