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

The search for Dan Zamlen

Other news

  • "Pond full of scum produces a tank full of cheap diesel," Star Tribune, April 14, 2009. "Ever Cat also has an agreement to refine carbon dioxide-fed algae heated by waste water at Great River Energy’s Coal Creek power plant in North Dakota. The reactors are 6 feet long by 6 inches. Engineering students at Augsburg and the University of St. Thomas have developed "pickup" models that can go to farms and small towns." http://www.startribune.com/business/42939492.html
  • "Bridging the gap between Minnesota and Cuba," KARE-TV, April 15, 2009. "University of St. Thomas Baseball Coach Dennis Denning echoes that sentiment. He had the rare opportunity to visit the country in 2000. ‘Cuba said, well, do you guys play baseball in Minnesota?’ he remembered.’ We went down there and it took us a whole year to get permission,’ Denning said. The ball team spent a week in Cuba, immersing itself into the culture that many don’t get the chance to experience. ‘I can’t describe really how much we did benefit, it was that much,’ Coach added." http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=615831&catid=14
  • "Ex-criminals speak at ethics series," Fargo Forum, April 16, 2009. "Hank Shea, with the University of St. Thomas School of Law in St. Paul, began a program to let criminals tell their stories after he spent 18 years prosecuting white-collar criminals as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Minnesota district." http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/237479/
  • "Shooter," St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 16, 2009. Sports columnist Charley Walters offers a nice tribute to UST baseball Coach Dennis Denning’s 500 th baseball victory. http://www.twincities.com/ci_12160258
  • " Discovering Catholic identity in lost objects," The Catholic Spirit, April 16, 2009."For decades, stacks of the cards grew in boxes at the Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library at the University of St. Thomas. The staff kept them because no one wanted to throw away a holy image. Many of the cards are beautiful, and they hold religious value."http://thecatholicspirit.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1572&Itemid=50
  • "Art exhibit celebrates well-traveled Spanish pilgrim route," The Catholic Spirit, April 16, 2009. " The sites along the way are spectacular, with old monasteries, mountain peaks and Spanish villages meeting the pilgrims as they walk. It’s this incredible scenery that’s being celebrated in an art exhibit at the University of St. Thomas through May 29." http://thecatholicspirit.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1568&Itemid=152
  • "GIS technology starts a journey to help undo a Nazi crime," Star Tribune, April 19, 2009. "Jim Moen, 22, was mildly interested in geography when he entered the University of St. Thomas in 2005, although his take on the topic was that it was little more than "who exports the most bananas." Then he signed up for a Human Geography class and got his hands on some geographic information system, or GIS, technology … ." http://www.startribune.com/local/west/43211052.html
  • "Donaldson focuses on product innovation," Star Tribune, April 20, 2009. "Debasish Mallick, a University of St. Thomas decision sciences professor, said that companies that want to maximize innovation within their workforces must strike a ‘very, very delicate balance between creativity and discipline.’ They must create the climate that supports experimentation, but they need the discipline to regulate prototype testing and determine which products to take to the marketplace, he said." http://www.startribune.com/business/43210412.html
  • "Reentry program for ex-offenders kicks off with jail-to-success story," The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, N.C., April 20, 2009. "When released from jail, [Daryl Atkinson] moved back in with his family, which provided a rare support system that many don’t have. He also went to vocational rehabilitation where he was offered a federal position in shi
    pping and receiving of the produce department.From there he got an associate’s degree, got a political science degree from Benedict College, received a full scholarship to the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minnesota, all of which he was at the top of his class and lead him to his current position.He is now active in reentry in North Carolina and was a presenter at the first North Carolina Reentry Action Project Conference." http://www.dailysoutherner.com/local/local_story_110110443.html
  • "Cents or sentiment: Wal-Mart or Target?" Star Tribune, April 21, 2009. "’There is resistance to Target’s local customers moving to Wal-Mart,’ said David Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas. As you move farther away from Minnesota, Target stores don’t do as well, he said, especially in smaller markets." http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/yourmoney/43300777.html