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.
Chair and Associate Professor of English Debra Romanick Baldwin, Ph.D., and Professor of Physics and recent Interim Dean of Constantin College Sally Hicks, Ph.D., have secured a $299,078 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support writing instruction at UD for the fall 2020 semester.+ Read More
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.+ Read More
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.+ Read More