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Emmet Flood to Speak at 2019 Commencement

UD welcomes Emmet T. Flood, Assistant to the President and Special Counsel to the President, as the 2019 commencement speaker. Emmet T. Flood received his B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Dallas in 1978.

UD Awards First-Ever Sturgeon Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship

As UD's first-ever recipient of the George S. Sturgeon Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship, business graduate student Dominique West will receive a $3,000 scholarship to apply toward her final semester at UD. West is graduating with her M.S. in Cybersecurity in May.

UD Establishes St. John Paul II Teaching Fellow in Social Thought

UD announced the formation of the St. John Paul II Teaching Fellow in Social Thought. Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D., known for his clear and careful writing as well as his poise and civility in addressing controversial social issues, has been selected the first fellow.

Spring 2019 Romers Arrive

The Spring 2019 Rome class arrived in Italy on Saturday, January 19 to begin four months of traveling, studying, and reveling in all that Europe, Italy and Rome has to offer. They wasted no time jumping right in with site tours, mass at St. Peter's and loads of traditional Italian cenas.

UD Honors Esteemed Faculty for Excellence in Teaching

"The scale of the mall is just right for a dragon ... We get reminders of its destructive power, with the necessity of smoothing out the mall from time to time," said Professor of Psychology (and 2018 King Fellow) Robert Kugelmann as he presented his address, "Past and Future at the University of Dallas: The Roadrunner, the Snake, and the Treasure," to his colleagues during the 34th King/Haggar Faculty Award Ceremony.

2019 Gupta Hall of Fame Inductees

The University of Dallas' Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business is proud to announce its 2019 Hall of Fame inductees, including Irvin Ashford Jr. MBA '00, Joe Gigler, MBA '80, and Jane Mody, MBA '75

Gupta College of Business Earns Re-Accreditation

UD's Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business is proud to announce the re-accreditation of its business undergraduate, master's and doctoral programs from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Local News Anchor, Alumnus Discusses MLK's Legacy of Ideas

In Martin Luther King Jr.'s own time, not everyone loved him, not even all black people; some thought he wasn't vocal enough or that nonviolence was not the most effective means of inspiring change. On Thursday, Jan. 24, WFAA anchor John McCaa, Ph.D., MA '02, explored Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy during UD's fourth annual MLK Day Symposium, titled "Politics, Faith, and the Media: An Interview with Dr. John McCaa."

Dallas 500 Names Dean Brett J. L. Landry

"The University of Dallas is positioned to reshape graduate business education," said Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business Dean Brett J. L. Landry. Aside from being the business college's chief academic officer since 2016, the information technology veteran is a professor of cybersecurity — and even a "certified ethical hacker."

Meet the Class of 2022: Eagle Scout Pines for Adventure

As he began his ascent up Observation Peak, the only trail-accessible peak of the Sawtooth Range of the Rocky Mountains, alongside his mom, dad and younger siblings in summer 2017, UD freshman John Rabaey could more than sense the coming summits on his horizon.

Our Kids at Heart: The Evangelizing Power of Catholic Education

"You bring me a letter of acceptance to a Catholic school for your child, and I promise your child will attend Catholic school." This is the promise Father Mark Hamlet, BA '68 MBA '70, makes to his congregation at every Mass. The pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Austin, Hamlet has spent much of his ministry advocating for Catholic school education through his nonprofit foundation, Our Kids at Heart.

Junior Computer Science Major Interns at Google

This past summer, Yeabkal Wubshit, BA '20, earned the internship that every computer science major dreams of: a position at Google -- and spent the summer working on infrastructures for Google Service Accounts at Google's office in Sunnyvale, California.

UD Graduates Awarded Competitive Scholarships at Texas Business Hall of Fame

Two graduate students enrolled in the University of Dallas' Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business -- Luis Almanza, MS '18, and Susan Horak, MBA MS '23 -- in addition to alumnus Frederick Infante, MBA '18, were recently awarded scholarships for their entrepreneurial spirit and outstanding leadership during the 36th annual Texas Business Hall of Fame (TBHF) on Thursday, Nov. 1, in Houston.

