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Sep 14, 2017  U.S. News & World Report Names University of St. Thomas Among Best Colleges and Best Value in the West
U.S. News and World Report Best Regional Universities 2018 Badge

The University of St. Thomas ranks 26th in the 2018 edition of the U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges” list of universities in the western region of the United States.


Aug 23, 2017  UST Named "Best in the West" College by Princeton Review
The Princeton Review Best Western Regional Colleges Badge

University of St. Thomas is one of the best colleges in the West according to The Princeton Review.


Aug 14, 2017  “Staring at the Sun: the Solar Eclipse of 2017”
Center for Science and Health Professions at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX

This entertaining talk will explain solar eclipses and the sun itself. View the solar eclipse using the University's solar telescopes, solar binoculars and free solar viewing goggles. You can talk with scientists as well.


Jul 31, 2017  Local Companies Benefit from Student Consultations
Cameron School of Business students at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX

Every semester, students in the Cameron School of Business provide their insight, creativity, and energy to clients in various industries and non-profit organizations through the Celt Consulting Projects offered in undergraduate and graduate courses.


Jul 26, 2017  Alumni Event Supports UST School of Education Scholarships
Alumni Event Supports School of Education Scholarships at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX

The School of Education and Human Services had their first SEHS Burgers and Brews on June 9, 2017, raising $5,600 to support the SEHS Annual Scholarship. Classmates were able to catch up and reminisce, as well as see many of their professors who attended.  


Jun 30, 2017  MCTM Students Excel In Business Competitions
Master in Clinical Translation Management students at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas

At the 2017 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition, Lourdes L. Alberty Chacon, an MCTM Cohort 2 student, won first place among the 300 contestants The competition examined and ranked contestants according to the excellence of their development of a business plan for start-up companies.


Jun 29, 2017  Second MCTM Cohort Attends International BIO Conference
Students from the Master in Clinical Translation Management program representing the Cameron School of Business at the 2017 BIO International Convention

Students from the Master in Clinical Translation Management program had the opportunity to network and represent the Cameron School of Business at the 2017 BIO International Convention hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization on June 19-22.


Jun 29, 2017  Deputy High Commissioner Talks Refugee Crisis at UST
Kelly Clements, Deputy High Commissioner, UN Refugee Agency

The Cameron School of Business and the University of St. Thomas welcomed Kelly Clements, Deputy High Commissioner, UN Refugee Agency for a breakfast in Link Lee Mansion, to discuss the plight of refugees on June 5.


Jun 27, 2017  New Chief to Lead University of St. Thomas Police
Photo: University of St. Thomas Police Chief H.E. Jenkins

University of St. Thomas announces the appointment of H.E. Jenkins as the new Chief of Police, effective June 19.  Chief Jenkins replaces James Tate who held the position of Chief of Police for three years.


Jun 16, 2017  UST Announces Dr. Richard Ludwick as New President
University of St. Thomas Houston President Richard Ludwick

Following an extensive national search, the University of St. Thomas has announced Dr. Richard L. Ludwick as its ninth president. Dr. Ludwick will take the helm at UST on July 1, 2017. 


May 31, 2017  CSB Celebrates Students and Alumnus at Annual Celebration
Students reciting the Cameron Pledge at the Cameron School of Business Honors Convocation and Graduation Celebration.

 On May 19, the Cameron School of Business at the University of St. Thomas gathered to honor its students and their hard work at the annual CSB Honors Convocation and Graduation Celebration. The celebration showcased more than 100 outstanding students, new honor society members, scholarship recipients, showcase award recipients, and CSB student leaders for their distinguished accomplishments.


May 31, 2017  Donald S. Nesti, CSSp, Center for Faith & Culture at the University of St. Thomas Appoints Fr. Chris Valka, CSB, as Center Director
Father Chris Valka from the University of St. Thomas in Houston Texas

The University of St. Thomas Donald S. Nesti, CSSp, Center for Faith & Culture (CFC) has appointed Fr. Chris Valka, CSB, as the director for the Center.  


