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Apr 26, 2017  $6.5 million estate gift brings UST closer to $100 million endowment

The University of St. Thomas has received a $6.5 million contribution from the estate of James M. Hughes, in support of Faith in Our Future: The Campaign for the University of St. Thomas. The gift, the largest single realized bequest in university history, establishes the James M. Hughes Endowed Scholarship Fund.


Apr 24, 2017  Business Students Attend New York Conference and ACG Competition

Dr. C. Joe Ueng, professor of finance at the Cameron School of Business, took six students to the Quinnipiac G.A.M.E. VII Forum from March 30-April 1 in New York City.


Apr 21, 2017  Nursing Graduate Achieves Dream of Working in Medicine
Seedou Barrow

At the age of 12, Seedou Barrow lost the use of his arm. He had contracted polio growing up in Gambia, and after six months of hospital treatment there, doctors recommended amputation. But his father refused. Then, unexplainably, the use of his arm returned. His interaction with healthcare professionals invoked a desire to work in medicine, but with little higher education in his country, he knew he couldn’t get the skills he needed in Gambia.


Apr 21, 2017  MCTM Graduate to Benefit Biotech Advancements
Homer Quintana

Boston and California are known for their biotechnology industries, and Houston—with the world’s largest medical center—is poised to become the “third coast” of biotechnology. But for every medical innovation that is discovered, there are “1,000 ways to die,” whether through regulatory blocks, lack of funding or manufacturing delays.


Apr 18, 2017  Cardinal Dolan to Address University of St. Thomas Graduates

Known for his charismatic media personality and commitment to Catholic values, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, will present the keynote address at the 2017 University of St. Thomas Commencement at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at NRG Arena, 1 NRG Park.


Mar 31, 2017  Nonprofit Design House Talks Sustainability with Business Students


Magpies & Peacocks Inc., a Houston based non-profit design house dedicated to the collection and sustainable reuse of fashion, textiles and accessories, showcased their organization to University of St. Thomas-Houston students. The lecture highlighted “upcycling” old materials to make new products and how sustainability is possible in the fashion industry.


Mar 29, 2017  UST Students Learn From Industry Leaders at Career Day

Career Day at the University of St. Thomas-Houston is an annual event that focuses on career development for all UST students. The day offers panel discussions and industry overviews with guest speakers—CSB and UST alumni with multiple years of industry experience. This event not only showcases the advantages of a degree from the University of St. Thomas, but it also inspires and guides our current students, offering them the chance to learn how best to leverage their UST degrees towards the career of their choice.


Mar 23, 2017  Chemistry Department Ready for Science Building

As the Center for Science and Health Professions makes its presence on campus felt, members of the chemistry department—students, faculty and alumni—reflect on their experience of science at the University of St. Thomas, while sharing their thoughts about the future.


Mar 23, 2017  Biology Department Ready for Science Building

As the Center for Science and Health Professions makes its presence on campus felt, members of the biology department—students, faculty and alumni—reflect on their experiences of science at the University of St. Thomas, while sharing their thoughts about the future.


Mar 23, 2017  Nursing Program Ready for Science Building

As the Center for Science and Health Professions makes its presence on campus felt, members of the Carol and Odis Peavy School of Nursing—students, faculty and alumni—reflect on their experience of nursing at the University of St. Thomas, while sharing their thoughts about the future.


Mar 14, 2017  Walk the Way of the Cross

Spend the morning of Good Friday, April 14, 2017, in a reflective procession from University of St. Thomas’ Chapel of St. Basil to the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.  The 2.2-mile procession includes five stations, gospel readings, reflections and choral presentations.  Archbishop Joseph Fiorenza will provide a blessing at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart


Mar 09, 2017  Music Doing Good, Inc. Pledges $80,000 for UST Music Scholarships
Haleigh Hafely

Music Doing Good, Inc., a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to transforming lives through music-based programming and performance experiences, has pledged $80,000 to the University of St. Thomas Music Doing Good (MDG) Scholarship Fund.


Mar 06, 2017  Prestige from the Pope: Papal Award Bestowed Upon Outgoing President Robert Ivany
Dr. Robert Ivany

At the 67th annual University of St. Thomas Mardi Gras Gala held on Saturday, February 25th at the Hilton-Americas, His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, took the stage for what proved to be one of the most indelible moments of the entire evening as he presented President Robert Ivany with a surprise papal gift, the highest honor that can be presented by the Papacy to the laity. 


Mar 06, 2017  Mardi Gras Gala Lights the Way to Record-Setting Amount Raised for Student Scholarships

The 67th annual University of St. Thomas Mardi Gras Scholarship Gala was held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Hilton Americas-Houston and raised a record amount of over $1.8 million for the Ivany Family Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships to deserving undergraduate and graduate students at UST. The annual gala paid tribute to outgoing University of St. Thomas President Dr. Robert Ivany and First Lady Marianne Ivany while simultaneously commemorating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the University by the Basilian Fathers in 1947. 


Mar 06, 2017  American Chemical Society Student Chapter Earns National Award

In Nov. 2016 the American Chemical Society (ACS) student chapter at the University of St. Thomas received a Commendable award for its activities throughout the 2015-2016 year. In order to receive the award, the student chapter had to submit an activity report to The Society Committee on Education. After evaluating more than 400 reports, 46 chapters earned outstanding, 93 commendable and 145 honorable mentions.


