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Feb 26, 2014  Olver Defends Aquinas’ ‘Love of Others’ in Dissertation
Since 1908 philosophers have been puzzling over the “problem of love in Thomas Aquinas.” The problem lies in Aquinas’ thought that happiness is the reason we do all that we do. That is, loving others is really for our own sake. Yet, he still claims we can love others for their own sake. 

Jan 31, 2014  Scott Sullivan Defends Sufficient Reason in Dissertation
Scott Sullivan Defends Sufficient Reason in DissertationScott Sullivan, a doctoral candidate in the University of St. Thomas Center for Thomistic Studies program in Houston, publicly defended his dissertation on Jan. 17 before the University community and his dissertation board.

Jul 01, 2013  Professors Publish Philosophy Books
Image: Dr. Jensen's BookUniversity of St. Thomas Center for Thomistic Studies has reasons  to celebrate this summer – three of them. Faculty members Dr. Steven Jensen, Dr. Thomas Osborne and Dr. John Knasas each wrote books that are being published by the Catholic University of America Press. 

Jun 27, 2013  Pope Surprises Professors in Rome
Photo: Pope FrancisDr. John Hittinger and Dr. Ted Rebard, two University of St. Thomas philosophy professors, met the Holy Father, Pope Francis, during the 13th plenary session of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome.

May 01, 2013  Admissions Creates New Grad Office
Photo: UST StarProspective graduate students considering University of St. Thomas will now be able to contact a central graduate admissions office. University of St. Thomas is establishing a new Office of Graduate Admissions as part of its strategic planning process.

Apr 29, 2013  Macias Accepted to Thomistic Seminar
John MaciasJohn Macias, doctoral student at the University of St. Thomas Center for Thomistic Studies, has been accepted to the 8th Annual Thomistic Seminar for graduate students in philosophy and related disciplines from Aug. 4-10 in Princeton, N.J. The topic is “Themes in the Philosophy of Alasdair MacIntyre and Thomas Aquinas.”

Apr 25, 2013  Hattrup Dissertation Passes
Dr. Joseph HattrupJoseph Hattrup’s dissertation, "Form and Predicability in Aristotle's Categories and the Middle Books of the Metaphysics," was unanimously passed on April 19. He argued that two famous Aristotelian doctrines on substance are not contradictory in principle. Hattrup will now be referred to as Dr. Joseph Hattrup.

Apr 03, 2013  Oliva Skypes on Book, Goes Global
Mirela OlivaDr. Mirela Oliva, assistant professor of philosophy, recently connected with the world, talking to specialists on hermeneutics Rome and conducting research in Germany. Her recent book and research have garnered attention all over the globe.

Mar 26, 2013  New Date: Defense Argues Aristotle
Photo: AristotleJoseph Hattrup argues that two famous Aristotelian doctrines on substance are not contradictory in principle. He will defend his dissertation, "Form and Predicability in Aristotle's Categories and the Middle Books of the Metaphysics," at 3:30 p.m. on April 19 in the Brezik Room in Sullivan Hall.

Feb 01, 2013  McFadden Awarded Aquinas Medal
Photo: Dr. Joseph McFaddenDr. Joseph McFadden, University of St. Thomas president emeritus and professor of history, was awarded the Center for Thomistic Studies’ Aquinas Medal on Jan. 24 at the Aquinas Lecture featuring the Rev. Kevin Flannery, S.J.

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