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|Dec 19, 2008 B.K. Smith Lecture in History Presents, “Surrender in History: The Other Side of Victory”|
Why should Americans, so obsessed with victory, concern themselves with surrender? In today’s military environment, should defeated foes refuse to acquiesce in their defeat, insurgency and terrorism become deadly alternatives. So to study surrender is to study an essential aspect of victory.
|Dec 19, 2008 UST Invites Community to Continuous Bible-Reading|
The University of St. Thomas invite the campus and Houston community to attend an inspiring ecumenical demonstration of faithful unity when they host, “Word of God: The Bible Unites,” from Friday, Feb. 20 to Sunday, Feb. 22.
|Dec 18, 2008 University of St. Thomas Hosts “Word of God: The Bible Unites”|
The University of St. Thomas will host, “Word of God: The Bible Unites,” an ecumenical event where people of all faiths will continuously read the Bible aloud – from Genesis to Revelation – for the duration of the three-day event .
|Dec 12, 2008 Dr. Rupak Rauniar Attends PRME Forum at UN Headquarters|
Dr. Rupak Rauniar, assistant professor of management, attended the PRME Global Forum to discuss the role of corporate responsibility, business ethics, and sustainable business in management education.
|Dec 11, 2008 Pi Sigma Alpha Receives Funding For Spring Projects|
The University of St. Thomas Political Science Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha, received full funding from the National Pi Sigma Alpha Office to finance two activities scheduled for the 2009 spring semester.
|Dec 11, 2008 Aquila to Serve on Italian Cultural Center Board|
Dr. Dominic A. Aquila, interim vice president for Academic Affairs, was elected to the Italian Cultural and Community Center (ICCC) Board of Directors. Aquila’s election marks the University’s continued association with ICCC.
|Dec 08, 2008 UST Freshman Receives Recognition at Vocal Music Conference|
UST Freshman Ariel Deshotel traveled to Oklahoma City University for the National Association of Teachers of Singing annual Texoma Regional Conference. Her performance set her in the top tier of more than 80 competitors hailing from the states of Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.
|Dec 04, 2008 Campus Ministry Requests Readers for Continuous Bible-Reading|
The University of St. Thomas Campus Ministry is seeking people of all faiths to publicly proclaim the word of God for the “Continuous Reading of the Bible: An Ecumenical Event.” This three-day event will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 20 and end at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 22.
|Dec 02, 2008 MicroCredit Raises Nearly $10,000 at Second Annual Dum Spiro|
The MicroCredit Program celebrated one year of success and raised nearly $10,000 at their Second Annual Dum Spiro Fundraiser on Nov. 5, 2008.
|Nov 26, 2008 Thomas Osborne Receives Humboldt Research Fellowship|
Dr. Thomas M. Osborne Jr. of the Center for Thomistic Studies has been awarded the prestigious Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers.
|Nov 26, 2008 Study Abroad Program Receives National Ranking|
Recognizing the importance of an international education in today’s global society, the University of St. Thomas Study Abroad Program continues to garner nationwide recognition for undergraduate study abroad participation.
|Nov 26, 2008 Get the Latest News|
Find out about the UST community holiday events, UST's own freshman pageant winner and her cause, and the recognition the UST Study Abroad Program received, in the new Star View.
|Nov 20, 2008 In Memoriam: Professor Emerita Wilma Goetz|
University of St. Thomas Professor Emerita Wilma Goetz passed away on Monday, Nov. 17. She was a 1951 UST graduate, the first class to graduate from the University. Professor Goetz joined the UST faculty in fall semester in 1962 and taught full-time until her retirement in 1997.
|Nov 20, 2008 USTrees Works to Offset UST’s Carbon Footprint|
The University of St. Thomas Environmental Science and Studies (ESS) Program has begun USTrees, a student-initiated effort to plant trees to help offset the University’s carbon footprint. USTrees will need to plant about 25,000 trees to compensate for the University’s current energy use.
|Nov 18, 2008 UST Dedicates Young Hall, Remembers Father Young|
University of St. Thomas faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends gathered on Thursday, Nov. 13 to dedicate the Young Hall in memory of the Rev. William J. Young, CSB.
|Nov 14, 2008 Fashion Show Raises More Than $65,000 For Scholarships|
A crowd of 340 University of St. Thomas alumni and friends watched as the hottest fall fashions ignited the runway at the Fall Fashion Event and Luncheon held Oct. 23 at the River Oaks Country Club.
|Nov 10, 2008 Market Trends, Moral Motivations Prompt Revision of UST Environmental Degrees|
The University of St. Thomas has redesigned its environmental science program to offer degrees in Environmental Studies and Environmental Science. This new program has roots in the Catholic intellectual tradition.
|Nov 10, 2008 UST Students Help Restore Franciscan Sisters' Land|
A group of nine UST students spent fall break knee-deep in muck and mud, digging and hauling rocks during an environmental service trip at the Franciscan Life Center in Meriden, Connecticut.
