How School of Engineering professor AnnMarie Thomas is using play dough to inspire the engineer in all of us.
Jim Gearen has accumulated many memories and memorabilia in his 25 years as a commercial real estate “guru,” as one investor calls him, but his most-prized possession may be a small picture frame in his downtown Minneapolis office.
My grandmother lived alone when I was growing up, and my mother used to send me over to spend weekends with her. I could not have asked for a better role model and mentor.
Promoting statecraft as soulcraft delivers us into the great temptation of idolatry. Whenever anyone proposes empowering government through the force of law to enjoin the right way to think or to shape the right way to feel, we should be nervous.
People are more familiar with IQ (which measures intellect) but EQ can make or break the success of a lawyer.
Pete Willner is an iconic figure at the School of Law. He is the first face many see when they enter the building, and he is a good friend to several faculty, staff and students.
Our nation’s shrinking law schools are causing wide-spread angst in deans’ offices around the country, and indeed there are economic implications to this trend that must be managed carefully. But at least for St. Thomas, the new market reality opens up promising opportunities for our law school and our mission by making it easier to educate the whole person.
Sometimes all those classroom activities in high school make a difference in somebody’s life. Case in point? Brad Walz ’04, a share-holder at Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
A case recently decided by the U.S. Supreme Court focused on intellectual property rights. In Bowman v. Monsanto Co., the Court addressed the question of whether a farmer who buys patented seeds may reproduce them through planting and harvesting without the patent holder’s permission. The Court decided in favor of Monsanto. But was this, and other cases of intellectual property protection, best for the common good? Here, a law professor and a lawyer alumnus debate the question.
The true Catholic novelist, Flannery O'Connor suggests, is meant to see with stereoscopic vision: both the eyes of the Church and the artist are necessary to produce something distinctively Catholic and distinctively worth looking at.
Caritas Veritate is a confederation of Catholic charitable institutions dedicated to recruiting, forming, mobilizing and engaging young volunteers in the spirit of Pope Benedict's encyclical Deus Caritas Est.
In the age of distance learning and virtual classrooms, Catholic Studies boasts a vibrant community.
Seventy-nine marble steps are a very small price to pay for the privilege of calling Rome our family’s home for a remarkable semester.
We live together. We pray together. We study together. And we love one another all for the sake of something much greater than any of us, the Catholic Studies program and the Lord, our God.
You have been kind beyond description – to me and to St. Thomas. I will forever carry fond memories of those kindnesses, which I know were borne out of a genuine desire to make this a better university and to help us provide the best possible education for our students.
With retirement in sight, Father Dennis Dease reflects on two decades of extraordinary change.
The renowned architect honed his design technique on campus before going on to design the Minnesota State Capitol and the U.S. Supreme Court building.
From Mexico to India, Dr. Matthew George offers students a firsthand international music exchange.
David Dougherty ’65 followed an unexpected path from adventure-seeking college grad to an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
With six national championships and a national ranking since 2004, the St. Thomas Dance Team dominates the stage.
John N. Allen has worked with real estate developers, investors and executives around the country, and as much as he respects them and values their perspectives and their role as mentors, he believes his success boils down to one intangible element.
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Each year, the University of St. Thomas celebrates St. Thomas Day, which recognizes the extraordinary contributions that members of the St. Thomas community have made to the university and the wider community.
The 22 years of Father Dennis Dease's presidency were a time of massive change at the University of St. Thomas.
As a dean, I often hear talk about the “return on investment” from a college education, especially for students majoring in the liberal arts. As an economist, I do not have a particular problem with this concept, so long as the returns on education are measured broadly and completely enough.