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 expire and change as papers move stories to “archive” status. If a link has expired, you’re welcome to purchase access to the stories or use a search engine such as Lexis Nexis, available on the UST Libraries’ website. In some cases, you’ll need to register on the publication’s website in order to access the full text.

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Professor John Abraham has stepped into an international spotlight with his views on climate change. A collection of articles featuring his commentary ran this week:

  • This is the local version of a national story that originally ran in the Los Angeles Times and was picked up in dozens of markets nationwide. “Climate scientists prepare to take the fight to skeptical politicians,” Star Tribune, Nov. 7, 2010. “Faced with increasing political attacks, hundreds of climate scientists are joining a broad campaign to push back against congressional conservatives who have threatened prominent researchers with investigations and have vowed to kill regulations to rein in man-made greenhouse gas emissions.”
  • “Scientists have a duty to engage with the public on climate change,” Guardian, Nov. 8, 2010. “Scientists have not been effective communicators but it's time we made the effort to fight bad information.”
  • “US scientists to speak out on climate change,” Google News, Nov.8, 2010. “Hundreds of US scientists are joining a mass effort to speak out on climate change, experts said Monday after skeptics gained political ground with last week's Republican gains in Congress.”

In other news this week:

  • “All in the Family-Pritchard Automotive,” PBS, Nov. 4, 2010. Skip ahead to 19:20 mark. “At the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, senior Emily Pritchard is getting a lesson on divorce from Professor John Buri (ph). Why would a business student like Emily need Buri`s course on the psychology of marriage and family? Because it`s a requirement for family business majors.”
  • “Consumers take a breather,” Star Tribune, Nov. 5, 2010. “U.S. chain stores posted a 1.6 percent same-store sales gain compared to last year, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers, as consumers enjoyed the warmer-than-usual weather and saved up for holiday gift spending.”
  • “DPS investment in in-car cameras paying dividends for arresting officers,” Pioneer Press, Nov. 4, 2010. “The 33 new cameras the sheriff's office received from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, through federal funding, are among 620 in-car cameras that law enforcement agencies are getting throughout the state, the department said Thursday.”
  • “Law community cheers shamed judge's ouster,” Star Tribune, Nov. 4, 2010. “In courthouses from Minneapolis to Red Wing, the perspective is widely shared: Voters Tuesday did what the Minnesota Supreme Court failed to do. They kicked censured Judge Timothy Blakely off the bench.”
  • “Family matters: A week with the Tommies,” Star Tribune, Nov. 5, 2010. “Upon his graduation from Ithaca College, Glenn Caruso planned to go to law school. His dad, Frank, had built a successful law practice in Greenwich, Conn., and following him seemed like the sensible thing to do.”
  • “From war zone to school board,” Star Tribune, Nov. 4, 2010. “Seventeen years ago, a young man from Somalia arrived in Minnesota in the dead of winter and made a pivotal choice. He would not look back on the life he knew before war ripped apart his homeland. He would build a new life in this snowy place.”
  • “Brau Brothers: Creating craft beers -- and jobs -- in Lucan (Pop. 220),” MinnPost, Nov. 6, 2010. “For one family in one small town in southwestern Minnesota, the answer to the economic-development question comes in four parts: water, yeast, hops and barley. Since 1998, Dustin Brau — yes, the German word for beer is really his last name — and his extended family have been successfully making and selling craft beer from the small town of Lucan, population 220.”
  • “Family faces foreclosure after fouled up mortgage modification,” Nov. 6, 2010. Pioneer Press. “At one point in 2008, Tim and Rochelle Falkenberg thought they were getting a chance to turn around the foreclosure process on their Lakeville home. More than two years later, the Falkenbergs are still wondering what happened to the deal they worked out on paper with their lender.”
  •  “Departed Sierra Bravo leader Bucklin leaves legacy of leaders,” Star Tribune, Nov. 7, 2010. “Mike Derheim is the new CEO at Sierra Bravo Corp., the fast-growing Web-development firm he helped start in 2003.He succeeds Luke Bucklin, 40, his friend and co-founder who was killed late last month in a private plane accident in the mountains of Wyoming.”
  • “Fred Zimmerman: Independence Party not to blame,” Star Tribune, Nov. 8, 2010. “Whoever is ultimately declared winner of the 2010 governor's race in Minnesota will have achieved this distinction having lacked the support of more than 56 percent of voters.”
  •  “Football for football’s sake,” Star Tribune, Nov. 9, 2010. “On a rainy day last month, Glenn Caruso took a break from his e-mail to answer his phone. When he was asked how things were going, he said without a hint of sarcasm: ‘I'm living the dream.’”