Announcements

Dr. Pezzia Wins Award

Congratulations to Carla Pezzia, Assistant Professor of Human Sciences, for being selected as a recipient of an American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Publication grant for the 2018-2019 cycle.

This prestigious award provides support to scholars to prepare research manuscripts for publication. Founded in 1881, AAUW is one of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, due to the generosity and legacy of generations of AAUW members. 

Dr. Pezzia will use the grant funds to develop her dissertation into a book manuscript, which will highlight the multifaceted approaches employed in highland Guatemala to achieve and maintain sobriety from alcoholism.

  

News

You Can Do What with a (Spanish) Degree?

His first step was to enroll in physician’s assistant school at Baylor’s College of Medicine, a career trajectory to which he had aspired since his early childhood. Nowadays, Jonathan Cunningham, BA ’17, is dedicated to the vocational pursuit of comfort and healing at MD Anderson in Houston, among the largest cancer treatment centers in the U.S., where he was once a chemotherapy patient himself.

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History Alumnus Heads National Catholic Bioethics Center

During his Rome semester in 1991, Joseph Meaney, BA '93, with his friends (now Father) Kevin Cook, BA '94, and (now Texas State Representative and UD Trustee) Tan Parker, BA '93, attended a private Mass with Pope St. John Paul II. Several weeks earlier, they had hand-delivered a letter to the Swiss Guards outside St. Peter's requesting the Mass and including their contact information; at last, they'd received the phone call instructing them to be at the Bronze Gates at 5 a.m.

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