College of Arts and Sciences

Sarah Nelson poses in front of a light rail car featuring her design for Earth Week. The unique display is the culmination of a partnership between students at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul-based artist Sarah Nelson and Metro Transit.

SOLV Initiative: Investigating the Impact of Innovative Pedagogies on Sustainability Literacy

A collaboration between several St. Thomas partners and Metro Transit is visible throughout St. Paul and Minneapolis. The project is part of the partnership between College of Arts and Sciences' SOLV; Metro Transit; St. Thomas' Sustainable Communities Partnership "SCP Arts;" Justice and Peace Studies professor Mike Klein’s Fall 2018 Leadership for Social Justice course; and SCP Artist-in-Residence Sarah Nelson.
mindful movement

SOLV Initiative: Mindful Movement

With one in four adults over the age of 65 experiencing some form of a physical fall every year, fall risk is a major health concern. To address these safety needs, two assistant professors in the Health and Human Performance Department, Brett Bruininks and Starr Sage, are leading the Mindful Movement project that is part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ SOLV Initiative.
Cynthia Fraction, Director of the EXCEL! Research Scholars Program, poses for a portrait in the JRC Auditorium.

Excel! Research Scholars Live Out Hopes and Dreams

Since 2007 when it began as the McNair Scholars program at St. Thomas, Excel! has provided an academic enrichment program that helps undergraduate students who are first-generation, low-income or from underrepresented populations to acquire the necessary education, training and experience required to build an academic portfolio vital to successfully gaining graduate school admission and to earning fellowships and funding based on merit.