(left to right_ Virgil Wiebe, George Baboila and Dr. Patricia Stankovitch. Photo by Tom Whisenand.

Professional Notes for Oct. 3, 2012

This week's notes feature faculty George Baboila, Dr. Mike Klein, Dr. Patricia Stankovitch, Dr. Martin Warren, Virgil Wiebe, Dr. Meg Wilkes Karraker and Jennifer Wright; staff Mark Jensen; and doctoral students Peter Keenan and Kristen Stevens.
Photo by Mike Ekern '02.

Celebrate Banned Books Week Oct. 1-5

Since its inception in 1982, Banned Books Week has promoted the idea that while not every book is intended for every reader, each person has the right to decide what to read, listen to or view.
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Professional Notes for Sept. 19, 2012

This week's notes feature staff member Samba Dieng; faculty Dr. Leah Domine, Dr. Len Jennings, Dr. Vanessa Cornett-Murtada, Dr. Kevin Thiessen, Dr. Daniel Tight, Dr. Lisa Waldner, Dr. Meg Wilkes Karraker and Dr. Kyle Zimmer; doctoral students Ashley Gulden and Michael Oien; and alumna Jen Blank.
Dr. Matthew Batt (left) and Dr. Leslie Adrienne Miller will read from their recently published books this Friday. Photos by Bill Hickey (Batt) and Mike Ekern '02 (Miller).

A Conversation With Dr. Matthew Batt and Dr. Leslie Miller

Batt's first published work, Sugarhouse, is his harrowing and often hilarious story of renovating a Salt Lake City crack house. Miller's Y, her sixth collection of poetry, "describes motherhood with a broad-ranging intelligence, a fierce humor, and an elegant, emotive poetic line," according to her publisher, Graywolf Press. Batt and Miller are faculty members in the English Department and will read from their works on Friday, Sept. 21.
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Wanted: Proposals for Campus Sustainability Fund Projects

Members of the UST community, students, staff and faculty, are invited to submit a proposal for funds from the CSF. The fund is part of the university’s commitment to become climate neutral by 2035 as outlined by the UST Climate Action Plan.
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Professional Notes for Sept. 13, 2012

Featured in this week's notes are Dr. Jean Birbilis, Dr. Massimo Faggioli, Dr. Eric Fort, Dr. Mark Neuzil, Dr. William Ojala, Dr. Gerald Schlabach and a host of UST chemistry students.
Dr. Camille George poses next to the Ultralight Mod Pod, a breadfruit drier she co-designed last year. (Photo by Mike Ekern '02)

Dr. Camille George Engineers the Future of Breadfruit

Dr. Camille George of St. Thomas' School of Engineering is helping to revolutionize the way breadfruit is incorporated into the livelihoods of people in developing nations. Last month she travelled to Kauai, Hawaii, to install a breadfruit-drying device she co-designed with adjunct engineering professor Bob Bach for the National Tropical Botanical Gardens.