St. Edward’s

Fulbrights Rising

June 25, 2015

In late spring, a record 10 students from St. Edward’s were named winners of Fulbright awards, a highly selective scholarship and grant program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Nine of them are teaching English abroad and one is conducting...

Driving Austin's Creative Economy

June 24, 2015

Austin is collaborative rather than competitive. It welcomes the innovative and offbeat, and it supports the little guy (or gal). Talk to people in Austin’s creative economy about why they love their city, and you’ll hear similar themes. Here, seven...

The History Behind Human Diet

June 12, 2015

By Lisa Thiegs Primate diets may provide insight into how human diets have evolved. Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Policy Michael Wasserman began studying the red colobus monkey in 2007 in Uganda to evaluate its consumption of...

Professor Honored by Bush Institute

May 28, 2015

We recently spoke with Associate Professor of Counseling, Karen Chitwood, PhD, about her involvement in the prestigious George W. Bush Institute Women’s Initiative. Chitwood serves as a mentor in the institute’s signature program, the Women’s...

Wendell Mayes Jr., PhD, Honored

May 28, 2015

The St. Edward’s University Lifelong Learning Achievement Award honors graduates who continue to pursue self-development, with a focus on civic and academic achievement, throughout their lives. Recipients have demonstrated their dedication to...

Open for Discovery

May 28, 2015

By Hannah Hepfer Photos by Jessica Attie ’04 and John Linden Math major Alexa Ortiz ’15 pushes against the heavy glass doors as she enters John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences Center–South. She swipes her student ID to enter the third-floor...

Ask the Expert: Researching Huntington’s Disease

May 28, 2015

Hundreds of thousands of people are currently affected by incurable and fatal diseases known to scientists as polyglutamine repeat diseases. Huntington’s disease — perhaps most well-known as the disease that took Woody Guthrie’s life — falls into...

Trail Tested

May 28, 2015

Over the summer, visitors to the Wild Basin Creative Research Center might have encountered a St. Edward’s student collecting ants from a trap in the ground. Rogue hikers who left the trail were caught on film by another student’s “trail cam.” The...

Don’t Tell the Kids

May 28, 2015

Dr. Delia Kothmann Paskos knows that video games get a bad rap these days, often cited as a cause of aggressive behavior. But the associate professor of Psychology at St. Edward’s is conducting a study that suggests something more optimistic: Video...

Fish Food

May 27, 2015

Jack Ikard ’16 may dream up some crazy inventions, but at least one of them looks like it’s got legs — or fins, as the case may be. An entrepreneur and a committed environmentalist, 20-year-old Ikard is trying to get his product AquaSprouts to...

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