|Oct 30, 2008 MicroCredit Identifies Loan Opportunities in Petac|
On a recent trip to Petac, Mexico, the UST Mico Credit Program identified new opportunities to grant microcredit loans to Petac residents.
|Oct 22, 2008 Stockton Elected to American Association of Chinese Studies Board|
Dr. Hans Stockton, associate professor of International Studies, was elected to the board of directors of the American Association of Chinese Studies.
|Oct 20, 2008 CSB Alumna Is Proof Networking Works|
As a 2000 MBA graduate and current Vice President of Power Origination at RBS Sempra Commodities, Roberta Konicki is proof that networking works.
|Oct 17, 2008 Stay Informed: Read the Shining Star Newsletter|
This publication highlights the international philanthropic efforts of faculty and staff in Peru; the Master in Liberal Arts Program; the Fall Fashion Event. Read more.
|Oct 17, 2008 American Chemical Society Grants UST Chapter Highest Award|
The UST American Chemical Society Chapter has been awarded “outstanding” status by the National ACS .
|Oct 17, 2008 University of St. Thomas Dedicates Mendenhall Achievement Center|
A crowd gathered at the University of St. Thomas Crooker Student Center on Wednesday, Oct. 15, for the dedication and blessing of the Mendenhall Achievement Center.
|Oct 17, 2008 UST, Baylor College of Medicine Collaborate for Post-Doctoral Training|
The University of St. Thomas and Baylor College of Medicine will collaborate for post-doctoral training grant from the National Institute of Health.
|Oct 16, 2008 Rev. Anthony Giampietro, CSB, Delivers Paper at Catholic Scholars Annual Convention|
Fr. Anthony Giampietro, CSB, associate professor, Chair of the Philosophy Department, delivered a paper at the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars 31st Annual Convention, Sept. 26-28, in San Antonio.
|Oct 16, 2008 U.S. Department of Education Awards UST, HCC $2.4 Million|
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $2.4 million grant to UST and Houston Community College.
|Oct 14, 2008 Koehn Offers "Minute of Sanity" To Quell Economic Anxiety|
Dr. Daryl Koehn, director of Center for Business Ethics, offers words of advice, reassurance and a different perspective about the recent economic downturn.
|Oct 09, 2008 Center for Thomistic Studies Welcomes Fulbright Scholar Kalevi Kull|
Fulbright Scholar Kalevi Kull, head of the Dept. of Semiotics at the University of Tartu, Estonia, is visiting the Center for Thomistic Studies.
|Oct 09, 2008 UST Congratulates I Madonarri Winners|
Congratulations to I Madonarri Art Contest winners Baldmar Munoz, Alvaro Lopez and Bianca Valerio and UST participants Jeremy Robards and Catherine Aquila.
|Oct 09, 2008 Principled Leadership and Entrepreneurism: New Special Topics Course|
How did we get into the current global financial tailspin? A new course, Democracy and Principled Entrepreneurism in a World of Change.
|Oct 03, 2008 UST Students Reflect on World Youth Day Experience|
Described as an epic and spiritually transformative event, a group of 10 University of St. Thomas students and four staff chaperones traveled to Sydney, Australia for World Youth Day 2008 in July.
|Oct 01, 2008 Dr. Edward Houser to Deliver Paper at Marquette University|
Dr. Edward Houser, professor of philosophy, will deliver a paper at Marquette University’s Aquinas and the Arabs Conference on Oct. 11.
|Oct 01, 2008 University of St. Thomas To Host Fourth Annual Alumni Association Fall Fashion Event|
The University of St. Thomas Alumni Association Fall Fashion Event featuring fashions provided by Neiman Marcus-Galleria. Proceeds will benefit the UST Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund.
|Oct 01, 2008 Be Informed with the Star View|
This issue of the Star View is dedicated to providing important information to the UST community in the wake of Hurricane Ike.
|Sep 29, 2008 Linh Tran Receives "Duty, Honor" ROTC Scholarship|
UST sophomore Linh Tran was recently awarded the “Duty, Honor” Air Force ROTC scholarship, which covers room and board for four years.
|Sep 29, 2008 Dr. Mary Sommers to Deliver Annual Thomas Aquinas Address|
Dr. Mary C. Sommers will be delivering the annual Thomas Aquinas Lecture at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Monday Oct. 6, 2008.
|Sep 29, 2008 Dr. Steven Jensen to Present Paper at Annual Fall Conference of The Center for Ethics and Culture|
Dr. Steven Jensen present a paper, "The Making of Man and the Making of Marriage," at the Conference of The Center for Ethics and Culture, Nov. 6-8.
