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
The history and philosophy of science (HPS), a program that has been in the works since 2009 and is spearheaded by Assistant Professor of Philosophy Christopher Mirus, is now officially available for students to designate as a concentration.
"Students in the concentration will study the history and philosophy of particular sciences with experts in those fields, while also benefitting from the broader perspectives of historians, philosophers and other nonscientists," according to Mirus.
The concentration requires 15 hours of coursework and includes several new courses such as Scientific Revolutions, Faith and Science and History and Philosophy of Mathematics.
The opening of the concentration coincides with the first lecture of a new series, Science Conversations, which will feature Phillip Sloan, professor emeritus of liberal studies and of history and philosophy of science at the University of Notre Dame, as the speaker on Sept. 27 in the university's Art History Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Sloan will speak on the topic "The Converging Life Sciences and Human Dignity: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives on Contemporary Biophilosophies."
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
Although she can no longer see, Tia does her best, like the mother she still is, to ensure the comfort of those around her from her perch on the edge of her bed. She is one of three elderly residents of St. Adelaide in Grand Prairie, one of Gospel of Life Dwellings' two locations. First conceived by Joe Flaherty, M.D., BA '86, a geriatrician, the idea for these homes was embraced and implemented -- and is continuously sustained -- by numerous UD alumni.+ Read More