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The Rundown introduces a new host, Eric Diaz, in his inaugural episode. Eric interviews Dr. Joe Ueng, Professor of Finance and Chair in the Department of Economics and Finance at the University of St. Thomas-Houston Cameron School of Business. Eric and Dr. Ueng discuss what happened with GameStop shares and Wall Street in January and if something like that can happen again. Dr. Ueng talks about understanding the Stock Market and the health of the economy, and he describes the importance of personal finance as a social justice issue.

 

Joe Chieh-Chung Ueng, Ph.D., CFA

‘Dumb Money’ Is on GameStop, and It’s Beating Wall Street at Its Own Game: NY Times 

UST Cameron School of Business 

Host Larry Payne sits down with David Leslie, Executive Director of the Rothko Chapel, to discuss the role the Chapel plays in cultivating conversation, peace and hope in Houston and globally. Designed to serve as an ecumenical space to promote dialogue and encounter, the Rothko Chapel serves a unique and vital role in the greater conversations surrounding justice and hope.

Rothko Chapel 

Nicole Labadie sits down with Fr. Casey Cole, OFM, writer, YouTuber and Franciscan Friar, to talk about faith, social media and evangelization. Fr. Casey shares his story, discerning the priesthood, blogging and eventually starting a YouTube Channel as an effort to evangelize. They discuss how our faith calls us to action, empathy and love and discuss how technology allows us to encounter each other and Christ in new ways.

Fr. Casey Cole: Breaking in the Habit (Website)

Fr. Casey Cole: Breaking in the Habit (YouTube)

Podcast: If St. Francis had a YouTube channel, it might look like this. - America Magazine

Host Isabel Garcia talks with Alumnus Jose Bolivar '14, Academics Program Manager for Houston Independent School District Emerge Program, and his former student, current UST junior and computer science major Fernando Quintero. Jose was Fernando's teacher in high school and encouraged him to apply to UST because of the benefits of a Catholic, liberal arts education. After helping Fernando receive the same scholarship Jose had while at UST, the two formed a bond that continues to allow them to strive to impact others through education and liberal arts.

 

UST Alumni 

Houston Independent School District Emerge Program 

UST School of Education and Human Services 

First dates can be tricky and dating culture in the United States leaves people unsatisfied and longing for true connection. Host Bridget Richardson dives into a reflection on dating through the eyes of Kayla Garza, who shares an experience of a blind date gone wrong. Rejoice Counselor Larry Freeney offers some helpful advice to help people have better dates while intentionally seeking someone to enjoy life with for the long haul.

 

Helpful Links:

Key takeaways on Americans’ views of and experiences with dating and relationships: Pew Research Center

Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium: Pope Francis

101 Dating Ideas: University of Florida’s Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences

Houston Axe Throwing

The Best Cheap and Free Dates in Houston and the Surrounding Area: Houston on the Cheap

3 Times Dating Seemed Intentional But Really Isn’t: Verily 

Rejoice Counseling

Rejoice Counseling: Meet Larry

“The Four Loves” by C.S. Lewis

After completely failing to begin any semblance of New Year's Resolutions, Darnell decided to finally sit down to figure it out. With the help of St. Augustine, and quick trip deep down the rabbit hole of our experience of time, he develops less of a structured set of resolutions and more of a guiding philosophy for the New Year.

 

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"Confessions" by St. Augustine

Darnell Miller is a writer, photographer and videographer who loves storytelling in all forms. He is a UST alumnus who is passionate about education and study abroad.

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