|Sep 29, 2008 Center for Thomistic Studies Faculty to Participate in ACPA Annual Meeting|
A number of Center for Thomistic Studies faculty will participate in the Eighty-Second Annual Meeting of the American Catholic Philosophical Association in Omaha, NE, on Oct. 31- Nov. 2.
|Sep 26, 2008 UST Unites In Wake of Hurricane Ike|
The University of St. Thomas may have closed for Hurricane Ike, but true to form, UST’s close-knit community was at work helping each other long before the University officially reopened.
|Sep 25, 2008 University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies Presents James Fraher, “Photographing in Ireland: A Photographer’s Journey”|
Photographer James Fraher, who lives in Skreen, Co. Sligo, Ireland, will share his experiences of photographing in Ireland over the past 30 years.
|Sep 23, 2008 Peavys' Gift to Nursing|
Thanks to the generous support of longtime friends and benefactors, Odis and Carol Peavy, the University is poised to reintroduce a nursing program.
|Sep 16, 2008 University of St. Thomas to Host Clarke E. Cochran: “Is There a ‘Catholic Vote’ and Should There Be?”|
The Rev. William J. Young, CSB Lecture Series will present guest speaker, Clarke E. Cochran, who will discuss, “Is There a ‘Catholic Vote’ and Should There Be?”
|Sep 03, 2008 Daryl Koehn Co-hosts Ethics Conference in China|
This summer, Dr. Daryl Koehn, director of the University of St. Thomas Center for Business Ethics, co-hosted a high-profile conference in Shanghai, China.
|Sep 02, 2008 Students Rename UST Newspaper: The Summa|
The University of St. Thomas community will find a new student newspaper in stands on Sept. 5.
|Sep 01, 2008 University of St. Thomas Young Social Justice Institute and the Maryknoll First Friday Series present a lecture series on Environmental Injustice in Texas|
The University of St. Thomas Young Social Justice Institute and Maryknoll First Friday Series will present a lecture titled, “Environmental Injustice in Texas.”
|Aug 28, 2008 University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies to Present: Taiwan & Global Affairs III: “New Horizons?”|
The third in an annual series, this program brings together leading scholars on issues related to Taiwan, China, and the United States. The continuing theme is "Taiwan and Global Affairs."
|Aug 25, 2008 Dr. Rupak Rauniar Organizes Collection for Bhutanese Refugees|
Dr. Rupak Rauniar, UST assistant professor of management and marketing, organized a donation campaign in the Houston area to collect items of daily necessities for Bhutanese refugees from Nepal who recently arrived in Houston.
|Aug 13, 2008 Center for Irish Studies Welcomes New Irish Language Professor|
Aoife Ni Ghloinn, a native of Carlow, Ireland will join the UST community to teach Irish language and Irish music.
|Jul 31, 2008 From the Courthouse to the Confessional: Fr. Tom Lam Leaves Law Career to Enter Priesthood|
Fr. Tom Lam had it all, an education and a successful career as an attorney, so he paused to thank God for all his blessings. His prayers eventually led him to a new vocation -- the priesthood.
|Jul 30, 2008 Fr. Chris Nguyen Escapes Vietnam to Enter Priesthood|
Fr. Chris Nguyen tells his harrowing tale as a Vietnamese refugee whose dreams were fueled by the power faith, prayer and hope.
|Jul 30, 2008 From NASA Hopeful to Priest: Fr. Christopher Plant Still Focused on the Heavens|
As an engineering student at Texas A&M, Fr. Christopher Plant was determined to someday become an astronaut. As a recently ordained priest, he is still focused on the heavens, but for a different purpose.
|Jul 23, 2008 Dr. Lisa Mundey to Publish Essays About U.S. Military in Afghanistan|
Dr. Lisa Mundey, assistant professor of history, is writing a series of three essays to be published in ABC-Clio’s Military History Series, The Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars: A Social, Political, and Military History.
|Jul 15, 2008 UST Alumnus Shows Pride As Only College Graduate Among Famed Lopez Family Taekwondo Olympic Trio|
It’s not every day a university gets to boast that one of its graduates achieves success wearing a white suit, a black belt, a helmet and pads while delivering the hardest kick to his opponent at the Olympics.
|Jul 08, 2008 UST Alumni Board President Frances Escriva Reflects on UST Experience|
Frances Escriva was content and comfortable as a student at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York until she met a visiting professor from a fellow Basilian school, the University of St. Thomas.
|Jul 07, 2008 University of St. Thomas Welcomes First GRACE Cohort|
A new group of University of St. Thomas students moved into the UST residence hall on June 5, but this is no ordinary class of incoming students.
|Jul 03, 2008 University of St. Thomas Welcomes Hank Emery as Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving|
The University of St. Thomas has named Hank Emery as the director of alumni relations and annual giving. He succeeds Kia Wissmiller following her promotion to the position of director of major constituents.
