Braniff 2018 News

Braniff 2018 News

Rhett Forman Designs General Studies Major at Tarleton State

Rhett Forman, PhD '17, is bringing the mission of the University of Dallas westward, to Stephenville, TX. He has been appointed by Tarleton State to design a general studies major, which he hopes to model after the curriculum he observed at UD.

Classical Education Program Reaches Westward

In January, University of Dallas Braniff Graduate School Assistant Dean & Affiliate Assistant Professor Matthew Post, Ph.D. '15, visited John Adams Academy in Roseville, California. Founded in 2010, John Adams Academy is a K-12 charter school dedicated to creating servant leaders through a classical education.

STEM & Liberal Arts Education: Parallel Lines that Meet?

"The roots of the STEM disciplines are grounded in our desire to know," she said. "STEM as thought of as its constituent parts (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), particularly science and mathematics, is fundamental to the study of the quadrivium (arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music) of the seven liberal arts," Weisse said. "But the quadrivium does not stand alone, it is paired with the trivium (grammar, rhetoric, logic) which teaches a potent use of language."

UD Professors Build Renaissance of Liberal Learning

Scott Crider, Ph.D., professor of English at the University of Dallas, and Matthew Spring, affiliate assistant professor of English, are writing a new book titled "A New Trivium: 100 Things to Know for College - and Life!" The work is devoted entirely to the trivium and how a classical education applies to the academic and social lives of college students through the liberal arts.

Called to Lead

"Leading well is ultimately living well," said Brett Bourbon, associate professor of English and co-director of UD's new Master of Leadership program. "It requires the virtues of courage and perseverance. It requires self-awareness and an acuity in understanding others and complex situations."