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UD in Service: Ph.D. Students Share 'Confessions' in South Irving

UD students not only read St. Augustine's Confessions in Rome, traveling to Ostia to marvel at the place in which, according to Book IX, St. Augustine and his mother, St. Monica, had a joint mystical vision of God -- they also travel 4.4 miles from the Irving campus to read the text with residents of South Irving.

How to Build a Shortwave Radio

As you know if you’ve read even some of our first UD Reads book, "All the Light We Cannot See," it’s possible to build a radio from random, scavenged parts, as long as you can find the necessary random, scavenged parts, as Werner does in the book. This is also essentially what Assistant Professor and Department Chair of Physics Jacob Moldenhauer did as well: He scavenged parts from the Physics Department, and built a radio.

Thomas S. Hibbs Appointed President of University of Dallas

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees announced today that it has unanimously selected Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83, to serve as the university's ninth president. The first alumnus of UD to be president, Hibbs has served as dean of the Honors College and distinguished professor of ethics and culture at Baylor University since 2003.

Your Job As a Leader: 9 Ways to Create an Environment of Growth

When I first became a manager, my dad told me that my job was to create an environment where people could perform. When I began teaching, my dad told me that my job was to create an environment where people could learn. The parallel advice was striking.

Cor Story: From the NFL to Team Facilities

Brandon Cox, MBA '18, first heard about UD in 2013 when he was looking for an MBA program. While searching UD's website he also noticed there was a job opening in the Facilities Department. As both a student and a staff member, Cox was immediately drawn to the family and close-knit community that UD has to offer.

Cor Story: Business Alumna Finds Passion in Human Resources

Mariana Zayas, BA '12, began her UD journey as a psychology major, but realized during her Rome semester that there might be other paths for her besides graduate school, which had been her original plan. "I knew I wanted to help people, but not in what capacity," she said. "I didn't know what that looked like."

Cor Story: Senior Art Major Seeks Qualification for 2020 Olympics

As an incoming freshman, Abigail Wade, BA '19, thought she might major in one of the sciences and ultimately become a physical therapist; now she's an art major, with a focus in painting. Some things have not changed, however: She is still aiming to represent the U.S. on the archery team in the 2020 Olympics. Also, her love for UD has only grown in her nearly four years here.

2019 SGCC Comes to UD

Over 90 printmaking artists will be exhibiting their work across six exhibitions in the Haggerty Art Village this March 6 - 9, as part of Texchange, an international printmaking conference held by the Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI) in North Texas.

Emmet Flood to Speak at 2019 Commencement

UD welcomes Emmet T. Flood, Assistant to the President and Special Counsel to the President, as the 2019 commencement speaker. Emmet T. Flood received his B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Dallas in 1978.

UD Awards First-Ever Sturgeon Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship

As UD's first-ever recipient of the George S. Sturgeon Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship, business graduate student Dominique West will receive a $3,000 scholarship to apply toward her final semester at UD. West is graduating with her M.S. in Cybersecurity in May.

UD Establishes St. John Paul II Teaching Fellow in Social Thought

UD announced the formation of the St. John Paul II Teaching Fellow in Social Thought. Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D., known for his clear and careful writing as well as his poise and civility in addressing controversial social issues, has been selected the first fellow.

Spring 2019 Romers Arrive

The Spring 2019 Rome class arrived in Italy on Saturday, January 19 to begin four months of traveling, studying, and reveling in all that Europe, Italy and Rome has to offer. They wasted no time jumping right in with site tours, mass at St. Peter's and loads of traditional Italian cenas.

UD Honors Esteemed Faculty for Excellence in Teaching

"The scale of the mall is just right for a dragon ... We get reminders of its destructive power, with the necessity of smoothing out the mall from time to time," said Professor of Psychology (and 2018 King Fellow) Robert Kugelmann as he presented his address, "Past and Future at the University of Dallas: The Roadrunner, the Snake, and the Treasure," to his colleagues during the 34th King/Haggar Faculty Award Ceremony.

