When the St. Thomas Alumni Association asked alumni in a recent survey whether there were faculty members who had strong positive effects on their educational experiences, more than 800 names were mentioned. These are the top five.
Each year, the University of St. Thomas celebrates St. Thomas Day, which recognizes the extraordinary contributions that members of the St. Thomas community have made to the university and the wider community.
This week's notes feature faculty Tanya Gladney, William Kinney, Peter Parilla, Kim Vrudny, Lisa Waldner, Martin Warren and Meg Wilkes Karraker; staff members Tom Couillard and N. Curtis May; students Kylee Joosten, Emilee Sirek, Victoria Speake and Mitchell Wolff; and alumna Jynette Larshus.
The videos showing former Rutgers head men’s basketball coach Mike Rice physically and emotionally abusing his players were outrageous and disgusting, in large part because they run so counter to the messages we hope our student-athletes learn from intercollegiate athletics.
Dr. Don Briel, Dr. Charles Reid Jr., Dr. Massimo Faggioli and Monsignor Aloysius Callaghan offer their initial thoughts on the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the 266th Pope. St. Thomas students celebrate on campus.
Nominees for the Julie Hays Teaching Award should demonstrate exceptional dedication as well as extraordinary skills and success at enhancing students’ ability to think critically, act wisely and advance the common good by educating students and working professionals to become effective, ethical business leaders and to be constructive contributors to society.
Robert Vischer, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, was appointed the new dean of the school in October. He began his duties on Jan. 1.
Should Wall Street be afraid of the new rules established by the Dodd-Frank Act? For more than 30 years until the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act, the hedge-fund industry had resisted attempts by the Securities and Exchange Commission to register hedge-fund managers.
This week's notes include faculty members Thomas Bushlack, Michael Hollerich, David Kelley, Anne Klejment, Paul Lorah, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel, Kimberly Vrudny, Marty Warren and Scott Wright; and graduate student Blaire Hysjulien.
When the presidential election was in full swing and political tempers were flaring, a new student organization at the University of St. Thomas School of Law was formed to resist the partisanship and vitriol. The Public Discourse group focuses on quite the opposite: open, nonpartisan debate about how public policy issues intersect with law.
There is a great need for social entrepreneurship with the goal of developing economical and robust systems that provide fresh water and electricity. The engineering challenges are significant but surmountable. It simply takes will and funding.
Chemistry professor Kristine Wammer studies the effects of pharmaceuticals in the environment. "I am a 'farm kid.' I grew up on a corn and soybean farm in southern Minnesota that truly was the middle of nowhere, with the nearest town (Butternut) having a population that hovered around a dozen. Having no kids nearby meant that my brother Todd and I had to come up with creative – if slightly dangerous – ways to entertain ourselves."