Distinguished Alumni Excel in Human Endeavor

The University of Dallas will celebrate the extraordinary achievements of four alumni with its 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Award recipients Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, MTS '00, Laura Felis Quinn, BS '86 MBA '18, Judy Kelly, BA '63, and John Parker, BA '83 MBA '89, will be honored for their contributions to their professions, communities and the University of Dallas.

UD Announces Partnership With The Study USA

UD's Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business announced a partnership with The Study USA. The new partnership aims to further the Gupta College of Business’ mission to prepare students in a wide variety of management specialties, serving a range of industries.

University Mourns Passing of Longtime Benefactor Steve Landregan

Steve T. Landregan, MA '73, a longtime generous benefactor of the University of Dallas, passed away on Nov. 25. Embodying the university's dedication to the pursuit of wisdom, truth and virtue, Landregan lived out UD's commitment to the "renewal of Catholic theology in fidelity to the church and in constructive dialogue with the modern world."

Fall 2018 Northern Italy Trip

The Fall Romers left for their last group trip of the semester on Wednesday, November 7. The group traveled to visit Florence, Venice and Assisi. Some of the highlights of the trip include visits to the Doges' Palace and San Marco in Venice and the Uffizi, Accademia and Duomo in Florence.

Fall 2018 Greece Trip and Fall Break

The Fall 2018 Rome class headed off for their 10-day trip to Greece on Friday, September 28. The Greece Trip is one of the highlights of the Rome Semester as students travel to some of the greatest cities and the richest sites of the ancient world. Following the Greece Trip students set out to explore the rest of Europe on their own during their fall break.

UD Announces Partnership with IWP

Earlier this month, the University of Dallas announced a partnership with the Institute of World Politics (IWP). UD will be the ninth institution of higher learning to partner with IWP.

Teller Family Finds Friendship, Fraternity in Love of Music

Growing up in a half-Irish Catholic family in Cincinnati, the seven Teller children knew a household full of music. Lucy, Brother Jonah and Brother Simon Teller have used the love of music instilled during childhood by their family to become musicians and produce music of their own.

Longtime Catechist, Mother of Two Receives Ministry Scholarship

This past year, as Edna Ramos prepared to send one son off to college and the other into his freshman year of high school, she knew that one chapter of her life was coming to a close. She needed to determine what the next phase would hold, what meaningful work she could undertake.

Dallas Ministry Conference Unites Faithful and Faculty

Dallas/Fort Worth area faithful gathered at the Irving Convention Center for the 12th Annual Dallas Ministry Conference (DMC) Oct. 11-13, 2018. Sponsored by the Diocese of Dallas and the University of Dallas, the event seeks to provide opportunities for faith formation.

University of Dallas Expands Classical Education Program

As many as 100 classical school teachers will receive scholarships this year as the University of Dallas intensifies its efforts within the classical education arena. The university also plans to bring on two new tenure-track faculty members, each devoted primarily to one of two programs in the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts.

UD Engages Conservation, Behavioral Research Efforts with Dallas Zoo

A few years back, the University of Dallas began to form a relationship with the Dallas Zoo, when Assistant Professor of Biology Deanna Soper, Ph.D., and her colleague, Professor of Psychology Scott Churchill, P.h.D., began taking class trips to the zoo. And in the spirit of further collaboration, the world's leading cheetah expert and conservationist, Laurie Marker, Ph.D., founder and executive director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) sponsored by the Dallas Zoo, will join the UD community on Thursday, Oct. 25, to give a lecture about her work rescuing the world's fastest land mammal from extinction.