May 30, 2017  Denise Castillo-Rhodes Named CSB Distinguished Alumnus
University of St. Thomas Houston alum Denise Castillo-Rhodes

The Cameron School of Business presented the CSB Distinguished Alumnus Award to Denise Castillo-Rhodes, MBA '92, at the CSB Honors Convocation and Graduation Celebration on May 19, 2017.


May 10, 2017  Taiwan Studies Conference Enjoys Community Support
Research being presented at the first Taiwan Studies Conference of the Taiwan & East Asia Studies Program

Scholars from across the United States and Taiwan presented research at the first Taiwan Studies Conference of the Taiwan & East Asia Studies Program on April 22, 2017.  The conference and keynote banquet was sponsored by a Taiwan Studies Grant from the Ministry of Education of Taiwan and subvention by Frank Liang, President of the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston.


May 02, 2017  University of St. Thomas Recommended in 10th Newman Guide
The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College

The University of St. Thomas is recommended in the 2017-2018 edition of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College, a publication of the Cardinal Newman Society that recommends 29 Catholic colleges, universities and higher education programs for excellence in faithful Catholic education.


Apr 27, 2017  Business Student Stands Out Despite Working in the Background
University of St. Thomas Houston business student Tracy Nguyen

If you haven’t seen Tracy Nguyen on campus it is because you have been looking in the wrong place. You can find her behind the scenes, making sure that campus events run on schedule and go off without a hitch.


Apr 26, 2017  $6.5 million estate gift brings UST closer to $100 million endowment
Chapel of St. Basil gold dome at night

The University of St. Thomas has received a $6.5 million contribution from the estate of James M. Hughes, in support of Faith in Our Future: The Campaign for the University of St. Thomas. The gift, the largest single realized bequest in university history, establishes the James M. Hughes Endowed Scholarship Fund.


Apr 24, 2017  Business Students Attend New York Conference and ACG Competition
University of St. Thomas business students at Quinnipiac G.A.M.E. VII Forum

Dr. C. Joe Ueng, professor of finance at the Cameron School of Business, took six students to the Quinnipiac G.A.M.E. VII Forum from March 30-April 1 in New York City.


Apr 21, 2017  Nursing Graduate Achieves Dream of Working in Medicine
University of St. Thomas nursing student Seedou Barrow

At the age of 12, Seedou Barrow lost the use of his arm. He had contracted polio growing up in Gambia, and after six months of hospital treatment there, doctors recommended amputation. But his father refused. Then, unexplainably, the use of his arm returned. His interaction with healthcare professionals invoked a desire to work in medicine, but with little higher education in his country, he knew he couldn’t get the skills he needed in Gambia.


Apr 21, 2017  MCTM Graduate to Benefit Biotech Advancements
Homer Quintana

Boston and California are known for their biotechnology industries, and Houston—with the world’s largest medical center—is poised to become the “third coast” of biotechnology. But for every medical innovation that is discovered, there are “1,000 ways to die,” whether through regulatory blocks, lack of funding or manufacturing delays.


Apr 18, 2017  Cardinal Dolan to Address University of St. Thomas Graduates
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York

Known for his charismatic media personality and commitment to Catholic values, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, will present the keynote address at the 2017 University of St. Thomas Commencement at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at NRG Arena, 1 NRG Park.


Mar 31, 2017  Nonprofit Design House Talks Sustainability with Business Students
Magpies & Peacocks Inc. showcases their organization to the University of St. Thomas in Houston


Magpies & Peacocks Inc., a Houston based non-profit design house dedicated to the collection and sustainable reuse of fashion, textiles and accessories, showcased their organization to University of St. Thomas-Houston students. The lecture highlighted “upcycling” old materials to make new products and how sustainability is possible in the fashion industry.


Mar 29, 2017  UST Students Learn From Industry Leaders at Career Day
Alex Howard shares insight with business students during Career Day at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX

Career Day at the University of St. Thomas-Houston is an annual event that focuses on career development for all UST students. The day offers panel discussions and industry overviews with guest speakers—CSB and UST alumni with multiple years of industry experience. This event not only showcases the advantages of a degree from the University of St. Thomas, but it also inspires and guides our current students, offering them the chance to learn how best to leverage their UST degrees towards the career of their choice.


