College of Arts and Sciences

An aerial view of the lower quad. (Photo by Mike Ekern '02)

Academic Convocation: Gratitude and Hope for 2020-21

Nearly 600 St. Thomas community members gathered virtually over Zoom for the 2020-21 academic convocation, in which two important topics – the COVID-19 pandemic and racial injustice – were frequently addressed.
Thanos Zygnas looks out from the terrace of the Bernardi Campus in Rome.

When (Not) in Rome: An Oral History of the Decision to Close Bernardi Campus

As COVID-19 spread throughout Italy, university officials wrestled with the decision of whether to close the Bernardi Campus. St. Thomas was the first program in Rome to close its operations … and just in time. Here’s an oral history of the decisions to close the Rome campus.
Engineering Professor Dr. Katherine Acton prepares online learning lessons in the STELAR Media Studio. Mark Brown/University of St. Thomas

Zooming into Online Learning

Since March 12, more than 900 St. Thomas faculty members taught more than 2,000 courses to more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students. This summer another 450 courses will be taught.