Dallas Ministry Conference Unites Faithful and Faculty

Dallas/Fort Worth area faithful gathered at the Irving Convention Center for the 12th Annual Dallas Ministry Conference (DMC) Oct. 11-13, 2018. Sponsored by the Diocese of Dallas and the University of Dallas, the event seeks to provide opportunities for faith formation.

UD Spirit Remains Undampened on Alumni and Family Weekend

Torrential downpours greeted out-of-town guests visiting for Alumni and Family Weekend Oct. 11-14, but these steadfast travelers (as well as those of us who live here) persevered nonetheless. Braving drenched bounce houses, simultaneously struggling with both strollers and umbrellas, more than 600 alumni (families frequently in tow) as well as parents and siblings of current students made it out for various receptions, reunions and other events.

UD Announces Record-Breaking Undergraduate Enrollment

The University of Dallas is proud to announce another year of record-breaking undergraduate enrollment of 1,471 students. Record freshmen classes within five of the last seven years have contributed to this milestone. The Class of 2022, comprised of nearly 380 students, is one of the university's largest entering classes in its more than 60-year history.

University of Dallas Expands Classical Education Program

As many as 100 classical school teachers will receive scholarships this year as the University of Dallas intensifies its efforts within the classical education arena. The university also plans to bring on two new tenure-track faculty members, each devoted primarily to one of two programs in the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts.

Charity Week: Junior Class Tradition Encourages Unity

Next week kicks off the long-held junior class tradition, Charity Week -- and as the UD community gathers on Monday, Oct. 15, Catholics around the world also celebrate the feast of St. Teresa of Ávila, Virgin, Doctor of the Church. Lasting through Saturday, Oct. 20, the entire University of Dallas campus will raise funds for two nonprofits that align with the university's Catholic identity.

Top DFW Female Executives to Discuss Imposter Syndrome

Do you sometimes feel unworthy of your achievements, suspicious that they're the result of mere luck or other people's misevaluation of your competence, rather than something you've rightfully earned? You're not alone. On Oct. 17, some of Dallas/Fort Worth's top female business leaders and executives will share their experience with and tips for fighting these nagging insecurities.

Top DFW Female Executives to Discuss Imposter Syndrome

Do you sometimes feel unworthy of your achievements, suspicious that they're the result of mere luck or other people's misevaluation of your competence, rather than something you've rightfully earned? You're not alone. On Oct. 17, some of Dallas/Fort Worth's top female business leaders and executives will share their experience with and tips for fighting these nagging insecurities.

Haggerty Gallery Presents: ‘Shape-Shifter: Drawing from Observation’

UD's Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition titled "Shape-Shifter: Drawing from Observation," featuring four artists who turn the common notion of observational drawing as "drawing what you see" on its head. An opening reception for "Shape-Shifter" is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m., on the University of Dallas' Irving campus in the Haggerty Gallery. The exhibition will remain open for viewing through Sunday, Nov. 4.

Fall 2018 Southern Italy Trip and Site Visits

The month of September had the Fall Rome class visiting numerous sites in Rome such as Santa Maria Maggiore, the Roman Forum and Colosseum as well as touring Southern Italy on their first class overnight trip.

Longtime Catechist, Mother of Two Receives Ministry Scholarship

This past year, as Edna Ramos prepared to send one son off to college and the other into his freshman year of high school, she knew that one chapter of her life was coming to a close. She needed to determine what the next phase would hold, what meaningful work she could undertake.

Meet the Class of 2022: AcaDec Champ Aspires to Medicine

Kimberly Diwa, BA '22, first heard of the University of Dallas during a Bible study at her church. She decided to visit campus and immediately was struck by UD's friendly character, not to mention its impressive record of preparing pre-med students for medical school.

School of Ministry Receives Grant for Bilingual Faith Formation

This spring, Confraternity of Christian Doctrine awarded the Ann and Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry a $24,050 grant to support the CCD's goals of promoting Catholic biblical literacy. This grant will fund a full scholarship for one bilingual student to complete a Master of Theological Studies with a concentration in biblical studies.

