On Nov. 1, 2019, the Solemnity of All Saints, the University of Dallas inaugurated its ninth and first alumnus president, Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83.+ Read More
How does an accountant find himself making a gift to the Physics Department's quantum physics laboratory?
For Ed Stanley BA '65 it was in gratitude for the hospitality extended to his grandchildren, who, on a visit to campus, requested to look at the stars through the university's telescope. It will come as no surprise to anyone who's studied astronomy at UD that Professor of Physics Richard Olenick was happy to oblige them.
According to Mr. Stanley, his grandson found Saturn to be "very cool and exciting." His granddaughter thought that "Dr. Olenick was very nice and explained the rings around the planets."
Now, thanks to Mr. Stanley's generosity, physics students will be able to study electronic signal analysis, gamma-ray spectroscopy and work with very low doses of radiation. These experiments will help to prepare students for research in nuclear, atomic and particle physics, as well as other areas.
The equipment that makes these experiments possible is a multi-channel analyzer (MCA). The MCA, to put it simply, converts voltage pulses into data that can be viewed and analyzed with a computer. Also purchased were several electronics modules.
The equipment was used for the first time a few weeks ago.
"Our department has two fundamental guiding principles: the study of political philosophy and the study of American founding principles," said Richard Dougherty, MA '89 PhD '93, associate professor of politics and director of the politics graduate program. It is this emphasis on American political development combined with the quality of faculty and the rigor of the University of Dallas' politics doctoral program that led the U.S. Department of Education to award UD a $250,405 grant for stipend support for politics doctoral students through its Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need program.+ Read More
On Thursday, Sept. 26, several members of the university community gathered to celebrate the completion of Course II of the Studies in Catholic Faith and Culture program, the first component of UD's Liberal Learning for Life initiative. The course is titled "The Person: Tradition and History."+ Read More