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

The Idea of Our University

To found the famous Core curriculum of the University of Dallas, as an education "best for the individual," Donald and Louise Cowan looked to John Henry Newman's The Idea of a University. He unapologetically promotes the Western classics -- precisely because so few know our own culture well enough to appreciate the depth of any other.

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To Russia with UD: Faculty to Lead UD's First Tour of Russia

This summer, the University of Dallas invites students, alumni, faculty and staff to join its first-ever tour abroad of Russia, led by Professor of Physics Richard Olenick and Affiliate Instructor of Spanish, French and Italian Irina Rodriguez. From June 8 to June 16, 2020, Olenick and Rodriguez will guide participants through the cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, taking them on a cultural and literary tour of the "Russian soul."

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Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library Showcases Rare Books Room

No longer relegated to the damp lower level, the Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library's Rare Books Room has for the past two years occupied a prime spot on the second floor, where there used to be study carrels. The room, made of glass walls, is normally locked and only opened by appointment, but on Sept. 26, the library hosted an open house for faculty and staff to come and examine these treasures.

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