UD Launches Reading Initiative, Partners with Local Schools

During the course of the 2018-19 academic year, the university will sponsor a series of lectures, art exhibits, panel discussions and other activities centered around All the Light We Cannot See, the first chosen book for this new community reading initiative, culminating in author Anthony Doerr's visit to campus as the 2019 Eugene McDermott lecturer.

UD in Service: Students Help Rebuild South Texas

Nearly a year ago, when Hurricane Harvey hit, Houston, Beaumont and surrounding areas endured a natural disaster of unforeseen proportions. The process of rebuilding has been long and arduous, and this past spring, UD's Alternative Spring Break program took students down to Beaumont to join in the efforts through Operation Blessing, the division of Catholic Mission Trips in charge of Hurricane Harvey relief.

University of Dallas Named Among 'America's Top Colleges'

As UD students flourish under the guidance of our faculty, so too does the national reputation of the university. "We are honored to receive such notable distinctions from each of these publications, recognizing us once again among the country's premier academic institutions," said Interim President John G. Plotts, Ed.D., of the university's recent naming in "America's Top Colleges" by Forbes magazine, the "Best Colleges for Your Money" by Money magazine and the 2019 edition of The Princeton Review's popular guidebook "The Best 384 Colleges."

New Faces on Campus: UD Welcomes 8 New Faculty Members

The University of Dallas welcomes eight new faculty members this 2018-19 academic year. Their knowledge and insights will further enrich the university in several areas, including biology, business, economics, ministry, theology and the library.

Rome Forno Dinner

Fall 2018 Rome Scavenger hunt winners received a forno dinner cooked by the Rome Student Affairs staff, a very coveted prize for this fall Rome class.

Alumna, Trustee Makes Gift in Perpetuity to Rome Program

It's not simple nostalgia that led University Trustee Megan Smith, D.O., BA '02 MBA '18, to include UD in her estate plan, with the only restriction being that the funds must be used for the Rome Program. Smith strongly believes that her time at UD, including her Rome semester, was fundamental to her career in medicine.

Fall 2018 Romers Arrive

The Fall 2018 Rome class arrived in Italy on Saturday, August 25 to begin four months of traveling, studying, and reveling in all that Europe, Italy and Rome has to offer. They wasted no time jumping right in with site tours, mass at St. Peter's and loads of traditional Italian cenas.

Future Teacher Carries On UD's Fulbright Legacy in Czech Republic

Catherine Blume, BA '18, first became fascinated by Czech fairy tales as a child listening to the stories of her art teacher, a close family friend who had immigrated from the Czech Republic. This coming year, living in Prost?jov, Czech Republic, and teaching at Cyrilometod?jské Gzmnázium (a K-12 Catholic school there), she hopes to incorporate these fairy tales as well as their American counterparts, in addition to other children's literature from both traditions, in order to instill in her students an appreciation of culture -- both their own and that of the United States, exploring how these cultures compare and contrast with each other.

Art Exhibition Rethinks Nature of Books, World Around Us

UD's Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of handmade artist books and printed works, titled "The Space Between," which converges around the idea of the space between things both in a literal and a metaphorical sense.

Art Exhibition Rethinks Nature of Books, World Around Us

UD's Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of handmade artist books and printed works, titled "The Space Between," which converges around the idea of the space between things both in a literal and a metaphorical sense.

Presidential Search Committee Announces Webpage Launch

We have created a webpage, udallas.edu/presidential-search, where you can provide your input to the presidential search committee. Please visit this site and share the priorities you believe our next president should pursue, the traits you believe our next president should possess, and/or any candidate nominations you would like to recommend.

Fall Move-In Day: UD Welcomes Crusading Class of 2022

More than 100 volunteers arrived on campus this morning to welcome the Class of 2022, helping unload vehicles and move boxes. "As of now I have moved 16 fridges, and the record I hear is 19," said orientation leader Joe Griesbauer, BA '19.

