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.
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“The Military’s Role in US Foreign Policy and Torture: Why Is School of the Americas Absent From the National Dialogue?” Truthout, Oct. 6, 2011. “On April 8, 1993, a Newsweek investigation about the Fort Benning, Georgia-based US Army School of the Americas (SOA), also known as the ‘School of Dictators,’ ‘turned up hundreds of less than honorable graduates linked to military death squads.’”
“To Gehry, ‘Minnesota seems like family,’” Star Tribune, Oct. 8, 2011, “Frank Gehry’s 1987 village-like Winton Guest House, built before the architect became famous, was moved from Orono to the University of St. Thomas’ Gainey Conference Center in Owatonna, Minn.”
“Stillwater firm engineers top performance,” Star Tribune, Oct. 9, 2011. “Improving team performance — whether that of engineers designing medical devices or middle schoolers playing basketball — is the goal of Perry Parendo and Perry’s Solutions, his Stillwater consulting firm.”
“Video: How St. Thomas had Gehry’s Winton house moved,” Minnesota Public Radio, Oct. 10, 2011. “Now that the Frank Gehry-designed Winton Guest House has been moved to the grounds of the University of St. Thomas’ Daniel C. Gainey Conference Center in Owatonna, Minn., St. Thomas has released the video on the move.”
“Centerpoints: Art Funding and Social Change, ‘Ugly’ LA, Purloined Picasso,” Walker Art Center, Oct. 10, 2010. “Having successfully made a 110-mile move, from Orono to Owatonna, Minn., Frank Gehry’s 1987 Winton Guest House is now part of the University of St. Thomas’ Gainey Conference Center.”
“Bishop Lee Piche to discuss Catholics and inter-religious dialogue,” Star Tribune, Oct. 10, 2011. “Bishop Lee Piché, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, will examine the question, “Should Catholics be Engaged in Interreligious Dialogue?” in lecture this month at the University of St. Thomas.”
“International journalists view America from within,” Star Tribune, Oct. 10, 2011. “I just spent a good chunk of the last two months with 10 incredible young journalists from the World Press Institute program, based at the University of St. Thomas for four weeks and on the road for another four.”
“Video: Moving a Gehry house 110 miles,” Star Tribune, Oct. 11, 2011. “Piece by piece, Frank Gehry’s 1987 guesthouse was moved from a hilltop overlooking Lake Minnetonka, a Sunday story notes, to a pretty patch of land in Owatonna.”
“3 in a row: Monthly home sale figures up,” Star Tribune, Oct. 13, 2011. “Home sales in the Twin Cities metro area increased for the third month in a row, fueling guarded optimism in a market that has been beset by declining prices and foreclosures.”