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'Memorize a Few Poems'

Advice from University Professor Louise Cowan to the May 2013 Phi Beta Kappa Society inductees.

IPS Student Holds Her Own at First Major Academic Conference

Angela (Mistaleski) Lill, BA '13 PhD '19, was a double major in politics and philosophy at UD, and she's currently working on her doctorate in politics through the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts' Institute of Philosophic Studies (IPS). This past June, she presented at the annual Aristotle and Aristotelianism Tradition Conference at Marquette University.

John Allen Delivered UDMC Keynote

John Allen, associate editor at the Boston Globe and CNN's senior Vatican analyst, delivered the keynote address at the ninth annual University of Dallas Ministry Conference (UDMC).

Braniff Salon 'Flagellation of Christ' Discussion: A Follow-up

The Western intellectual tradition was birthed in dialogue, the consideration of a topic or problem from all angles and the exhaustive discussion among interested parties of every facet of every angle. In the spirit of this tradition, the Braniff Salons were created, envisioned as a way to bring together not only current faculty and students but the entire Braniff community, including alumni, to engage in the type of dialogue that invigorates this tradition and sets UD apart.

Politics Ph.D. Student Believes in Interdisciplinary Approach

Had Pavlos Papadopoulos, PhD '16, not decided to pursue his doctorate in politics through the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts' Institute of Philosophic Studies, he likely would have delved into the world of foreign policy, foreign affairs and think tanks. As it is, he is planting firm roots in the academic world.

Rabbi, Bishop to Deliver Interfaith Address

In celebration of the last five decades of friendship, Dallas' Jewish and Catholic communities will join with the University of Dallas to present "Nostra Aetate - 50 Years Later: Commemorating Jewish-Catholic Relations," a joint address by Rabbi David Rosen, former chief rabbi of Ireland and international director of interreligious affairs for the American Jewish Committee, and Bishop Brian Farrell, Vatican secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

Economic Inequality Panel to Host Wall Street Journal, New York Times Columnists

Wall Street Journal columnist William Galston, George Mason University law professor Michael Greve and New York Times columnist and author Ross Douthat will participate in the University of Dallas' event "A Conversation on Economic Inequality" on Friday, Nov. 6, at 4 p.m. The general public is invited to the conversation, which is sponsored by the American Public Philosophy Institute (APPI), and will be held in Lynch Auditorium.

US News Ranks UD a Best Value Among Texas Catholic Universities

U.S. News & World Report's 2015 rankings of the nation's best colleges are out and the University of Dallas is the highest ranked Catholic Best Value School in Texas. The Best Value ranking takes into account both the academic quality of the institution and the average amount of need-based aid provided to students.

New Adult Formation Course to Focus on 2nd Thousand Years of Christianity

The University of Dallas School of Ministry will offer a new continuing education course titled "Christianity in the Second Thousand Years: The Development of the Thought and Practice of Our Faith" beginning this fall. This noncredit course will be offered at three sites: the University of Dallas campus in Irving, All Saints Catholic Community in Dallas and St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Lewisville, with the class at each site meeting once a week for two hours.

Meet the Class of 2019: Boy Scout, Future Seminarian Will Study Philosophy

New member of the UD Class of 2019 and aspiring philosophy major Thomas Hogan is, in true UD fashion, considering a concentration in either classics or mathematics. He visited UD during Odyssey Days last year and approved of his discovery that the Classics Department focuses on classical languages rather than classical literature -- because the entire undergraduate curriculum revolves around studying the literature.

North Texas Giving Day Champs Once Again

At the end of North Texas Giving Day on Sept. 17, UD was in the lead for largest number of donors of any local college or university. Nearly 400 alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of the university came out in support of UD, donating an initial total of $106,956 before bonus funds.

Meet UD's 22 New Faculty Members

The university welcomed 22 new faculty members this fall, although many are new only to the role, having previously studied or taught in different roles at UD.