Founded by Patrick Heffron, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is one of the leading providers of higher education in the United States. The university has been operational for more than 85 years, and has campuses in Minneapolis, Winona and Rochester, Minn. Saint Mary s features state-of-the-art academic and athletic facilities, such as the ice arena, performance center, science and computer laboratory, Figliulo Recital Hall, Joseph Page Theatre, Gilmore Creek and Christian Brothers Residence, and Saint Thomas More Chapel. Its affiliate institutes include Christ the Teacher Institute for Education, De La Salle Language Institute, GeoSpatial Services, Maryknoll Institute of African Studies, and Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts. The university s courses include American and Asian studies, anthropology, fine arts, biology, business management, classics, computer science, economics, education and environmental studies, and exercise science. It also offers courses in foreign languages and literatures, geosciences, international affairs, law and society, liberal studies, mathematics, and neuroscience.