Accounting professor Lawrence Chui loved science as a child and swore he would never want to become an accountant or teacher.
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.
The granting of promotion recognizes the achievements of faculty in their teaching, professional engagement and service to the university.
221 people formed the letters "UST" on John P. Monahan Plaza as they doused themselves with ice water in honor of former dean of the College of Education, Leadership & Counseling Bruce Kramer, who is living with ALS.
As another academic year begins, the Newsroom brings you some of the stories you may have missed during the summer.
School of Social Work professor Lance Peterson discusses the use of simple technology to enhance competency development in graduate social work education.
The collaboration behind the UST Center of Excellence for Big Data.
Dobrina Georgieva studies the effects of country legal regulations and cultural characteristics on financial markets and cross-border cooperation.
Opus College of Business professor Nathan Jithendranathan shares the journey that inspires his teaching and research.
Adjunct faculty members who teach undergraduate classes at St. Thomas have voted against representation by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 284.
Law professor Virgil Wiebe was part of a group of professors and researchers who sent a letter to President Obama regarding the growing refugee emergency involving unaccompanied children from Central America and Mexico.
In February 2014, I found myself seated with 20 other students who had likely asked themselves the same question. Yet despite fleeting reservations and a lot of careful thinking about what I could learn from a class focused on what humans don’t know and can’t prove with science, I was convinced that this was the place to be.
Vanessa Cornett-Murtada talks about mindfulness as a tool to ease performance anxiety.
Dr. Erika Kidd is the professor of record this spring in “The Pursuit of Happiness,” a first-year course, and “The Catholic Vision,” a third-year course, but students may well hear from a few others – great thinkers such as St. Augustine, Boethius, Flannery O’Connor, Simone Weil, Aristotle and Evelyn Waugh, for example, and for good measure the Scriptures.
Maker faires celebrate the growing “Making” movement, which sits at the crossroads of art and science, technology and design. Makers love creating, tinkering and making things, which is one reason why Dr. AnnMarie Thomas was chosen to attend the first-ever White House Maker Faire.
The St. Thomas professor founded the nation’s first law school clinic on federal commutations.
The Rev. David Smith is the founding director of the Justice and Peace Studies program at the University of St. Thomas, and the school's Professor of the Year, in 1995.
This month, St. Thomas senior Elizabeth Chambers, junior Hunter Gaitan, sophomore Ryan Burke and biochemistry professor Dr. Adam Kay will help plant 96 plots of wildflowers on a vacant gravel pit in downtown St. Paul for their research study, The Helpful Flowers Project. The team will study biodiversity and how wildflowers remove toxic heavy metals from soil.
A celebration to thank more than 90 retiring employees for their years of service to St. Thomas will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 22, in Woulfe Alumni Hall.
Wammer was honored for her outstanding commitment to supporting undergraduate research and faculty-student collaboration.
Fartun Dirie received the student award, and Dr. Susan Smith-Cunnien received the faculty award.
This year's honorees include Ron Fowler, Distinguished Alumnus Award; Michael Heffron, Monsignor James Lavin Award; Sondra Elizondo, Humanitarian of the Year Award; Dr. Matthew George, Professor of the Year; and Brandon Miranda, Tommie Award.
Recently she was named one of the most influential young minority law professors in the country.
Founding dean encourages building bridges
After teaching thousands of students, 17 professors retire from the College of Arts and Sciences.