UST in the news

Here’s a roundup of recent stories of interest that mention St. Thomas.

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  • “Outside consultant,” Star Tribune, June 6, 2005. This regular business question-and-answer column features answers by UST College of Business faculty and staff. This installment features and answer by Susan Marsnik, chair of the Legal Studies in Business Department. http://www.startribune.com/stories/535/5450849.html
  • “Small Business: A health drink that’s hip to sip,” Star Tribune, June 13, 2005. “Alec Johnson, assistant professor of entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas College of Business, said the beverage industry ‘is very competitive and consolidated, with Coke and Pepsi holding the lion’s share of alternative sports drinks.’ Johnson said lifestyle beverages are a growing market, but, ‘At the end of the day, access to distribution is a critical factor for success, as well as a clear and unique position.’ http://www.startribune.com/stories/535/5451119.html
  • “The ethics of in-vitro,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 12, 2005. “The debate is, in some ways, too focused on stem-cell research and not on the IVF process that is creating an overwhelming pool of unused embryos, said Paul Wojda, who debated stem-cell ethics in 2001 as chairman of Archbishop Harry Flynn’s bioethics commission. ‘There is a potential contradiction there among those who decry stem-cell research and yet don’t also raise questions about in-vitro fertilization,’ said Wojda, a theology professor at the University of St. Thomas. ‘The underlying and neglected issue in the background here is in-vitro fertilization.’” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/11873315.htm
  • “Tiered health plans need flexibility, transparency,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 14, 2005. The authors of this op-ed piece are Daniel McLaughlin, director of UST’s Center for Business Excellence, and Dr. Brian Campion, director of the Center for Health and Medical Affairs at the University of St. Thomas’ College of Business. They write, “Through our health leadership programs and custom work with many Upper Midwest health care systems at the University of St. Thomas College of Business, we have identified significant opportunities for performance improvement in physician leadership, advanced processes, and organization-wide engagement.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/opinion/11886068.htm