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University of Dallas 2012 News

University of Dallas 2012 News

Student Constructs 3-D Printer to Augment Research into Bioprinting

December 14, 2012
Senior biochemistry major Justin Samorajski took matters into his own hands last summer when he decided to build the Physics Department a 3-D printer. Making good use of open source software and construction plans, he presented a proposal to Richard Olenick, professor of physics and department chair, and within a month had amassed a table piled with parts and blueprints.

Koch Foundation Supplements Course on Scottish Enlightenment

December 13, 2012
The Charles G. Koch Foundation is partnering with UD to supplement Scottish Enlightenment, a course taught by Charles Sullivan, associate professor of history and department chair.

Irving Parks Department Recognizes Brown-Marsden, Biology Honor Society for Service to City Parks

December 11, 2012
In a Dec. 10 ceremony, the City of Irving Parks and Recreation Department honored Marcy Brown Marsden, associate professor of biology and associate dean of Constantin College, with a Golden Oak Award and UD's chapter of the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society (TriBeta) with a Community Service Award.

University of Dallas Rome Program Results in Study Abroad Participation that Ranks Among Nation's Highest

December 04, 2012
In the "2012 Open Doors" report released by the Institute of International Education (IIE), the University of Dallas ranks fourth nationally among master's institutions ? and first in Texas ? for the percentage of undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs for academic credit.

School of Ministry Honors Three Distinguished Alumni

December 03, 2012
The School of Ministry presented its Dei Verbum and Lumen Gentium Distinguished Alumni Awards to three deserving alumni at the school's annual Landregan Lecture on Dec. 1.

College of Business Earns AACSB Accreditation

December 03, 2012
The College of Business has earned initial accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The distinction, which is the hallmark of business education excellence, places the college in an elite group; less than five percent of business schools worldwide have earned the accrediting body's accreditation.

Graduate Business Student Receives Texas Business Hall of Fame Scholarship

November 20, 2012
The Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation recently awarded a $10,000 scholarship to UD's Lewis McKenzie II, who is pursuing a master's degree in information technology from the College of Business while working as the chief information officer of PSA Constructors, Inc.

University to Host James Martin, S.J. at Landregan Lecture

November 13, 2012
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.

Faculty, Students Honor Raymond DiLorenzo with Essay Contest

November 12, 2012
English faculty and students gathered on Friday, Nov. 2, to celebrate the life of Raymond DiLorenzo, professor of English at UD from 1972-2005, by announcing the winner of the Raymond DiLorenzo Essay Contest for the best Literary Traditions II research essay.

Rebecca Lowery '15: Sustainable Builder, Philosophy Student

November 05, 2012
Rebecca Lowery '15 spent last June filling tires with dirt and spreading adobe while an intern for Earthship Biotecture, a company that builds sustainable houses out of recycled materials.

Community Leaders Gather at UD, Celebrate Transportation Improvements

November 02, 2012
State Rep. Linda Harper-Brown, Texas Department of Transportation Executive Director Phil Wilson, DART Chair John Danish and UD President Thomas Keefe represented the key stakeholders during a ceremonial ribbon cutting at the University of Dallas on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

University of Dallas Ministry Conference Draws Thousands

November 01, 2012
Last weekend, more than 5,000 people attended the sixth annual University of Dallas Ministry Conference (UDMC), the second largest ministry conference of its kind in the nation. The conference filled all four floors in its new venue, the Irving Convention Center, and provided multicultural worship services and 134 sessions.

Partnership with UTA Results in New Engineering Degree

October 30, 2012
The University of Dallas has signed a letter of intent to offer an engineering dual degree program with the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). The agreement will make it possible for UD students to earn a bachelor of arts degree in physics from UD and bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from UTA.

Five New Members Appointed to University of Dallas Board of Trustees

October 24, 2012
The University of Dallas has announced the appointment of five new members to its Board of Trustees. Kevin Hasson, Fr. Greg Kelly, Bridgett Wagner, Donna Weitzman and Lora Villarreal will begin their three-year terms immediately.

BBC Radio's "The Public Philosopher" Now Available Online

October 23, 2012
The podcast episode of BBC Radio 4's "The Public Philosopher," which was taped in front of a live audience at the University of Dallas on Oct. 7, is now available on the BBC website. UD students held their own in a lively, wide-ranging discussion that touched on many facets of immigration, and even, briefly, on reproductive rights.