Campus Scenes

Search for Next EVP and Provost is Under Way

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.
Intellectual Property Rights

Point/Counterpoint: Safeguarding IP Rights

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.
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The Scroll: Just Breathe, Darn It

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!
St. Thomas' three composite indices, which track nine data elements for the Twin Cities housing market, are all on the upswing.

Interest Rate Hikes Not Expected to Derail Robust Real Estate Recovery

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.
Bruce Kramer

St. Thomas Magazine Wins Five SPJ Awards

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.
Campus Scenes

Puto, Gleason to Continue in Leadership Roles

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.
Susan Marsnik

Homing in on Crucial Intellectual Property Issues Around the World

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.
Social Media

Tommies Get Social During #USTFINALS

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.
Campus Aerials

Campus Climate Survey Shows Strong Satisfaction at St. Thomas

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.
Fountain Dedication

St. Thomas Dedicates Harpole Fountain

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.
University of St. Thomas Bernardi Campus in Rome

The Scroll: My Italian Playlist

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.