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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  • "Testing embryos and ethics: Where do we draw the line?" American Medical News, Feb. 26, 2007. Click here.
  • "Minneapolis / Confession doesn’t stop conspiracy theories," St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 15, 2007. "Michael Andregg, a local member of the Sept. 11 group, said he did not know Zebuhr. But Andregg, who has spent 20 years ‘studying spies’ and teaches in the Justice and Peace Studies program at the University of St. Thomas, said he is skeptical of the idea of Zebuhr’s death being part of a conspiracy." http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/local/16904830.htm
  • "Books o’ the Irish: When Irish eyes are reading," Indianapolis Star, March 15, 2007. "Jim Rogers is editor of New Hibernia Review, a quarterly journal of Irish Studies published by the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. We asked him to recommend some fundamental classics for true fans of Irish literature." Here’s a St. Patrick’s Day reading list – with Rogers ‘ commentary, of course! http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070315/LIVING/703150309&theme
  • "After 30 years, a local newspaper writer has resigned," KSTP-TV, March 15, 2007. St. Thomas alumnus Dane Smith ’77 , who is one of the longtime Star Tribune reporters who took a buyout from the paper and resigned recently, is interviewed for the "5 People Making News" feature. http://www.kstp.com/article/stories/S38215.shtml?cat=1
  • "Item World," Star Tribune, March 16, 2007. "From activists to stars: Every Wednesday morning for 11 years, diehard protesters have gathered outside Alliant Techsystems in Edina. Tonight they’ll show up on a movie screen. The documentary ‘Poison Bullets,’ shot by a Spanish crew who filmed the protesters a year ago as part of a broader story about depleted uranium and weapons production, gets its local premiere at the University of St. Thomas, with the Minnesotans prominently featured. And boy, do we come off as tough. The filmmakers refer to the protest taking place on ‘a bitterly cold morning.’ Maybe to them it was, but to Minnesotans, it was just a March morning (which explains why some protesters weren’t even wearing gloves). The screening — at 6:30 p.m. today at the university’s O’Shaughnessy Educational Center in St. Paul — will be followed by a panel discussion led by protest organizer Marv Davidov. Tickets are $5." http://www.startribune.com/457/story/1056669.html
  • "Passport delays are derailing spring-break dreams," March 17, 2007. "Mike Danielson, a junior at the University of St. Thomas, sweated out his plan to join 10 other students leaving today to rehab an orphanage in Mexico. He got his passport Friday, mere hours before his departure. ‘When I applied the second week of January, I asked if I should expedite it and they told me it would be on time,’ said Danielson, 21, of Eden Prairie. ‘This is just too close for comfort.’" http://www.startribune.com/1513/story/1060961.html
  • Photo, Star Tribune, March 17, 2007. "Thomas Dillon Redshaw, the suitably dressed director of the Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas, let some Irish poetry trip off his tongue Friday during the annual St. Patrick’s Day open house at the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center on the campus in St. Paul. The university’s 9,200-volume Celtic Collection, which it says is one of the 10 largest collections of Celtic materials in North America, includes works on Irish history and politics, religion, and the folklore, art and music of the Celtic nations." Not available online.
