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Health Care for the Last Mile - (Photos by Rachel Larson ’15) When Rachel Larson ’15 touched down in Liberia, Africa, just two weeks after graduating from St. Thomas, Ebola was still an international concern. Liberia, one of the countries hardest hit by Ebola, had just experienced a small resurgence of the virus after having been previously declared Ebola free by the World Health Organization in May 2015. Larson described the media coverage at the time as “very hysterical,” which led to som...
Rachel Larson's first job took her to Liberia, the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak.
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Bridge Game - They eye each other warily as they pick up their cards, sorting them by suit and wondering what sits in the other hands. One player purses her lips, another sighs, a third gets a crinkle of a grin and the fourth raises an eyebrow, but it is hard to tell if their expressions are genuine or mere posturing. Tom opens with a “1 Club” bid. “1 Spade,” Susan responds. Tom’s partner, John, ups their bid, “2 Clubs.” “2 Hearts,” offers Katarina, Susan’s partner this round. Katarina wins...
A monthly card game among four titans of the university provides friendship, gossip and an earnest attempt to solve the world’s problems.
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Making the Most of a Minnesota Summer - I have traveled the world as part of my jobs with Mississippi River Country, Carlson Companies and, for the last 16 years, as director and CEO of Explore Minnesota. As exciting as it is to visit places such as Tokyo, Paris and London, I truly landed my dream job when I was appointed director of Explore Minnesota, the state’s tourism agency. I market my home state as a great place to visit, play, live and work, and I couldn’t think of anything I’d rath...
Whether you live here or are due back for a visit to your alma mater, here are 10 things you probably didn't know you could do in Minnesota.
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World Cafe Event Brings Students Together for Interdisciplinary Dialogue
Classes from the departments of Business, Theology, Sociology, Justice and Peace Studies (JPST), Biology, and Health and Human Performance all gathered at the end of April to discuss HIV and AIDS, and how they could work together to have more effective and well-rounded approaches to solving problems.
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Work to Begin on $2.1 Million Microgrid Research and Testing Facility
Funded by an Xcel Energy grant, the center will be used for teaching as well as for researching and testing alternative-energy components so that power generated by microgrids is fully compatible with a region’s main power grid.
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The Final Cut: A Q&A With St. Thomas’ Olympic Coach - It’s a well-known story about Herb Brooks that he was the final man cut from the roster of the 1960 U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team. He watched from home in Minnesota as his teammates represented their country in Italy. A scene in the film “Miracle” shows Kurt Russell playing Brooks and pulling out the official roster photo of that 1960 team; there’s Brooks sitting in the front row with his teammates. Twenty years after 1960, Brooks was o...
Forty years later, St. Thomas men's hockey coach Jeff Boeser looks back on being a member of the 1976 men's Olympic hockey team.
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Father Larry Blake Named St. Thomas’ Chaplain, Director of Campus Ministry
Father Larry Blake will start in October as St. Thomas' chaplain and director of Campus Ministry.
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The First Coeds - Each of St. Thomas’ alumni has a unique story. Helen Love brought hers – and a little-known piece of St. Thomas history – to the forefront when she attended an alumni event in Denver last December. Her name tag was the first indication: Helen Love ’54. There was some confusion for the event’s organizers as St. Thomas didn’t become coeducational until 1977 – nearly a quarter century after Love’s purported graduation year. (There was some confusion for Love too; she actually...
The gender barrier on campus was broken long before the class of 1981.
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Beyond the Field of View - James Silas Rogers ’99 M.A. (Photos by Mike Ekern ’02) Not long ago, I went to an event where literary and minor celebrities gathered together to present awards to other writers. They dutifully read off the nominees’ names, and then opened the winner’s envelope with great fanfare: the same liturgy the Oscars follow. One of the nicer touches in the ceremony was that the presenters were asked to say a few words in answer to the question, “What was the first grown-up...
A simple question untethers a reflection on knowing the world that surrounds us.
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Good Vibes: Enhancing Music, Decreasing Hearing Loss - Imagine the perfect concert: Rock stars you’ve only ever seen in posters on your walls are now in the same vicinity as you, the light effects are dazzling and the audience is one. Maybe you’re even close enough to the stage to see how sweaty the singers are. You’re feeling the bass reverberating in your chest and vibrating in your shoes, and you’re screaming lyrics along with the best of them. What doesn’t fit into this fantasy? Hearing...
Jack Mann ’11 is taking the live music experience to another level with Vibes Hi-Fi Earplugs.
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St. Thomas Men’s, Women’s Lacrosse Both End Seasons on High Notes
A national championship and undefeated season for the men and a second straight trip to nationals for the women made the spring lacrosse season a major success at St. Thomas in 2016.
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How It Works: Moving Out of Residence Halls - Finished finals? Check. Removed all belongings from your residence hall? Check. Swept down the bathroom with Clorox wipes and half-heartedly vacuumed? Check. All that’s left is to turn in your keys to an RA or AC, have them do a walk-through of your room and sign a form. With that done, you’ve successfully moved out of your residence hall, right? But moving out is a bit more complex than simply completing steps A, B and C. It’s a choreographed d...
Here's a how-to guide for moving out of residence halls by donating, reusing and recycling.
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We are the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn.

The University of St. Thomas is a Catholic, comprehensive university that fosters a tradition of service to the public and an energetic, thoughtful approach to the challenges of contemporary life.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good.