|Jul 01, 2008 UST Graduate Receives National Award for Biology Research|
Nam Nguyen, a 2008 UST biology graduate, received the John C. Johnson award in the cell, organismal and developmental biology category for his scientific poster presentation at the Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society 2008 Biennial National Convention.
|Jul 01, 2008 University of St. Thomas Names Jeremy Heallen as Faculty Advisor to The Cauldron Student Newspaper|
The University of St. Thomas named Jeremy Heallen as faculty advisor to The Cauldron, the University student newspaper.
|Jun 30, 2008 Shannahan Wins in Statewide Piano Competition|
Michelle Shannahan, a University of St. Thomas piano performance music major, was a top prize winner at the Texas Young Artist Collegiate piano competition.
|Jun 25, 2008 UST Alumna To Attend Education Conference at Harvard|
Carmen Casamayor-Ryan is one 100 Texas public school principals selected to attend the National Institute for Urban School Leaders at Harvard.
|Jun 12, 2008 UST Becomes Stop on College Visit Road Trip|
A group of about 100 Austin area high school students in the College Forward program visited the University of St. Thomas.
|Jun 10, 2008 University of St. Thomas Promotes Kia Wissmiller to Director of Major Constituents|
The University of St. Thomas named Kia Kriticos Wissmiller as the director of major constituents. She assumes her new responsibilities July 1.
|Jun 10, 2008 UST Biology Senior Miguel Marin Gets SMART at Baylor College of Medicine|
UST biology major Miguel Alejandro Marin, secured an internship in the Summer Medical and Research Training Program (SMART).
|Jun 10, 2008 UST Graduate John Avila Jr to Pursue Doctorate Degree at UTSMC|
With the guidance of a faculty mentor Assistant Professor Dr. Debra Bramblett, John Manuel Avila Jr found his true potential.
|Jun 10, 2008 UST Biology Senior to Research Anthrax, Other Projects|
This summer University of St. Thomas biology major Margaret Vo will assist graduate students in researching a bacterium that causes anthrax.
|Jun 06, 2008 UST Men's Soccer Team Prepares for 2008 Season|
The UST Men's Soccer Team proved their talent in their first season in 2007. With 18 returning players, they are holding try-outs and preparing to take the field once again.
|Jun 06, 2008 Houston CPA Society Honors UST Students, Professor|
The Houston CPA Society honored five UST students and Ramon Fernadez, assistant professor of accounting, at the 2007-2008 Recognition Awards Ceremony.
|Jun 05, 2008 Public Affairs Publishes Summer Shining Star Newsletter|
New issue highlights UST spring events and accomplishments such as Women and Philanthrophy, distinguished graduates, and faculty alumni.
|Jun 02, 2008 UST Makes Headlines|
UST faculty, staff, students and alumni are frequently featured in local and national publications. Click here for UST in the news.
|May 27, 2008 UST Student Receives British American Foundation Scholarship|
UST Finance, Marketing and French major, Roberto Gonzalez was recently awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the British American Foundation of Texas.
|May 22, 2008 Using Weather Science Education to Reunite the University of St. Thomas and Weather Research Center|
The University of St. Thomas in Houston has partnered with the John C. Freeman Weather Museum at Weather Research Center, Inc. to provide teacher training and promote awareness of Gulf Coast-related meteorological phenomena and hazards.
|May 21, 2008 UST Vocal Performance Graduate Receives Full Scholarship to Yale School of Music|
Joseph Mikolaj, a 2008 UST music graduate, is one of eight students accepted to the master’s program at Yale University School of Music.
|May 19, 2008 University of St. Thomas Young Social Justice Institute and the Maryknoll First Friday Forum present a lecture on immigration issues|
How can one bring peace and reconciliation to communities who have been divided by the politics of immigration?
|May 19, 2008 New Laurels Issue Ponders “Why, Then, Something?”|
With a puzzling title “Why, then, something?” and, mysterious cover, the Spring 2008 Laurels literary magazine keep readers guessing.
|May 19, 2008 New York-based Grassroots Films to present pre-screening of “The Human Experience,” at the University of St. Thomas|
“The Human Experience,” is the story of a band of brothers who travel the world in search of the answers to some burning questions.
|May 19, 2008 University of St. Thomas Students Receive Donne di Domani Scholarships|
Three students from the University of St. Thomas were awarded scholarships from Donne di Domani, an Italian ladies organization, totaling $4,500 for the 2008-2009 school year.
|May 16, 2008 University of St. Thomas Remembers Ron Stone|
As the entire city of Houston says goodbye to a man they welcomed in their homes, the University of St. Thomas also pauses to remember the late Ron Stone.
|May 14, 2008 RA/SA Position|
The Department of Residence Life is now accepting applications for the 2008-2009 residence life staff.
|May 14, 2008 MBA Student Research to be Published in Management Journal|
UST student, Yvette Mitchell, presented a paper at the Society for Advancement of Management conference in Arlington, Virginia.