  • "Ambitious in any language," St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 18, 2007. " Though they’re starting out small, two St. Thomas graduates have big plans for their early-childhood foreign-language program." http://www.twincities.com/searchresults/ci_5454314
  • "Young bank president keeps it in family," St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 18, 2007. "[Casey Regan] graduated from Hill-Murray School in Maplewood in 2000 and got his degree in finance and entrepreneurship from the University of St. Thomas in 2004." http://www.twincities.com/searchresults/ci_5459629
  • "Rock and the hard-to-find place," Star Tribune, March 19, 2007. "Tom Musil, a longtime guitar player and director of the Shenehon Center for Real Estate at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, said the fact that guitar players seem willing to drive to the shop probably minimizes challenges arising from Capitol Guitars’ location." http://www.startribune.com/535/story/1057889.html
  • "Website aims to link angels, start-up firms from the get-go," Star Tribune, March 20, 2007. "GetGo springs from the collective resources of Hill, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota, University of Minnesota, University of St. Thomas, Minnesota High Tech Association, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Wells Fargo and the Itasca Project, which a group of Minnesota business executives formed to examine and make recommendations on several state-policy issues." http://www.startribune.com/1069/story/1066137.html
  • "Barry D. Cytron: Play raises painful questions," Star Tribune, March 21, 2007. "Some say ‘The Merchant of Venice’ is really about anti-Semitism, not Jewish stereotypes. And yet … ." This column’s author, Rabbi Barry Cytron, directs the Jay Phillips Center for Jewish-Christian Learning, a partnership of St. John’s University and the University of St. Thomas. http://www.startribune.com/562/story/1068314.html
  • "Bantams with bigtime talent," Star Tribune, March 21, 2007. "Five years ago, a group of 14- and 15-year-olds from Wayzata qualified for the Bantam "A" division of the Minnesota youth hockey state tournament." Here’s a look at where the players are today; one attends St. Thomas. http://www.startribune.com/106/story/1065642.html
  • College sports briefs, St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 21, 2007. "Denning coaches 1,000th game: Dennis Denning coached his 1,000th baseball game on Monday when his University of St. Thomas team beat Finlandia (Mich.) 21-0 in Fort Myers , Fla." http://www.twincities.com/searchresults/ci_5482839
  • "Shooter," St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 22, 2007. Sports columnist Charley ("Shooter") Walters writes, "The University of St. Thomas on Wednesday defeated Otterbein College , the No. 1-ranked NCAA Division III baseball team in the nation, 8-7 in Port Charlotte, Fla. " http://www.twincities.com/searchresults/ci_5492193
  • "Were plans for U.S. Attorney’s swearing-in ceremony too elaborate?" KSTP-TV, March 22, 2007. "Due to the large number of invited guests, the ceremony was held in the atrium at the University of St. Thomas law school." http://www.kstp.com/article/stories/S39841.shtml?cat=1
  • "Rembrandt among print artists to be exhibited at UST," The Catholic Spirit, March 22, 2007. "Including prints from masters such as Rembrandt, Goltzius and Dürer, the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul will host a collection of 16th- and 17th-century religious prints from the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Collection of Religious Art from March 26 to May 31." http://www.thecatholicspirit.com/main.asp?SectionID=33&SubSectionID=37&ArticleID=108
  • "Neal St. Anthony: YouTube youth venturing out again," Star Tribune, March 23, 2007. " A YouTube co-founder from St. Paul, flush but unaffected, will join a panel at the University of St. Thomas ‘ downtown Schulze Hall to talk about entrepreneurship." http://www.startribune.com/1069/story/1073751.html
  • "From YouTube partner to techie capitalist," St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 23, 2007. "[YouTube founder Jawed] Karim will be speaking Monday at the University of St. Thomas’ Schulze Hall in downtown Minneapolis about his newest venture and lessons he’s learned along the way. He’ll be appearing with Geek Squad founder Robert Stephens and David Pomije, founder of the video-game retailer Funco Inc., who served as a model for Karim in his early days of trying to build a business." http://www.twincities.com/searchresults/ci_5500061
  • "The resurrection trade is the business of trafficking in corpses, an old trade that made the art of anatomy possible," St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 25, 2007.  "In Leslie Adrienne Miller’s fifth poetry collection, The Resurrection Trade (Graywolf Press, $14), the University of St. Thomas teacher writes of the stories of women’s lives she found in the mysteries of early anatomical studies and medical illustrations." http://www.twincities.com/searchresults/ci_5496915   
  • "Going back for a second helping," Star Tribune, March 26, 2007. "David Vang, chairman of the finance department at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, said that buying a company back after selling it is rare. … Debasish Mallick, a professor in the department of decision sciences at the University of St.
    Thomas Opus College of Business, said that while outsourcing might offer cheaper labor, it can bring significant, often-overlooked costs because of coordination and communication difficulties that arise in countries with infrastructure problems." http://www.startribune.com/535/story/1071594.html
  • "Today’s spotlight: Susan Gillman," Star Tribune, March 25, 2007. Gillman, who leads the operations change practice at Aveus, a global strategy and operational change consultancy, has an MBA from St. Thomas. http://www.startribune.com/535/story/1074055.html