Mar 06, 2017  STEM Success Center Hosts First Conservation, Ecology and Environmental Career Forum

On Feb. 11 the University of St. Thomas STEM Success Center partnered with Houston Community College and the Coastal Prairie Partnership to host the First Annual Conservation, Ecology and Environmental Career Forum. The event promoted emerging careers in the fields of conservation, ecology and sustainability and gave students the opportunity to learn about STEM fields of study outside medicine and health.


Mar 03, 2017  Dr. Beena George Among Houston's Most Influential Women

Dr. Beena George, dean of the Cameron School of Business at the University of St. Thomas, is among Houston Woman Magazine’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2016. Marianne Ivany, wife of the University of St. Thomas President Dr. Robert Ivany, nominated her.


Feb 27, 2017  Celebrating Student Achievement: Fall 2016 CSB Convocation and Recognition Ceremony
University President, Dr. Robert Ivany, addresses Cameron School of Business students and alumni during the Honors Convocation.

The University of St. Thomas’ Cameron School of Business celebrated its best and brightest on December 10, 2016, in the Fall CSB Honors Convocation and Recognition ceremony. The event recognized new inductees to the Beta Gamma Sigma international honor society, the highest recognition a business student can receive at an AACSB International accredited program. It also recognized scholarship recipients, top scorers in the BBA and MBA programs, as well as the CSB Dean’s student council participants.


Feb 25, 2017  2017 Mardi Gras King and Queen Selected

The 2017 Mardi Gras King and Queen titles are awarded to two students who epitomize the University of St. Thomas’ mission of educating leaders of faith and character.


Feb 17, 2017  ‘Two Saints’ Alumni Fundraiser Benefits Scholarships
Two Saints and a Taco Tasting

In five short years, the annual Alumni Association fundraiser, Two Saints and a Taco Tasting, has raised nearly $300,000 for University of St. Thomas students. Now, preparing for the sixth event at 6:30 p.m. on April 27 at St. Arnold Brewing Co., alumni hope to raise more money to help continuing students complete their degrees at St. Thomas. 


Feb 16, 2017  UST's Iconic Chapel of St. Basil Turns 20 in 2017: Legendary Architect Philip Johnson's Final Houston Project Being Celebrated for its Intrepid Legacy
Chapel of St. Basil

The Chapel of St. Basil, designed by architect Philip Johnson and named for St. Basil the Great, a fourth century bishop in what is today Turkey, celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2017 in conjunction with the University of St. Thomas’ 70th anniversary as a private Catholic institution of higher learning in the City of Houston.


Feb 15, 2017  Cameron Business Students Write Ethics Pledge

Just like math or comprehensive reading, some skills take practice to master. It’s like that for ethics, too. When students practice analyzing business situations and talking about ethical dilemmas, they become better at making ethical business decisions. 


Feb 09, 2017  Free Tax Preparation Offered by UST Alumni and Faculty

The University of St. Thomas’ Cameron School of Business announced its continued partnership this spring with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), which offers low-income residents in the Houston community an opportunity to receive free income tax preparation and electronic filing. The VITA program gives accounting and business students a hands-on experience in preparing taxes and managing a community-based volunteer program.


Feb 07, 2017  Professor Awarded Blackboard Exemplary Course Program Achievement
Dr. Catherine Barber, Associate Professor of Education

Dr. Catherine Barber, associate professor of education, is among the winners of the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program for her fall 2016 course, Educational Research and Scholarly Writing. It is one of the first courses students take in the Master of Education Program at the University of St. Thomas. Barber taught the course online with great success before deciding to participate in the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program, which provides criteria by which a Blackboard course is judged.


Feb 06, 2017  Students Respond to God’s Call in 13th Annual Essay Contest

Understanding God’s call is central to Catholic Identity. With references ranging from Winnie-the-Pooh, to Simone Biles, students from Catholic Schools across the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston explored that call highlighting the joy, fulfillment and sacrifice we find as a result during the 13th annual University of St. Thomas/Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Essay Contest. There were 7,001 students—third-graders through high school seniors—who wrote essays for the contest, sponsored by the UST Office of Catholic Outreach.


Feb 03, 2017  UST Pro-Life Club Joins March for Life in D.C.

Members of the University of St. Thomas pro-life club, Celts for Life, were at the airport on their way to attend the March for Life when they ran into a like-minded friend of the University. Scheduled on the same flight to Washington, D.C., for the March was Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, archbishop of Galveston-Houston. So, of course, the students introduced themselves.


Feb 02, 2017  UST Supports International Students

We are fortunate that students from 59 countries attend the University of St. Thomas contributing to our rich social and cultural diversity.  We are committed to maintaining a welcoming and supportive campus for all of our international students. 


Jan 27, 2017  Looking Back, Moving Forward: University of St. Thomas Celebrates Major Milestones as it Builds for the Future

Founded in 1947 by the Basilian Fathers – a distinguished order of Catholic priests devoted to teaching – University of St. Thomas (UST) has long served as an institution of academic achievement for generations of young men and women – instilling its students with a comprehensive liberal arts foundation.