2019 Gupta Hall of Fame Inductees

The University of Dallas' Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business is proud to announce its 2019 Hall of Fame inductees, including Irvin Ashford Jr. MBA '00, Joe Gigler, MBA '80, and Jane Mody, MBA '75

Gupta College of Business Earns Re-Accreditation

UD's Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business is proud to announce the re-accreditation of its business undergraduate, master's and doctoral programs from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Local News Anchor, Alumnus Discusses MLK's Legacy of Ideas

In Martin Luther King Jr.'s own time, not everyone loved him, not even all black people; some thought he wasn't vocal enough or that nonviolence was not the most effective means of inspiring change. On Thursday, Jan. 24, WFAA anchor John McCaa, Ph.D., MA '02, explored Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy during UD's fourth annual MLK Day Symposium, titled "Politics, Faith, and the Media: An Interview with Dr. John McCaa."

Dallas 500 Names Dean Brett J. L. Landry

"The University of Dallas is positioned to reshape graduate business education," said Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business Dean Brett J. L. Landry. Aside from being the business college's chief academic officer since 2016, the information technology veteran is a professor of cybersecurity — and even a "certified ethical hacker."

Meet the Class of 2022: Eagle Scout Pines for Adventure

As he began his ascent up Observation Peak, the only trail-accessible peak of the Sawtooth Range of the Rocky Mountains, alongside his mom, dad and younger siblings in summer 2017, UD freshman John Rabaey could more than sense the coming summits on his horizon.

UD Graduates Awarded Competitive Scholarships at Texas Business Hall of Fame

Two graduate students enrolled in the University of Dallas' Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business -- Luis Almanza, MS '18, and Susan Horak, MBA MS '23 -- in addition to alumnus Frederick Infante, MBA '18, were recently awarded scholarships for their entrepreneurial spirit and outstanding leadership during the 36th annual Texas Business Hall of Fame (TBHF) on Thursday, Nov. 1, in Houston.

Fall 2018 Northern Italy Trip

The Fall Romers left for their last group trip of the semester on Wednesday, November 7. The group traveled to visit Florence, Venice and Assisi. Some of the highlights of the trip include visits to the Doges' Palace and San Marco in Venice and the Uffizi, Accademia and Duomo in Florence.

Fall 2018 Greece Trip and Fall Break

The Fall 2018 Rome class headed off for their 10-day trip to Greece on Friday, September 28. The Greece Trip is one of the highlights of the Rome Semester as students travel to some of the greatest cities and the richest sites of the ancient world. Following the Greece Trip students set out to explore the rest of Europe on their own during their fall break.

Top DFW Female Executives to Discuss Imposter Syndrome

Do you sometimes feel unworthy of your achievements, suspicious that they're the result of mere luck or other people's misevaluation of your competence, rather than something you've rightfully earned? You're not alone. On Oct. 17, some of Dallas/Fort Worth's top female business leaders and executives will share their experience with and tips for fighting these nagging insecurities.

Fall 2018 Southern Italy Trip and Site Visits

The month of September had the Fall Rome class visiting numerous sites in Rome such as Santa Maria Maggiore, the Roman Forum and Colosseum as well as touring Southern Italy on their first class overnight trip.

Rome Forno Dinner

Fall 2018 Rome Scavenger hunt winners received a forno dinner cooked by the Rome Student Affairs staff, a very coveted prize for this fall Rome class.

Fall 2018 Romers Arrive

The Fall 2018 Rome class arrived in Italy on Saturday, August 25 to begin four months of traveling, studying, and reveling in all that Europe, Italy and Rome has to offer. They wasted no time jumping right in with site tours, mass at St. Peter's and loads of traditional Italian cenas.

University of Dallas Creates Cyber Scholarship for Women

Beginning this fall semester, second-year Master of Science in Cybersecurity and MBA students with a cyber concentration enrolled in the University of Dallas' Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business can apply for the George S. Sturgeon Cybersecurity Scholarship Fund for Women. The scholarship strengthens the university's reputation as a leader in cybersecurity education.

