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Weinkauf Visits White House to Promote Engineering Education

Don Weinkauf, dean of the St. Thomas School of Engineering, was among 40 engineering deans from across the U.S. who met at the White House Tuesday to promote engineering education tied to the National Academy of Engineers' Grand Challenges.
UST School of Law

U.S. News Ranks St. Thomas Graduate Programs

St. Thomas graduate and professional programs in business, education, law and social work are recognized in the annual Best Graduate School rankings published Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report.
Lauren Vallez

Engineering Serendipity

Last year, while standing in line for coffee in Anderson Student Center, sophomore Lauren Vallez found herself in the middle of a debate between engineering professor John Abraham and one of his students. This random encounter heavily shaped the course of her studies at St. Thomas.
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Professional Notes for Jan. 23, 2015

This week's notes feature faculty Mary Ann Brenden, Mark DelCogliano, Massimo Faggioli, Sarah Ferguson, Amy Finnegan, Eric Fort, Mike Klein, Robert Koerpel, Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, Shirley Polejewski, Jim Rogers, Gerald Schlabach, Sister Katarina Schuth, AnnMarie Thomas, Jessica Toft, Father (professor emeritus) David Whitten Smith, Carey Winkler and Kari Zimmerman; and students Tim Stammeyer and Jade Schleif.
Engineering Faculty Portraits

The Beauty in Trying

Engineering professor Katherine Acton teaches students how to find beauty in the search for the best answer.
Jeff Sevaldson and Joey Nesbitt (Photo provided)

Marching to the Light of Their Own Drums

Joey Nesbitt '12 and Jeff Sevaldson '11 started their own company, DrumLite, while they were at St. Thomas. A couple of years and a Super Bowl later, their company is still growing.
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Professional Notes for Nov. 17, 2014

This edition of Professional Notes features faculty Elizabeth Burr, Thomas Bushlack, Thomas Hickson, Robert Kennedy, Lisa Lamb, Jeni McDermott, Jennifer McGuire, Professor Emeritus Father David Smith, John Spry, Kevin Theissen, AnnMarie Thomas, Kim Vrudny, Christian Washburn and John Wendt; staff Margaret Cahill, Vern Klobassa and Eric Stevens; and students Francesca Bernardi, Cassandra Clark, Jacob Frahm, Michael Kolles and April Terres.
Solar Panels

Solar Panels Help Sustain Knowledge

The solar panels installed on the Anderson Student Center will not only reduce energy costs but also serve as a learning tool for several classes.
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Professional Notes for Sept. 30, 2014

This week's notes feature faculty Catherine Craft-Fairchild, Massimo Faggioli, Ray MacKenzie, Deborah Savage, William Stevenson, AnnMarie Thomas and Artika Tyner.
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Professional Notes for Sept. 15, 2014

This week's notes feature faculty Bernard Brady, Tony Borgerding, Eric Fort, Marites Guino-o, Shersten Johnson, Gary Mabbott, Mark Neuzil, Bill Ojala, Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell, AnnMarie Thomas, Lisa Waldner and Meg Wilkes Karraker; staff Tim Dohmen, Becky Durham, Sarah Huesing and Jennifer Rogers; students Maya Audi, Nicholas Brinza, Jaya Dhami, Sam Dennert, Benjamin Gelinas, Joe Jaye, Kara Kassekert, Lucas Keehr, Daniel Kremer, Maggie Malone-Povolny, Grant McCormick, Meghan Talbot, Brianna Vickerman and Alison Yang; and alumni Jaclyn Fermanich, Kendra Lystad, Emilee Sirek, Jonathan Smiej and Victoria Speake.
Opening Day

Sullivan Urges Boldness, ‘Culture of Innovation’

President Julie Sullivan urged St. Thomas faculty and staff on Tuesday to join her on an “imaginary exercise” during her second academic convocation address and boldly envision what the university will look like five to 10 years from now.