Mathematics

School of Law Career and Professional Development staff member Dan Winterlin (right) talks with alum John Pavelko during a staged resume scene in the School of Law library June 30, 2016.

Even Before Graduating, Tommies Are Getting Hired

Culled from surveys and online job research, the most recent First Destinations Survey found the St. Thomas undergraduate class of 2017 had more than 73 percent of students secure a job before, or within a month, of graduating.
Aaron Ames '01 with robot CASSIE. (Photo provided by Caltech)

Moving Robotics Forward One Step at a Time

Aaron Ames '01 cultivated his love of engineering and math at St. Thomas. He now leads a robotics lab at Caltech, which is at the forefront of creating robots that mimic human walking.
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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.
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Faculty Promotions and Tenure Announced

The Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce affirmative decisions on promotion and tenure following the conclusion of the Tenure and Promotion Committee meetings in December 2017.
Students toss their caps in the air at the 2016 undergraduate commencement ceremony at O'Shaughnessy Stadium on May 21, 2016 in St. Paul.

Class of ’17 in the Spotlight

In the ranks of seniors graduating this weekend, we have students who earned the Chief’s Award from the City of St. Paul for helping a woman in distress in 2014, a student who served as an ambassador on a Minnesota trade mission to Mexico, and students who have done research on everything from political cynicism to drying breadfruit. Read a roundup of the stories the Newsroom has written about Class of 2017 students since they arrived on campus.
Keanu Daley (Actuarial Science, minor in Theology) is an international student from Jamaica. These studio portraits were taken on March 23, 2017 in St. Paul for the ongoing Humans of St. Thomas series.

Humans of St. Thomas: Keanu Daley

Welcome Jamaican Keanu Daley to Minnesota. He's an actuarial science major with deep thespian roots and is finishing his first year at St. Thomas.
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Tim Van Laarhoven – Master of Risk and Time

Van Laarhoven, who graduated in December, passed all of the requirements to become an Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA), and graduated in two and a half years, a stunning accomplishment that has left many wanting to know the secret to his success.
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Faculty Promotions and Tenure Announced

The Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce affirmative decisions on promotion and tenure following the conclusion of the Tenure and Promotion Committee meetings in May.
Students take notes during a class. (Photo by Mark Brown)

How Did That Become a Class?

Outside-of-the-box classes allow professors to share research interests while students develop critical-thinking skills and foster connections in the community.
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Professional Notes for Sept. 15, 2015

This week's notes feature faculty, an alumna and a student from the departments of chemistry, history, mathematics, modern and classical languages, and sociology and criminal justice, and the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity.
Sousada Chidthachack

For the Love of Math

Sousada Chidthachack’s ’06 family escaped Communist Laos and a refugee camp in Thailand. Now she’s ready to open doors for young women and minorities in mathematics.

From Gamer to Researcher

Mathematics professor Eric Rawdon had a childhood passion for computers that led to meaningful scientific discoveries and cross-disciplinary collaborations.
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Mathematics Through the Lens of Biology

Until recently, many biologists also viewed themselves as pure experimentalists with no need for mathematics in their field, but advances in experimental techniques have generated huge amounts of data, and without mathematical modeling and analysis it would be impossible for biology to make sense of all these data.