Academic News

The Summit Avenue Classroom Building photographed on Monday, May 24, 2010.The building is home to the School of Social Work.

Katharine Hill Named Director of School of Social Work

Dr. Katharine Hill has accepted the offer to become the next director of the School of Social Work. In this capacity, she will have oversight and strategic responsibility for the BSW, MSW and BSW programs. Hill will join the Morrison Family College of Health as the director of the School of Social Work and start her role on July 1, 2020.
Students rush past and into the Anderson Student Center on a sunny autumn day on October 7, 2016.

Support Through Challenges: Undergraduate Students Share Experiences of Shifts Amidst COVID-19

Dozens of undergraduate students responded to a request to provide some insight into how the adjustments to a new normal of all online classes and social distancing has gone, answering questions about how they’ve made those adjustments, what some of the biggest challenges they’ve faced are, and what has been most helpful for them throughout this process. Below are some of their many responses.
School of Engineering students took the initiative to use 3D Printers to create PPE - personal protective equipment - to donate to local hospitals to help keep medical professionals safe during the coronavirus pandemic. The students worked on the project in the Facilities of Design Center on April 15, 2020, in St. Paul. Collin Goldbach (Mechanical Engineering) works on a 3D printer.

School of Engineering Students Producing PPE For Local Hospitals

The St. Thomas campuses have largely shut down in response to the coronavirus, but thanks to the efforts of more than a dozen St. Thomas engineering, education and chemistry students, the university’s 3D printers are not sitting idle: They’re turning out personal protective equipment (PPE) to support the Twin Cities medical community.
Dr. Kathlene Holmes Campbell, dean of the School of Education, speaks in the O'Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium on March 19, 2019.

School of Education Dean Campbell Advocates For Student Teachers Amidst COVID-19 Changes

School of Education Dean Kathlene Holmes Campbell has been working tirelessly over the past six weeks advocating for her students on everything from the number of “face-to-face" weeks of student teaching required to the way teacher performance assessments are conducted.   
A child at Catholic Charities works on a project with St. Thomas students.

Paired Sociology Classes Double Their Engagement, Impact Together

College of Arts and Sciences sociology assistant professor Patricia Maddox and Dougherty Family College clinical faculty Jennifer Trost have done something unique with their respective sociology classes. For three years now they have been creating a double community engagement experience for some of their Introduction to Sociology students.
Graduation

Update on Commencement Ceremonies

St. Thomas will not be able to hold this year’s undergraduate, graduate, School of Law and Dougherty Family College (DFC) commencement ceremonies in May as scheduled.
Thanos Zyngas, director of the University of St. Thomas’ campus in Rome, Italy, stands for a portrait outside of the Bernardi campus building on October 17, 2019.

‘Who Do You Want to Be?’: A Q&A with Rome Bernardi Campus Director Thanos Zyngas

We spoke with Rome Bernardi Campus Director Thanos Zyngas on March 24 about what it feels like to live in Rome right now, what lessons have been learned about the response to the outbreak, and the competing emotions of optimism and sadness during the ongoing situation.