A white board covered with a lengthy math equation in the office of Department of Mathematics Chair and Professor Patrick Van Fleet in O'Shaughnessy Science Hall. Van Fleet was working on an equation that is used for computer image modeling. Photo by Mark Brown.

A Research Journey Full Circle

Patrick Van Fleet’s initial mathematical research as a graduate student focused on spline functions. Before computers, architects used a flexible rubber tool called a spline to help them render irregular curve...
Students act in an improv exercise during an English class in the Leather Room in the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center on Oct. 28, 2015. Members of the Wonderlust Theater participated in a residency on campus with several different classes and programs, working with English and Theater students on improvisation skills and script writing. English professor Amy Muse, back right, and Wonderlust Theater co-Artistic Director Alan Berks, middle back (wearing blue shirt) look on. Photos by Mark Brown.

1921 Play Sees 21st-century Revival

“We carry within us a real and painful drama.” These words interrupt a rehearsal scene in Luigi Pirandello’s play “Six Characters in Search of an Author.” Six characters enter the theater. Abandoned by their cr...
Theology professor Anne Attea helps a student during a Hispanic Lay Ministry class. Photo by Mike Ekern '02.

Already Reaping the Fruits of Our Labors

If you walk through the classroom area of Murray-Herrick Campus Center on a Tuesday evening, you are likely to see two rooms full of Spanish-speaking students listening intently to their instructors and talking...
Director of Development for the College of Arts and Sciences Sarah Thompson poses for an environmental portrait March 11, 2016 in the Anderson Student Center. Photo by Mike Ekern.

Q&A With Sarah Thompson ‘04

After more than a decade at some of the Twin Cities’ most beloved arts institutions, including the Guthrie Theater, Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts and Northrop at the University of Minnesota, Sarah...
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Bridge Game

A monthly card game among four titans of the university provides friendship, gossip and an earnest attempt to solve the world’s problems.
Members of several different female religious order study in the O'Shaughnessy Library at the College of St. Thomas, 1960.

The First Coeds

The gender barrier on campus was broken long before the class of 1981.
Shadow Falls, which is just west of the St. Paul campus. The falls were photographed as part of a hidden spaces story but never used.

Making the Most of a Minnesota Summer

Whether you live here or are due back for a visit to your alma mater, here are 10 things you probably didn't know you could do in Minnesota - from someone who should know.
Rachelle de la Cruz '15 CSMA (right) and Cristina Maillet, CSMA candidate, in Lourdes, France. Photo by Eric Wuebben '17

A Pilgrim’s Heart

Rachelle de la Cruz ’15 CSMA was brought to the University of St. Thomas’ Master of Arts in Catholic Studies (CSMA) program by her desire to learn who God wanted her to become.
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Living and Learning as One

A new program offers students an opportunity to live and learn in small communities, creating a depth of experience that reaches beyond the classroom.
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Primp and Cheap Chic

Michele Henry '06, co-owner of Primp Boutique, knows the allure of affordable fashion and cheap, brown paper.
Samuel Olukiran

No Life in Isolation

A gunshot wound left St. Thomas graduate student Sam Olukiran alone and helpless on a street in Ibadan, Nigeria. This is how he survived, found Minnesota and now tries to make every moment - and every person - matter.
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A Priceless Decision

When his boss was arrested, Mike Wietecki '06 J.D. and the rest of the management team let investors redeem their assets, which was costly, but the ethical thing to do.