The University of Dallas has received a $300,000 grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to purchase a scanning electron microscope (SEM), which will support teaching and research for both faculty and students at the nanoscale level.+ Read More
The Paideia Personalized Major program offers exceptional students the opportunity to design their own major within the parameters set forth by the Constantin Dean. The degree plan will combine selected departmental offerings with independent study under the direction of a personal committee. Students are admitted into this program on the basis of an excellent academic record and a strong proposal for an interdisciplinary project. Applicants to to the program should have a grade point average of 3.5 and sophomore standing. Students may not be admitted to the program later than the first semester of the junior year. Continuation in the program requires a grade point average of at least 3.3 in any semester.
A Paideia proposal must meet a number of requirements. First, it must have both a clearly delimited central topic and that comprehensiveness characteristic of liberal education. Second, the proposal must fall within an area that can be well supervised by the university's faculty. Third, it must demonstrate that the proposed work cannot be better done within the structure of a departmental major.
Paideia Scholars must, of course, fulfill the university requirements that constitute the core curriculum and the minimum credits for the degree.
In an age when differences often lead to divisiveness, Associate Professor of Management Richard Peregoy, D.P.S., uses his research on mindfulness and spirituality to build bridges across cultures, religions and political orientations.+ Read More
At a time when many small liberal arts universities are struggling, the University of Dallas has some good news to offer: The strategic sale of the apartment complex owned by the university for 24 years has increased the endowment by nearly 27 percent, or $16 million, bringing the current value to over $76 million. Further, this increase is predicted to eventually generate an additional $800,000 annually for UD's operations, capital and maintenance budgets.+ Read More