According to Facebook’s website, its mission is “to make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.” But is this really true?
Spiegel has been at National Public Radio since 2003 and has won some of the nation’s top awards for journalism. Her talk is free, but reservations are required.
Klaus Leisinger, chair of the Novartis Foundation, will speak at a St. Thomas event marking the 35th anniversary of the Center for Ethical Business Cultures.
Minnesota got itself some swagger. Almost as much as our “Minnesota nice” culture, the state’s residents are known for being “Minnesota modest.” Arrogance doesn’t fit with our Scandinavian roots; flashiness is impossible when there’s a foot of snow beneath your stilettos.
St. Thomas alumnus Dr. Joseph Scherer, executive director of the Superintendents’ National Dialogue, will speak at the 16th annual Julian Parker Lecture.
Ryan Augustin, a junior majoring in biochemistry, was awarded a prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, an award that honors outstanding students who plan to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. Juniors Elizabeth Annoni and Mark Painter were named honorable mentions.
Holly Hanson is a clinical program therapist within the Sex Offender Treatment Program at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Lino Lakes, a job she has held since Sept. 25, 2012.
The Modern and Classical Languages Department announces that Elementary Chinese I will be offered for the first time at St. Thomas. Spoken Modern Irish Gaelic I also will be offered.
Cecily Sommers, dancer, chiropractor, author, and professional futurist, spoke to a poised audience of over 50 University of St. Thomas alumni, students and staff members this week about the importance of finding your “fit.” Sommers career path has been anything but traditional, leaving several opportunities for self-reinvention.
Charles Reid researches the disturbing case of two German computer scientists whose actions raise critical legal issues about morality, consent and human dignity.
The director of the annual conference reflects on the growth of diversity, the evolution of inclusion, and the hope of breaking new ground for the next 25 years.
Jeremy Olson ’95, along with fellow Star Tribune reporters Brad Schrade and Glenn Howatt, won journalism’s top prize for their work on a series about an increase in infant deaths at in-home daycare centers.
Applying to business school can be a time consuming process. Many prospective students wonder about the “black box” of the admissions evaluation process, which often not only includes taking the GMAT, writing essays, and completing various application requirements, but an interview with admissions team members as well.
The program was recorded at St. Thomas last week.
“Is corporate blogging dead?” I hope we all know the answer to that question. And yeah, I was having a little fun with the title. But, the fact remains that 28 percent of Fortune 500 companies have a public blog. Not a bad number. Especially considering we’re talking about the biggest of the big. What about the thousands of other blogs from midsized and small businesses out there? No doubt, those numbers are fairly large.
He teaches in the Department of Ethics and Business Law in the university’s Opus College of Business. He has taught at St. Thomas since 1983.
Rick Kupchella, founder of BringMeTheNews, will discuss the company’s first three years, and his transition from Emmy Award-winning TV news anchor to entrepreneur at next week’s Master’s Pub.
What keeps Alan Bignall ’85 M.B.A. going and going and going? In a word: passion. Bignall ispresident and CEO of ReconRobotics Inc., a company that creates tactical micro-robot systems used by the military, law enforcement and rescue teams. Currently, their robots can explore an environment that might be dangerous for humans to enter and provide auditory and visual feedback, even in complete darkness.
The interactive forum continues a series on civility in public discourse that began in 2010.
All are welcome to this annual tradition; a reception will follow.
Her talk concludes a five-part series dealing with the challenges of Catholic higher education.
The students selected 26 modern-art pieces from a “teaching collection” of 249 works Dolly Fiterman donated last year to the university.
As of December of 2012, Minnesota’s unemployment rate was at 5.2 percent, more than 2 percent lower than the national average, and that of most countries. Minnesota’s unemployment rate is nearly half of what it was in 2009. This is a positive sign the economy is on the mend, but companies are still treading with caution.
Public events are planned April 25 at the University Club and April 26 at St. Thomas.