|May 13, 2008 UST student receives British American Foundation Scholarship|
Roberto Gonzalez, a University of St. Thomas finance, marketing and French major, was recently awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the British American Foundation of Texas.
|May 13, 2008 University of St. Thomas Names George DeMontrond as the Chair of the Board of Directors|
The University of St. Thomas Board of Directors has elected George A. DeMontrond III as its chair, and Michele Malloy as vice chair.
|May 12, 2008 English Department Introduces New Student Magazine, Thoroughfare|
UST students have a new avenue on which to express their creativity, Thoroughfare, a student feature magazine published by the English Department.
|May 12, 2008 ECOS Receives Award from Trees for Houston|
University of St. Thomas students have been recognized for doing their part to offset the amount of pollutants in the air by planting trees.
|May 12, 2008 UST Celebrates Fr. Brezik’s 95th Birthday|
The University of St. Thomas Center for Thomistic Studies owes a great debt of gratitude to Fr. Victor Brezik.
|May 12, 2008 UST Names Debbye Crofoot-Morley Director of Development|
The University of St. Thomas named Debbye Crofoot-Morley to the newly-created position of director of development.
|May 12, 2008 UST Names Robert LeBlanc as Dean of the School of Education|
The University of St. Thomas named Dr. Robert LeBlanc as dean of the School of Education.
|May 09, 2008 UST piano student receives pointers from top concert pianist|
Michelle Shannahan, a junior music major, represented UST as a performer and participant in the Gulf Coast Intercollegiate Consortium Piano Masterclass.
|May 08, 2008 University of St. Thomas Presents Forum on Conflict and the Hispanic Community|
UST presents “A Community Forum on Conflict and the Hispanic Community,” featuring discussions on the sources and views of conflict in the community and resolution concepts.
|May 05, 2008 UST Graduate Turns Obstacles into Opportunities|
A college education often leads students to embark upon a journey of self-actualization, allowing them to begin to comprehend their life’s purpose. UST graduate Michael Butler, can relate to these sentiments, as his experiences at UST, he says, have helped strengthen his understanding of God’s purpose for his life.
|May 05, 2008 UST Student Commencement Speaker Learns the Meaning of Perseverance|
He had his doubts. It started out rocky – spending his freshman year living in a hotel due to the damaging effects of Tropical Storm Allison. Despite his trials and tribulations Smith has succeeded in securing a baccalaureate degree and will be the UST student commencement speaker.
|May 05, 2008 International Studies Graduate Changes Her Global Perspective|
As a freshman, Claudia Espinosa thought she would spend college with her flute in practice rooms and performance halls. She never dreamed she would promote trade justice by distributing fair trade bananas coffee and chocolate. She never imagined she would learn about social justice while traveling in Mexico and Argentina.
|May 05, 2008 Kristi Carreon Pursues College Dreams, Refuses to Become Statistic|
Teen mother, high school dropout – for the last 17 years, Kristi Carreon has lived with labels. Now she is proud to have a new label: college graduate.
|May 05, 2008 University of St. Thomas Student To Graduate Among First Class of Bioinformatics Majors|
Future dental patients may have the chance to receive progressive procedures and treatments, all because Kayleigh Eaves, a University of St. Thomas graduate and aspiring dentist, took a chance on being one of the first students in the new degree field of bioinformatics.
|May 05, 2008 University of St. Thomas Graduate Discovers Family Tie to St. Thomas Aquinas|
After Matthew Summerour graduates from the University of St. Thomas in May, he will have the name St. Thomas printed on two cherished personal documents – his college diploma and his family’s ancestral record. Though he was unaware of his lineage when he enrolled at UST, Summerour is coincidentally related to the University’s namesake, St. Thomas Aquinas.
|May 02, 2008 The University of St. Thomas to Host Summer Volleyball Camps|
The University of St. Thomas will host two Lady Celts Volleyball summer camps for high school and middle school students 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, July 21 - Friday, July 25. All Skills Camp (6th – 8th grade): 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Advanced Camp (9th – 12th grade): 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Monday, July 21 through Friday, July 25, 2008.
|May 02, 2008 University of St. Thomas Welcomes Todd Smith as Athletic Director, Men's Basketball Coach|
Todd Smith will join The University of St. Thomas as athletic director and men’s basketball coach. Smith will develop and lead UST’s inaugural basketball team.
|Apr 30, 2008 Anadarko CEO James Hackett speaks to University of St. Thomas 2008 Graduates about Leadership and Success|
James T. Hackett spoke about three key aspects of leadership and success – passion, courage and service – in his address to the 2008 graduating class of the University of St. Thomas.
|Apr 23, 2008 UST Students Competed in Model Arab League Conference|
Nine UST students represented the
United Arab Emirates on April 4 and 5 at the first Model Arab League conference in the Southwest region, which was held on the University campus.
