June 26, 2024 Newsletter


St. Thomas Receives $1.1M in Funding to Support Educating Diverse K-12 STEM Teachers

Minneapolis campus of St. Thomas
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith of Minnesota, as well as Congresswoman Betty McCollum from the state's Fourth District, announced in June that they helped secure more than $1.1 million in federal funding for the School of Education and Dougherty Family College at the University of St. Thomas and the South St. Paul School…
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Dan Kelly: New Law School Dean Is Ready to Listen, Learn and Lead

School of Law Dean Dan Kelly.
Dan Kelly, the newly appointed dean of the University of St. Thomas School of Law, recalls an early memory watching the Minnesota Twins defeat the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1987 World Series. "My father and brother are both named 'Tom Kelly,'" he said. "So, I thought it was cool that legendary Twins' manager, Tom…
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A Mechanical Engineer Pursues Environmental Justice

Fushcia Hoover
Dubbed the "Eco Green Queen" after a company she founded, Dr. Fushcia-Ann Hoover '09 obtained her bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of St. Thomas when there were not many African American women majoring in engineering anywhere in the U.S. Hoover, who received her master's degree…
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News and Events

St. Thomas Magazine Honored at Page One Awards

MN SPJ Page One Award - St Thomas Magazine
University of St. Thomas Associate Vice President, Creative, Pete Winecke, and Art Director John Mau, in the Marketing, Insights and Communications department, were recognized at the annual Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists Page One Awards event. The duo placed in two categories for designs for St. Thomas Magazine. Winecke and Mau took home second place…
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Seen Around St. Thomas

Construction continues at the future site of the Lee and Penny Anderson Arena on south campus, across from the Schoenecker Center. (Nick Clausen/University of St. Thomas)

In the News

Media Highlights:

Christopher Wong Michaelson, ethics professor in the Opus College of Business, recently spoke with MarketWatch about "mouse jigglers" and other gadgets to simulate computer activity.

School of Law Associate Professor Rachel Moran talked with MinnPost about the Minnesota Court of Appeals reversal in the conviction of the man who killed 15-year-old Minneapolis North High School student Deshaun Hill Jr.

Economics Associate Professor Tyler Schipper spoke with Marketplace about the Federal Reserve's decisions around interest rate adjustments and the impacts interest rates have on various aspects of the economy.

Heather Shirey, art history chair and professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, spoke with The Minnesota Daily about a dramatic increase in murals throughout the Twin Cities.

Read more St. Thomas "In the News" stories.

In Case You Missed It

Learning Grit: Applying Resilience Lessons From Sports in Everyday Life
New Renderings of the Lee and Penny Anderson Arena
Alumnus Brings Catholic Vision to the Big Screen

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