Marcella de la Torre, EdD, who teaches courses at Opus College of Business, addresses why businesses should have societal impact as part of their strategy in this Star Tribune "Outside Consultant" column.
Out of six teams who recently competed in the second annual Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge (Fowler GSIC) virtually at St. Thomas, two – Auris AI and LABLE – are moving on to the Global Finals.
A wireless system to charge a medical implant through the skin, the reconstruction design for a car and pedestrian bridge, and a safety sensor system to detect and respond if children are left in a hot car were all projects dreamed up and designed by St. Thomas School of Engineering students.
A stone sculpture designed to evoke strength and vulnerability, spirituality and earthliness, loss and renewal has been selected as the winning design for a Memorial for Deceased Students that will be located adjacent to the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas at the University of St. Thomas.
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.
When 10 Dougherty Family College (DFC) scholars got news they had earned a full-tuition scholarship to pursue a bachelor’s degree at St. Thomas, the prevailing response was: “This is a dream come true.”
The opposite of racist isn’t “not racist.” It is actively being an antiracist. That’s the message approximately 1,700 registered attendees of the Equity in Action: Cultivating Antiracist Universities conference heard weaved throughout the various workshops, breakout sessions and the riveting keynote address of guest speaker Professor Ibram X. Kendi, author of the bestseller How to Be An Antiracist.
The idea for the celestial, swirling colors of the Iversen Center for Faith’s largest permanent installation started with a voice memo artist Kelly Kruse recorded on her phone, wondering how she could paint a human being.
On April 24, a team from Rutgers University won this year's Schulze Entrepreneurship Challenge. The students secured $50,000 in funding from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation to support their business, Nutrivide.
Throughout his four years at St. Thomas, Derrick Diedrich '21 found himself growing in ways he could’ve never predicted before starting college. With experiences in campus ministry, student government and as a Tommie Ambassador, Diedrich has been able to cultivate both his leadership skills and personal goals.
Former Vice President Walter Mondale, a Minnesotan whose public career spanned seven decades, including serving as an influential senator and Democratic nominee for president, died on April 19 at the age of 93. Revisit photos from his presence on the St. Thomas campus.
Sustainability has been blooming at St. Thomas. The recent drive toward more environmentally friendly behaviors has been monumental, with the university’s efforts to address sustainability resulting in national recognition.
In a time where the COVID-19 pandemic, elections, climate crises and the ongoing reckoning with racial injustice all competed for headlines, Alex Upton ’21 and Dr. Amy Levad, associate professor of theology, were honored for their volunteer work addressing many of these challenges.