University of Dallas Creates Cyber Scholarship for Women

Beginning this fall semester, second-year Master of Science in Cybersecurity and MBA students with a cyber concentration enrolled in the University of Dallas' Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business can apply for the George S. Sturgeon Cybersecurity Scholarship Fund for Women. The scholarship strengthens the university's reputation as a leader in cybersecurity education.

Faculty, Staff Nurture Partnership, Build Relationships in Avila

This past 2017-18 school year, the University of Dallas began an exchange program with the Catholic University of Avila (Universidad Católica de Ávila, or UCAV) in Spain, sponsored by the European Union's Erasmus program. In August 2017, UD hosted a faculty and a staff member from UCAV here in Irving; in May and July 2018, faculty and staff from UD visited Avila, a medieval fortress city with numerous churches and historical associations with St. Theresa.

Trustees Announce Presidential Search Committee

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees is pleased to share several updates regarding the search for a new university president. Richard Husseini, BS '88, current vice chair of the board and executive committee member, will chair the search committee for a new university president. This committee represents a cross section of the UD community, including trustees, faculty, an academic dean, a National Alumni Board representative, a member with senior staff experience, and the current student government president.

UD in Service: Students Help Rebuild South Texas

Nearly a year ago, when Hurricane Harvey hit, Houston, Beaumont and surrounding areas endured a natural disaster of unforeseen proportions. The process of rebuilding has been long and arduous, and this past spring, UD's Alternative Spring Break program took students down to Beaumont to join in the efforts through Operation Blessing, the division of Catholic Mission Trips in charge of Hurricane Harvey relief.

Shakespeare in Italy Last Week

Wrapping up their last week in the eternal city the Shakespeare in Italy group visited Orvieto, St. Peter's Basilica where they toured the Scavi, and the Villa Borghese.

Rome & the Catholic Church Last Week

Touring basilicas was on the agenda for the Rome & the Catholic Church program as they wrapped up their last week in Rome visiting the Catacombs of St. Sebastian, St. John Lateran, St. Paul Outside the Walls, the Abbey of Tre Fontane and more.

Latin in Rome Last Week

The Latin in Rome group spent their last week in Rome soaking up as much as they could, visiting several celebrated museums and sites throughout the city.

Future Teacher Carries On UD's Fulbright Legacy in Czech Republic

Catherine Blume, BA '18, first became fascinated by Czech fairy tales as a child listening to the stories of her art teacher, who had immigrated from the Czech Republic. This coming year, living in Prostejov, Czech Republic, and teaching at a K-12 Catholic school there, she hopes to incorporate these fairy tales as well as their American counterparts in order to instill in her students an appreciation of culture -- both their own and that of the United States, exploring how these cultures compare and contrast with each other.

UD in Service: Students Volunteer in English Literacy Program

When Associate Professor of English Bernadette Waterman Ward was a graduate student in California, she tutored non-English-speakers through the Reagan Amnesty Program. Her children remembered this, and in 2013, one of them pointed out that there was a similar program at St. Luke's right here in Irving: Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT).

School of Ministry Receives Grant for Bilingual Faith Formation

This spring, Confraternity of Christian Doctrine awarded the Ann and Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry a $24,050 grant to support the CCD's goals of promoting Catholic biblical literacy. This grant will fund a full scholarship for one bilingual student to complete a Master of Theological Studies with a concentration in biblical studies.

UD Earns Recognition Among America's Best Colleges

The University of Dallas was recently named, once again, a national College of Distinction among nearly 400 of America's best liberal arts institutions. Adding to the university's list of recent notable accolades, UD earned its placement in the 2019 edition of the "Fiske Guide to Colleges" -- a comprehensive guidebook of the best colleges offering a superior education at an affordable cost -- and ranked among the country's "Best Catholic Colleges of 2018" by the ranking publisher College Consensus.