|Apr 23, 2008 2008 BSU Crawfish Boil|
The 2008 Black Student Union Crawfish Boil will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday, April 25 on the Crooker Patio.
|Apr 18, 2008 UST Faculty, Administrators Participate in Conference on Being Catholic in America|
Fr. Anthony Giampietro, Dr. Dominic Aquila and Dr. John Hittinger recently participated in a conference titled "Being Catholic in America," at St. Michael's Catholic Church.
|Apr 18, 2008 UST Students Competed in Model Arab League Conference|
Nine UST students represented the United Arab Emirates on April 4 and 5 at the Model Arab League conference.
|Apr 14, 2008 UST Alumnus Named Auxiliary Bishop for San Antonio|
University of St. Thomas alumnus Fr. Oscar Cantú has been named auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of San Antonio by Pope Benedict XVI.
|Apr 14, 2008 Fr. Braden Honored by St. Thomas High School|
UST President Emeritus Fr. Patrick Braden, CSB, has been named to St. Thomas High School’s Hall of Honor.
|Apr 09, 2008 Mendenhall Summer Institute|
The University of St. Thomas Mendenhall Achievement Center is offering incoming UST freshmen the opportunity to get an early start on their college education through the Mendenhall Summer Institute. The five-week program, beginning Monday, July 7.
|Apr 08, 2008 CSB Named Participant of UN-Backed Initiative|
UST’s Cameron School of Business has been named as one of the first 100 participants of the Principles for Responsible Management Education.
|Apr 07, 2008 UST Student Recognized by Best Buddies|
UST junior Misbah Mohammed has been recognized by Best Buddies Texas for her exemplary friendship with buddy Candis Newton.
|Mar 28, 2008 Stewart to Research Early American History in Philadelphia|
UST history major Whitney Stewart has been awarded a SHEAR/Mellon Undergraduate Fellowship by the Society of Historians of the Early American Republic.
|Mar 28, 2008 2008 Research Symposium|
The 2008 Research Symposium will be held Friday and Saturday, April 11-12 on the University Campus.
|Mar 28, 2008 UST Students Participate in Alternative Spring Break|
Eleven UST students participated in the 2008 Campus Ministry Alternative Spring Break Experience in Portland, Oregon.
|Mar 27, 2008 Don't Walk on the Seal!|
The Student Government Association is attempting to create a new tradition of walking around the UST crest, located next to the Moran Parking Garage and the Campus Life Mall.
|Mar 27, 2008 Campus Ministry Offers Separate Retreats for Women, Men|
Campus Ministry is offering women and men of the UST community the opportunity to attend separate retreats, Friday, April 4 through Sunday, April 5.
|Mar 27, 2008 UST Hosts Model Arab League Conference|
Students from universities across the region will gather at UST on April 4 and 5 to participate in the first Model Arab League conference in the Southwest region.
|Mar 26, 2008 UST Students to Study Abroad in France|
UST students Oscar Roa and Julie Lang will travel to France this summer as the recipients of scholarships awarded by the Alliance Française de Houston.
|Mar 25, 2008 UST Theology Major Presents Research at Rice University|
UST theology major Theresa Hoang presented research at the Rice University Medieval Studies Undergraduate Program and Symposium.
|Mar 20, 2008 Cameron School of Business Names New Associate Dean|
Dr. Natasha Delcoure has been named academic associate dean and director of graduate business programs for UST’s Cameron School of Business.
|Mar 04, 2008 UST’s Center for International Studies Hosts Dr. Jorge Castañeda|
UST's Center for International Studies, Literal magazine host a lecture by former Foreign Minister of Mexico Dr. Jorge Castañeda on Mexican foreign policy and U.S.-Mexico relations.
|Mar 04, 2008 University of St. Thomas Graduate Wins White House Internship|
UST graduate John Joerns spent the fall of 2007 working the nation’s capital as a White House intern under a special assistant to the president in the Office of Public Liaison.
|Mar 04, 2008 UST Presents the 2008 Lenten Lecture Series|
For 19 years, Wednesdays in Lent have been highlighted by a series of lectures at UST which covers a range of topics important to Catholic life. This year’s topic will explore various aspects of the complex relationship between the Catholic Church and the communications media.
|Mar 04, 2008 University of St. Thomas Raises $800,000 for Scholarships at 58th Annual Mardi Gras Gala|
The stars were out on the night of Feb. 5 as UST hosted its annual Mardi Gras Gala to raise money for the Fr. Francis E. Monaghan Scholarship Fund. More than 500 guests helped raise $800,000 for the education of current and future UST students.
|Mar 04, 2008 UST offers advice on college financial aid at Fat FAFSA event|
Fourth annual USt Fat FAFSA, an opportunity for high school students and their families to complete steps one and two of the FAFSA and interview current educational loan providers.
