Most children would rather be outside than in a classroom anyway, so when a group of Environmental Science majors from St. Mary’s University treated students from Ingram Independent School District to a day of outdoor learning last March, they were all smiles.
The St. Mary’s doctoral student in the Marriage and Family Therapy program recently co-authored a study with University of Missouri graduate student Russell Clayton titled Cheating, Breakup, and Divorce: Is Facebook Use to Blame?, which was published in 2013 by the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking.
Born and raised in Laredo, Refugio “Ito” Romo, Ph.D. (B.A. ’83, M.A. ’93), has seen firsthand the trials that many endure while living in the small towns along the U.S.-Mexico border. In fact, Romo’s family has lived on both sides of the border for nine generations.
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It’s April 2020 and a team of researchers at Houston Methodist are studying the effects of convalescent plasma — blood plasma donated from recovered patients — in treating the complicated COVID-19 virus. One day, the group began discussing where they attended college.
At age 12, desperate for healthy home life, Tina Flores (M.Jur. ’17) fought to be in foster care. Her mother was battling drug addiction, unable to care for Flores and her siblings. Her father was in prison. They had no food, electricity or hope. Even as a child, Flores knew she had to escape the toxic environment and sought emancipation from her parents to begin her life anew.
This year marks the five-year anniversary of the St. Mary’s University School of Law Master of Jurisprudence Program.