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Clare Boothe Luce Events

Clare Boothe Luce Speaker Series and Panels for Undecided Students

Dr. Jodi Cooley presents 'Whispers in the Dark'

SMU Associate Professor of Physics was the Spring 2016 Clare Boothe Luce Lecturer. The audience was enthralled by her discussion of search for elusive Dark Matter.

Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Searches at SMU

How many WIMPS pass through your hands each second?

Dr. Cooley discussed the fact that WIMPS are predicted to be abundant and very weakly interacting with millions of them passing through your hand each second.

Meaningful STEM Careers - A Clare Boothe Luce Panel

Successful women from the fields of chemistry, software engineering, physics, and two CBL Scholars joined Dr. John Coogan, a Ph.D. physicists and father of two STEM daughters, to present opportunities to UD students.

Clare Boothe Panel Participants

Dr. Stephanie Wissel presents ' Searching for the highest-energy, cosmic particles at the ends of the Earth'

UD alumna and Assistant Professor of Physics at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo was the Fall 2015 Clare Boothe Luce Lecturer. Dr. Wissel's tales of research in Antarctica introduced students to the challenges of detecting neutrinos.

ANITA Experiment

Dr. Wissel discusses her research with UD student Francis Cavanna

While at UD, Dr. Wissel met with students for lunch, breakfast, and dinner to give them the opportunity to learn about graduate school and physics research.

Dr. Wissel's Homepage

Dr. Nathan Keim and CBL Speaker Stephanie Wissel

UD students got to hear two lectures in the same day as Dr. Nathan Keim spoke on soft condensed matter physics.

Dr. Keim's homepage

As part of our Clare Boothe Luce Program at the University of Dallas, successful female scientists, engineers, and mathematicians are invited to campus to deliver a lecture over their research; the event is open to the UD community.  These women also meet with students to discuss opportunities in their fields and what it is like to be woman in their respective areas of study.

We also offer each year a Clare Boothe Luce Panel of women in academia, engineering, research, and industry to talk to students about the paths they took to get to their current position of success. Clare Boothe Luce Scholars also serve on the panel, as well as men who can contribute to the discussion of how women can be successful in science, engineering, and mathematics.

 

News

Scherer Lecturer Poses American Economy's 'Big Questions'

Father Joseph W. Koterski, associate professor of philosophy at Fordham University, will deliver the keynote for this week's University of Dallas Scherer Lecture, "A Practical Moral Vision for the American Economy," in which he addresses the state of current natural law reflected on economics.

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Rome Essay Winner Focuses on Greater Appreciation for Beauty

A new insight and awareness of beauty became the subject of the essay, titled "Learning to See," that won Aspen Daniels, BA '19, first place in the fall 2016 University of Dallas Rome Program Essay Contest, which engages students studying abroad through the university's Rome Program in describing a place they visited or an encounter they had during their study abroad semester, exploring how some part of the Rome Program curriculum better enabled them to comprehend that experience.

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Learning to See

I was shocked by the beauty I saw when I stepped inside the door, and I wondered how I could have missed this before. The church wasn't large, but it didn't need to be because a dome soared upwards above our heads, giving an impression of grandeur. Bea pointed out that the dome was topped by a "lantern," one of our key terms; as we looked around at the marble and gold, naming the different architectural decorations, we realized how much skill it had taken to craft every detail.

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