UST in the News

Here's a roundup of recent St. Thomas mentions of interest in various media. Read the stories by clicking on the links. Links do expire and change as papers move stories to "archive" status, and if links have expired, you're welcome to purchase access to the stories or use a search engine such as Lexis Nexis, available on the UST Libraries' Web site. In some cases, you'll need to register on the publication's Web site in order to access full text.

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  • "H1N1: The Human Impact," an installment of the independently produced "What Matters Most" program aired online and on KLAY Radio, Lakewood/Tacoma, Wash., Oct. 13, 2009. "John Tauer, Professor of Psychology at the University of St. Thomas, offers his opinion about what he considers to be a healthy response to this virus."  
  • "Elburn resident helps launch college news website," Elburn Herald, Oct. 14, 2009. 
  • "Katie Broadwell produces news for UST Web site," Savage Pacer, Oct. 14, 2009.
  • "Richfield nature center to host ecology lecture," Bloomington Sun-Current, Oct. 15, 2009. "Chester Wilson, a biology professor from the University of St. Thomas, will discuss 'Ecology and Evolution of Plant-Ant Interactions.'"
  • See also: "St. John's and St. Thomas ready to renew rivalry, Brainerd Dispatch, Oct. 16, 2009. This story was distributed by Associated Press. Similar stories ran on WCCO-TV, KTTC-TV (Rochester, Minn.)
  • "Couple describes white-collar crime," The Dartmouth (Dartmouth College student daily), Oct. 16, 2009. "The talk, sponsored by the Dartmouth Ethics Institute, was part of a touring program, 'Lessons Learned From the Failures of Others,' organized by the University of St. Thomas. Hank Shea, a senior distinguished fellow at the St. Thomas School of Law, mediated the discussion. Shea has mediated more than 75 of these talks, in which white-collar felons — most of whom he prosecuted — share their stories to teach students about corporate ethics."
  • "Bishops named for Duluth, Pueblo; Providence to get auxiliary bishop," Catholic Review (Archdiocese of Baltimore, Md.), Oct. 18, 2009. "[Bishop-elect Paul Sirba] has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, a master of divinity degree from St. Paul Seminary, and an advanced apostolic diploma and a master’s degree from Notre Dame Institute of Catechetics in Alexandria, Va."
  • "Center founded by refugee helps immigrants in Cedar-Riverside," Minnesota Daily, Oct. 18, 2009. "In just seven years, Samatar received his MBA in finance from the University of St. Thomas, started a family and bought a house."
  • "CEO: Cutting-edge biodiesel refinery will be ‘neighbor friendly,’" Mason City (Iowa) Globe-Gazette, Oct. 18, 2009. "Gregory Mowry let it sink in as he talked about the technology that will be used in a biodiesel refinery that will be built near Forest City. 'It doesn’t need water and it doesn’t produce any waste,' the University of St. Thomas engineering professor said. 'No water, no waste … you could have one of these things in your garage and your neighbors would never know it.'"
  • "Johnnies-Tommies game snarling I-94 traffic," St. Cloud Times, Oct. 17, 2009.
  • "Obituary: Rabbi Max A. Shapiro, 92, who led Temple Israel in Minneapolis," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 17, 2009. "Shapiro was a former senior rabbi of Temple Israel in Minneapolis, co-founder of the University of St. Thomas' Jewish-Christian Learning Center, Humanitarian Award honoree and named one of the state's most influential citizens."
  • See also: "Obituary: Rabbi Max Shapiro of Minneapolis' Temple Israel dead at 92," Star Tribune, Oct. 17, 2009.
  • "Indiana priest appointed to serve as bishop out West," Catholic News Agency, Oct. 19, 2009. Bishop-elect Paul Etienne earned a B.A. in business administration from St. Thomas in 1986; he also was a seminarian at St. John Vianney Seminary.
  • See also: "Pope names new bishop for Wyoming," Wyoming Tribune, Oct. 20, 2009.
  • "New Yasmin Levy Release & First US Tour Dates Since 2005," All About Jazz, Oct. 18, 2009. The Israeli singer/songwriter will give a lecture-demonstration at St. Thomas on Nov. 2.