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 of Dallas has been recognized in the 2017-18 Colleges of Distinction Guidebook for the eighth consecutive year among nearly 400 of America's best liberal arts institutions. The annual college guidebook featured the university for having one of the nation's most vibrant college communities and named UD as one of three Catholic Colleges of Distinction in Texas.
Charles T. Uhl, who worked in UD's IT Department, sent four of his five children to UD and to Rome. When their father passed away, the Uhl children, along with their mother, Nancy, set up a scholarship fund in his name to enable more students to be able to afford Rome each semester.
They came here so that someday, they can go back with even more to offer. Sana Kandalan, MA '19, and Anmar Oghanna, MBA '19, a wife and husband, both received scholarships to pursue graduate education at UD; they hope to use their degrees and experiences here to better serve their community back home in Erbil.