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The 66th Commencement Ceremony was held at 10 p.m., Saturday, May 21, at NRG Arena. Congratulations to every UST graduate!
The Commencement speaker Greg Abbott, governor of Texas, speaks on the topic “Our lives are not defined by the challenges we face, but how we respond to those challenges.”
Dr. Robert Ivany, UST president, said the University is privileged to welcome the governor of Texas as graduation speaker.
Vladimir Davidiuk, senior political science major, is the student commencement speaker.
He is co-founder and former vice president of the 2nd Start club, a networking and leadership development club for non-traditional students.
He is president of Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honor society and chair of the College Republicans. He is assistant captain and one of the leading attorneys of the 2014-2015 Fighting Celts Mock Trial team, and he is a three-term senator in the Student Government Association. He also writes for campus publications The Summa and Thoroughfare, and he is a periodic contributor to Houston Public Media’s “Houston Matters” show.
New additions to the Doherty Library current popular fiction and non-fiction collection are now available for checkout. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the collection contains over 150 titles.
The books are on display in the main lobby and can be checked out at the circulation desk, below is a list of popular books in the collection and click on the text below for a complete record and summary of item.
Alborn, Mitch – The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel
Allende, Isabel – The Japanese Lover: A Novel
Foster, Alan Dean – The Force Awakens (Star Wars)
Hamer, Kate – The Girl in the Red Coat
Morton, Kate – The Lake House
Sorokin, Vladimir – The Blizzard: A Novel
Punke, Michael – The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge
Stout, Elizabeth – My Name Is Lucy Barton: A Novel
Todd, Charles – No Shred of Evidence: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
Wray, John – The Lost Time Accidents
Bennett, Jackie – The Writer’s Garden: How Gardens Inspired our Best-loved Authors
Bolick, Kate – Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own
Bryson, Bill –The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain
Pope Francis – The Name of God is Mercy
Kalanithi, Paul – When Breath Becomes Air
Lahiri, Jhumpa – In Other Words
Tindell, Kip – Uncontainable: How Passion, Commitment, and Conscious Capitalism Built a Business Where Everyone Thrives
Van Doren, Adam & McCullugh, David – The House Tells the Story: Homes of the American Presidents
Williams, Wendy – The Horse: the epic history of our noble companion
Free “Saint Basil” Coffee in the Doherty Library lobby during finals on weekdays (while supplies last). Thank you Campus Programming Committee & Friends of the Doherty Library for supporting this service. It creates a little relief for students to enjoy during final examinations.
The Bloomberg Terminal (BT) provides an integrated platform for price data, financials, news, securities, industry reports, and trading data. BT also includes current and historical financial information on individual equities, stock market indices, fixed-income securities, currencies, commodities, and futures for both international and domestic markets. Users also find company profiles and financial statements, analysts’ forecasts, news on worldwide financial markets, and audio and video interviews and presentations by key performers in business and finance.
Use the Bloomberg Terminal information resource to support your research projects, and ask a Doherty librarian for assistance and guidance. The link below is to the Doherty library research guide that offers useful information about the BT.
In the database Films On Demand, there is outstanding content—much of it exclusive—from Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ABC News, NBC News, BBC, National Geographic, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Bill Moyers, Shopware, The Open University, A&E, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Fred Friendly Seminars, Cambridge Educational, and many more. Programs from more than 800 producers are included in the database offered at UST.
The Films on Demand platform gives students and faculty instant access to outstanding documentaries, award-winning educational films, independent films, and helpful instructional videos. All videos are iPad, PC, Mac, Android, mobile, and interactive whiteboard friendly, call the Doherty library if you experience connection problems, we will do our best to help. The Films on Demand acquisitions team is always adding exciting new video content to the database. The Films on Demand platform features full language support through Google Translate; all descriptions, transcripts, and navigation can easily be translated into any of 80 world languages. Start at http://www.stthom.edu/library > Research > Databases > Films on Demand.
The American West database is a source from the Everett D. Graff collection at the Newberry library in Chicago. The database is an excellent resource to support research papers and ideas that capture the westward expansion of the United States, and the Native America Nations’ way of life. Early topographical sketches and pioneers’ accounts, to photographs of Buffalo Bill and his ‘Wild West’ stars, explore the fact and the fiction of westward expansion in America from the early Eighteenth to the Mid-Twentieth Century. Browse a wide range of rare and original documents including printed books, journals, historic maps, broadsides, periodicals, advertisements, photographs, artwork and more. Start at http://www.stthom.edu/library > Research > Databases > American West.
Many times at the Doherty library, students ask us about the American Psychological Association (APA) citation system and how to use it in a research paper. The Doherty library offers a research guide for ready reference answers to APA, and the research guide is an excellent place to begin learning the APA citation system used when composing a research paper.
Librarian Loan Nguyen is the creator of the APA citation research guide. She provides excellent examples of how to cite websites, dissertation/theses, tables and journal articles in a research paper. There are examples on how to format title pages using the appropriate APA format, and there is a sample paper to use for explanations on in-text citations and word spacing. There is an explanation on how to use digital object identifiers (DOIs) and a video to watch on essay basics. The UST community is always welcome to visit the Doherty library and ask us about APA citation system.