Faith in the Classroom

Faith in the Classroom

The light of the Catholic faith illuminates every aspect of life at UD.

Independent thinking

Dr. Perez BernardoStudents laughingly describe our professors as sometimes playing “devil’s advocate” in the classroom, acknowledging that it spurs them to see and understand different points of view. Because we are “The Catholic University for Independent Thinkers,” we believe that faith is strengthened and matures more fully when it is the subject of reflection, questions and debate. UD is truly an intellectual community engaged in an open and honest search for the truth.

Educating the whole personFr. Maguire

For hundreds of years, the Catholic Church has been delivering education that takes the whole person into account. UD continues the longstanding Catholic intellectual tradition, preparing students for success beyond UD and encouraging them to make a difference in the world by providing rigorous scholarship with an emphasis on the liberal arts, a commitment to spiritual and ethical values and the development of the whole person.

News

Recent DBA Alumnus Begins Tenure-Track Position at UNI

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.

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Longtime Campus Safety Officer Sworn In to UDPD

Carlos Tijerina came to UD as a Campus Safety officer 23 years ago. He has loved the camaraderie of the CSO, but it has always been his dream to become a police officer. Then, a little over a year ago, UD finally got a police department. On Sept. 10, Tijerina was sworn in by President Thomas Hibbs as an official part of the UDPD team.

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New Trustee Brings Vast Array of Experience to UD's Board

"I guess I'm a man for all seasons," said Irving City Councilman Al Zapanta, who was elected to the University of Dallas Board of Trustees on May 31. Zapanta has had, as he explained, three different, often overlapping careers: in the military, in the private sector, and in both federal and state government and politics.

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