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ISS Gives Refugees Taste of American Life
UST Students and PAIR youthThe International Studies Society at University of St. Thomas teamed up with the Students Working Against Trafficking club and Model United Nations club, to host 43 young refugees through the Partnership for the Advancement and Immersion of Refugees, or PAIR, on Nov. 8.

Global Poverty Training Offered at UST
Image: Philippe NassifThe Center of International Studies at University of St. Thomas hosted CARE’s first regional training on campus in Ahern Room, Crooker Center, 3909 Graustark St., from Friday to Sunday, Oct. 18-20.

Exploration Drives MLA Studentís International Studies
Jay DeckerPractically on the eve of departure for his new job teaching English to oil and gas engineers in Saudi Arabia, Joseph “Jay” Decker reflected on his path to and through the University of St. Thomas Master in Liberal Arts Program with a concentration in international studies.  

Mentor is Ambassador for Faith, Unity
Image: Nadeen MustafaWhen senior Nadeen Mustafa decided to start wearing a hijab, or tradition Muslim veil, she recalled an Islamic saying that says women are like jewels. One doesn’t put their jewels out on a table, one put’s them in a jewelry box.

Bon Voyage! Dykman Joins Seafaring Crew
Image: Dr. Charlene DykmanDr. Charlene Dykman, professor of Management and Marketing in the Cameron School of Business, sets sail to the adventure of a lifetime as she joins a crew of 34 faculty members and 750 students from across the country for the 50th anniversary fall 2013 Semester at Sea.

Class Debates US Drone Strikes
Photo: Student participating in debate in Int'l LawUniversity of St. Thomas students in the international law class recently argued the legality under international law of the United States’ drone use as an anti-terrorism weapon abroad before a four-judge panel in a mock hearing of the International Court of Justice in a class held April 29.

Concert Benefits Cancer Survivors
Patricia Gras
Patricia Gras was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago. After losing her job last year, a friend talked her into stepping out of the darkness into the studio. Gras’ latest album “Simplicity” will be the focus of the event “Singing for Healing,” a concert benefiting breast cancer survivors at 8 p.m. on May 11 in Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum, on the University of St. Thomas campus.

Expert Talks Fighting Global Poverty
Graphic: Center for International Studies LogoThe University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies is hosting a series on Careers in International Studies. For the Careers in Development, alumnus Philippe Nassif ’07, the Central Region Advocacy Director on the Policy and Advocacy Team at CARE based in Washington D.C., will speak on what it takes to join a career advocacy.

Travel Without Jet Lag at IFEST
Photo: IFest FlagsJourney to Mexico, Poland, France and beyond with University of St. Thomas International Studies Society as it hosts the 10th Annual International Festival.

Experts Talk Religious Freedom, China
Graphic: US China FlagTo illuminate the disparities of rights and protections of freedom of religious expression, the Center for International Studies and Center for Faith and Culture will host three experts during "The State of Religious Freedom in China," at 6 p.m. on March 4 in Ahern Room, Crooker Center.



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