UD Professor Celebrates Braniff Salon Tradition
The Braniff Salon is a time-honored tradition of the University of Dallas community
that lives on today. The next is coming up on April 30, and will be hosted in honor
of the memory of Louise Cowan, Ph.D. (Dec. 22, 1916 – Nov. 16, 2015). The Spring 2016
Braniff Salon will feature a panel of her students who studied in the Braniff Graduate
School under her and are now professors themselves. They will lead a discussion of
some of the lyric poetry she so loved.
Many members of the UD community look back on past Braniff Salons with great fondness.
Adjunct Professor of English Mike Terranova, PhD, BA ‘85, MA ‘93, organized the Braniff
Salon held last April hosted by the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.
“I wanted a discussion with UD faculty about the ‘Oresteia’ in a beautiful house full
of antiques and art while eating truffle cheese and drinking mint juleps,” said Terranova.
Terranova’s goal was to emulate the first Braniff Salon he attended several years
ago, creating an elegant yet informal event characterized by the type of conversation
that makes UD such a rich experience. He recruited legendary University Professor
Louise Cowan and other highly regarded faculty members as panelists. By all accounts,
the evening was a success, and the community looks forward to another such evening
Originally published in Tower Magazine, Summer 2015.