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From Crucial Conversations to Global Cybersecurity

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A first-of-its kind program brought the world to University of St. Thomas and brought UST to the world. On Oct. 2, 2021, the Center for International Studies will celebrate 40 years of transformational change. Read about the anniversary gala and the Center’s outstanding work to inspire leaders for our changing world.

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Welcoming New Alumni Leadership

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Deep affection for their alma mater drives the 26 members of the University of St. Thomas Alumni Association Board to serve with enthusiasm and ideas. Meet some of the newest Directors and read what drives their mission-aligned service.

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Catholic to the Core

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Catholic scholar George Harne joins UST as executive dean of Arts and Sciences, UST’s largest and most diverse school. Harne brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as former president of Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts in Warner, New Hampshire, since 2011. His appointment reaffirms UST’s commitment to a strong, Catholic, liberal arts core.

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Anthony Carona is a Man on a Mission

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Anthony Carona had his life mapped out since middle school. But once on his path, he discovered he wasn’t happy. So, he moved a long-held thought of becoming a doctor front and center. Follow Carona on his journey to honor this true calling for medicine and make UST’s Post-Bac Pre-Health Professionals Program his first step on a new path.

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Driven to Serve

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Dr. Adeel Faruki ’12 first completed his residency in anesthesiology and pain medications at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Harvard Medical School in 2020. Now Faruki accepted his “dream” position at the UCHealth University and Colorado Hospital in Denver. He is in a two-year fellowship for operations, executive leadership and innovation. He credits his career development to biology mentors while at UST.

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Changing of the Guard

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Mario Enzler, the new dean of the Cameron School of Business and former Swiss Guard who served a Saint. — Pope John Paul II — introduced a new Master of Science in Business degree for non-business majors (MSB) and, for members of the clergy, a M.S. in Ecclesial Administration and Management (MEAM) program. Learn how Enzler has an impressive drive to contribute and inspire at UST.

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A Different Take on Doing Good

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At its core, impact investing is faith in action — the faith that requires us to drive change through bold moves. Learn how impact investing focuses on healing our planet and easing human suffering, and how it differs from pure philanthropy in that investors also achieve a desirable financial return.

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Frontline Heroes

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From the frontlines of Covid-19, some of UST’s MBA and nursing program alumni are leading highly infectious disease units and filling crucial, high-risk roles at the bedside. Read about their expertise and bold commitment to caring for the sick. Also, learn how a frontline nurse jumped at UST’s offer to stay in campus housing to keep her immune-suppressed mother and friends safe.

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UST Artist Paints as Prayer

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Since the third century, artists have been expressing the greatest mystery by creating icons, which means “image” or “likeness.” Visit with Al Sauls, B.A. in Studio Arts ’20, who touches people with his arresting religious icons and invites observers to feel their intimate connection to the world beyond this one.

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