CAS Spotlight

Terence Langan

Farewell From the Dean

College of Arts and Sciences dean Terence Langan is stepping down as dean to step up as professor.

The Plight of the Piping Plover

Through field research and high-level data analysis, 10 freshmen and two CAS professors will attempt to get to the bottom of the plover’s shrinking ha...

Building New Bonds

Most chemists will say that students learn chemistry by doing chemistry. One of my own mentors used to say, “Education is not a spectator sport.” Rese...

Q & A With Nicole Bernardi

Nicole Bernardi joined the College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Board in September of 2015. She also has the distinction of being one of the earliest...

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 rub...

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 Auth...

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 Perfor...

The Respectful Researcher

Now at the helm of the College of Arts and Sciences as one of two new associate deans, Dr. Lisa Waldner is hoping to show colleagues the same respect she showed others through her research. And it’s that respect she also is teaching students in the classroom.

Stewards of the Earth

The future of agriculture faces a number of challenges. Many young people are realizing that solutions will require massive collective action, and they need and want to be part of it.

Mastering Psychology Through Research

Though the clinical dimension of psychology is certainly its most well-known aspect, St. Thomas students master the science of psychology through the psychology curriculum and through hands-on work in active research teams.

Q & A with Kelly Larmon ’97, M.B.A. ’03

After her undergraduate career, Kelly Larmon returned to St. Thomas to earn an M.B.A. in 2003, and continued on to Hamline University School of Law, earning her J.D. She believes in the value of a liberal arts education, getting involved and seizing opportunities.

Q&A with Paul Schmitt B.A. ’09, M.S. ’11

Paul Schmitt B.A. ’09, M.S. ’11, an alumnus of the computer science program, is a doctoral student at the University of California-Santa Barbara, where he’s working on improving wireless Internet access in developing parts of the world.