University of Dallas 2012 News
December 14, 2012
Senior biochemistry major Justin Samorajski took matters into his own hands last summer
when he decided to build the Physics Department a 3-D printer. Making good use of
open source software and construction plans, he presented a proposal to Richard Olenick,
professor of physics and department chair, and within a month had amassed a table
piled with parts and blueprints.
December 13, 2012
The Charles G. Koch Foundation is partnering with UD to supplement Scottish Enlightenment,
a course taught by Charles Sullivan, associate professor of history and department
December 11, 2012
In a Dec. 10 ceremony, the City of Irving Parks and Recreation Department honored
Marcy Brown Marsden, associate professor of biology and associate dean of Constantin
College, with a Golden Oak Award and UD's chapter of the Beta Beta Beta Biological
Honor Society (TriBeta) with a Community Service Award.
December 04, 2012
In the "2012 Open Doors" report released by the Institute of International Education
(IIE), the University of Dallas ranks fourth nationally among master's institutions
? and first in Texas ? for the percentage of undergraduate students participating
in study-abroad programs for academic credit.
December 03, 2012
The School of Ministry presented its Dei Verbum and Lumen Gentium Distinguished Alumni
Awards to three deserving alumni at the school's annual Landregan Lecture on Dec.
December 03, 2012
The College of Business has earned initial accreditation from the Association to Advance
Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The distinction, which is the hallmark of
business education excellence, places the college in an elite group; less than five
percent of business schools worldwide have earned the accrediting body's accreditation.
November 20, 2012
The Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation recently awarded a $10,000 scholarship
to UD's Lewis McKenzie II, who is pursuing a master's degree in information technology
from the College of Business while working as the chief information officer of PSA
November 13, 2012
Jesuit priest, New York Times bestselling author, journalist and culture editor of
America magazine, Fr. James Martin will give the 14th annual Landregan Lecture on
Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Lynch Auditorium. Martin will speak about joy and
humor in spiritual life.
November 12, 2012
English faculty and students gathered on Friday, Nov. 2, to celebrate the life of
Raymond DiLorenzo, professor of English at UD from 1972-2005, by announcing the winner
of the Raymond DiLorenzo Essay Contest for the best Literary Traditions II research
November 05, 2012
Rebecca Lowery '15 spent last June filling tires with dirt and spreading adobe while
an intern for Earthship Biotecture, a company that builds sustainable houses out of
November 02, 2012
State Rep. Linda Harper-Brown, Texas Department of Transportation Executive Director
Phil Wilson, DART Chair John Danish and UD President Thomas Keefe represented the
key stakeholders during a ceremonial ribbon cutting at the University of Dallas on
Wednesday, Oct. 31.
November 01, 2012
Last weekend, more than 5,000 people attended the sixth annual University of Dallas
Ministry Conference (UDMC), the second largest ministry conference of its kind in
the nation. The conference filled all four floors in its new venue, the Irving Convention
Center, and provided multicultural worship services and 134 sessions.
October 30, 2012
The University of Dallas has signed a letter of intent to offer an engineering dual
degree program with the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). The agreement will
make it possible for UD students to earn a bachelor of arts degree in physics from
UD and bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from UTA.
October 24, 2012
The University of Dallas has announced the appointment of five new members to its
Board of Trustees. Kevin Hasson, Fr. Greg Kelly, Bridgett Wagner, Donna Weitzman and
Lora Villarreal will begin their three-year terms immediately.
October 23, 2012
The podcast episode of BBC Radio 4's "The Public Philosopher," which was taped in
front of a live audience at the University of Dallas on Oct. 7, is now available on
the BBC website. UD students held their own in a lively, wide-ranging discussion that
touched on many facets of immigration, and even, briefly, on reproductive rights.