Official Statement: Popes Resignation

Official Statement: Popes Resignation

Thomas W. Keefe, president of the University of Dallas, issued this statement today regarding Pope Benedict XVI's announcement on Monday, Feb. 11, that he will resign the office of the papacy effective Feb. 28, 2013.

"The University of Dallas is profoundly grateful for the courage and love Pope Benedict XVI has shown as leader of the Catholic Church. His actions define what it means to serve the Church. We stand in awe of this statement of self sacrifice as we witness a courageous and historic move."

The University of Dallas is one of the nation's most highly regarded Catholic universities and is the only university in North Texas affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. More than 3,200 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs through the Constantin College of Liberal Arts, the College of Business, the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts and the School of Ministry.

While its main campus is in Irving, Texas, the university's Eugene Constantin Campus is situated just outside Rome. From this site operates its nationally-recognized Rome Program, where University of Dallas students spend a semester living and learning by exploring the Eternal City and the many sites that loom large in the history of Roman Catholicism.

News

UD Announces Partnership with IWP

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

Teller Family Finds Friendship, Fraternity in Love of Music

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

UD Engages Conservation, Behavioral Research Efforts with Dallas Zoo

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