UST in the News Kate Metzger December 3, 2010 Here’s a roundup of recent St. Thomas mentions of interest in various media. Read the stories by clicking on the links. Links expire and change as papers move stories to “archive” status. If a link has expired, you’re welcome to purchase access to the stories or use a search engine such as Lexis Nexis, available on the UST Libraries’ website. In some cases, you’ll need to register on the publication’s website in order to access the 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.“Closing of Lockheed another hit to market,” Finance and Commerce, Nov. 19, 2010. “Defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp.’s announcement Thursday that it plans to close its Eagan plant by 2013 reflects the continuing struggles of the area’s industrial real estate market.”“A game of artists’ telephone,” Huffington Post, Nov. 19, 2010. This includes the work of Dr. Leslie Miller of the English department.“The Current Presents: Wrapped Up in Books,” The Current, Nov. 21, 2010. “This week on The Current Presents, we’re taking a look at the back-and-forth influences between music and literature. Local musician and English professor Dr. Andy Scheiber describes the cross-pollination among music, literature and other arts. Some connections are obvious while others are surprising.”“New Point of Inquiry Episode: Climate Science Strikes Back,” Discover Magazine, Nov. 20, 2010. “My latest hosted episode of POI has gone up – it’s about the newly created Climate Science Rapid Response Team, formed by several climate researchers to battle back against misinformation.”“Benilde student wants to start gay advocacy group,” Star Tribune, Nov. 20, 2010. “A Benilde-St. Margaret’s School student hopes recent public outcry related to a newspaper piece he wrote about being gay will help him leverage support for starting a gay-straight alliance at the school.”“Consumer confidence tops retailers’ holiday wish list,” Star Tribune, Nov. 21, 2010. “Marketers’ biggest challenge this holiday season isn’t persuading shoppers to come into their stories. It’s getting them to believe the recession is really over.”“It’s time to rethink mortgage tax breaks,” Star Tribune, Nov. 20, 2010. “The Great Recession demolished one myth about owning a house, that values never go down. Now it’s time to jettison the one about tax deductions for mortgage interest payments.“US climate scientists fight back after year of skepticism,” The Guardian, Nov. 22, 2010. “The fight is on. After a year of attacks, climate scientists in America today launch a new website aimed at closing the gap between scientific knowledge and public understanding of global warming.”“5 ways to save your relationship from holiday hell,” Yahoo! Shine, Nov. 23, 2010. “Ah, the holidays. ‘Tis the season to move into the relationship danger zone. We get so stressed out about buying the right presents, staying within our holiday budget, or trying to please impossible in-laws that the tension inevitably spills over into our love lives.”“Crews Off to Fast Start on Campus Building,” Construction Equipment Magazine, Nov. 24, 2010. “Construction crews got off to a fast start last May building a new, $66 million student center for the University of St. Thomas, a Catholic liberal arts school located in St. Paul, Minn.”“Stunned by Lockheed loss, Eagan braces for job exodus,” Star Tribune, Nov. 24, 2010. “There’s no doubt that the effect of Lockheed’s departure will be felt across Eagan, even after 2013 when the last workers leave the 623,000-square-foot facilities.”“Black Friday to Start on Thanksgiving for the First Time,” KSTP, Nov. 24, 2010. “Retailers will open earlier than ever this holiday season, with a handful of major stores planning to be open on Thanksgiving. David Brennan, a marketing professor and co-director of the Institute of Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas says just because stores are open doesn’t mean consumers have more to spend.”“Experts join climate debate,” Star Tribune, Nov. 25, 2010. “All John Abraham wants is a civil discussion about global warming. That’s why on Tuesday morning he was sharing the airwaves with Jake Judd, a talk-show host on 1340 KDLM, Real Country News in Detroit Lakes, Minn., and self-professed skeptic on climate change.”“Scholars debate whether time is right for amending the Constitution” The Washington Post, Nov. 29, 2010. “Republicans are ‘serious’ about either repealing the health-care plan of President Obama and the Democratic Congress or urging federal courts to strike it down, McConnell said. The era of expansive federal policies is over, he said. Don’t even think about trying to raise taxes, on anybody.”“Courting shoppers,” Downtown Journal, Nov. 22, 2010. “A warning to the doorbusters out there, the bright-eyed, bushy-tailed shoppers revving up for the early morning retail madness of Black Friday: The holiday shopping season actually started a month ago.”“Optimism in commercial real estate sector ticks up,” Star Tribune, Nov. 30, 2010. “The local outlook on the beat-up commercial real estate sector may have improved slightly, according to a new survey devised by the University of St. Thomas.” “Twin Cities home prices second worst from Aug.-Sept,” MPR, Nov. 30, 2010 “A slate of data releases shows the Twin Cities residential and commercial real estate markets are still struggling to recover.”“Possible NFL Lockout Next Season,” Fox 9, Nov. 30, 2010. “The NFL announced Tuesday that it will offer a full refund for all preseason and regular season games that are canceled by a work stoppage. This is the strongest signal yet that the NFL could be heading for a lockout.”University of St. Thomas students who gather early each morning to pray the Liturgy of the Hours were featured in this Catholic Spirit article by Maria Wiering.