Dr. Camille George of St. Thomas’ School of Engineering is helping to revolutionize the way breadfruit is incorporated into the livelihoods of people in developing nations. Last month she travelled to Kauai, Hawaii, to install a breadfruit-drying device she co-designed with adjunct engineering professor Bob Bach for the National Tropical Botanical Gardens.
Speakers include Susan Callaway, English; Debra Peterson and Tim Scully, Communication and Journalism; Mike Klein, Justice and Peace Studies; Ernest Owens, Management; and Kimberly Vrudny, Theology.
Included in this week’s Professional Notes are faculty Dr. Massimo Faggioli, Dr. Teresa Rothausen-Vange and Dr. Edward Ulrich; staff Dan Gjelten; and UST MBA alums Sara Christenson and Annelise Larson.
Senior Ryan Delaney, junior Nate Webster and sophomore Mitch Hoffmann have been working as a team on the “TurtleBot” since early June.
The Global Business Education (GBE) Initiative from the Opus College of Business, has open a new blog to begin building a community of individuals with an active interest in the development of meaningful globally-oriented experiences.
Have you ever felt like an experience was better because it felt like “time flew by”? Research by Aaron Sackett, assistant professor of marketing, looks to prove this area of consumer behavior.
April’s active market for single-family homes priced under $14o,000 is one of several positive signs for the Twin Cities’ real estate market. While it’s not a term often used to describe the housing market, a University of St. Thomas real estate professor observed that “the market for single-family homes priced under $140,000 has become quite [...]
The Class of 2012 earned their degrees Saturday at the Opus College of Business commencement ceremony. Check back here for more media from the ceremony: photos, video, transcripts. [custom_field field="commencementssp12" limit="0" between=", " /]
As the 2012 Opus College of Business graduates get ready to enter or re-enter the workforce or re-energize their workplace, we wanted to share a Q&A with Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D., assistant professor in the ethics and business law department, about his research on meaningful work. Q. What do you mean by “meaningful work”? A. Meaningful work refers not [...]
The Opus College of Business prides itself on the quality of its faculty. In keeping with this pride, two awards are presented annually to recognize faculty achievement. The Julie Hays Teaching Award is given to an OCB faculty member for exemplary achievement in the classroom in the previous academic year. Awarded since 2010, the Hays Award was [...]
Dr. Christopher Puto has agreed to remain as dean of the Opus College of Business (OCB) for another year while a search for the next dean is under way. In addition, St. Thomas alumnus and trustee Timothy P. Flynn, recently retired chairman of KPMG International, has agreed to chair the Executive Committee of the Opus [...]
The honorees at the 2012 St. Thomas Day are Corrine Carvalho, Thomas Cronin, Bernadeia Johnson, Dr. Gordon Klatt and Matthew Sullivan.
In light of this weekend’s Kentucky Derby, we talked with John Wendt, JD, associate professor in the ethics and business law department about his research in equestrian sports. His article “The FEI and The Continuing Fight Against Doping in Equestrian Sport” was recently accepted for publication by the International Sports Law Journal. Q. Why is the fight [...]
As Americans continue to battle debt and the economy still sputters, the 19th Annual Stakeholder Dialogue on April 10 featured provocative discussion around the culture of consumerism and its impact on happiness. Keynote speaker Dr. James A. Roberts ’82, Baylor University marketing professor, researcher and author of Shiny Objects: Why We Spend Money We Don’t [...]
Thomas A. Musil, D.P.A., assistant professor in the finance department recently presented his research on Regulation of Real Estate Development Through the Use of Community Benefit Agreements. Here then are five questions with Prof. Musil: Q. What are Community Benefit Agreements? A. CBAs establish a process for real estate developers to include community objectives as [...]
To highlight our faculty research, we’re introducing a new Q&A column today on Opus Magnum. Dobrina Georgieva, Ph.D., assistant professor in the finance department recently presented her research on the impact of laws, regulations, and culture on cross-border joint ventures. Here then are five questions with Prof. Georgieva. Q. How would you summarize your research on cross-border [...]
At the beginning of Dr. John Sailors’ undergraduate studies, he had no intention of ever being called “Dr.” He began his studies at the University of Michigan in the college of liberal arts and was considering a degree in political science. But he felt that academia would be the inevitable future for him if he [...]
The University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business invites you to participate in the Outside Consultant Q&A column, which appears weekly in the Star Tribune’s Monday Business Insider. Submit a question. This week’s question: What outsiders are the most important to business success (e.g., bankers, accountants, investors, board of advisers, mentors)? CAMI ZIMMER PRESIDENT, [...]
Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D., assistant professor of ethics and business law here at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business published an article about the World Economic Forum in Davos on the Huffington Post Tuesday. As world leaders prepared for the World Economic Forum‘s annual fête in Davos, Switzerland in January, the event continued [...]