Academic News

Student Valerie has already done advanced diplomatic work, including translating and comparing Russian and Ukrainian broadcasts. She is shown here lit in the colors of the Ukrainian flag, blue and yellow. Brukhis's story will appear in the Winter 2018 issue of St. Thomas magazine.

Brukhis Named Fulbright Scholar, Will Study in Israel

When Valerie Brukhis got the email while sitting in class, she had to step out into the hall for a couple minutes and realize what had just happened. It’s hard to blame her: Brukhis had just found out she was n...

New Vision, Leadership for School of Education

A new School of Education at St. Thomas will focus on producing the most outstanding teachers, leaders and administrators in Minnesota – grounded in cultural competence and compassion for all to close educational achievement and opportunity gaps.
Dr. Peniel Joseph

Race and Justice 50 Years After MLK’s Assassination

The final installment of the 2018 “Hot Topics: Cool Talks” series from the Terrence J. Murphy Institute saw a packed atrium at the Law School on Monday for ”50 Years After the King Assassination: A Barometer Panel on Race and Justice.”

St. Thomas Adds Online MBA Program

Meeting the needs of busy, goal-oriented professionals, the University of St. Thomas is making its Part-time Flex MBA program available online beginning next fall. Registration is now open.

St. Thomas Law School IP Moot Court Team Heads to Nationals

Law students Jay Singh and Lee Bannin are taking the University of St. Thomas Intellectual Property Moot Court Team to nationals later this month. They earned a spot in the Washington, D.C., competition after beating out 14 Midwest law school teams in a regional competition in March.
Purple flowers and grass frame the Harpole Memorial Fountain September 13, 2013 as the silhouette of Aquinas Hall looms in the background.

Sustainability Taking Center Stage at St. Thomas

When then-President Father Dennis Dease signed the the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) in 2008, he underscored St. Thomas’ ongoing and future commitment to sustainability. With the commitment of carbon neutrality by 2035, the statement included ambitious goals. In the decade since nearly every aspect of life on the university campus has been touched in some way by St. Thomas’ commitment to sustainability.

Can 1,946 St. Thomas Lawyers Change the World?

While the majority of our School of Law alumni continue to advance the common good in Minnesota and the surrounding states, we asked 17 of our 1,946 alumni what they do each day and what impact they hope to have on the communities they serve outside the Upper Midwest.

Primed for Impact

Benjamin Hargrove '18 J.D.'s internships and externship have prepared him for his current work with the FBI's Minneapolis office.
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St. Thomas History Students Contribute to Anti-slavery Digital Archives

A call for help from the Boston Public Library to historians around the country inspired a “Transcribe-a-thon” hosted by the St. Thomas History Department on March 13. Thousands of scanned, original documents from early abolitionists need to be transcribed to make them digitally discoverable for research.
A world map.

Project GO Takes ROTC Cadets Around the World

Thanks to Project Global Officer, a Department of Defense program, dozens of St. Thomas Reserve Officers' Training Corps students have learned languages and cultures around the world.
An exhibit from the Voorsanger Architects Archive

New Gallery, Exhibition for St. Thomas Art History

The Department of Art History has a lot to be excited about these days: a renovated gallery space, a new exhibition, an ambitious archival project and ties to a major international conference happening in April.
The pool at McCarthy Gym is gone, but in its place is this multipurpose, wood-floor gym that can be used for basketball, volleyball, pickle ball, badminton and other activities.

Faculty Expertise: NBA Star Kevin Love Helps Bring Panic Attacks Into the Spotlight

Christopher Vye, Ph.D., L.P. is the Chair of the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at St. Thomas, discusses his research about panic attacks and panic disorder after former Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love opened up recently about his experience with panic attacks while playing in the National Basketball Association.
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Faculty Promotions and Tenure Announced

The Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce affirmative decisions on tenure and promotion following the conclusion of the Tenure and Promotion Committee meetings in February 2018.