UST in the news

Here’s a roundup of recent St. Thomas mentions of interest in various media.

Read the stories by clicking on the links. Links do expire and change as papers move stories to “archive” status, so be sure to read stories soon if you’re interested. In some cases, you’ll need to register on the publication’s Web site in order to access the stories.

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  • “A view from the outside,” The Irish Times (Dublin), April 1, 2006. Dr. Thomas Redshaw of the UST English Department provides a weekend book review of Greg Delanty’s Collected Poems 1986-2006. Read the full text using Lexis-Nexis or subscribe to the Times at http://www.ireland.com/.
  • “Business people,” Star Tribune, April 2, 2006. “The University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, named Michael Cogan director of institutional research. He was assistant professor in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences Central for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota.” http://www.startribune.com/535/story/341365.html
  • “Obituary: James Perrier, railroad man, photographer and baker,” Star Tribune, April 6, 2006. “After returning from the service, Perrier studied English and history at what is now the University of St. Thomas for 2½ years.” http://www.startribune.com/466/story/354136.html
  • “Catholic in the 21st century: St. Thomas and other universities across the country are grappling with identity questions,” The Catholic Spirit, April 6, 2006. (A version of this story also was distributed by the Catholic News Service.) http://www.thecatholicspirit.com/archives.php?article=5329
  • “Abortion Ruling: Florida Supreme Court Upholds Women’s Right to Know Act,” Life Site, April 7, 2006. “Liberty Counsel filed an Amicus Brief in the case on behalf of the Catholic Medical Association and the Christian Medical Association, which together represent over 20,000 physicians. The Associations are represented by Teresa Collett, professor of law at St. Thomas University School of Law, along with Mathew D. Staver, President and General Counsel of Liberty Counsel.” http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2006/apr/06040701.html
  • “Minnesota’s China strategy,” Star Tribune, April 9, 2006. While growth in exports of finished machinery to China has helped to keep Komo’s 125 employees busy, Prom said the company hopes by the end of the year to supplement those sales by sending parts for assembly in China. Such talk worries Fred Zimmerman, a scholar of manufacturing who recently retired from the faculty at the University of St. Thomas. In his view, the rise in Minnesota exports to China will be short-lived.” http://www.startribune.com/535/story/358192.html
  • “Business briefs,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 9, 2006. “Citing a need for more diversity in commercial real estate, the University of St. Thomas is launching a 14-week program aimed at training and recruiting people of color for careers in the field.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/business/14291659.htm
  • “More new retail buds in Roseville,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 9, 2006. “‘By far, Roseville is St. Paul ‘s downtown for retailing,’ says Dave Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/business/14291571.htm
  • “Montreal missed its chance to provide sheltered sidewalks,” Montreal (Canada) Gazette, April 9, 2006. The editorial writer thinks Montreal could use a skyway system like Minneapolis’: “Wind swept through the barren downtown streets of Minneapolis on a winter morning when I visited. I came to see a city reinventing itself with abandoned factories converted into condos and boarded-up buildings turned into fashionable malls. I walked to Nicolette St. [sic], one of the city’s main hubs. Very few people were around. They stepped off buses and into the office towers that lined the street. ‘Wher
    e are all the people?’ I asked my hotel’s concierge. He pointed to a skywalk connecting two buildings overhead, handed me a map and showed me how to get there. I walked into an impressive web with skywalks connecting 13 city blocks in the north-south orientation and 12 blocks east-west. The passageway linked office towers with malls, hotels, the Target Centre public arena, the University of St. Thomas and St. Olaf church. During this morning rush hour, the web was full of people, with some stopping at second-floor eateries to grab a coffee on the way to work.” Find the full text using Lexis-Nexis or subscribe to the Gazette here: http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/index.html
  • “Boom and gloom for Minnesota companies,” Star Tribune, April 10, 2006. “Christopher Puto, dean of the College of Business at the University of St. Thomas, borrows a term from psychology to help explain this gnawing feeling: psychophysics. That’s the study of how physical stimuli are perceived. Your frame of reference, he said, has a lot to do with how good or bad, hot or cold, half-full or half-empty you feel.” http://www.startribune.com/535/story/358568.html
  • “Businesses plan more spending,” Star Tribune, April 10, 2006. “After almost five years of timid hiring, the strong preference for adding staff suggests that an important shift may have occurred in the operations of companies that have survived the dot-com bubble, 9/11 and the war in Iraq. Christopher Puto, dean of the College of Business at the University of St. Thomas, puts it this way: ‘We are comfortable enough now that we can absorb, and take responsibility for, adding head count.’” http://www.startribune.com/535/story/358470.html
  • “Church program won’t care for woman who once was a man,” Star Tribune, April 11, 2006. “‘Two trends are occurring at same time,’ said Robert Vischer, a law professor at the University of St. Thomas. ‘The government, recognizing the value of religious organizations providing services that contribute to the good of society, is funding them more. At the same time, we’re expanding the range of antidiscrimination laws. But these new categories of discrimination run directly to the religious identities of these same groups. And the two are colliding all over the country.’” http://www.startribune.com/614/story/363359.html