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 Nov. 1, 2019, the Solemnity of All Saints, the University of Dallas inaugurated its ninth and first alumnus president, Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83.+ Read More
"Our department has two fundamental guiding principles: the study of political philosophy and the study of American founding principles," said Richard Dougherty, MA '89 PhD '93, associate professor of politics and director of the politics graduate program. It is this emphasis on American political development combined with the quality of faculty and the rigor of the University of Dallas' politics doctoral program that led the U.S. Department of Education to award UD a $250,405 grant for stipend support for politics doctoral students through its Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need program.+ Read More
On Thursday, Sept. 26, several members of the university community gathered to celebrate the completion of Course II of the Studies in Catholic Faith and Culture program, the first component of UD's Liberal Learning for Life initiative. The course is titled "The Person: Tradition and History."+ Read More