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UD News 2013

Ask the Alumni: Advice for Incoming Freshmen from the Older and Wiser

July 23, 2014
Starting college and living in residence halls for the first time can be a huge adjustment, so we asked some of our alumni for advice for incoming freshmen on making the transition. Here's what they have to say.

20-Year Veteran Canty Returns to Lead University's Advancement Efforts

July 21, 2014
Joan Canty, who once led UD's Office of Alumni Relations, has returned to the university as its vice president of advancement.

Southwest's Largest Catholic Ministry Conference Expands to 3 Days

July 17, 2014
The eighth annual University of Dallas Ministry Conference (UDMC), set for Oct. 23-25 at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas, will officially include Thursday, Oct. 23, in this year's schedule, expanding the conference into a three-day event.

3 Graduate Business Students Awarded Prestigious National, Local Scholarships

July 17, 2014
Local and national organizations recognized the academic promise of three Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business students this summer.

Video: 2014 McDermott Lecturer Rabbi Sacks Discusses Faith, Friendships

July 14, 2014
Watch a conversation between Bainard Cowan, professor of literature and Louise Cowan Chair in Humanities, and Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

Upperclassmen Speak: Advice for Incoming Freshmen

July 10, 2014
Starting college and living in residence halls for the first time can be a huge adjustment, so we asked some of our current students for advice for incoming freshmen on making the transition. Here's what they have to say.

For Senior Science Majors, Summer Means Research Assistantships

July 10, 2014
Every summer finds science majors scattered across the country (and globe) hard at work on summer research projects. This year, all 10 senior physics majors are spending the summer doing research. 80 percent of them are doing it supported by federal grants or funding. The Chemistry and Biology Departments have students researching as far away as Germany and Puerto Rico.

"Cor" Story: Double Major Loves Theater, Hopes to Teach Latin or Chemistry

July 03, 2014
Chemistry and classics comprise Elizabeth LaFrance's, BA '17, double major, a combination that outside of UD might seem odd but here is considered perfectly normal.

Spring Romers Camp Out for Canonization of Popes John XXIII, John Paul II

July 02, 2014
On Friday, April 25, 2014, at 5:30 a.m., Lauren Bergeron, BA '16, and Jenna Sommer, BA '16, among others, leave UD's Eugene Constantin Campus to catch the first bus into Rome.

Former @UDallasMBB Head Coach Ed Messbarger passes away

July 02, 2014
The University of Dallas (UD) community is deeply saddened to learn that Ed Messbarger, the school's former men's basketball head coach, has died.

"Cor" Story: Pastoral Ministry Major, Brain Cancer Survivor Plans to Help Patients

June 27, 2014
Jonathan Cunningham, BA '17, is a brain cancer survivor, which is why he intends to attend physician assistant school. He has spoken with medical professionals of various specialties at St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, one of the hospitals where he was treated after his diagnosis at four and a half years old. These conversations have helped him realize that while he hopes to work with cancer patients, his passion lies in working with the ill and the injured in general, aiding in providing both comfort and healing.

Business & Society Network Hosts Experts for Corporate Social Responsibility Panel

June 26, 2014
The Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business will host a panel discussion on Friday, July 11, to explore methods for integrating corporate social responsibility into the culture of an organization.

Cor Story: Economics Major Appreciates the Breadth of a Liberal Arts Education

June 18, 2014
"I've been looking at the stock market since I was about 12 years old," said rising senior Will Chavey, BA '15. "I got shares of Microsoft as a Christmas present at some point in middle school. And that passion for business never left."

National Alumni Board Announces 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award Winners

June 18, 2014
The National Alumni Board has announced its annual list of distinguished alumni. The 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, who will be honored during a reception and dinner on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Las Colinas, are Bishop Daniel Flores, Douglas Lattner and John McCaa.

Recommended Reading: Faculty Share Their Favorite Books for Summer Vacation

June 11, 2014
Looking for a plane book, a beach book or to learn something new? UD faculty share some of their current reads and old favorites.

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