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UD in the Community: St. Francis Montessori Fosters Family

It took root in a community of friends and neighbors, people who learned from and studied with each other, with the University of Dallas as their common bond. Before its official beginning, what would become St. Francis Montessori consisted of a room in the home of Associate Professor of Theology Christopher Malloy and his wife, Flory.

10th UD Alumnus Appointed Bishop

Pope Francis has named Dallas native Msgr. Robert Coerver, BA '76, as the new bishop of Lubbock -- the 10th University of Dallas alumnus to be appointed a bishop. The appointment was announced yesterday in Washington, D.C., by the papal nuncio of the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre.

11 Changemakers You Might Meet at the Dallas Ministry Conference

From Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Catholic faithful from the diocese and the surrounding area will come together at the 10th annual Dallas Ministry Conference, sponsored by the Diocese of Dallas and the University of Dallas, to learn, pray and "Walk Together in Faith."

UD Trounces North Texas Giving Day Records

The donations have all been counted, and at the end of this year's annual North Texas Giving Day (NTGD) -- a one-day online giving event that encourages giving to nonprofits across North Texas -- UD benefactors contributed more individual gifts than any other college or university for the fourth consecutive year.

Psychology Major Hopes to Pursue Pediatric Oncology

Sarah Webster, BA '18, wanted to go to a state school with a football team. However, a family friend who happened also to be a UD alumna suggested that she visit UD. In spite of Webster's resistance, her parents insisted that she give it a try.

5 Things You Need to Know About North Texas Giving Day

On Thursday, Sept. 22, people from across the U.S. (and, for that matter, the world) can come together to support North Texas nonprofits on the eighth annual North Texas Giving Day. Here are five things you need to know about this momentous day.

Best Bets: Week to Anticipate, Week of 9/19/16

Friday is finally upon us. If you think this week was tough wait until the week before Thanksgiving, when midterms have eaten away at your soul, and you're forced to consume copious amounts of Turkey, sweet potatoes and your mom's oven-baked pecan pie during the break to replenish your body enough to make it through the rest of the semester.

Nashville Dominicans Establish Irving Convent, Teach at UD

When classes began on Aug. 24, UD students were greeted by a different combination of white and black on the mall: the white and black of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia, a religious congregation more commonly known as the Nashville Dominicans.

New Faces on Campus: UD Welcomes 8 New Faculty Members

Eight new faculty members have joined the University of Dallas for the 2016-17 academic year. They will further strengthen the university in a number of important areas, including theology, economics, Italian, biology and accounting.

The Middle Class, Its Classical Roots and Contemporary Concerns

More than half of the people in the United States belong to the middle class. Though it appears to be a relatively recent phenomenon, which some simply call a "modern bourgeoisie," there is evidence of a "middle class" much earlier in the Western tradition, found even in Aristotle's Politics. This leads us to the question, "Why is a healthy middle class necessary for a stable society?"

University of Dallas Jumps to No. 12

(IRVING, Texas) - U.S. News & World Report's 2017 rankings of the nation's best colleges are out, and the University of Dallas moved up three spots from its 2016 rank to claim No. 12 on the list of best regional universities in the West.

Psychology Professor Helps Ban Psychologists from Interrogations

In August 2015, Professor of Psychology Scott Churchill was a key sponsor of a bill adopted by the APA to ban any involvement of psychologists in national security interrogations, an historic motion approved with an unprecedented vote of 157-1 and affecting the APA's 122,000 members.

Fall Romers Do Their Part for Earthquake Victims

Last week, six days after a magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook a mountainous stretch of central Italy, killing nearly 250 people and leaving hundreds injured, fall 2016 Romers and faculty rallied together to host a chili fundraiser for those most affected by the natural disaster.