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UD Drama Professor Directs Musical Based on 'Iliad,' 'Odyssey' for Lyric Stage

October 24, 2014
In March 2014, Assistant Professor of Drama Stefan Novinski, BA '92, got a call from Dallas County's Lyric Stage founding producer, Steven Jones, to ask whether Novinski would be interested in directing a production of the musical "The Golden Apple," which will run at the Irving Arts Center Oct. 24 through Nov. 2.

UD Named to ACTA's ‘A’ List for Preparing Graduates

October 22, 2014
UD is among 23 colleges and universities nationwide and the only one in North Texas to earn an "A" rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) in its sixth edition of "What Will They Learn?" The study, which graded 1,098 institutions with an "A" through "F" on the strength of each school's general education curriculum, aimed to identify those that best prepare undergraduates for the workforce.

Transfer Student, Former Police Officer Raises Wolves, Will Study Biology, Physics

October 21, 2014
Patrick Hughes, BA '18, isn't a typical college freshman. Rather than matriculating directly out of high school like the majority of UD's undergraduates, Hughes has a wealth of life experience under his belt, from the Marines to the Fort Worth Police Department. Additionally, he does something a bit unusual in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex: he raises wolves.

UD Breaks Ground on New Home for Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business

October 20, 2014
UD hosted a special groundbreaking celebration on Friday, Oct. 17, to officially mark the start of construction on SB Hall, the new state-of-the-art home of the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business.

Braniff Graduate School Hosts First Interdisciplinary Shakespeare Conference

October 15, 2014
The Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts will host its first biennial interdisciplinary Shakespeare conference Oct. 24-25 on the UD campus. The conference, which is titled "Nothing Will Come of Nothing: The Wisdom of King Lear," will begin with a lecture by Timothy Burns, university professor of political science at Baylor University, and a dramatic reading of the play featuring one of North Texas' most highly regarded actors, Bruce DuBose, in the title role.

"Lumen Gentium" Panel to Discuss Catholic Vision of Church 50 Years Later

October 06, 2014
"The church shares in the very life of the Trinity. The church's task is to allow Christ himself to become visible and active in each member; the church is the Spouse of Christ and our Mother. Mary reveals the beauty and splendor of the church at the end of times," said the Rev. Roch Kereszty, O.Cist., adjunct professor of theology at UD.

University of Dallas Closely Monitoring Information About Dallas Ebola Case

October 03, 2014
The University of Dallas is closely monitoring information related to the Ebola virus, including information about two health care workers at Dallas' Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who tested positive for the virus.

Business & Society Network Hosts Panel on How Apps Solve Environmental Challenges

October 02, 2014
The Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business will host a panel discussion on Friday, Oct. 10, to explore why and how companies and entrepreneurs are developing apps to solve environmental challenges. The event will take place from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. in the Haggar University Center. The complimentary event includes breakfast, presentations, an interactive roundtable discussion and networking with Dallas/Fort Worth business leaders.

Meet UD's 15 New Faculty Members

October 02, 2014
UD welcomed 15 new faculty members this fall. The faculty members began teaching classes for undergraduate Constantin College of Liberal Arts and Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business programs, the School of Ministry and the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts on Sept. 2.

4 Ways to Learn More About the Alumni-Driven Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine Project During Alumni & Family Weekend

October 01, 2014
Since the class gift in 1997 that began the project to bring a Marian shrine to the University of Dallas, one thing has remained consistent: alumni support. Alumni began, resurrected and sustained the project. In keeping with that tradition, Alumni & Family Weekend offers several opportunities for alumni, families, students and friends to become more involved with the project to build a shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe on campus.

Graduate Business Programs See Enrollment Increase

September 25, 2014
As many colleges and universities across America face declining enrollments, the University of Dallas' Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business is experiencing a 16 percent increase in new students overall. The growth is due in large part to a population of new international students that is 200 percent larger than in fall 2013.

Canadian Archbishop, Catholic Education Advocate to Give UDMC Keynote Address

September 18, 2014
The Most Rev. J. Michael Miller, CSB, archbishop of the Diocese of Vancouver, will give the keynote address at the eighth annual University of Dallas Ministry Conference (UDMC), which will be held Oct. 23-25 at the Irving Convention Center.

Fund a Faculty Parking Spot for a Day with North Texas Giving Day Gifts

September 18, 2014
Give your favorite faculty member a parking spot of his or her choice for a day by donating $100 to UD during North Texas Giving Day. Simply make the gift via this link and designate your faculty member in the notes box.

Psychology Department Receives National Award for Curricular Rigor

September 16, 2014
At the American Psychological Association (APA) Convention Aug. 9, the University of Dallas Psychology Department along with Professor of Psychology Scott Churchill received the 2014 Charlotte and Karl Buhler Award from the Society for Humanistic Psychology (SHP). Each year, SHP recognizes both an institution and an individual associated with that institution for "significant and lasting contributions to humanistic psychology."

D.C. Schindler to Give Annual John Paul II Lecture: Marriage as Natural Sacrament

September 16, 2014
D.C. Schindler, associate professor of metaphysics and anthropology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at The Catholic University of America, will give the seventh annual John Paul II lecture, "Marriage as a Natural Sacrament," Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Lynch Auditorium.

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