Pete Willner is an iconic figure at the School of Law. He is the first face many see when they enter the building, and he is a good friend to several faculty, staff and students.
As she has looked around at full rooms since the beginning of the academic year, Susan Alexander has been pleased. People showed up in droves for the Academic Convocation and a brown-bag lunch sponsored by President Julie Sullivan – ample proof that there is a lot of life at St. Thomas these days, Alexander writes in The Scroll.
A senior at St. Thomas, the St. Cloud native met with more than 60 school-age children twice a week at a YMCA summer camp.
Dave Nimmer has a lot of hopes for seniors such as Lindsay Goodwin, a communications and journalism major, but above all is this: He wants them to leave St. Thomas next May “with a sense of passion.” In the meantime, he writes today in The Scroll, he hopes they enjoy their final year here and take time to hear the Christmas concert, enjoy the wit and wisdom of a professor and just sit on the library steps as the campus comes awake.
President Julie Sullivan has appointed administrators and deans to two groups – a seven-member senior staff and a 20-member cabinet – to help her lead St. Thomas.
St. Thomas is beginning the search for its next executive vice president and provost. President Julie Sullivan has appointed a search committee and a search consultant, and they will assist her in choosing a successor to Dr. Susan Huber, who will retire next June 30.
Many of the 58 works on display through Jan. 4 are from a private collection donated to the university by its former president, Father Dennis Dease.
Sometimes all those classroom activities in high school make a difference in somebody’s life. Case in point? Brad Walz ’04, a share-holder at Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
A case recently decided by the U.S. Supreme Court focused on intellectual property rights. In Bowman v. Monsanto Co., the Court addressed the question of whether a farmer who buys patented seeds may reproduce them through planting and harvesting without the patent holder’s permission. The Court decided in favor of Monsanto. But was this, and other cases of intellectual property protection, best for the common good? Here, a law professor and a lawyer alumnus debate the question.
That’s what Carol Bruess was told during a summer workshop, and she found it difficult to do that – and nothing else – for a full minute. In fact, she just about lost it at 43.5 seconds. But she held on, and today in The Scroll she advises how meditation and mindfulness make us better at almost everything we do. So slow down – and just breathe!
Visitors to the St. Thomas booth are sharing photos taken with everyone's favorite tomcat.
The Minnesota State Fair is here and, once again, St. Thomas will be stationed under its signature Arches in its new location in the Education Building on Cosgrove Street.
The second Internet Cat Video Film Festival is back by popular demand. Last year's inaugural event, conceived by Katie Hill '12 M.A. in art history, drew more than 10,000 spectators and spawned countless "copy cat" festivals around the world.
With positive news found in nearly every aspect of the Twin Cities real estate market, interest rate hikes shouldn’t harm the recovery if they are slight and gradual, according to a monthly analysis prepared by the Shenehon Center for Real Estate at the Opus College of Business.
Buying wind-generated power is part of St. Thomas’s Climate Action Plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035.
Classes for the university’s second fully online graduate program will begin in October.
Proceeds From Home Under Construction in Edina Intended to Benefit UST Real Estate Education Programs
A groundbreaking ceremony for the new home was held July 9.
Dr. Pa Der Vang is dedicated to improving the lives of Hmong immigrants.
Median home sale prices in May continued to show significant gains compared to the same period last year.
St. Thomas magazine has won five awards in the annual Page One Awards competition sponsored by the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
He died Wednesday, June 19, at a St. Paul hospital after a three-year battle with prostate cancer. He was 47 years old.
Dr. Mark Dienhart, executive vice president and chief operating officer, will leave the University of St. Thomas on July 8 to become president and chief executive officer of the Schulze Family Foundation.
Dr. Christopher Puto will remain as dean of the Opus College of Business and Dr. Bruce Gleason as interim director of the International Education Center until their successors are chosen during the 2013-14 academic year.
Graduate Programs in Software faculty member Dr. Bradley Rubin uses his corporate background to inform his cross-departmental research on big data.
As people and businesses interact on the internet, knowing foreign laws and the philosophical and historical underpinnings for those laws becomes increasingly important. Opus College of Business Ethics and Business Law professor Susan Marsnik travels the world as one of the leading experts on comparative intellectual property law writing in the United States.