Terence Langan

From the Dean: Reflecting on 25 Years

As I begin my 25th year at the University of St. Thomas, I find myself looking backward at all that has changed in that time, as well as looking forward to all that will be.
Family Studies

Family Studies Grows Up

On the first day of class in Family Communication, students encounter their first assignment: Visually define who counts as their own “family.”
david billingsley

Q-and-A With David Billingsley

David Billingsley knows the arts can save lives. He’s helping Twin Cities youth overcome poverty, hopelessness and gun violence through music, dance, theater and art.
India

India Changes With the World

My research agenda focuses on examining changes in Indian politics since the end of the Cold War. I analyze changes observed in the country’s foreign policy since the Cold War years, and in describing India’s case, I attempt to demonstrate how globalization presents opportunities for countries to build strong relations with each other and overcome old hostilities and suspicions.
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Mathematics Through the Lens of Biology

Until recently, many biologists also viewed themselves as pure experimentalists with no need for mathematics in their field, but advances in experimental techniques have generated huge amounts of data, and without mathematical modeling and analysis it would be impossible for biology to make sense of all these data.
Mary Gearen

Q&A With Mary Beidler Gearen

More than 35 years as an actor, director and producer in theater have brought Mary Beidler Gearen spiritual meaning, artistic challenge and professional recognition
Hasan Karatas

Changing History

UST faculty talk about broadening their scope and keeping students engaged.
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How Will the Pure in Heart See God?

Christian theologians have baptized Platonic intellectual intuition by applying it to the biblical texts that describe an encounter with God as a kind of seeing. Thomas Aquinas summed up this tradition when he wrote: “the highest and perfect happiness of intellectual nature consists in the vision of God.”
Terence Langan

From the Dean: Calculating the Return on Investment: Part 1

As a dean, I often hear talk about the “return on investment” from a college education, especially for students majoring in the liberal arts. As an economist, I do not have a particular problem with this concept, so long as the returns on education are measured broadly and completely enough.
TommieMedia alums

Lives Intertwined

Miles Trump ’11 had been on the job at the Waseca County News only a few weeks when a phone call came that no reporter wants to get.
Matthew Meyer

Q&A with Matthew Meyer ’96

As a philosophy professor at the University of Scranton, Matthew Meyer integrates the liberal arts for his students much as his St. Thomas professors did for him. “I’m trying to make each of my students a philosopher in the original sense of the word, a lover of wisdom,” he said.
Brian McEnaney '85

Q&A with Brian McEnaney ’85

With an undergraduate finance major and a mini-master’s in health care from St. Thomas, Brian McEnaney was well-prepared for the technical requirements of a career in software and health information systems.