Centers

Centers & Projects

The University of Dallas is associated with a number of centers and projects that are devoted to a deeper exploration of topics closely connected with the University's mission.

American Public Philosophy Institute

Their mission is to promote natural law public philosophy rooted in the principles of the American Founding – one that pursues freedom and prosperity, grounded on the moral integrity of the culture and of our social and political institutions.

Center for Christianity and the Common Good 

A forum for serious and informed discussion of the common good which brings to bear upon this discussion the insight and wisdom of the Christian intellectual tradition.

Center for Thomas More Studies

To promote the study of Thomas More, especially his understanding of liberty,  statesmanship, and the need for educated and virtuous citizens.

Dallas Medieval Texts and Translations

An ambitious long-term project to build a library of medieval Latin texts, with English translations, from the period roughly between 500 and 1500, which will represent the whole breadth and variety of medieval civilization.

Donald and Louise Cowan Center

The Donald and Louise Cowan Archive houses, contextualizes and presents texts and information pertaining to the writings, thought and teachings of Donald A. and Louise Cowan.

Leo XIII Center for Philosophy and Social Issues

A nonprofit corporation dedicated to fostering an understanding of contemporary social-political issues informed by the perennial wisdom of Western philosophy and the intellectual heritage of Christian social teaching.

North Texas Heidegger Symposium

Professor Richard Owsley founded the North Texas Heidegger Symposium in 1980, and hosted it for over twenty years.

Studies in Catholic Faith and Culture

The Studies in Catholic Faith and Culture Program seeks to enrich the lives of Catholics by providing an intellectual formation that encompasses the breadth and depth of human culture. It explores the history, traditions, and works that have shaped the Catholic inheritance, resulting in a deeply Christian portrait of the human person.

News

Prestigious Physics Fellowship Supports Alumna's Research

In a mountain range in Italy, Sophia Andaloro, BS '19, investigates dark matter. One of the 2019 Cardinal Spellman recipients at UD, Andaloro received both the 2020 NSF Graduate Fellowship and the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA SSGF) this past year, her first year in graduate school at Rice University. She is one of five graduate students who will join the NNSA program this fall.

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How Do You Build the Perfect Sandcastle?

According to a team of University of Dallas juniors, there's an optimal water-to-sand ratio, roughly 6%, along with a borrowed methodology that's endured the test of time dating back to the relics of the Old Kingdom. The students' research, titled "The Best Sandcastles Are Egyptian: Pyramids Reign Supreme," was awarded a Meritorious designation in the International Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) -- a first in university history.

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Alumnus Named Among 2020 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America

Savoy, the leading African American business and lifestyle magazine, recently dubbed University of Dallas alumnus and Gupta College of Business Hall of Fame recipient Irvin Ashford Jr., MBA '00, among its 2020 list of elite Black executives. The listing garnered Ashford industry recognition along with the likes of Robert Smith, billionaire founder of Vista Equity Partners, out of more than 500 prospective candidates.

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