Special Events

Special Events

 

Excellence in Education Forum Lecture

Through a generous benefactor, the Department established in 1986 a yearly forum honoring the profession of teaching. The Forum has featured such renowned educators as Madeline Hunter, David Elkind, William Glasser, Louise Cowan, and William Farmer. The Forum is a gift from the Department to the community. The Excellence in Education Forum usually occurs in the spring semester.

Authors, Illustrators, Readers (A.I.R.) Program

The A.I.R. Program (Authors, Illustrators, and Readers) was established in 1975. In conjunction with the Irving Independent School District and the Irving Public Library, the University of Dallas Department of Education brings noted authors and/or illustrators of child and young adult books to the University campus to speak and work with students preparing to teach.

News

UD Welcomes New Generation of Crusader Alumni

Outdoor chairs filled up quickly as droves of graduates, professors, families and friends arrived on the Braniff Mall the morning of Sunday, May 12, to participate in the 59th annual Spring Commencement Ceremony in honor of UD’s new generation of Crusader alumni.

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Board of Trustees Names John G. Plotts as Interim President

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Executive Vice President John G. Plotts, Ed.D., as interim president of the university. Plotts joined the university in December of 2008, initially serving in the roles of associate provost and dean of undergraduate admissions.

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Professor of English Eileen Gregory, PhD, Named 2018 Piper Professor

"That's what our teaching, and all our talk about the reflective life, boils down to -- efforts to keep brilliance in our hearts, to remember the lightness that is native to our spirit," said 2018 Piper Professor Eileen Gregory, Ph.D, professor of English. The Piper Award honors 10 professors annually in Texas colleges and universities for outstanding achievements in their profession and is widely regarded as the most prestigious award of its kind in the state.

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