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Do we need a "moral operating system"?

Technology gives us  enormous new powers: to know more -- and more about each other -- than ever before. Think about the amount of data a company like Google has about you: what you’ve searched for, who...
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Volunteering for the Right Reasons

As I was checking off items on my morning to do list, I came across an article posted on LinkedIn titled, People who Volunteer Live Longer which captured my attention. What a great way to convince more...
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Only you can conserve pixels!

Scary, but true: Because of the inefficient use of electronic media of all kinds over the past two decades, the world will likely face a pixel shortage in the near future. What, you may be asking, can be done...
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Ask the Ethics Officer

Dear Ethics Officer: I have classmates who share their notes and work on practice exams together.  I sometimes use these materials to study for exams but I don’t feel comfortable sharing my own notes...
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Erik the Bike Man at Master's Pub: Friday, Sept. 23

Graduate business students and alumni are invited to attend Master’s Pub with presenter Erik Saltvold, Founder and CEO of Erik’s Bike Shop. Master's Pub Friday, September 23, 2011 4:30 – 6:30 pm Opus...
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Regarding a Defense of the Scholarly Life

In an op-ed piece, Bill Maxwell of the St. Petersburg Times writes in defense of the scholarly life. The gist of his thoughts are that as colleges and universities experience greater and greater financial...
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Don’t Be a Lazy Job-Seeker

This post is by Maggie Tomas, a Career Specialist in UST's Graduate Business Career Services office. The Wall Street Journal recently featured an interesting article, No Market for a Lazy Job Seeker. The...
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Commemorating 9/11 on Campus and in the Community

At the University of St. Thomas, the victims of the tragedies of 9/11 were remembered and honored during a Mass on Sunday, Sept. 11, in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas. Many on campus and in the community...
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BizTube: Know the Marketplace

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSjCNPgbtQ8&feature=youtu.beAll I Needed to Know about Business I Learned from YouTube Let’s say you are a large Japanese car company. You know you have the superior...
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Changing the World, One Pair of Jeans at a Time

Back-to-school season is upon us and although it’s an exciting time, it’s not so easy on the wallet.  Back-to-school means shopping for a whole new wardrobe and school supplies for your children.  In...
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UST MBA Students Win MN ACG Cup Case Competition

A record-setting 1,636 MBA students from 125 business schools participated in ACG Cup competitions over the course of the 2010-2011 academic year. The ACG Cup is an M&A case-study competition offered by...
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Five Essential MBA Career Sites

This post is by Maggie Tomas, a Career Specialist in UST's Graduate Business Career Services office. You’ve all heard the statistic that 60-90% of jobs are not found on the Internet and instead come from...
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The Corn-on-the-cob King of the Minnesota State Fair

A highlight for many Minnesota State Fair-lovers is the announcement of new food vendors each summer.  A battle of sorts is waged every year as new products are promoted and tested, with a limited amount of...
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Starting your MBA? Read this first.

It is September...already and many people are gearing up to go back to school. Our Full-time UST MBA students have been on campus since Monday for Launch Week. Evening UST MBA students had orientation Tuesday...
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UST's own "math genius"

When Dr. Sanjeev Bordoloi was a young boy, he was often called a “math genius” by his classmates. That may sound flattering to a group of adults, but coming from his classmates, that wasn’t necessarily a...
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Is your writing sending the right message?

From Scientific American's Mind Matters Blog: Are there hidden messages in your emails? Yes, and in everything you write or say, according to James Pennebaker, chair of the department of psychology at the...
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Sustainable by design

This post by Kate Metzger comes from The Bulletin and is a great example of what UST is doing to become a more environmentally sustainable campus. In 2008, Father Dennis Dease signed the American College...
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St. Paul's Pearson Candy Company Sold

I don't know if you heard the news this week but a private equity firm in Connecticut, "said Monday that it has acquired St. Paul-based Pearson Candy Co., the 101-year-old manufacturer of Pearson's Salted Nut...
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One thing you don't want to hear from a VP

Bottom line: top management and executive type jobs are all about delegating and managing. If these two things are not in place, hopefully the CEO is able to spot this and do something about it.
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How Rude!

Not long ago I connected with Jim Lukaszewski on LinkedIn.  Within an hour I received a LinkedIn request from someone on his network list – whom I had never met.  Collector! More recently I got an...