Dedicated to the Christian intellectual tradition, the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts has worked to renew the Western heritage of liberal arts for the past 50 years. Established only ten years after the University of Dallas opened its doors, Braniff was founded in 1966 on the basis of a grant from the Blakley-Braniff Foundation. To date, the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts has awarded over 1,500 master’s and doctoral degrees.
Celebrate the history of visual art with an exhibition showcasing notable alumni and highlighting their significant contributions to the arts from 1966 to the present.
Consider the impact, importance and relevance of the middle class throughout history together with the Braniff Graduate School & Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).
Join us for a lecture presented by Nalin Ranasinghe, who earned his doctorate from Pennsylvania State University and his M.A. from the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts.
Enjoy an engaging series of presentations from notable Braniff alumni, on topics ranging from Homer's Iliad to the philosophical underpinnings of popular (neuro)science. Reception to follow.
Enjoy a convivial evening on the topic of personal responsibility and the common good from the vantage point of Catholic Social Teaching and the Western heritage of liberal arts.
Explore Shakespeare's As You Like It alongside keynote speaker Ralph Alan Cohen of the American Shakespeare Center.
Join the Braniff Graduate Student Association for their annual multi-disciplinary conference. Explore the theme of friendship as addressed in the Western tradition.
Join a group of Louise Cowan's most distinguished former students as they explore the legacy of her vision of literature and culture.
Is a given discipline sufficient in itself? How are the disciplines related? Is it valuable to distinguish between them at all? Join the conversation and reconnect with students, faculty and alumni at the Braniff Salon.
University of Dallas welcomes renowned film director, scriptwriter and producer Krzysztof Zanussi for the annual Eugene McDermott Lecture.
On Feb. 25 and 26, seven UD students traveled to Austin with Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment Michael Probus, BA '12 MBA '15, to advocate for continuing and/or increasing Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG) money.+ Read More
Mike Kiegerl's youngest daughter, Christine, would have graduated from UD in the Class of 1994, but just before her graduation, she was struck by an impaired truck driver and died instantly. Kiegerl and his wife, Peggy, established the Christine S. Kiegerl Memorial Scholarship in their girl's memory in 1997.+ Read More
UD students not only read St. Augustine's "Confessions" in Rome, traveling to Ostia to marvel at the place in which, according to Book IX, St. Augustine and his mother, St. Monica, had a joint mystical vision of God — they also travel 4.4 miles from the Irving campus to read the text with residents of South Irving.+ Read More