Shakespeare in Italy Venice and Padua Trip

The Shakespeare in Italy group continued their study of the great playwright by taking a short trip to Venice and Padua where they performed acts from The Taming of the Shrew and the Merchant of Venice where they would have taken place.

Latin in Rome Naples Trip

On July 18 the Latin in Rome group begin their journey along the Amalfi coast to the Bay of Naples to visit such ancient sites as Herculaneum, Pompeii and Cumae.

Rome & the Catholic Church Sienna and Assisi Trip

The Rome & the Catholic Church group headed out for their 5-day group trip to Sienna and Assisi on Thursday, July 19 where they would discover frescos, relics and basilicas while enriching their faith.

Shakespeare in Italy First Week in Rome

The Shakespeare in Italy program wasted no time in getting acquainted with Rome visiting the Circus Maximus, Forum, Colosseum, Piazza Navona and several churches during their first week in the city.

Latin in Rome First Week in Rome

Our Latin in Rome group had a week full of walking tours taking them to St. Peter's, the Pantheon, the Forum and the Aventine and Palatine hills. They also took a day trip to Cerveteri, Tarquinia and Santa Severa.

Rome & the Catholic Church First Week in Rome

After almost a week in Rome the Rome & the Catholic Church program participants have visited many monumental sites in the eternal city including: St. Peter's Basilica, San Clemente, the Colosseum and the Vatican Observatory in Castel Gandolfo.

When Foresight Is 20/20: Endowment Gains 27 Percent in One Stroke Thanks to $10 Investment 24 Years Ago

At a time when many small liberal arts universities are struggling, the University of Dallas has some good news to offer: The strategic sale of the apartment complex owned by the university for 24 years increased the endowment in the spring by nearly 27 percent, or $16 million, bringing the current value to over $82 million. Further, this increase is predicted to eventually generate an additional $800,000 annually for UD's operations, capital and maintenance budgets.

High School Summer Programs Arrive in Rome

The University of Dallas welcomed 52 high school scholars to our Rome campus today to participate in one of three high school study abroad programs: Latin in Rome, Rome & the Catholic Church and Shakespeare in Italy.

Courageous Conversations

In the summer of 2017, Professor of Global Business Ruth May engaged in a conversation triggered by a truth upon which she had stumbled, one that kept nagging at her because no one else seemed to be acknowledging it. Finally, she realized that she would have to be the one to bring it to light.

UD in the Community: Gospel of Life Dwellings Affirm Lives

Although she can no longer see, Tia does her best, like the mother she still is, to ensure the comfort of those around her from her perch on the edge of her bed. She is one of three elderly residents of St. Adelaide in Grand Prairie, one of Gospel of Life Dwellings' two locations. First conceived by Joe Flaherty, M.D., BA '86, a geriatrician, the idea for these homes was embraced and implemented -- and is continuously sustained -- by numerous UD alumni.

New Crusader Baseball Clubhouse Completed

Positioned off Crusader Drive, behind the batting cages and the centerfield wall of the baseball field, the university's newly constructed baseball clubhouse opened the first week in May, the last week of the season for the UD baseball team. This milestone marked the end of a years-long endeavor supported by the university's Baseball Booster Club to upgrade the team's existing locker room and practice facilities.

Higher Calling

Upon his installation as the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Jefferson City in Missouri, the Most Rev. William Shawn McKnight, BS '90, became, at 49, the youngest Latin diocesan bishop currently serving in the United States. He now joins almost a dozen fellow bishops claiming UD as their alma mater.