Mar 23, 2017  Chemistry Department Ready for Science Building
Chemistry major at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas

As the Center for Science and Health Professions makes its presence on campus felt, members of the chemistry department—students, faculty and alumni—reflect on their experience of science at the University of St. Thomas, while sharing their thoughts about the future.


Mar 23, 2017  Biology Department Ready for Science Building
Biology major at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX

As the Center for Science and Health Professions makes its presence on campus felt, members of the biology department—students, faculty and alumni—reflect on their experiences of science at the University of St. Thomas, while sharing their thoughts about the future.


Mar 23, 2017  Nursing Program Ready for Science Building
Houston BSN nursing program student at University of St. Thomas School of Nursing in Houston, Texas

As the Center for Science and Health Professions makes its presence on campus felt, members of the Carol and Odis Peavy School of Nursing—students, faculty and alumni—reflect on their experience of nursing at the University of St. Thomas, while sharing their thoughts about the future.


Mar 09, 2017  Music Doing Good, Inc. Pledges $80,000 for UST Music Scholarships
University of St. Thomas music major Haleigh Hafely

Music Doing Good, Inc., a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to transforming lives through music-based programming and performance experiences, has pledged $80,000 to the University of St. Thomas Music Doing Good (MDG) Scholarship Fund.


Mar 06, 2017  Prestige from the Pope: Papal Award Bestowed Upon Outgoing President Robert Ivany
Dr. Robert Ivany

At the 67th annual University of St. Thomas Mardi Gras Gala held on Saturday, February 25th at the Hilton-Americas, His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, took the stage for what proved to be one of the most indelible moments of the entire evening as he presented President Robert Ivany with a surprise papal gift, the highest honor that can be presented by the Papacy to the laity. 


Mar 06, 2017  Mardi Gras Gala Lights the Way to Record-Setting Amount Raised for Student Scholarships
Attendees at the 2017 University of St. Thomas Mardi Gras Scholarship Gala

The 67th annual University of St. Thomas Mardi Gras Scholarship Gala was held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Hilton Americas-Houston and raised a record amount of over $1.8 million for the Ivany Family Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships to deserving undergraduate and graduate students at UST. The annual gala paid tribute to outgoing University of St. Thomas President Dr. Robert Ivany and First Lady Marianne Ivany while simultaneously commemorating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the University by the Basilian Fathers in 1947. 


Mar 06, 2017  American Chemical Society Student Chapter Earns National Award
Students from the American Chemical Society chapter at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas

In Nov. 2016 the American Chemical Society (ACS) student chapter at the University of St. Thomas received a Commendable award for its activities throughout the 2015-2016 year. In order to receive the award, the student chapter had to submit an activity report to The Society Committee on Education. After evaluating more than 400 reports, 46 chapters earned outstanding, 93 commendable and 145 honorable mentions.


Mar 06, 2017  STEM Success Center Hosts First Conservation, Ecology and Environmental Career Forum
STEM Success Center booth setup at Conservation, Ecology and Environmental Career Forum in Houston, Texas

On Feb. 11 the University of St. Thomas STEM Success Center partnered with Houston Community College and the Coastal Prairie Partnership to host the First Annual Conservation, Ecology and Environmental Career Forum. The event promoted emerging careers in the fields of conservation, ecology and sustainability and gave students the opportunity to learn about STEM fields of study outside medicine and health.


Mar 03, 2017  Dr. Beena George Among Houston's Most Influential Women
University of St. Thomas Houston Cameron School of Business Dean Dr. Beena George

Dr. Beena George, dean of the Cameron School of Business at the University of St. Thomas, is among Houston Woman Magazine’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2016. Marianne Ivany, wife of the University of St. Thomas President Dr. Robert Ivany, nominated her.


Feb 27, 2017  Celebrating Student Achievement: Fall 2016 CSB Convocation and Recognition Ceremony
University President, Dr. Robert Ivany, addresses Cameron School of Business students and alumni during the Honors Convocation.

The University of St. Thomas’ Cameron School of Business celebrated its best and brightest on December 10, 2016, in the Fall CSB Honors Convocation and Recognition ceremony. The event recognized new inductees to the Beta Gamma Sigma international honor society, the highest recognition a business student can receive at an AACSB International accredited program. It also recognized scholarship recipients, top scorers in the BBA and MBA programs, as well as the CSB Dean’s student council participants.


