After spending the past eight weeks working on research with faculty mentors, this year’s nine Excel! Scholars delivered their findings to a room filled with friends, family and faculty at McNeely Hall on July 26.
Congratulations, Class of '18 – you did it! We celebrate some of the amazing accomplishments of your years at St. Thomas with a roundup of all the Newsroom stories spotlighting graduating seniors.
Four St. Thomas students' idea for a solar-powered water purification system advanced to the final round of the global Hult Prize competition in March.
When Valerie Brukhis got the email while sitting in class, she had to step out into the hall for a couple minutes and realize what had just happened. It’s hard to blame her: Brukhis had just found out she was n...
St. Thomas has hired Judith Dorin as director of prestigious international scholarships, putting in place a key resource for students and faculty to secure research funding, particularly through the Fulbright Program.
Geography and environmental studies students Alice Ready and Emma Rinn are experimenting with how drone imagery can support the work of The Nature Conservancy.
Students who lack sleep are more likely to abuse drugs, experience depression and seriously consider suicide. St. Thomas' Center for College Sleep addresses these issues.
Junior Abby Sunberg and mathematics staff Molly Peterson's collaboration around calculus helped bring an underdeveloped aspect of mathematics forward: the visual.
There used to be a time long ago when all an undergraduate needed to land a job was a college degree. Get the lowdown on how you can build your resume now for a head start on your post-graduation job search.
Jack Queenan started doing chemistry research on diabetes with Lisa Prevette while still in high school. This fall, he will start his first official year as a Tommie.
Senior John Fetzner is spending his summer helping engineering assistant professor Cheol-Hong Min with research to help children with autism.
Jeni McDermott, assistant professor in the Department of Geology, took two students to Norway this summer to research why the country has mountainous terrain.
Since 2008, professor Tom Ippoliti has led research on compounds used against bacterial diseases, which are becoming resistant to the drugs currently used to treat them.
Katherine Hill has begun to weave voting registration and engagement as a potential tool for social workers into her classes because she believes it is one way to empower social work clients to have a voice.
The University of St. Thomas Sustainability Communities Partnership pairs courses with city partners to bring real-world impact to the classroom.
St. Thomas engineering student Andrew Ryan is contributing full-time work this summer to the Precision Agriculture Research Team.
Sophomore Rachael Heier spent last summer researching white oak saplings to see how Minnesota trees are affected by climate change, and what can be done about it.
The University of St. Thomas Center for Sleep has been helping out Tommie athletes for years by educating them on the health benefits of quality Z's.
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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.
Some guidance on potential research over a J-Term in Tanzania helped spark a years-long mentoring relationship between justice and peace studies assistant professor and department chair Amy Finnegan and senior Laura Kvasnicka.