O'Hara Activities

O'Hara Activities

The O'Hara Institute is a residential program, and participants are required to live on campus. Activities are scheduled for most weekends and, although not required, participation is strongly encouraged. Transportation and admission charges are provided by the Institute. UD's on-campus health center, gymnasium and swimming pool are open during the summer.

The maximum number of freshman students is twenty. Typically, about half the students come from Texas, with the other half coming from all over the U.S.

The selection of activities changes from year to year. In the past, some of the activities have included a  baseball game, bowling, Shakespeare Theater of Dallas, Beauty and the Beast stage musical, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and the Dallas Zoo.

Summer 2016 O'Hara

News

Professor Applies Lessons Learned from Autistic Sons to All Life

Former Affiliate Assistant Professor of Spanish Nicole (Hammerschmidt) Lasswell, BA '03, and her husband, Martin, have two sons, Will and Stevie, both of whom have autism. For World Autism Awareness Day, the family was interviewed on Telemundo; because the boys are thriving, it seemed particularly important to the Lasswells to share their story and their hope with others.

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Alumnae Unpack Dense Theological Concepts, Aim to Impact Culture

The first time Monica Ashour, MTS '95 MH '04, read St. John Paul II's "Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body" was in 2000 with a small, grassroots group of parents and teachers, including DeAnn (Barta) Stuart, Ph.D., BA '98 MH '04, and Annie (Duffin) Vining, MTh '03. This group went on to found The Theology of the Body Evangelization Team Inc. (TOBET) on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8, 2001.

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University of Dallas Names New Vice President for Advancement

UD is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Wu Trujillo as its new vice president for university advancement. Trujillo currently serves as chief development officer and director of the Honor the Future campaign at the University of Virginia (UVA) Law School Foundation, which conducts alumni relations, external affairs, fundraising and endowment management for the benefit of the UVA School of Law. He begins his new role at the end of June.

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