Research

Class of ’17 in the Spotlight

In the ranks of seniors graduating this weekend, we have students who earned the Chief’s Award from the City of St. Paul for helping a woman in distress in 2014, a student who served as an ambassador on a Minnesota trade mission to Mexico, and students who have done research on everything from political cynicism to drying breadfruit. Read a roundup of the stories the Newsroom has written about Class of 2017 students since they arrived on campus.

Rethinking Eve

Senior English major Joe Molohon spent last summer investigating how there's more to the story of Eve than meets the eye.
David Willard and Whitney Oachs

Free Project Plants Roots at St. Thomas

Last year the University of St. Thomas joined the Free Project, a network of 22 American colleges and universities that have banded together to fight modern slavery worldwide.

The Science of Skeptics and Spirits

Professors Greg Robinson-Riegler and Britain Scott have parlayed their interest in the paranormal into research and a J-Term class on the psychology behind it.
Ande Nesmith and Emily Titus

How Well Does Minnesota Welcome Refugees?

Emily Titus '16, with the help of associate professor Ande Nesmith and a Collaborative Inquiry Grant, set out to find an answer. She outlined the barriers for refugees and how they can be overcome.

Firefly Gene Lights the Way for St. Thomas Toxicologist

In the past few years, many of St. Thomas Biology Department faculty member and Environmental Science program director Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt's studies have employed a beguiling tool: a breast cancer cell genetically modified with a firefly gene.