February 2014     

UST Students Meet Taiwan’s President
Students from the Center for International Studies had the honor of meeting with Taiwan’s president, Ma Ying-jeou, on Jan. 9 in recognition of the successful educational and cultural exchanges between UST and Taiwan.
Ivany Named Among Influential Women
Marianne Ivany, UST’s first lady, has been using her passion for the arts to promote the Performing Arts Society and to raise scholarships for students in the music and theater departments. Her selfless work led to her selection as one of Houston Woman Magazine’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2013.
Foreign Service Shapes Middle East Class
While teaching a survey class on the Middle East and North Africa, Richard Sindelar, a former United States foreign service officer, lends his firsthand experience to students wanting to gain practical training needed to prepare for diplomacy or business overseas.
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Rabbi Explores Loving-Kindness
Rabbi Shai Held, the co-founder, dean and chair in Jewish Thought at New York City’s renowned Mechon Hadar institute, will deliver the University of St. Thomas’ annual Herzstein Lecture in Judaism on Wednesday, Feb. 12 with a talk, titled “The World is Built on Hesed: Towards the Jewish Theology of Lovingkindness.”
Calleo, Philosophy and Gourmet Pizza
For Anthony Calleo, a 2003 philosophy and theology graduate, the road to realizing his childhood dream of opening a pizza joint has had many twists and turns. Now, with a brick and mortar pizza joint on the horizon and armed with a liberal arts education, Calleo is right where he wants to be.
40 Celts March for Life in Washington
St. Thomas brought its largest group ever to Washington, D.C., joining an estimated half a million people from across the country, for the March for Life. Braving the cold temperatures, 40 students took a stand for the unborn to say they are part of the Pro-Life Generation.
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