Tommie Experts

Tommie Experts taps into the knowledge of St. Thomas faculty and staff to help us better understand topical events, trends and the world in general.

Opus College of Business

Tommie Experts: ‘Outside Consultant’ Columns on COVID-19 Issues

For years, experts from Opus College of Business have answered business-related questions in a weekly Star Tribune column titled “Outside Consultant.” In the last couple of months, faculty weighed in on how businesses can adapt to the new challenges that come with navigating COVID-19.
A view of barbed wire in front of a prison

Tommie Experts: School of Law’s Mark Osler on Clemency and Prison Populations Amidst COVID-19

As COVID-19's potential impact on the country's prison system continues to be explored nationally and in Minnesota, the Newsroom spoke with School of Law professor and clemency expert Mark Osler.
The ocean absorbs most of the excess heat from greenhouse gas emissions, leading to rising ocean temperatures. (Photo credit: Jiang Zhu)

Tommie Experts: John Abraham’s New Research on Ocean Warming

A new analysis shows the world’s oceans were the warmest in 2019 than any other time in recorded human history, especially between the surface and a depth of 2,000 meters. The study was conducted by an international team of 14 scientists from 11 institutes across the world, including School of Engineering professor John Abraham.