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Conference to celebrate publication of landmark book

The conference’s opening speaker, General Mills CEO Ken Powell, wrote in the book’s forward: “It examines corporate responsibility with such impressive scope that it is certain to become a crucial resource for those passionate about the ability of business to make a difference in society.”
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Hot Topics: Cool Talk

A famous philosopher once said that it is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.In this election season, voters are polarized by a host of emotionally charged issues that include same-sex marriage, threats to religious liberty, immigration, health-care reform, taxation, government spending and life issues such as contraception, abortion, embryo rights and stem cell research.
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Bringing Catholic Social Thought to Business: The John A. Ryan Research Fellow Program

This past spring, the John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought selected Brian Shapiro, associate professor of accounting, as its newest research fellow. The Research Fellow Program had been established to create opportunities for the Opus College of Business faculty to engage in scholarship and research on the relationship of Catholic social thought and business.
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GMAT: Take Small Steps to Conquer the GMAT Quantitative Section

Each section of the GMAT test will require you to brush up on material that you may or may not have learned at some point during your formative education years, but in the event that you are a little rusty or have no clue where to begin, especially in the quantitative section, consider checking out Khan Academy.
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UST Real Estate Analysis: 5 Upward Months in Metro

Arrows on the Twin Cities real estate chart pointed upward for the fifth consecutive month, according to the Residential Real Estate Price Report Index, a monthly analysis of the 13-county Twin Cities area prepared by the Shenehon Center for Real Estate at the University of St. Thomas’ Opus College of Business
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Olympic Games and Business Opportunities

The entire planet will be celebrating for the 2012 London Olympic Games in a few days. As London gets ready, there are some concrete lessons from Beijing’s recent Olympic experience.
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UST Panel Highlights: 5 Initiatives for Responding to Health Care Reform

Whether health care reform remains as a law or a concept, it is clear in Minnesota and elsewhere in the country that providers have begun to move in the direction that the legislation intended. In this interactive session, panelists brought to the table a unique perspective about the current health care system and the necessary moves to a better future for their organization.
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Raising the Bar: Dean Thomas Mengler Helped Build a Unique Law School Community

There is a long list of milestones marking the accomplishments of Dean and Ryan Chair in Law Thomas M. Mengler as he steps down to take the presidency at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. The milestones are important, and have continued to build up the strong foundation of the School of Law, but what is remarkable is the depth of feeling that the community has for Mengler, or as he has become to so many simply one word, “Tom.”
Thomas Mengler, Dean of the School of Law, teaches a class at the School of Law on Tuesday, April 19, 2011.

Dean’s Message: Our Unfinished Mission

As I write this, I am completing my work at the School of Law and preparing for a new professional challenge. It has been an intense time. I have enjoyed the several opportunities to say goodbye to so many of you, friends who mean so much to me and my wife, Mona. Over the last few weeks, my colleagues and I have laughed again in remembering the many funny moments of the last 10 years.