Shortly after graduating from the University of Dallas I traveled to Taiwan for a
three month artist residency at the Yingge Ceramics Museum, in New Taipei City. The
willingness of The Taiwanese people to participate in international cultural exchange
made me fall in love with Taiwan. I had the opportunity to do workshops, exhibit my
work, and visit many cultural sites. Because of the people I made relationships with,
the beautiful landscape, and the cultures relationship with ceramics I have been in
Taiwan ever since. I have established a clay studio in Yingge. In 2012 I received
the Huayu Enrichment Scholarship to study Mandarin. This spring I will be entering
my fourth semester at Shida University in Taipei. I am focusing this year on improving
my functional ware, exhibiting, and improving my Chinese.
The university mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus of Chemistry Jack Towne, Ph.D. (April 23, 1927 - July 8, 2019), who passed away in his Irving home at age 92. He had a long, celebrated career in education, culminating in his roles at UD.
July 1 marked an era of new beginnings at the University of Dallas as Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83, stepped into the limelight as the university’s ninth and first alumnus president. And his early morning arrival on UD’s Irving campus denoted a full-circle homecoming for the former Holy Trinity seminarian.
On July 9, President Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83, along with Alex and Martha Galbraith, parents of alumna Alison Galbraith, BA '12, signed the C.W. Eaker Scholarship Fund for Chemistry/Biochemistry at UD. The endowed scholarship is the first to be received by Hibbs since his presidency began on July 1; it honors longtime and much-loved chemistry professor C.W. Eaker, Ph.D., who served UD with distinction for over 40 years, first as a faculty member, then as dean of Constantin College and finally as provost of the university.