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From D.C. to UST: Sindelar Joins International Studies
Photo: SindelarBringing a wealth of real-world expertise, the University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies welcomes H. Richard Sindelar III as a new assistant professor.

Taiwanese Students at UST Greeted at Houston City Hall
Photo: Dr StocktonUniversity students from Taiwan, participating in the American and Global Studies Colloquium at the University of St. Thomas, visited the Houston City Hall on July 17.

UST Liberal Arts Mom Goes for Her Goals
Photo: Dinorah FloresDinorah Flores, an international student in the Master in Liberal Arts program at the University of St. Thomas, thought getting her degree in art history would be just a new experience. Much to her surprise, she exceeded her goals and became an inspiration, in education and faith, to her children.

International Studies Students Present Research at Conference
Photo: International Studies StudentsThirteen international studies and international development majors from UST presented their senior thesis research at the April 7 annual meeting of the Southwest International Studies Association (SISA) held in conjunction with the Southwest Social Science Association.

Dr. Balderas Presents Microfinance Conference at El Centro Fox
Photo: Dr Uleses BalderasDr. Ulyses Balderas, assistant professor of International Studies and director of the study abroad program, will present a microfinance seminar April 27-28 at El Centro Fox in San Cristobal, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Students Attend Harvard Social Enterprise Conference
Photo: Elena Petre and Alison SolisFreshmen students Elena Petre and Alison Solis represented the UST Social Entrepreneurship Program at the 13th annual Harvard Social Enterprise Conference in Boston, Mass. in February, one of the world’s premiere social enterprise summits recognized by Forbes, the World Economic Forum and the Clinton Global Initiative.

International Development Student Accepts Leadership in Action Award
International Development Student Accepts Leadership in Action AwardSophomore international development major Sheila George accepted Leadership Houston’s “Leadership in Action Award” on behalf of the World Affairs Council Houston, during a luncheon on March 7. She designed the WACH’s Global Houston website that won the International category.

Mosaics of Faith Conference to Examine the Czech Experience
Graphic: Mosaics of FaithThe University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies Department will host the fourth annual Mosaics of Faith Conference: The Czech Experience Concert from Feb. 28-29 on the UST campus, with a panel discussion on 7 p.m. on Wednesday Feb. 29 in Ahern Room, Crooker Center.

Stockton Lectures at Taiwan’s Wenzao Ursuline College
Image: Hans Stockton With GroupDr. Hans Stockton, director and chair of the University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies, traveled to Kaohsiung, Taiwan from Oct. 31 – Nov. 5 as the ICUSTA exchange lecturer to Wenzao Ursuline College of Foreign Languages. Stockton was received by the Department of International Affairs’ chair, Dr. YuJane Chen, and her faculty colleagues.

UST Students Get Global Insights at UN Summer Program
During summer 2011, University of St. Thomas students Washington Massaquoi and Rakel Berg successfully completed a highly competitive placement program with the United Nations Intensive Summer Study Program (UNISSP) through Seton Hall University.



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Established in 1981, the Center for International Studies is Houston's oldest degree-granting center of international higher learning. International Studies prepares students for careers in international business, law, politics and public service. In addition, the Center promotes understanding of international relations, cultural differences and the benefits that come from cooperation within the human family.
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