Reading Group

HPS Faculty Reading Group

Each semester UD faculty meet weekly to discuss the theories, methods and achievements of the natural and human sciences and mathematics. The fall semester is dedicated to books by leading scientists about their own research areas. In the spring, discussion focuses on the historical, philosophical, theological, and social dimensions of science. Another, less formal reading group meets two or three times each summer, discussing a different book at each meeting.

Check out our current reading schedule, books we've read in the past, and related book recommendations from UD professors. Note that each of the books we read is the subject of lively disagreements, and is not necessarily endorsed by the University of Dallas!

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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