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2nd Annual Conversations on the Future of Learning: Meaningful Assessment of Student Thinking to Enhance Instruction and Encourage Student Agency

On Wednesday, April 3, a group of leaders in the field of personalized learning came together for the 2nd Annual Conversations on the Future of Learning event at the Hopkins District Center. This invitation only event was organized by Associate Professor of Teacher Education Lucy Payne and Executive Fellow and Adjunct Faculty Member Tom Koch.
Sarah Nelson poses in front of a light rail car featuring her design for Earth Week. The unique display is the culmination of a partnership between students at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul-based artist Sarah Nelson and Metro Transit.

SOLV Initiative: Investigating the Impact of Innovative Pedagogies on Sustainability Literacy

A collaboration between several St. Thomas partners and Metro Transit is visible throughout St. Paul and Minneapolis. The project is part of the partnership between College of Arts and Sciences' SOLV; Metro Transit; St. Thomas' Sustainable Communities Partnership "SCP Arts;" Justice and Peace Studies professor Mike Klein’s Fall 2018 Leadership for Social Justice course; and SCP Artist-in-Residence Sarah Nelson.

Georgia State Students Take Top Prize at 2019 Schulze Entrepreneurship Challenge

On Saturday, Georgia State University students Chante Knox and Dia Davis were named the winners of the Schulze Entrepreneurship Challenge, one of the nation’s largest undergraduate business pitch competitions. They secured $75,000 in funding from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation to support their budding business, DelivHer.
Cynthia Fraction, Director of the EXCEL! Research Scholars Program, poses for a portrait in the JRC Auditorium.

Excel! Research Scholars Live Out Hopes and Dreams

Since 2007 when it began as the McNair Scholars program at St. Thomas, Excel! has provided an academic enrichment program that helps undergraduate students who are first-generation, low-income or from underrepresented populations to acquire the necessary education, training and experience required to build an academic portfolio vital to successfully gaining graduate school admission and to earning fellowships and funding based on merit.
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St. Thomas’ Playful Learning Lab Teams with Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin for Latest Project

St. Thomas’ Playful Learning Lab and its director, School of Engineering and Schulze School of Entrepreneurship professor AnnMarie Thomas, have formed a new partnership with Jeff Bezos’ space exploration company, Blue Origin.