Two geology professors, with their students, are researching areas that could provide insight into our past, present and future, as well as ancient life on Earth's surface, in the depths of the ocean and even outside our planet.
This year sophomore Maria McQuillan and junior Nick Sinn have joined forces with Dr. Elizabeth Wehner, assistant professor in St. Thomas' Physics Department, to scrutinize images of far-away galaxies taken on a .9 meter telescope housed at Kitt Peak Observatory in Arizona.
St. Thomas health and human performance major Emily Hulstein studied her peers and landed a key finding: There's a direct correlation between that half hour at the gym and the grade on your history exam.
This week's notes feature faculty Corinne Carvalho, Massimo Faggioli, Anne Klejment, Mark McInroy, Manjeet Rege, Angela Senander, Gary Voegele and Christian Washburn; and School of Social Work students Shanea Turner Smith and Elisabeth Wells, and a host of award-winning students from the 2014 Chemistry and Biochemistry Banquet.
For an Italian and European intellectual like UST theologian Massimo Faggioli, encountering American culture was a real discovery, especially the vitality of American academia and the energy of American Catholicism.
After working as a federal prosecutor, School of Law professor Mark Osler left to pursue work that was consistent with his faith,“transparent in operation, and actively engaged with the needs of the world.”