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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  • “Exhibit Seeks New Vision of HIV/AIDS,” The Memphis Daily News, May 20, 2011. “A photographic portrait exhibition at the Church Health Center aims to alter the vision of those who see it from 20/20 to a new kind of perfect. ‘30 Years/30 Lives’ by Kimberly Vrudny shows the faces of those in the developing world affected by HIV/AIDS and begs audiences to question how they typically respond to it.”
  • “For 45 years, a philosopher in our midst has been thinking big,” Star Tribune, May 24, 2011. “Meet the philosopher in repose. After 45 years of teaching philosophy at the University of St. Thomas, Sullivan is stepping down, but not giving up a quest he started as a young boy.”
  • “Rebuilding years in the MIAC,” Star Tribune, May 25, 2011. “Keeping up with St. Thomas just got more difficult with the school's new $52 million athletic complex, the latest in a conference-wide building boom.”
  • “Up next for bike program: Colleges,” Star Tribune, May 31, 2011. “A bunch of St. Paul colleges are about to get a fresh batch of green bikes. The bike-sharing organization Nice Ride is about to build new stations at Hamline University, the University of St. Thomas, Concordia University and Macalester College.”
  • “A real hero: Brooklyn Park college student honored for saving Maple Grove man's life,” Sun newspapers, June 2, 2011. “Molly Larson of Brooklyn Park didn't expect to use her lifeguarding skills in a stranger's living room. Class was out and Larson had finished her last day as a junior at St. Thomas University.”
  •  “You say tomato, I say ... ready, set, food fight!” Star Tribune, June 2, 2011. “They are three young men with a vision. A vision of ... tomatoes. Flying tomatoes. A vision of 200,000 pounds of flying tomatoes, overripe and suitably mushy, being gleefully hurled at one another by a throng of 15,000 people on a warm July afternoon.”
  • “What analysts are saying about Twin Cities housing, St. Jude Medical, Patterson Cos.,” Star Tribune, June 4, 2011. “Twin Cities home prices dropped another 10 percent in March compared to a year earlier. According to the latest Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller index it was the worst decline among 20 cities measured.”
  • “Retailers beat a path to better paint bucket,” Star Tribune, June 5, 2011. “Low prices, high quality and an expanding product lineup helped paint pail maker Mark Bergman make gains during a recession.”
  • “Vischer named associate dean at UST school of law,” Minnesota Lawyer, June 7, 2011. “University of St. Thomas School of Law Professor Rob Vischer has been named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs as of June 1, 2011. Vischer teaches Professional Responsibility, Torts, Family Law, Foundations of Justice, and The Religious Lawyer.”
  • “As the Central Corridor is built, debate is following,” Pioneer Press, June 10, 2011. “As business owners come to terms with the reality of making ends meet in the shadow of an 11-mile, four-year Central Corridor construction project, different camps are staking territory in a touchy debate over whether the $957 million transit line will be more boon or bane.”
  • “Number of pending home sales last month shows 13 percent increase over May 2010,” Minnesota Public Radio, June 10, 2011. “The Twin Cities real estate market is showing signs of a rebound. The number of pending sales -- where there's a signed purchase agreement -- was up 13 percent in May over the same month last year.”
  • “3D printing provides a vision of manufacturing's future,” Pioneer Press, June 13, 2011. “Dan Mishek and his siblings operate VistaTek, a small manufacturing concern in Vadnais Heights started by his parents 15 years ago.”
  • “Digital sign company projects growth,” Star Tribune, June 12, 2011. “A focus on 3M distributorship boosted Minneapolis-based digital sign and display wholesaler Spyeglass.”
  • “Pawn shops expand in slow times,” Star Tribune, June 12, 2011. “These new retailers are hoping to raise the industry's low-rent image with classier stores and marketing strategies.”
  • “Background claims by state Senate's global-warming skeptic fail to check out,” MinnPost, June 15, 2011. “The Minnesota Senate's most notable authority on global warming comes from East Bethel. Michael Jungbauer was once its mayor. He is in his third term at the state Legislature and he has fashioned himself into a force of nature when it comes to the environment.”
  • “Qualified Optimism for Commercial Real Estate Outlook,” CNBC, June 15, 2011. “The Shenehon Center for Real Estate at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business today released their third Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Survey pointing to a greater optimism by developers, investors and finance professionals within the commercial real estate field.”
  • “Survey says commercial real estate outlook improving,” Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, June 15, 2011. “A survey of 50 Twin Cities commercial real estate professionals indicates that the overall mood is positive and better than it was a year ago.”
  • “State contractors: Job cuts loom,” Star Tribune, June 17, 2011. “As a possible state shutdown creeps closer, hundreds of companies that rely on government contracts are preparing pink slips, shifting workloads, delaying projects and rescheduling less critical work.”
  • “Thoughts on global warming,” Alexandria Echo Press, June 17, 2011. “Recently, Dr. John Abraham, professor at St. Thomas University, spoke on a local radio station, to a student group, a business group, and also a group at a local church, where I heard him. The article in the Echo Press also stated some of his views.”
  • “Vancouver Riots Highlight Mob Mentality,” Fox 9, June 17, 2011. “The Boston Bruins may have won the Stanley Cup, but the focus is still on Vancouver after rioters filled the streets overnight, sending dozens to hospitals and jails.”
  • “Cecilia Bernardi: passion for faith, family, Italy,” Star Tribune, June 18, 2011. “Born in Volterra, Italy, (Cecilia) Bernardi met her future husband, Antonio Bernardi, when he was passing through the town on his way to North Africa in 1940. He was an officer in the Italian Army and was only stationed there a couple of days.”
  • “Large companies: Cargill, Kwik Trip join Keller Williams at top,” Star Tribune, June 19, 2011. “These big businesses know that valued employees are assets whose worth translates into a better bottom line.”
  • “Seminarians want to be 'part of the solution' in addressing abuse issue,” Catholic News Service, June 20, 2011. “Most of them weren't born yet when the events occurred that came to define the U.S. crisis of sexual abuse by priests. But for men who entered the seminary in the past decade, a point of commonality seems to be that they want to prove that priests are good people.”
  •  “Professor says pro-life faculty often feel isolated on campus for views,” U.S. Catholic, June 21, 2011. “Many pro-life faculty on college campuses in the United States and Canada have experienced a strong sense of isolation and disrespect for their views, said the newly installed president of University Faculty for Life.”
  • “Strange claims in global warming letter,” Alexandria Echo Press, June 22, 2011. “A recent letter, written by James Roehrborn, regarding my recent statements on the topic of climate change made some strange claims. Mr. Roehrborn sprinkles isolated facts amongst misinformation to give readers a false impression about the dangers of global warming.”