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Franciscan nun becomes first woman head of a pontifical university Watch

Image of Sister Melone is an alumnus of the university set up in 1890 in honor of St Anthony, a 13th century saint from Spain known for his forceful preaching and expert knowledge of the Bible.

The Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education made history last week when it nominated a Franciscan nun as the first woman head of a ... continue reading


University of St. Thomas Graduates First Nursing Cohort in 25 Years

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This May 27 nursing students, including Elizabeth Ciocco, will be the first nursing students to graduate from the University of St. Thomas ... continue reading



University of St. Thomas Honors Research Goes 6 Feet Under

Image of Honors Program students consider the issues of death and mortality in the Contemporary Seminar research presented at UST's Research symposium.

A few hundred people have undergone cryopreservation procedures since 1962, having their bodies cooled to sub-zero temperatures, with the ... continue reading


What the devil?! Bill Gates wants your college info so he can tell you what classes to take Watch

Image of Bill Gates could do so much more if only he had your privacy.

It might be easier to compose a short list of people and agencies that don't want to spy on you. Adding his name to the long list, Bill ... continue reading


Two Cardinals, a Theologian and a Historian to Lecture at the University of St. Thomas

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The University of St. Thomas is fortunate to have four outstanding speakers giving lectures on campus in the month of March. These speakers ... continue reading


Women Succeed in UST Engineering, CUA is New Partner

Image of Kendall Niemann is a UST cooperative engineering student studying at the University of Notre Dame.

In the male-dominated field of engineering, it can be difficult for women to succeed, but last year, all four graduates of the University ... continue reading



Mardi Gras King, Queen Exemplify UST Mission

Image of University of St. Thomas Mardi Gras King and Queen, C.J. Miller and Meredith Smith.

The ideal Mardi Gras king and queen should embody the University's mission to educate leaders of faith and character. With the crowning of ... continue reading


40 Celts March for Life in Washington

Image of Students from the University of St. Thomas - Houston, brave the cold weather as they march with nearly half a million others from across the country, declaring their pro-life stance.

It didn't matter that when 40 college students boarded a bus in Washington, D.C., the temperature was in the teens. It also didn't matter ... continue reading


GRACE Goes International With Irish Teachers

Image of Pictured from L to R: Colm Supple, Mary Buckley and Sarah Tighe.

In May 2013, merely two weeks after completing final exams, Mary Buckley, Colm Supple and Sarah Tighe, graduates from Mary Immaculate ... continue reading


Seven in 10 college students graduate with loan debt Watch

Image of An independent analysis of federal data has revealed that more than 70 percent of college graduates in 2012 had student loans.

There was a time in America when graduating from college meant freedom and unlimited vistas. A sheepskin in the hand was the ticket to ... continue reading



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Divine Mercy University Celebrates Twentieth Year Anniversary

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 Divine Mercy University (DMU) will kick off its twentieth year anniversary with the dedication of its new campus, president's picnic, ... continue reading


Paglia responds to controversy at JPII Institute Watch

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Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, grand chancellor of Rome's Pontifical Institute John Paul II and president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, ... continue reading



McCarrick created 'culture of fear and intimidation,' Seton Hall review finds Watch

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Disgraced former cardinal Theodore McCarrick created a "culture of fear and intimidation" at the Seton Hall University seminary, according ... continue reading


Hispanic Outlook Names University of St. Thomas as One of the Top 100 Schools for Hispanics

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Standing out in the world of higher education can be challenging.Thousands of schools exist across the county, creating higher levels of ... continue reading


UST Launches Innovative Program that Reduces Tuition

Image of UST President Dr. Richard Ludwick with Rising Star Internship students Julianna Figueroa Rojas, Lily Martinez, Galilea Nunez, Juan Avalos, Career Services Director Paula Marsh and Career Services Mentor Betsy Rajan. Missing from the photo is UST freshman Alejandra Neria

The University of St. Thomas Houston and Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School are forming a unique partnership to launch a pilot ... continue reading


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