Courageous Conversations: 'The Challenge of the Future'

"Graduates of this university are academically well-prepared to dialogue with our pluralistic world," said Cardinal Kevin Farrell at the ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony for UD's new building, Cardinal Farrell Hall, named in his honor. "Pope Francis every day calls upon us to open our hearts and minds -- even to those who do not like us, and to those who oppose us, and to those who do not think as we do. The University of Dallas has the potential to do this. "

Alumna Returns to Rome, Represents Youth at Pre-Synod

Between March 19 and March 24, pastoral leaders congregated in Rome for a pre-synod gathering of over 300 representatives from every part of the world. Two of those leaders were UD alumni Katie Prejean McGrady, BA '11, and Nick López, BA '12 MTS '16. The purpose of the gathering was to craft a document, to be presented to the pope, on the state of young people and religion worldwide.

Campus Ministry Director Represents Youth of North America

The week of March 19, University of Dallas alumnus and Director of Campus Ministry Nick López, BA '12 MTS '16, attended a pre-synodal gathering of young people in preparation for the upcoming Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment. López was even asked to address the gathering, including Pope Francis, at the request of the Vatican Synod Committee.

UD Welcomes New Generation of Crusader Alumni

Outdoor chairs filled up quickly as droves of graduates, professors, families and friends arrived on the Braniff Mall the morning of Sunday, May 12, to participate in the 59th annual Spring Commencement Ceremony in honor of UD’s new generation of Crusader alumni.

Commencement

This year's spring commencement ceremony had some new graduates in attendance: six doctor of business administration (DBA) students from the Gupta College of Business.

Board of Trustees Names John G. Plotts as Interim President

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Executive Vice President John G. Plotts, Ed.D., as interim president of the university. Plotts joined the university in December of 2008, initially serving in the roles of associate provost and dean of undergraduate admissions.

Professor of English Eileen Gregory Named 2018 Piper Professor

"That's what our teaching, and all our talk about the reflective life, boils down to -- efforts to keep brilliance in our hearts, to remember the lightness that is native to our spirit," said 2018 Piper Professor Eileen Gregory, Ph.D., professor of English. The Piper Award honors 10 professors annually in Texas colleges and universities for outstanding achievements in their profession and is widely regarded as the most prestigious award of its kind in the state.

10 Things To Know About Your Upcoming Graduation

On Sunday, May 13, the university community will gather on the Braniff Mall to celebrate and honor its newly minted graduates. From Baccalaureate Mass to Commencement, here are 10 things to know about UD's upcoming graduation weekend.

In Memoriam: Margaret McDermott's Generosity Will Live On

Margaret Milam McDermott passed away on Thursday, May 3, at the age of 106. McDermott will long be remembered warmly and gratefully by the city of Dallas as a marvelously generous benefactor of the arts, education and science, including her establishment of the McDermott Lectureship at UD in 1974.

Spring 2018 Final Group Trip and Retreats

As the spring Rome semester winds to a close the Romers took their last class trip to Northern Italy to see the sites of Venice and Florence and also got to participate in several silent religious retreats to enhance the spiritual journey of their Rome experience.

Notable Alumni to Deliver Annual Commencement Address

The University of Dallas is pleased to welcome two notable alumni, Tom Nealon, MBA '88, and Miriem Bensalah-Chaqroun, MBA '86, who will address the Class of 2018 during the university's annual commencement exercises for the Constantin College of Liberal Arts, the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts, the Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry and the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business. The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 13, on the Braniff Mall.

UD Presents: 'Results: Works from the UD Iron Pour'

The University of Dallas is pleased to announce an exhibition of cast-iron works made by faculty and students, "Results: Works from the UD Iron Pour," which is available for viewing now through Sunday, April 22.

Alumna's CPA Score is Tops in Texas

On an exam that's known as one of the most difficult professional certification exams, Candice Vermeulen, BA '13 M.S. '15, outshines the field.

University of Dallas Trustees Announce Presidential Transition

University of Dallas Board of Trustees Chairman Thomas M. Zellers, M.D., announced today that President Thomas W. Keefe, J.D., will be completing his tenure at the university at the end of this academic term. The university will begin a search for a new president this summer.