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.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the new home was held July 9.
Median home sale prices in May continued to show significant gains compared to the same period last year.
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.
It’s the last week of the semester at UST and Tommies are venting about #USTFINALS, sharing their favorite #TommieMemories, and Instagramming their favorite campus locales. See what everyone is talking about during the week leading up to #USTCommencement 2013.
More than eight of 10 St. Thomas faculty, staff and students who responded to the campus climate survey earlier this year expressed satisfaction with the university and the way it is operated. There were overall favorable responses between 58 and 84 percent in seven theme areas, and 40 percent of faculty, staff and students completed all or part of the survey.
The collegiate all-stars, led for the seventh year by John Barron, the director of the university’s Service Center, will compete against elite and professional racers June 12-16. One of the six races in the grand prix, a time trial — known as the “race of truth” — will roll past campus on Mississippi River Boulevard on the morning of Wednesday, June 12.
St. Thomas dedicated the Murray J. Harpole Legacy Fountain on Monday during a ceremony on John P. Monahan Plaza outside the Anderson Student Center. The fountain is a gift from Pentair Ltd. and five current or former directors of the company in honor of the late Harpole, its founder and first chief executive officer.
Lisa Weier wrapped up her Rome Catholic Studies semester by dancing to “L’amore Verrá” with a classmate and their teacher, “a sassy and confident Italian woman named Marta.” Weier writes about the experience – one of many great memories of her semester in Rome – today in The Scroll.
St. Thomas is one step closer to becoming a tobacco-free campus on Jan. 1, 2014. The President’s Staff has endorsed the tobacco-free concept and a committee will work out an implementation plan before returning to the President’s Staff this fall for final approval.
Dease, who retires next month, thanked faculty and staff for “making the St. Thomas culture so really, really special.”
A U.S. Air Force veteran and an English professor, he taught literature and was best known for teaching Shakespeare. He also served as the founding director of the Center for Faculty Development and as chair of the English Department.
Dave Nimmer has many fond memories of Father Dennis Dease and the 22 years they have worked together at St. Thomas. As Dease prepares to retire next month, Nimmer pauses to offer his thanks today in The Scroll to “a man of uncommon decency.”
Hart’s latest novel, The Book of Killowen, is the June selection of the Luann Dummer Center for Women’s monthly book club. She will attend the club’s meeting, which is free and open to the public, at noon, Wednesday, June 26.
The renowned architect honed his design technique on campus before going on to design the Minnesota State Capitol and the U.S. Supreme Court building.
St. Thomas faculty and staff are invited to attend a thank-you celebration on Friday (May 17) for Father Dennis Dease, who will retire June 30 after 22 years as president.