Associate Vice Provost for Global and Local Engagement Dr. Camille George has appointed Dr. Kimberly Vrudny as the director of civic engagement and Dr. Elise Amel as the director of sustainability initiatives within the newly formed Center for Global and Local Engagement.
Graduation provides these eight seniors with time to reflect on past accomplishments and look forward to what the future may hold.
This week's notes feature faculty John Buri, Vanessa Cornett-Murtada, Massimo Faggioli, Hans Gustafson, Mike Klein, John Martens, Thomas Redshaw, Deborah Savage, Father Scott Carl, John Wendt and Victoria Young; staff Josh Hengemuhle, Lindsey Loree and Talia Nadir; and students from St. Thomas' Geography, Psychology, and Justice and Peace Studies departments.
Target troubles and a '40-Under-40' honoree in this week’s headlines.
Sandra Pulles '11 has continued to build upon the foundation she started here at St. Thomas: making sure students have the skills to succeed in math and reading.
Target tumbles, #BlackLivesMatter and the Pope talks climate change in recent headlines.
Holiday shopping, Ferguson protests and snow trolls in this week’s headlines.
John Buri, Ph.D., professor in the University of St. Thomas’ Psychology Department, took dating seriously, and he hopes others will follow suit.
Monica Hartmann, professor of economics, and J. Roxanne Prichard, associate professor of psychology, explain their research on college students' sleep habits and their effects on academic performance.
Holiday shopping and #pointergate rule this week’s headlines.
Senior Jenna Ness' research looks at climate change attitudes and behavior and asks if they are influenced by psychological distance and goals for taking action.
Sept. 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Celebrate with this arrrr-ticle on a student study inspired by pirates and what they might reveal of our fear of the dark.
A New York Times editorial, an Opus College of Business dean profile and a discussion on “why we hate to wait” in this week’s headlines.
Our experts weigh in on sleep deprivation, stadiums and drug clemency in this week’s headlines.
Senior Sarah Strain's Young Scholars' Grant project studied the subtle ways in which the natural environment and sustainable behaviors are depicted in documentaries and Hollywood films from 1998 to 2013.
Our experts weigh in on slow-melting snow, the escalating price of limes and a football walkout in this week’s headlines.
Dave Nimmer believes great teaching for undergraduates needs to be at or near the top of priorities for St. Thomas as it sets goals and defines standards. In The Scroll today, he writes about a sophomore’s experience in a January Term course taught by psychology professor John Buri.
Guest Lecturer Pete Feigal Refuses to Let Bipolar Disorder, MS Get Him Down; Will Speak Here April 16
Pete Feigal "sees his hardships as teachers and meditations in his life ‘wanted or not!’"
A student commentary on climate change, why fish isn't considered meat, and an appeal to lower prison phone rates are featured in this week's headlines.
A ‘Good Question,’ MPR’s ALS series, opinions and expertise are highlighted in this week’s headlines.
In his study last semester, senior psychology major Scott Fusco found that contrary to recent popular belief, doodling impedes memory recall.
One of the speakers is well-known to the St. Thomas community. Dr. Bruce Kramer has ALS and is former dean of the College of Education, Leadership and Counseling.
This year Dr. Tonia Bock, whose area of research is moral development in adolescence and emerging adulthood, spent six weeks in Rome at John Cabot University, an American-accredited university. She taught a class of 11 study-abroad students during a five-week session in July.
St. Thomas seniors Paige Peterson, Chelsea Mills and Alex Mathison studied six hours of recorded video footage of the Minnesota Zoo snow monkeys to discover how parental interference influences their play behavior
To what degree is each of us a good person? Well, researchers of moral psychology want to know not only the degree to which each of us is a good person but also how we generally become good people.