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Jan 16, 2013  A Triptych on Catholic Identity
Photo: StarExploring one’s Catholic identity is a natural part of faithfully experiencing one’s faith. The University of St. Thomas will host three events to underscore the range of Catholic culture and intellectual life through a thoughtful and reflective encounter with rock music, the Synod of Bishops and St. Thomas Aquinas. The events are free and open to the public on Jan. 23-24.

Dec 21, 2012  US Aquinas Conference Call for Papers
The University of St. Thomas’ Center for Thomistic Studies, in Houston, is calling for papers for the first U.S. Conference of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas to be held on Oct. 18-19, 2013. The theme of the conference is “Thomas Aquinas: Teacher of Humanity.”

Dec 14, 2012  Lecture Assesses ‘Capacious’ Aquinas
Photo: Rev. FlanneryPeople are often called upon to make difficult choices. Both John Paul II and Benedict XVI have urged Catholics to return to the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas in making these decisions.

Nov 05, 2012  JP II Forum Discusses Papal Art
Photo: Fr. Janusz IhnatowiczThe Pope John Paul II Forum will host the lecture "'Epiphanies' of Beauty: John Paul II on the Nature and Role of Art." The Rev. Janusz Ihnatowicz will speak at 7 p.m. on Nov. 7 in Ahern Room, Crooker Center, 3909 Graustark.

Aug 15, 2012  Doctoral Student Passes Aquinas Dissertation Defense
David AriasDavid Arias, doctoral student in philosophy, passed the defense of his dissertation titled "Rediscovering the Principles of Nature: An Explication of St. Thomas Aquinas's Hylomorphic Doctrine and a Defense of this Doctrine Against Some Ancient and Modern Objections," on Aug. 13.

Jun 28, 2012  Hittinger Presents at Conference in Vatican City
Dr. John Hittinger, professor of philosophy in the Center for Thomistic Studies at the University of St. Thomas, will present his paper "The Vocation of the Christian Philosopher" at a conference sponsored by the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas in Vatican City.

May 02, 2012  Domenic D’Ettore Earns Doctorate in Philosophy
Phioto: Dominic D’EttoreDomenic D’Ettore, a doctoral candidate in the University of St. Thomas Center for Thomistic Studies program, publicly defended his dissertation on April 23 before the University community and his dissertation board.

Apr 26, 2012  Thomistic Studies Students Present in the U.S, Abroad
Photo: Daniel De HaanThe spring semester has been a busy one for the students of the Center for Thomistic Studies. In March alone, students at the Center attended seven conferences and symposia and delivered six papers, and philosophy conference presentations will continue through the summer.

Apr 19, 2012  UST Student Elizabeth Elliott to Present at Philosophy Conference
Photo: Elizabeth ElliotElizabeth Elliott will represent the University of St. Thomas as she presents her article, "Curing Society of Impiety: Plato's Pivotal Argument for the Existence of God,” at the 16th annual philosophy conference at Pacific University on April 20 in Forest Grove, Oregon.

Apr 03, 2012  Jensen’s Book to Appear on “Private Practice”
Jensen’s Book to Appear on “Private Practice”Dr. Stephen Jensen’s recent book, The Ethics of Organ Transplantation, has been included in the filming of an upcoming episode of ABC’s show “Private Practice,” a spin-off from their original hit “Grey’s Anatomy.”

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