U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum hosted a town hall on climate change at St. Thomas on Feb. 23. She was joined by St. Thomas engineering professor John Abraham and University of Minnesota professor Mark Seeley.
St. Thomas’ John Abraham is part of an international group of five climate scientists who say the new methods offer strong vindication of global warming computer models. They recently published their findings in the journal Ocean Science.
Funded by an Xcel Energy grant, the center will be used for teaching as well as for researching and testing alternative-energy components so that power generated by microgrids is fully compatible with a region’s main power grid.
By visiting each other’s classrooms, faculty have learned new techniques, including the "flipped classroom" in which students watch lecture videos before class and spend class time more engaged with the material.
In the midst of Tommie Football's quest for the NCAA Division III national title, four of the players vied for the prestigious Hult Prize, a social entrepreneurship competition with $1 million in seed money on the line. The team won the St. Thomas competition and competed in the global regional competition in March in San Francisco.
Students Michaela Andrews and Vang Xiong made an important discovery when they were researching breadfruit, a superfood found in Caribbean nations that can be made into a gluten-free flour after it’s shredded and dried.
The St. Thomas School of Law has moved up 24 places in the annual rankings conducted by U.S. News & World Report, which also ranked the university’s graduate programs in business, education and social work.
Thanks to a collaboration between the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship and the Division of Student Affairs, St. Thomas will have its first maker space for students who are interested in creating things, either for their own personal enrichment or for potential future business opportunities.
The session will give an overview of the programs offered in Graduate Programs in Software, including the M.S. in data science, a field named "the sexiest job of the 21st century" by Harvard Business Review.