Mike Johnson ’90 has run 20 marathons, and he never started a marathon that he did not finish … until a week ago today at the Boston Marathon.
Massive, open online courses (MOOCs) are creating a stir in higher education, and for good reason, says Dave Nimmer. But as advantageous as they may seem on the surface, he still prefers “the lively, interactive nature of a well-taught class” on campus, he writes today in The Scroll – a richness “not always available from a 24-by-20 inch screen, a dozen icons and a blinking cursor.”
Ryan Augustin, a junior majoring in biochemistry, was awarded a prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, an award that honors outstanding students who plan to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. Juniors Elizabeth Annoni and Mark Painter were named honorable mentions.
Charles Reid researches the disturbing case of two German computer scientists whose actions raise critical legal issues about morality, consent and human dignity.
The director of the annual conference reflects on the growth of diversity, the evolution of inclusion, and the hope of breaking new ground for the next 25 years.
Jeremy Olson ’95, along with fellow Star Tribune reporters Brad Schrade and Glenn Howatt, won journalism’s top prize for their work on a series about an increase in infant deaths at in-home daycare centers.
Susan Alexander believes she gets her best ideas – as well a jump-start on her daily tasks – when she walks to work, and she also picks up empty cans and bottles along the way. “My synapses are firing!” she declares. You can read how she pulls all of this off in The Scroll.
He teaches in the Department of Ethics and Business Law in the university’s Opus College of Business. He has taught at St. Thomas since 1983.
World-renowned poet, activist and educator Nikki Giovanni will visit the University of St. Thomas this Friday as part of “A Night of Expression!” to celebrate Black History Month. Giovanni took the time to answer a few questions before her visit.
Public events are planned April 25 at the University Club and April 26 at St. Thomas.
Elizabeth Schiltz has always gravitated to kids who seem to have special needs, having helped organize a volunteer tutor program at an inner-city elementary school as an undergraduate at Yale University. The kids reminded her of her older brother.
Carol Bruess is seeing a little more foot traffic around her home these spring days, and the visitors are stopping to “oooooo and “ahhhhh” at her Little Free Library. You should check it out, too, she suggests today in The Scroll.
In the beginning of Andera Nesmith’s social work career, she worked with issues pertaining to runaways, homeless youth, youth with incarcerated parents and older youth in foster care. She has since discovered a common thread that attracted her to these populations — youth who were separated from their parents, either by their own actions or the actions of others.
Lisa Weier was, in her own words, “a mess.” Breakfast covered the hand of The Scroll’s Rome correspondent, in the Eternal City this semester for studies as a St. Thomas junior, and Pope Francis hovered near by. What was she to do? Read The Scroll today to find out.
The unusually low inventory of homes for sale has had a two-fold effect: crews are building more new homes and there’s an upward pressure on asking prices.
St. Thomas’ undergraduate business program ranks 80th of 145 eligible programs nationally. Opus College of Business facilities on St. Thomas’ Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses earned the school a top grade of A-plus.
The forum began as a two-hour video conference in 1988 and is now the nation’s leading conference for advancing diversity in the workplace.
Student guesses for the weight of the cardboard bale ranged from 75 to 2,700 ponds. May we have the envelope please; the winner of the Recyclemania weight-guessing contest is …
Sr. Katarina Schuth conducted her first significant research while completing her doctoral degree in cultural geography, which led to her dissertation, “Patterns of Literacy in Villages of South India.” After months of preparing for field work, which entailed lugging volumes of “The Census of India” back and forth from the Syracuse University library to Minnesota, she finally was ready for the adventure of a lifetime.
Approximately 1,700 athletes (along with 74 unified partners and 683 coaches) are expected to participate in aquatics, traditional basketball, unified basketball and powerlifting Friday evening through Sunday afternoon.
A team of four University of St. Thomas students and a graduate student from St. Catherine University present recommendations March 7 concerning a medical innovation that they have been working on in collaboration with a Mayo Clinic physician.
KaaI’s unique background enables him to seek socially optimal solutions to real-world problems independent of political or economic pressure.