|Mar 04, 2008 “Sabrina Fair” To Entertain University of St. Thomas’ Jones Hall Theatre|
The University of St. Thomas Drama Program presents the 1950s classic “Sabrina Fair.”
|Mar 04, 2008 University of St. Thomas Friends of Archaeology Host Lecture|
UST's Friends of Archaeology hosted a lecture titled “Remembering the Saints: An Interpretation of the Early Christian Confessio beneath the Church of SS Giovanni e Paolo in Rome.”
|Mar 04, 2008 Bishop Rino Fisichella of Rome to Speak|
Bishop Rino Fisichella, Auxiliary Bishop of the Rome Archdiocese delivered the 2008 Monsignor William D. Steele Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, Nold Auditorium, at St. Mary’s Seminary, 9845 Memorial Dr. He will discuss “Living as a Catholic in a Post-Modern Culture.”
|Mar 04, 2008 Opera Workshop|
University of St. Thomas Music Program presents an Opera Workshop: “A Night of Mozart Opera Scenes,” directed by Dr. Brady Knapp, featuring UST music students.
|Mar 04, 2008 UST Presents Traditional Irish Band Performing Music|
Center for Irish Studies Cultural Outreach Forum, UST Music Program and The Irish Society present the Brock McGuíre Band, playing traditional Irish music from the West of Ireland.
|Mar 04, 2008 Film Viewing, Discussion: La Pared|
A film viewing of “La Pared” will be shown with a discussion lead by film director Maru Buendia-Senties sponsored by the Center for International Studies.
|Mar 04, 2008 The Wall That Divides|
UST's Young Social Justice Institute and Maryknoll present a lecture titled “The Wall that Divides” given by Jay J. Johnson-Castro from the Border Network for Human Rights.
|Mar 04, 2008 Texas Nature Fundraiser|
UST's Social Justice Committee will host a Big Texas Nature Project fundraiser to benefit the Texas Nature Project at Northpoint Ranch, Mason, Texas.
|Mar 04, 2008 2008 B.K. Smith Lecture in History “The Early Irish Church: The City of God in Early Ireland”|
The annual B.K. Smith Lecture in History, titled “The Early Irish Church: The City of God in Early Ireland” co-sponsored by the History Department and the Center for Irish Studies.
|Mar 04, 2008 St. Patrick's Day Mass and Breakfast|
St. Patrick’s Day Mass with Irish musicians and His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo as celebrant. An Irish breakfast will follow the Mass. Concelebrants are welcome.
|Mar 04, 2008 Countdown to College|
The UST Admissions office is hosting “Countdown to College,” an interactive event geared to help incoming high school seniors gain information about the college application process.
|Mar 04, 2008 UST Hosts Interfaith Dialogue Symposium|
To foster a mutual understanding between people of different faiths, UST welcomes Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, Rabbi Samuel Karff and Rev. Thomas Michel, SJ, the Inaugural Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza Inter-Religious Dialogue Symposium on Wednesday, March 5.
|Mar 04, 2008 University of St. Thomas Holds Inaugural Herzstein Lecture in Judaism|
UST presents the Inaugural Herzstein Lecture in Judaism featuring a lecture by Rabbi Roy Walter titled “Abraham Joshua Heschel: A Philosopher for All Faiths.”
|Mar 04, 2008 UST Presents Traditional Irish Folk Music by The Makem and Spain Brothers|
Center for Irish Studies Cultural Outreach Forum hosts The Makem and Spain Brothers, playing traditional Irish folk music with a host of various instruments and five male vocals.
|Mar 04, 2008 President's Lecture Hernando de Soto|
UST hosts Hernando de Soto, named by Time Magazine as one of the five leading Latin American innovators of the century in 1999 to speak on “Why and How to Globalize: The Role of Law.”
|Mar 03, 2008 St. Thomas Rocked the Vote|
UST students gathered at the Seal to send out text messages to their peers Wednesday, Feb. 27 to remind friends to exercise their right to vote.
|Feb 26, 2008 Join the Challenge to Launch Tiller Scholarship|
Join the effort to raise funds for the Tiller Scholarship in International Studies. The family of the late Dr. Ann Q. Tiller will match the next $6,000 donated to the endowment.
|Feb 26, 2008 UST Expands Recycling Program|
UST is getting greener. Four sets of recycling bins for plastic, paper, glass and aluminum have been added to campus.
|Feb 25, 2008 ICUSTA Offers UST Students and Faculty International Opportunities|
As a member of ICUSTA, UST has committed itself to expanding international experiences for students and faculty.
|Feb 25, 2008 UST Center for Irish Studies Celebrates Fifth Anniversary with Irish Literature Scholar|
UST Center for Irish Studies presents Dr. Richard Rankin Russell to speak about The Beauties of Bernard MacLaverty’s “Grace Notes” celebrating the Center's fifth anniversary.
|Feb 25, 2008 Dr. LeBlanc Named Associate Dean of School of Education|
UST named Dr. Robert LeBlanc as the associate dean of the School of Education.
