UST in the News Patricia Sirek July 26, 2010 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.“Twin Cities Thinkers,” City Pages, July 14, 2010. “The Itasca Seminars produced tangible results, including the Minnesota Business Partnership, which works to improve quality of life in Minnesota, and the Center for Ethical Business Cultures at the Universities of Minnesota and St. Thomas, which helps businesses build ethical cultures. Itasca also sparked Minnesota’s charter school movement.”“St. Thomas Prof. John Abraham in royal smackdown with global-warming denier Christopher Monckton,” MinnPost.com, July 19, 2010.See also: “Climate-Science Smackdown, Part 2: Prof. John Abraham wishes more scientists would take a stand,” MinnPost.com, July 20, 2010.See also: “Climate discussion heats up on the Web,” Star Tribune, July 23, 2010.“Operations: Delivering Value,” Star Tribune, July 18, 2010. “Peter Southard, assistant professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at the University of St. Thomas, agrees with Bluestone’s assessment. The program had a 100 percent placement rate for 2009 graduates. ‘We were told that we had the second highest starting salary average, second only to accounting,’ Southard says.”Erin Weber, Multiple Sclerosis Society volunteer and UST senior, was WCCO Radio’s July 15 “Good Neighbor.” Access audio.“‘What they’re reading’ – the Rev. Dennis Dease,” MinnPost.com, July 20, 2010.“Levy-Pounds puts St. Thomas’ weight behind civil rights struggle,” Finance and Commerce, July 21, 2010.“DNC committee quietly visits Mpls,” Minnesota Daily, July 21, 2010. “The 2008 RNC generated more than $170 million for St. Paul, according to a study by Dave Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas.”See also: “Minneapolis makes another play for the DNC, but the odds are long, the benefits debatable,” Finance and Commerce, July 22, 2010. “The divergent estimates beg one question: Why such a big difference? Do Democrats reflexively spend more, as Republicans so often claim in other contexts? It’s not that simple, according to Dave Brennan, the professor of marketing at the University of St. Thomas who conducted the economic post-mortem for the RNC host committee. Brennan said the analysis of the Denver convention used ‘a much more aggressive estimate on a multiplier effect,’ a reference to indirect economic gains accrued as a result of direct spending on such things as security, hotels and hall rentals.”“Delaware-based organization announces Liberian Awards,” News Journal (Wilmington, Del.), July 22, 2010. St. Thomas student Jennifer Wilkins won a $2,000 first-place scholarship award.