Academic convocation

The Scroll: Academic Convocation and Power

Susan Alexander believes the theme of this year’s academic convocation was power, and that’s a good thing, she writes in The Scroll. Not the kind of power that corrupts, as Lord Acton once observed, but the power of imagination, as envisioned by St. Thomas President Julie Sullivan during her convocation remarks.
Students, staff and faculty, spelling out UST in giant letters, douse themselves with cold water during an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge event on John P. Monahan Plaza on Sept. 4, 2014.

#IceBucketChallenge Honors Former Dean

221 people formed the letters "UST" on John P. Monahan Plaza as they doused themselves with ice water in honor of former dean of the College of Education, Leadership & Counseling Bruce Kramer, who is living with ALS.
Opening Day

Sullivan Urges Boldness, ‘Culture of Innovation’

President Julie Sullivan urged St. Thomas faculty and staff on Tuesday to join her on an “imaginary exercise” during her second academic convocation address and boldly envision what the university will look like five to 10 years from now.
Campus Aerials

Adjunct Faculty Task Force Appointed

An Adjunct Faculty Task Force has been appointed to begin work on concerns identified by adjunct faculty members, and a permanent Adjunct Faculty Council will be established during the fall semester.
Class of 1956 Reunion

The Scroll: We’re All Guilty

This week's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on campus demonstrates one irrefutable fact to Carol Bruess. We care. We care deeply because we have seen the ravages of ALS, and we want to do something about it. She expects to see you on Thursday in the Quad!
Opening Day

Join the Welcome Week Celebration

Welcome Week will include the traditional March Through the Arches as well as picnics, interfaith blessings, the President’s Opening Convocation and an Opening Mass and Reception.
Theissen

How the Earth Works

Geologist Kevin Theissen explores the global change that affects ecology and civilizations both faraway and close to home.
Exemplars

Improving Agriculture With Technology

Precision agriculture is an integral part of emerging crop management practices. The School of Engineering has a team of professors working to make technology accessible to farmers.
COJO Scenes

Understanding Our Place

Dina Gavrilos explores what it means to “belong” in this socially invented community called a nation.
Exemplars Portraits

Training Young Scientists

Biology professor Dalma Martinović-Weigelt employs undergraduate researchers to study the effects of man-made stressors on aquatic systems.
Rawdon

From Gamer to Researcher

Mathematics professor Eric Rawdon had a childhood passion for computers that led to meaningful scientific discoveries and cross-disciplinary collaborations.