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Professional Notes for Jan. 23, 2015

This week's notes feature faculty Mary Ann Brenden, Mark DelCogliano, Massimo Faggioli, Sarah Ferguson, Amy Finnegan, Eric Fort, Mike Klein, Robert Koerpel, Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, Shirley Polejewski, Jim Rogers, Gerald Schlabach, Sister Katarina Schuth, AnnMarie Thomas, Jessica Toft, Father (professor emeritus) David Whitten Smith, Carey Winkler and Kari Zimmerman; and students Tim Stammeyer and Jade Schleif.
Writing Across the Curriculum Seminar

A Reflection on the Benefits and Joys of Faculty Research

With internal grants from the University of St. Thomas, Arijit Mazumdar has been able to carry out research about his home country of India – and the South Asian region – while sharing his unique perspective with the students he mentors.
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Medical Volunteerism in Lima, Peru

I was able to spend summer 2013 as a medical volunteer in Lima, Peru because of recent bridges formed between the Center for Catholic Studies and the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, a community of consecrated...
Don Briel and Mike Naughton

Where have we been, where are we going?

After 21 years of Catholic Studies, the visionary founder of the Center, Dr. Don Briel, has decided to retire. While the departure of any founder is unsettling, Briel has prepared for this transition so the...
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I Work for Pope Francis

Joseph Grodahl Biever put off the bar exam to be the first intern to work with the Caritas in Veritate Foundation, an organization that provides research support for the Catholic voice in Geneva.
Jason Kennedy, Zach Zumbusch, Catt Sadler, Terrence Jenkins and Giuliana Rancic. (Photo provided)

Doing What the People Love

Zach Zumbusch, a communication and journalism major, is spending the semester in Los Angeles, juggling internships at Discovery and NBCUniversal while also taking classes.
CAS Spotlight Kevin DiLorenzo

Q-and-A With Kevin DiLorenzo ’88

Current president and director of client services and brand strategy at an independent, full-service creative agency headquartered in Minneapolis, Kevin DiLorenzo helps clients solve strategic and creative business and marketing challenges in a dynamic, constantly changing communication industry.
Terence Langan

From the Dean: Reflecting on 25 Years

As I begin my 25th year at the University of St. Thomas, I find myself looking backward at all that has changed in that time, as well as looking forward to all that will be.
Kari Jo Faulhaber '10 recently won an Upper Midwest Regional Emmy for "A place to lay your head: Karl's story," a documentary that follows a homeless man's experience at the Dorothy Day Center.

The Story of the Storyteller

Kari Jo Faulhaber '10 recently won an Upper Midwest Regional Emmy for "A place to lay your head: Karl's story," a documentary that follows a homeless man's experience at the Dorothy Day Center.
A sheep's brain used by Robin Willenbring as part of her work with Brainwaves.

Connecting Through Brainwaves

Robin Willenbring '12 is co-director of Brainwaves, a student-run organization based out of the Rochester Mayo Clinic that helps bring science into the classroom.