Shakespeare in Italy Last Week

Wrapping up their last week in the eternal city the Shakespeare in Italy group visited Orvieto, St. Peter's Basilica where they toured the Scavi, and the Villa Borghese.

Rome & the Catholic Church Last Week

Touring basilicas was on the agenda for the Rome & the Catholic Church program as they wrapped up their last week in Rome visiting the Catacombs of St. Sebastian, St. John Lateran, St. Paul Outside the Walls, the Abbey of Tre Fontane and more.

Latin in Rome Last Week

The Latin in Rome group spent their last week in Rome soaking up as much as they could, visiting several celebrated museums and sites throughout the city.

Shakespeare in Italy Venice and Padua Trip

The Shakespeare in Italy group continued their study of the great playwright by taking a short trip to Venice and Padua where they performed acts from The Taming of the Shrew and the Merchant of Venice where they would have taken place.

Latin in Rome Naples Trip

On July 18 the Latin in Rome group begin their journey along the Amalfi coast to the Bay of Naples to visit such ancient sites as Herculaneum, Pompeii and Cumae.

Rome & the Catholic Church Sienna and Assisi Trip

The Rome & the Catholic Church group headed out for their 5-day group trip to Sienna and Assisi on Thursday, July 19 where they would discover frescos, relics and basilicas while enriching their faith.

Shakespeare in Italy First Week in Rome

The Shakespeare in Italy program wasted no time in getting acquainted with Rome visiting the Circus Maximus, Forum, Colosseum, Piazza Navona and several churches during their first week in the city.

Latin in Rome First Week in Rome

Our Latin in Rome group had a week full of walking tours taking them to St. Peter's, the Pantheon, the Forum and the Aventine and Palatine hills. They also took a day trip to Cerveteri, Tarquinia and Santa Severa.

Rome & the Catholic Church First Week in Rome

After almost a week in Rome the Rome & the Catholic Church program participants have visited many monumental sites in the eternal city including: St. Peter's Basilica, San Clemente, the Colosseum and the Vatican Observatory in Castel Gandolfo.

High School Summer Programs Arrive in Rome

The University of Dallas welcomed 52 high school scholars to our Rome campus today to participate in one of three high school study abroad programs: Latin in Rome, Rome & the Catholic Church and Shakespeare in Italy.

Courageous Conversations

In the summer of 2017, Professor of Global Business Ruth May engaged in a conversation triggered by a truth upon which she had stumbled, one that kept nagging at her because no one else seemed to be acknowledging it. Finally, she realized that she would have to be the one to bring it to light.

Commencement

This year's spring commencement ceremony had some new graduates in attendance: six doctor of business administration (DBA) students from the Gupta College of Business.

Spring 2018 Final Group Trip and Retreats

As the spring Rome semester winds to a close the Romers took their last class trip to Northern Italy to see the sites of Venice and Florence and also got to participate in several silent religious retreats to enhance the spiritual journey of their Rome experience.

Alumna's CPA Score is Tops in Texas

On an exam that's known as one of the most difficult professional certification exams, Candice Vermeulen, BA '13 M.S. '15, outshines the field.

Women in Business

The Spring 2018 Women in Business Leadership panel at the University of Dallas focused on helping its students successfully make the transition from classroom to career.

Spring 2018 Greece Trip and Spring Break

March was the busiest travel month for the Spring 2018 Rome class as they journeyed to Greece for a 10-day Odyssey with their class and trekked across Europe on their own during their spring travel break.

Spring 2018 Umbria Trip

The Spring 2018 Rome class made their first class trip of the semester on February 9-11, visiting three beautiful and influential Italian cities in the Umbria region: Subiaco, Assisi, and Orvieto.

Art & Architecture Site Visit to the Roman Forum and Colosseum

The first Art and Architecture visit for the Spring Rome class was to some of the best preserved archaeological sites of Rome: the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. Such sites give modern visitors a very real sense of how life would have been in Ancient Rome, home to one of the world's greatest civilizations.

