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UD News 2013

UD Mathematics Department Number One in Percentage of BAs to Later Earn Ph.D.s

August 21, 2014
In a study that included Harvard University, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University-College Station, among many others, UD ranked number one.

DFW Airport DART Station Opens; UD 5 Stops Down

August 19, 2014
At about 4 o'clock Monday morning, the first DART Orange Line train rolled into DFW Airport Station, only five stops down from UD's own light rail station. Just in time for the fall semester, the campus now has direct access via public transportation to the DFW International Airport, only a 25-minute ride away.

Meet the Class of 2018: Saxophonist Follows in Parents' Footsteps to School of Ministry

August 18, 2014
Matthew Crews' mother started taking classes from UD's School of Ministry his sophomore year of high school, so when it came time for Crews to look at colleges, she suggested UD. Crews plans to major in pastoral ministry, a relatively new major at UD (it was first offered starting in 2011). While his mother is no longer taking courses from the School of Ministry, now his father is.

Theologian Theodore Whapham Named New School of Ministry Dean

August 13, 2014
UD has named Theodore Whapham the new dean of the School of Ministry. Whapham, a theologian specializing in Christology and Trinitarian theology, will oversee the university's undergraduate and graduate ministry programs, adult education courses and the University of Dallas Ministry Conference, the nation's second largest Catholic ministry conference.

Meet the Class of 2018: Air Force Pilot's Son Will Put Down Roots at UD, Study Business

August 12, 2014
Ethan Fuller spent his junior year of high school in Alaska and his senior year in Germany. His father is an Air Force pilot, so moving has been a regular part of Fuller's life. Fuller's mother found UD in a catalog of top Catholic colleges, and Fuller was intrigued both by the fact that UD professors tend to use the Socratic method in teaching and by the location: Texas, his father's home state.

Princeton Review Names UD to Best Colleges List

August 05, 2014
The University of Dallas was again named one of the nation's best colleges in the 2014 edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 379 Colleges." The university's Rome Program was also recognized as being the eighth most popular study abroad program. In its profile of UD, The Princeton Review praises the university's rigorous core curriculum and interesting, accessible professors.

Meet the Class of 2018: Poet and Musician Plans to Study English, Embrace Learning

August 05, 2014
The impending beginning of her freshman year at UD is inspiring an unfamiliar feeling in Gabriella Montes: excitement to be starting school. "It will be wonderful being around other people who want to learn," Montes said.

Ask the Faculty: Advice for Incoming Freshmen from Their Future Professors

August 01, 2014
Starting college for the first time can be like entering an entirely different world, so we asked some of our faculty for advice for incoming freshmen on making the transition. Here's what they had to say.

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.

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