Academic News

25 Years of Educating Business Families

Conflict. Entitlement. Dysfunction.Often the view of a family business. And unfortunately, often the outcome. But with the right education, support, resources and professional help, a family can manage conf...
Professor Gregory Sisk

Sisk Files Amicus Brief in SCOTUS Case Considering Bivens Claim

In a case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court raising the question of whether a border patrol agent may be held responsible under the U.S. Constitution for shooting a playing child who was hit and killed outside the United States border, Professor Gregory Sisk has filed an amicus brief emphasizing the absence of any other remedy for this wrongful killing.
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Professional Notes for Dec. 13, 2016

This week's notes feature faculty Lisa Abendroth, Jean-Pierre Bongila, Sanjeev Bordoloi, Rosemond Desir, Michael Devaughn, Yu Gao, Bruce Gleason, Kyle Goldschmidt, Thomas Hickson, Michael Hollerich, John Holst, Len Jennings, David Kelley, Elizabeth Kindall, Sameer Kumar, Lisa Lamb, Paul Lorah, Christopher Michaelson, Mark Neuzil, Jason Pattit, Janine Sanders-Jones, Erika Scheurer, Ivancica Schrunk, Patricia Stankovitch, Kevin Theissen, Greg Vandergrift, Chelley Vician and Christian Washburn; staff Nanette Missaghi, Talia Nadir, Ea Porter and Dan Taylor; student Jacob Pauna; and alumnus Jacob Frahm '14.
David Willard and Whitney Oachs

Free Project Plants Roots at St. Thomas

Last year the University of St. Thomas joined the Free Project, a network of 22 American colleges and universities that have banded together to fight modern slavery worldwide.
Chris Santiago

English Professor Takes Top Prize in Poetry Contest

Assistant professor of English Christopher Santiago won the 2016 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry. His book, Tula,, which focuses on his experience as the son of immigrants, will be published by Milkweed Editions in December.

The Science of Skeptics and Spirits

Professors Greg Robinson-Riegler and Britain Scott have parlayed their interest in the paranormal into research and a J-Term class on the psychology behind it.