Appia Antica Walk and Wine Tasting

Spring 2018 Romers concluded their first full week in Italy with a walking excursion along the Via Appia Antica where they stopped to explore the Circus of Maxentius, San Sebastiano and the Catacombs. Upon arriving back to campus they were treated to an evening wine tasting hosted by Msgr. Fucinaro.

First Week in Rome

After months of preparations the spring 2018 Rome class finally arrived to their new home for the next four months on Friday, January 19, the beautiful Eugene Constantin Rome Campus.

Gupta College of Business Welcomes Six New Adjunct Instructors

Over 60 years ago, Robert G. Lynch, the founding dean of the University of Dallas' college of business, then called the Graduate School of Management, set in motion plans for a vision of a business school driven to create leaders for all areas of society -- the sciences, arts, corporations and not-for-profits alike.

A Habit of Service

Ryan Cole and a team of MBA students in the Capstone Consulting program worked with Honor Courage Commitment, a North Texas organization that provides education and resources to train veterans to become entrepreneurs and business owners.

What is the Imagination?

What is the imagination? This great question has been wrestled with in a myriad ways throughout the Western intellectual tradition, whether it be by philosophers, poets, political theorists or psychologists. In the upcoming annual Braniff Conference in the Liberal Arts (Jan. 26-27), the students and faculty of Braniff Graduate School will enter into this dialogue, discussing the role and function of the imagination from a whole host of perspectives and disciplines across the liberal arts.

UD's First Doctor of Business Administration Graduates

This fall, three Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) students successfully defended their dissertations to become the first DBA graduates from the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business at the University of Dallas.

Kingdom of Morocco Collaboration

Central to the University of Dallas's collaboration with the Kingdom of Morocco is one alumnus, Mohammed Aouam, whose commitment to his home country has opened up new and exciting opportunities for the university and its current and future students.

From Bombay to Banking

"My story begins in Bombay. I was 20 years old when I left India to attend Stanford University," explains now chairman, CEO and president of State Bank of Texas, Chan Patel. He goes on to explain to a room of University of Dallas students and alumni that he came to the U.S. with only $600 in his possession.

Northern Italy Trip

The Fall Romers left for their last group trip of the semester on Wednesday, November 8. The group traveled to visit Florence, Venice and Assisi. Some of the highlights of the trip include visits to the Doges' Palace and San Marco in Venice and the Uffizi, Accademia and Duomo in Florence.

Freshman Wins National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

University of Dallas student Jasmine Adams recently won the National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge in New York City for her invention, Smudgies, a fabric makeup removing cloth designed to wipe away unwanted makeup without any added water or cleanser.

Women in Business Leadership Event

The University of Dallas hosted its first-ever Women in Business Leadership panel and networking event, bringing together some of the area's top corporate women leaders to share their experiences with UD students and alumni.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

This month, in recognition of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the University of Dallas hosted the Fall Cyber Forum to help UD students and alumni stay up-to-date on the topics most relevant to the field of cybersecurity.

Greece Trip

The Fall 2017 Rome class headed off for their 10-day trip to Greece on Friday, September 29. The Greece Trip is one of the highlights of the Rome Semester as students travel to some of the greatest cities and the richest sites of the ancient world. The Fall 2017 class explored Athens, Dodona, Delphi, Meteora, Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia and Thermopylae.

The Science of Marketing

Sharon S. Hernández's passion for science has helped her to excel in her current role as a marketing performance strategist at Dex Media.

Campania Trip

The Fall 2017 Rome class made their first class trip of the semester on September 8-10, touring the southern Italian region of Campania, visiting Montecassino, Pompeii, Positano and Paestum.

Art & Architecture Site Visit to the Roman Forum and Colosseum

The first Art and Architecture visit for the Fall Rome class was to some of the best preserved archaeological sites of Rome: the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. Such sites give modern visitors a very real sense of how life would have been in Ancient Rome, home to one of the world's greatest civilizations.

Are You Ready for Some Football?

As a sports agent for Team Sports Agency, Daniel Frid, MBA '15, is dedicated to helping his clients -- professional football players -- achieve their dreams.

