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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.”

Mar 14, 2012  PhD Student Gives Philosophy Paper in Munich
Photo: Daniel DeHaanDaniel DeHaan, a doctoral candidate at the University of St. Thomas Center for Thomistic Studies was awarded a place at a summer graduate seminar sponsored by the Munich School of Philosophy.

Jan 23, 2012  UST Professor Named to Pontifical Academy
Photo: Dr. John HittingerUniversity of St. Thomas philosophy professor Dr. John Hittinger was appointed recently to the Vatican-based Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Sep 27, 2011  Terri Schaivo’s Brother Speaks about Care for Cognitively Disabled
Bobby Schindler, brother of the late Terri Schiavo, will speak about “Caring for the Cognitively Disabled: the Moral Obligation of Catholics,” at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, on the University of St. Thomas campus, Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, 4000 Mt. Vernon.

Sep 06, 2011  Dr. Steven Jensen Edits Book on Organ Transplantation Ethics
The Catholic University of America Press has published a book by Dr. Steven J. Jensen, The Ethics of Organ Transplantation.  The book will be available in September 2011.

Aug 31, 2011  Lectures Explore John Paul II’s Play “The Jeweler’s Shop”
The John Paul II Forum for the Church in the Modern World will host two lectures that explore the dramatic style, philosophy and theology of “The Jeweler’s Shop,” a play written by Karol Wojtyla, who later became Pope John Paul II.

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