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Dr. Richard Ludwick on campus

Welcome to the first edition of Encounter, the magazine of the University of St. Thomas. Pope Francis recently urged us all to work toward a “culture of encounter,” like Jesus did.

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Andy Warhol at UST

Fifty years ago, Andy Warhol first stepped onto the University of St. Thomas campus with a mission. Laboring with faculty, he was to collaborate with other contemporary artists on a religious art exhibition for the Catholic chapel at the 1968 World’s Fair in San Antonio.

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Wendy Millhouse

Sex slavery… forced labor… black market organ harvesting. These are ugly words for an ugly business—the multibillion dollar business of human trafficking—also known as modern enslavement.

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Mardi Gras Court 2018

Samuel Jordan, a fourth grader at St. Anne Catholic School, drew chuckles from a ballroom-full of guests when he posed this question at UST’s 68th annual Mardi Gras Scholarship Gala, held Feb. 10 at the Hilton Americas-Houston.

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Link-Lee Mansion

In the early 1900s, what would become Houston’s Montrose area was considered the city’s “outskirts,” undeveloped land located a few miles from the city center. John W. Link, however, a wealthy financier, attorney and lumber tycoon, saw more.

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Official logo of the University of St. Thomas

Since UST’s earliest days, the crest on the University seal has been a powerful symbol of our community. The imagery emblazoned on the shield tells the story of not only where we came from, but also the future toward which we are headed.

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