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Sep 17, 2015  Hittinger Named Member of Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas
Dr. John Hittinger with Bishop Marcelo Sánchez SorondoDr. John Hittinger, professor of philosophy at the University of St. Thomas, received a letter signed by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state, naming him an ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas in May.

Mar 12, 2015  Thomistic Studies Graduate Student Earns Maritain Award
Francisco Plaza, a student from the University of St. Thomas Center for Thomistic Studies, was awarded the American Maritain Association Graduate Student Award at an annual conference held in San Francisco, Feb. 26–28. At least 50 people attended the conference.

Dec 11, 2014  UST, University of Cambridge Post-Doctorate Defends Dissertation
Daniel De Haan defended his doctoral dissertation on Dec. 5 in Sullivan Hall at the University of St. Thomas. De Haan’s doctoral dissertation is titled, "Necessary Existence and the Doctrine of Being in Avicenna's Metaphysics of the Healing: On the Function of the Fundamental Scientific First Principles of Metaphysics."

Jul 10, 2014  Thomistic Studies Graduates 25th Doctoral Candidate
Sister Anne Frances Ai Le, O.P., graduated as the 25th recipient of a doctorate in philosophy from the University of St. Thomas Center for Thomistic Studies as she succussfully defended her dissertation on May 9.

May 13, 2014  De Haan Blends Philosophy, Neuroscience in Cambridge Post-Doc
Daniel De HaanDoctoral candidate Daniel De Haan will apply the philosophical study of the human person to cognitive neuroscience, especially Alzheimer’s research, as part of a prestigious post-doctoral position beginning in the fall. He will study philosophy, theology and neuroscience at the School of Divinity at the University of Cambridge in England.

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.

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