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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.

St. Thomas Hosts Transatlantic Conference on U.S.- E.U. Relations
An elite group of global policy makers and specialists will convene on the University of St. Thomas campus to discuss United States-European Union economic, trade and diplomatic relations from Oct. 3-4.

Volunteers To Sell Free-Trade International Crafts
Former UST employee Lisa Emmite Baker, a volunteer with the nonprofit organization Eternal Threads, will return to campus to sell free trade items hand-crafted by women in developing countries on August 30.

International Conference to be held on UST Campus
Representatives from six universities and five countries will convene at the 2011 U-6 Forum on University of St. Thomas campus from Oct. 12 to 14.

Dr. Rogelio Garcia-Contreras Presents Seminar at El Centro Fox
Dr. Rogelio Garcia-Contreras, assistant professor of International Studies and director of the UST Social Entrepreneurship Program, presented a seminar on social and economic development and poverty alleviation for government officials at El Centro Fox in Mexico on August 5 and 6.



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