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, and if links have expired, you’re welcome to purchase access to the stories or use a search engine such as Lexis Nexis, available on the UST Libraries’ Web site. In some cases, you’ll need to register on the publication’s Web site in order to access full text.

The list below is by no means exhaustive.   If you see a story about St. Thomas and would like us to include mention of it, be sure to drop us a note at bulletin@stthomas.edu.

  • "On a poet, an uncall, unburied news and more …" St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 7, 2008. Editorial writers paid special attention to a talk at St. Thomas by researcher Dalia Mogahed, on "Who Speaks for Islam?" http://www.twincities.com/ci_10918241
  • " St. Paul writer uses her own experience to create a historical fantasy," Minnesota Public Radio, Nov. 7, 2008. "University of St. Thomas professor has written a historical fantasy for children, based on her experience as a tour guide on one of the uninhabited Apostle Islands." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2008/11/07/bouwman/
  • " St. Paul residents share RNC experiences with police," Minnesota Public Radio, Nov. 7, 2008. "Michael Andregg teaches peace studies at the University of St. Thomas. He worked as a liaison between peace activists and police for a year leading up to the RNC. Andregg said leaders with the St. Paul police department misled residents about the intense level of the security restrictions in downtown." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2008/11/07/residents_rnc/
  • "Timber Creek Docks ease your frustration and back pain," Park Rapids ( Minn.) Enterprise, Nov. 8, 2008. "The Tandes created Timber Creek Dock and Lift Service in 2004. Ben, who has a degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of St. Thomas, originally started a property maintenance and management company for lake homes, which often found him working with the homeowner’s docks and lifts." http://www.parkrapidsenterprise.com/articles/index.cfm?id=13849&section=outdoors,outdoor%20news
  • "Spanlink weathers sudden storm," Star Tribune, Nov. 10, 2008. The expert says: Bhabani Misra, director of graduate programs in software at the University of St. Thomas, said the exponential growth in technology that makes unified communications possible will only accelerate. http://www.startribune.com/business/34064634.html
  • " St. Paul students persevered to succeed in school and juggle responsibilities – and have won Optimist Club scholarships," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 9, 2008. "Five area schools — Augsburg College, the College of St. Catherine, Hamline University, Macalester College and the University of St. Thomas — continue to pledge to annually match and renew the award amount for any of the recipients who are admitted to and attend their schools. The club has awarded more than $172,000 in scholarships to area youths since 1998." http://www.twincities.com/ci_10934404
  • "New challenges for a new president," Minnesota Public Radio, Nov. 10, 2008. Former Minnesota Sen. Dave Durenberger, currently a senior health policy fellow at the University of St. Thomas and chair of the National Institute of Health Policy, joins ‘Midday’ in studio to discuss the domestic and foreign policy challenges facing President-elect Obama and the new Congress. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2008/11/10/midday1/
  • "UCD’s star performer," Irish Times, Nov. 11, 2008. According to this Dublin newspaper, "Only last month [Declan Kiberd] was awarded an honorary degree from the University of St Thomas in Minnesota. Post-colonial studies blossomed in the US in the 1990s and distinguished critics of the Anglo-Irish oeuvre are highly prized Stateside. Kiberd has had plenty of offers, according to those close to him, but he has made his feelings about US university HR strategies quite clear." http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/education/2008/1111/1225925640999.html