Publications

A large stack of books sit on shelves and the floor in Sociology and Criminal Justice Professor Lisa Waldner's office in the John R. Roach Center for the Liberal Arts on August 13, 2015. The books were temporarily stacked while awaiting new shelving. These images were taken for CAS Spotlight Magazine.

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.
Left to right, Hunter Gaitan '15 (Biology), Biology Professor Adam Kay and Amanda Lovelee, St. Paul City Artist, pose for a portrait at the Urban Flower Field at Pedro Park at 10th and Robert Streets in downtown St. Paul on September 22, 2015. With the help of members of the downtown community, the project has planted 96 bio-diverse plots of flowers. University of St. Thomas researchers and students will use these plots to test whether more diverse flower plots are better able to extract harmful substances from the soil. The plots are arranged in a shape representing the golden mean, creating walking paths and a gathering space for programmed activities and neighborhood events.

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.
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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.
Alum Kelly Larmon '97 (psychology) '03 M.B.A poses for an portrait in Aquinas Hall October 15, 2015. Taken for CAS Spotlight magazine.

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.
Aaron Pearson

The Social CEO

Q&A with Aaron Pearson, executive vice president at Creation North America
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The Failure of Youth Sports

Dr. John Tauer, men's basketball coach and a psychology professor at St. Thomas, discusses his new book on youth sports and parenting.
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Hidden Spaces

Photography director Mike Ekern crouched, climbed and crept around the St. Paul campus to capture some hidden treasures.
School of Engineering student Brynn Kasper hands a piece of candy to Metro Deaf School student Jonathan Bachanan during an after school class taught by St. Thomas School of Engineering students February 12, 2015 at the Metro Deaf School in St. Paul. Taken for the School of Engineering newsletter.

A Hands-On Approach

Senior Brynn Kasper creates engineering curriculum using sign language for the Metro Deaf School.
Geoff Saign

Writer by Nature

Author and activist Geoffrey Saign brings the outdoors into children’s imaginations.
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Inside Politics

The Health Care MBA offers an insider’s look at policy in the making
Anna Nolan

‘A Great Ambassador’

Anna Kate Nolan – the only college student invited on Minnesota’s first trade mission to Mexico since 2000 – focused her work on educational cooperation.
University of St. Thomas Trustee Brian Wenger, executive vice president and chief legal officer of Optum, talks during a trustee profile interview on August 3, 2015, in his office in Eden Prairie.

A Man of His Word

Trustee Brian Wenger combines his background in both law and business to create success.
Jessica Slattery

‘Be an Advocate’

Jessica Slattery ’06, foreign affairs officer in the U.S. State Department, gave the UST School of Law commencement speech on May 15. Read an excerpt from her remarks.