School of Arts & Sciences News & Events

PSYCHOLOGY Student and Professor present joint research at national conference

Psychology major, Courtney Gray, '17 together with Dr. Ben Wagner, Assistant Professor of Psychology attended the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention, in San Antonio, Texas, January 19-21.Together they presented their joint research project Their research project is titled My news is important to share: Connections between narcissism and social media usage.

"Aside from taking away a wealth of information from the most brilliant scientists in the field, I also received confirmation that conducting psychological research is definitely the right career path for me," said Gray.

The project was originally presented at the College's 2016 IGNITE symposium. Courtney is a member of the College's Honors Program and is a Research Assistant and Intake Coordinator Assistant for the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research in Orangeburg, NY.


The presentation focused on a fascinating local murder case that was successfully investigated despite the absence of traditional forensic evidence. Learn more about our Criminal Justice program.


View Part 2 of the Criminal Justice Panel.

Math Students Win an Award at Math Research Conference in L.A.

students present research poster

Daniel Viaud, Heather Palmer and Lindsey Heiberger (pictured left to -right), along with Dr. De Witt, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, traveled to Los Angeles to participate in a mathematical research conference as the culmination of their year long research project. Each gave a 20 minute presentation on their work and they participated in a poster session at a concurrently run Mathematical Association of America conference where they won an award for having an excellent poster.  Read more about the students' project.

STAC Partnered with Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory to host Earth Day Fair

Poster for celebrate Earth Day April 22
The Earth Day Fair is the first-ever community event of its kind on the St. Thomas Aquinas College campus and brought students, scientists, and educators together to promote environmental sustainability in our neighborhoods and beyond.  The event featured activities, scientific demonstrations, and talks from various groups at Lamont and the College. The event also provided a unique opportunity for participants to learn about research and outreach being done at Lamont and St. Thomas Aquinas College related to earth and environmental sciences.

Students IN COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS FOR BUSINESS: mock interview series

Professor Winship with students dressing professionally

Students in Professor Winship's CA 209, Communication Skills in Business, participate in mock interviews, allowing them to experience and master all aspects of effective interviewing skills: dressing for success, using effective nonverbal communication, responding to situational and behavioral questions, and asking appropriate questions. Each interview is filmed so students can analyze performance and implement improvements.

STAC Mock Interview photos on Flickr
Check out photos from this year's Mock Interview Series on STAC's Flickr!


students visit to pharmaceutical company

Twenty of St. Thomas Aquinas College’s talented science majors (Biology, Biochemistry, Natural Science, Forensic Science) had the opportunity to tour Regeneron Pharmaceutical Inc. in Tarrytown, NY.  The students were joined by Dr. Steve Burns, Dean for the School of Arts & Sciences, Dr. Maria Roglieri, Professor of Foreign Languages, Mary Vota, Director of Experiential Learning, and Maureen Mulhern, Director of Career Development.  The group toured two labs and heard presentations from scientists, human resources, and a program manager for the Regeneron Genetics Center (RGC).

students participated in International Write-In at STAC's Writing lab

STAC students at write-in
The STAC Writing Lab joined over 100 colleges and universities worldwide as they participated in the International Write-In in the Lougheed Library Reading Room. 90 students participated and combined they wrote 206 pages, edited 216 pages and spent 91.5 collective hours working on writing assignments!

This "writing study hall" was open to all students. Writing tutors and writing teachers were available to help students with anything from brainstorming to revisions. And coffee and goodies were on hand to help students keep their brains pumping! Looking for more information about the Writing Lab, contact Cristen Fitzpatrick, Writing Lab Coordinator, at [email protected].


Recently, Dr. Shultz, Dr. Rothschild, and Professor Wendel visited Still Waters in a Storm, an education non-profit in Bushwick, Brooklyn. In the words of Stephen Haff, the director of Still Waters, our faculty "illuminated" their study of Milton "and brought joy to the table!" This month, we are privileged to host a group of students on campus for a tour and to sit in on Dr. Rothschild's Milton class.