The spread of coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease it causes has had an unprecedented impact on life around the globe. Within the St. Thomas community, that impact is being felt in a myriad of ways, including in a full shift to online learning.
AnnMarie Thomas, founder and director of the Playful Learning Lab, was awarded the 2020 LEGO Prize Monday during the LEGO Idea Conference. Thomas is being recognized for collaboration with educators and her advocacy for playful learning.
College of Arts and Sciences Dean Yohuru Williams discusses the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which authorized the federal government to oversee elections in Southern states, helping overcome legal barriers aimed at preventing African Americans from voting.
News of a $20 million scholarship gift, and the announcement that St. Thomas will adopt a test-optional policy both drew applause at the O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium Thursday as President Julie Sullivan delivered the 2020 State of the University address.
College of Arts and Sciences Dean Yohuru Williams discusses the 1896 case of Plessy v. Ferguson, a landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that established the doctrine of "separate but equal," allowing states to enforce the separation of races.
Second-year law student Eduardo Salgado Diaz ‘14 said he never aspired to be a lawyer, but was motivated to attend law school while working as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher for Minneapolis Public Schools.
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.
Jon Mentxakatorre Odriozola explores J. R. R. Tolkien’s beliefs about how words hold reality and how the stories and mythologies are true or false not insofar as they refer to modern scientific fact or history, but insofar as they bear witness to the reality that undergirds creation.
The Newsroom caught up with the School of Engineering's Manjeet Rege, director of the Center for Applied Artificial Intelligence, to ask about the center's launch in response to a growing need to educate ethically around AI.
Senior mechanical engineering major and St. Thomas swim and dive team member Lucas Manke was recently named top cadet in the nation by the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which follows Savannah Johnson being named Air Force ROTC's top cadet in the nation less than a year ago.
Life at St. Thomas is an ongoing feature highlighting the images that capture what daily life on campus is like and what it feels like to a Tommie. Check out some of the amazing images from the month of November 2019.