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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  • “Plotting Strategy in the Gay-Marriage Debate: Con,” National Public Radio, July 16, 2006. “Last week, ‘ Weekend Edition Sunday’ kicked off a two-part discussion of where activists on both sides of the issue are headed from here, speaking with a supporter of same-sex marriage. This time, an opposing view: Teresa Collett is a professor at the St. Thomas University [sic] School of Law in Minneapolis.” http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5559887
  • “Small Business: Building growth is engineering firm’s goal,” Star Tribune, July 17, 2006. “ The expert says: Winning large contracts in the private market will be difficult because of ‘a perception and probably a reality’ of a status-quo or good-old-boys network that operates by friendships or word-of-mouth, said Camille George, a mechanical engineering professor at the University of St. Thomas.” http://www.startribune.com/535/story/553611.html
  • “Business briefs: Forum addresses hospital issues,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 16, 2006. “The exemption to allow three new hospitals to be built in Minnesota made by the Minnesota Legislature last session is an example of the shortcomings of tactics to control medical spending, according to speakers at a forum last week on the ‘Medical Arms Race Syndrome’ at the Minneapolis campus of the University of St. Thomas.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/business/15042227.htm
  • “Briefings: Conservatory head stepping down,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 15, 2006. “[Nora] Gibson, who begins her new post Aug. 1, had been with the [St. Paul Conservatory of Music] for 10 years. Under Gibson, the conservatory evolved from a branch of the University of St. Thomas into an independent community music school in downtown St. Paul. http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/local/15043599.htm
  • “A crosstown tip of the cap for a job well done,” Star Tribune, July 17, 2006. “Four years ago, Beal and retired University of St. Thomas professor Fred Zimmerman wrote Manufacturing Works, a good book about those trends and concerns.” http://www.startribune.com/1069/story/558173.html
  • “Governor to announce math/science initiative,” Star Tribune, July 19, 2006. “This morning Pawlenty is scheduled to appear at a news conference at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, where middle-school students are participating in a Science, Technology and Engineering Preview Summer (STEPS) Camp.” http://www.startribune.com/1592/story/560237.html
  • See also: “Teachers to get free engineering software, Pawlenty says,” Star Tribune, July 19, 2006. “Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced the gift today at St. Paul ‘s University of St. Thomas, where he visited an engineering summer camp for middle-school and high-school aged girls.” http://www.startribune.com/1592/story/561746.html
  • “Trying to make math count,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 19, 2006. “Today, Gov. Tim Pawlenty will visit Katherine’s camp — the Science, Technology and Engineering Preview Summer at the University of St. Thomas — to talk about encouraging students to study science.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/living/education/15069365.htm
  • “The ‘medical arms race,’” St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 20, 2006. “Health policy leaders at the University of St. Thomas last week launched a two-year study to encourage hospitals and clinics to make better value judgments in their technology spending and to resist knee-jerk competitive instincts.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/living/health/15077613.htm