June 18, 2013
Psychologists, sociologists, historians and anthropologists from all over the world will gather on the University of Dallas campus this week for the 45th meeting of Cheiron: the International Society for the History of the Behavioral and Social Sciences.
June 13, 2013
The University of Dallas has been honored as a 2013-14 College of Distinction, a designation given to select schools to honor excellence in student-focused higher education. The university was found to excel in all four distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
June 07, 2013
A busy six week itinerary including two rigorous courses--Faith and Culture and The Catholic Imagination, a shared Catholic faith, numerous day trips, a school-led visit to Florence and Assisi and five days of individual travel time have brought 15 undergraduate students from across the country together for an unforgettable Undergraduate Summer Rome Program.
June 04, 2013
Every year, the freshmen arrive on campus and blossom into a class with a character all their own. Faculty remember their bright questions; RAs their pranks. In their sophomore year, Peter Hatlie, vice-president, dean and director of the Rome campus, will name their respective Rome classes. Friendships are formed and new clubs begun. Until then, however, a few facts and figures will have to hold their place.
May 31, 2013
Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and recently-appointed chair of the eight advising cardinals to Pope Francis, will deliver the keynote addresses at the 7th Annual University of Dallas Ministry Conference on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Irving Convention Center.
May 28, 2013
"If I had been called upon a year ago, when I was only 95, to address you this afternoon, I would, no doubt, have spoken of the importance of liberal arts education for the preservation of civilization. But now I will only tell you, 'be sure you have memorized a few poems to keep you company through whatever lies ahead.'"
May 21, 2013
For the last eight years, UD philosophy and theology professors have turned to sports to settle an age-old question of disciplinary superiority with the annual Handmaiden Bowl.
May 17, 2013
Aaron French spends his school-year running from classes and chemistry labs to, well, running cross country and track, all while maintaining a 4.0 GPA.
May 16, 2013
A graduate degree program that began when a note in the Church of the Incarnation bulletin about a Sacred Art & Architecture course piqued Jack Carney's interest has bloomed into a love of English literature.
May 13, 2013
Art history major Larisa Chavez '13 will watch her Catholic faith come to life through art history when she spends the summer as an intern for the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museum (Patron's Office). After departing in early June, Chavez will serve as a liaison to museum patrons, going on private tours with them, assisting the curators and helping with office administration.
May 10, 2013
Seniors celebrated four years of hard work and idiosyncrasies during the 2013 Convocation ceremony on Thursday, May 9, in addition to receiving departmental awards and sharing their post-graduation plans.
May 08, 2013
The 72-hour Cor Challenge resulted in 678 total gifts--630 of which were from alumni--to the university and raised the Constantin College alumni participation rate from 13.97 percent to 16.57 percent. During the three days of peer-to-peer social media and online appeals from individual alumni and the Alumni Relations Office, alumni donated $70,303.75 to the Cor Fund.
May 06, 2013
Recent survey results published by the American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) revealed that employers favor hiring graduates who possess abilities best provided by a liberal education similar to UD's--critical thinking, problem solving and communications skills.
May 06, 2013
Approximately 275 students will receive bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees on Sunday, May 19, during the University of Dallas' annual commencement ceremony for the undergraduate Constantin College of Liberal Arts, undergraduate College of Business, Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts and School of Ministry. Ernie Sadau, CEO of Catholic health ministry CHRISTUS Health, will address the graduates.
May 03, 2013
Next fall, Gwenda-lin Grewal, affiliate assistant professor of classics, and John Macready, an adjunct instructor of philosophy and IPS philosophy student, will lead students in an inquiry into the connection between one's outerwear and inner self with a new course: Philosophy and Fashion.