Mary Beth Yount
Moran Center Parking Garage
Rogelio Garcia-Contreras and Pope Francis
Kids in Costa Rica
Thomistic Studies Graduates 25th Doctoral Candidate
Alumna Directs Program for World Family Meeting

UST alumna Mary Beth Yount ’01 will oversee programming for the World Meeting of Families–Philadelphia in September 2015, and Pope Francis is expected to attend. Read more

University Goes Green with New Garage Bulbs

St. Thomas expects to save an estimated $55,845 per year after replacing 461 parking garage bulbs with LEDs in its largest energy-saving project. Read more

Garcia-Contreras Meets Pope Francis

Dr. Rogelio Garcia-Contreras, advisor to the Social Entrepreneurship Program, met Pope Francis on a recent visit to Rome, Italy, for a conference on impact investment. Read more

Students Make a Difference with Costa Rican Mission

Eight pre-health students traveled to Alajuelita, Costa Rica, on a medical mission to apply their knowledge and skills at one of the local medical clinics. Read more

Thomistic Studies Graduates 25th Doctoral Candidate

A three-time UST graduate, Sister Anne Frances Ai Le, O.P., is the 25th recipient of a doctorate in philosophy after successfully defending her dissertation on May 9. Read more.

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  • Rimbau is bound for Colombia with Fulbright Fellowship

    Dr. Higinia Rimbau, Chair of Bilingual and Dual Language Programs at the University of St. Thomas School of Education, has been awarded a five-year Fulbright Fellowship and has been assigned as a Fulbright specialist in San Andreas, Colombia, where she will work with local educators to address the bilingual needs of the students.

  • Welder Hall Gets Lab Makeover Just in Time for Fall

    When Cameron School of Business students return to Welder Hall in the fall, they’ll find a 42-seat large surprise on the second floor; a brand new computer lab, available to all students for studying and classwork.

  • New Database Provides Access to Marketing Trends

    Mintel, a new market research database, will make it easier for University of St. Thomas students and faculty to gather data for class projects and research on topics such as mobile markets and green marketing.

  • Piano Camp StudentsGrant Helps Piano Camp Reach Out to Inner-City Kids

    The 26th annual Houston Piano Day Camp was held at UST's Cullen Hall from June 23-27. Paul Krystofiak, founder and director of the Musical Preparatory School and faculty of the Music Department at the University of St. Thomas, said this is the first year for the piano camp to have 40 students enrolled.

  • Former UST Faculty Artistic Legacy Rediscovered

    American modern sculptor and former University of St. Thomas faculty member, Hannah Holliday Stewart will be honored with an exhibition at the Matthews Gallery in Santa Fe, N.M., beginning July 4.

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