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2011 Commencement

The Catholic Studies Department congratulates its fall and spring graduates and wishes them the best on their new careers and future endeavors.
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Before the Bundt pan: A short history of Nordic Ware

As discussed in a previous post, being the baker I am, I’m a huge fan of the Bundt pan.  When I heard about a talk being given by Dorothy and Jennifer Dalquist of Nordic Ware, I jumped at the chance to...
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To Really Learn, Quit Studying and Take a Test

UST finals begin tomorrow. How do you study and how successful are you at taking tests? A New York Times article reviewed a report that compared students’ study methods.  Students who read the material...
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Squishy Circuits Teach Electrical Innovation

For Friday, something a little off-topic but showing other areas of innovation here at UST. I've been working on finishing my basement for a few months now. We started essentially with a blank slate and the...
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Jargon Genesis: Trump

This week’s Bloomberg Businessweek published a long and rather unflattering article on Donald Trump, his life, wealth, and potential for US presidential candidacy. Don’t stop reading here! I have no...
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One Day Only: Dean Puto Suspends the Dress Code!

I guess there is a first time for everything.  In the five years that I’ve worked at UST, I never heard of the Dean suspending the dress code.  When I first heard this, I immediately thought, “Oh,...
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The Dreaded Blank Page

Even for the most seasoned writer, there may be nothing more daunting than starting to write… particularly when faced with a looming deadline and absence of an idea from which to begin. What you are reading...
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For Part-Time MBAs, a Full-Size ROI

A recent article in Bloomberg Businessweek discussed the return-on-investment (ROI) of the part-time MBA, something I am often asked about.   It is a very important question that should be asked by every...