Senior social work major Xiong was inspired by a childhood friend to research the challenges faced by the LGBTQ Hmong American community. She hopes her research will contribute to a better sense of unity in the Hmong community.
This week's notes include faculty members Thomas Bushlack, Michael Hollerich, David Kelley, Anne Klejment, Paul Lorah, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel, Kimberly Vrudny, Marty Warren and Scott Wright; and graduate student Blaire Hysjulien.
Jane de Lambert researched the geologic history of the Lovell Wash area of the Upper Horse Spring Formation in the Lake Mead region of Nevada last spring and presented her findings in October at the Geological Society of America's national conference in North Carolina. She is among the first to research this remote formation in southern Nevada.
This week's notes feature faculty David Kelly, Robert Kennedy, Michael Naughton, Nekima Levy-Pounds, Artika Tyner and Scott Wright; and students Beatriz Espinoza, Margaret Higgins, Dominika Malisz and Elysia Newton.
On the fourth Thursday of every month, St. Thomas volunteers have prepared and served meals in partnership with Loaves and Fishes, a nonprofit, volunteer-driven agency that serves nutritious meals to the Twin Cities' hungry. St. Thomas has fed 250 people a month at dinners held at Faith Lutheran Church in the Frogtown neighborhood of St. Paul.
The Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report 2012 recently released its annual report about U.S. students who study abroad during college. It shows that despite a 20-percent drop in its undergraduate study-abroad participation, the University of St. Thomas remains among the leading American institutions for undergraduate students who study abroad, and it is the top private institution in Minnesota for international student enrollment.
Turner-Smith led a 90-minute workshop on her McNair Scholars research project, "The Multiracial Experience," Friday, Nov. 16, at the Overcoming Racism conference held at Metro State University in St. Paul.
The International Education Center at St. Thomas congratulates this year's winners of its annual International Photo Contest. Every year the IEC holds the contest for photos students take while studying abroad. This year the IEC received 195 photo submissions from 34 students.