Braniff 50th Anniversary

Celebrating 50 Years of Graduate Liberal Arts Education

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.

Please join us as we celebrate together our 50-year legacy of graduate education and look forward to a bright future with these events.

haggerty art galleryView from the Art Village: 50-Year Retrospective 

Art Exhibition | More Information
On Display: March 24 - April 29 

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. 

 


 

 Previous Events:

Rosemann

On the Middle Class

Academic Conference
Sept. 15-16, 2016| More Information 

Consider the impact, importance and relevance of the middle class throughout history together with the Braniff Graduate School & Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). 


 ChagallThe Confessions of Odysseus

Sponsored by the Cowan Chair in the Humanities
Oct. 11, 2016
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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. 


TerranovaThe Legacy & Future of a Liberal Arts Education

Alumni Panel Discussion & Alumni Reception
Oct. 14-15, 2016
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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.


Braniff SalonPersonal Responsibility & the Common Good

Braniff Salon
Nov. 4, 2016 | More Information

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.


Shakespeare ConferenceAs You Like As You Like It!

Second Biennial Shakespeare Conference
Nov. 11-12, 2016
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Explore Shakespeare's As You Like It alongside keynote speaker Ralph Alan Cohen of the American Shakespeare Center.


On Friendship

On Friendship

3rd Annual BGSA Conference 
Jan. 28, 2017| More Information 

Join the Braniff Graduate Student Association for their annual multi-disciplinary conference. Explore the theme of friendship as addressed in the Western tradition.  


 Louise CowanCan Poetry Save the World? 

Symposium 
Feb. 24, 2017 | More Information

Join a group of Louise Cowan's most distinguished former students as they explore the legacy of her vision of literature and culture.


Braniff Salon

 The Distinctiveness of Disciplines & Quest for Truth

Braniff Salon
Mar. 3, 2017 | More Information

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.


 

McDermott lectureReading Signs of Time in Our Days 

Annual Eugene McDermott Lecture
Mar. 27-31, 2017 | More Information

University of Dallas welcomes renowned film director, scriptwriter and producer Krzysztof Zanussi for the annual Eugene McDermott Lecture. 

 

Engaging the ideas of the great thinkers over the centuries, our academic community regularly hosts exceptional guest lecturers and distinguished faculty members on thought-provoking topics within the Western tradition.

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Each year, the Braniff Graduate Student Association organizes a conference that reflects the unique interdisciplinary nature of the Braniff Graduate School and its emphases on classical education and contemporary scholarship.

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From joining monastic orders to holding teaching positions at colleges and universities to becoming influential political leaders, Braniff graduates have flourished in a vast number of leadership positions in a variety of fields.

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News

Art Alumna's Vintage Dress Design to Debut on Red Carpet

Dallas-area native and Door Number 9 designer Elisa Choffel Low, BA '03, will have her latest dress design showcased on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 22. The silver open-back vintage-style gown includes a striking chainmail jewelry inset created in collaboration with Toronto jewelry designer Kyra Matsui.

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University Welcomes Leading Catholic Intellectual to Campus

On Friday, Sept. 13, the university community welcomed George Weigel, distinguished senior fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the father of two UD alumnae. Celebrated for his two-volume biography of St. John Paul II and many other intellectual contributions, Weigel presented an exploration of the current Catholic situation in light of a new interpretation of the past 250 years of the church's interaction with social, cultural, economic and political modernity.

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Recent DBA Alumnus Begins Tenure-Track Position at UNI

Gabe Dickey, DBA '19, recently successfully defended his dissertation, titled "Exploring the Human Side of Audit Quality: Team Engagement and Partner Leadership Behaviors," for UD's Doctor of Business Administration. Dickey has spent his career in the accounting profession, the vast majority as a certified public accountant working in auditing. He began UD's DBA program three years ago, drawn in by his interest in broader business issues and the program's practitioner-oriented focus.

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