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UD Class of 2015 Receives Vatican Letter, Response to 'Pope Francis at UD' Campaign

April 16, 2015
One day in the spring of 2014, a few of the students who had been in Rome for Pope Francis' election a year before were hanging out, and someone said, "What if the pope came to our graduation?"

Boston Archbishop Cardinal O'Malley to Give UD Ministry Conference Keynote

April 02, 2015
Cardinal Seán Patrick O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap., archbishop of Boston and one of the eight advising cardinals to Pope Francis, will give the keynote address at the ninth annual University of Dallas Ministry Conference (UDMC). The annual event will be held Oct. 22-24 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas.

Students Found Journal of Science to Promote Undergraduate Research

April 01, 2015
Last year, a group of students banded together to provide a platform for an under-represented voice at UD: undergraduate scientific research.

Art Historian to Deliver Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture

March 25, 2015
Renowned art historian and Duke University A. M. Cogan Professor of Art and Art History Caroline Bruzelius will visit the University of Dallas as part of the Phi Beta Kappa Society Visiting Scholar Series April 16-17. As part of the visit, Bruzelius will deliver a public lecture on "Preaching, Building, and Burying: Friars in the Medieval City," Thursday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in the Art History Auditorium on the University of Dallas campus. On Friday, April 17, she will speak on "The Cathedral and the City" at the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas.

Senior Physics Major Becomes 39th UD Student to Earn Fulbright Award

March 20, 2015
For Anthony Kersting, a senior physics major with a German concentration, the journey to becoming UD's 39th Fulbright Award recipient began when he enrolled at UD four years ago.

Church of the Incarnation Awarded Architectural Honor

March 19, 2015
The American Institute of Architects Dallas Chapter (AIA Dallas) has awarded the University of Dallas Church of the Incarnation the 2014 AIA Dallas Twenty-Five Year Award. Given annually to a work of enduring post-war architecture that is at least 25 years old, the award is the highest recognition for design bestowed by AIA Dallas.

Author, Conservative Leader to Address UD Graduating Class of 2015

March 17, 2015
Columnist, author and conservative leader L. Brent Bozell III will address graduates during the University of Dallas' annual commencement ceremony for the undergraduate Constantin College of Liberal arts, undergraduate Satish and Yasmin Gupta College of Business, Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts and School of Ministry Sunday, May 17.

First Annual Scherer Lecture to Focus on Marriage as 'Best Path to Happiness'

March 10, 2015
W. Bradford Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project (NMP), will present the first Scherer Lecture, "Love and Marriage: How Research Shows that Marriage Remains the Best Path to Happiness for Men, Women, and Children," on Friday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the American Public Philosophy Institute (APPI).

3 New Trustees Join UD's Board

March 09, 2015
The University of Dallas has announced the appointment of three new members to its board of trustees. Laura Felis Quinn, Bill Keffler and Tom Nealon began their three-year terms in late February.

UD, Southwest Airlines Team Up for Sustainable Business Network

March 06, 2015
Successful employee engagement will be the focus of "It's All About People," a presentation in collaboration between the University of Dallas Sustainable Business Network (SBN) and one of the world's most admired companies, Southwest Airlines.

Former Cowboy Named First Hall of Fame Inductee

March 02, 2015
Former Dallas Cowboys fullback and University of Dallas MBA alumnus Robert Newhouse became the first inductee into the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business Hall of Fame earlier this month. Newhouse was selected based on his exceptional career, commitment to academics and work-life balance. His family accepted the award on behalf of Newhouse, who passed away in July 2014.

Still-Growing UD Ministry Conference Moves to Larger Venue in 2015

February 19, 2015
The ninth annual University of Dallas Ministry Conference (UDMC), set for Oct. 22-24, will move to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas this year to accommodate its growing attendance. The conference, which is the second largest of its kind in the United States, is sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Dallas and the University of Dallas. Last year, more than 5,200 participants from 31 states and seven countries attended.

8 Family Movies from UD's History-Professor-Turned-Film-Critic FS

February 12, 2015
It's no secret that FS, longtime movie reviewer for student-run paper The University News, is actually respected movie critic and Associate Professor of History Frank Swietek. Here, FS turns his eye from new releases to classic films for the whole family.

Author Takes Students Behind-the-Scenes of Writing & Publishing a Kid's Book

February 11, 2015
Children's author Michelle Staubach Grimes took UD students "behind-the-scenes" of the 18 month long process of writing, illustrating and editing her book "Where is Pidge?" Tuesday, Feb. 10.

UD Names Longtime Chemistry Professor & Constantin Dean C.W. Eaker Provost

February 05, 2015
UD has named Charles "C.W." Eaker provost and chief academic officer of the university. A nationally respected scholar and chemist, Eaker brings 10 years experience as dean of the Constantin College of Liberal Arts at the University of Dallas and nearly 40 years experience at the University of Dallas to his new role. Eaker served as acting provost during fall 2014.

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