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Dr. Beena George Named New UST Cameron Dean

By • University of St. Thomas • 5/22/2013

Dr. Beena George is the fourth dean of the University of St. Thomas Cameron School of Business effective on May 20. George previously served as the associate dean of the Cameron School and contributed to the school's elite accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. ...


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UST Honors Student Sings Her Way to Grad School

By • University of St. Thomas • 5/21/2013

Smart, articulate, dynamic and a devout Catholic are just a few ways University of St. Thomas professors describe graduating music major and English minor Meeka Opong. Taking her talents in music to Clarksville, Tenn., Opong will pursue her Master of Music in Vocal Performance at Austin Peay State ...


Archbishop Josť H. Gomez at Franciscan University of Steubenville

Archbishop Josť H. Gomez at Franciscan University: In this Time of Mission

By • Catholic Online • 5/21/2013

Our mission is to continue his mission. To redeem that little part of the world that we live in - our homes, the places where we work, our neighborhoods. To sanctify reality. To build a world of love, the family of God. And we do that by helping our loved ones and the people we meet every day to ...


Pat O'Donnell, Sister Damien Marie Savino and Teresa O'Donnell stand in front of the new Plant It Forward site on the University of St. Thomas campus.

Brother and Sister Plant It Forward at UST

By • University of St. Thomas • 5/20/2013

What do siblings with a thriving software company, Bridgway Software, have in common with Houston's urban organic farming and refugees from Africa's troubled Congo? They are elements of a radical idea turned non-profit company called Plant It Forward Farms, driven by University of St. Thomas alumni ...


UST's Macias Accepted to Thomistic Seminar

By • University of St. Thomas • 5/16/2013

John Macias, doctoral student at the University of St. Thomas Center for Thomistic Studies, has been accepted to the 8th Annual Thomistic Seminar for graduate students in philosophy and related disciplines from Aug. 4-10 in Princeton, N.J. The topic is "Themes in the Philosophy of Alasdair ...


Celebrity judges (back row) Chris Shepherd, owner and executive chef at Underbelly; Seth Payne, former Houston Texans defensive tackle and SportsRadio 610 host; and Neil Doherty, chef at Sysco, selected Bocados as their winner, with owners Lily Hernandez '84 and Terry Flores '86.

UST's Taco Tasting Raises $35,000 for Scholarships

By • University of St. Thomas • 5/15/2013

In what was the largest event ever contracted at the Saint Arnold Brewing Co., the University of St. Thomas Alumni Association exceeded its goal and raised nearly $35,000 for scholarships at the 2nd Annual Two Saints and a Taco Tasting on April 18. The sold-out event signed up 450 people, 100 more ...


Pictured (left to right): Dr. Michael Boler, Dr. Edward Macierowski, Dr. Joseph Hattrup, Dr. R. Edward Houser, Dr. Andrew Hayes, Dr. Mary Catherine Sommers and Dr. Thomas Osborne in Sullivan Hall after Hattrup's defense.

Hattrup Dissertation Unanimously Passed at UST

By • University of St. Thomas • 5/14/2013

Joseph Hattrup's dissertation, "Form and Predicability in Aristotle's Categories and the Middle Books of the Metaphysics," was unanimously passed on April 19. He argued that two famous Aristotelian doctrines on substance are not contradictory in principle. Hattrup will now be referred to as Dr. ...


Deacon Albert Vacek

Learning Knows No Age for Grad

By • Catholic Online • 5/13/2013

Deacon Albert Vacek never thought that three months after filing for Social Security he would be graduating with a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies. That is exactly what will happen on May 18 when Vacek walks across the stage at Reliant Arena with 350 undergraduates and 793 graduate students. ...


UST Grad Speaker Highlights Leading with Faith, Character

By • University of St. Thomas • 5/8/2013

University of St. Thomas will celebrate 350 undergraduates and 793 graduate students during the 2013 Commencement Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on May 18 in Reliant Arena. Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and founder and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and ...


College Students: Promote Human Dignity, Boycott Study Abroad Programs in China

By • Catholic Online • 5/4/2013

With China's assaults on human dignity, and our federal government's refusal to speak out for the rights of the Chinese people, students need to be a voice for the innocent people of China by postponing study abroad programs in China until the government joins civilization and respects human ...





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