Chris Puto

Changing of the Guard

Christopher Puto, Ph.D., who soon will conclude his 12-year span as dean of the Opus College of Business, discusses the change in leadership.
St. Thomas Spring

Depth of Field: Signs of Spring

The winter of 2013-14 was the coldest in 35 years according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. But with temperatures after today predicted to be above freezing, it's only a matter of time before scenes like these show up all over campus.
James Shannon

Thank You for Not Smoking

Every Friday at 9 a.m. the freshmen class, which consisted of approximately 500 students, was required to attend an hour-long convocation in the small auditorium – an obligation that was obeyed with less than little enthusiasm. No one wanted to be there; however, what occurred one beautiful autumn morning is something that I will never forget.
Defenders

The Defenders

Students gain valuable courtroom experience in Misdemeanor Clinic.
Erica Wilson

Unsurvivable

Erica Wilson '11 was entombed for 22 minutes under five feet of snow on a remote mountain in British Columbia. She never should have made it home.
Latino Leaders

Brandon Miranda Voted 2014 Tommie Award Winner

Miranda, a senior majoring in Catholic Studies and Political Science, has been involved in many aspects of St. Thomas student life, including Tommie Ambassadors, Undergraduate Student Government, Concert Choir and Summit Singers.
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Leadership Lessons of Diana Hamilton

On Sept. 11, the School of Law community lost a dear friend, Diana Hamilton ’06. Diana was honored on Nov. 2 with the Alumna Achievement Award presented posthumously by Dr. Artika Tyner ’06 to Diana’s parents, LaVonne and Luches Hamilton, and her sister, Kristi, to recognize Diana’s achievements.
Commutation Clinic

A Shorter Sentence

In the Commutations Clinic, students learn the real, hard work it takes to temper justice with mercy.
Workers expect the Afton site to be mostly empty of debris by Oct 18. (Photo by Mike Ekern '02)

Lessons From a Broken Bridge

Three pieces of the I-35W bridge will serve to remind engineering students that the things they build will have lasting impact.
Julie Sullivan

A Vision for Our Future

A working vision statement will serve as a guide during the university's strategic planning process.
Tim Flynn

Flynn Fights for Human Rights

Life sometimes presents opportunities that can be turning points for those with the eyes to see them. Tim Flynn ’11 is one who has recognized those key moments and used them to build a career of upholding human rights.
Lyman Johnson

Corporate Law in Society

Lyman Johnson sees the business sphere as one more moral endeavor, capable of much good and much bad. Read more about his thoughts on corporate law in society in this commentary.
Robert Vischer

Built for Impact

The hundreds of people who have worked to build our community over the past 12 years – faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors and mentors – have been motivated by a mission that calls us to be part of a cause that is bigger than ourselves.
Love Your Melon

Love Your Melon: Hats and Hope

A simple classroom project brings hope – and hats – to hundreds of children with cancer. Love Your Melon kicks off its national tour this week bringing its mission to more than a dozen cities.
UST Catholic Studies

Three Roads Taken to CSMA

Three Catholic Studies graduate students reflect on what drew them to the program and how their course of study has influenced their lives.
Catholic Studies

More Than a Minor Advantage

Six current undergraduate students are asked to reflect on their academic courses and to answer the question: “Why is a Catholic Studies degree ‘More Than a Minor Advantage?’”
Cardinal Timothy Dolan

A Day and Night of Celebration

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, joined 600 guests of the Center for Catholic Studies on Oct. 26 at the University of St. Thomas to celebrate 20 years of Catholic Studies at the university.
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First in Class

Gino Lambo and Father Ryan Lewis are two of Catholic Studies’ class of 1995 – the program’s first graduating class. Both men reflect here on how Catholic Studies deepened their faith and influenced their lives and work.