Braniff News 2015

Braniff News 2015

Looking Back: Highlights from a Decade of John Paul II Theology Lectures

The John Paul II lecture, which began in 2007 and is made possible by anonymous donors, is designed to promote theological enterprises modeled on the work of St. John Paul II. Past lecturers have included Cardinal Francis Arinze in 2008, Guy Mansini, OSB, in 2010 and John McDermott in 2012.

UD professor Daniel Burns invited to papal study group.

Assistant professor of politics, Dr. Daniel Burns, has recently been inducted into a unique group of scholars. The group, causally referred to as "Pope Benedict's Book Club," is a group of scholars who meet once a year to discuss topics to which they have devoted extensive study.

Celebrating the 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.

Braniff Alumnus Founds 'The Arts of Liberty Project

Founded by Jeffrey Lehman, PhD ‘02, The Arts of Liberty Project is an online, interdisciplinary resource for teachers and students of the liberal arts and liberal education. Launched in January 2013, it offers a wealth of educational materials.

Braniff Salon Discussion of della Francesca’s ‘Flagellation of Christ’: A Follow-up

The most recent Braniff Salon on Sept. 18 featured a faculty panel discussion of Piero della Francesca’s early Renaissance painting “Flagellation of Christ.” The event was a success by all accounts, attracting various faculty members, Braniff Graduate School students and alumni. In the interest of continuing the dialogue, some of these attendees share a few of their thoughts on and impressions of the evening.