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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“Share Option,” Minnesota Architecture (PDF), Sept./Oct. 2011. “When should museums build new, and when can creative partnerships and reuses work just as well? Can architects help museums learn the difference?”

“Mayo Clinic bets big on an experimental cancer treatment,” Finance & Commerce, Sept. 29, 2011. “The Mayo Clinic is embarking on a $370 million experiment into whether tiny proton beams are the best way to zap cancer tumors, with the resulting building projects creating hundreds of construction jobs along the way.”

“Moral theologians issue call to abolish death penalty,” The Catholic Review, Sept. 29, 2011. “More than 200 Catholic theologians, scholars and social justice advocates cite the executions of Troy Davis in Georgia and Lawrence Brewer in Texas in mid-September as the impetus for their call to abolish the death penalty.”

“With the completion of Weisman expansion, museum officials hope to create a ripple effect,” Pioneer Press, Sept. 29, 2011. “Architect Frank Gehry's original design of the Weisman Art Museum nearly two decades ago was meant to, in part, reflect the ripples of the Mississippi River it sits above on the University of Minnesota campus.”

“Are T-shirts for the big game 'undignified'?” Star Tribune, Sept. 30, 3011. “Each year, the St. Paul school struggles with how to handle shirts created for the rivalry between St. Thomas and St. John's, a TommieMedia article says.”

“Jordan faces a claim of 'spot' zoning,” Star Tribune, Oct. 1, 2011. “A smoldering controversy over a crematory in Jordan is raising questions from opponents about whether the city is engaging in illegal tactics to allow the facility to operate.”

“St. Thomas 63, St. John's 7: Tommies dominate MIAC football showdown,” Pioneer Press, Oct. 1, 2011. “The biggest crowd in O'Shaughnessy Stadium history, 10,421, turned out to see St. Thomas put an unprecedented hurting on Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rival St. John's, winning 63-7 on Saturday in St. Paul.”

“Finding the best franchise fit,” Star Tribune, Oct. 2, 2011. “Franchises are a post-corporate option for some, and consultants can help match entrepreneurs' skills and goals with opportunities.”

“Good Question: What Are Americans Legal Rights Abroad?” WCCO, Oct. 3, 2011. “The long legal saga of Amanda Knox in Italy, and the American hikers in Iran are a reminder of the challenges Americans have when they get caught up in the foreign legal system.”

“Alarming fire drills burn through University of St. Thomas,” KARE 11, Oct. 3, 2011. “The Saint Paul Fire Department demonstrated a series of fire demonstrations as part of its 'Fire Safety Expo.' They held the event on the John P. Monahan Plaza at the University of Saint Thomas Tuesday.”

“Dorm Fire Demo on St. Thomas Campus,” KMSP, Oct. 3, 2011. “St. Paul firefighters are giving student at the University of St. Thomas a dorm fire demonstration almost a year after a sophomore died in an off-campus house fire.”

“St. Paul Fire Schools Students with Dorm-Room Fire Demo,” KSTP, Oct. 4, 2011. “Twin Cities students watched as fire consumed a typical dorm room in a fiery show-and-tell on the dangers of fires in student housing in St. Paul Tuesday.”

“Famed architect makes stop at Gainey Center in Owatonna,” Owatonna People’s Press, Oct. 6, 2011. “World-renowned architect Frank Gehry traveled Sunday to Owatonna to see a guest house he designed open on the grounds of St. Thomas at the Daniel C. Gainey Center.”

“20-year-old Hastings man dies in crash near Hager City, Wis.,” Hastings Star Gazette, Oct. 4, 2011. “A 20-year-old Hastings man died Monday afternoon at Regions Hospital in St. Paul as a result of injuries suffered when his car struck a large truck on Hwy. 35, about two miles northwest of Hager City, Wis.”

“Aaron M. Schuster, 20,” Hastings Star Gazette, Oct. 4, 2011. “Aaron M. Schuster, age 20, of Hastings, passed away Oct. 3, 2011, in a motor vehicle accident.”

“More are answering call to serve,” Star Tribune, Oct. 5, 2011. “This fall, St. Paul Seminary welcomed 100 men studying to be priests, the most in more than three decades. The increase follows years of work.”

“Piece by piece: Moving Gehry house was no simple task,” Finance & Commerce, Oct. 5, 2011. “Anyone who has ever driven across town with a mattress tied to the roof of a car can feel Larry Stubbs’ pain. Sort of.”

“Winton Guest House: A Frank Gehry Design Transplanted,” Huffington Post, Oct. 5, 2011. “This small city has long been a popular stop for travelers interested in architecture because of its Louis Sullivan bank, considered by some to be Frank Gehry's best. On Sunday, Gehry himself stopped by.”

“Ruben Rosario: Aging St. Paul couple losing home to alleged family deceit,” Pioneer Press, Oct. 5, 2011. “Joseph Hernandez, all of 93, is a decorated World War II combat veteran with two Purple Hearts and a nasty scar on his head from a bullet. His bride of 66 years, Stella Hernandez, 83, was a Rosie the Riveter during the war, over at St. Paul's Holman Field, and owns more colorful hats than Imelda Marcos owned shoes.”

Professor Artika Tyner, Clinical Faculty in the Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services and Page Education Scholar, is featured in an NCAA Buick Human Highlight Reel video about Associate Justice  Alan Page's Education foundation (video is in the top row, right side).