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

University Welcomes Leading Catholic Intellectual to Campus

On Friday, Sept. 13, the university community welcomed George Weigel, distinguished senior fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the father of two UD alumnae. Celebrated for his two-volume biography of St. John Paul II and many other intellectual contributions, Weigel presented an exploration of the current Catholic situation in light of a new interpretation of the past 250 years of the church's interaction with social, cultural, economic and political modernity.

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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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