Earlier this month, the University of Dallas announced a partnership with the Institute of World Politics (IWP). UD will be the ninth institution of higher learning to partner with IWP.+ Read More
Jesuit priest, New York Times bestselling author, journalist and culture editor of America magazine, Fr. James Martin will give the 14th annual Landregan Lecture on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Lynch Auditorium. Martin will speak about joy and humor in spiritual life, which is the topic of his newest book, "Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life," published in October 2011.Martin is the author of several books including a best-selling memoir "My Life with the Saints", which received a 2007 Christopher Award, was named one of the "Best Books" of 2006 by Publishers Weekly and also received a first place award from the Catholic Press Association.
After working for years at the General Electric Co., Martin entered the Society of Jesus in 1988, and was ordained as a Catholic priest in 1999. During his service with the Jesuits, he worked in a hospice for the sick and dying with the Missionaries of Charity in Kingston, Jamaica, as part of an outreach program with street gang members in inner city Chicago and with the Jesuit Refugee Service in Nairobi, Kenya, where he helped East African refugees start small businesses.
"We're happy to have Fr. Martin speaking at this year's Landregan Lecture," said Mark Goodwin, interim dean of the School of Ministry and theology professor. "In the Year of Faith, his book, 'Between Heaven and Mirth,' is an important reminder that joy and laughter are a part of the Catholic spiritual life."
The University of Dallas Landregan Lecture honors Steven T. Landregan, an archivist, author and former editor of The Texas Catholic newspaper.
For more details visit, udallas.edu/landregan.
Growing up in a half-Irish Catholic family in Cincinnati, the seven Teller children knew a household full of music. Lucy, Brother Jonah and Brother Simon Teller have used the love of music instilled during childhood by their family to become musicians and produce music of their own.+ Read More
A few years back, the University of Dallas began to form a relationship with the Dallas Zoo, when Assistant Professor of Biology Deanna Soper, Ph.D., and her colleague, Professor of Psychology Scott Churchill, P.h.D., began taking class trips to the zoo. And in the spirit of further collaboration, the world's leading cheetah expert and conservationist, Laurie Marker, Ph.D., founder and executive director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) sponsored by the Dallas Zoo, will join the UD community on Thursday, Oct. 25, to give a lecture about her work rescuing the world's fastest land mammal from extinction.+ Read More