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.
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.+ Read More
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.+ Read More
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.+ Read More