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.
Although she can no longer see, Tia does her best, like the mother she still is, to ensure the comfort of those around her from her perch on the edge of her bed. She is one of three elderly residents of St. Adelaide in Grand Prairie, one of Gospel of Life Dwellings' two locations. First conceived by Joe Flaherty, M.D., BA '86, a geriatrician, the idea for these homes was embraced and implemented -- and is continuously sustained -- by numerous UD alumni.+ Read More
Positioned off Crusader Drive, behind the batting cages and the centerfield wall of the baseball field, the university's newly constructed baseball clubhouse opened the first week in May, the last week of the season for the UD baseball team. This milestone marked the end of a years-long endeavor supported by the university's Baseball Booster Club to upgrade the team's existing locker room and practice facilities.+ Read More
Valor Public Schools founder David Williams, who pursued graduate coursework at UD from 2006-7, and superintendent Steve Gordon, BA '97 MA '01, believe that a school should be an environment filled with joy.+ Read More