|Feb 22, 2008 Dr. Houser's Book Receives International Recognition|
Professor of Philosophy Dr. Ed Houser has received international recognition for his book “Laudemus Viros Gloriosos: Essays in Honor of Armand Maurer, CSB.”
|Feb 19, 2008 Seeing Double in Cameron School|
With dreams of one day opening up a business together, 25-year-old twins Amy and Awa Dosso left their home in Africa’s Ivory Coast to pursue MBAs at the Cameron School of Business.
|Feb 12, 2008 UST Students Get a Lesson in the Law|
University of St. Thomas prelaw students will experience the judicial system first-hand as they compete against 12 schools in the American Mock Trial Association’s Southern Regional Mock Trial Tournament.
|Feb 11, 2008 Dr. Soffer Takes on New Role, Travels to Jamaica|
Dr. Randy Soffer, lecturer of education, has replaced Dr. Emiliano Gonzalez, associate professor of education, as director of field experiences in the School of Education.
|Feb 11, 2008 Green and Chaumont Celebrate Mardi Gras as King and Queen|
UST seniors Grover Green and Meris Chaumont received the royal treatment as this year’s student king and queen at the 2008 Mardi Gras Gala on Tuesday, Feb. 5.
|Feb 05, 2008 Fr. Brezik and Marshall Receive Order of St. Thomas|
Fr. Victor Brezik, CSB, and Houston philanthropist Hugh Roy Marshall received the Order of St. Thomas award at the 2008 St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture.
|Feb 05, 2008 UST Piano Student to Compete at State Level|
UST music major and piano student Michelle Shannahan will compete in the young artist competition at the 94th Annual Texas Music Teachers Association State Convention.
|Feb 04, 2008 Departments Undergo Organizational Adjustments|
UST experiences organizational shifts as many faculty members will take on new positions within their departments.
|Jan 30, 2008 UST Offers Biochemistry Major|
UST will now offer a major in biochemistry–one of the fastest growing fields in science–as another degree option for students interested in studying the sciences.
|Jan 29, 2008 UST Names Winners of Catholic Schools Essay Contest|
Guests from 32 different Catholic schools in the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese visited UST Jan. 28, for an awards ceremony honoring winners of the UST/Archdiocesan Essay Contest.
|Jan 28, 2008 Fr. Barringer Named Basilian Superior|
Fr. Robert Barringer, CSB, joins the University of St. Thomas as local Superior of the Basilian Fathers.
|Jan 28, 2008 Stockton Observes Taiwanese Election First-Hand|
Dr. Hans Stockton, associate professor in the Center for International Studies and director of Study Abroad, visited Taiwan in January to observe the nation’s legislative elections.
|Jan 25, 2008 Burnett Family Gives $2.6 Million to Cameron School|
The Cameron School of Business has advanced to a higher level of excellence with the establishment of the Burnett Distinguished Chair in Leadership, instituted through a $2.5 million gift from the Notsew Orm Sands Foundation.
|Jan 25, 2008 Burnett Family Gives $2.6 Million to Cameron School|
The Cameron School of Business has moved to a higher level of excellence with the establishment of the Burnett Distinguished Chair in Leadership, instituted through a $2.6 million gift from the Notsew Orm Sands Foundation.
|Jan 22, 2008 School of Education Experiences Leadership Shifts|
The UST School of Education is undergoing a leadership transition as Dr. Robert LeBlanc replaces Fr. Dennis Andrews, CSB, as the school's associate dean.
|Jan 22, 2008 UST Micro-Credit Students Meet Nobel Peace Prize Winner|
On Jan. 14 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus met with members of UST’s Micro-Credit Program during a private gathering.
|Jan 17, 2008 "Traffic in Women III"|
See "A Retrial of the Danaids," the last production in this trilogy, unfold starting Jan. 30, running through Feb. 2, 6-9 and Feb. 11.
|Jan 17, 2008 Scholarly Journal Devotes Issue to Deely's Book|
Dr. John Deely, professor of philosophy in UST’s Center for Thomistic Studies, has been recognized for his book "The Four Ages of Understanding."
|Jan 16, 2008 UST Alumnus Named Bishop of Amarillo|
University of St. Thomas and St. Mary’s Seminary alumnus Patrick Zurek has been named bishop of Amarillo by Pope Benedict XVI.
|Jan 14, 2008 Scholarships Available|
Read about scholarship and financial aid opportunities in the 2008 spring Scholarship Bulletin.
|Jan 11, 2008 Alumni Association Scholarship Available|
UST sophomores and juniors apply before Feb. 29 for the Alumni Association Scholarship. Click here to find out more.
|Jan 07, 2008 Read the Latest Issue of the Shining Star Newsletter|
Read about UST people and events in the latest issue of the Shining Star newsletter published by Public Affairs.