Castelli Excursion & Wine Tasting

Fall 2017 Romers concluded their first full week in Italy with a visit to the Castelli Romani where students toured the small towns of Ariccia, Monte Cavo and Castel Gandolfo. Upon arriving back to campus they were treated to a wine tasting hosted by Msgr. Fucinaro.

First Day in Rome

The students awoke bright and early on August 20 to begin their first full day in Rome. They visited St. Peter's Basilica and attended mass and then were led on walking tours around the city by the UD Rome Campus faculty and staff.

Fall 2017 Rome Students Arrive

After months of preparations the fall 2017 Rome class finally arrived to their new home for the next four months on Saturday, August 19, the beautiful Eugene Constantin Rome Campus.

Fritz Roethlisberger Memorial Award

Gupta College of Business faculty members Richard Miller, DBA, and Rosemary Maellaro, Ph.D., were recently awarded the Fritz Roethlisberger Memorial Award for their research article "Getting to the Root of the Problem in Experiential Learning: Using Problem Solving and Collective Reflection to Improve Learning Outcomes."

Arrivederci, Roma!

After three weeks of touring Italy with many explorations into Rome and its surrounding areas, our high school summer programs bid farewell to the Eternal City and a summer of a lifetime.

ARETE = Excellence

Two weeks have flown by fast for our Arete participants. They have flourished in their studies, seen some of the cultural sites of DFW and now return home to further contemplate their learning experience.

Buon Giorno, Roma!

Our high school study abroad programs arrived in the eternal city on July 10 and hit the ground running with a visit to Castel Gandolfo, the pope's summer residence.

The Randy & Judy Paulson Financial Markets Lab

A generous gift from alumnus Randy Paulson, MBA '81, and his wife Judy will support the addition of new technology, including a Bloomberg Terminal in the newly named Paulson Financial Markets Lab.

Arete Participants Arrive on Irving Campus

On Sunday, July 9 the University of Dallas Rome & Summer Programs Office welcomed high school students from across the nation to the Irving campus for the start of the Arete high school summer programs.

Connecting Companies and Classrooms

Joe Popolo, CEO of Freeman Company, the world's largest brand experience company, guest-lectured in Munoz's business-to-business marketing class.

In Memoriam: David Gordon

David Gordon, Ph.D, 78, a former University of Dallas professor, passed away on April 30, 2017. For 40 years, from 1968 to 2008, Gordon was a professor at the University of Dallas, where he taught operations management and directed the industrial management and engineering management programs.

Northern Italy Trip

The Spring Romers left for their last group trip of the semester on Saturday, April 22. The group traveled to visit Florence, Venice and Siena. Some of the highlights of the trip include visits to the Doges' Palace and San Marco in Venice and the Uffizi, Accademia and Duomo in Florence.

University of Dallas College of Business Commencement

University of Dallas Trustee Julie Weber, BA '91, vice president of People for Southwest Airlines, will address the graduate students of the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business during their spring commencement ceremony.

Investing in the Next Generation

The Executives in Residence program aims to connect University of Dallas students with an executive mentor to help them navigate the transition from student to employee. Mentors help educate students about the types of industries and jobs available, provide practical wisdom, practice interviewing skills, and even celebrate job offers together.

St. Beaufort Concert featuring UD alumnus

The UD Rome Campus community enjoyed a concert by a band called St. Beaufort, headed by UD Alumnus Joe Jakubczyk on April 10, 2017. The band is based in Berlin and is currently on tour in Italy.

Men's and Women's Retreats

The men and women of the Spring 2017 Rome class were invited to participate in a silent retreat at the Casa Divin Maestro retreat house on Lake Albano from March 31-April 2, 2017 and April 7-9. The weekend was spent in silent reflection and prayer.

Art & Architecture Site Visit to the Vatican Museums

The Spring 2017 Rome class headed back into the city on April 5 with their Art & Architecture class to visit the Vatican Museums. The museums house some of the most important and well-known classical sculptures and Renaissance masterpieces in the world.