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Scholars of Excellence Weekend

University of Dallas Scholars of Excellence Weekend

Class Assignments 

Philosophy: What Wise Guys Do

Room: Gorman A

No assigned readings. 

Theology: Genesis 1-2:4

Room: Gorman C

Reading: Genesis 1-2

Physics: The Color Blue

History: Winston Churchill, Nations and Christian Civilization

Room: Gorman E

No assigned readings. 

Politics: Marbury v. Madison and Judicial Review

Business: Finding Your Fit: The Key to Meaningful Work

Room: Gorman B

No assigned readings.


The competition will include a timed writing component. If you are eligible for ADA/504 accommodations please email the proper documentation to And if you have any questions about disability services or disability accommodations at UD, please feel free to contact Dr. Skinner through email or by phone at (972) 721-5056.


You Can Do What with a (Spanish) Degree?

His first step was to enroll in physician’s assistant school at Baylor’s College of Medicine, a career trajectory to which he had aspired since his early childhood. Nowadays, Jonathan Cunningham, BA ’17, is dedicated to the vocational pursuit of comfort and healing at MD Anderson in Houston, among the largest cancer treatment centers in the U.S., where he was once a chemotherapy patient himself.

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History Alumnus Heads National Catholic Bioethics Center

During his Rome semester in 1991, Joseph Meaney, BA '93, with his friends (now Father) Kevin Cook, BA '94, and (now Texas State Representative and UD Trustee) Tan Parker, BA '93, attended a private Mass with Pope St. John Paul II. Several weeks earlier, they had hand-delivered a letter to the Swiss Guards outside St. Peter's requesting the Mass and including their contact information; at last, they'd received the phone call instructing them to be at the Bronze Gates at 5 a.m.

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