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

Longtime Campus Safety Officer Sworn In to UDPD

Carlos Tijerina came to UD as a Campus Safety officer 23 years ago. He has loved the camaraderie of the CSO, but it has always been his dream to become a police officer. Then, a little over a year ago, UD finally got a police department. On Sept. 10, Tijerina was sworn in by President Thomas Hibbs as an official part of the UDPD team.

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New Trustee Brings Vast Array of Experience to UD's Board

"I guess I'm a man for all seasons," said Irving City Councilman Al Zapanta, who was elected to the University of Dallas Board of Trustees on May 31. Zapanta has had, as he explained, three different, often overlapping careers: in the military, in the private sector, and in both federal and state government and politics.

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Business Alumna Applies UD Core, Helps Rural Farmers in Uganda

Kate Palla, BA '10, gets to her office in Gulu, Uganda, by hailing any motorcycle driver who doesn't already have a passenger. "For 15 cents, they'll take you anywhere you want to go," she explained. "It's the least expensive Uber ever." Palla is the director of finance and operations for Cycle Connect, a high-growth asset-finance company based in Uganda.

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