Feb 25, 2017  2017 Mardi Gras King and Queen Selected
Hunter Byrne

The 2017 Mardi Gras King and Queen titles are awarded to two students who epitomize the University of St. Thomas’ mission of educating leaders of faith and character.


Feb 17, 2017  ‘Two Saints’ Alumni Fundraiser Benefits Scholarships
Two Saints and a Taco Tasting

In five short years, the annual Alumni Association fundraiser, Two Saints and a Taco Tasting, has raised nearly $300,000 for University of St. Thomas students. Now, preparing for the sixth event at 6:30 p.m. on April 27 at St. Arnold Brewing Co., alumni hope to raise more money to help continuing students complete their degrees at St. Thomas. 


Feb 16, 2017  UST's Iconic Chapel of St. Basil Turns 20 in 2017: Legendary Architect Philip Johnson's Final Houston Project Being Celebrated for its Intrepid Legacy
Chapel of St. Basil at night

The Chapel of St. Basil, designed by architect Philip Johnson and named for St. Basil the Great, a fourth century bishop in what is today Turkey, celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2017 in conjunction with the University of St. Thomas’ 70th anniversary as a private Catholic institution of higher learning in the City of Houston.


Feb 15, 2017  Cameron Business Students Write Ethics Pledge
Cameron School of Business students take the Cameron Pledge at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas

Just like math or comprehensive reading, some skills take practice to master. It’s like that for ethics, too. When students practice analyzing business situations and talking about ethical dilemmas, they become better at making ethical business decisions. 


Feb 09, 2017  Free Tax Preparation Offered by UST Alumni and Faculty
University of St. Thomas student assists community member with tax return

The University of St. Thomas’ Cameron School of Business announced its continued partnership this spring with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), which offers low-income residents in the Houston community an opportunity to receive free income tax preparation and electronic filing. The VITA program gives accounting and business students a hands-on experience in preparing taxes and managing a community-based volunteer program.


Feb 07, 2017  Professor Awarded Blackboard Exemplary Course Program Achievement
Dr. Catherine Barber, Associate Professor of Education at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas

Dr. Catherine Barber, associate professor of education, is among the winners of the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program for her fall 2016 course, Educational Research and Scholarly Writing. It is one of the first courses students take in the Master of Education Program at the University of St. Thomas. Barber taught the course online with great success before deciding to participate in the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program, which provides criteria by which a Blackboard course is judged.


Feb 06, 2017  Students Respond to God’s Call in 13th Annual Essay Contest
Jordan McCoy, winner of 13th annual Essay Contest sponsored by the University of St. Thomas and the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Understanding God’s call is central to Catholic Identity. With references ranging from Winnie-the-Pooh, to Simone Biles, students from Catholic Schools across the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston explored that call highlighting the joy, fulfillment and sacrifice we find as a result during the 13th annual University of St. Thomas/Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Essay Contest. There were 7,001 students—third-graders through high school seniors—who wrote essays for the contest, sponsored by the UST Office of Catholic Outreach.


Feb 03, 2017  UST Pro-Life Club Joins March for Life in D.C.
University of St. Thomas Houston students at the March for Life in Washington, D.C.

Members of the University of St. Thomas pro-life club, Celts for Life, were at the airport on their way to attend the March for Life when they ran into a like-minded friend of the University. Scheduled on the same flight to Washington, D.C., for the March was Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, archbishop of Galveston-Houston. So, of course, the students introduced themselves.


Feb 02, 2017  UST Supports International Students
Chapel of St. Basil on the campus of the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX

We are fortunate that students from 59 countries attend the University of St. Thomas contributing to our rich social and cultural diversity.  We are committed to maintaining a welcoming and supportive campus for all of our international students. 


Jan 27, 2017  Looking Back, Moving Forward: University of St. Thomas Celebrates Major Milestones as it Builds for the Future
Chapel of St. Basil in the midst of its construction

Founded in 1947 by the Basilian Fathers – a distinguished order of Catholic priests devoted to teaching – University of St. Thomas (UST) has long served as an institution of academic achievement for generations of young men and women – instilling its students with a comprehensive liberal arts foundation. 


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