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St. Thomas Day Celebration Honors Outstanding Tommies

The University of St. Thomas celebrated its annual St. Thomas Day on Wednesday, June 9, when the recipients of the Monsignor James Lavin Award, Professor of the Year Award, Humanitarian Award, Tommie Award and Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award were announced.
English professor Todd Lawrence, center, works to document and archive plywood boards salvaged from around the Twin Cities following this previous summer’s civil unrest, on January 25, 2021 in Northeast Minneapolis. The initiative, Save the Boards to Memorialize the Movement, includes a partnership with the University of St. Thomas Art History department.

Documenting Street Art, St. Thomas Researchers Better Understand Crisis

Street art painted on the sides of buildings or plywood-covered windows can help us understand the complexity of the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism, reveals a mapping project spearheaded by St. Thomas faculty.
A large stack of books sit on shelves and the floor.

Faculty Promotions and Tenure for 2021

The Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce faculty who have received tenure and been promoted to associate professor, effective September 1, 2021.  Many congratulations to our colleagues for this sig...
A tassel on a mortar board (cap) is shown during the graduate commencement ceremony May 21, 2016 in the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex field house.
Tall grasses glow in the afternoon sun

Trouts, Turfgrass and Treatment: St. Thomas Students, Metropolitan Council Tackle Environmental Challenges

A partnership between the University of St. Thomas and the Metropolitan Council is benefitting students, the natural environment, and other public spaces. Students are producing solid work for the Council that may, in some cases, result in long-term monetary savings.
Student Alice Ready flies a drone July 10, 2017 at the Weaver Dunes near Kellogg, MN. Lorah and his students are mapping areas of the Weaver Dunes with a drone in order to study the effects of prairie restoration efforts. The research is funded in part by a sustainability grant.

Summer Research: Drone Technology, Hunting Heroines

Dozens of Tommies - 44, to be exact - are spending their summer working full-time on research thanks to funding from St. Thomas grants, including Young Scholars, Community-based Research and Sustainability Scholars. The Newsroom caught up with some of these emerging scholars to find out what they're studying, why they're so interested in it, and what it's been like to become dedicated researchers.
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