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Professional Notes for Sept. 23, 2015

This week's pro notes feature faculty Marites Guino-o, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel, Bill Ojala, AnnMarie Thomas and Lisa Waldner; and students from the Chemistry Department.
Ronaldo "Rony" Lec. Photo by Alice K. Moffett.

Native Son, Native Seeds

Ronaldo "Rony" Lec Ajcot '94 is the founder of the Institute for Mesoamerican Permaculture, a not-for-profit organization that is reviving ancient Mayan farming practices to improve food security and self-sufficiency in his native Mesoamerica.
Mashael Aljahdali

Humans of St. Thomas: Mashael Aljahdali

Carol Bruess is back with this year's first installment of the popular Humans of St. Thomas series. She chats with graduate student Mashael Aljahdali who loves her family and dreams of working at a university – and who is almost never not smiling.
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Professional Notes for Sept. 15, 2015

This week's notes feature faculty, an alumna and a student from the departments of chemistry, history, mathematics, modern and classical languages, and sociology and criminal justice, and the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity.
Julie Sullivan

Sullivan Encourages Concepts for the Common Good

President Julie Sullivan Tuesday encouraged the St. Thomas community to define concepts in which the university should live out its mission statement to advance the common good. She issued her challenge during the president’s annual academic convocation address.
Jessica Slattery

‘Be an Advocate’

Jessica Slattery ’06, foreign affairs officer in the U.S. State Department, gave the UST School of Law commencement speech on May 15. Read an excerpt from her remarks.
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Please Remember Dennis Casey ’74 in Your Prayers

Please remember in your prayers Dennis Casey '74, brother of Colleen Casey Simonson in Institutional Advancement. Dennis died Sept. 4 of a heart attack.A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, Sept. 10...