The Thomistic Institute at Cornell University

Come and engage life's most urgent philosophical and theological questions with the wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas.


About Us

Our mission is to foster learning and understanding of the Catholic intellectual tradition with an emphasis on the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas, and to bring it into meaningful discourse with modern society. To this end, TI@CU organizes lectures, reading groups and social events. The target audience/member is any Cornell community member with an interest in the above.

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This organization is a registered student organization of Cornell University.









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Every semester, we pick a theme of interest to focus on. In the past, we approached questions such as materiality and authentic happiness. Our invited speakers presented on topics ranging from reconciling Aristotle and Quantum Mechanics to exploring the ways angels think and act. This semester, we will be tackling the intersection of modern philosophy of science and Thomistic philosophy.

Invited Lectures

We host two lectures a semester given by renowned theologians and philosophers who have written and published extensively in their fields. Our lectures will be held over Zoom this semester.

Reading Groups

Join us as we delve deeper into some of the more intriguing questions, guided by the writings of great minds such as St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, Josef Pieper, John Wippel, and many more.

Aquinas101 Group

Join us as we watch videos and engage in lively discussions, unraveling the profound ideas of St. Thomas Aquinas. Discover the timeless wisdom that still shapes our world today.

Our Leadership Team

Zachary Huber Profile

Zachary Huber

Thomas McIntyre Profile

Thomas McIntyre

Emma Sim Profile

Emma Sim

Board Member
Jonathan Lunine Profile

Jonathan Lunine

Taylor Do Profile

Taylor Do

Board Member


The Thomistic Institute at Cornell University

Ithaca New York 14853
United States