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.
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- “Parade of Homes participation down for fourth straight year,” Finance and Commerce, May 5, 2010. “Herb Tousley, director of the Shenehon Center for Real Estate at the University of St. Thomas, said it’s ‘fairly expensive’ for a builder to enter and maintain a model in the Parade of Homes, so it’s likely that some builders have pulled back for that reason.”
- “Twin Cities home prices are up again, but still below’06,” Star Tribune, March 10, 2010. “Tom Hamilton, a professor of real estate at the University of St. Thomas, argues that the tax incentives are keeping median sales prices artificially low.”
- “If crime’s down, why’s jailing up?” Star Tribune, March 10, 2010. “In fact, a March 24 conference at St. Thomas University will focus on ‘dismantling the pipeline to prison through the exploration of preventative measures, early intervention strategies and rehabilitation techniques,’ in the words of the conference brochure.”
- “Open house will feature Celtic books,” The Catholic Spirit, March 9, 2010. “The University of St. Thomas’ O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center and Center for Irish Studies will co-host their annual St. Patrick’s Day Open House … .”
- “Ramsey County District Court / Man no student, college claims,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 11, 2010. “A 23-year-old Wisconsin man who admitted to breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s St. Paul office and assaulting her is not a University of St. Thomas student, as his attorney had claimed, a college spokesman said Thursday.”
- “The importance of doing meaningful work,” Forbes.com, March 11, 2010. “What have business schools done to prepare students who choose meaningful work? Christopher Michaelson, an assistant professor of ethics and business law at the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas, in Minneapolis, has conducted a classroom exercise on meaningful work over the past few years. That research is the basis for an article in the 2009 issue of the Journal of Business Ethics Education.”
- “Lessons from the Siege of Sarajevo,” Star Tribune blogs, March 10, 2010. “As part of the ongoing series of Medtronic Business and Law Roundtables, two prosecutors from the Milosevic trial and a professional photographer who remained in Sarajevo during the siege talked about the challenges of prosecuting Milosevic at the University of St. Thomas Tuesday afternoon.”
- “Adults can’t forget their summer camp-capades,” Star Tribune, March 12, 2010. “CSI: Dorm crimes: As kids get older, especially on the male side, trouble doesn’t find them so much as vice versa. John Tauer, who has been running a basketball camp at the University of St. Thomas for 15 years, recalls a particular bit of mischief-making … .”
- “Good Question: Are the Irish Really Drunks?” WCCO-TV, March 14, 2010. “‘The celebration of St. Patrick’s Day began in America. You guys gave it to us,’ said Fintan Moore, a native of Dublin who now teaches Gaelic at the University of St. Thomas. … Scholars have investigated the concept of the Irish as drunks, according to Jim Rogers, Director of the Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas.”
- “Getting a message out with no marketing budget,” Star Tribune, March 14, 2010. Dr. David Alexander, assistant professor of marketing in the Opus College of Business, advises.
- “Pressed for time,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 14, 2010. “‘It is a bad time to start a literary press,’ acknowledges Andrew [De Young], a lover of books and reading who recently earned a master’s degree in English from the University of St. Thomas.” He and his wife recently founded Replacement Press in St. Paul.
- Books column, Star Tribune, March 14, 2010. “The Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas, along with the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center, will host their annual St. Patrick’s Day open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday. At 12:15 there will be a brief program, with a reading. St. Thomas’ Celtic collection, which began in 1917, holds more than 9,000 volumes and is one of the largest in North America.”
- “A crystal ball for commercial real estate?” Finance and Commerce, March 15, 2010. “St. Thomas’ new index aims to make future wins and losses a little easier to predict … .”
- “Police: Man Says Bible Let Him ‘Marry’ Girl, 10,” WCCO-TV, March 15, 2010. “Susan Myers, an associate professor in the theology department at the University of St. Thomas, said it seems Fall took some of his Biblical verses out of context — and used only partial verses to suit his needs.” This Associated Press report appeared in numerous media outlets throughout the region.