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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  • "Seminary rector to be replaced," The Boston Globe, Feb. 2, 2007. "Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley announced yesterday that he is replacing the rector of St. John’s Seminary in Brighton. The Rev. Arthur L. Kennedy, a diocesan priest who has served as chairman of the theology department at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., and executive director of the ecumenical and interreligious affairs office at the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, will head the seminary starting July 1." http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2007/02/02/meehan_to_meet_umass_search_committee/
  • "Business people," Star Tribune, Feb. 5, 2007. "The Minnesota-Dakotas Chapter of Certified Commercial Investment Members, Minneapolis, elected J. Lindsay, the Lindsay Group, president; Aaron Barnard, Northstar Partners, president-elect; Julie Lux, Colliers Turley Martin Tucker, vice president; Cynthia Hable, Schafer Richardson, secretary-treasurer, and Michael Houge, Upland Real Estate Group, past president. Directors are: Lisa Diehl, Steiner Development; Anita Johnson, AJ Commercial Real Estate; Rob Kost, Sherman Associates; Thomas Musil, University of St. Thomas, and Carol Ulstad, Suntide Commercial Realty." http://www.startribune.com/535/story/976054.html
  • "’Trailblazers’ tour new Jesuit school," The Catholic Spirit, Feb. 8, 2007. "Kris Melloy, principal of [new Minneapolis Catholic school] Cristo Rey, said she looks forward to putting into practice some of the lessons she has been teaching as a professor of special education at the University of St. Thomas during the past 18 years." http://www.thecatholicspirit.com/2007/february/8/trailblazers-tour-new.php
  • Another story of interest: "Catholic colleges urged to partner for quality," The Catholic Spirit, Feb. 8, 2007. "Canadian-born Archbishop [Michael] Miller, a Basilian priest who was president of St. Thomas University in Houston before he was called into Vatican service, cited ‘globalization, information technology and the commodification of education’ as three megatrends that are affecting Catholic higher education around the world." http://www.thecatholicspirit.com/2007/february/8/catholic-colleges-urged.php
  • "Let’s make a deal: Five couples reveal the delicate and unending negotiations that define and strengthen their marriages," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 11, 2007. How to Love Your Wife, the new book by UST psychology professor Dr. John Buri, was the centerpiece of the paper’s Valentine’s Day feature.   "University of St. Thomas psychology professor Dr. John Buri, who specializes in marriage and family issues, says these negotiations are not always pretty, but they can be useful to building a stronger relationship." http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/living/16655130.htm
  • "West Nile forces KARE’s Ken Speake into retirement," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 11, 2007. "Karen Boros, a former TV reporter who teaches at the University of St. Thomas , uses some of Speake’s stories to show her broadcast journalism students how to piece a story together." http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/entertainment/16655172.htm
  • "Business briefs," Star Tribune, Feb. 12, 2007. "The University of St. Thomas is conducting a forum on public corruption Feb. 27, as part of its ongoing examination of ethical behavior, in business as well as public life, and the consequences of what happens when leaders go astray. …" http://www.startribune.com/535/story/993314.html
  • "A growing chorus calls for action on health care reform," Star Tribune, Feb. 12, 2007. Business columnist Neal St. Anthony writes, "Today, we have the most expensive system, costing nearly twice per capita what those of Western Europe cost to cover everybody. It should be a better system, said Dave Durenberger, the retired Minnesota U.S. senator and head of the National Institute of Health Policy at the University of St. Thomas. He’s worked on health care issues for 30 years." http://www.startribune.com/1069/story/993248.html
  • "Good Question: Good Question: Why Are Men And Women So Different?" WCCO-TV, Feb. 12, 2007. "’Men and women do some things very equally,’ said Dr. Susan Chaplin, a biologist at the University of St. Thomas. ‘Biologically … we are as different as different can be.’ That’s because of our hormones. Women have estrogen and men have testosterone. While estrogen does not effect women until puberty, boys get surges of testosterone at birth, 3 months and 3 years of age. ‘It’s transforming yo
    u, not only morphologically but up in here (your brain) and behavior as well,’ said Chaplin. ‘They also have a need to demonstrate a dominance.’" http://wcco.com/goodquestion/local_story_043223359.html
  • "Coleman’s challengers – who’s in, who might be," Star Tribune, Feb. 13, 2007. "Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, a professor of justice and peace studies at St. Thomas University who ran for Congress from the Fifth District last year (he was the only one who got into the DFL race before Rep. Martin Sabo got out) is also leaning toward making the Senate race. If he runs, Nelson-Pallmeyer said, it would be ‘as a peace candidate who believes global warming is the nation’s and the world’s biggest security issue.’" http://www.startribune.com/587/story/998232.html